Rise in knives and blades found at London family courts  BBC News

Thousands of knives and sharp objects are being confiscated annually at London family courts, with campaigners saying it showed how "desensitised" some ...


London officials ban segregated play areas in future housing developments  The Guardian

Move follows Guardian report that social tenants were being banned from using facilities.


Extinction Rebellion boats banned from London by Met Police  The Telegraph

Extinction Rebellion boats have been banned from London as the Metropolitan Police imposed a new condition on the climate change protests.


Beckenham Place Park: London’s newest green space  The Guardian

A former golf course in Lewisham has been transformed into south-east London's biggest park. Our writer, a local, explores the new gardens, swimming lake and ...


Ex-rough sleeper creates interactive map for homeless  BBC News

Quddous Ahmed drew on his experience while homeless to design the technology for rough sleepers.


Bromley murder probe: Woman, 61, found dead in south London  Sky News

Officers find a female victim with head injuries at a property in Oakwood Avenue, Beckenham.


Who Actually Uses London's Least-Used Underground Station?  Londonist

Eerily quiet and yet oddly peaceful. That's how I'd describe the station I'm currently sat at. Platforms punctuated by the rustle of leaves, rather than the bustle of ...


Sadiq Khan calls for new powers to impose London rent controls  The Guardian

Sadiq Khan will demand an overhaul of tenancy laws in a campaign for London rent controls that is set to be the cornerstone of his 2020 re-election campaign.


Chernobyl FX star DNEG prepares blockbuster London float  Sky News

The five-time Oscar-winning company is preparing for a blockbuster float in London this autumn, Sky News can reveal.


London Underground to get full 4G coverage  BBC News

Passengers will be able to make calls and go online anywhere on the Tube network by the mid-2020s.


Man arrested after double stabbing in south east London  Evening Standard

A man has been arrested after two men were stabbed in broad daylight south east London. Officers were called to Brenchley Gardens in Honor Oak Park at ...


Woman dies after being found on fire in garden of London house  The Independent

A woman has died after being found on fire in the back garden of a house in northeast London. London Fire Brigade said it was called to “reports of a person ...


Buy a classic Guardian photograph: children playing in fountains, London, 2009  The Guardian

This week in our Guardian Print Shop series we have an image shot by Sarah Lee on a hot day at London's Southbank Centre in 2009. Fri 19 Jul 2019 07.00 ...


Stunning Scottish island on sale for same price as terraced house in London  Mirror Online

Inchmarnock, at the northern end of the Sound of Bute in the Firth of Clyde, is on sale for just £1.4million.


Trains to London: Cardiff to Paddington plan expands  BBC News

Llanelli will get a new *service* to London from 2023 and Cardiff gets more trains from 2021.


In pictures: British Army horses enjoy beach summer camp  BBC News

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment swap London for its annual rural summer camp.


Boris blimp to join 9ft Nigel Farage on anti-Brexit march in London  The Guardian

Protesters will take to London's streets on Saturday for a “No to Boris. Yes to Europe” march days ahead of Boris Johnson's widely anticipated move into No 10.


Boris blimp to fly over London during anti-Brexit protest  The Independent

They are both blonde-haired, right-wing populists – and now it seems Donald Trump and Boris Johnson will have something else in common A blimp ...


The Thames Is Aglow! These 4 Central London Bridges Are Now Illuminated  Londonist

The Thames is aglow... well, the bridges above it are. Last night (17 July) saw the first phase of Illuminated River burst into to life — something we at Londonist ...


Camden Sainsbury's becomes first purpose-built supermarket to be listed  Evening Standard

A Sainsbury's store in London has become the first purpose-built supermarket to be listed. The store on Camden Road has been awarded Grade II status and ...


Things To Do Today In London: Friday 19 July 2019  Londonist

MOON FESTIVAL: The 50th anniversary of the Moon landings is commemorate with a week of art exhibitions, music performances, pop-up science lectures, film ...


