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St Paul’s school: More than £500K paid to sex abuse victims

Image caption Abuse of pupils took place at the prestigious public school from the 1970s to 1990s Victims of sexual abuse at one of the country’s leading private schools have so far been paid compensation of more than £500,000, the BBC understands. Settlements were reached during a two-year inquiry...

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Chelsea: Abramovich pays £247m into the club during 2018-19 with cost of sacking Conte at £26.6m

Chelsea finished third in the Premier League and won the Europa League in 2018-19 Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich paid £247m into the club last season but it still made an overall loss of £96.6m. According to Chelsea’s 2018-19 accounts, they paid out £26.6m after sacking then manager Antonio Conte...

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Civil partnerships: First mixed-sex unions take place

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan took their fight for civil partnerships to the Supreme Court One of the first mixed-sex couples to become civil partners hailed it as a “unique, special and personal moment”. Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan, who fought a legal...

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Alan Pardew: ADO Den Haag appoint ex-West Ham & Newcastle manager as head coach

Alan Pardew was West Brom manager until April 2018 Former Newcastle and West Ham boss Alan Pardew has been appointed head coach of Dutch top-flight strugglers ADO Den Haag until the end of the season. Pardew takes charge with Den Haag two points off the bottom of the Eredivisie....

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Love Island host Caroline Flack to stand down

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Caroline Flack is due to appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on 23 December Love Island host Caroline Flack has stood down from the show after being charged with assault by beating. “I feel the best thing I can do is stand down...

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Grenfell Tower fire: Andy Roe appointed new London Fire Brigade (LFB) boss

Image copyright LFB Image caption A former British Army officer, Andy Roe has been at LFB since 2002 London’s new fire commissioner has been announced after the brigade’s current chief stood down over criticisms of how it responded to the Grenfell fire. Andy Roe takes over from Dany Cotton...

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Donald Trump in UK on three-day visit to mark Nato anniversary

Image copyright AFP Image caption US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania disembark from Air Force One at Stansted airport Donald Trump has arrived in the UK for a three-day visit, which will include a meeting of the defence alliance Nato. The US president, who landed at Stansted...

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Blue Story: UK cinema ban called ‘institutionally racist’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The film’s stars Stephen Odubola (left) and Micheal Ward (right) pose alongside director Rapman “Institutionally racist”, “a negative bias”, “a systematic and targeted attack”. These are some of the ways a ban on Rapman’s Blue Story by two UK cinema chains has been...

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Rape-accused Joseph McCann ‘caught on CCTV at hotel’

Image copyright PA Media Image caption CCTV images allegedly showed Joseph McCann at the Phoenix Lodge Hotel in Watford on 25 April A man accused of rape was caught on camera at a hotel just before one of his alleged victims smashed him over the head and escaped, a...

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