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London students lead the way in university applications

Record numbers of students have applied for university this year, with London leading the way with the largest increase in applications. The number of students applying in the capital is 23% higher than the national average.

18-year-olds living in London were over 40% more likely to apply than those living in the North East, and 25% more likely to apply compared to the rest of England.

Londoners feeling the housing crisis

London buyers feeling the housing crisis pain Credit: Yui Mok/PA

London home buyers are feeling the housing crisis more sharply than anywhere else in Britain. The Chartered Institute of Housing found that 76 per cent of people in the capital believe there is a housing crisis in their local area. 81% of Londoners said there is a housing crisis in Britain.

"As our poll shows, this sense of crisis is most strongly felt by people in London, where prices are highest. Many areas are well on the way to becoming out of bounds to all but the very wealthiest households - if things carry on as they are ordinary people will simply not be able to afford to live in many areas of the capital."

– CIH chief executive Grainia Long


Commemorations to mark 50 years since Sir Winston Churchill's funeral

The flag-draped coffin of Sir Winston Churchill on board the Havengore 30/01/65 Credit: PA Wire

Commemorations will be held on the Thames today to mark 50 years since Sir Winston Churchill's funeral. Havengore will retrace its route down the river with all of the former Prime Minister's family members on board. Tower Bridge will be lifted and a gun salute will take place as it passes HMS Belfast. Officers who were present at his funeral 50 years ago will place a wreath in the water opposite the Palace of Westminster.

Back in 1965, 350 million people watched the televised journey of Havengore carrying the coffin along the Thames.


Brooklyn Beckham poses in Arsenal kit for first time

Brooklyn Beckham has posed alongside his team mates in his Arsenal kit. David Beckham's eldest son currently trains at the team's ground at London Colney in Hertfordshire. Brooklyn posted the picture on his Instagram account - with the simple caption of 'Squad'.

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