London

Monday, March 18, 2019

Monday, March 18, 2019

Police release CCTV footage after 98-year-old dies following ‘violent robbery’

Police release CCTV footage after 98-year-old dies following ‘violent robbery’

Police release CCTV footage after 98-year-old dies following ‘violent robbery’

Police have release new CCTV footage after a 98-year-old died following a violent robbery in his home.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

knife crime

London schools cannot tackle knife crime alone, Ofsted says

London schools cannot tackle knife crime alone, Ofsted says

The education watchdog has called for "multi-agency partnerships" to help bring instances of knife crime down.

Shop owner offers ‘safe space’ in campaign against knife crime

Shop owner offers ‘safe space’ in campaign against knife crime

Shop owner offers ‘safe space’ in campaign against knife crime

The owner of a clothes shop in south east London is offering refuge to teenagers who fear they may be a victim of knife crime.

Explosive devices

'IRA' claims responsibility for suspicious packages

'IRA' claims responsibility for suspicious packages

A group calling itself the IRA has claimed it was behind the five suspicious packages sent to addresses on the British mainland.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019

Boy due in court charged with murder of Jodie Chesney

Teen due in court charged with murder of Jodie Chesney

Teen due in court charged with murder of Jodie Chesney

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of Jodie Chesney in east London, the Metropolitan Police said.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Sadiq Khan’s £62m staff spending is ‘disgraceful’

Sadiq Khan’s £62m staff spending is ‘disgraceful’

Sadiq Khan’s £62m staff spending is ‘disgraceful’

A Conservative member of the Greater London Assembly as described the Mayor of London’s spending on staff as “disgraceful”.

Met Police arrest 504 people in two weeks for violence-related crime

Met Police arrest 504 people in two weeks for violence-related crime

Met Police arrest 504 people in two weeks for violence-related crime

The Metropolitan Police's violent crime unit has arrested 504 people and seized over 100 weapons in only two weeks, latest figures show.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Theresa May is 'daft, deluded and dangerous'

Theresa May is 'daft, deluded and dangerous'

Theresa May is 'daft, deluded and dangerous'

Peter Bleksley, previously known as ‘The Chief’ on Channel 4’s Hunted, has described the prime minister as “daft, deluded and dangerous” after she claimed that cuts in police numbers had no correlation to rising knife crime.

Police investigate three small explosive devices in London

Police investigate three small explosive devices in London

Police investigate three small explosive devices in London

Counter-terrorism police are investigating three small explosive devices at London Waterloo station, Heathrow and City Airport.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Monday, March 4, 2019

Father of stabbing victim: ‘Everyone is running around like headless chickens’

Knife crime has 'everyone running around like headless chickens'

Knife crime has 'everyone running around like headless chickens'

The father of Jimmy Mizen, who was stabbed to death aged 16 in 2008, has said that “everyone is running around like headless chickens” because no one knows how to tackle knife crime.

Former gang member: ‘No one takes police officers seriously’

Former gang member: ‘No one takes police officers seriously’

Former gang member: ‘No one takes police officers seriously’

Former gang member Sheldon Thomas has said that “no one takes police officers seriously” so sending them into schools to talk about knife crime will “never” work.

Julia Hartley-Brewer: ‘People only care when white middle-class girls get stabbed'

Julia Hartley-Brewer: People only care 'when white middle-class girls get stabbed'

Julia: 'People pay attention when white middle-class girls get stabbed'

talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer has condemned the media coverage of the “horrific” killing of a 17-year-old girl, saying politicians and journalists only care about knife crime when it is “white middle-class girls” being stabbed.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Girl stabbed to death in London park

Girl stabbed to death in London park

Girl stabbed to death in London park

A 17-year-old girl was stabbed to death in an east London park on Friday night, Scotland Yard said. 

UK submits extradition request for speedboat killer Jack Shepherd

UK submits extradition request for speedboat killer Jack Shepherd

UK submits extradition request for speedboat killer Jack Shepherd

An official request to extradite speedboat killer Jack Shepherd from Georgia has been submitted by UK authorities.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019

Sean Rigg: Met police cleared of misconduct over custody death

Sean Rigg: Met police cleared of misconduct over custody death

Sean Rigg: Met police cleared of misconduct over custody death

Five Metropolitan Police officers have been cleared of the death of a musician who died in Brixton police station, ten years after it happened.

Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan to face legal action over 'racist' congestion charge

Sadiq Khan to face legal action over 'racist' congestion charge

Sadiq Khan is facing legal action on the grounds that the recently introduced minicab congestion charge is racially discriminatory.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Artist appeals for help after losing ‘magnificent’ Donald Trump wig

Artist appeals for help after losing ‘magnificent’ Donald Trump wig

Artist appeals for help after losing ‘magnificent’ Donald Trump wig

An award-winning artist is appealing for help after claiming she lost a one-of-a-kind Donald Trump wig she says is worth thousands of pounds and took months to make.

Police chief brands knife attacks ‘national emergency’

Police Commissioner: knife attacks a ‘national emergency’

Police Commissioner: knife attacks a ‘national emergency’

A slew of stabbings across two major cities has been described as a "national emergency" by West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson.

MP claims father found ‘bruised and bleeding’ at London care facility

MP's father found ‘bruised and bleeding’ at care facility

MP's father found ‘bruised and bleeding’ at care facility

An MP has spoken of finding her dementia-suffering father with “brutal injuries” in a care home facility in south London.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Man who died in luxury hotel lobby after stabbing named by police

Stabbing victim who died in luxury hotel lobby named by police

Stabbing victim who died in luxury hotel lobby named by police

Police have named a man who died in the lobby of a luxury hotel after being stabbed in the street in central London.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Met Police Chief: Stephen Lawrence inquiry ‘defined my generation of policing’

Met Police Chief: Stephen Lawrence inquiry ‘defined my generation of policing’

Met Police Chief: Stephen Lawrence inquiry ‘defined my generation of policing’

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has said the public inquiry into the death of Stephen Lawrence “defined” her generation of policing, after the report branded the police force to be institutionally racist.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Council denies covering up billboard targeting Jeremy Corbyn

Council covers up billboard targeting Jeremy Corbyn in 'mix up'

Council covers up billboard targeting Jeremy Corbyn in 'mix up'

Islington Council have admitted to covering up an anti-Brexit billboard targeting Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in his own constituency, adding that it was simply "a mix up".

Monday, February 11, 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019

 Boris Johnson accuses police of ‘wasting time’ on anti-transgender crime instead of tackling stabbings

Boris Johnson accuses police of ‘wasting time’ on anti-transgender crime instead of tackling stabbings

Boris Johnson accuses police of ‘wasting time’ on anti-transgender crime

Boris Johnson has accused the police of “wasting time” arresting women accused of being anti-transgender, when he suggests the manpower could be used to tackle knife crime.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Friday, February 8, 2019

Frustrated customer jailed for attempting to set fire to bank

Frustrated customer jailed for attempting to set fire to bank

Frustrated customer jailed for attempting to set fire to bank

A customer who tried to set fire to a petrol-soaked bank branch has been jailed for three-and-a-half years, police said.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Hundreds of people object to proposed Westminster Holocaust memorial claiming it would 'kill' the views of Parliament

Hundreds object to proposed Westminster Holocaust memorial over scenery fears

Hundreds of people object to proposed Westminster Holocaust memorial

Hundreds of people have objected to a proposed Holocaust memorial near the Palace of Westminster claiming there are already enough statues and it will ruin the view.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019

A 30-minutes-old baby abandoned in snow-covered playground in east London

A 30-minute-old baby abandoned in empty playground in east London

A 30-minute-old baby abandoned in empty playground in east London

A baby girl abandoned in a deserted playground in the snow was only just 30-minutes-old when she was found last night.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Teenager spared jail over attack on former British ambassador

Teenager spared jail over attack on former British ambassador

Teenager spared jail over attack on former British ambassador

A teenage boy who left former British ambassador to the US Sir Christopher Meyer with "horrific injuries" in an attack at London Victoria Station has been spared jail.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

‘Zombie knife’ attacker’s sentence increased by court of appeal

‘Zombie knife’ attacker’s sentence increased by court of appeal

‘Zombie knife’ attacker’s sentence increased by court of appeal

A teenager who attacked a car with a "zombie knife" in broad daylight has been jailed for three and a half years after the Court of Appeal decided his suspended sentence was unduly lenient.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Sadiq Khan to campaign for London rent controls in 2020 reelection bid

