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For much of Tony Adam’s football playing career he was battling with an addiction to alcohol. The former Arsenal and England defender credits Alcoholics Anonymous and talking therapy with helping to improve his mental health, get sober and quit alcohol. Since retiring as a football player he has gone on to help other sports people […]

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Image caption Abdul Mayanja was shot dead in east London in 2017 A teenager who was shot dead as he sat on a wall after being asked where he was from was an “easy target”, a court has heard. Abdul Mayanja, 19, died from a single wound to the chest after being shot in Stratford, […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The “pornography” was heard on a Wandsworth to Clapham train Rail passengers had “pornography” played to them over the public address system as they travelled on a London train. Passenger Paul Brunton tweeted footage as the sighs like those in an adult film were broadcast on a Wandsworth-to-Clapham train […]

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Broadcaster Danny Baker has been fired by the BBC over his “stupid unthinking gag” on Twitter about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s new baby. The now deleted tweet, which has been circulated on social media, showed an image of a couple holding hands with a chimpanzee dressed in clothes with the caption: “Royal Baby […]

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Image copyright PA Councils with large cuts to youth services were more likely to also have seen an increase in knife crime in the area’s police force, research suggests. The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Knife Crime (APPG) studied budgets for youth services from 2014/15 to 2017/18. It also analysed knife crime data. It said the […]

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Image copyright @999London Image caption The three men were found with gunshot injuries on High Road in Leyton Three men have been shot in an attack on a street in east London. Police were called to reports of a shooting on High Road in Leyton at about 20.50 BST on Saturday. The victims – aged […]

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Alexandre Lacazette has scored four goals in his last eight games for Arsenal Alexandre Lacazette scored twice as Arsenal came from behind at Emirates Stadium to win the first leg of their Europa League semi-final against Valencia. Mouctar Diakhaby’s header put Valencia in front before Lacazette slotted in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s pass. The Frenchman nodded in […]

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A group of campaigners set themselves a task of measuring how noisy each journey was on the London Underground. They found noise levels on some Tube routes reached 100 decibels – which the audiologists say is harmful to commuters’ hearing. Transport for London (TfL) is being encouraged to put up warning signs in parts of […]

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Eileen Noble is gearing up for her 20th marathon at the age of 84. She’s the oldest female runner taking part in the London Marathon on Sunday, but does not think of herself as any different from the other runners. Eileen, who lives in Bexleyheath, south-east London, started running in her 50s – or “huffing […]

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