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Suspected shooting: 11-year-old and woman injured in Mitcham

No arrests as police seek group of males seen in road before incident in south-west LondonAn 11-year-old child and a woman have been injured in a suspected shooting in south-west London. Police said the pair had been taken to hospital after reports that a gun had been fired at 5.40pm on Sunday in Figges Marsh, Mitcham. They are not in a life-threatening condition. Continue reading...
Tags: Crime, UK news, London, Gun crime

Brexit petition to revoke article 50 exceeds 5m signatures

Call to put brakes on UK’s EU exit is most popular petition ever on parliament websiteThe petition asking the British government to revoke article 50 and reconsider its plan to exit the European Union has passed the 5m-signature mark, following a massive demonstration in London on Saturday.As of 11pm on Sunday, 5.3m people had signed the petition, making it the most popular to have been submitted to the parliament website. The previous highest total of 4,150,260 was for a 2016 petition calling f...
Tags: Brexit, Foreign policy, Article 50, Politics, UK news, European Union, House of Commons, Europe, World news

Bennett scores 1st-ever goal at new Tottenham stadium

LONDON (AP) — Spurs winger J’Neil Bennett scored the first-ever goal at Tottenham’s new stadium on Sunday. Tottenham played Southampton in an Under-18 game in the first official test event at the 62,000-seater arena. The opening of the stadium, built on the site of Tottenham’s White Hart Lane ground, had been repeatedly put back because […]
Tags: Sports

Watch Vampire Weekend Cover Paul Simon’s “Late In The Evening” At London Morning Concert

Vampire Weekend are currently warming up for their summer tour, playing some intimate shows around England. A few days ago, they played their new Father Of The Bride single "Big Blue" live for the first time. Yesterday, the band debuted a new cover of Paul Simon's One-Trick Pony cut … More »
Tags: News, Paul Simon, Vampire Weekend

Guggenheim Museum Rejects Future Gifts From OxyContin’s Sackler Family

The New York museum’s decision follows similar moves by museums in London amid the ongoing opioid crisis.

Murder inquiries launched after London and Somerset stabbings

Shop worker killed in Pinner and eight arrested after man in his 30s killed in WellsMurder investigations have been launched after two stabbings over the weekend in London and Somerset.A shop worker was stabbed to death in Pinner, north-west London, on Sunday morning during a robbery at a newsagent. The man, who has yet to be identified is believed to have been opening up the newsagent on Marsh Road when he was attacked. Police were called at about 6am and the man was pronounced dead at 6.46am. ...
Tags: UK news

Rail services between London and Luton running after 'major disruption'

Rail passengers were unable to travel between Luton and and London St Pancras as the line was shut.

Murder investigations launched after London and Somerset stabbings

Unidentified man found dead in Pinner and eight arrested after man in his 30s killed in WellsMurder investigations have been launched after two stabbings over the weekend, in London and Somerset.A man was pronounced dead at an address in Marsh Road in Pinner, north-west London, after police were called at about 6am on Sunday. The Metropolitan police said they were still trying to identify the man and his next of kin. Continue reading...
Tags: UK news

Labour could fight snap election with pledge to hold second referendum

Keir Starmer says party is clear any deal should be subject to a confirmatory public voteLabour could fight a snap general election pledging to hold a public vote on any Brexit deal, Keir Starmer has said, saying the party was now clear that any deal should be subject to a confirmatory referendum.Speaking after a mass demonstration in London in support of a second vote, which was addressed by the party’s deputy leader, Tom Watson, the shadow Brexit secretary was asked if he could guarantee there...
Tags: Brexit, European Union, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news, Europe, Keir Starmer, Labour, Jeremy Corbyn

Fake London: The city built in Minecraft

Gamers are recreating London landmarks in the video game Minecraft

Beyoncé effect fills galleries with a new generation of art devotees

Fame sells: that’s the lesson in a survey revealing the world’s most popular exhibitions during a bumper yearIn Paris, it was Beyoncé and Jay-Z; in Washington, it was Barack and Michelle Obama; while, in London, visitors queued to look at Pablo Picasso’s erotic muse or Grayson Perry’s summer picks.Last year the lustre of celebrity, whether garnered from fashion and entertainment or history, seemed to be the best way to attract visitors to museums and galleries. Continue reading...
Tags: Museums, Art, Art and design, Beyoncé, Grayson Perry, Jay-Z, Culture, UK news

'Major disruption' to rail services between London and Luton

Specialist equipment is needed to fix overhead wires which were damaged, says East Midlands Trains.

