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Man arrested under Terrorism Act as Barking shopping centre evacuated

A packed shopping centre was evacuated and a man has been arrested under the Terrorism Act after police swooped in east London. The man was stopped by police at Vicarage Field Shopping Centre in Barking shortly before 10.30am on Wednesday. Officers arrested him for obstructing a search under the Terrorism Act and assaulting a police officer, the Met Police confirmed. ...

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Viewers praise Rochdale whistleblower Sara Rowbotham as 'brave' after First Dates appearance

Fans of Channel 4 ’s First Dates have described whistleblower Sara Rowbotham as an ‘amazing woman’ and a ‘legend’ after she shared her experiences of the Rochdale grooming scandal on Tuesday night’s show. One scene saw the former sexual health worker break down in tears as she explained the impact the scandal had on her life. “I became really angry ...

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Arsenal cancel FA Cup victory parade and Emirates Stadium beamback following Manchester attack

Arsenal have cancelled both the screening of the FA Cup Final at the Emirates on Saturday May 27 and have confirmed that no victory parade will take place should they win the trophy. In light of the Prime Minister’s announcement on Tuesday that the United Kingdom’s security threat had been placed at critical the Gunners confirmed that planned activities around ...

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Manchester attack: Armed police swoop on city centre building in terror raid

Armed police swooped on a central Manchester building on Wednesday afternoon in the latest of a series of raids in the city. Officers in vests and helmets were pictured outside Granby House on Granby Row, in the centre of the city, during a raid described by one resident as “absolutely massive”. Bystanders also reported a fire engine at the scene ...

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Royal Ballet mixed bill, dance review: Four ballets in one night makes for an indulgent meal

Liam Scarlett’s new ballet , Symphonic Dances, is a really interesting piece of work. Interesting in the sense that you’re not sure what to make of it. Set to the Rachmaninoff score of the same name, Symphonic Dances doesn’t look like a typical Royal Ballet production. The stage is completely opened up to its vast proportions, a giant LED screen ...

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Roberto Mancini emerges as early favourite to succeed Sam Allardyce at Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace were today pushing ahead with plans to find a replacement for Sam Allardyce after his sudden resignation. Allardyce quit Selhurst Park on Tuesday and Palace are searching for yet another manager. The 62-year-old informed chairman Steve Parish of his plans on Tuesday afternoon and his exit left Palace drawing up a list of potential candidates. Roberto Mancini has ...

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Amir Khan tells viewers that 'terrorists are twisting Islam' on Good Morning Britain

Amir Khan has shared his concerns about an anti-Islamic backlash following the Manchester Arena terrorist attack earlier this week. The Bolton-born boxer, who is Muslim, claimed that he is “scared” to walk the streets with his two-year-old daughter Lamaisah due to potential racial abuse. During an interview on Wednesday’s Good Morning Britain , Khan was asked by Piers Morgan whether ...

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Chelsea's youth policy could actually be the example to follow with Andreas Christensen set for first-team role

No club comes under more criticism for their loan and youth policy than Chelsea , but few can argue that it isn’t working. Every year the vast number of Chelsea players that are sent to play elsewhere, up to 38 this term, has been met with a lot of derision. Granted, it is a healthy part of the business model. ...

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Off-duty police officer among victims killed in Manchester bombing

An off-duty police officer was killed in the Manchester suicide attack, it has emerged. The female officer was at the Manchester Arena with her husband and their two children when Salman Abedi detonated a device which killed her along with 21 other people. The officer’s husband is critically ill in hospital and their children were both injured, according to reports. ...

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'Best friends' Heung-min Son and Kevin Wimmer show off new handshake to Tottenham fans in South Korea

Self-confessed best friends Heung-min Son and Kevin Wimmer have debuted their new handshake to Tottenham ‘s adoring fans in South Korea. The duo are often seen side by side in north London so perhaps it was fitting they were chosen to attend the Premier League club’s post-season trip along with Kyle Walker and Ben Davies. Son’s return to his homeland ...

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