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Image copyright Goldsmith’s University Image caption Non-native parakeets have thrived across the country since first being “officially” seen in the 1860s, the researchers note The rumour parakeets arrived in the UK when rock star Jimi Hendrix released a pair in London’s Carnaby Street in the swinging 60s has finally been scotched. They also didn’t escape […]

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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 have been unimpressed by the 2019 […]

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Image copyright PA Image caption The RMT has announced drivers and guards will take 27 days of industrial action A 27-day rail strike during December and New Year will go ahead after two days of talks ended without agreement. The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union said its members at South Western Railway (SWR) will […]

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Image copyright Met Police Image caption Scotland Yard raided 16 addresses across east London on Thursday morning Seventeen people have been arrested in early morning raids across east London in an international human trafficking investigation. Officers went to 16 addresses after working with Romanian police, who simultaneously raided four addresses in Romania and arrested one […]

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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 performance of the Arthur Miller play […]

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Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption Josh Hanson was pronounced dead at the scene of the attack at the RE bar in Hillingdon A pub-goer slashed the neck of a 21-year-old man in an act of “pitiless savagery” then went on the run for more than three years, a court has heard. Shane O’Brien, 31, […]

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Image copyright Olivia Rose Image caption Kano has made music with Gorillaz, Craig David, Chase & Status and Wiley Kano’s last album – the 2016 MOBO-winning Made in the Manor – was an introspective reflection on his journey, friends, family and rivals. This time around, with knife crime on the rise again, the east London […]

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