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Trafalgar Square Christmas tree struggling to please crowds

The Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square has been branded a turkey over its “droopy” foliage and “thin” appearance. Since 1947, Norway has sent a spruce every year that is installed in the centre of the central London square. But some have been unimpressed by the 2019 offering, commenting on...

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Beth Mead: England forward signs new Arsenal Women deal

Watch: Mead repeats brilliant England goal for Arsenal England forward Beth Mead has signed a new “long-term” contract with Women’s Super League champions Arsenal. The 24-year-old has scored 32 goals in 76 appearances for the London club since arriving from Sunderland in January 2017. Mead, capped 25 times for...

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Andrew Lloyd Webber tackles West End ticket touts

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...

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Thierry Henry appointed coach of Major League Soccer side Montreal Impact

Henry was sacked by Monaco after three months in charge Thierry Henry has taken over as coach of Major League Soccer side Montreal Impact. The former France and Arsenal striker has signed a two-year deal, which has an option for 2022, with the club. Henry, who was sacked as...

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Peter Handscomb: Australia batsman becomes new Middlesex captain

Peter Handscomb’s last ODI for Australia was the World Cup semi-final loss to England in July Australia batsman Peter Handscomb has joined Middlesex on a two-year deal and will be the club’s new County Championship and One-Day Cup captain. Handscomb has made 40 international appearances across all three formats...

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‘Wrong’ for Shard climber George King-Thompson to be locked up

Image copyright INSTAGRAM/@powers.of.passion Image caption George King-Thompson admitted being in breach of an injunction designed to deter trespassers The parents of a free-solo climber who scaled London’s Shard unaided say it was “very wrong” for him to be jailed. George King-Thompson was sentenced to six months in a young...

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Truth Hurts: Lizzo credits writer of ‘DNA test’ tweet

Image copyright Getty Images / Mina Lioness / Twitter “I just took a DNA Test, turns out I’m a credited writer for the number one song on Billboard.” That’s what British singer Mina Lioness tweeted after officially being credited as a writer on Lizzo’s song Truth Hurts. The row...

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Extinction Rebellion protesters target London Underground

Image copyright Extinction Rebellion Image caption Protesters glued themselves to the top of a train carriage at Shadwell station London Underground lines have been partially suspended as climate change protesters climbed on top of trains. The Jubilee Line and Docklands Light Railway were affected after incidents at Stratford, Canning...

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British IS fighters taken into US custody, says Trump

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionInterview with Islamic State ‘Beatles’ duo Two of the so-called “IS Beatles” have been taken out of Syria to “a secure location controlled by the US”, President Donald Trump has said. El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Kotey are accused of being...

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