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Poliovirus likely spreading in London, repeatedly detected in sewage

A vaccine-derived version of poliovirus has repeatedly surfaced in London sewage over the past several months, suggesting there may be a cryptic or hidden spread among some unvaccinated people, UK health officials announced Wednesday. No polio cases have been reported so far, nor any identified cases of paralysis. But sewage sampling in one London treatment […]

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Massive sinkhole opens up in south-east London

A sinkhole spanning the entire breadth of a residential street has opened up in south-east London. The hole which measures approximately seven metres by seven metres and is four metres deep emerged on Tuesday evening when the road in Bexleyheath started cracking. Police said they were called to Martens Avenue just before 9:00pm and that […]

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England: Trespasser causes major rail disruption after getting on the tracks

As many as 100 trains were delayed and at least 20 trains cancelled on the line between London and Edinburgh after a trespasser got on the tracks. The Network Rail has warned of major disruption until the end of service as people try get to and from Platinum Jubilee celebrations in London. The trespasser was […]

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Queen Elizabeth II and Paddington Bear open Jubilee concert

Tens of thousands of people flocked to Buckingham Palace to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee on Saturday and watch a pop concert that started with the 96-year-old monarch having tea with Paddington Bear. In a short video, the queen revealed that she kept the Bear’s favourite, a marmalade sandwich inside her ever-present handbag. She then […]

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Intruder reportedly spends the night at barracks near Windsor Castle, investigation launched

The British Army is investigating after an intruder reportedly spent the night at a barracks close to Windsor Castle, alongside Royal guardsmen. The Sun newspaper reported that police were alerted to reports of the intruder at Victoria Barracks, home to the Coldstream Guards, in Windsor last Wednesday. The man approached soldiers pretending to be a […]

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Driver fined after his car’s shadow sneaks into disabled parking space

A driver has been fined £65 for leaving the shadow of his car in a disabled space. Matthew Cole had left his silver Ford estate outside the Blackheath Post Office in Lewisham, London, in March. The shadow of his car had crept into a nearby handicapped space. The following month Matthew was “stunned” after being […]

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UK court order takes WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange closer to being extradited to US

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a step closer to being extradited to the United States following an order by a United Kingdom court. With Assange supporters gathered outside, the Westminster Magistrates’ court in London formally issued an order on Wednesday to extradite the Australian to the US to face spying charges for publishing a trove […]

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London woman survives on chips, crisps and chicken nuggets due to food phobia since the last 22 years

A woman in London has been surviving on chips, crisps and chicken nuggets, due to a food phobia, for the last 22 years. Summer Monro, 25, from Cambridge, London, suffers from avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), which turned her off vegetables permanently after an accident that occurred when she was force-fed mashed potato by […]

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Prince Andrew settles civil sexual assault case brought by Virginia Giuffre

Prince Andrew has settled a civil sexual assault case brought against him in the US by Virginia Giuffre. Ms Giuffre had been suing the Duke of York, claiming he sexually assaulted her on three occasions when she was 17, allegations he has repeatedly denied. A letter filed to the US district court on Tuesday said […]

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Passenger arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of raping woman in business class

A passenger was arrested at Heathrow Airport after a woman said she was raped in business class on an overnight transatlantic flight from New Jersey. The woman said she was attacked by a 40-year-old man while others slept on the flight from Newark on 31 January. Officers boarded the United Airlines plane after it landed […]

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Mysterious diamond thought to have come from outer space goes up for auction

A billion-year-old black diamond thought to have come from outer space is going up for auction. Named The Enigma, it is believed to be the largest cut diamond on earth and may have formed from a meteoric impact. At 555.55 carats the gem is considered extremely heavy for a diamond, weighing about the same as […]

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Qatar Airways cancels 6 billion order with Airbus over peeling paint dispute

Airbus has cancelled a $6 billion contract with Qatar Airways for 50 of its new A321neo passenger jets, escalating a legal battle between the two companies over paint on the recently delivered A350s. Qatar Airways called Airbus’s decision announced on Friday “a matter of considerable regret and frustration”. In December, Airbus was taken to court […]