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Man charged over fatal stabbing near Harrods, London

Image copyright Marius Zarnescu Image caption Mohammed Abdullah Al Araimi was stabbed in Knightsbridge near Harrods A man has been charged with murder after a fatal stabbing near the luxury department store Harrods. Mohammed Abdullah Al Araimi, 20, died at the scene near the Knightsbridge store on 5 December...

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Rail fares rise by 2.7%, hitting millions of commuters

Image copyright Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Millions of commuters will have to pay an average of 2.7% more for train tickets from today. The rise, announced by industry body the Rail Delivery Group in November, is lower than the 3.1% increase at the start of last year. Train companies say...

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Battersea shooting: Man shot dead in front of family ‘just yards from home’

Image copyright PA Media Image caption The 36-year-old was shot “just yards from home” in Battersea A man shot dead on Christmas Eve was attacked in front of his family after a night out, police said. Officers were called to Battersea Church Road in south west London at about...

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IPL auction: Eoin Morgan signs for Kolkata Knight Riders

Eoin Morgan has joined IPL outfit Kolkata Knight Riders for a second time having previously played for them between 2011 and 2013 England’s Eoin Morgan, Jason Roy, Chris Woakes and Sam Curran have all earned six-figure contracts in the Indian Premier League’s player auction. Morgan, who led England to...

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Jimi Hendrix cleared of blame for UK parakeet release

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...

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Oval Four: Men have convictions quashed in corrupt detective case

Image copyright Winston Trew Image caption Winston Trew said his life fell apart after he served eight months in prison Three men who were jailed nearly 50 years ago on the evidence of a corrupt police officer have had their convictions quashed. Winston Trew, Sterling Christie, now both 69,...

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Jaden Moodie stabbing: ‘Yellow-gloved killer set out to murder rival’

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Jaden Moodie is the youngest person to be stabbed to death in London in 2019 A 14-year-old boy was murdered by a “yellow-gloved attacker” who was part of a gang that set out to murder a rival, a court heard. Jaden Moodie was...

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Andrew Lloyd Webber tackles West End ticket touts

Image copyright Getty Andrew Lloyd Webber has announced he is to join forces with ticket resellers Twickets in a bid to beat touts. The theatrical grandee, whose LW playhouses include The London Palladium and the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, hopes the move will bring consumer-friendly ticket resale to the...

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Michael Weir guilty of 1998 ‘double jeopardy’ murders

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Michael Weir was found guilty of two counts of murder at the Old Bailey A jewel thief who beat two elderly people to death in their own homes has been convicted of their murders two decades on. Michael Weir fatally attacked 78-year-old Leonard...

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Peter Handscomb: Australia batsman becomes new Middlesex captain

Peter Handscomb’s last ODI for Australia was the World Cup semi-final loss to England in July Australia batsman Peter Handscomb has joined Middlesex on a two-year deal and will be the club’s new County Championship and One-Day Cup captain. Handscomb has made 40 international appearances across all three formats...

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