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West Midlands Trains: Apology over rail delay claim rise

Image caption Passenger Jo Martyr said her journeys between Birmingham and Worcester were “anxiety inducing” The number of compensation claims from West Midlands Trains passengers is currently 10 times higher than average, the BBC has learnt. Figures show 32,000 Delay Repay claims were made in the last month, with...

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‘Startled pig’ hinders water pipe repairs and causes train disruption

Image copyright Thames Water Image caption The valve to cut the water was in a field which Pickle the pig called home A “startled pig” confronted engineers as they repaired a burst water main in London, before it was coaxed away with a bag of crisps. The pipe burst...

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Saracens have ‘put rugby union in a dangerous place’, says ex-England captain Chris Robshaw

Chris Robshaw (right) and his Harlequins side finished fifth in the Premiership table last season, 22 points behind Saracens in second spot Saracens have put rugby union “in a very dangerous place” after they were found to breach salary cap rules, says ex-England captain Chris Robshaw. The Premiership champions...

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Grenfell Tower fire: Response must be ‘national emergency’, say survivors

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat do survivors and bereaved families want from the inquiry? A survivors’ group has welcomed a report on the Grenfell Tower fire, calling for the government to treat its response as “a national emergency”. The report, published on Wednesday, followed the...

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Josh Hanson murder: Britain’s ‘most wanted’ man jailed for life

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDet Ch Insp Noel McHugh explains how he managed to track Shane O’Brien A killer once dubbed one of Britain’s most wanted fugitives has been jailed for at least 26 years. Shane O’Brien, 31, evaded police for three-and-a-half years after he...

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Extinction Rebellion activists begin legal fight over protest ban

Image copyright Reuters Extinction Rebellion activists have launched legal action over the police’s decision to ban them from demonstrating anywhere in London. Their lawyers submitted an application to the High Court for a judicial review which they hope will be heard later. The claimants include the Green Party’s Caroline...

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Finsbury Park flood: Families stay in temporary housing

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFinsbury Park flooding Some 50 households had to stay in emergency accommodation overnight after a burst water main flooded homes in north London. About 250 properties including two schools were affected after a 36-inch (91cm) water pipe fractured in Finsbury Park...

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