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Image copyright Metropolitan Police/PA Wire Image caption Michelle Samaraweera was raped and murdered in Walthamstow after she went out to buy some snacks early in the morning of 30 May 2009 A serial rapist dubbed the “night stalker” has been jailed for life for the murder of one of his victims more than a decade […]

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Tom Lace’s 2019 season came to a premature end when he broke a finger while batting in August Gloucestershire have signed batsman Tom Lace on a deal until the end of the 2023 campaign. Lace scored 835 runs in Division Two in 2019 for Middlesex and Derbyshire, where he spent time on loan. “I’m looking […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lockdown made Joanna Coghlan realise she wanted to move away from her flat near Battersea Power Station When the coronavirus lockdown began, asset manager Joanna Coghlan knew she just had to get out of London and move to the countryside. She had bought a flat in a new development […]

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Image caption Ranae James, now a graphic designer, was excluded dozens of time during a tough period Black pupils are disproportionately hit with fixed-term exclusions in England – by three times as many in some places, data shows. Pupils with black ethnicity have higher temporary exclusion rates in two-thirds of local authority areas, new analysis […]

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Image copyright EPA Coronavirus is continuing its spread across the world, with more than 15 million confirmed cases in 188 countries. More than 600,000 people have lost their lives.This series of maps and charts tracks the global spread of the virus. Where are coronavirus cases and deaths still rising?The virus, which causes the respiratory infection [...] Read more

Image copyright Reuters John Lewis has announced it is permanently closing eight of its stores, putting 1,300 workers at risk. The retailer said it had to “secure the business’s long-term future and respond to customers’ shopping needs”. Department stores in Birmingham and Watford will not reopen as the coronavirus lockdown eases. At Home stores in […]

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Lyle Taylor was boss Lee Bowyer’s first signing after taking charge in 2018 Charlton have released top-scorer Lyle Taylor after the forward refused to agree a contract extension. The 30-year-old has not played since the Championship resumed last month after being halted due to coronavirus. Having scored 11 goals in 22 appearances this season, manager […]

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Image copyright Snapchat Image caption Police attended an illegal street party in Angell Town in Brixton Twenty-two police officers have been injured and their vehicles damaged during clashes at an illegal street party in south-west London. Two officers were taken to hospital after breaking up the “unlicensed music event” near Angell Town in Brixton on […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Pub chain Greene King and insurance market Lloyd’s of London have apologised for their historical links to the slave trade. One of Greene King’s founders owned a number of plantations in the Caribbean. Meanwhile, maritime insurance – which was focused on Lloyd’s – thrived on the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Both corporations […]

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