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Image copyright PA Campaigners have lost a High Court challenge against the government’s decision to approve plans for a third runway at London’s Heathrow airport. Five councils, residents, environmental charities and London Mayor Sadiq Khan brought the action after MPs backed the plans in June. The campaigners said the runway would effectively create a “new […]

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Alex Day captained England to the World Under-20 Championship in 2013 Saracens have signed Cornish Pirates scrum-half Alex Day, who will join the Premiership side this summer. The 26-year-old former Northampton Saints youngster is a former England Under-20 international. “I’d like to thank everyone at Cornish Pirates for everything they have done for me,” Day […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Knife crime across England and Wales rose to record levels last year, figures show. Police recorded 40,829 offences involving knives or sharp instruments in 2018, up 6% on the year before. Office for National Statistics data shows cases of murder and manslaughter, excluding terror attacks, increased by 12%. There were 732 […]

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Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump will make a state visit to the UK in early June, Buckingham Palace is expected to announce later. The president was promised the visit by Prime Minister Theresa May after he was elected in 2016 – but no date was set. Downing Street did not comment on […]

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Damian Penaud scored a superb individual try for Clermont in the first half European Challenge Cup ASM Clermont Auvergne (26) 32 Tries: Lee, Penaud Cons: Parra 2 Pens: Parra 4 Drop goals: Lopez 2 Harlequins (8) 27 Tries: Brown, Robshaw, Lang, Dombrandt Cons: Smith 2 Pen: Smith Clermont Auvergne proved too strong for Premiership side […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Some 400 climate-change protesters have been arrested after several days of demonstrations in central London. Despite the arrests, the Extinction Rebellion activists say they will continue with their protests, which have caused traffic gridlock in places and disruption to parts of London’s public transport network. Policing of the protests has been […]

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters have blocked traffic on roads in central London, including Waterloo Bridge, since Monday Climate change activists aiming to “shut down London” have entered their third day of protests. Extinction Rebellion protesters have been blocking traffic at Marble Arch, Waterloo Bridge, Parliament Square and Oxford Circus since Monday. Almost 300 […]

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Image copyright PA Private landlords will no longer be able to evict tenants at short notice without good reason under new government plans. The change is intended to protect renters from “unethical” landlords, the government said. Section 21 notices allow landlords to evict renters without a reason at the end of their fixed term tenancy. […]

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