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Author: Plumbers Kensington

New cycle lanes are making it difficult for wheelchair users to hail taxis in London, according to campaigners. Pop-up cycle lanes have been introduced across London as part of a £5bn package to encourage greener modes of transport, but the lanes mean taxis are often unable to pull up to the pavement. Disability equality consultant […]

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Image copyright Museum of the Home Image caption The statue of Sir Robert Geffrye is on the almshouses which make up the Museum of the Home A London museum is to retain a statue of merchant Sir Robert Geffrye despite a consultation finding that most people wanted it removed. The statue of Sir Robert, who […]

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Unai Emery led Arsenal to last season’s Europa League final Former Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been appointed as manager of La Liga side Villarreal on the three-year deal. The 48-year-old Spaniard succeeds Javi Calleja, who left the club despite a fifth-placed finish that secured a Europa League spot. Emery has been out of work […]

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Steph Catley will be joining Australia team-mate Sam Kerr, who joined Chelsea in November, in the Women’s Super League Arsenal Women have made experienced Australia defender Steph Catley their first summer signing. The 26-year-old full-back joins the Gunners from Melbourne Victory and has won 82 caps for the Matildas since her international debut aged 18. […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Leeds City Council said the government needed to step in and help stabilise local authority finances Some of the largest UK councils say they may have to declare themselves effectively bankrupt unless the government agrees to further support. Five councils said emergency spending controls – so-called section 114 notices […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Pub chain Greene King and insurance market Lloyd’s of London have apologised for their historical links to the slave trade. One of Greene King’s founders owned a number of plantations in the Caribbean. Meanwhile, maritime insurance – which was focused at Lloyd’s – thrived on the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Both corporations […]

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Image copyright Met Police Image caption Alexander Kareem died from gunshot wounds to his chest and abdomen A man shot dead in west London has been named by police as 20-year-old Alexander Kareem. Mr Kareem was killed after suffering gunshot wounds to his chest and abdomen on Askew Road in Shepherd’s Bush just after midnight […]

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