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Inquest into death of Crossrail worker opens

An inquest into the death of a worker who died last year whilst working on the Crossrail project has opened this morning.

René Tkacik, 44, who died on 7 March after he was hit by a section of freshly applied shotcrete at Crossrail’s Fisher Street site.

He died as he sprayed concrete through a hose - known as "shotcreting" - used by Crossrail contractors.

A silent vigil was held outside this morning. Credit: David Standard/Leigh Day.

A silent vigil was held outside the Coroners Court this morning.

Family business loses Spurs stadium court bid

An old family business standing in the way of Spurs' £400 million stadium redevelopment has lost its High Court challenge against a compulsory purchase order being used to force it out.

Credit: Tottenham Hotspur

Archway Sheet Metal Works, in Paxton Road, Tottenham, asked a judge to quash Communities Secretary Eric Pickles' decision to confirm the order on the grounds that it was "unlawful and invalid".

But Mr Justice Dove, who has revealed he is an Aston Villa fan, ruled there was "no legal flaw" in the decision-making process.



Boris due to meet Hillary Clinton

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at an event in New York last December Credit: Samir Hussein/PA Wire

Boris Johnson will meet American presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton on his visit to America, aimed at supporting British business.

The Mayor of London will meet the Democrat frontrunner to be the next president in New York on Wednesday, according to the Sunday Times.

Boris's six-day trip is beginning in Boston today, where he will lead a delegation of representatives from the science and technology industries, and is hoping to boost trade ties between London and the U.S.A.

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