Sadiq Khan to campaign for London rent controls in 2020 reelection bid

Sadiq Khan to campaign for London rent controls in 2020 reelection bid

London Mayor Sadiq Khan will look into ways to cap rents in London as part of his reelection campaign

Sister of Charlotte Brown: ‘The only person Jack Shepherd is thinking of is himself’

Sister of Charlotte Brown who died in speedboat crash: ‘The only person Jack Shepherd is thinking of is himself’

Sister of Charlotte Brown: ‘Jack Shepherd is only thinking of himself'

The sister of Charlotte Brown, who died after being thrown from Jack Shepherd’s speedboat on a first date, said that he is only “thinking of himself”.

Preparations under way to extradite speedboat killer Jack Shepherd from Georgia

Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd 'may fight extradition' as he maintains innocence

Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd 'may fight extradition' as he maintains innocence

Jack Shepherd went on the run after being convicted of manslaughter following the 2015 death of Charlotte Brown

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Speedboat killer arrested in Georgia after months on the run

Speedboat killer arrested in Georgia after months on the run

Speedboat killer arrested in Georgia after months on the run

Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd has been arrested in Georgia after handing himself in to authorities after spending months as a fugitive.

15-year-old boy in ‘potentially life-threatening condition’ after shooting in south-east London

15-year-old boy in ‘potentially life-threatening condition’ after shooting in south-east London

15-year-old boy seriously injured after shooting in south-east London

A 15-year-old boy has been taken to hospital in a "potentially life-threatening condition" after being shot in south-east London.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Friday, January 18, 2019

Brampton Manor: State school where 41 pupils offered Oxbridge places

Brampton Manor: State school where 41 pupils offered Oxbridge places

Brampton Manor: State school where 41 pupils offered Oxbridge places

A state school in east London has had 41 students offered places at Oxford or Cambridge University.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Monday, December 31, 2018

Fireworks

Sadiq Khan: London's New Year's Eve fireworks a 'celebration' of capital's relationship with Europe

Sadiq Khan: New Year's Eve fireworks a 'celebration' of relationship with Europe

London's sold-out New Year's Eve fireworks show will be a celebration of the capital's relationship with Europe, Sadiq Khan has said.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Life expectancy rates drop drastically across parts of the UK

Life expectancy rates drop across parts of the UK

Life expectancy rates drop across parts of the UK

Gloucester, Southend-on-Sea and Dundee are among the six areas across the UK where life expectancy at birth has significantly decreased, latest statistics suggest.

London has had the highest number of homicides for a decade

London records the highest number of homicides for a decade

London records the highest number of homicides for a decade

The number of homicides in London so far in 2018 is the highest in a calendar year this decade.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Sadiq Khan not knowing about Crossrail overspending is ‘unbelievable’, says mayoral candidate

Sadiq Khan not knowing about Crossrail overspending is ‘unbelievable’, says mayoral candidate

Sadiq Khan not knowing of Crossrail costs ‘unbelievable’, says mayoral candidate

Siobhan Benita, the Liberal Democrat Mayoral Candidate for London has said that Sadiq Khan saying he did not know about the overspending on Crossrail is “unbelievable”.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018

Campaigners perform a nativity and sing housing-themed carols to demand affordable housing

Campaigners perform a nativity and sing housing-themed carols to demand affordable housing

Campaigners perform a nativity to demand affordable housing

Over 50 Croydon residents congregated outside their council building to perform a nativity as a call for affordable housing in the borough.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Odeon faces social media backlash over £40 cinema tickets

Odeon faces social media backlash over £40 cinema tickets

Odeon faces social media backlash over £40 cinema tickets

Odeon has responded to criticism after it faced backlash over its £40 “hi-tech” cinema tickets being sold at a cinema in London.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018

Police numbers in London could fall to lowest level since 2002, says Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan: Police numbers in London could fall to lowest level since 2002

Sadiq Khan: Police numbers in London could fall to lowest level since 2002

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said the number of police officers in the Capital could drop to their lowest levels since 2002, unless financial cuts are stopped.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Hundreds of people take to London calling for the end of the fur trade

