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Uber to set up 24-hour hotline for UK customers

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Uber has announced it is to set up a 24-hour hotline for UK customers and will proactively report incidents to the police, a day after London’s transport authorities announced plans for tighter controls on private hire firms. The move also comes ahead of a court of appeal hearing where Transport for London will seek to demand that private hire operators ...

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Queen Elizabeth rides public train

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Queen Elizabeth II, was seen at the King’s Lynn train station in Norfolk on Wednesday, boarding a train that would take her back to London. The Queen had spent Christmas and the month of January at Sandringham, where she hosted her entire family — including grandson Prince Harry’s fiancee, Meghan Markle — for the holidays. As she entered the platform, ...

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London crash, not an act of terrorism – Police

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London police said an incident in which a car apparently ploughed into pedestrians near the Natural History Museum on Saturday, injuring 11 people, was a not related to terrorism. “The incident in #ExhibitionRoad #SouthKensington earlier is not being treated as a terror-related incident. It is a road traffic collision,” Metropolitan Police said in a statement on Twitter.  

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Update: Police arrest 20-year-old man over London train bomb attack

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Police on Monday arrested a 20-year-old man in Wales in connection with the London Underground train bombing this month, bringing the number of people in custody to four. The man was arrested before dawn by counter-terrorism officers in the Welsh capital Cardiff and has been taken to a police station in London for questioning. Police did not name the suspect ...

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UPDATE: Third suspect arrested over London train attack

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British police on Tuesday arrested a third suspect over the bombing of a packed London Underground train which injured 30 people last week. The 25-year-old man was detained by anti-terror officers in Newport, Wales, London’s Metropolitan Police said in a statement. “A search is taking place at an address in the Newport following the arrest,” police added. Thirty passengers were ...

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UPDATE: Islamic State group claims London attack

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The Islamic State group on Friday claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on a packed London Underground train the same day that at least 29 people were injured. “The bombing on a metro in London was carried out by a detachment of the Islamic State” group, it said in a statement published by its Amaq propaganda agency. More details soon…

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Passengers injured in London Underground train explosion.

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Passengers were seen “badly burned” following a possible explosion on a London Underground train, eyewitnesses said on Friday, as emergency services said they were responding to an “incident”. Witnesses reported seeing passengers who had suffered facial burns and had hair coming off, with at least two women seen being treated by medics amid scenes of panic during rush hour. “Explosion ...

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