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McStrike: Why unhappy workers walked out

A number of McDonald’s workers went on strike calling for a pay rise and improved conditions. They want a rise in pay to £15 an hour, an end to youth rates, the choice of guaranteed hours of up to 40 hours a week, notice of shifts four weeks in...

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Extinction Rebellion: High Court rules London protest ban unlawful

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Extinction Rebellion protests continued in London following the city-wide ban A police ban on Extinction Rebellion protests in London last month was unlawful, High Court judges have ruled. The Metropolitan Police imposed the ban, which prevented two or more people from the group...

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Grenfell: Resign now, survivors tell fire chief after critical inquiry report

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat do survivors and bereaved families want from the inquiry? Survivors and bereaved relatives of the Grenfell Tower fire have called for London Fire Brigade chief Dany Cotton to resign – after a highly critical report from the inquiry into the...

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Josh Hanson murder: Britain’s ‘most wanted’ man jailed for life

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDet Ch Insp Noel McHugh explains how he managed to track Shane O’Brien A killer once dubbed one of Britain’s most wanted fugitives has been jailed for at least 26 years. Shane O’Brien, 31, evaded police for three-and-a-half years after he...

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Extinction Rebellion: Celebrity backers admit ‘hypocrisy’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A large group of protesters gathered outside YouTube’s offices in London’s King’s Cross Celebrity Extinction Rebellion supporters have admitted in an open letter being “hypocrites” over their high-carbon lifestyles. Stars including Jude Law said their guilt was shared with everyone in “this fossil-fuel...

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Jodie Chesney: Killer targeted ‘wrong people’ court told

Image copyright Chesney family Image caption Jodie Chesney was fatally stabbed earlier this year A girl scout was stabbed in the back by mistake after her killer attacked “the wrong people”, a court has heard. The comment was made by Manuel Petrovic, 20, one of four accused of the...

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