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Image copyright Tim Neobard/RAIB Image caption The door of the carriage was open for 23 minutes A door on a passenger train was open for 23 minutes while the vehicle travelled at 80mph (128km/h). A passenger reported it to the driver at Hockley station, in Essex, at 07:20 BST on the Liverpool Street to Southend […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption On Monday, the developer said it had halted the project in March 2018. King’s Cross Central’s developers wanted its facial-recognition software to spot people on the site who had previously committed an offence there. The detail has emerged in a letter one of its managers sent to the London […]

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Image copyright EPA Some flights to and from the UK are facing delays and cancellations due to problems affecting French airspace. British Airways said an air traffic control “outage” had hit flights going through French and Spanish airspace. EasyJet said it was experiencing disruption due to a “partial failure of French air traffic control systems”. […]

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Image caption Councillor Rohit Dasgupta says the leaflets are aimed at intimidating parents Leaflets claiming that new relationship education lessons will encourage primary school children to masturbate have been handed out in east London, the BBC has learned. It comes after protests in Birmingham against LGBT teaching made headlines. Other leaflets said parents “will be […]

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption Twelve officers were injured and needed medical attention, said Scotland Yard Police have been given powers to stop and search in the Notting Hill area after almost 100 people were arrested during the carnival. Officers made 97 arrests for alleged drugs offences, assault and sexual offences at the two-day […]

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Image copyright PA Media The British Airways strike next month is to cause at least five consecutive days of flight cancellations. BA pilots announced three days of strikes – taking place on 9, 10 and 27 September – in a dispute over pay. Despite the first strikes being on 9 and 10 September, some customers […]

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Image copyright Environment Agency Targets for 75% of rivers to be healthy by 2027 are “very unlikely” to be met in England, a charity has warned. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) says rivers are “used as open sewers”. The Environment Agency predicts 75% of rivers in England and along the Scottish and Welsh […]

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption Train passengers were guided by torchlight at some stations during the power cut A lightning strike and the sudden loss of two large electricity generators caused nearly a million people to lose power in England and Wales earlier this month, an interim report has found. The National Grid outage […]

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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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