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Refusing to give up seat is most annoying Tube habit, survey finds

Londoners believe refusing to give up a seat is the most annoying Tube habit by fellow passengers, according to a survey.

Man held in Calais charged with escaping open prison 22 years ago

A man accused of absconding from an open prison 22 years ago has been arrested at the Eurotunnel site in Calais, France.

Fire at recycling plant in Blackburn engulfs 100 tons of plastic

A fire that ripped through a plastic recycling plant was narrowly prevented from escalating to a bigger disaster, fire services have said.

Beatles' handwritten Eleanor Rigby score goes on auction

The original handwritten score for the Beatles song Eleanor Rigby is to be sold alongside the grave deeds of the supposed muse.

Big Ben's bongs fall silent amid renovations ding dong

Big Ben's bongs fall silent amid renovations ding dong

Hundreds of people have gathered to watch Big Ben fall silent for controversial renovations that will last four years, the longest period in its 157-year history.

Pay for FTSE 100 bosses down almost 20% in a year

Pay for FTSE 100 bosses down almost 20% in a year

The median pay for a FTSE 100 chief executive has fallen by almost 20% over the past year, according to audit firm Deloitte.

General Election 2017: 6.5 million voted tactically on 8 June

General Election 2017: 6.5 million voted tactically on 8 June

This year's General Election was a "hold your nose" vote after an estimated 6.5 million people made tactical decisions, according to campaigners.

Ofgem threatens to fine energy distributors up to £13.9m

Ofgem threatens to fine energy distributors up to £13.9m

The UK energy regulator has said it is considering plans to cut the revenue of the UK's six major electricity distribution companies by up to £13.9m due to poor customer service.

Lives at risk from faulty appliances, fire chiefs warn ministers

Lives at risk from faulty appliances, fire chiefs warn ministers

More people will die in fires caused by faulty white goods if the Government does not take urgent action, according to a letter signed by London's mayor and the London Fire Brigade.

MPs to 'bow their heads' as Big Ben is silenced

MPs to 'bow their heads' as Big Ben is silenced

A group of MPs will gather outside the Palace of Westminster "with heads bowed" as they witness Big Ben's final bongs, ahead of four years of renovations.

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Cromer in 'lockdown': Extra police patrol seaside town amid 'low-level disorder'

Cromer in 'lockdown': Extra police patrol seaside town amid 'low-level disorder'

Extra police are patrolling an English seaside resort following reports of "low-level disorder" which led some pubs, hotels and other businesses to close their doors.

Man arrested after attempted child abduction in Flint

Man arrested after attempted child abduction in Flint

Police investigating the attempted abduction of a three-year-old girl in North Wales have arrested a man.

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