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Commissioner says London is 'united'

Metropolitan Police chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe says London continues to be united in its efforts to withstand the threat of terror.

The commissioner said the July 7 bombings will live long in the memory of those affected. He added that today is a time to send a message to terrorists that London was, and continues to be, strong, united and vibrant.

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Twin brother and sister score top marks

Twins Vicky and Thomas Vanderstichele are celebrating after achieving the remarkable feat of both scoring full marks in an International Baccalaureate diploma programme.

The brother and sister are sixth formers a King's College School in Wimbledon, south west London.

Vicky needed to score 41 points in the IB to win a place at Cambridge to study Classics, while Thomas needed 39 points to study biochemistry at Oxford, but both achieved perfect scores of 45 out of 45.

The pair recorded the school's best IB results since it adopted the educational programme in 2001.

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