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A spokesperson said: "Police were called at 16:27hrs to a bookmakers in Upper Clapton Road, E5, after reports of a male unconscious. "Officers attended with LAS and London's Air Ambulance. "Despite the efforts of medical staff the male, believed to be aged in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene.
A return to high levels of stop and search will not solve London's violent crime problem, Diane Abbott has said, as policymakers continue to come under pressure after the latest spate of killings in the capital. The shadow home secretary said random stop and search had poisoned relations between ...
Police have arrested a pensioner on suspicion of murder after he fatally wounded an intruder during a suspected burglary at his home. Two men entered the property in Further Green Road in Hither Green, south-east London, early on Wednesday morning. One suspect, armed with a screwdriver, forced ...
Not only did he own the only Indian shop in Southall, west London - and probably the country at the time - but he was also one of the first Punjabis to make the area his home, in 1951. When a shipment of provisions arrived from India, Sangha would dispatch his daughter Guddi to spread the good news.
Two men have denied the murder of a model who died from a stab wound to the heart. Harry Uzoka, 25, was pronounced dead at the scene in Shepherd's Bush, west London, at about 17:00 GMT on 11 January. At the Old Bailey, Jonathan Okigbo, 23, of York Rise, Camden, and Merse Dikanda, 23, of ...

Police hunting the killer of a teenager shot in the face in north-east London are investigating why he was picked out for a "determined attack". Amaan Shakoor, 16, was shot on Monday evening in Walthamstow about 30 minutes after Tanesha Melbourne-Blake, 17, was killed in a drive-by shooting nearby ... killers
Forensic officers search the London scene Tuesday where a 17-year old girl was fatally shot Monday evening. Police in nearby Walthamstow found a ... But a recent surge in London killings -- many of them by stabbing -- has sparked growing fears of violence there. British media widely reported this ...
Average prices for prime property in central London declined 1.1% in the year to February, according to a Knight Frank report released Tuesday. The marginal adjustment means that though prices are now 8% below their previous peak in August 2015, the city is facing more stable market conditions, ...
It follows a spike in violence in London in recent weeks which saw more murders committed in the capital in February and March than there were in New York. Before Monday's violence, the Metropolitan Police had investigated 46 murders in London in 2018, including 31 fatal stabbings. The force said ...
A girl was shot dead in north London. Just three miles and 25 minutes later a boy, 16, was left fighting for life after being gunned down in east London. "A second victim, a boy believed to be 17, has been taken to an east London hospital with stab injuries. We await an update on his condition." Local Labour ...
London's Murger Hanhan specialises in really unusual dishes from Shan Xi region, home of the Terracotta Army. One of its signature dishes is the “Murger”, which is considered the Chinese equivalent to the Western hamburger and is probably the world's oldest sandwich or hamburger dating back to the ...
London police are investigating a robbery that involved multiple shots being fired in the city's west end. Police were called to an incident at a parking lot in the area of Vicsount and Wonderland Roads last Thursday. Police said multiple shots were fired after a man attempted to rob a young couple of their ...
London and New York have nearly the exact same population. And now for the first time in recent history, London has overtaken New York in murders—there were more slayings in the UK capital in February and March than in America's largest city. According to figures from the Metropolitan Police, first ...
A region of ice the size of Greater London vanished from the edge of Antarctica between 2010 and 2016, a new British-led study has shown. The 1,463 square kilometres of underwater ice at the base of the Antarctic ice sheet melted under the influence of warm ocean water currents. Scientists ...
There were 37 homicides in London over that period versus 32 in New York, and the cities are comparably sized. ... After four young men were killed in knife attacks across the city on New Year's Eve, London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced a “significant increase in targeted stop and search” by police.
A gas leak in London's West End has forced theatres to cancel performances and restaurants to close their doors. About 1,000 residents have been evacuated after emergency services responded to a leak in St Martin's Lane, near Leicester Square, just after 6pm on Tuesday. The English National Opera ...

