101273813 junk5 - London Mayor Sadiq Khan plans TfL 'junk food' advert ban
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London Mayor Sadiq Khan plans TfL 'junk food' advert ban

Image caption If Sadiq Khan’s plan goes ahead, junk food adverts would be banned on the London Underground, Overground and across the bus network Junk food advertising could be banned across the entire Transport for London (TfL) network, City Hall has announced. The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says he wants to tackle the “ticking […]

p066tgbk - UKIP politicians argue over alleged 'stripper' insult
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UKIP politicians argue over alleged 'stripper' insult

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGreat Yarmouth Borough Council is now under Conservative control The UKIP home affairs spokesman has been recorded calling a party branch “a disgrace” in a row with its last remaining councillor in a town. David Moreland and Chris Walch swore at each other and pointed fingers in […]

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Soccer Aid: Eric Cantona to play in Old Trafford match

Image copyright Unicef Manchester United and France legend Eric Cantona is to return to the hallowed Old Trafford turf in June. He’ll be playing at Manchester United’s stadium as part of the Soccer Aid charity football match for Unicef. The 51-year-old says: “There is no place like home. Knowing I am coming back to Old […]

101270151 p066s2yn - Royal wedding: Household Cavalry prepare for big day
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Royal wedding: Household Cavalry prepare for big day

Soldiers who served with Prince Harry in Afghanistan have been asked by the groom to take part in his wedding day. The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment have been preparing at Hyde Park Barracks ahead of the wedding on 19 May. The prince served two tours of duty in Afghanistan with the Household Cavalry. Source link

101251533 poldarkknitsscythecollage - Poldark knitted figures 'go global'
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Poldark knitted figures 'go global'

Image copyright BBC / Mammouth Screen / Kwerky Knits Image caption Angela Blay said she “wanted her own little Ross” The cast of the hit BBC One drama Poldark have been re-created as woollen knitted figures that are selling all over the world, the woman behind the dolls has said. The characters are the creation […]

101253001 p066sfzk - Jockey Victoria Smith to ride first race as a woman
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Jockey Victoria Smith to ride first race as a woman

A woman set to race as a transgender jockey has said she finds the prospect “daunting”. Victoria Smith, 52, from Newmarket, Suffolk, won more than 250 races when she was known as Vince Smith and is now set to return to the sport in a charity event in Warwick on 23 May. Source link

101256085 p066sn72 - Third Charlton brother, aged 72, to play for England
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Third Charlton brother, aged 72, to play for England

Tommy Charlton is following in the footsteps of brothers Sir Bobby and Jack by playing for England, at the age of 72. His famous siblings were in the World Cup winning team in 1966. Grandfather-of-six Tommy is to play for his country in the first ever international walking football match on Sunday at Brighton’s Amex […]

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Alzheimer's: How much should you reveal?

Image copyright PA The husband of the actress Barbara Windsor revealed on Thursday that she had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2014. He told The Sun newspaper that it had become more difficult to hide her condition so he now wanted people to know. Deciding how to respond to an Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be difficult […]

101270153 mopeds - London's moped crime hotspots revealed: Check your area
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London's moped crime hotspots revealed: Check your area

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Many offenders take advantage of people distracted by their mobile phones Police in London say they have not lost control of crime committed by moped riders, despite an almost 30-fold increase in offences. Data obtained by the BBC shows a jump in the capital from 827 offences in 2012 […]

p064x6t9 - Drug and alcohol services cut by £162m as deaths increase
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Drug and alcohol services cut by £162m as deaths increase

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThere were 12 drug-related deaths in Barrow between December 2017 and April 2018 Cuts to publicly funded drug and alcohol treatment have contributed to a 26% rise in drug-related deaths, an addiction service has said. Analysis by the BBC found £162m (18%) has been cut from treatment […]

96987382 e465be16 7892 4c93 bcfb 280e86cfc5fa - Lynette White: Police trial collapse report cost £900k
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Lynette White: Police trial collapse report cost £900k

Image copyright 3 Raymond Buildings Barristers Image caption Richard Horwell QC was paid £415,984 for leading the review An independent review into the collapse of a case against eight former police officers who investigated the 1988 murder of Lynette White cost more than £900,000, it has emerged. Richard Horwell QC was paid £415,984 for leading […]

97631474 mediaitem97631471 - Western Isles' first mosque built ahead of Ramadan
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Western Isles' first mosque built ahead of Ramadan

Image copyright Google Image caption The building, seen here before the conversion work began, where the mosque has been built The first mosque to be built in the Western Isles has opened ahead of the beginning of Ramadan. A semi-derelict store building in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis has been converted into the place […]