Category: <span>London News</span>

Crossrail: Elizabeth line hailed as ‘fit for a Queen’ as it opens
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Crossrail: Elizabeth line hailed as ‘fit for a Queen’ as it opens

The first Elizabeth line trains to carry passengers through the new tunnels under London departed on time on Tuesday morning, marking the start of an era of greater speed, space and comfort – “fit for a Queen, and Londoners”, the mayor, Sadiq Khan, said. Hundreds of people braved the rain to queue outside for the first...

Headteachers call for investigation after gay author banned from visiting a South London Catholic school
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Headteachers call for investigation after gay author banned from visiting a South London Catholic school

Headteachers have voted for Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi to investigate the diocese which banned a gay author from visiting a Catholic school in London. Simon James Green was due to visit the John Fisher School in Sutton when the Archdiocese of Southwark intervened days beforehand to stop the visit from going ahead. At the NAHT school leaders’...

Three teenagers stabbed after ‘fight’ breaks out in south London
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Three teenagers stabbed after ‘fight’ breaks out in south London

Three teenagers have been stabbed after reports of a fight in Croydon, London on Friday. Police were alerted to reports of a fight at 4.35pm on the bank holiday Good Friday in Goldcrest Way, New Addington. Three males – aged 15, 16 and 18 – were rushed to hospital after sustaining stab wounds. London Ambulance Service and the police had attended the scene...

Horror as woman is followed into home and raped by stranger in Croydon
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Horror as woman is followed into home and raped by stranger in Croydon

An investigation has been launched after a woman was followed into her home and raped by a stranger in south London. Police rushed to a residential address in Croydon at 9pm on December 3 after a woman in her 40s reported that she had been sexually assaulted. It is understood that the man had been walking along a street...

Hackney Wick: 13 people injured after mezzanine collapses at bar
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Hackney Wick: 13 people injured after mezzanine collapses at bar

Thirteen people have been injured, four of them seriously, after a mezzanine floor collapsed at a bar and restaurant in east London. The incident happened on Saturday evening at Two More Years in Roach Road, Hackney Wick. London Ambulance Service (LAS) declared a major incident and said crews treated 13 people, with three having potentially serious...

Greenwich is a UK hotspot for burglary reports
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Greenwich is a UK hotspot for burglary reports

The statistics from data.police.uk show crime reports which have occurred between March and August 2021. Greenwich is the eighth highest out of ten neighbourhoods with the most reported burglaries during that period. A total of 48 burglaries have been reported in Greenwich. The town is the only south London borough on the list. The data...

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...