Category: <span>London News</span>

London Covid rates: Omicron in retreat as cases down in most boroughs
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London Covid rates: Omicron in retreat as cases down in most boroughs

Covid cases have fallen in almost all London boroughs indicating that Omicron is in retreat in the capital, official figures have revealed. Confirmed cases were down in 26 out of 32 boroughs in the week to January 5, according to the latest Government data. Just four local authorities saw infection rates increase by any significant margin. All boroughs recorded fewer...

Sadiq Khan announces biggest hike in council tax, taking bills to £400
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Sadiq Khan announces biggest hike in council tax, taking bills to £400

Sadiq Khan has announced plans to increase council tax by the biggest amount since he became Mayor. On Wednesday, he proposed increasing his share of bills by an average of £31.93 a year from next April, meaning the average London household will pay almost £400 a year to City Hall. The increase includes an extra £20...

Man who raped woman after holding her prisoner for four days is jailed for 22 years
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Man who raped woman after holding her prisoner for four days is jailed for 22 years

Aman who raped a woman after imprisoning her for four days has been jailed for 22 years. Abdul Awil, 29, from Fulham, was sentenced at Harrow Crown Court on Friday for GBH with intent, false imprisonment and two counts of rape. He was also issued with a Restraining Order for life. Police were called by the London Ambulance Service to an address...

Alpha Road: Man, 18, stabbed in Deptford after large party
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Alpha Road: Man, 18, stabbed in Deptford after large party

Officers were called to Alpha Road at around 11.50pm on November 27, attending alongside ambulance services, where they found the victim. He was taken to hospital for treatment, where he remains in a non-life-threatening condition. Detectives believe that the man had been at a party in the area prior before being attacked. This party was...

Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole: Inquest into Thames hero’s death
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Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole: Inquest into Thames hero’s death

Folajimi “Jimi” Olubunmi-Adewole, 20, was on his way home from work at a central London restaurant when he and another man, Joaquin Garcia, entered the water at around midnight on Saturday April 24. The Coastguard and the Metropolitan Police Marine Policing Unit rescued the woman and Mr Garcia, but could not locate Mr Olubunmi-Adewole. On...

Tulse Hill live: ‘Ceiling of school collapses’ closing South Circular as children rushed to hospital
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Tulse Hill live: ‘Ceiling of school collapses’ closing South Circular as children rushed to hospital

The ceiling of a school in Tulse Hill has reportedly collapsed today, closing a section of the South Circular. The Sun reports that schoolchildren from Rosemead Prep School, in Thurlow Park road, have been ‘rushed to hospital’ following the incident at around 9.20am today. The South Circular (A205) is closed to traffic in both directions between...

Vulnerable HIV patient inside detention centre where Covid is rife ‘left without life-saving treatment for 7 days’
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Vulnerable HIV patient inside detention centre where Covid is rife ‘left without life-saving treatment for 7 days’

A vulnerable HIV patient held inside an immigration detention centre has been “left without life-saving treatment and his antidepressants for seven days.” The man, 42, who has asked to remain anonymous, relies on the treatment to reduce his viral load to undetectable levels – but a Covid-19 outbreak that has ripped through the centre has...

Met police officer superimposed his face on photo of murdered sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman
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Met police officer superimposed his face on photo of murdered sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman

Two Metropolitan Police officers who took sickening pictures of the bodies of two murdered sisters and shared them on WhatsApp are facing jail. PC Deniz Jaffer, 47, and PC Jamie Lewis, 33, had been assigned to guard the scene overnight after Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman were found dead in bushes at Fryent Country Park in Wembley. Four images...

London under siege: Armed gangs force police to deploy special units as violence erupts
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London under siege: Armed gangs force police to deploy special units as violence erupts

A Section 60 stop and search has been authorised in the Wandsworth and Merton area following the terrifying witness accounts. Additional officers have now been deployed in local areas to “provide reassurance”. The Met Police received multiple reports of males armed with weapons in Putney, the Sutton and Croydon Guardian reported. The force said in...