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Apr 4 7 tweets 2 min read
🗞Afternoon news round up

🎭EastEnders stars and fans pay tribute to 'icon' June Brown after Dot Cotton actor, 95, dies
⭕The London Fire Brigade rushed to deal with a ruptured gas main in Soho this afternoon
📺Dan Walker quits BBC Breakfast after 6 years

Read more🧵👇 🎭It was announced today that June had passed away on Sunday "very peacefully" at her home

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Apr 4 14 tweets 5 min read
🚨BREAKING: EastEnders star June Brown, best known for playing Dot Cotton, has died aged 95

📰Full story: bit.ly/3wZZl91 📺British TV has lost one of its biggest stars in June Brown

💬The BBC made the announcement that June, who played EastEnders icon Dot Cotton, had died last night at the age of 95
Apr 4 9 tweets 3 min read
Heathrow airport erupted into chaos this morning ✈️

Hundreds of flights have been cancelled or delayed as airlines have been hit by staff absences due to Covid infections 🦠

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Apr 4 6 tweets 2 min read
🗞Morning news round up

✈Heathrow erupts into chaos as hundreds of flights are cancelled due to high numbers of staff coming down with Covid
⭕Met officer charged with sexually assaulting colleague while on duty
✉Royal Mail increase First Class stamp prices

🧵👇 ✈British Airways alone has so far cancelled almost 90 flights

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Apr 4 9 tweets 4 min read
🚨London suffered a spate of violent incidents on the weekend

🔴A shocking weekend of crime saw an 80-year-old woman ‘murdered’ and two men rushed to hospital

MORE 👇 🔴On Saturday, April 2, the capital was rocked when an elderly woman was found dead at her home in Newham, East London

🗞️Full story: bit.ly/3j3xJYo
Apr 3 10 tweets 3 min read
🥜 The Greenwich brothers who created their own line of pistachio products and make £3 million a year 🥜

🥛 Benham and Bahram Heydaripour hope to rival almonds and oats brands with their alternatives

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bit.ly/3DBPs2z 💷 Pistachios have great benefits but due to the cost and process involved, they aren't as visible on the market compared to their peers

🥜 That didn't stop brothers Benham and Bahram Heydaripour from realising the potential of pistachios
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Apr 3 4 tweets 1 min read
🗞 Morning news round up

🏃 Thousands of runners take to streets for London Landmarks Half Marathon
🚔 Missing Croydon girl, 7, 'kidnapped' after dad dropped her off at gran's house
🚨 Baby P's mum 'scared she'll get stabbed and is afraid to leave her cell'

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Apr 3 13 tweets 5 min read
🏃‍♂️ Thousands of runners will be taking part in the London Landmarks Half Marathon today (April 3) 🏃‍♀️

📍 The route takes the participants across the capital seeing all of London's famous spots

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bit.ly/3J5j4pY ⏱ The event begins at 9.20am on Pall Mall

🧭️The route includes the sights of Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, Nelson’s Column, the Gherkin, the Shard, the Tower of London and the London Eye, before finishing at Downing Street

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Apr 2 4 tweets 1 min read
🗞 Afternoon news round up

🚨 Met commissioner Cressida Dick to leave within days following series of scandals
🚇 TfL services affected by closures this weekend
💷 Anger over Big Ben’s ‘£80m vajazzle’ as families struggle to afford food and heating

🧵👇 She resigned in February after Mayor Sadiq Khan said he had no "confidence" in her leadership
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Apr 2 11 tweets 4 min read
🦠️ New 'unusual' Omicron symptom added to list of common complaints as infections surge 🦠️

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bit.ly/3J3IS5Q Image 👂 A number of people with the virus complained of trouble with their ears citing ringing ears as something they have experienced after contracting Omicron

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Apr 2 4 tweets 1 min read
🗞 Morning news round up

🏳️‍⚧️LGBTQ+ football team make history as the first all transgender female side
⚖️ Millionaire threatened to kill his wife and spat in her face after she asked him for a divorce
💷 HMRC confirms child benefit payments going up in April

