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Image copyright Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Image caption Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been detained in Iran since April 2016 Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran for alleged spying, is now in a hospital psychiatric ward, her husband says. Richard Ratcliffe said he feared the Iranian Revolutionary Guard could be isolating his wife in a Tehran hospital […]

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A London restaurant has committed to running its business without single-use plastics. There are more than 15,000 restaurants in the city, and most are using a large amount of single-use plastics including cling film to cover food. Spring, which is based at Somerset House in Aldwych, has stopped using cling film and plastic straws and […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Dust from car brakes and tyres will still pollute city air even when the vehicle fleet has gone all-electric, a report has warned. Fragments of microplastics from tyres, road surfaces and brakes will also flow into rivers, and ultimately into the sea, government advisers say. Ministers say they want to pass […]

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Image copyright Reuters Deutsche Bank has made the first of the 18,000 job cuts announced on Sunday as part of a radical reorganisation. Staff working in share trading in London, New York and Tokyo were told that their jobs were going. In London, some staff stayed away from work after being told their passes would […]

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Liverpool supporters are one of four groups calling for changes from Uefa Fan groups from Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham have been given backing to demand Uefa improve access to major finals. The four clubs contested the Champions League and Europa League finals last season but issues around ticket prices and travel prompted heavy criticism. […]

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Image copyright Getty images British policing resources have been “drained to dangerously low levels”, five ex Met Police chiefs have warned. The former commissioners, who ran London’s police force from 1993 to 2017, said cuts had “contributed to the feeling of lawlessness” generated by knife crime and “county lines drugs.” They called for a royal […]

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Image copyright Google Image caption Six women were attacked in South Norwood Country Park A 16-year-old boy has been charged with sexually assaulting women in a park. Six women, aged from their early 30s to mid 60s, were attacked during the daytime in South Norwood Country Park in Croydon, south London, between 3 May and […]

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Will Fraine struck 121 for Yorkshire’s second team on the same ground earlier this month Specsavers County Championship Division One, North Marine Road, Scarborough (day one): Yorkshire 327: Fraine 106, Lyth 55, Patterson 46; Clark 5-77 Surrey 48-0: Stoneman 28* Yorkshire (3 pts) lead Surrey (3 pts) by 279 runs Scorecard Yorkshire opener Will Fraine […]

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London promoter Tail & Twist have thrown an “eco disco”. They claim it’s London’s first ever single-use plastic-free party. The guests were given reusable metal cups on the door, they used straws made from avocado pips and even the glitter was plastic-free. But with deliveries arriving shrink-wrapped, how possible is it to party without plastic? […]

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