Shoreditch High Street sealed off as police investigate suspected unexploded bomb

Shoreditch High Street was sealed off as police investigate a suspected unexploded bomb. Officers were called at about 8.30am on Monday but found only an inert device. A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said: “Police were called at approximately 8.3am on Monday, 27 February to Shoreditch High Street, near the junction with Hackney Road, E1 to reports of ordnance. “Officers and specialist officers ...

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Ford wants drones to join forces with self-driving vans for faster deliveries

Ford has revealed its ‘Autolivery’ concept for what it calls the ‘city of tomorrow’, and envisions a future in which packages are delivered to houses by self-driving vans and drones.   The motoring firm believes the system would streamline the delivery process, as the vans would be capable of transporting a large number of goods to an area, while the ...

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Harrods to sell homes linked directly to world's largest shopping mall

Hundreds of luxury homes being sold by Harrods in London will be directly linked to the world’s largest shopping mall in Dubai, with more than 30 people already on the waiting list wanting to buy one. The 55-storey residential apartment tower brings 400 luxury homes to the extension of The Dubai Mall, a sprawling 12 million sq ft behemoth that ...

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Six biggest workplace lunchtime taboos from eating smelly food to taking no break at all

When you work in close proximity with the same people day in day out, it’s inevitable that you’ll get peeved off by some of your colleagues’ seemingly unremitting habits. At lunchtime, scope for annoying work mates (both in a food-related and in a non-food related ways) is particularly high, according to CV-Library, one of the country’s biggest online job sites. So, ...

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A 'soft coup' to oust Jeremy Corbyn is underway, John McDonnell warns

There is a “soft coup” taking place within the Labour party to overthrown Jeremy Corbyn, the shadow chancellor has said. John McDonnell, a longtime ally of Mr Corbyn, said the attempt to take down the leader was “being perpetrated by an alliance between elements in the Labour Party and the Murdoch media empire”. In an article for the Labour Briefing ...

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Arsenal academy head Andries Jonker leaving Gunners for Wolfsburg manager's job

Arsenal academy manager Andries Jonker is leaving to become the new manager of Bundesliga side VFL Wolfsburg. Jonker is in his third season at the Emirates where he arrived to replace Liam Brady in 2014. Before then he had been assistant manager at Wolfsburg, having previously been an assistant to Louis van Gaal with Barcelona, Bayern Munich and the Dutch ...

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Richard Nixon's former attorney sees 'echoes of Watergate' in Donald Trump's presidency

Richard Nixon’s former attorney has said he sees “echoes of Watergate” in the conduct of the Trump administration. John Dean, who gave evidence against President Nixon before the Senate Watergate Committee in 1973 after he was fired by the administration, described Donald Trump as “more Nixonian than Nixon” in his hatred towards the media. In an interview with Democracy Now, Mr Dean also ...

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Government targets sexting and cyberbullying

A government initiative aimed at making the internet safer for young people will target sexting and cyberbullying, as well as online harassment, abuse and rape threats made against women. Ministers will meet with large technology companies, charities, academics and mental health professionals to identify risks and develop an internet safety strategy. The work is being led by Culture Secretary Karen ...

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NHS misplaced half a million patient documents

Thousands of NHS patients may have come to harm because of an administrative mix-up, says NHS England. Some 500,000 documents containing medical information, including cancer test results, were mistakenly put in storage rather than being sent to the GP or filed in the patients’ records. An investigation is under way, focusing on the estimated 2,500 patients who may have been ...

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Insurance premiums set to soar after compensation changes

Average car insurance premiums could increase by up to £75 a year as a result of a government ruling, industry experts have said. A new formula for calculating compensation payments for those who suffer long-term injuries has been announced by the Ministry of Justice. But the Association of British Insurers (ABI) called the decision “crazy”. The move – reducing the ...

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