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Image caption Ranae James, now a graphic designer, was excluded dozens of time during a tough period Black pupils are disproportionately hit with fixed-term exclusions in England – by three times as many in some places, data shows. Pupils with black ethnicity have higher temporary exclusion rates in two-thirds of local authority areas, new analysis […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Indoor performances, with socially distanced audiences, can resume in England from 1 August The government has been too slow to respond to the “existential threat” faced by live theatre, music and other culture, a committee of MPs has said. Minsiters “consistently failed to recognise” the challenges Covid-19 posed to […]

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Image copyright Reuters John Lewis has announced it is permanently closing eight of its stores, putting 1,300 workers at risk. The retailer said it had to “secure the business’s long-term future and respond to customers’ shopping needs”. Department stores in Birmingham and Watford will not reopen as the coronavirus lockdown eases. At Home stores in […]

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Lyle Taylor was boss Lee Bowyer’s first signing after taking charge in 2018 Charlton have released top-scorer Lyle Taylor after the forward refused to agree a contract extension. The 30-year-old has not played since the Championship resumed last month after being halted due to coronavirus. Having scored 11 goals in 22 appearances this season, manager […]

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Image copyright Snapchat Image caption Police attended an illegal street party in Angell Town in Brixton Twenty-two police officers have been injured and their vehicles damaged during clashes at an illegal street party in south-east London. Police were called following complaints from residents about noise and violence near Angell Town in Brixton on Wednesday night. […]

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Image copyright PA Dame Vera Lynn, the Forces’ Sweetheart whose songs helped raise morale in World War Two, has died aged 103. The singer’s family confirmed she died on Thursday morning surrounded by her close relatives. “The family are deeply saddened to announce the passing of one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers at the age of […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Coronavirus is continuing its spread across the world, with more than seven million confirmed cases in 188 countries. Some 400,000 people have lost their lives. This series of maps and charts tracks the global outbreak of the virus since it emerged in China in December last year. How many cases and […]

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Image copyright @DRNimages1 Image caption Officers were called to Energen Close in Harlesden A young child was among four people hurt in a shooting in north London, police have said. Shots were fired in Energen Close, Harlesden, at about 21:45 BST, Scotland Yard said. The child and a man were taken to hospital with gunshot […]

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Image copyright @AliBebul Image caption Ten crews of firefighters were sent to tackle the blaze in Bethnal Green Four people have been rescued from a fire at flats in Bethnal Green, east London. Eighty firefighters were sent to Hadleigh Close after the fire broke out at about 03:30 BST. London Fire Brigade said it took […]

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