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Evening Standard Theatre Awards: Harry Potter wins best play

Evening Standard Theatre Awards: Harry Potter wins best play

Image copyright Manuel Harlan Image caption Jamie Parker as Harry and Poppy Miller as Ginny in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has woven its magic by winning best play at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards. The show, a sequel to JK Rowling’s books, opened in the West […]

Second escaped prisoner arrested

Second escaped prisoner arrested

Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption James Whitlock was arrested in Homerton, east London A second prisoner who escaped from London’s Pentonville prison on Monday has been recaptured by police. James Whitlock, 31, was arrested at an address in Homerton, east London, at about 16:30 GMT on Sunday. Two men, aged 48 and 19, were […]

Remembrance Sunday: Services honour war dead

Remembrance Sunday: Services honour war dead

Image copyright PA Image caption The Queen is leading commemorations at The Cenotaph in Whitehall A two-minute silence has been held to mark Remembrance Sunday. Services are taking place across the country to honour all those who have died in conflict. The Queen is leading the commemorations at the Cenotaph in London. Prime Minister Theresa […]

Remembrance Sunday: Services to honour war dead

Remembrance Sunday: Services to honour war dead

Image caption The Queen will lead commemorations at The Cenotaph in Whitehall Services will take place across the country later to mark Remembrance Sunday. A two-minute silence will be held at precisely 11:00 GMT to honour all those who have died in conflict. The Queen will lead the commemorations at the Cenotaph in London. Prime […]

Farage first UK politician to meet Trump since election

Media captionUS election: Farage is ‘just a tourist’ on Trump visit Nigel Farage has become the first British politician to meet Donald Trump since he became US president-elect. A UKIP spokesman said the interim party leader discussed “freedom and winning” with Mr Trump on a visit to Trump Tower in New York. Mr Trump’s spokeswoman […]

Boris Johnson to skip EU special meeting on Trump win

Boris Johnson to skip EU special meeting on Trump win

Image copyright EPA / AP Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will not attend a European special meeting called to discuss Donald Trump’s US election victory. Mr Johnson has told his EU counterparts to end the “whinge-o-rama” over the result of the presidential race. A Foreign Office spokesman said he would not go to the meeting on […]

‘Cruel’ spit hoods used by third of UK police forces

‘Cruel’ spit hoods used by third of UK police forces

Image copyright Herts Police Image caption Spit hoods can only be used once A third of UK police forces use hoods to prevent arrested people spitting or biting, the BBC has learned. The mesh fabric spit hoods are used by 17 of the UK’s 49 police forces, a Freedom of Information request found. Since 2011 […]

‘Cruel’ spit hoods used by third of UK police forces

‘Cruel’ spit hoods used by third of UK police forces

Image copyright Herts Police Image caption Spit hoods can only be used once A third of UK police forces use hoods to prevent arrested people spitting or biting, the BBC has learned. The mesh fabric spit hoods are used by 17 of the UK’s 49 police forces, a Freedom of Information request found. Since 2011 […]

Police probe following Keith Vaz Sunday Mirror drug claims

Police probe following Keith Vaz Sunday Mirror drug claims

Image copyright Reuters The police are investigating possible drug offences following a Sunday Mirror story about the Labour MP Keith Vaz. Mr Vaz quit as chairman of the Home Affairs Select committee in September after the paper claimed he paid for the services of two male escorts. According to the newspaper, the MP also indicated […]

‘Cruel’ spit hoods used by third of UK police forces

‘Cruel’ spit hoods used by third of UK police forces

Image copyright Herts Police Image caption Spit hoods can only be used once A third of UK police forces use hoods to prevent arrested people spitting or biting, the BBC has learned. The mesh fabric spit hoods are used by 17 of the UK’s 49 police forces, a Freedom of Information request found. Since 2011 […]