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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Climate change protesters disrupt London's DLR services

Climate change protesters disrupt London's DLR services

Activists from Extinction Rebellion are staging a protest on the Docklands Light Railway in London today.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Teenager killed in St Paul’s Cathedral fall named

Teenager killed in St Paul’s Cathedral fall named

Teenager killed in St Paul’s Cathedral fall named

A university student who fell to his death from a gallery at St Paul’s Cathedral has been remembered as “beautiful and talented”.

Climate protesters are ‘ordinary people who need to be heard’

Climate protesters are ‘ordinary people who need to be heard’

Climate protesters are ‘ordinary people who need to be heard’

The deputy leader of the Green Party has said that environmental protesters, who continue to disrupted traffic in London, are “ordinary people who need to be heard”.

Extinction Rebellion: 113 arrests amid climate change protest

Extinction Rebellion: 113 arrests amid climate change protest

Extinction Rebellion: 113 arrests amid climate change protest

More than 100 people have been arrested in London as police deal with continuing climate change protests, Scotland Yard said.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Monday, April 15, 2019

Man charged over Grenfell tower effigy video

Man charged over Grenfell tower effigy video

Man charged over Grenfell tower effigy video

A 46-year-old man has been charged after a video showing an effigy of the Grenfell Tower being burned was posted online.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Thursday, April 11, 2019

West London bridge closed ‘indefinitely’ after faults found

Hammersmith Bridge closed ‘indefinitely’

Hammersmith Bridge closed ‘indefinitely’

A historic bridge in west London has been closed to traffic after "critical faults" were discovered in the structure.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Man who plotted to bomb mosque to be sentenced

Mosque bomb plotter to be sentenced

Mosque bomb plotter to be sentenced

A man who hoarded fireworks in a plot to bomb a mosque in south London will be jailed later today.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Monday, April 8, 2019

One in three Britons in city centres inhale toxic air, a study finds

One in three Britons in city centres inhale toxic air, a study finds

One in three Britons in city centres inhale toxic air, a study finds

One in three Britons have inhaled toxic air in the country's busy city centres, it has emerged.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Ex-Chief Prosecutor: ‘Mental health plays significant part’ in rising knife crime

Ex-Chief Prosecutor: ‘Mental health plays significant part’ in rising knife crime

Ex-Chief Prosecutor: ‘Mental health plays significant part’ in knife crime

Nazir Afzal, a former Chief Prosecutor of North West England, has said that mental health issues "play a significant part" in the rise of knife crime.

LGBT activists protest outside London hotel over Brunei death penalty

Protesters surround London hotel over Brunei death penalty

Protesters surround London hotel over Brunei death penalty

Around 100 people have turned out to take part in a protest against Brunei's anti-LGBT laws in central London.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Friday, April 5, 2019

Man charged with attempted murder after five knife attacks in Edmonton

Man charged with attempted murder after five knife attacks in Edmonton

Man charged with attempted murder after five knife attacks in Edmonton

A man has appeared in court charged with five counts of attempted murder after a series of stabbings in north London.

Chief coroner issues warning after ‘yellow vest’ protest at court

Chief coroner issues warning after ‘yellow vest’ protest at court

Chief coroner issues warning after ‘yellow vest’ protest at court

Coroners should be free to act "without attack or intimidation", the chief coroner's office said after five people were arrested for storming a west London coroner's court.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Minicab congestion charge Sadiq Khan. Image: Samantha King.

Minicab drivers launch High Court challenge against congestion charge

Minicab drivers launch High Court challenge against congestion charge

A trade union will launch a High Court challenge against the Mayor of London’s decision to introduce the congestion charge for minicab drivers.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Man arrested over latest Edmonton stabbing

Man arrested over latest Edmonton stabbing

Man arrested over latest Edmonton stabbing

A man in his 30s has been arrested by police investigating a stabbing in Enfield, north London on Tuesday, the Metropolitan Police has said.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Police dogs to receive awards for response to London terror attacks

Police dogs awarded 'animal OBE' for response to London terror attacks

Police dogs awarded 'animal OBE' for response to London terror attacks

Police dogs have been awarded what is described as an "animal OBE" for their response to the London terror attacks in 2017.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Monday, March 25, 2019

Flight lands in Edinburgh instead of Dusseldorf by mistake

Edinburgh flight lands in Dusseldorf

Edinburgh flight lands in Dusseldorf

British Airways passengers were mistakenly flown to Edinburgh rather than Dusseldorf due to a paperwork error.

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.

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