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London Underground: Victoria Line staff to strike

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union will walk out for 24 hours from 22:00 on 27 November Train drivers on the Victoria Line are to go on strike following a falling out with London Underground (LU) for “breaking promises”. Members of...

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Arsene Wenger: ‘No talks’ with Bayern Munich over Bundesliga giants’ vacancy

Arsene Wenger has not returned to management since leaving Arsenal in May 2018 Arsene Wenger has denied rumours that he is in discussions with Bayern Munich to become their new manager. But the former Arsenal boss avoided removing himself from the running. The German champions are looking for a...

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How pianos became part of the furniture at UK railway stations

Image copyright Phil Coomes The sound of someone tinkling the ivories has become commonplace at UK railway stations. But who plays them, what is their appeal and how did the trend take hold? Every Monday and Friday, Denis Robinson, 92, makes the 30-minute trip from his home in Sutton,...

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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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Historic England adds lighthouses, cliff lift and viaduct to At Risk Register

Image copyright Historic England/James O.Davies Image caption There are two lighthouses at Dovercourt at risk of being lost, according to Historic England A cliff lift, a railway viaduct and a pair of lighthouses have been added to a list of sites at risk of being lost. Historic England has...

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Thirteen charged over UK’s ‘biggest drugs conspiracy’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA flat in Hammersmith in London was one of the properties raided on Tuesday Police investigating what they say is the UK’s biggest ever drugs conspiracy have charged 13 men. The charges of conspiracy to import drugs follow a National Crime...

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