London becomes the first 'National Park City'  National Geographic

On Monday London will be officially confirmed as the world's first National Park City. Saturday kicks off a free, eight-day festival celebrating the city's outdoor ...


Where Are The Free Drinking Water Fountains In London?  Londonist

The average London adult buys a shocking 175 plastic bottles a year. To do its bit in its fight for the environment, London has installed almost 80 drinking ...


Locations of 50 new London drinking water fountains revealed  The Guardian

Work starts on first wave of 100 fountains to be installed in drive to cut single-use plastics.


Extinction Rebellion to launch boycott of London council tax  Financial Times

Extinction Rebellion is to launch a “tax rebellion”, calling on Londoners to withhold a fifth of their monthly council tax payments in protest at what they see as the ...


Woman dies after being found on fire in back garden in London  Express

A WOMAN has died after she was found on fire in the back garden of a property in Chadwell Heath in London this morning.


Hackers take over the London Metropolitan Police's Twitter account  CNN International

Late on Friday night, the Twitter account of London's Metropolitan Police *Service* began tweeting unusual announcements. "XEON IS THE BEST FIGHTER IN ...


March for Change July 2019: Route, date, map and time of London anti-Brexit protest  Evening Standard

Anti-Brexit campaigners will march through central London this weekend to "say no to Boris and yes to Europe". Protestors will take part on the March for ...


Secret London: 10 of our favourite overlooked green spaces  Telegraph.co.uk

The inaugural National Park City Festival takes place across London from July 20-28. It's an eclectic celebration of London's great outdoors, with events ranging ...


London house prices fall at fastest rate in 10 years  The Guardian

House prices in London have fallen at their fastest pace since the financial crash a decade ago as the capital bears the brunt of the nationwide torpor in the ...


London weather: City will be hotter than Ibiza, LA and Miami in scorching 33C heatwave  MyLondon

There is nothing more annoying than being abroad, checking the weather back home and seeing that it's actually hotter back home. Well deal with it, because ...


Things To Do Today In London: Thursday 18 July 2019  Londonist

THE OPEN: Golf fans are invited to keep up to date with all the action from Portrush in Northern Ireland, as The Open is shown for free on a big screen.


My London: Jack Guinness  Evening Standard

Home is… East London. I grew up in south London, near Brixton, then moved to Belgravia. So my accent fluctuates depending on how much I've had to drink.


EastEnders' Danielle Harold looks worlds away from Albert Square in glam real life  Irish Mirror

Danielle Harold looked almost unrecognisable from her dowdy EastEnders' character as she stepped out in the sunshine for a shopping trip in London.


London's Cabbies Have Just Released A Song That'll Drive You Round The Bend  Londonist

What's this all about then? London's cabbies are tired of groaning about the pony and trap they have to put up with on the car radio, and have decided to ...


London street food: The 30 best traders in the capital  Evening Standard

It's not just London's fine dining hotspots that make us the envy of the food world – it's time to hit the streets. The capital's street food culture has boomed in the ...


London bridges go LED as part of £45m longest artwork project  The Guardian

Displays by US artist Leo Villareal replace usual lighting on four spans across Thames.


What really lies behind London’s blue plaques  Financial Times

London's most illustrious residents are honoured with ceramic blue circles — great lives lived in the same place, in a different time. The latest will be fixed to the ...


We took the first ever Pride Flight from London to New York — and it was no drag  The Sun

DRAG queens, discos and daiquiris are not your usual in-flight entertainment – but this is no ordinary flight and Virgin Atlantic is no ordinary airline.


Brexiteer brilliantly explains why London is NOT representative of England  Express

GISELA STUART brilliantly explained why London is not representative of England in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, while advocating for a ...


London’s weekly railway news  IanVisits

A weekly round-up of London's rail transport news… An unusual train movement on the London Underground. London Underground. Andy Lord appointed new ...


