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Image copyright EPA/Will Oliver Image caption A woman shields from rain on Oxford Street in London Thunderstorms are moving across parts of the UK, after some areas saw the longest stretch of high temperatures since the 1960s. The severe weather caused flash floods in parts of southern England on Thursday, bringing travel disruption. The Met […]

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Image caption The lease for City Hall was agreed in 2001 Sadiq Khan has been accused of “misleading” voters by exaggerating potential savings from moving London’s government out of City Hall. Conservative Party analysis claimed a proposed move to The Crystal building in Newham would save £5.6m a year. The Mayor of London promised moving […]

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Image copyright Reuters The UK’s coastguard has issued a new warning urging people to be careful in the sea, after recording its highest number of call-outs in a single day for more than four years. Its teams dealt with 340 incidents and rescued 146 people on Saturday. Saturday was the second day of a mini-heatwave […]

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A paramedic who survived Covid-19 is calling on others who have recovered from the virus to join him in donating blood plasma that could help treat people with coronavirus. Richard Webb-Stevens, who works for the London Ambulance Service, fell critically ill in March and was taken to Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow by his colleagues. […]

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Ollie Watkins scored 25 goals in the Championship this season Brentford forward Ollie Watkins can leave for offers of more than £18m after a buyout clause in his contract was activated following Tuesday’s Championship play-off final defeat by Fulham. However, Brentford are understood to value the player higher than that. The clause kicked in when […]

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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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