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Coronavirus pandemic: Tracking the global outbreak

Image copyright Getty Images Coronavirus is continuing its spread across the world, with more than three million confirmed cases in 185 countries and more than 200,000 deaths. The United States alone has more than one million confirmed cases – four times as many as any other country. This series...

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Tottenham Hotspur v Middlesbrough – BBC Sport

Ashley Fletcher put Middlesbrough ahead in the 1-1 draw with Tottenham on 5 January BBC coverage How to follow: Watch live on BBC One from 20:00 GMT, with build-up on the iPlayer from19:30; listen on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio; text commentary on the BBC Sport...

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‘Exhausted’ London bus drivers could strike

Image caption The Unite union says drivers are suffering chronic fatigue and have “had enough” London bus drivers are so exhausted they are at risk of being a danger to passengers and other road users, a union has said. Unite plans to ballot its 20,000 members and said if...

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‘Wrong saveloy and chips order’ among nuisance 999 calls

Image copyright PA A mistake with a chip shop order and an out-of-date packet of biscuits were among more than 22,000 time-wasting calls to the Met Police this year. The force said its call handlers had identified 22,491 hoax 999 calls in the first 11 months of 2019. These...

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Suspect accused of double murders near London

Image caption A man has been charged with murdering two people found fatally stabbed A man has been charged with the murders of two men, whose bodies were found within hours of each other. Kaziku Tuwisana, 31, was arrested after the body of a man, 30, in the boot...

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Champions League draw: Man City face Real Madrid, Liverpool draw Atletico

Manchester City will face Real Madrid while holders Liverpool have been drawn against Atletico Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League. Chelsea take on Bayern Munich in a repeat of the 2012 final won by the Blues while Tottenham face RB Leipzig. In the pick of the...

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Public counter-terror training course launched by police

Image copyright Getty Images Free online training for the public on how to react to a terrorism incident is being made available by police. The course devised by UK counter-terrorism officers and experts was previously only open to company staff working in crowded places such as shopping centres. Counter...

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London Bridge: Johnson and Corbyn to attend vigil

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Jack Merritt was a co-ordinator of the Learning Together programme and Saskia Jones was a volunteer on the programme Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn are among those expected to attend a vigil for the victims of the London Bridge attack in the capital...

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General election 2019: Labour vows to cap rent rises for private tenants

Image copyright Getty Images Labour has vowed to “put bad landlords out of business” and bring in rent controls in England, if it wins power. Private rents would not be allowed to go up by more than inflation – and landlords would be fined for letting out sub-standard property....

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Saracens salary cap breach: Premiership champions face deadline to contest sanctions

Saracens have won four of the past five Premiership titles Saracens are still to formally contest their points deduction and fine for breaching the Premiership salary cap before Monday’s midnight deadline. They face a 35-point deduction and £5.36m fine after an inquiry into business partnerships between owner Nigel Wray...

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