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Guaidó calls for more protests despite Maduro’s defiance and other stories

Guaidó calls for more protests despite Maduro’s defiance 

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Poster showing support for Nicolas Maduro

Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro claims to have defeated what he called a military coup attempt by the opposition leader, Juan Guaido.

Mr. Guaidó has appealed for his supporters to take to the streets of Venezuela again today.

Yesterday’s clashes resulted in more than 100 injuries.

Nicolás Maduro says his troops stood firm against what he described as Donald Trump’s ‘unhinged imperialist gang’.

Mr. Guaidó has been formally recognised as interim leader of Venezuela by more than 50 countries, including the UK, United States and most Latin American countries.

Campaigners lose challenge against Heathrow

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Heathrow Airport

Plans for a third runway at London Heathrow have been approved by the government despite challenges from local campaigners.

Local authorities and nearby residents argued that the government’s National Policy Statement (NPS) failed to account for the impact on air quality, climate change, noise and congestion.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling’s lawyers said the legal challenge had been ‘premature’, as they would have the opportunity to make representations at a later stage in the development process.

Vanishing Free cash machines  

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Cash machine charging for withdrawal. Photo Credit : Sofie Strøbeck

Numbers of free-to-use cash machines are rapidly declining across the UK, according to a new study by Which?

Approximately 1,700 machines started charging for withdrawals in the first three months of the year, with the majority starting to charge in March.

Leading operators, Cardtronics and NoteMachine, are both likely to put a charge on more of their machines by the end of this year.

The changes come after a reduction in the fee that operators receive from banks each time an ATM is used.

Which says this could result in the country losing around 13% of its free ATMs in only a few months.

Police left injured after Ajax stun Tottenham

Dutch giants Ajax defeated Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 at the new White Hart Lane last night, but the battle continued off the pitch in the streets of London.

The two sets of fans brawled on High Road in north London on Tuesday night, with sections of both supporters throwing glass bottles and street cones.

Nine arrests were made last night before the game had kicked off in an attempt to contain the spread of disorder.

The violence after the game resulted in three officers being treated for injuries.

 

Spurs will travel to Amsterdam for the second leg next Wednesday where police will be on high alert.

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