🧵👇 🏳️‍⚧️The match will appear on a documentary fronted by football legend Peter Crouch

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Apr 2 9 tweets 3 min read
📚 London library book returned almost 50 years after its due date wracking up £1,254 fine 📚

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bit.ly/3tXVqrb Image 🎓 The book is an edition of the play called Querolus and was meant to be returned to UCL Libraries way back in summer 1974, meaning that it would have lapped up a whopping £1,254 in library fines – at 10p per day

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Mar 7 12 tweets 4 min read
💵London is home to some of Russia’s wealthiest oligarchs

👀But when My London came knocking, none of them were keen to talk about Ukraine

📰Full story: bit.ly/34kaeGG

More 👇 🇺🇦As the Russian invasion of Ukraine leads to mounting civilian casualties, oligarchs in the UK are being targeted by government sanctions

🏙️The billionaires increasingly face a choice of whether to abandon life in London, or denounce the war and risk the wrath of Putin Image
Mar 7 8 tweets 3 min read
Dog groomer to drive to war-torn Ukraine with van full of pet food to help refugees' pets

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bit.ly/3tBLoKV 🐕Kate Geernaert, a dog groomer from the UK, is driving to the Polish border with Ukraine in a van packed with pet food to help those with animals fleeing the conflict
Mar 6 12 tweets 4 min read
🗣 'I was catcalled 14 times in one day - one man wouldn't leave me alone until I gave him my Instagram' 🗣

📱 A new app called SafeUP hopes to help women feel safer

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bit.ly/34fXq4d 🌃 Stories like that of Sarah Everard, Sabina Nessa, Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman have shown how often it is that women going about their ordinary lives in the city can face abject horror at the hands of men
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Mar 5 11 tweets 5 min read
🍺 Why the London pub is a dying breed 🍺

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bit.ly/3Mlcezz Image 📉 In the past three decades, the number of pubs across London has halved from more than 7,000 to around 3,500

🚫 Half of London’s boroughs have lost at least a quarter of their drinking establishments since the turn of the century

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Feb 4 8 tweets 2 min read
🔴Live updates from Shoreditch after a woman in her 30s has died after being hit by a bus: bit.ly/3GqZdk2 📸Photos taken at the scene show a police cordon in place with fire engines and London Ambulance Service (LAS) vehicles in attendance.
Feb 4 14 tweets 5 min read
🚔In a MyLondon exclusive, an ex-officer from the infamous Charing Cross police station has opened up about life inside.

🗣️In a damning tell-all, she alleges prostitutes would be arrested and then taken back to the station for sex.

📰Full story: bit.ly/3rpZb7B

More👇 👮‍♀️As a young officer, Sue* had been excited to join a policing force in busy Central London.

👥But it wasn’t long before a culture of extreme misogyny, racism and homophobia became apparent amongst her fellow staff.

*name changed
Feb 3 9 tweets 3 min read
🚆Travelling around London might be about to get more expensive🚆

💸 As TfL looks into ways to fill its £1.5 billion funding 'black hole', London's Oyster Card fees could go up
🏛Proposed plans come as TfL prepares for the Government to withdraw funding

[THREAD] 👇 After 2⃣2⃣ months of Government funding to keep the operation's head above water, from Friday (February 4) TfL will have to consider other options 🏦

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Feb 2 9 tweets 3 min read
Some of London’s oldest pubs could be forced to close 🍻

The historic boozers on Fleet Street are struggling to stay afloat due to reduced footfall in the area 📍👣

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Feb 2 14 tweets 4 min read
🐶Hattie, a two-year-old Cocker Spaniel, holds a record that no dog wants.

🐕She’s the longest standing resident at Southridge Animal Centre in Potters Bar, North London.

🐾My London follows her long search for the perfect family: bit.ly/3rllnQb

More below 👇 📸Looking at Hattie’s RSPCA profile photo, you’d think butter wouldn’t melt.

🐶She sits obediently, with her tongue hanging out and tousled black fur framing her angelic face. Image