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Rory Burns and Ollie Pope: England Test players sign new Surrey contracts

Rory Burns (left) has made 14 Test appearances for England, averaging 32.81 with the bat, while Ollie Pope (right) has played four times for his country England internationals Rory Burns and Ollie Pope have signed new contracts with Surrey. Test opener Burns, 29, and middle-order batsman Pope, 21, will...

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Joseph McCann guilty of sex attacks on 11 women and children

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Joseph McCann was found guilty of 37 offences against 11 victims A man who carried out a string of sex attacks on 11 women and children across England over two weeks has been found guilty of 37 offences. Joseph McCann’s victims were aged...

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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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Karen Carney column: Why Mesut Ozil will stay at Arsenal longer than Unai Emery

Former Arsenal, Chelsea and England midfielder Karen Carney, who retired after helping the Lionesses reach the World Cup semi-finals this summer, is writing columns for the BBC Sport website, working on Radio 5 Live and featuring on BBC TV this season. I think Mesut Ozil will stay at Arsenal...

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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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Orpington crash: One dead and 15 hurt as buses and car collide

Image caption One of the two buses involved in the crash was loaded on to a tow-truck One person died and 15 were injured in a crash involving two buses and a car in south-east London. The driver of the car has been arrested over the collision on Sevenoaks...

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Universal credit: MPs call for action on women driven to ‘survival sex’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Women say being left short of money by universal credit is forcing them to make desperate decisions Evidence that women are being driven to sex work because of problems with universal credit must lead to government action, MPs have said. A number of...

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Swapping gang life for walking boots

A Londoner who was a former victim of gun crime says taking up walking as a hobby helped him escape a life of gang violence. Dwayne Fields believes it helped turn his life around and hopes sharing his experiences with young people might help them too. power shower installation...

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Stratford stabbing: Teenager killed outside shopping centre

Image copyright PA Media Image caption The boy died on Stratford Broadway on Thursday afternoon A teenager has been stabbed to death near Stratford Shopping Centre. Officers found the 15-year-old boy suffering from stab wounds on Stratford Broadway in east London shortly after 15:20 BST on Thursday. Police believe...

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