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Gemma Watts: Sex attacks woman posed as teenage boy

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Gemma Watts posed as 16-year-old “Jake Waton” on social media A woman disguised herself as a teenage boy to sexually assault girls after grooming them online. Gemma Watts posed as 16-year-old “Jake Waton” on social media and swapped intimate photos with victims before...

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Ethical veganism is philosophical belief, tribunal rules

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJordi Casamitjana says he’s “really really satisfied” with the judge’s ruling Ethical veganism is a “philosophical belief” and so is protected in law, a tribunal has ruled for the first time. The landmark legal case was brought by vegan Jordi Casamitjana,...

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Jonathan Leko: West Brom forward and Charlton loanee out for season with ACL injury

Jonathan Leko injured his anterior cruciate ligament in innocuous fashion during Charlton’s 2-2 draw at QPR on Saturday Charlton loanee Jonathan Leko faces a long absence after damaging his anterior cruciate ligament, and has gone back to parent club West Brom. Forward Leko, 20, returned to Albion to begin...

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Premiership: Saracens v Bristol Bears

Maro Itoje has played just once in the Premiership since returning from the World Cup Gallagher Premiership Venue: Allianz Park Date: Saturday, 21 December Kick-off: 15:00 GMT Coverage: BBC local radio and the BBC Sport website Maro Itoje returns for Saracens after missing the win over Munster last week....

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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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General election 2019: A really simple guide

The UK is gearing up to hold a general election on Thursday. These national votes, to choose a government to run the country, are supposed to be held every five years. But this would be the third since 2015. What is this election for? A total of 650 people...

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Tim Murtagh: Ireland bowler retires from international cricket

Murtagh acknowledges the crowd at Lord’s after taking five wickets against England Ireland bowler Tim Murtagh has retired from international cricket after making 97 appearances. The London-born 38-year-old has signed a two-year contract extension with Middlesex and will play red-ball cricket for the county side in 2020. His final...

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Rapman on Blue Story: ‘Kids in gangs aren’t spawns of Satan’

Image copyright Getty Images “I couldn’t focus on schoolwork because I was focused on surviving.” Rapman is talking about his childhood growing up in South London ahead of the release of his debut film, Blue Story – a tale of friendship, love and postcode wars. It follows the life...

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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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