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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Extinction Rebellion organiser Roger Hallam is charged with conspiring to cause a public nuisance An Extinction Rebellion co-founder has appeared in court charged with attempting to cause disruption at Heathrow airport using a drone. Roger Hallam, 53, who declared Heathrow expansion “a crime against humanity”, was arrested on Saturday. […]

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Image copyright Emma Reilly Image caption A 22-year-old man disappeared while swimming with friends in Shadwell Basin, Wapping, police said Police divers are searching for three people missing in different stretches of the River Thames. They are looking for a 22-year-old man who failed to resurface after going swimming with friends in Shadwell Basin, Wapping […]

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In 2016, Syrian refugee Mo spent time in the infamous “jungle” encampment in Calais, France. While there he cooked for fellow refugees and volunteers and it is where his signature dish “jungle eggs” was born. Now living in London, he is following up on his passion for cooking and once a month runs a pop-up […]

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A boy who loves musical theatre has been inundated with messages of love and support after being bullied for his passion. His music teacher, Jacqueline Hughes, posted on Twitter to say nine-year-old Charlie from Reading was suffering, and West End stars responded in their hundreds. Cast members of the musicals Aladdin, Wicked, Mamma Mia, Book […]

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Image copyright James Newton Image caption London, Cannon Street, Southwark and Millennium bridges are the first four bridges to be illuminated The first bridges have been lit up as part of a design contest to illuminate the River Thames across London. Up to 15 crossings will eventually become part of Illuminated River, thought to be […]

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Image copyright DBOX for Foster + Partners Image caption The tower was planned for 20 Bury Street, beside the Gherkin tower London’s Mayor has advised planners to reject proposals for a new skyscraper. In April, the City of London Corporation (CLC) approved the 1,000ft (305m) Tulip tower proposed for Bury Street, beside the Gherkin tower. […]

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Dawid Malan scored 78 on his England T20 debut in Cardiff against South Africa in 2017 Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff (day one): Middlesex 384 Malan 166, Sowter 57*, Roland-Jones 54; Carey 4-54, Hogan 3-75 Glamorgan 25-4 Helm 4-8 Glamorgan (3 pts) trail Middlesex (5 pts) by 359 runs Scorecard Dawid Malan’s […]

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Image caption No Gatwick Express trains are running while Southern has warned of a “severely reduced” service An engineering train has derailed in south London causing the closure of the Gatwick Express service. The train partly left the tracks at low speed outside Victoria station at about 03:00 BST. No Gatwick Express trains are running, […]

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Sam Curran (left) trudges off after being dismissed for 43. Specsavers County Championship Division One, Kia Oval, London (day one): Surrey 244-6: Elgar 63, Foakes 57*; Stewart 3-84 Kent: Yet to bat Surrey 1 pt, Kent 2 pts Scorecard Dean Elgar and Ben Foakes hit patient half-centuries but regular Kent wickets kept champions Surrey in […]

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