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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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Camden Music Walk of Fame: Roger Taylor among those on committee

Image copyright EPA/PA Media/BBC Image caption Paul Oakenfold, Roger Taylor and Carl Barât (l-r) are among those who will decide who will be commemorated on the walk Queen drummer Roger Taylor and DJ Paul Oakenfold are among those who will oversee a new Music Walk of Fame, its organisers...

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Zoe Orton: Deptford murder inquiry after body find

Image copyright Google Image caption Police officers were called to Zoe Orton’s home on McMillan Street on Monday A murder investigation has been launched after the discovery of a woman’s body in south-east London. Police were called to an address on McMillan Street in Deptford on Monday morning after...

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Knife crime reaches new high, police figures show

Image copyright Getty Images Knife crime in England and Wales has increased again, according to the latest figures from police forces. In the 12 months to the end of June 2019, knife crime offences rose by 7%, reaching a record high. But the picture on knife crime is mixed...

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British IS fighters taken into US custody, says Trump

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Islamic State ‘Beatles’ duo were interviewed by the BBC in August 2018 Two of the so-called “IS Beatles” have been taken out of Syria to “a secure location controlled by the US”, President Donald Trump has said. El Shafee Elsheikh...

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