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Trafalgar Square Christmas tree: ‘Sparse’ spruce ridiculed

Image caption The tree is being decorated and lit at 18:00 GMT on Thursday “Britain’s most famous Christmas tree” has been branded a turkey over its “sparse” foliage and “anaemic” appearance. Since 1947, a Norwegian spruce has been installed every year in the centre of Trafalgar Square. But some...

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Nuno Espirito Santo is a potential replacement if Arsenal sack Unai Emery

Unai Emery’s Arsenal are eight points adrift of the top four in the Premier League Arsenal have identified Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo as a potential replacement for Unai Emery if the Gunners decide to sack the Spaniard. Head coach Emery is under pressure after a winless run of...

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General election 2019: ‘We’re just represented by white people’

Young people from black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds (BAME) have described how they feel the 2019 general election has failed so far to take on their views or represent them. Students at London’s Westminster Kingsway College talked about the issues they care about and the changes they would...

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London Underground: Victoria Line staff to strike

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union will walk out for 24 hours from 22:00 on 27 November Train drivers on the Victoria Line are to go on strike following a falling out with London Underground (LU) for “breaking promises”. Members of...

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London Piccadilly Theatre ceiling collapses on audience

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionActor Wendell Pierce apologised for the roof collapse Five people were taken to hospital and several others were injured when a roof collapsed during a Piccadilly Theatre show in London’s West End. The venue in Denman Street was packed for a...

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How pianos became part of the furniture at UK railway stations

Image copyright Phil Coomes The sound of someone tinkling the ivories has become commonplace at UK railway stations. But who plays them, what is their appeal and how did the trend take hold? Every Monday and Friday, Denis Robinson, 92, makes the 30-minute trip from his home in Sutton,...

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Truth Hurts: Lizzo credits writer of ‘DNA test’ tweet

Image copyright Getty Images / Mina Lioness / Twitter “I just took a DNA Test, turns out I’m a credited writer for the number one song on Billboard.” That’s what British singer Mina Lioness tweeted after officially being credited as a writer on Lizzo’s song Truth Hurts. The row...

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Defiant head vows to keep unregistered school open

Image caption Ms Ali does not usually wear a niqab but said she wanted to keep a low profile for her interview The head teacher of an unregistered school, prosecuted for operating it illegally, has said it has a “unique” approach and will remain open. Nadia Ali, of Ambassadors...

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Thirteen charged over UK’s ‘biggest drugs conspiracy’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA flat in Hammersmith in London was one of the properties raided on Tuesday Police investigating what they say is the UK’s biggest ever drugs conspiracy have charged 13 men. The charges of conspiracy to import drugs follow a National Crime...

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