Sadiq Khan challenges Theresa May to act against Tory Islamophobia

London mayor tells prime minister: join Labour in adopting a new definition of hate crime against MuslimsThe mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has challenged the Conservatives to adopt a new definition of Islamophobia, saying that he has been repeatedly subjected to anti-Muslim abuse from Tory members and supporters.In a letter to Theresa May, Khan calls on the prime minister to order her party to deal with the issue. He says it must be among measures taken to reassure British Muslims about their saf...
Tags: Sadiq Khan, Islamophobia, London, Conservatives, Politics, UK news

Hamilton’s young star says Britain must confront its colonial past

Jamael Westman explains how his role in the West End show has affected his politics as well as his careerThe swift rise to fame of Jamael Westman, leading man in the London cast of the hit musical Hamilton, may not equal the extraordinary ascent of the “$10 founding father” he plays in the US show, but it runs close.Westman who was brought up in Croydon, south London, was not a fan of musical theatre before he landed the part. Now, just three years out of drama school, the 26-year-old, who is of...
Tags: Hamilton, London, Knife crime, Stage, Culture, UK news

UK’s Theresa May faces pressure to step down to save Brexit

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing increased pressure from her own Conservative Party to either resign or to set a date for stepping down in order to build support for her Brexit plan. British media reported Sunday that senior party figures were urging May to recognize her weakened political position and […]
Tags: Business, Nation

Abandon Brexit, say London marchers

For 29-year-old communications worker Naomi Penfold, taking the train down to London from Cambridge for Saturday's "Put It to the People" rally was daunting.

Abandon Brexit, say London marchers. But will lawmakers listen?

Those who marched in Saturday's massive Brexit protest in London say they want to show the rest of the world how many people want to stay in the European Union -- even if it doesn't make a difference in Parliament.

March In London Demanding A Second Brexit Vote Draws Huge Crowds

Protesters filled London's streets on Saturday to demand a second referendum vote, or "People's Vote," on Britain leaving the European Union. (Image credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Corbyn’s team split over soft Brexit

Shadow cabinet will clash this week over Norway-style deal or second referendumJeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet is set to clash again over Brexit this week, with supporters of a second referendum concerned that the Labour leadership will opt to facilitate a soft Brexit. With senior Labour figures openly calling for another public vote at the anti-Brexit march in London on Saturday, other influential MPs believe Corbyn’s inner circle is actually warming to a Norway-style Brexit that would see Brita...
Tags: Labour, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Sadiq Khan, UK news, Politics, European Union

Brexit People's Vote protest: 'Stop Brexit' chants at huge London march

Hundreds of thousands of marchers demanded another referendum on the UK’s relationship with the EU.

In photos: Thousands join 'People's Vote' protest

Large crowds marched in London on Saturday demanding a second Brexit referendum.

People's vote Brexit rally draws 1 million marchers – video report

Official figures put the numbers at the people's vote Brexit march on Saturday at over 1 million. People from across the UK travelled to central London to demand a second vote on whether the UK should leave the EUAs hundreds of thousands march in London, what next for Brexit? Continue reading...
Tags: Protest, Brexit, European Union, Politics, UK news, Nicola Sturgeon, Tom Watson, Labour

Anti-Brexit protesters stage mass rally in London

Hundreds of thousands of protesters swamped London on Saturday demanding another referendum on EU membership amid political paralysis over Brexit, in one of the country's biggest protests in decades. Organisers said about a million people opposed to Britain leaving the European Union joined what they called the "Put it to the People" march, descending on the capital by road and rail from across the country. "We need to revoke Article 50 and if we can't do that, then we need the people's vote,"...

Protestors Take to the Streets of London Demanding a New Vote on Brexit

The "People's Vote March" ended up at the U.K. Parliament building
Tags: Uncategorized, Brexit, Onetime, U.K, United Kingdom

Service planned for Keith Flint of Prodigy fame

LONDON (AP) — The surviving members of the band Prodigy have invited fans of the late Keith Flint to line a procession route ahead of a private service celebrating his life on March 29. The band tweeted Saturday that a church service for Flint will be for family and close friends only but that speakers […]
Tags: Entertainment, Nation

UK fugitive arrested in Romania over murder of Josh Hanson

Shane O’Brien fled the UK after Hanson was stabbed to death in London in 2015One of Britain’s most wanted fugitives has been arrested in Romania. Shane O’Brien, 31, is a suspect in the murder of 21-year-old Josh Hanson, who was stabbed to death in a bar in Hillingdon, west London, in 2015.O’Brien fled the UK following Hanson’s death and last year was put on Interpol’s most wanted list, with a £50,000 reward offered for information leading to his arrest and prosecution. Continue reading...
Tags: UK news

Anti-Brexiteers Flood London Streets To Demand New Referendum

Tens of thousands turned out as the nation's government mulls ways to leave the European Union.

Angry Over Brexit Stalemate, Thousands March in London to Demand Second Vote

Thousands of protesters in London began marching on Saturday from Hyde Park to Parliament in a last-ditch effort to reverse Britain’s looming split from the European Union.
Tags: Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit, Great Britain, Demonstrations, Protests and Riots, May, Theresa M, European Union

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