London

Former east London gang member says using acid to carry out attacks is a ‘win-win’

A former gang member from east London has said using acid to carry out attacks is a “win-win” because there is no penalty if you are caught with the …

East London

Girl cops $250 fine for selling home-made lemonade in summer

Father speaks out after daughter was fined for having a lemonade stand1:24<p>Andre Spicer speaks out after his five-year-old daughter was fined by …

East London

Five-year-old girl fined by council for selling lemonade offered a stall by Borough Market

A five-year-old whose lemonade stand selling refreshments to festival goers in east London was shut down by the council has been inundated with …

Borough Market

Nelson's Column: Theresa May isn't just a Maybot. She's got something in common with a sexbot

The Government’s proposed Data Ethics Commission will be the new regulator for artificial intelligence. They’ll have their hands full with sexbots …

Trafalgar Square

Hyatt Regency London - Churchill : First Impressions in 10 Pictures

After a mediocre stay at London Marriott Park Lane hotel we moved into the Hyatt Regency London – Churchill. The hotel is 10 minutes by walk from the …

Hotels

Man, 20, dies after east London police pursuit

<b>A 20-year-old man has died after being apprehended by a police officer in an east London shop.</b><p>The Met Police said the man was followed on foot after officers tried to stop a car in Kingsland Road, Hackney, at 01:45 BST on Saturday.<p>He was "taken ill" after "trying to swallow an object" and was …

East London

Leeds's first Indian takeaway closes after 43 years

The first Indian takeaway to open in Yorkshire has closed for good.<p>Bobby's Sweet Centre on Roundhay Road first started selling hot food in 1974, but …

Leeds

14 reasons why Stafford is a great place to live

<b>Stafford is the historic county town that counts Birmingham and Manchester as neighbours.</b><p>It’s long been favoured for its close links on the M6 and is …

David Newell-Smith: ‘There is nothing I would rather do than take photographs’

We pay tribute to David Newell-Smith, an Observer photographer who helped establish newspaper photography as an art form<p>• See a gallery of David Newell-Smith’s Observer photography<p>David Newell-Smith, who died last month at the age of 80, was part of an explosion of British photojournalistic talent …

East London

Southend-on-Sea: the arty way is Essex

Paul O’Grady obviously hasn’t visited Southend for a while … The resort where the East End still goes for old-fashioned seaside fun now has a thriving arts scene, too<p>At the Village Green arts and music festival in Southend-on-Sea earlier this month, festivalgoers were pictured waving placards …

Travel

First class carriages 'to be scrapped on busiest commuter trains'

Underused first class carriages could be opened to everyone as early as 2018.<p>First class carriages on commuter trains could be a thing of the past, …

Trains

10 great places for vegan brunch in London

<b>All Londoners share a common past time and that is doing brunch.</b><p>10 of the best vegan-friendly London places that you can visit with your non-vegan …

Vegan

Things you only know if you’re a Tower Bridge controller

…according to Shaun Naidoo, 39.<p><b>Boats have priority over cars in London</b><p>‘It’s an act of Parliament that river traffic has right of way, and we still …

Tower Bridge

The best bars in London right now

Coupette, Bethnal Green<p>An apple-cheeked Francophile bar in the East End<p>A Calvados bar, you might think, is best found in a small Normandy village, …

France

London Has A New Bridge

The Regent's Canal has a new bridge. It's called the Somers Town Bridge and it looks like this.<p>The span links Camley Street Natural Park — a small …

Private school using a Royal Park as a 'playground' will open for London's super-rich in September

A private school for oligarchs is opening in Mayfair and Chelsea in September, it was revealed yesterday, as the new head claims that a Royal Park will be used as the students’ “playground”.<p>Charging fees of £22,500 a year, the Eaton Square upper school is the first co-educational private school to …

Education

“It’s scary to do it again”: the five-year-old fined £150 for running a lemonade stand

Photo: André Spicer<p><b>Show</b> Hide image<p>Food & Drink<p>Enforcement officers penalised a child selling home-made lemonade in the street. Her father tells the …

London Bridge

Striking aerial images show how London skyline has changed in a decade

These striking aerial pictures taken by a photographer with nerves of steel show how London’s skyline has transformed drastically over the course of …

Photography

A letter to … London, where my girlfriend and I could be out and proud

The letter you always wanted to write<p>You’re the first place I visited, the first time I travelled out of my home country. When I applied for my visa, I saw your grandeur, I saw your authenticity and I longed to visit you. When I boarded my flight, I knew I was in for the trip of a lifetime. But do …

Tower Bridge

Time For A Dose Of Reality: Drug And Alcohol Services Need More Funding To Survive

What causes addiction? Ask most people this question and I imagine most will say 'drugs cause addiction'. This is the story we have been told for many years fuelled by numerous experiments undertaken in the first half of the 20th Century. In these experiments a rat is put in a cage with two water …

East London

Southern strike union RMT in 'full and frank' government talks

<b>The RMT union has held "full and frank" talks with the transport secretary amid more than a year of industrial action on the Southern rail network.</b><p>The company has been in dispute with both the RMT and Aslef unions over changes to the role of guards and driver-only operated (DOO) trains.<p>RMT general …

London Public Transport

Plans drawn up for underground train system in Bristol

A leaked transport report includes plans for an underground rail system in Bristol.<p>If approved, the network would connect the city centre to Bristol …

London Underground

A two-story extension plan for an exemplar bungalow!

We know that bungalows get a bit of a bad rep, as they are always battling against a stereotype of being a little old fashioned or too simplistic, …

London Public Transport

One of the UK's best bakeries is opening TWO cafes in Bristol

Two of TV's most famous bakers are opening two new cafes in popular areas of Bristol this summer, in what is sure to put a smile on everyone's …

Travel

Lady Hale appointed next President of Supreme Court, alongside three new Justices- The Supreme Court

06/2017 - News release<p>Lady Hale appointed next President of Supreme Court, alongside three new Justices<p>21 July 2017<p><b>Baroness Hale of Richmond</b> will …

Judiciary

A Prehistoric Day Out At The Crystal Palace Dinosaurs

Whether you have a dinosaur crazy child, or are just a big kid yourself, these creatures, which have been lurking in south London since 1854 are …

Family home close to Prince George's new school is on the rental market

38 Westbridge Road is a stone's throw from the private Thomas's School in Battersea.<p><b>A bespoke family home located just five minutes away from Prince</b> …

Real Estate

Brenda's Unfortunate Record #42

<i>How Not To Travel</i><p>Back home you’re a high roller. You operate on the fringes of the law and judging by your business, one would assume you know a …

Trafalgar Square

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