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Conman jailed for love affair scams

A conman who cheated women out of thousands of pounds after convincing them an American marine had fallen in love with them has been jailed for six years. Robinson Agbonifoayetan posed as a soldier online and defrauded two women out of £42,000. One of his victims, who lives in Ealing, used up her life savings and sold her car before becoming suspicious and alerting the police.

Robinson Agbonifoayetan Credit: Metropolitan Police

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Two dead after being hit by a train at Ealing Broadway station

Two people have died this evening after being struck by a train at Ealing Broadway station.

The incident happened just after 6pm with a First Great Western train. London Ambulance Service say they sent crews to the station but the victims were dead at the scene.

The station is closed and there are delays on services in and out of London Paddington as a result.

British Transport Police say they are working to try and confirm the identities of those involved.

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LAB Gain Ealing Central & Acton

Simon Harris instant analysis: Labour successfully captures Ealing Central & Acton but the margin is much tighter than expected. Labour's majority in Ealing Central & Acton - Seat No:7 on Labour's London target list - was just 274.

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Downton cooks admit to Kate: We can't cook

The Duchess of Cambridge was presented with a cake by Downton Abbey cooks Mrs Patmore and Daisy on her visit to the show's studios today, but the stars admitted they didn't bake it themselves.

"Are you both fantastic cooks?" the Duchess asked actors Lesley Nicol and Sophie McShera on receiving the chocolate cake.

"You wouldn't want it if it was cooked by us," joked Nicol.

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'Very dashing': Kate jokes with Downton's Carson

The Duchess of Cambridge shared a joke with Downton Abbey's Carson during her visit to the show's set today, asking him if his suit and bow tie were "usual attire".

Carson, played by Jim Carter, responded "this is my relaxing gear", as he showed Kate the costumes trailer for the series.

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