Downing Street news: Car crashes into gates as man is arrested

Whitehall has consequently been closed and police have reportedly set up a cordon following the incident. A man has been arrested by armed officers on suspicion of criminal damage and dangerous driving, the police has said. A Metropolit

Search launched for missing Herefordshire teenager

Police said Evie Baker, who is 16 years old, went missing from her home in Colwall just before midday today (May 23). Evie is described as 5ft6 tall, slim build, blue eyes, long brown hair. When she went missing, she was wearing a black h

Why this TV presenter is heading to Herefordshire castle

TV presenter Kate Bliss of BBC Bargain Hunt, Flog It! and Antiques Road Trip is opening the Weobley Big Dig’s first exploration pit in the outer bailey area of Weobley Castle on Saturday, June 3, at 2pm. This kicks off a week of wide communi

BBC HQ statue attacked by a man wearing Spiderman mask

The attack came just days after repair work began on the previously-attacked Grade II listed statue. The statue of Prospero and Ariel from Shakespeare’s The Tempest was created by Eric Gill, who is said to have sexually abused two of his d

Met Police officer, 44, sexually assaulted child at party

PC Farhan Ghadiali, 44, was found guilty of sexually assaulting the child while off duty at a party in Essex.  The incident took place on September 22, 2019. Following an investigation by Essex Police he faced a trial at Chelmsford Crown Cou

Latest updates: in court as John Price appeal verdict expected

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Met Officer sacked for lies at All Points East festival

On August 28, 2021, PC Hasnain Awan worked a shift for the police force at the festival in Victoria Park. He was given a wrist band to enable him to enter the site and perform his duties for the day.  The following day he was off duty but

Idyllic village full of dream homes under two hours from London

Then did you know you can escape to a countryside idyll in less than two hours from most parts of London? Known as ‘Constable Country’ due to being the home of the famous landscape artist, Dedham Vale is a designated Area of Outstanding Na

Met officer fired for headbutting man at wedding reception

James Harris was off-duty when he “lost control of himself” at the reception in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, on June 30, 2018. At a misconduct hearing yesterday (Thursday, May 11), Mr Harris, of the North West Command Unit which covers Barnet

Metropolitan Police officers found guilty of sending grossly offensive messages

A judge branded comments made by a serving Metropolitan Police officer and a former constable “sickening” and “abhorrent”. The pair were convicted of sending grossly offensive messages in a WhatsApp group with Sarah Everard’s killer.

Queen's state funeral: My experience in central London

It was at around 12.30pm on September 8 when Buckingham Palace released a statement that shook the nation. “The Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health”, it read, as panic spread like wildfire for our beloved monarch.

ULEZ expansion could add £4,500 to Londoners cost, new research has revealed

The zone covers the same area as the Low Emission Zone and means that drivers that don't meet the ULEZ standards are set to pay a daily charge of £12.50 when in the area. With the cost of the potential expansion already being a worrying con

Interview with Surrey care worker on life in lockdown

Georgia Richardson, assistant locality manager for Dimensions in Surrey, said she'd tried 9-5 office jobs before but they just weren't for her. She decided in 2019 to become a support worker for the charity that is the UK's largest non-profit s

Sutton Council supports business recovery with £48million

More than 700 businesses have been supported by Sutton Council during the pandemic. Council authorities have revealed that they have spent over £48million in recovery grants since the start of lockdown. The grant schemes are funded by the

Couple slam south London Lidls over disabled access

Supermarket giant Lidl have come under fire from a south London couple who say they were put off shopping at the stores in their area due to lacking facilities for disabled people. Sutton man Chris Kybert said he and his wife Jackie were disapp