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Why do women pay more for a short haircut?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Women’s haircuts often cost more than men’s, even if they take less time It’s accepted as a fact of life that women pay more for their haircuts than men. But why are women who want a simple, short cut being turned away by...

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Tributes paid to BA crew killed in New Year’s Eve crash

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Dominic Fell, Rachel Clark and Joseph Finnis died on New Year’s Eve Tributes have been paid to three British Airways (BA) cabin crew who were killed in a crash near Heathrow Airport on New Year’s Eve. Dominic Fell, 23, Joseph Finnis, 25, and Rachel...

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Battersea shooting: Man killed in front of family

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Flamur Beqiri had a wife and young child A man shot dead on Christmas Eve was attacked in front of his family after a night out, police said. Flamur Beqiri, a Swedish national, was killed in Battersea Church Road in south-west London at about...

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Walthamstow stabbing: One man dies and another injured

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Police were called to Bromley Road at about 19:15 GMT on Thursday One man has died and another has been injured after being stabbed in east London. The attack happened on Bromley Road in Walthamstow, at about 19:15 GMT. The deceased man, in...

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Student protest police officer cleared of baton attack

Image caption About 10,000 people marched through London as part of the student fees protest in 2010 A police officer accused of hitting a student over the head with a baton during a protest nine years ago has been cleared of misconduct. A panel concluded on Thursday that an...

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Oval Four: Men have convictions quashed in corrupt detective case

Image copyright Winston Trew Image caption Winston Trew said his life fell apart after he served eight months in prison Three men who were jailed nearly 50 years ago on the evidence of a corrupt police officer have had their convictions quashed. Winston Trew, Sterling Christie, George Griffiths and...

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London bus attack: Teens admit threatening women who refused to kiss

Image copyright Melania Geymonat Image caption Melania Geymonat (right) and her date Chris needed hospital treatment Three teenage boys have admitted threatening two women who refused to kiss each other on a bus. Melania Geymonat, 28, and her date Christine Hannigan were pelted with coins on a Camden night...

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Jose Mourinho: Ex-Man Utd boss says he won’t repeat past mistakes at Tottenham

Mourinho was sacked by Manchester United last December New Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho says he will not make the same mistakes at Spurs that he did in previous managerial roles. The Portuguese replaced Mauricio Pochettino on Wednesday, ending an 11-month spell out of management following his sacking by Manchester...

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Michael Weir guilty of 1998 ‘double jeopardy’ murders

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Michael Weir was found guilty of two counts of murder at the Old Bailey A jewel thief who beat two elderly people to death in their own homes has been convicted of their murders two decades on. Michael Weir fatally attacked 78-year-old Leonard...

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TfL announces ‘urgent review’ of London minicab drivers

Image caption Minicab drivers must sit mandatory exams to get a licence from Transport for London Transport for London has announced an “urgent review” after the BBC found thousands of London minicab drivers may be working fraudulently. Drivers must sit mandatory exams at TfL centres or authorised private schools...

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