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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 demonstrations by Black Lives Matter as well as left and right-wing groups. Measures including requiring the events to end at 17:00 […]

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Image copyright Twitter Image caption Footage on social media showed two officers being attacked while trying to make an arrest in Hackney The home secretary and the Police Federation have condemned an attack on two police officers which was filmed by members of the public. Video circulating on social media shows an officer struggling on […]

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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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Image copyright Music Core Ltd Recent conversations about racism are empowering more black women to speak about their experiences in the music industry, says singer Kelli-Leigh. Kelli-Leigh has voiced two UK No.1 singles and a string of club hits, but has struggled to find label support for her own music. The singer from south London […]

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Image copyright @DRNimages1 Image caption The group of four were shot in Energen Close in Harlesden A man has been arrested after four people, including a two-year-old boy, were shot in north-west London. The group, which included the child’s mother and two men in their late teens, was attacked in Energen Close, Harlesden, on Wednesday […]

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Image copyright Charles Dickens Museum/Oliver Clyde Image caption This image has been released ahead of the anniversary of Charles Dickens’ death on 9 June Black-and-white photographs of Charles Dickens have been “colourised” using digital techniques to reveal a true likeness of the 19th Century novelist. The Charles Dickens Museum researched the writer’s fashion styles and […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Children will be returning to school after spending 10 weeks at home Primary schools in England are beginning to bring back more pupils but half of parents might not send in their children, surveys suggest. There is a very mixed local picture in how schools are reopening, and 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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Image caption The Southbank Centre closed on 17 March London’s Southbank Centre could be closed until at least April 2021 due to the impact of coronavirus. The Southbank Centre which closed on 17 March is planning to cancel events from September to November. It is forecasting a “best-case-scenario” loss of £5.1m for this financial year. […]

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