Young key workers in London spend more than half of pay on rent  The Guardian

London and the southern regions of England are facing a dearth of teachers, nurses and police officers as rising rents make housing in large parts of the UK ...


Dina Asher-Smith energised by the hype as world’s best meet in London  The Guardian

Dina Asher-Smith, who won three gold medals at the European Championships, views the Anniversary Games as a step on the way to the very biggest sprint ...


Five Places to Visit in London  The New York Times

There's London and then there's Richard Curtis's London. The 62-year-old filmmaker has spun the city into a cozy, romantic oasis in back-to-back cinematic hits ...


Things To Do This Weekend In London: 20-21 July 2019  Londonist

Visit Buckingham Palace, or help tear down a new building.


Rudy's Dirty Vegan Diner Is The Greatest Vegan Monstrosity To Bless London  Londonist

Love food? Join our new Facebook Group, Foodie Finds, to discuss all things edible in London. A vegan burger, hot dog and Mac n Cheese from Rudy's Dirty ...


UK house prices on the rise but London sees biggest drop in a decade  The Sun

HOUSE prices across England are on the rise but London has seen the biggest annual slide since the recession, new figures show. Average prices increased ...


London Bridge attackers lawfully killed, inquest finds  BBC News

The three London Bridge attackers, who killed eight people in 2017, were lawfully killed by police, an inquest has found. Khuram Butt, 27, Rachid Redouane, 30, ...


Paul Hollywood set to be divorced at London court  ITV News

Great British Bake Off star Paul Hollywood is set to be divorced from his estranged wife at a London court. The 53-year-old celebrity baker split from Alexandra ...


London Irish loneliness: ‘In a pub no one would talk to you’  The Irish Times

The funeral of John Lynch from Kerry this week has highlighted problem of isolation.


London Underground to get 4G phone signal in Tube tunnels by mid-2020 – and Mayor Sadiq Khan promises ‘5G int  The Sun

LONDON Underground passengers will be able to get 4G internet on their phones from early 2020. It means travellers can access the web, send text messages ...


Six Extinction Rebellion activists arrested in London  The Guardian

Six people have been arrested after chaining themselves to the entrance of a concrete factory during a second day of Extinction Rebellion's “summer uprising”.


Karsten Warholm excited to be back in London for the Anniversary Games: 'This is where it all started'  Evening Standard

World 400m hurdle champion Karsten Warholm says he is delighted to be 'back where it all started' at the London Stadium this weekend, but suggested he ...


Has London turned into the UK’s protest capital? Fencesitter finds out  RT

The cabbies are crabby & the hippies are flipping – this week in London, it's a protest double-bill.


Train delayed in London as commuter's hair extensions get stuck in door  Sky News

The 6.34am London Northwestern *service* between Bletchley and London was delayed for several minutes at Harrow & Wealdstone.


BT's London head office bought for £210m | Business  The Times

BT has agreed the sale of its global headquarters in London to a private equity firm for almost £210 million as part of a broader costcutting drive.The FTSE 100 ...


Serial rapist targeting women on London night buses: 'A dangerous individual'  The Independent

Police are hunting for a serial sex attacker after four women were assaulted and robbed in east London. Two women have been raped after getting off night ...


Top London home prices 'falling fastest' amid UK slowdown  BBC News

Detached homes in London fell in value by more than £50,000 in a year, according to official figures, driving the slowdown in UK house price growth. Typically ...


Meteoric Laura Muir in best 'form of her life' ahead of London Anniversary Games  The Telegraph

Laura Muir admits she is in the form of her life ahead of competing in the 1500m at the London Anniversary Games on Saturday, when she hopes to erase the ...


Passenger falls ill on British Airways Phoenix to London flight as pilot declares alert over Scotland  The Scottish Sun

FLIGHT BA288 from Phoenix in Arizona issued the alert as it was approaching the west coast of the country. Bosses at the airline confirmed that a customer ...


