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London producer Mackintosh shuts down ‘Hamilton’ and other top shows until 2021

Shows including “Hamilton” and “Les Miserables” will not return to the London stage until 2021, producer Cameron Mackintosh said on Wednesday, blaming uncertainty over when the British government would lift social distancing measures.

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Spain may quarantine British tourists, minister tells BBC

Spain is considering imposing a quarantine on British travellers when it reopens its borders next week, in response to a similar policy at London’s end, its foreign minister said.

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PM’s spokesman praises black protester who carried injured white man

The instincts of the Black Lives Matter protester who emerged from chaotic scenes in London carrying an injured white man during scuffles with counter protesters on Saturday represented the best of us, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman said.

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Man jailed after urinating near UK memorial to slain policeman during protests

A 28-year-old man pleaded guilty on Monday to a charge of outraging public decency and was sentenced to 14 days in jail after he urinated next to a memorial to a murdered policeman during far-right protests in central London.

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From crowded tubes to pedal power, London’s COVID transport challenge

The crowded daily commute in London has long been a source of misery for millions. But getting to work will be even more of a challenge following Britain’s coronavirus lockdown.

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A picture and its story: Black man carries suspected far-right protester to safety

Reuters photographer Dylan Martinez heard the words ring out during chaotic scenes in London on Saturday, when mostly peaceful anti-racist demonstrations turned into violent scuffles with counter-protesters in the area.

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Man arrested for urinating on memorial during London protest

A 28-year old man has been arrested on suspicion of urinating on the memorial of a murdered policeman during far-right protests in central London on Saturday, the Metropolitan Police said.

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Johnson condemns ‘thuggery’ after far-right protests in London

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemned “racist thuggery” after far-right protesters clashed in London on Saturday with anti-racist demonstrators and police trying to keep the two sides apart.

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In London skirmishes, suspected far-right protester is rescued

A man identified by the crowd as a far-right protester was carried to safety by a Black Lives Matter protester on Saturday as animosity was briefly set aside on a day of clashes in London between police and rival groups.

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A scaled-down ceremony at Windsor marks Queen’s official birthday

Queen Elizabeth viewed a socially-distanced military ceremony at Windsor Castle to mark her official birthday on Saturday, after the coronavirus pandemic forced cancellation of the usual large parade of soldiers through central London.

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EU says UK looking for fresh momentum in troubled Brexit trade talks

The EU’s executive said on Friday it was reassured that London was keen to step up the momentum of talks to implement the Withdrawal Agreement divorce deal agreed with Britain last year, but it warned that the window of opportunity was closing fast.

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Churchill statue and war memorial boarded up before London protests

A statue of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill opposite parliament and the Cenotaph war memorial in central London were boarded up on Friday for protection before three days of demonstrations planned in the capital.

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UK courts prepare fast-track prosecutions for Black Lives Matter protests – The Times

British courts are preparing to fast-track prosecutions for the Black Lives Matter protests, as justice secretary Robert Buckland has told magistrates to model the process along the lines of the response to rioting in London in 2011, The Times newspaper reported.

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UK animal shelter uses video calls to find new homes for dogs during pandemic

John Waters and his wife Lois are delighted that they have been able to overcome the restrictions of Britain’s coronavirus lockdown and adopt a new pet with the help of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in London and some videoconferencing.

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The show can’t go on – bleak times for London’s theatre people

Rehearsals had been going on for months and opening night was just a week away when the coronavirus outbreak forced the theatre to close.

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Germany to advise against Britain travel over quarantine – spokesman

Germany will continue to advise against travel to Britain even after it lifts travel bans to much of Europe on June 15 because of London’s requirement that new arrivals all enter two weeks of quarantine, a foreign ministry spokesman said.

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Officials remove statue of 18th century slave trader in London

A statue of Robert Milligan, an 18th century slave trader, was being removed from its plinth outside a London museum on Tuesday after officials decided it was no longer acceptable to the local community.

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Confronting a bygone era, London removes slave trader statue

A statue of Robert Milligan, an 18th century slave trader, was removed from its plinth outside a London museum on Tuesday after global anti-racism protests triggered a debate about how Britain commemorates its imperial past.

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Pirouette like Jagger: Royal Ballet dances to Stones in London streets

Dancers from Britain’s Royal Ballet have made a short film in which they perform in London’s deserted streets to the sounds of The Rolling Stones, a project designed to highlight the plight of the arts during the global coronavirus pandemic.

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Tens of thousands join Black Lives Matter protest in London

Tens of thousands took to the streets of London on Sunday, rallying for a second day running to condemn police brutality after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, with some wearing face masks bearing the slogan “Racism is a virus”.

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Anti-racism protests undoubtedly increase risk of coronavirus spread – UK health minister

Anti-racism protests attended by thousands of people in London and other major British cities “undoubtedly” risk causing an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases again, British health minister Matt Hancock said on Sunday.

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World champion Joshua attends march, says racism is a pandemic

Heavyweight boxing world champion Anthony Joshua described racism as a “pandemic” while addressing protesters at a Black Lives Matter march in London on Saturday.

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UK anti-racism protesters clash with mounted police

British anti-racism protesters briefly clashed with mounted police on Saturday after thousands gathered in central London to voice their anger at police brutality after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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Vatican arrests Italian in investigation of London real estate deal

Vatican police on Friday arrested Gianluigi Torzi, an Italian middleman who was part of a controversial deal in which the Vatican used Church money to purchase a luxury building in London as an investment.

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Biplane fliers enjoy exploring lockdown London by air

Biplane fliers are enjoying spectacular views of the Millennium Dome, the towering Canary Wharf financial district and the Thames Barrier for the first time as the COVID-19 lockdown frees up airspace over London for aviation enthusiasts.

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Anti-racism protest targets Johnson’s aide Cummings

A small group of protesters chanting “Black Lives Matter” gathered on Thursday outside the London home of Dominic Cummings, a close aide to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the centre of a scandal that has damaged the government.

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Four people, including child, injured in London shooting

Four people, including three adults and a child, were shot in north London late on Wednesday and an investigation has been launched into the incident, British Police said.

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‘No justice, no peace’: Tens of thousands in London protest death of Floyd

Tens of thousands of people chanting “no justice, no peace, no racist police” marched through central London on Wednesday to protest against racism after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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Scuffles break out during anti-racism protest in London

Brief scuffles broke out between police and protesters close to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Downing Street office on Wednesday during a march against racism prompted by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, a Reuters photographer said.

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Man held for driving offences after car collides with two people in London

British police arrested a man for driving offences on Wednesday after a car collided with two people near Sloane Square in central London.