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Image copyright GoFUNDME Image caption Robert Hazeldean said he was left “reeling” after a judge ordered him to pay damages More than £50,000 has been raised for a cyclist who was ordered to pay compensation to a woman who stepped in front of him while using her phone. Both Robert Hazeldean and 28-year-old yoga instructor […]

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Image caption Reverend Canon Dr Rosemarie Mallett has called for churches to act Churches should provide safe havens for young people to avoid violence on the street, a south London priest has said. Reverend Canon Dr Rosemarie Mallett called for churches to open their doors between 15:00 and 18:00 BST “to have a space where […]

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Image copyright MET POLICE Image caption John Worboys was jailed in 2009 for a string of sex attacks on women in his taxi “Black cab rapist” John Worboys has admitted attacks on four more women. The 62-year-old taxi driver was jailed in 2009 for a string of sex assaults on 12 victims in London. He […]

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Image copyright Samuel Gould/LBC Image caption Commuters at Putney station have been affected by the strike action Thousands of commuters are facing disruption as a five-day strike by South Western Railway (SWR) staff over the role of train guards begins. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) began the walkout at 00:01 BST. […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cilmate protesters held a demonstration outside Heathrow Airport on 19 April A plan by climate protestors to shut down Heathrow Airport with drones on Tuesday has been postponed. Extinction Rebellion had threatened to cause disruption by flying drones in June and July, in protest against a planned expansion of […]

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Image copyright PA Nearly three-quarters of people caught with knives and offensive weapons in England and Wales in the last year were first-time offenders, figures show. Ministry of Justice data for the year to March show 72% of those stopped had not been previously dealt with by the courts or police for such an offence. […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Met Police hopes the change will make police work more attractive to both men and women with family commitments The Met Police will recruit part-time police constables for the first time as the force tries to “break down barriers” deterring women from joining. From November, all new constable […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLocal resident: “The whole thing was an inferno”. Residents at a block of flats engulfed by flames said concerns were raised with builders and the council about potential fire hazards. Twenty flats with wooden balconies were destroyed and another 10 damaged in the fire in east London, […]

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Image copyright Met Police Image caption Malcolm Mide-Madariola died shortly after being taken to hospital The father of a murdered 17-year-old has said he feels “more pity than hate” for his son’s killer. Malcolm Mide-Madariola was standing up for a friend when he was stabbed to death near Clapham South Tube station in south-west London […]

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Image copyright Aviva British insurer Aviva has announced that it is to cut 1,800 jobs worldwide over the next three years and split its business into two. Aviva has offices in 16 countries and a global workforce of 30,000 people, with 16,000 employees in the UK. The firm’s UK sites include London, Norwich, York, Dorking, […]

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