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There has been a surge of interest in moving to the country due to city dwellers’ priorities changing during the coronavirus lockdown, estate agents have said. People are looking for more outdoor space, and may have more flexibility to work from home, Rightmove said. Across the UK, enquiries about buying a home in a village […]

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Image caption Ranae James, now a graphic designer, was excluded dozens of time during a tough period Black pupils are disproportionately hit with fixed-term exclusions in England – by three times as many in some places, data shows. Pupils with black ethnicity have higher temporary exclusion rates in two-thirds of local authority areas, new analysis […]

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Alex McDonald is a security guard for the historic ship Cutty Sark, which is based in Greenwich, south-east London. During the coronavirus lockdown, he spent a great deal of time patrolling the empty vessel. He recorded some of his thoughts about the boat, which he says comes “alive” even when tourists are not there. blocked […]

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Boris Johnson has suggested Parliament could move to York while the Palace of Westminster undergoes renovation. In a letter, the prime minister said the government was considering establishing a hub in the northern city and “it would therefore make sense to consider this as a potential location”. Plans to move MPs out of Westminster are […]

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption All pupils and year groups are expected to be back full time next term The full-time return to school in September for all pupils in England will be based on keeping year groups apart in separate “bubbles”. The Department for Education is expected to confirm safety plans based on […]

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Image caption General manager Diana Nabagereka says reducing the 2m social distancing rule will be vital for restaurants reopening in Brixton Village As the prime minister announced that pubs and restaurants in England can reopen from 4 July, we went to see how one neighbourhood might emerge from the coronavirus lockdown. Brixton appears almost normal. […]

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A statue of Sir Winston Churchill targeted during anti-racism protests has been uncovered for a visit by the French president this week. The statue in Parliament Square, Westminster, was covered for protection following the protests earlier in June. Nearby statues to Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi will stay hidden behind protective screens. Emmanuel Macron will […]

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Image copyright Google Image caption An officer was filmed while he was pinned to the ground in Frampton Park Road The home secretary and the Police Federation have condemned an attack on two police officers which was filmed by members of the public. Video circulating on social media shows an officer struggling on the ground […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProtesters chanted “black lives matter” Thousands of people have joined a protest in London over the death of African-American George Floyd in US police custody nine days ago. It comes as UK chief constables said they stand alongside all those “appalled and horrified” by his death. In […]

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