Philip Pullman's La Belle Sauvage to be adapted for London stage  The Guardian

More than a decade after Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy first dazzled theatre audiences, his prequel novel La Belle Sauvage is set to be adapted for ...


Tulip tower: Mayor rejects plans for London skyscraper  BBC News

The 1000ft skyscraper is rejected by Sadiq Khan who says it would have "limited public benefit".


A summer of strikes is coming to London's airports – here's everything you need to know  The Telegraph

Three of the UK's busiest airports could be hit by strike action as the busiest travel season of the year gets underway. Unite has threatened “chaos” at London ...


Lost Charles Dickens portrait going on display in London after successful fundraising campaign  Evening Standard

A long-lost portrait of Charles Dickens is going on show in his London home after a successful six-figure fundraising campaign to buy it. The watercolour ...


Ministers pledge to end 'poor doors' in new build housing  BBC News

The government says separate entrances "stigmatise" social housing tenants in new developments.


Diamond League London 2019 updates | iaaf.org  International Association of Athletics Federations

Welcome to our comprehensive coverage of the Muller Anniversary Games in London, the tenth stop of the IAAF Diamond League's 10th season.


Is this London's most confusing road?  BBC News

Some drivers have been confused by a road in London because arrows painted in the street point in both directions while one-way signs tell users to go the ...


Six things we learnt from Melinda Gates’s visit to London this week  The Telegraph

In the early nineties, Melinda Gates was seen as an unlikely hero. Portrayed as little more than the computer scientist wife of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, she ...


Things To Do Today In London: Tuesday 16 July 2019  Londonist

EH SHEPHARD: Illustrator EH Shephard is best known for his work on AA Milne's Winnie the Pooh books, but he was a cartoonist in his own right too. This new ...


A Global Evolution in London Dining  Barron's

The transformation of London's dining scene has been a sensational one. It wasn't that long ago when options seemed to mostly orbit around fish-and-chip joints ...


Vile 'predator' assaulted girl, 17, and exposed his penis on a London bus  MyLondon

Samuel Stoica has been jailed for his disgusting crimes.


6 Enchanting Islands Near London To Explore On A Day Trip  Londonist

Isle of Wight, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey... plenty of places to go when you fancy a taste of island life, but all quite far from London. The following islands can ...


Ealing fire: Heathrow Airport travel chaos after London blaze halts tube  Express

A FIRE in Ealing has sparked chaos with the London Underground suspended between Acton and Heathrow Airport.


Michael Janisch Salutes The Positive Impact Of Immigration With 'Another London'  Clash Magazine

For more than 50 years London has benefited enormously from immigration. A truly global city with an international reach, the city's streets have become a ...


Celebrate London's Green Spaces At National Park City Festival  Londonist

Did you know that green spaces make up nearly half of London? From Royal Parks to wild wetlands, the capital proves that you don't have to decamp to the ...


An 'unashamedly wonky picnic' coming to London highlight food waste  Metro.co.uk

The event will be hosted by Dash Water in Soho Square, London, with finger sandwiches and sweet treats up for grabs.


BT agrees £210m sale of historic London site  Financial Times

BT has agreed to sell its historic London headquarters site to a real estate private equity firm as part of a large-scale overhaul of its business. The telecoms ...


Things To Do This Week In London: 15-21 July 2019  Londonist

Things to do this week is sponsored by The Place. All week. Barber Shop Chronicles comes to Roundhouse. EDVARD MUNCH: Time's running out to see British ...


Electric scooter crash: Boy fighting for life after second London accident in days  The Independent

A teenage boy is fighting for his life after a second electric scooter crash in two days in London. The 14-year-old suffered a serious head injury after crashing into ...


20 Summery Day Trips From London: August 2019  Londonist

SUNFLOWERS: August heralds the start of sunflower season here in the UK. If you want to get a dose of the towering yellow flower and pick your own to take ...


Beckenham Place Park to open new wild swimming lake in London  Metro.co.uk

The launch day will see outdoor swimming, canoe hire, and standup paddle boarding in the South London grounds.