A tourist bus crash that left one man with a severed ear was caused when the driver took his hands off the wheel to look at a map, it has been revealed. Four people were injured after the roof of a double-decker tour bus was ripped off after it hit a tree branch in central London in August 2015. Passenger ...
A 17-year-old girl has been shot dead in north London, police said, while a 16-year-old boy is fighting for his life after a second gun attack. Scotland Yard said officers were called to reports of a shooting in Chalgrove Road, Tottenham, at 9.35pm on Monday. "Officers attended along with the London ...
A new campaign is seeking to turn the city into a pollinator's playground by planting a wildflower for every resident. As things stands now, London plays home to more than 8.3 million trees and 14,000 species of wildlife. But if a new campaign by the non-profit National Park City is successful, the city will ...
It's quarter to eleven on a Friday night. A stretch of pavement outside east London's Mile End tube station, usually reserved for a newspaper stand and commuters and students marching swiftly past shopowners on their cigarette breaks, is cordoned off. Police cars and vans surround the area, filling the site ...
A 16-year-old boy found with bullet wounds within an hour of another fatal shooting in London has died. The teen was left critically ill after being shot in Walthamstow on Monday in an attack that also left a 15-year-old boy with stab injuries. His death follows that of a 17-year-old girl, named locally as ...
MPs and campaigners have said authorities are failing to get a grip on violent crime in London after two teenagers were fatally shot on the same night in the capital. A 17-year-old girl died first after a drive-by shooting in Tottenham, north London. Police said on Tuesday evening that a 16-year-old boy shot ...
Average prices for prime property in central London declined 1.1% in the year to February, according to a Knight Frank report released Tuesday. The marginal adjustment means that though prices are now 8% below their previous peak in August 2015, the city is facing more stable market conditions, the ...
London is home to hundreds of amazing bars and cosy pubs, and loads of incredible spa hotels and day spas. But why not combine the two? I'm not just talking sipping fizz in a fluffy white robe and slippers, because Ella di Rocco on Fulham Road goes one better. The new addition to the London spa scene ...
The London stuck in my mind is shaped by World War II films depicting British civilian life: the plucky clan of “Mrs. Miniver,” huddled in a shelter in the backyard as German bombs rained. Young Bill of “Hope and Glory,” looking for valuables (and his life) in half-ruined neighborhoods. On the small screen, ...
Austerity is contributing to a spate of youth murders on the streets of London, as poverty-stricken households and “decimated” youth services push young people into a cycle of violence, practitioners have warned. Youth workers and other practitioners told The Independent that financial pressures on ...
For instance, so far a dozen London community groups have started working in coalition to put increasing pressure on Sadiq Khan to take urgent action. The London Coalition for Clean Air is holding an open introductory meeting on 17 April and I hope that more people and groups will get involved with it.
An 18-year-old man was stabbed in Woodford, north-east London, by a gang who demanded to know where he and a friend were from on 15 March. They were waiting to be picked up by his father after playing football nearby when the attackers approached, stabbing the victim in the stomach after he said ...
London police are searching for a suspect following a sexual assault. Police say it happened in the area of Admiral Drive and Trafalgar Street. A male in a vehicle approached the victim. He got out of the car, brought her to a secluded area and sexually assaulted her. The suspect has an average build, ...
The blue-painted pub in Bromley, London, has been there for a while. Since 1848, some sources say. The Widow's Son used to be a house, the story goes, where a widow lived with her son. When the son wanted to join the navy, the grieving mother told him that she would wait for him. Every year on Good ...
A disabled doctor said she was left feeling "worthless" when she was stranded on a train in her wheelchair. Dr Hannah Barham-Brown said passengers had to fetch a ramp to get her off the train at Euston station on Wednesday evening when no staff arrived to help. She said she almost missed her train to Birmingham the ...
Russia's foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said British authorities did not state a reason for the search. 23:51, UK, Friday 30 March 2018. Aeroflot plane. Image: An Aeroflot plane has 'been searched'. Russia claims UK authorities searched one of their planes at a London airport in what they called the "latest ...
