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# London

Tory candidate for London mayor role criticised for saying Jews ‘frightened’ under Sadiq Khan
Susan Hall has been accused of deploying ‘dog-whistle’ politics.
Last week
24th September 2023 - 30th September 2023
Lindsay Hoyle: Social media's role during January 6 riots was a 'wake up call' for parliaments
The Journal spoke with Speaker of the House of Commons Sir Lindsay Hoyle in Dublin this week.
17-year-old boy charged with murder of 15-year-old Elianne Andam appears in court
Elianne Andam was stabbed to death in Croydon, south London, as she went to school on Wednesday.
Debunked: Video alleging fraud cites baseless claims about Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s assets
Properties in Israel, Miami and near the Sherlock Holmes home in London are cited in attempts to discredit the Ukrainian president
Teenager in custody after 15-year-old girl with ‘bright future’ fatally stabbed in UK
The “much-loved” girl died after being stabbed in the neck with a foot-long knife during rush hour.
Last month
September 2023
Brexit branded ‘a huge mistake’ as UK protesters march to re-join EU
Hundreds of people dressed in blue clothing and carrying EU flags filled the pavement ahead of the march through the city’s streets.
Annie Mac tells UK govt that women have to fight for their right to safety in music industry
The Dublin-born DJ, broadcaster and writer told of her experience in the music industry to the House of Commons’ Women and Equalities Committee.
UK marks the first anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's death
Commemorations of the queen’s death were low key today, with Charles not expected at any official engagement.
Hunt for terror suspect enters third day in UK after 21-year-old man escapes from prison
Former soldier Daniel Khalife went missing in his cook’s uniform from HMP Wandsworth in London on Wednesday.
Freddie Mercury's baby grand piano sells for £1.7 million at London auction
The manuscript for the classic Queen song Bohemian Rhapsody fetched £1.3 million at the Sotheby’s auction.
London mayor hits out at Nigel Farage at black culture festival
Sadiq Khan hit back at the GB News presenter’s claim that the festival was ‘divisive’.
This year
Judge orders children’s return to Ireland after mother’s 'abduction plot'
The judge said the children’s mother had brought them to England from Ireland without the knowledge or consent of their father.
€14.58 daily charge introduced for some vehicles as London becomes largest pollution charging area
People who drive in the zone in a vehicle that does not meet minimum emissions standards are required to pay the daily fee or risk a €210 fine.
Met Police under fire for protecting ‘one of their own’ as serial rapist ex-policeman jailed
Adam Provan was found guilty of eight rapes against two women and jailed for 16 years with a further eight years on extended licence.
British Museum dismisses staff member after discovering theft of artefacts
The items include gold jewellery, gems of semi-precious stones and glass dating from the 15th century BC to the 19th century AD.
Sinéad O'Connor's death 'not being treated as suspicious' but 'no medical cause of death' given
The legendary singer announced on social media only a fortnight ago that she had moved to London.
Man charged with murder after Irishman killed at home in west London last weekend
James ‘JJ’ Donnelly was found at his home in Hillingdon after police were called on Saturday morning.
Kevin Spacey denies ‘sexual bully’ claim and describes case against him as 'weak'
Prosecutors alleged the ‘crotch grab’ was the Hollywood star’s ‘trademark’ move.
Kevin Spacey tells jury he was ‘intimate’ with man but denies ‘violent’ assault
The actor is accused of sexual assaults between 2001 and 2013.
Anthony Joshua set for rematch with Dillian Whyte
The former world champion had been linked with a fight against Deontay Wilder in Saudi Arabia.
Eight-year-old girl killed and 10 in hospital after car crashes into school building in London
A woman, aged in her 40s, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
Police said they were not treating the incident as terror-related.
Aerial footage of the scene showed a Land Rover car stopped at an angle against the wall of the school building.
Home Secretary Suella Braverman said she was “saddened to hear about the tragic incident".
Alleged victim of Kevin Spacey told police it was 'well known' actor was 'up to no good'
Spacey is accused of sex offences against four men between 2001 and 2013.
UK government to seek appeal after judges declare Rwanda asylum policy unlawful
The Court of Appeal’s decision was announced this morning.
Former British prime minister Boris Johnson resigns as an MP with immediate effect
Johnson accused a House of Commons investigation into whether he misled Parliament over partygate of attempting to “drive me out”.
Britain's Prince Harry would feel ‘injustice’ if phone hacking claims dismissed, court told
Harry is suing Mirror Group Newspapers over allegations its journalists engaged in unlawful information-gathering activities.
Britain's Prince Harry accuses press of having ‘blood on their hands’ in phone hacking trial
Harry is suing Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) for damages.
UK Cabinet Office given until Friday to clarify stance on Boris Johnson's WhatsApp messages
The chairwoman of the Covid inquiry challenged the British government on why it wanted to block material Johnson was happy to submit to the probe.
Police officer investigated after pedestran killed by escort for UK Royal
An 81-year-old woman was hit by a Met Police motorcyclist providing an escort for the sister-in-law of the UK’s King Charles.
UK Tory MP charged with racially abusing activist
The London MP allegedly told a man to ‘go back to Bahrain’ and that he was ‘taking money off my country’.
Man arrested in London after car crashes into gates of Downing Street
Images on social media showed a vehicle crashed into the gates, surrounded by emergency vehicles.
UK teen given criminal behaviour order after entering home for TikTok ‘prank’
Bacari-Bronze O’Garro, 18, appeared at Thames Magistrates’ Court after he filmed himself entering a stranger’s living room.
Man attacks statue at BBC building with hammer and chisel
The sculpture was made by Eric Gill, who is said to have sexually abused two of his daughters.
London's Gatwick Airport forced to divert flights due to drone activity
12 flights were diverted to surrounding airports including London Stansted.
Rishi Sunak backs police powers used to arrest anti-monarchy protesters at coronation
He said it was right to give officers the ability to tackle ‘serious disruption’ despite concerns of a crackdown on the right to protest.
Met Police say they 'police proportionately' following outcry over coronation arrests
Among those arrested was Graham Smith, chief executive of the anti-monarchy group Republic.
Limerick criminal Ger Dundon jailed for 15 years in UK after role in blackmail and kidnap plot
The 38-year-old of Hackney in London was sentenced on Friday at Wood Green Crown Court.
Camping out in a thunderstorm: England gets ready for its new monarch
The strangeness of the monarchy is already on full display in London.
President Higgins to meet UK's Charles ahead of tomorrow's coronation
Michael D Higgins will become the first Irish head of state to attend a UK coronation.
Man held under mental health laws over suspected shotgun cartridges at Buckingham Palace
The incident late on Tuesday sparked security concerns ahead of the coronation of the UK’s King Charles.
Anti-monarchy group sent 'intimidatory' letter about new protesting laws ahead of coronation
London’s Met Police said that 11,500 police will be on duty on Saturday and their ‘tolerance for disruption will be low’.