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McStrike: Why unhappy workers walked out

A number of McDonald’s workers went on strike calling for a pay rise and improved conditions. They want a rise in pay to £15 an hour, an end to youth rates, the choice of guaranteed hours of up to 40 hours a week, notice of shifts four weeks in...

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Extinction Rebellion: High Court rules London protest ban unlawful

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Extinction Rebellion protests continued in London following the city-wide ban A police ban on Extinction Rebellion protests in London last month was unlawful, High Court judges have ruled. The Metropolitan Police imposed the ban, which prevented two or more people from the group...

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Grenfell: Resign now, survivors tell fire chief after critical inquiry report

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGrenfell families: “There was a serious lack of common sense” Survivors and bereaved relatives of the Grenfell Tower fire have called for London Fire Brigade chief Dany Cotton to resign – after a highly critical report from the inquiry into the...

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Dennis Nilsen: Serial killer died in ‘excruciating pain’

Image copyright PA Image caption Dennis Nilsen was jailed for life in 1983 for the murder of six men Serial killer Dennis Nilsen spent his final hours in his cell in “excruciating pain” with internal bleeding, his inquest has heard. Nilsen, who admitted murdering at least 15 men and...

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Carl Fletcher: Leyton Orient appoint ex-Plymouth boss as head coach

League Two side Leyton Orient have appointed former Plymouth manager Carl Fletcher as their new head coach. The 39-year-old ex-Wales midfielder has agreed a contract until the end of the end of the 2020-21 season. He replaces Ross Embleton, who had been interim head coach since June following the...

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Boris Johnson fails to answer Arcuri questions, says London Assembly

Image copyright Rex Features Ltd Image caption Boris Johnson spoke at four of Jennifer Arcuri’s events in London when he was mayor Boris Johnson is under fire for failing to provide details of his contacts with US businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri to a London Assembly inquiry. The PM responded to...

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