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Student protest police officer cleared of baton attack

Image caption About 10,000 people marched through London as part of the student fees protest in 2010 A police officer accused of hitting a student over the head with a baton during a protest nine years ago has been cleared of misconduct. A panel concluded on Thursday that an...

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Oval Four: Men have convictions quashed in corrupt detective case

Image copyright Winston Trew Image caption Winston Trew said his life fell apart after he served eight months in prison Three men who were jailed nearly 50 years ago on the evidence of a corrupt police officer have had their convictions quashed. Winston Trew, Sterling Christie, George Griffiths and...

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Arsenal v Eintracht Frankfurt: Granit Xhaka returns after five-game absence

Unai Emery has hinted that former captain Granit Xhaka is in line to return to the squad against Frankfurt BBC coverage How to follow: Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website Midfielder Granit Xhaka will make his first Arsenal appearance since October after being named in the starting...

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Black Wetherspoon’s customer boycotts pub over banana order

Image caption Mark D’Arcy-Smith said he and his friend are now boycotting the Wetherspoon’s pub in Bromley A Wetherspoon’s customer who had a banana sent to his table in an act of racial abuse is boycotting the pub. Mark D’arcy-Smith was drinking with a friend at The Richmal Crompton...

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Champions Cup: Saracens under spotlight as holders begin European title defence

Saracens beat Leinster 20-10 to win the Champions cup last season Europe’s elite begin their Champions Cup campaigns this weekend. A lot of attention will be focused on holders Saracens, who were docked 35 points for breaching the Premiership Rugby salary cap, when they face Racing 92 in Paris...

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Saracens salary cap scandal: ‘I don’t think the trophies should stand’ – Danny Care

Danny Care scored a try against Saracens when Harlequins played them at the Stoop in October 2018 Saracens should lose their trophies after breaching salary cap rules, says England scrum-half Danny Care. Saracens face being docked 35 points and fined £5.36m after an inquiry into business dealings between owner...

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Croydon tram crash driver Alfred Dorris will not be prosecuted

Image caption Seven people were killed when a tram derailed near to Sandilands tram stop in November 2016 The driver of a tram that crashed in Croydon and killed seven people will not face prosecution for manslaughter. More than 50 people were injured when the tram derailed near Sandilands...

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Zoe Orton: Deptford murder inquiry after body find

Image copyright Google Image caption Police officers were called to Zoe Orton’s home on McMillan Street on Monday A murder investigation has been launched after the discovery of a woman’s body in south-east London. Police were called to an address on McMillan Street in Deptford on Monday morning after...

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Knife crime increases again, police figures show

Image copyright Getty Images Knife crime in England and Wales has increased again, according to the latest figures from police forces. In the 12 months to the end of June 2019, knife crime offences rose by 7%, reaching a record high. But the picture on knife crime is mixed...

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British IS fighters taken into US custody, says Trump

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Islamic State ‘Beatles’ duo were interviewed by the BBC in August 2018 Two of the so-called “IS Beatles” have been taken out of Syria to “a secure location controlled by the US”, President Donald Trump has said. El Shafee Elsheikh...

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