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Met chief defends 'strong record' after claims of race crisis

Cressida Dick says stop and search has helped save young black livesBritain’s top police officer has denied her force’s leadership were too slow to realise it had race a problem and said its controversial tactics have not oppressed young black men but saved scores from being stabbed.Hitting back at months of revelations and criticism, Cressida Dick said the Metropolitan police, who police more than half of Britain’s black population, had a “strong record”. Continue reading...
Tags: London, Police, Race, UK News, Britain, Metropolitan Police, Metropolitan, Cressida Dick


Brexit: French PM says country must compromise in fishing deal

Jean Castex says coastal communities must prepare for ‘new era’ in visit to biggest fishing portFrance’s prime minister, Jean Castex, has visited the country’s biggest fishing port to warn that his government had to compromise and that coastal communities should prepare for a “new era” as the Brexit talks entered its decisive days.With negotiators working through the day and night in London, Castex travelled to Boulogne-sur-Mer, in Pas-de-Calais, to advise representatives of the fishing industry...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, London, France, European Union, UK News, World news, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Brexit, Boulogne, Pas de Calais, Michel Barnier, Fishing Industry, Jean Castex


French PM warns of 'new era' as Brexit talks enter decisive days

In visit to country’s biggest fishing port, Jean Castex says his government has to compromiseFrance’s prime minister, Jean Castex, has visited the country’s biggest fishing port to warn that his government had to compromise and that coastal communities should prepare for a “new era” as the Brexit talks entered its decisive days.With negotiators working through the day and night in London, Castex travelled to Boulogne-sur-Mer, in Pas-de-Calais, to advise representatives of the fishing industry th...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, London, France, European Union, UK News, World news, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Brexit, Boulogne, Pas de Calais, Michel Barnier, Fishing Industry, Jean Castex


Prince Charles 'praying' that more entertainment venues can reopen

Prince Charles and Camilla visit a theatre and a club as London venues begin to reopen after lockdown.
Tags: UK, London, News, Prince Charles, Camilla


Variety Teams With Focus Production Show on ‘Streaming Room: The Big Restart’

Variety has teamed up with London-based international production event Focus, which runs online Dec. 15-17, to present “Variety Streaming Room: The Big Restart,” the latest in its series of online panel discussions. The collaboration is the first time Variety has worked with Focus on a live digital event. Leading producers from France and Poland will […]
Tags: London, News, France, Global, Poland, Focus, Polish Film Institute, reStart, Film France


Covid: The ‘rising star’ nurse who volunteered at a Nightingale Hospital

Dorcas Boamah had never worked in intensive care before joining the temporary London hospital.
Tags: London, News, Nightingale Hospital, Dorcas Boamah


Brexit deal can be struck in next few days, says Irish foreign minister

Simon Coveney says there is good chance of deal but predicts tension and stand-offs over next 48 hoursIreland’s foreign minister has said he is optimistic a Brexit deal can be struck “in the next few days”.As negotiators from the EU and the UK continue talks in London, Simon Coveney was flying to Paris for talks with his French counterpart, with fishing rights, one of the remaining stumbling blocks in the talks, expected to come up. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, Eu, European Union, UK News, Ireland, Paris, Brexit, Simon Coveney, Michel Barnier


Worldwide: Libel Law Through The Looking Glass – Learning Lessons From Johnny Depp's UK And US Litigation - Withers LLP

Johnny Depp has suffered a reputation malfunction. A significant loss in the London libel courts has him emerging from an effort to restore a reputation tarnished by a small tabloid op-ed...
Tags: UK, London, News, Johnny Depp, US Litigation Withers LLP


Puberty blockers ruling: curbing trans rights or a victory for common sense?

A highly anticipated judgement on Tuesday concluded children under 16 are unlikely to be mature enough to give informed consent A landmark high court ruling has focused a spotlight on the work of the Gender Identity Development Service for Children and Adolescents (GIDS) at the Tavistock and Portman NHS trust in London. The highly anticipated judgment on Tuesday concerned legal action taken by 23-year-old Keira Bell against the service – the only one of its kind for England and Wales. Continue r...
Tags: Health, England, London, Wales, Society, UK News, Transgender, NHS, LGBT rights, Tavistock, Portman NHS, Keira Bell, Gender Identity Development Service


Jason Statham in Talks to Star in Crime Drama ‘Small Dark Look’

Jason Statham is in negotiations to star in Focus Features’ crime drama “Small Dark Look,” with filmmaker Martin Zandvliet on board to direct. The project, formerly known as “Body Cross,” centers on the Russian mob in London, with further plot details kept under wraps. Steven Knight, who received an Academy Award nomination for “Dirty Pretty […]
Tags: London, News, Jason Statham, Martin Zandvliet, Focus Features, Steven Knight, Small Dark Look