Katsu sando in London: From Tata Eatery to Peg, the Japanese sandwiches you need to try  Evening Standard

Forget your limp sarnie – it's time to swap that sandwich for a sando. The term is basically the Japanese word for sandwich, but your typical sando is so much ...


Why parts of London smell of semen at this time of year  MyLondon

It's all down to a particular type of tree - and the unique aroma is particularly strong in Enfield, Bromley and Hounslow.


Super League: London Broncos v St Helens  BBC Sport

Team news as London Broncos host St Helens in Sunday's Super League fixture at the Trailfinders Sports Ground (15:00 BST).


8 Derelict London Buildings That Time Forgot  Londonist

Beyond London's glimmering skyscrapers and grand institutions, there is a twilight zone of burnt-out factories and decaying mansions. Few people know this ...


Manchester mayor proposes ‘Crossrail-type’ railway for city  The Guardian

The mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has said Manchester should have an underground railway, as the cost of the delayed Crossrail project in ...


Arcade Food Theatre at Centre Point: Inside London's massive new food hall  Evening Standard

Arcade Food Theatre is here for the drama. The programme notes alone look good enough to eat.


The Spoiled Fantasy Of London's ‘Brexit’ Tower  Forbes

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is set to leave Downing Street in a few days' time, marking the end of an era where news from London seemed fixed on ...


HS2: High-speed line cost 'could rise by £30bn'  BBC News

The chairman of the High Speed 2 rail project has reportedly warned that its cost could rise by £30bn. HS2 chairman Allan Cook has written to the Department ...


Four injured after car is driven at crowd outside London hotel  The Telegraph

Four people are being treated in hospital after a car was driven into a group outside a London hotel.


The UK's most vegan-friendly city revealed - and it's not London  Metro.co.uk

London certainly isn't running short of vegan cafes, bakeries and restaurants, with new sites popping up every week. But it seems the capital could be doing ...


Free And Cheap Events In London This Week: 15-21 July 2019  Londonist

ILLUSTRATION AWARDS: The Association of Illustrators displays a new exhibition showcasing all 200 shortlisted entries from its annual awards. Peruse work ...


Serial rapist ‘stalking women on London night buses’  Evening Standard

A serial sex attacker is stalking young female bar and restaurant workers making their way home on night buses, police revealed today. Scotland Yard fear he ...


London weather: City to 'turn black with heat' as London set to roast in 32C heatwave  MyLondon

The heat in London is about to skyrocket despite a spell of cooler temperatures. After the Met Office forecast a two-week heatwave, we've now got more of an ...


Unknown T: Drill rapper charged with murder over fatal stabbing in London  The Independent

A drill rapper has been charged with the murder of a man stabbed to death in central London. Unknown T, real name Daniel Lena, 19, a rising star of the genre, ...


Redesigned Tube map shows the cheapest pints of beer close to London Underground stations  Evening Standard

There are few more welcome sights for parched and stressed commuters emerging from a hot Underground train in summer than a nearby pub.


Kelly Fauvrelle death: Ex-partner 'admits responsibility' for death of pregnant London woman  The Telegraph

An alleged double killer has accepted responsibility for the death of his pregnant ex-girlfriend when he appeared in court on Wednesday.


Olympian Lawrence Okoye set for discus comeback in London  BBC Sport

British record holder Lawrence Okoye is returning to discus at the Anniversary Games in London following a stint in the NFL.


Norwich has most roads with speed bumps outside of London | Norfolk Traffic and Motoring News  Eastern Daily Press

Norwich drivers are in for a bumpy ride as data reveals the city has the most roads with speed bumps outside of London.


East Acton fire: Huge blaze at west London flats - 40 firefighters on the scene  Express

Six fire engines and 40 firefighters stormed to the scene in west London where a flat on the fifth floor of a six storey flat was engulfed by flames. Dramatic images ...