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Image copyright PA Media Image caption Dawn Butler said she was pulled over by police while travelling through Hackney A senior Met Police official has condemned the “trial by social media” faced by officers who stopped a car carrying a Labour MP. Former shadow equalities minister Dawn Butler accused the force of racial profiling after […]

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Image copyright @Fazel1986 Image caption About 26 local residents left premises surrounding the blaze About 100 firefighters have tackled a blaze which spread through a row of shops in east London. The fire started in a mid-terrace shop in Sherrard Road, in Forest Gate, Newham, and spread through four neighbouring premises and two flats. London […]

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Image copyright EPA Face coverings have become mandatory in more indoor settings in England and Scotland following a recent spike in coronavirus cases. Places where coverings must now be worn in both countries include museums, places of worship and aquariums. Other new settings in England include cinemas and funeral homes, and in Scotland banks and […]

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Image copyright Reuters Sweeping changes to England’s planning system will “be faster, but also build better quality homes”, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has said. Under draft laws, first revealed on Sunday, developers will be granted “automatic” permission to build homes and schools on sites for “growth”. It follows Boris Johnson’s pledge to “build back better” […]

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Image copyright PA Image caption Geoff Pugh said he was only at the car park for 23 minutes A motorist says he was “flabbergasted” to receive a £90 parking fine after taking a drive-through coronavirus test at a car park. Geoff Pugh, 52, was handed the penalty after taking his wife and two children for […]

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Six year-old Ayaan and Mikaeel, along with their community, have raised more than £37,000 for the Yemen crisis. With the ongoing conflict in Yemen tens of thousands of lives have been lost. An estimated 24m people, equivalent to 80% of the country’s population, are now in need of humanitarian aid to survive. The scale of […]

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Image caption The Clink restaurant inside Brixton prison is now delivering take-away meals If you were ordering a take-away meal, you might not expect a prison to offer its services. But Brixton prison in south London is cooking and delivering meals in its local area. The intention is to keep its training restaurant functioning during […]

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While cases of pre-eclampsia are increasing around the world, St George’s Hospital in London has managed to cut the most severe type of cases by 80%. Pre-eclampsia is a dangerous condition that can threaten the life of a pregnant woman and her unborn baby. It results in the deaths of half a million women around […]

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Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption Stella Frew was pronounced dead at the scene in Sutton on Friday A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman who died after she was struck by a van. Stella Frew, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene in Tonfield Road, Sutton, south-west London, just before […]

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