'Mini Brexit': Margaret Thatcher's statue divides her hometown

Grantham council’s decision to foot £100,000 bill for unveiling former PM’s sculpture has caused a furoreFor a small town in Lincolnshire, which Margaret Thatcher once called home, it’s been an issue as divisive as Brexit: Should Grantham erect a statue commemorating the UK’s first female prime minister?It’s a simple enough question, but the process of erecting a statue of the Iron Lady, created by sculptor Douglas Jennings has been a long, painstaking and arduous process. The statue was rejecte...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, UK News, Margaret Thatcher, Lincolnshire, Grantham, Westminster council, Douglas Jennings


Grenfell Tower: Insulation firm 'dedicated to fire safety'

Kingspan Insulation, based in the Republic of Ireland, provided K15 insulation to the London tower block.
Tags: London, News, Republic Of Ireland, Kingspan, Grenfell Tower


Something for secret Santa? The Freemasons open a gift shop

If you want white gloves, a gavel, or a teddy bear in a masonic apron – or just fancy a glimpse inside the society’s London HQ – this could be the place to shopName: Freemasons.Age: Their origins can be traced back to the stoneworkers’ guilds, whose members built the great medieval gothic cathedrals. The first Grand Lodge was established in 1717, in London. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, London, UK News, Santa, Grand Lodge, Freemasons


The most popular wildlife photos of the year include a moose stare-down, a shark smorgasbord, and a lynx playdate

A moose at Antelope Flats in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Guillermo Esteves/Wildlife Photographer of the Year The London Natural History Museum's annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition offers the public a chance to vote on their favorite images from the contest.  The leading photographs show an Iberian lynx along a Spanish highway, a civet cat taking a backpack ride in India, and an animal rescuer caring for orphaned bats in Australia. Here are the frontrunners for the...
Tags: Japan, Florida, UK, Science, London, News, Australia, California, Animals, Russia, India, Environment, US, Trends, Features, Wildlife


Global stocks edge lower despite the UK's approval of Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine

Reuters / Brendan McDermid Global stocks edged lower on Wednesday despite the British government being the first to approve Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for use.London's FTSE 100 was about flat in early trade, but was still outperforming most other regional indices, even though chief EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said a deal "hangs in the balance."Approval of a highly effective vaccine may mark the beginning of a new bull market for equities, a global market strategist said...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, UK, London, China, Germany, Global, US, Trends, Eu, Joe Biden, Cnn, New York Times, Hsbc


San Francisco Mayor London Breed Faces Scrutiny After Dining At French Laundry

San Francisco Mayor London Breed dined at the French Laundry in Napa Valley with several people last month, the latest elected official to face scrutiny for attending a gathering while also urging people to stay home to slow the coronavirus.
Tags: London, News, San Francisco, Napa Valley, French laundry, San Francisco News, Coronavirus


US justice department investigating 'bribery-for-pardon' scheme – live

Potentially criminal scheme revealed in newly unsealed court documentTrump and Giuliani reportedly discussed ‘pre-emptive pardon’Bipartisan group pitches $908bn Covid-19 relief to break deadlockSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 1.23am GMT Donald Trump has discussed granting “pre-emptive pardons” to his children and son-in-law in addition to his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, the New York Times reports. The lame duck president is concerned that Joe Biden’s justic...
Tags: London, Republicans, California, US, San Francisco, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, New York Times, Michelin, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Gavin Newsom


Toddler locked inside Maserati figures her way out with help from mom and dad

Oops. "We were loading the luggage leaving the Lenox Hotel in Boston, and had our daughter London sit in the car so she wouldn't run into the street as we loaded with the valet. The valet accidentally shut the door with London and the keys inside. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, London, News, Children, Funny, Boston, Oops, Aww, Lenox Hotel


Ella Kissi-Debrah death: 'Government inaction' slowed London air clean up

An inquest into the death of Ella Kissi-Debrah lists several government departments as interested parties.
Tags: London, News, Ella Kissi Debrah


Lashana Lynch Wraps BBC Film and BFI’s ‘Ear For Eye’ Adaptation

“Captain Marvel” and “No Time To Die” star Lashana Lynch has wrapped principal photography on BAFTA and Olivier-winning Debbie Tucker Green’s “Ear For Eye” at Kennington Studios. The film is an adaptation of Tucker Green’s own acclaimed play, which was staged at London’s Royal Court Theatre in 2018, starring Lynch. The play, and the film, […]
Tags: London, News, Global, BAFTA, BFI, Lynch, Olivier, Tucker Green, Lashana Lynch, No Time To Die, Lashana Lynch Wraps BBC Film, Debbie Tucker Green, Kennington Studios


Watch the Pogues perform "London Calling" with Joe Strummer for the first time ever on St. Patrick's Day 1988

