A row is raging over plans to close and partially demolish a historic public building in south-west London to build a new Pentecostal church. Merton Hall, built in 1899 by local philanthropist John Innes, will be replaced by a new “worship” hall and cafe for the Elim Pentecostal Church. A “freehold swap” has been agreed by Merton council because it wants the church’s current site for a new secondary school.
Tributes were today paid to two London friends killed by a 4x4 as they walked back to a campsite on an unlit country lane. Matthew Lind, 31, from Wimbledon, died alongside James Morden, also 31, when the Nissan Pathfinder collided with a group of walkers in the South Downs. Two women, aged 27 and 29, were also injured in the accident in Ringmer, near Lewes, on Saturday. They were all on a weekend break together camping at the nearby Ember’s site, on the Bentley Farm estate.
Blood-soaked commuters ran for their lives as the explosion sent a “wall of fire” through the packed Tube at Parsons Green today, witnesses said. Passengers told how a stampede broke out when the bomb exploded as the District line train pulled into the platform, with travellers losing shoes and mobile phones in the mayhem. Lauren Hubbard, 24, who was on the train, said: “I heard a loud bang. There was a wall of fire that came towards me. I could feel the heat. We ran for it and then hid.
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Selecting a term
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".