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Image caption Robert Jenrick has insisted he did not show any bias Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick acted properly and with propriety over his approval of a £1bn property scheme in East London, the government says. Mr Jenrick approved the scheme 14 days before the developer gave the Conservative Party £12,000. Labour said the sequence of […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Thomas Guy made his fortune through ownership of a large amount of shares in the South Sea Company Statues and street names in London with links to slavery “should be taken down”, the city’s mayor has said. Sadiq Khan said he had set up a commission to review the […]

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Image copyright Music Core Ltd Recent conversations about racism are empowering more black women to speak about their experiences in the music industry, says singer Kelli-Leigh. Kelli-Leigh has voiced two UK No.1 singles and a string of club hits, but has struggled to find label support for her own music. The singer from south London […]

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Some people across Britain, including here in Manchester, already choose to wear masks Doctors have urged the government to make face coverings compulsory in all places where social distancing is not possible, not just on public transport. All passengers on public transport in England must wear a covering from 15 […]

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Image copyright Charles Dickens Museum/Oliver Clyde Image caption This image has been released ahead of the anniversary of Charles Dickens’ death on 9 June Black-and-white photographs of Charles Dickens have been “colourised” using digital techniques to reveal a true likeness of the 19th Century novelist. The Charles Dickens Museum researched the writer’s fashion styles and […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Children will be returning to school after spending 10 weeks at home Primary schools in England are beginning to bring back more pupils but half of parents might not send in their children, surveys suggest. There is a very mixed local picture in how schools are reopening, and in […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Lockdown restrictions are gradually being eased across the UK, but the rules are different in each of the four nations. So, who can you meet and what can you do? How many people can I meet? By Monday, all four UK nations are due to have guidelines in place allowing more […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The development would have built 1,500 new homes on Westferry Road, the Isle of Dogs Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has accepted he approved a £1bn east London housing development unlawfully. The 1,500-home development on the Isle of Dogs, Tower Hamlets, was approved on 14 January – the day before […]

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Image caption The Southbank Centre closed on 17 March London’s Southbank Centre could be closed until at least April 2021 due to the impact of coronavirus. The Southbank Centre which closed on 17 March is planning to cancel events from September to November. It is forecasting a “best-case-scenario” loss of £5.1m for this financial year. […]

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Image copyright Tom O’Leary Image caption Hampton Court Palace has 1,300 rooms and apartments and was a favourite residence of Henry VIII The Spring Bank Holiday would usually see thousands of tourists descend upon the UK’s historic palaces, mansions and stately homes. But these incredible buildings and gardens, which were once homes for royals and […]

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