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Senior members of one of the country’s most notorious gangs have been arrested after expanding their drug-dealing operations outside of their south London stronghold to target lucrative new markets, police said yesterday.

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The move comes after two of the other indicted men, Uhuru Kenyatta and his running mate William Ruto, won last week’s elections

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For a slim book, The Great Gatsby has more plot than you'd think. David Nixon's new production for Northern Ballet races through it, spelling out the ambiguous relationships of F Scott Fizgerald's novel. It doesn't have time to develop character or atmosphere.

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