Police said they were called to the hospital just after 8.30pm on Thursday and officers have designated it a crime scene while they examine the vehicle used to transport the victim. Scotland Yard said a postmortem would be scheduled in due course. The 29 fatal stabbings in London in the first three months ...
Law-enforcement officers raided Cambridge Analytica's headquarters in London, The Guardian reported late Friday, after Britain's data regulator obtained a warrant to enter the building and seize its servers. Confirming the warrant earlier Friday, the UK Information Commissioner's Office said the operation was "just one part ...
Earlier this month, the London Assembly debuted a nifty web app that reveals the number of people who do exactly the same tube journey as you every day. It wants to encourage Londoners to join the conversation about how data can improve the city. But our big question was: which journeys are the most ...
LONDON — An 18-year-old Iraqi asylum seeker was sentenced on Friday to life in prison in Britain after he was convicted of attempted murder in the botched bombing last September of a rush-hour train on the London Underground, which injured 30 people. Ahmed Hassan was convicted last week after he ...
London look lively! The weekend's here, and boy is it an eventful one. Academic titans Oxford and Cambridge will be taking to the Thames for the annual Boat Race (read our guide to scope out the best places to get an eyeful of the oar-some action), and the goats of Spitalfields City Farm will be gearing up ...
Qantas is about to embark on what could be the airline's most ambitious journey ever, when passengers step on board the Dreamliner 787-9 and fly 17-hours non-stop from Perth to London. Flight Q9 will take off today, heralding a new direction for the Australian airline - ultra-long haul, big distance flying, ...
About 20 officials, wearing black jackets with "ICO Enforcement" on them, arrived at the firm's central London offices soon after a High Court judge granted a search warrant sought by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). The officials, who were let into the building by security guards, could be seen ...
Investigators with Britain's information commissioner searched the London headquarters of Cambridge Analytica on Friday amid reports that the firm harvested the personal data of millions of Facebook users as part of a campaign to influence the U.S. 2016 presidential elections. The move comes after a ...
Russia denied responsibility, so London expelled 23 Russian diplomats. Moscow responded by expelling 23 British diplomats. Amid all this, in true Soviet style, Vladimir Putin was “re-elected” president of Russia. In Salisbury, British authorities have gathered more than 760 pieces of evidence, interviewed ...
That, at least, appears to be the understanding that Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was operating under in October 2017 when he bestowed a hot-pink skateboard on London Mayor Sadiq Khan. This important information just cropped up on a list released by Khan's office documenting, in the interests of ...
Police have launched another murder investigation today after the eighth killing in London in just one week. A man in his early 20s was stabbed in a fight at the Stratford Centre in east London at 9.30pm last night. Paramedics couldn't save him and he died from his injuries at 10.30pm. The attacks follow a ...
A father has been found not guilty of organising for his nine-year-old daughter to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) to punish her. The 50-year-old man, of south London, had been accused of twice arranging for someone to cut the girl with a razor as she lay on a mat in the hallway. He was also ...
From today, enormous London toy emporium Hamley's is the location for the 'world's smallest fashion show'. The models – a bunch of Sylvanian Families cuties – are just 9.5cm tall, parading on an automated catwalk and wearing impossibly small outfits, featuring mini gold chains, tiny tulle and microscopic ...
Affixed to the facade of certain U.K. properties, you'll notice small blue plaques. The plaques are there to commemorate and detail either an important event or the notable person or people that once lived inside. The one on the outside of the Art-deco-style house on Aubrey Walk in London's swanky Holland ...
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan added: “London is a global capital for film – with more than 40 film crews on our streets every day. I'm delighted that Pacifica Ventures has been announced as the preferred bidder – their exceptional track record will further cement the capital's position as a world-leading ...
The London headquarters of Cambridge Analytica stands on New Oxford Street in central London on March 20, 2018 in London, England. British authorities are seeking a court order to search the offices of the data mining and political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. The company allegedly used the ...
Londoners' photos are being exhibited in prominent spots across the capital as part of a competition which sought to "cheer up our city". The Love in London photography contest launched on 14 February to celebrate "love, diversity and unity" in the capital. More than 700 entries were submitted, with Scott ...


 

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