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A street gym in Brixton is helping young people

[ad_1] Terroll Lewis set up Brixton street gym after the success of his workouts in the local park. He posted them online as he could not afford to join a gym at the time.The urban gym provides a safe place for kids in the community to go and keeps them off the streets.By video journalist: Simone Stewart [ad_2] Source link
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US-China trade war: Trump announces new retaliatory tariff hikes

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption The increases will affect about $550bn of Chinese imports President Donald Trump has hit back at China by announcing new higher tariffs on imports - escalating a mounting trade war between the two nations.In a series of tweets on Friday, Mr Trump announced an additional tariff increase of 5% on imports from China.The move came hours after the president hit out at Chinese plans
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Mossmorran: Gas processing plants get two-month flaring deadline

[ad_1] Image copyright Sepa Image caption Sepa wants "faster progress" from the companies operating at Mossmorran Two companies at the centre of gas-flaring complaints in Fife have been given two months by the environmental regulator to come up with a plan to fix the problem.Sepa officials have varied operating permits for Exxonmobil and Shell Fife NGL at the Mossmorran complex.They have also told them to install flare tips that reduce
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Free heart screening in Cardiff Half Marathon runner’s memory

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption"We need to be doing more as a country" Free heart screening is set to be provided in memory of a runner who died during the Cardiff Half Marathon.The Ben McDonald Heart Screening Fund, set up after the 25-year-old went into cardiac arrest at the finish line last year, is funding a sold out event at Cardiff Gate on 31 August.The
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Amazon fires lead to worldwide protests over Brazilian government inaction

[ad_1] Demonstrators gathered outside Brazilian embassies on Friday to protest against inaction on Amazon fires. Hundreds of protesters gathered in London, Madrid and Bogota, calling for Brazilian president Jairo Bolsonaro to act. Brazil's president has since ordered the armed forces to help tackle the forest fires. There are currently a record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest. It's the largest rainforest in the world and a vital carbon store
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Brazil sends army to tackle Amazon fires

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMembers of Brazil's indigenous Mura tribe vow to defend their land Brazil's president has ordered the armed forces to help fight a record number of forest fires in the Amazon.A decree issued by President Jair Bolsonaro authorises the deployment of soldiers in nature reserves, indigenous lands and border areas in the region.The announcement comes after intense pressure from European leaders.France and
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Boris Johnson and Donald Trump speak ahead of G7 meeting

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Boris Johnson has spoken to US President Donald Trump ahead of meeting him for the first time since becoming prime minister on Sunday.The leaders, who will meet at the G7 summit in France, discussed "foreign policy issues and global trade".No 10 said they "looked forward to speaking further" at the summit.Mr Trump has praised Mr Johnson, calling him "Britain Trump", and predicted a speedy US-UK
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Bury owner Steve Dale says club has been sold with EFL deadline approaching

[ad_1] Owner Steve Dale has told BBC Radio Manchester he has agreed a deal to sell Bury as a deadline for their possible expulsion from the EFL approaches.The club, which has had its first six games of the season suspended, has been given until 23:59 BST to prove it can pay off creditors and has funding in place to complete the season.An update issued at 17:00 BST by the English
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High Street: Five ways UK shopping has changed

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Hardly a month goes by without news of another wave of shops shutting.So, how many shops have closed recently - and what's behind the High Street crisis?What shops are closing?A record 2,481 shops disappeared from UK High Streets last year - up 40%, according to the accountancy firm PwC and the Local Data Company. Big chains such as Toys R Us, Maplin and Poundworld went