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‘It’s going to be tough’: rugby league’s London future looks uncertain

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Rugby league is about to enter a new era, with a reduced broadcast deal with Sky Sports likely to result in restructuring and a reduction in the number of professional clubs. Some will fold and the sport will look dif...

Tofu Vegan, London: ‘Bring on the big hitters’ – restaurant review

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Tofu Vegan, 105 Upper Street, London N1 1QN (020 7916 3304). Starters and dim sum £5.50-£8.50, large plates £7.90-£14.80, desserts £4.80, wines from £18.50 A dozen years ago, an editor invited me to go vegan for two w...

Rigoletto; London Symphony Orchestra/Rattle – review

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Titian’s seductive Venus of Urbino dominates the opulent court of the rapacious Duke of Mantua in the first act of the Royal Opera’s new production of Verdi’s Rigoletto. Later it’s replaced by the Rape of Europa by th...

‘Naomi for president!’: London fashion week comes back to life

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“Ecstatic” was how British Fashion Council chair Stephanie Phair summed up the mood as London fashion week returned to catwalks after 18 months of taking place on screen. Critics argue that the revival of in-person e...

Ski trains to resume between London and the French Alps

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With more Eurostar trains now running again on routes from London to Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam, travellers have been awaiting news of ski trains to the French Alps and the reinstatement of other services. But rece...

Three people die after car crashes into flats in west London

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Three people have died in west London after a car crashed into a sheltered accommodation block and burst into flames. Emergency crews were called to Great Western Road in Notting Hill at about 4.50am on Tuesday and fo...

New Thames tunnel will make London pollution worse, warn climate activists

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Burrowing deep under the Thames, Silvertown tunnel is scheduled as the first new road link across the capital’s river for 30 years. But, the four-lane highway, due to be completed in 2025, is about to become the focus...

Ikea expected to buy Topshop’s former flagship London store

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Ikea is poised to buy Topshop’s former flagship store on London’s Oxford Street, once the jewel in Sir Philip Green’s retail empire, for an estimated £385m, creating a new London home for the Swedish furniture brand. ...

London transport staff warned of razors inside Covid conspiracy posters

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Staff on London’s public transport network have been warned that blades are being concealed inside posters promoting conspiracy theories about Covid-19 and vaccinations. Transport for London (TfL) said there had been ...

Rents outside London soaring at fastest rate on record, agencies say

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Private rents outside London are rising at their fastest rate for 13 years, research suggests, as tenants making plans for life post-pandemic compete for properties. The property website Zoopla said average rents acro...

London Underground records busiest morning since first 2020 lockdown

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London Underground had its busiest morning since before the first coronavirus lockdown in 2020, although journeys to school may have played a bigger role than work commutes in the surge in transport use in the capital...

Eight years and 2m arachnids later, spider silk fabrics go on show in London

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Tropical female spiders are the size of a child’s hand, they can eat their puny male relatives for lunch and produce extraordinary golden silk that can be made into textiles like nothing else on the planet. That is th...

GB finishes ‘rollercoaster’ Paralympics with medal haul that beats London 2012

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ParalympicsGB confirmed an incredible athletic performance in the most challenging of circumstances on Sunday as they finished in second place in the medal table at Tokyo 2020 behind China. Great Britain won 124 medal...

Anti-vaccine protesters try to storm London offices of medical regulator

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Police have prevented anti-vaccine protesters from storming the headquarters of Britain’s medical regulator during violent clashes in east London. At least four officers were injured and arrests were made during a con...

UK’s sport minister denies London 2012 failed in aim to inspire more to exercise

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The UK’s minister for sport, Nigel Huddleston, has denied that London 2012 failed to deliver on its legacy of increased physical activity and suggested falling levels might have been even worse without the experience ...

Hospital calls for action to stop cyclist deaths at notorious London junction

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A leading hospital has called for immediate safety works at a notoriously dangerous junction in central London where one of its doctors was killed last month while cycling to work, saying it was unacceptable for more ...

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