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Chelsea 2-2 Arsenal: Hector Bellerin earns Arsenal point in London derby Arsenal overcame David Luiz's dismissal against his old club to twice come from behind against Chelsea in an eventful London derby. The Gunners looked beaten when Jorginho fired Chelsea ahead from the penalty spot after Luiz was shown a straight red card for bundling over Tammy Abraham.

Crystal Palace 0-2 Southampton: Saints secure fourth successive away league win Nathan Redmond and Stuart Armstrong both scored as Southampton claimed a fine win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park to secure their fourth successive away victory in the Premier League. Redmond opened the scoring for the Saints midway through the first half as he turned away from two markers before firing home from the edge of the box.

Saracens: Premiership Rugby urge club to be more transparent Saracens have been urged to be more transparent with fans over how they came to be relegated to the Championship, says Premiership Rugby chief executive Darren Childs. Childs said the club needed to "take ownership" of the process that led to their unprecedented punishment for not complying with the salary cap.

'Out of control': one in 50 homes in London a short-term let "At a time when almost one in 50 Londoners is homeless, it's ridiculous that potentially one in 50 London homes is rented out as a short-term let," said Darren Rodwell, the leader of Newham council and the London Council's lead on housing. "The market is growing out of control.

Extinction Rebellion: Olympian Etienne Stott guilty over protest Canoeist Etienne Stott tells a court he took part in the protest due to a "sense of fear".

The mounting cost of HS2 is financial and environmental None of these are cheap but the costs would be much less than HS2, with far greater benefits that we'd see in years, not decades.Prof Paul Salveson: Bolton. - I read your article with a heavy heart.

Wembley Park Is Kicking Off 2020 With An Incredible Prize Giveaway Here to make the start of 2020 a winning one is Wembley Park, who've launched a huge prize giveaway with £1000 worth of prizes up for grabs.

Stepney GP practice manager dedicates her national award to 'superhero' admin staff Jubilee Street Practice manager Virginia Patania was named healthcare leader of the year at the General Practice Awards, in recognition of her commitment to NHS staff, the workplace and playing a key role driving quality improvements.

Things To Do Today In London: Wednesday 22 January 2020 London's newest light festival begins.

Chinese New Year 2020 London: Parade date, route, timings and travel advice for the Chinatown celebrations this weekend Chinese New Year is officially here. The Year of the Rat begins in earnest this weekend, with celebrations lighting up the capital. Over the course of the next two weeks, millions of people all over the world will be eating, drinking, and generally being merry to celebrate China's most important lunar festival.

Off duty police officers attacked while breaking up fight in Covent Garden Read the latest London stories, Off duty police officers attacked while breaking up fight in Covent Garden on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest London news.

Westley revealed as new Essex captain The 30-year-old is an Essex Academy graduate and will captain the side across the County Championship and Royal London Cup, with Simon Harmer continuing to skipper the Essex Eagles in the Vitality Blast.

Townsend to Open at Whitechapel Gallery - Eat - London on the Inside Modern British restaurant Townsend is taking over the restaurnat at Whitechapel Gallery, with ex Petersham Nurseries Chef Joe Fox in the kitchen.

TfL planning more tower blocks on its car parks More information has been released about TfL's plans to turn a long length of land next to a railway into blocks of flats. With a number of towers being planned, they expect to add some 875 homes to the area, with around half deemed to be "affordable".

The York Watergate: The Forgotten Treasure Of Embankment Gardens The elaborately chiselled structure of York Watergate is almost 400 years old, more elderly than almost anything else in this part of town. It was built around 1626 in the grounds of York House, as a kind of posh parking space for the Duke of Buckingham's boat.

Free Green Workshops - Swag - London On The Inside If you want to live more sustainably but are unsure of the changes you can make, then you'll want to check out these green workshops. Urban Growth will be showing you how to lead a more green-fingered life in the big city with this series of workshops.

George Orwell's London: The places and pubs that inspired the 1984 writer George Orwell's London is about more than mere concrete and cobbles. Throughout his peerless writing career he elevated the city above the sum of its parts - not by fixating on the buildings that lined its bustling streets, but on the people that walked them.

Royal protection outrider hit by taxi near Kensington Palace A Royal Protection officer has been taken to hospital after being struck by a taxi a stone's throw away from Kensington Palace. The outrider, who is part of the Met Police's specialist branch trained to guard the Royal Family and diplomats, was hit shortly after 11am on Tuesday.

50% Off Dehesa in Soho - Swag - London on the Inside Twelve years is a long time in the restaurant world, so the Salt Yard Group has given Dehesa a spruce up, and it's re-opening this month. The new look 50-cover Dehesa features a more contemporary, industrial style with a new bar featuring beautiful fabrics and the Wine Cellar Dining Room.

Where To Learn Italian In London Here's our pick of the best group classes, private sessions and meet-ups to take you from complete novice to fluent speaker. Buona fortuna! What's good about it?

Barking homeowner ordered to pay thousands and tear down extension after 15-year planning row A homeowner has been ordered to pay almost £17,000 and tear down part of his house after a 15-year planning dispute. Laurence Hill was refused planning permission for the first floor rear extension to his home in Barking in 2005. He appealed to the Planning Inspectorate, who also ruled he could not add to the property.

Crowns, coronets, coronations and cock-ups He might have said those words with more than a hint of arrogance but as we have seen these past few weeks we are still blessed with the continuity that a Constitutional Monarchy gives and pride we can have by being British.

Ten Doeschate steps down as Essex captain "To win Division Two and then two Championship titles in four years is a remarkable achievement and he steps down with the Club in a strong position for further success.

TfL Tube and London bus staff face knife threats as attacks increase by 25 per cent Knife attacks and general assaults on Tube, bus and Docklands Light Railway staff are on the increase, official documents reveal. Assaults on Transport for London employees have risen by nearly 25 per cent, from 505 to 628, in the past three years, while those involving a blade are up 84 per cent, from 19 to 35.

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