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Trafalgar Square Christmas tree: ‘Sparse’ spruce ridiculed

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...

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Nuno Espirito Santo is a potential replacement if Arsenal sack Unai Emery

Unai Emery’s Arsenal are eight points adrift of the top four in the Premier League Arsenal have identified Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo as a potential replacement for Unai Emery if the Gunners decide to sack the Spaniard. Head coach Emery is under pressure after a winless run of...

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General election 2019: ‘We’re just represented by white people’

Young people from black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds (BAME) have described how they feel the 2019 general election has failed so far to take on their views or represent them. Students at London’s Westminster Kingsway College talked about the issues they care about and the changes they would...

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London Underground: Victoria Line staff to strike

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union will walk out for 24 hours from 22:00 on 27 November Train drivers on the Victoria Line are to go on strike following a falling out with London Underground (LU) for “breaking promises”. Members of...

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Algorithms helping patients on ventilators at London hospitals

Imperial College London and the Royal Brompton Hospital have found a way to make ventilators more precise for individual intensive care patients. The trial involves a monitor next to a patient’s bed that will collect data showing their breathing patterns and lung capacity. Doctors and nurses will use the...

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How pianos became part of the furniture at UK railway stations

Image copyright Phil Coomes The sound of someone tinkling the ivories has become commonplace at UK railway stations. But who plays them, what is their appeal and how did the trend take hold? Every Monday and Friday, Denis Robinson, 92, makes the 30-minute trip from his home in Sutton,...

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Worcester Park fire: Flats ‘still at risk from missing or useless fire stops’

Image copyright London Fire Brigade Image caption A four-storey block of flats was destroyed in September’s fire on the Hamptons estate Residents on two housing estates where blocks of flats burned down have been left at risk because of fire stopping measures in buildings being “missing or useless”, the...

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Extinction Rebellion: Celebrity backers admit ‘hypocrisy’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hundreds defied the protest ban to gather in Trafalgar Square Celebrity Extinction Rebellion supporters have admitted in an open letter being “hypocrites” over their high-carbon lifestyles. But stars including Benedict Cumberbatch, who last week joined London protests, called for “systemic change” to the...

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‘Our kids are feared’: Knife crime’s impact on one London borough

The borough of Haringey in north London has one of the highest rates of knife crime in the capital. The BBC’s Clive Myrie hears from community members – including teachers, a retired policewoman, a bus driver and a social worker – about their experiences and perceptions of knife crime....

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