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Image copyright PA Media Image caption Strikes over the future of guards on South Western Railway have been going on for more than two years Staff at South Western Railway (SWR) have voted to hold more strikes as part of a dispute over the future of guards. The walkouts were supported by more than four-fifths […]

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Lucy Gillett had a spell with Brighton Women before moving to Crystal Palace last summer Crystal Palace Women goalkeeper Lucy Gillett says she was subjected to sexist abuse during Sunday’s Championship game at Coventry United. The 25-year-old alleges men in the crowd called on the referee to “check the gender” of several Palace players. “It […]

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Lawrence Vigouroux was born in Camden, but has represented Chile at Under-20 level League Two side Leyton Orient have signed former Swindon Town goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux on free transfer. The 26-year-old was without a club after leaving Chilean top-flight side Everton de Vina del Mar, and he has signed an 18-month deal with the O’s. […]

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Image copyright Melania Geymonat Image caption Melania Geymonat (right) and Christine Hannigan both needed hospital treatment A teenager who harassed two women when they refused to kiss on a London bus has had his sentence increased because of his “homophobic” actions, a court has heard. Melania Geymonat and her date Christine Hannigan were pelted with […]

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Image copyright Goldsmiths/Getty Image caption Jimi Hendrix was wrongly blamed for the parakeet explosion after releasing two birds in Carnaby Street, London The rumour parakeets arrived in the UK when rock star Jimi Hendrix released a pair in London’s Carnaby Street in the swinging 60s has finally been scotched. They also didn’t escape across the […]

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Image copyright Winston Trew Image caption Winston Trew said his life fell apart after he served eight months in prison Three men who were jailed nearly 50 years ago on the evidence of a corrupt police officer have had their convictions quashed. Winston Trew, Sterling Christie, George Griffiths and another man were accused of stealing […]

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Image copyright Met Police Image caption Alvin Thompson requested to be diagnosed with PTSD A man who pretended he was a Grenfell Tower squatter and claimed to have helped survivors escape the fire has been jailed for five and a half years. Alvin Thompson convinced Kensington and Chelsea Council officials he had been sleeping rough […]

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Image copyright Getty Andrew Lloyd Webber has announced he is to join forces with ticket resellers Twickets in a bid to beat touts. The theatrical grandee, whose LW playhouses include The London Palladium and the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, hopes the move will bring consumer-friendly ticket resale to the West End. Fans have often been […]

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