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Image copyright Alamy Live News Image caption The memorial for PC Keith Palmer was unveiled outside Parliament in 2018 A man has admitted urinating at the Westminster memorial dedicated to PC Keith Palmer. Andrew Banks, 28, of Stansted, Essex, was photographed during Saturday’s right-wing protests in London. He was sentenced to 14 days in custody, […]

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Image copyright Reuters Restrictions have been placed by police on several groups ahead of planned protests in London this weekend. The Metropolitan Police said several protests are scheduled in the capital on Saturday, including a Black Lives Matter demonstration. Measures including requiring the events to end at 17:00 BST are in place following violent scenes […]

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Image copyright Met Police Image caption Alexander Kareem died from gunshot wounds to his chest and abdomen A man shot dead in west London has been named by police as 20-year-old Alexander Kareem. Mr Kareem was killed after suffering gunshot wounds to his chest and abdomen on Askew Road in Shepherd’s Bush just after midnight […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Thomas Guy made his fortune through ownership of a large amount of shares in the South Sea Company Statues and street names in London with links to slavery “should be taken down”, the city’s mayor has said. Sadiq Khan said he had set up a commission to review the […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProtesters gathered in Parliament Square in London Thousands of people have joined anti-racism demonstrations across the UK. The protests, sparked by the death of George Floyd in the US, were held in cities including London, Manchester, Cardiff, Leicester and Sheffield. In London, protesters knelt for a minute’s […]

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Image caption Wendell Baker was jailed for life in 2013 after attacking 66-year-old Hazel Backwell and locking her in a cupboard A “dangerous” rapist was cleared for release from prison without relatives of his late victim being informed, BBC News has learned. Wendell Baker was given a life sentence in 2013 for attacking 66-year-old Hazel […]

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Image copyright Jamie Hawkesworth Three front-line workers from London will star on the cover of British Vogue next month. A London Overground train driver, an east London midwife and a King’s Cross supermarket worker will all feature on July’s front page. Photographer Jamie Hawkesworth captured the trio of women for a 20-page portfolio for the […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThousands marched from Trafalgar Square to the US embassy in South London Thousands of people have gathered across central London to protest against the killing of an unarmed black man by police in the US. They held up signs saying “Justice for George Floyd”, who died in […]

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Image copyright Family handout Image caption Belly Mujinga died of coronavirus after being spat at while at work in Victoria station The death of a railway worker who was spat at by a man claiming to have coronavirus was not linked to the attack, police have concluded. Belly Mujinga, 47, who died with Covid-19 on […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The development would have built 1,500 new homes on Westferry Road, the Isle of Dogs Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has accepted he approved a £1bn east London housing development unlawfully. The 1,500-home development on the Isle of Dogs, Tower Hamlets, was approved on 14 January – the day before […]

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