Police help victims of the attack in Finsbury Park. Photo: REX

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one dead and many casualties as car collides with pedestrians in Finsbury Park

One person has been killed and many more injured after a car collided with pedestrians in London’s Finsbury Park last night. The attack, which occurred just after midnight last night, took place outside the Muslim Welfare House, on Seven Sisters Road. Witnesses reportedly heard the driver of the van saying, “I want to kill Muslims.” A 48-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the incident, Scotland Yard said, while the home secretary confirmed last night that it is being treated as a terror attack. Police said the incident was an “attack on London”. 
The Guardian

Brexit negotiations begin for a “historic” deal

Brexit secretary David Davis will begin talks with the EU today, in order to secure what he says will be a “deep and special partnership”. The UK is expected to leave the EU by the end of March 2019. Davis, who will start crucial negotiations at 11am today, admitted that there was a “long road ahead” before the UK makes their “historic” deal with the EU. 
BBC

Health unions urge Theresa May to ditch pay cap

Health bodies who represent more than 1.3m NHS staff have urged Theresa May to ditch the one per cent cap on pay rises for staff. Doctors, nurses, dentists and other healthcare professionals said the cap is unfair and puts patient safety in danger. The cap was introduced in 2010 and has limited people working for the health service to pay rises of one per cent or less. The bodies joined together to serve a letter to May, which said that the pay cap was one of the reasons she lost her majority government in the recent general election. 
The Guardian

France polls: Macron's party wins electoral "grand slam" 

Emmanuel Macron won a landslide majority in the French election, completing his electoral “grand slam” on Sunday. The election was the lowest voter turnout on record, but the youngest-ever president of France managed to crush opposition from both the left and the right, to bring his new party, La République En Marche (LREM), into control of 360 of the 577 seat National Assembly, with the help of a smaller party and ally. 
France24

Beyoncé gives birth to twins 

Beyoncé and her husband, Jay Z, have welcomed twins into the world. While the couple have not yet released any official details about the birth, reports suggest Beyoncé gave birth to a boy and a girl, following “minor” complications over the weekend. Beyoncé’s father, Matthew Knowles, confirmed the twins had arrived, in an Instagram post reading “Happy Birthday to the twins” and captioned with just: “They’re here.” 
LA Times

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Police help victims of the attack in Finsbury Park. Photo: REX
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