Teenagers held over homophobic attack on two women on London bus

Lesbian couple assaulted by group of young males blame rise of rightwing populism for growth in hate crime The two women left needing hospital treatment after they were attacked on a bus in a homophobic assault have blamed a rise in rightwing populism for growing hate crime and called on people to stand up for […]

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Julian Assange: WikiLeaks says spies at work in Ecuadorian embassy

Spanish police uncover videos, documents and photos taken from inside embassy in sting operation WikiLeaks has said it has uncovered a surveillance operation at the Ecuadorian embassy against Julian Assange and that images, documents and videos gathered have been offered for sale. Spanish police mounted a sting operation against unnamed individuals in Madrid who offered […]

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Suspected serial rapist may have been freed from jail early in error

Police hunt Joseph McCann as urgent review is launched into his release on licence An urgent review has been launched over fears that an extremely dangerous Read more:

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How skaters make cities safer and the fight to save the Southbank skatepark

Skateboarders are the shock troops of gentrification, making no-go areas secure and then seeing their newly valuable sites destroyed when the developers move in. Can one much-loved London spot buck the trend? It was like a part of my soul was destroyed, says Ian Davross Scudds. He is talking about the moment in 2004 when […]

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A letter to London, where my girlfriend and I could be out and proud

The letter you always wanted to write Youre the first place I visited, the first time I travelled out of my home country. When I applied for my visa, I saw your grandeur, I saw your authenticity and I longed to visit you. When I boarded my flight, I knew I was in for the […]

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‘Always give up your seat for a monk’: the unspoken rules of public transport

Our readers share the dos and donts of their regular commute from rush-hour gymnastics to gossiping with the driver Navigating public transport is daunting and often frustrating, but what happens when you hop on the metro in another city? How close is too close to stand next to your fellow passenger? And are you supposed […]

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Missing residents of Grenfell Tower fire in west London

Family and friends have taken to Facebook and Twitter to appeal for news of their loved ones who have not yet been found Khadija Saye Artist Khadija Saye, who friends are searching for along with her mother, Mary Mendy. Photograph: ICF/PA Saye, 24, is a photographer, who recently exhibited her work at the Venice Biennale. […]

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Cladding in London high-rise fire also blamed for 2014 Melbourne blaze

A fire at the Lacrosse building in Melbournes Docklands in 2014 is strikingly similar to London blaze as investigations point to cladding used in buildings Flammable cladding blamed for the rapid spread of the report into the investigation of the Lacrosse fire, the Melbourne metropolitan fire brigade said the rapid vertical spread of the fire […]

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What we know so far about the London tower block fire

The blaze at Grenfell Tower in West London has engulfed dozens of apartments. London fire – latest updates A number of people have died after a huge fire engulfed a tower block in west London. The fire broke out shortly before 1am on Wednesday at Grenfell Tower in Latimer Road near Notting Hill. The tower […]

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London Bridge attack brings out defiant British humour

Londoners use social media to show the world that they are unbowed and certainly not reeling in wake of killings Often, during times of upsetting national news, British social media finds some bleak humour or common theme to rally around. The hours after Saturday nights attack on London Bridge and Borough Market have been no […]

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