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Extinction Rebellion London protest: Arrests top 100

[ad_1] Image copyright DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images Image caption Extinction Rebellion campaigners camped overnight at Marble Arch, Waterloo Bridge, Parliament Square and Oxford Circus More than 100 climate change activists have been arrested for blocking roads in central London, amid protests aimed at shutting down the capital.A second day of disruption was expected as Extinction Rebellion campaigners camped overnight at Waterloo Bridge, Parliament Square and Oxford Circus.Police ordered them to restrict
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Extinction Rebellion: Climate protesters block roads

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Extinction Rebellion have blocked Waterloo Bridge Thousands of people joined protests across central London as climate change activists blocked roads and vandalised Shell's headquarters.Extinction Rebellion campaigners parked a pink boat at Oxford Circus and blocked Marble Arch, Piccadilly Circus and roads around Parliament Square.Protester Yen Chit Chong said: "This is our last best shot at survival."Five people have been arrested on suspicion of criminal
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Hillsborough: Liverpool to mark 30 years since disaster

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Ninety-six lanterns have been arranged on the steps of St George's Hall Liverpool will fall silent for a minute to mark the 30th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.Ninety-six lanterns with lit candles will also be displayed on the steps of St George's Hall on Monday.Banners with images of the 96 fans killed by the crush at an FA Cup game have already been hung
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Assange used Ecuador’s embassy for ‘spying’, says president

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Julian Assange used the Ecuadorian embassy in London as a "centre for spying", the country's leader has said.Lenin Moreno also said no other nation had influenced the decision to revoke the WikiLeaks founder's asylum, which he said followed violations by Assange.Speaking to the Guardian, President Moreno claimed Ecuador's old government provided facilities within the embassy "to interfere" with other states. Assange's lawyer had earlier accused
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Joey Barton: Police investigate incident allegedly involving Fleetwood manager after Barnsley match

[ad_1] Joey Barton was appointed Fleetwood boss in April 2018An incident allegedly involving Joey Barton leaving a rival manager with "blood pouring from his face" is being investigated by police.The Fleetwood boss clashed with Barnsley manager Daniel Stendel in the tunnel after Saturday's 4-2 defeat at Oakwell, according to Barnsley player Cauley Woodrow.He claimed on Twitter that Stendel had been "physically assaulted" and left with "blood pouring from his face".
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Police open fire after car ‘driven at officers’ in London

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Officers opened fire in west London on Saturday morning during an incident involving a car that was colliding with vehicles, the Metropolitan Police has said.The Ukrainian embassy said its ambassador's vehicle was "deliberately rammed" as it sat parked outside the building in Holland Park.When officers arrived on the scene, a car was "driven at them", the Met said.Officers used firearms and a Taser before arresting a
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Brexit: Labour trying to break Brexit deadlock says Corbyn

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLive coverage from Venue Cymru, LlandudnoLabour is trying to break the Brexit deadlock, Jeremy Corbyn will tell his party on Saturday. There are calls in his party for another referendum on whether the UK should leave the EU. But at the Welsh Labour conference in Llandudno, Mr Corbyn will say the "real divide" in society is between rich and poor, not
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Counter-terror police arrest four men at Luton Airport

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption The four men flew into Luton Airport on Wednesday Counter-terror police have arrested four men on suspicion of being members of a banned organisation hours after they flew into the country.The four Sri Lankan nationals arrived at Luton Airport on 10 April and were arrested by police the next day.The Metropolitan Police said the men were stopped under the Terrorism Act 2000 and arrested
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European elections: Nigel Farage launches Brexit Party

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Ex-UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said his new Brexit Party has similar policies to his old party but there is a "vast difference" in personnel.He said the party's European election candidates were mainly business people and "high achievers who want to put the confidence back into British politics".Mr Farage said UKIP had allowed the far right to take over and that "the brand is now tarnished".UKIP