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    Video caption: Covid: Police raid illegal 300 person rave in railway arch

    Police say organisers padlocked the door from the inside to stop officers getting in.

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    Video caption: Covid: 400-person wedding party in Stamford Hill broken up by police

    Police broke up a wedding party in north London where they said about 400 people had gathered.

  3. Two boys held after killing of 'kind' and 'humble' teenager

    Anas Mezenner

    Two 16-year-old boys have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a "kind" and "humble" teenager was stabbed to death in north London.

    Anas Mezenner was discovered fatally wounded in West Green Road near Turnpike Lane at about 21:10 on Tuesday. He was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead the following morning.

    Speaking about the 17-year-old's death, Anas' family said he "was never, never about this knife crime stupidity, he always kept himself humble, he was always kind and always put others first”.

    The Met said the two arrested teenagers had both been taken to a north London police station where they remain in custody.

    "My deepest sympathy is with Anas’ family. This is a tragic loss of a young man who was known to be kind and thoughtful, who was enrolled in a local college with a bright future," Det Ch Insp Jane Topping said.

  4. 'Thousands' of laptops needed for Hackney pupils

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Thousands of laptops are still needed for pupils in Hackney, according to the borough's deputy mayor.

    Child using laptop

    Hackney Council said it believed about 4,000 home learners did not have "sufficient" access to facilities for online lessons in 2020.

    Schools have closed again to the majority of pupils across the UK in the latest lockdown.

    Labour councillor Anntoinette Bramble said while a government scheme provided around 1500 laptops to young people in the borough, another 2000 laptops are needed to "properly tackle the digital divide".

    Ms Bramble told the LDRS: "As part of remote learning, you have to address the digital divide."

    She said more support was needed for disadvantaged families and the impact on learning as a result of working remotely.

    "You can’t give a family on low income a device and let them decide whether they give the child access to wifi to do their work or pay for a meal for the family," Ms Bramble added.

    If you have a laptop or tablet that you want to donate then please go to bbc.co.uk/makeadifference where you can find details of charities who will help get them safely wiped and sent to the children that need them the most.

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    Video caption: BBC London spends a day with Metropolitan Police officers responding to Covid calls
  6. Coronavirus: Tributes to 'much loved' Barts NHS worker

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    NHS health worker Vincent Lawler

    Tributes have been paid to a “much loved” east London health worker who has died after contracting coronavirus.

    Vincent Lawler worked as an advisor in the sexual health service at the Royal London Hospital. He had worked with Barts Health Trust for 20 years.

    He died on 28 December after a short battle with the virus.

    A spokesman for the trust said: “He was a much loved, jovial and respected member of the team. He loved walking, swimming and sang opera in his spare time. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.”

    Mr Lawlor is one of seven Barts Health Trust workers whose deaths have been attributed to coronavirus.

    The trust, which runs five hospitals including Whipps Cross and Royal London, has recorded 1,150 Covid-related deaths since the start of the pandemic.