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Crossrail ‘not fully operational until mid-2022’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The latest projections indicate up to £650m in extra funding will be needed to complete the project London’s Crossrail is expected to be fully operational in mid-2022, according to the project’s developers. Europe’s largest transport scheme had been due to open in December...

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Ethical veganism is philosophical belief, tribunal rules

Image caption Jordi Casamitjana campaigns to encourage others to become vegans Ethical veganism is a “philosophical belief” and so is protected in law, a tribunal has ruled for the first time. The case was brought by vegan Jordi Casamitjana, who claims he was sacked by the League Against Cruel...

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Exeter v Saracens: Salary cap row cannot distract Chiefs, says boss Rob Baxter

Exeter have lost to Saracens in three of the last four Premiership finals Exeter boss Rob Baxter does not want the salary cap row to detract from his side’s preparation for their Premiership meeting with Saracens. Chiefs lost the last two Premiership finals to Saracens, who have since been...

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Newcastle United v Crystal Palace

Luka Milivojevic is the only Palace player to score against Newcastle in the past five meetings. He has two goals. TEAM NEWS Newcastle pair Jonjo Shelvey and Miguel Almiron could be fit to return after missing last week’s defeat at Burnley. Allan Saint-Maximin, Jamaal Lascelles, Ciaran Clark, Matt Ritchie...

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Southampton v West Ham United

Danny Ings has scored in each of Southampton’s last five games TEAM NEWS Southampton midfielder Stuart Armstrong should come back into contention after recovering from a hamstring injury. Yan Valery is again unavailable following a virus, while Sofiane Boufal, who is still being troubled by a toe problem, will...

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Three men fatally stabbed in London in little over 12 hours

Image copyright Marius Zarnescu Image caption The man stabbed to death in Knightsbridge died near the luxury department store Harrods Three men have been stabbed to death in London in little over 12 hours. A man in his 20s was attacked in Hackney, east London, on Thursday afternoon. A...

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Arsenal sack Unai Emery: Manager leaves after 18 months in charge

Arsenal are not in a ‘good moment’ – Unai Emery Unai Emery has been sacked as Arsenal manager after 18 months in charge. The Spaniard, who previously led Paris St-Germain to the French league title and won three Europa Leagues with Sevilla, was appointed Gunners boss in May 2018,...

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Rapman on Blue Story: ‘Kids in gangs aren’t spawns of Satan’

Image copyright Getty Images “I couldn’t focus on schoolwork because I was focused on surviving.” Rapman is talking about his childhood growing up in South London ahead of the release of his debut film, Blue Story – a tale of friendship, love and postcode wars. It follows the life...

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Whitechapel Big Ben bell foundry hotel plan approved

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The historical foundry has received royal visits Plans to redevelop the historical bell foundry where Big Ben was cast into a boutique hotel have been approved. Whitechapel Bell Foundry started up in east London in 1570. The current site was sold to developers...

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Dina Asher-Smith backs new athletes’ union after Diamond League changes

Asher-Smith’s 200m world title was accompanied by silvers in the 100m and 4x100m in Doha in September Great Britain’s 200m world champion Dina Asher-Smith says she will support the Athletics Association, an athletes’ union formed in response to changes to the Diamond League programme. American two-time Olympic triple jump...

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