Hundreds of people take to London calling for the end of the fur trade

Hundreds of people take to London calling for the end of the fur trade

Hundreds of animal right campaigners have taken to central London to demand the end of the fur trade in the UK.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Diane Abbott's attack of police moped tactics show she is 'detached from the real world', says founder of crime prevention charity

Diane Abbott's attack of police moped tactics show she is 'detached from the real world', says founder of crime prevention charity

Diane Abbott's attack on police is 'detached from real world', says ex-officer

Norman Brennan, Founder of Law & Order Foundation has said that Diane Abbott’s criticism of police tactics when dealing with moped crime shows she is “detached from the real world”.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

London could be the first capital city for ‘inland’ surfing

London could be the first capital city for ‘inland’ surfing

London could be the first capital city for ‘inland’ surfing

London could become the first capital city in the world to offer inland surfing under plans being drawn up.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Monday, November 19, 2018

MPs react to water cannons sold at £300k loss

MPs react to water cannons sold at £300k loss

MPs react to water cannons sold at £300k loss

Members of Parliament have taken to social media over the news that Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has sold water cannons bought when Boris Johnson was in the position for a £300k loss.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018

We are ‘the 99%’ not ‘middle-class lefties’, says environmental activist

We are ‘the 99%’ not ‘middle-class lefties’, says environmental activist

We are ‘the 99%’ not ‘middle-class lefties’, says environmental activist

Jamie Kelsey Fry from Extinction Rebellion, a climate change group, has said that his organisation is made up of “the 99%” not “middle-class lefties” and that they have people from “all backgrounds”.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Children most at risk of being stabbed on their way home from school

Children most at risk of being stabbed on their way home from school

Children most at risk of being stabbed on their way home from school

Children may be more vulnerable to becoming a victim of a stabbing on their way home from school, a new study suggests.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018

Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan warns it could take 10 years for violent crime in London to end

Sadiq Khan warns it could take 10 years for violent crime in London to end

The Mayor of London has warned it could take a generation to turn the tide of violent crime after four fatal stabbings in the capital in less than a week.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018

Flat owners take Tate Modern to court over ‘invasion of privacy’

Flat owners take Tate Modern to court over ‘invasion of privacy’

Flat owners take Tate Modern to court over ‘invasion of privacy’

Residents of flats overlooked by the Tate Modern have gone to the High Court to try and stop “hundreds of thousands of visitors” looking into their homes from the art gallery’s viewing platform.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Two men have been taken to hospital after a hammer attack at Stratford station in east London during the morning rush-hour.

Two men injured after being attacked with hammer in London

Two men injured after being attacked with hammer in London

Two men have been taken to hospital after a hammer attack at Stratford station in east London during the morning rush-hour.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Big Ben to chime for the first time since new year

Big Ben to chime for the first time since new year

Big Ben to chime for the first time since new year

The famous chimes of Big Ben will ring out for the first time since the new year.

Sadiq Khan accused of 'misleading' Transport committee over Crossrail delay

Sadiq Khan accused of 'misleading' Transport committee over Crossrail delay

Sadiq Khan accused of 'misleading' committee over Crossrail delay

London’s Mayor and transport bosses have been accused of being misleading over the delay to Crossrail.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018

B&M store given record £480,000 fine after selling knives to teenagers

B&M stores given record £480,000 fine after selling knives to teenagers

B&M stores given record £480,000 fine after selling knives to teenagers

Bargain store B&M has been ordered to pay a record £480,000 fine after selling knives to teenagers as young as 14.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Croydon Cat Killer mutilations were a fox, says Scotland Yard

Croydon Cat Killer mutilations were a fox, says Scotland Yard

Croydon Cat Killer mutilations were a fox, says Scotland Yard

Detectives investigating the so-called Croydon Cat Killer believe they have found the culprit – a fox.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Khalid Safi was stabbed to death in North Acton

'Snapchat queen' who posted a video of boyfriend dying found guilty of ordering killing

'Snapchat queen' who posted video of dying boyfriend guilty of ordering killing

Fatima Khan, 20, plotted with a love rival to kill Afghan asylum seeker Khalid Safi

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