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London Bridge attack inquest: Ignacio Echeverría ‘fought knifemen with skateboard’

[ad_1] Image copyright Met Police Image caption Ignacio Echeverría was stabbed to death as he tried to fend off the attackers with his skateboard A man ran towards the London Bridge attackers and tried to beat them with his skateboard before he was fatally stabbed, an inquest has heard. Spaniard Ignacio Echeverría, 39, was one of eight people killed by Rachid Redouane, Youssef Zagbha and Khuram Butt on 3 June
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Ecuador hands over Julian Assange’s belongings to US

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption The Wikileaks founder was holed up in Ecuador's London embassy for seven years to avoid extradition to Sweden Ecuador has begun handing US prosecutors several of Julian Assange's possessions left behind following his stay in its London embassy.The country's foreign minister José Valencia authorised the seizure of equipment earlier this month.The material includes manuscripts, legal papers, medical records and electronic equipment.Mr Assange's lawyer said
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British Swimming ‘disappointed’ by ‘toxic’ claims from Tom Daley’s husband Dustin Lance Black

[ad_1] Tom Daley (left) with husband Dustin Lance Black in December 2018British Swimming says it is "extremely disappointed" after claims from Tom Daley's husband, Dustin Lance Black, that the organisation has created a "toxic environment" for families at the Diving World Series.Black, 44, later said the organisation was "corrupt" in a series of tweets.It followed a dispute over child buggies, which are not allowed on the concourse at the London
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MTV star ‘felt pressured to have sex on screen’

[ad_1] Image caption Jess Impiazzi decided to leave Ex On The Beach Stars of an MTV reality show felt under pressure from producers to have "lots" of sex on screen, the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme has been told.Ex On The Beach's Jess Impiazzi said it had felt like being "in a brothel".Meanwhile, Carley Belomonte, who stars in The Valleys, also on MTV, said she felt the production team should have
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Greenpeace activists blockade BP HQ with containers

[ad_1] Image copyright Greenpeace Image caption The five containers were put in place during the early hours of the morning Climate activists inside five large containers have blocked the entrances to BP's head office in central London.The Greenpeace protesters used cranes to transport the heavy boxes into place at St James's Square in the early hours of the morning.Other campaigners abseiled down the side of the building to block windows
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Brexit: Matt Hancock urges MPs to vote for bill

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images MPs who want to deliver the referendum result should vote for the government's Brexit bill and worry about the detail afterwards, a senior minister has said.A vote on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill - the legislation that will implement Brexit - is expected early next month.The health secretary said MPs should back it "no matter the details" they want to see in the future relationship.Matt Hancock
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Money floods in for Market Deeping Model Railway Club

[ad_1] Image copyright Market Deeping Model Railway Club Image caption The vandals ransacked the hall, smashing years of work More than £40,000 has been raised in less than a day for a model railway club whose exhibition was destroyed by vandals.Market Deeping Model Railway Club lost years of work in the raid in Stamford, Lincolnshire, on Saturday.A fundraising page originally set up to raise £500 for the club has now
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Royal children play in Duchess of Cambridge’s garden

[ad_1] Royal children George, Charlotte and Louis have been playing in a garden designed by their mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, for the Chelsea Flower Show.The garden – entitled 'Back to Nature' – will be unveiled at the event in London on Tuesday.The space includes a tree house, waterfall, rustic den and a campfire as well as tree stumps, stepping stones and a hollow log for children to play on.
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Britons could be banned from Syria under counter-terrorism laws

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Home Secretary Sajid Javid is to warn that he could use new powers to ban British nationals from Syria.A new counter-terrorism act came into force in February which allows the home secretary to ban people from travelling to, or remaining in, designated areas.Failure to comply can result in a maximum prison sentence of 10 years.Mr Javid will use a speech later to warn British nationals who