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The Belgian frigate has transported its cargo of sacred soil from the cemeteries of WWI battlefields in Flanders to London for use in a new Flanders Fields Memorial Garden at Wellington Barracks.

A cross-dressed member of the EDL poses during a rally in London, 7 September 2013

More than 160 arrested at EDL Tower Hamlets march

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

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Tony Singh at his new restaurant, Tony's Table

Move over Nigella, here's Proper Pub Food and The Incredible Spice Men, the BBC’s next wave of TV cookery shows

We’re tiring of Masterchef in all its incarnations, aren’t we? We’re exhausted by Gordon Ramsay shouting at Yanks in Kitchen Nightmares; we’ve been charmed by Lorraine Pascal’s brownies and Levi Roots’s chilli sauce and Mary Berry’s tarts and Paul Hollywood’s kneading skills – but don’t you wish someone had the courage to say: “That’s enough cookery shows for now, thanks!” What culinary niche can possibly still be unexplored? Which gastro-territory remains uncharted? Don’t ask. The BBC always has an answer – or, two.

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Torso of African boy detectives believe was killed in a ritual sacrifice before being tossed into the Thames is 'identified' by key witness

Torso named Adam by detectives has been 'revealed' as Nigerian-born Patrick Erhabor

David Blaine's new electricity stunt

Blaine's back with a new stunt: he will risk being zapped with 1m volts for three days.

Nick Skelton competes in the jumping at Greenwich Park

King Charles holds nerve in jump-off to guide GB to gold

Blend of youth and old hands sees off Dutch in gripping Greenwich finale

London Olympics 2012: Troops make up 50% of park security

Troops drafted in to protect London 2012 venues after the G4S fiasco make up 50 per cent of security personnel stationed at the Olympic Park.

Jeremy Hunt in Olympic bell mishap

Jeremy Hunt narrowly avoided injuring bystanders today when a bell he was ringing flew off its handle during an Olympics celebration.

Olympic rings adorn Tower Bridge

Giant Olympic rings became the crowning glory on Tower Bridge today to mark the countdown to the London 2012 Games.

Off with their heads! Royalists clash with riverbank protesters

Anti-monarchists blocked from reaching the Thames trade insults with revellers

Spirit of Chartwell, which will be at the centre of the Diamond Jubilee Pageant

Button artist Ann Carrington reveals her plans to float the royal boat

Half a million buttons will decorate banner on barge carrying the Queen on her Jubilee Pageant

James Magnussen could be a star of the Games in the pool

London Eye: Australia's Missile James Magnussen is on target to make a record splash at Games

They like a nickname Down Under – there is a federal law that states no team can depart Australian shores without having "roos" attached to their name – but when it comes to James Magnussen, it's not so much a moniker as a statement of intent.

Gregg's Table's décor mixes the plain and the vaguely retro

Gregg's Table, Bermondsey Square Hotel, Bermondsey Square, Tower Bridge Road, London SE1

It's funny how the personality of a TV celebrity can permeate a place he owns. Gregg Wallace comes across on MasterChef as a no-nonsense, don't-muck-about, straight-talking, plain-dealing kind of geezer, not a foodie, certainly not a cook, just a chap who loves his food and appreciates it in big quantities. His most characteristic utterance in praise of a dish is, "I could polish off a 'ole plate of that". When you visit his new restaurant, Gregg's grinning visage keeps turning up in your head, beaming encouragement, defying you to find fault and criticise his down-home style.

Only goal difference is keeping Mark Hughes' QPR out of the Premier League relegation zone

QPR too good to go down, says Hughes

Manager confident his side can avoid relegation despite extremely tricky run-in to end of season

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