Far Out Magazine has a great new write-up about this legendary 1988 performance at the Town & Country Club in London: The Town & Country club in London, which is now known as Kentish Town Forum, on a raucous St. Patrick's Day, was set to host one of the rowdiest nights in its long and illustrious history when The Pogues came to town with some impressive feature artists. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, The Clash, Music, London, News, London Calling, Kentish Town, Pogues, Joe Strummer, The Pogues, Town Country Club


Boy thrown from London's Tate Modern gallery is starting to walk, family says

A boy who was thrown from a viewing platform at London's Tate Modern gallery last year has started to walk with a cane, his family has announced.
Tags: London, Cnn, Tate Modern


Crossrail work to continue after £825m government loan

TfL says finance will allow line to open in 2022 amid row over London funding in Covid crisisWork to complete Crossrail will continue after a last-minute £825m loan to London from the government kept the delayed rail line from a “disastrous” mothballing.Transport for London said the new financing would allow work to carry on “at pace” to open the new railway in 2022 – but the political row simmered on between the mayor and ministers over whether the capital was being unfairly treated in the coro...
Tags: Business, Politics, London, UK News, Transport, Transport policy, Crossrail


Luis Sepulveda’s ‘Diary of a Sentimental Killer’ to Get TV Series Adaptation, Sold by EO Media Distribution (EXCLUSIVE)

Late Chilean author Luis Sepulveda‘s short novel “Diary of a Sentimental Killer,” about a globetrotting hitman with a broken heart, is being developed into a TV series that will be sold by Latin America’s EO Media Distribution, the company that recently handled multi-window distribution of high-profile titles such as “Narcos” and Amazon’s “El Presidente.” London […]
Tags: Amazon, London, News, Global, Latin America, Luis Sepulveda, EO Media Distribution


Deep dive: empty swimming venues during lockdown – in pictures

In the last of our lockdown diaries series, photographer David Levene visits some of his favourite swimming venues in London Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Science, London, Fitness, Life and style, UK News, Culture, News photography, Art and design, Swimming, David Levene, Coronavirus


‘Vikings’ Creator to Produce Bubonic Plague Drama at History, Network to Develop Donner Party Miniseries

History Channel is developing a pair of drama miniseries, including one executive produced by “Vikings” creator Michael Hirst. The first is titled “The Plague Year,” which hails from writer Coleman Herbert with Hirst executive producing. The series is described as a portrait of 1665 London, during one of the all-time worst outbreaks of the Bubonic […]
Tags: London, News, History, Vikings, History Channel, Michael Hirst, Hirst, History Network to Develop Donner Party, Coleman Herbert


Thames safety warning after film-maker has to be rescued from river

RNLI highlights dangers of jumping into river after apparent social media stuntPolice and rescue workers have warned against jumping from Tower Bridge into the River Thames after a man understood to be making a film had to be rescued from the water by two bystanders.Toby Green and George Pearse, both 23, jumped into the river to rescue a man, understood to be Josh Burton, a film-maker from south-east London, who police say jumped from the bridge as part of a stunt on Sunday. Continue reading...
Tags: London, Police, UK News, Tower Bridge, RNLI, River Thames, South East London, The Thames, Josh Burton, Toby Green, George Pearse


Rita Ora likely to escape fine for breaking lockdown with party

But Notting Hill restaurant under investigation for hosting event may face £10,000 penalty Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe singer Rita Ora is likely to escape a personal fine after breaching Covid rules to attend her birthday party at a Notting Hill restaurant, but the venue is under investigation and may face a £10,000 penalty.The singer apologised and admitted an error of judgment on Monday after photos emerged of her attending the 30th birthday party at Casa Cr...
Tags: Music, England, London, UK News, Culture, Rita Ora, Notting Hill, Casa Cruz


Rita Ora apologises for breaking England lockdown with party in restaurant

Singer admits ‘inexcusable error of judgment’ after Met police called to birthday partyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe singer Rita Ora has apologised for breaching lockdown rules by holding a “small” gathering with friends for her 30th birthday.Ora admitted a “serious and inexcusable error of judgment” after celebrating with friends at a restaurant in Notting Hill, west London, on Saturday night. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, England, London, UK News, Culture, Rita Ora, Ora, Notting Hill west London


Rita Ora throws birthday party at London restaurant despite lockdown

Police called to reports of potential breach of Covid rules in Notting Hill on Saturday Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePolice have said they were called to investigate a potential breach of Covid regulations after reports that the singer Rita Ora hosted a birthday party with friends at a restaurant in west London.Images showed Ora arriving at a restaurant in Notting Hill on Saturday night along with a number of other people, including the models Cara and Poppy Delevi...
Tags: Music, England, London, UK News, Culture, Rita Ora, Cara, Notting Hill, Ora, Coronavirus



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