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Anti-racism protesters kettled by police after breaking away from counter-demonstration

Philippine Degerin-Ricard was riding a 'Boris bike' when she was hit by a lorry and killed.

Family mourns first ‘Boris Bike’ death as victim named

French student Philippine De Gerin-Ricard, 20, was knocked down and killed by a lorry

20-year old woman dies in the first fatality involving a “Boris Bike” since they were launched by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson in 2010

Woman killed on 'Boris Bike' was 20-year-old French student

The first cyclist to be killed riding a 'Boris Bike' was a 20-year-old French student, it was reported today.

20-year old woman dies in the first fatality involving a “Boris Bike” since they were launched by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson in 2010

First 'Boris bike' death: Cyclist dies after lorry crash

20-year old woman is first person to die while riding hire bike introduced by London mayor in 2010

EDL leaders bailed after attempt to visit spot where Drummer Lee Rigby was killed

Two English Defence League (EDL) leaders arrested as they attempted to visit the spot where Drummer Lee Rigby was murdered have been released on bail.

Lifetime achievement - Sebastian Coe: Helped win the Games and then ran them. Also received recognition for his own sporting career, winning gold in the Moscow and Los Angeles Games

Sports Personality of the Year roll of honour: the night's other winners

Lifetime achievement: Sebastian Coe

Martine Wright: On 6 July 2005, Wright went out to celebrate London winning the Olympics. The next morning she missed her usual train. She described the aftermath of the explosion: 'My trainer was up above me, stuck on a mangled piece of metal. There was blood all over it. There were screams everywhere. And then the screams began stopping.' She spent a year in hospital and took up sitting volleyball after a trial at Stoke Mandeville, the birthplace of the Paralympics

Sporting heroes: 7/7 victim and Gurkha injured in battle make the Paralympics

A survivor of the 7/7 London bombings and a Gurkha who lost a leg in Afghanistan were yesterday named as part of the first ever British sitting volleyball team for the Paralympic Games. Martine Wright and Netra Rana were chosen in the women's and men's teams respectively for August's London Games.

Call for universities to disclose crime data to prospective undergraduates

Information on crimes against students at universities should be made available to prospective undergraduates, according to the man behind a campus guide that has ranked them all in terms of safety for the first time.

£80m London punt by Redrow chief

Wolverhampton Wanderers' owner, Steve Morgan, who also controls the housebuilder Redrow, took an £80m punt on the London property market yesterday.

7/7 inquest recommendations welcomed

The recommendations for preventing future deaths made by the 7/7 coroner are "clear and welcome" and must now be considered by the relevant agencies, former London mayor Ken Livingstone said.

7/7 victims' deaths were 'inevitable'

Each of the 52 victims of the July 7 2005 terrorist attacks would have died "whatever time the emergency services reached and rescued them", a coroner ruled today.

Laura Morris: It wasn't until I gave evidence that the flashbacks really started to disappear

A Survivor's View: After leaving the courtroom I wept for a long time. Not just tears but body-wracking sobs that alarmed the people near me

Voices of 7/7: The survivors' testimonies form a searing but inspiring memorial to the 52 victims

Yesterday, after nearly five months, the Coroner's Inquests into the London bombings of 7 July 2005 finished taking evidence. It has been an astonishing process. The voices of 497 people, in court and in written statements, have not only told the full story of that shocking day, but have evoked in vivid detail the experiences of those caught up in the attacks.

Bus chiefs not told of Tube blasts

Bus controllers were not told there had been explosions on three Tube trains before a fourth bomb went off on a bus, the inquest into the 7/7 attacks heard today.

'Lucky' Tube passenger caught in second 7/7 blast

A woman who narrowly escaped one of the 7/7 bombings received a text from her boyfriend saying she had been lucky moments before she was caught in a second blast, an inquest heard today.

Tube passengers hit as body found on line

London Underground passengers faced fresh delays today when services were disrupted on three lines in the morning rush hour.

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