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Image copyright Reuters Jo Johnson, the younger brother of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, is resigning as an MP and minister, saying he is “torn between family loyalty and the national interest”. The business minister and Tory MP for Orpington, south-east London, cited an “unresolvable tension” in his role. Mr Johnson voted Remain in the 2016 […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHS2: How much work has already been done? Phase one of the HS2 high-speed railway between London and Birmingham faces a delay of up to five years, Transport Minister Grant Shapps has said. The London to Birmingham stage was due to open at the end of 2026, […]

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Image copyright EPA Some flights to and from the UK are facing delays and cancellations due to problems affecting French airspace. British Airways said an air traffic control “outage” had hit flights going through French and Spanish airspace. Easyjet said it was experiencing disruption due to a “partial failure of French air traffic control systems”. […]

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Image caption Councillor Rohit Dasgupta says the leaflets are aimed at intimidating parents Leaflets claiming that new relationship education lessons will encourage primary school children to masturbate have been handed out in east London, the BBC has learned. It comes after protests in Birmingham against LGBT teaching made headlines. Other leaflets said parents “will be […]

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption Twelve officers were injured and needed medical attention, said Scotland Yard Police have been given powers to stop and search in the Notting Hill area after almost 100 people were arrested during the carnival. Officers made 97 arrests for alleged drugs offences, assault and sexual offences at the two-day […]

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Image copyright PA Media The British Airways strike next month is to cause at least five consecutive days of flight cancellations. BA pilots announced three days of strikes – taking place on 9, 10 and 27 September – in a dispute over pay. Despite the first strikes being on 9 and 10 September, some customers […]

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Image copyright Environment Agency Targets for 75% of rivers to be healthy by 2027 are “very unlikely” to be met in England, a charity has warned. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) says rivers are “used as open sewers”. The Environment Agency predicts 75% of rivers in England and along the Scottish and Welsh […]

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption Train passengers were guided by torchlight at some stations during the power cut A lightning strike and the sudden loss of two large electricity generators caused nearly a million people to lose power in England and Wales earlier this month, an interim report has found. The National Grid outage […]

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Image copyright Google Image caption The woman was found with stab wounds at a property in Raymead Avenue at 03:30 BST A woman who was about eight months pregnant has been stabbed to death in south London. The woman, 26, was found with stab wounds at a home in Raymead Avenue, Thornton Heath, Croydon, at […]

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