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Uber vows to fight TfL decision to block London licence

Uber has vowed to appeal after Transport for London said it will not be issued with a new licence and was “not fit and proper” to operate in the capital.

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London black cab drivers have to learn The Knowledge

Black cabs v Uber: The Knowledge factor

There are a number of difference between Uber cars, which operate in London as private hire vehicles (PHVs), and black cabs

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An Easyjet plane as it takes off from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (Peter Byrne/PA)

Four passengers held after easyJet flight diverted to Bristol following incident

Four passengers have been arrested after a flight from Barcelona to Liverpool was diverted to Bristol Airport.

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Rowers train as the sun rises over the River Cam in Cambridge on the day of the Autumn Equinox (Joe Giddens/PA)

Bright autumn with hope for colour crescendo and bumper fruit harvests delivered

The first signs of autumn are appearing as the equinox marks the start of the season, with hopes for a crescendo of colour in late October, experts have said.

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Bonnie the baby white rhino is treated to a facial mudpack by Rhino keeper Graeme Alexander in preparation for her first birthday party at Blair Drummond Safari Park (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Baby white rhino treated to facial mudpack ahead of first birthday party

A baby white rhino whose birth was hailed as an important step in the drive to save the species from extinction has been given a facial mudpack ahead of her first birthday.

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The decision not to issue Uber with a new licence to operate in London has split politicians with supporters of the move claiming it could be a "game changer for the gig economy" but critics claiming the the capital was turning its back on "free trade and innovation" (Anthony Devlin/PA)

Game changer or Luddite? Politicians split on mayor’s Uber ruling

The decision not to issue Uber with a new licence to operate in London has split politicians with supporters of the move claiming it could be a “game changer for the gig economy” but critics claiming the the capital was turning its back on “free trade and innovation”.

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Police officers taking part in an operation in Cavendish Road, Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, as part of the investigation into the Parsons Green bombing (Victoria Jones/PA)

Iraqi teenager charged with attempted murder over Parsons Green attack

An Iraqi asylum seeker has appeared in court charged with attempted murder over the Parsons Green Tube terror attack.

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Support for a fully armed police service among the rank-and-file has jumped as forces confront an unprecedented terrorist threat, according to a major staff survey (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Support among rank-and-file officers for fully armed police service growing

Support for a fully armed police service among the rank-and-file has jumped as forces confront an unprecedented terrorist threat, according to a major staff survey.

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Santa Maria Novella church in central Florence which is the venue for Theresa May's crunch speech on Brexit (Arj Singh/PA)

Taxpayers funding Theresa May’s trip to Florence, Downing Street says

Theresa May’s trip to Florence for her crunch speech on Brexit will be funded by British taxpayers, Downing Street has confirmed.

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Theresa May will remind European leaders they have a 'profound sense of responsibility' to agree good terms (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

World is watching us for Brexit deal success, PM to tell EU leaders

Theresa May will tell European counterparts their shared political legacies depend on agreeing a good Brexit deal as she seeks to break the deadlock in negotiations over the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

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Prime Minister Theresa May has told other EU countries that the United Kingdom wants to be their "strongest friend and partner" after Brexit (Alessandra Tarantino/AP)

UK could be subject to EU laws until 2021 under PM’s Brexit plan

The UK could continue to be subject to existing EU rules and regulations until 2021 under the terms of an implementation period lasting two years after the date of Brexit proposed by Prime Minister Theresa May.

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Volcanic ash causes travel disruption

Norwegian Air eyes Monarch Airlines deal, sources say

The owner of Norwegian Air is understood to have entered the race to secure a tie-up with Monarch Airlines in an attempt to snatch a bigger slice of Britain’s low-cost travel market.

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Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick (Victoria Jones/PA)

Met chief warns of ‘hard choices’ as resources focus on counter-terrorism effort

Police chiefs are facing “very hard choices” as resources are increasingly focused on the massive counter-terrorism effort, the head of Scotland Yard has warned.

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Prime Minister Theresa May delivers her speech in Florence (Jeff J Mitchell/PA)

Key points of Theresa May’s Florence Brexit speech

Prime Minister Theresa May has delivered a major speech on Brexit in Florence, setting out her plans for an implementation period leading to a “new alliance” with Brussels.

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Conservative MP George Freeman (Chris Radburn/PA)

Tories to mull over election jolt during ‘Ideas Festival’

A festival dubbed the “Tory Glastonbury” will see Conservative MPs and other leading figures on the right aim to plot the future direction of the party.

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Prince Harry speaks to members of the Australian Invictus swimming squad during a visit to the Aquatic Centre at the Olympic Park Sports Centre in Sydney, Australia (Steve Parsons/PA)

Prince Harry set for two-day visit to Denmark

Prince Harry is to make his first official visit to Denmark next month at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Kensington Palace has said.

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William Tweed was killed by a train near to Ingatestone's train station (BTP/PA)

Teenage boy killed by train near Essex village is named

A 15-year-old boy killed after being hit by a train has been named.

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A ferry beached last week by Hurricane Irma in Road Town, Tortola, the capital of the British Virgin Islands (Freeman Rogers/AP)

Hurricane Maria near British overseas territory, officials warn

The eye of destructive Hurricane Maria which has unleashed devastation across the Caribbean is “now near” a British overseas territory, officials have warned.

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Chloe Campbell, who was missing and believed to be with a wanted man, has been found (Greater Manchester Police/PA)

Missing 17-year-old girl found safe and well

A 17-year-old girl who was missing and believed to be with a wanted man has been found, police said.

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Grenfell Tower in west London (Rick Findler/PA)

Grenfell disaster ‘triggered unprecedented mental health response’

The Grenfell Tower disaster triggered a mental health crisis of an “unprecedented” scale, a leading doctor has said 100 days on from the fire.

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