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Two brothers from east London have come together to help on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic. Tom Binder, who usually works as a firefighter for the London Fire Brigade (LFB), has joined his brother Jack as a paramedic for the London Ambulance Service (LAS). He is taking part in a scheme where 300 […]

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Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption Boris Johnson with Jennifer Arcuri at an event in 2014 Boris Johnson will not face a criminal investigation into his dealings with US businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri when he was Mayor of London. The Independent Office for Police Conduct said in its report that there was “some evidence” the pair had […]

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Transport for London has had to significantly reduce Tube services because of coronavirus Transport for London (TfL) has secured £1.6bn in emergency funding to keep Tube and bus services running until September. Mayor Sadiq Khan had warned the body was close to running out of money. But shortly after Transport […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Black men and women are nearly twice as likely to die with coronavirus as white people in England and Wales, according to the Office for National Statistics. The analysis shows the inequality persists after taking into account age, where people live and some measures of deprivation and prior health. People from […]

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Image caption In Wembley, north London, Elsley Primary School has resorted to food parcels and vouchers bought from its own budget The Department for Education says it does not know how many vouchers for free school meals have been delivered to parents over the past month. A scheme to give poor pupils in England vouchers […]

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Image copyright Getty Images There are now more than 2.6 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in 185 countries as the disease continues to spread. At least 184,000 people have died. The United States has more than four times as many confirmed cases as any other country. This series of maps and charts tracks the global […]

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Image copyright Craving Coffee Image caption Matt and Rachel Ho have raised more than £21,000 so far for their business Craving Coffee “Running a small business is touch and go at the best of times,” says Rachel Ho, director of an independent coffee shop in Tottenham, north London. And these, it seems fair to say, […]

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption The government introduced its lockdown measures two-and-a-half weeks ago People should follow the government’s coronavirus rules and stay home over the Easter weekend, as warmer weather is forecast across parts of the UK. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said the UK was “just beginning to see this strategy starting to work” […]

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Image copyright Google Image caption Bishop Climate Wiseman is the head preacher at the south London church A faith healer who sold £91 “plague protection kits” claiming they could shield people from Covid-19 is being investigated by the charity watchdog. Bishop Climate Wiseman of the Kingdom Church in Camberwell, London, claimed a bottle of oil […]

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The qualifying event was taking place at London’s 2012 Olympics venue the Copper Box An International Olympic Committee taskforce has been called “irresponsible” after the Turkish Boxing Federation said two fighters and a coach who took part in a Tokyo 2020 qualifying event in London in March had since tested positive for coronavirus. The Boxing […]

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