Hundreds of London minicabs working outside capital

More than 1,000 Transport for London (TfL)-registered private hire drivers have addresses as far away as Bradford and Cardiff. Letters released by the Mayor of London’s Office show there were 747 TfL-registered minicab drivers in Birmingham and 378 in Bristol. It means local councils in those areas have no control over drivers’ licensing or the number on their roads. Sadiq ...

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Found Wolverhampton woman 'assaulted' before death

A woman found dead at a house in Wolverhampton had been assaulted and items were taken from her home, police said. The 38-year-old, who has not been named, was found on Rookery Road in Penn, at around 16:00 GMT on Friday. Further tests are being carried out after a post-mortem examination was inconclusive, police said. Her death is being treated ...

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Promise Nkenda stabbing: Two charged over Newham death

Two 17-year-old boys have been charged with the murder of a teenager who was fatally stabbed in Newham, east London, on Valentine’s Day. Promise Nkenda, 17, was pronounced dead at the scene on Goldwing Close, Canning Town, after police were called at 20:00 GMT on Wednesday. Both boys were arrested on Saturday and have also been charged with robbery. They ...

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Floral tributes after Barns Green level crossing deaths

Floral tributes have been left for a teenage boy and his grandfather who were killed when their car was hit by a train on a level crossing. The pair, named locally as Will Hallett, 15, and Barry Hearnshaw, 72, died at the scene in West Sussex. Police and rail investigators are working to establish how the crash happened at Barns ...

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Autism: Scientists take 'first steps' towards biological test

Scientists have taken the first steps towards what they say could become a new blood and urine test for autism. Their study tested children with and without the condition and found higher levels of protein damage in those with the disorder. The researchers said the tests could lead ultimately to the earlier detection of the condition, which can be difficult ...

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Woman arrested over 'move your van' note on ambulance

A 26-year-old woman has been arrested after an abusive note was left on an ambulance dealing with a 999 call. The hand-written message, in which the writer said she did not care “if the whole street collapsed” was left in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, on Sunday. Ch Insp John Owen from Staffordshire Police said the woman was arrested for public order offences. ...

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Holly Willoughby kept pronouncing Camilla Cabello’s name wrong during Dancing On Ice

Holly struggled with Camilla Cabello’s name – several times (Picture: Rex Shutterstock) As we all know live TV can be full of pitfalls – and that includes managing to pronounce your guests’ names correctly. But Holly Willoughby came a bit of a cropper on Sunday night’s Dancing On Ice – after her announcements promoting the show’s guest performer Camilla Cabello ...

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Don’t google those answers: 8 hacks for winning the pub quiz

Winners and losers (Illustration: Dave Anderson for Metro.co.uk) There was a time when pub quizzes consisted of a fairly tipsy ‘regular’ bellowing football questions in a room of fairly disinterested punters, with regular fag breaks and a points bonus if you bought the quizmaster a pint. Happily, times have changed. 19 ways to make your bartender secretly hate you Pub ...

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Where is Piers Morgan today, has he quit GMB and why is Kate Garraway on instead?

(Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock) Good Morning Britain viewers are fretting that Piers Morgan has quit after missing another week’s shows. Piers was away from the famous red sofa all of last week while he filmed another show. And this morning, as die-hard Piers fans tuned in eagerly anticipating seeing his face back on their TV screens once again, they were met ...

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Trump hits out at Oprah Winfrey for ‘biased and slanted’ questions

He said he hoped she would face him as an opponent in the 2020 presidential race (Picture: AP Photo/ Andrew Harnik) Donald Trump has challenged Oprah Winfrey to run against him for president after hitting out at a ‘biased’ interview she did with voters. The US president blasted the ‘very insecure’ TV host on social media last night, branding her ...

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