Croydon Council leave bins uncollected for 8 weeks

An elderly woman was left with an overflowing garden waste bin after it was not collected for eight weeks. Julie Devlin, 54, says she repeatedly complained to the council about the situation at her mum’s house in Chipstead Valley Road, Couls

New Covid-19 variant detected in the UK

A new Covid-19 variant is under investigation in the UK – with 16 confirmed cases so far – Public Health England has announced. The variant, known as B.1.621, was designated a variant under investigation on Wednesday. PHE are currently

ITV GMB expert wants parents fined if children get sunburn

One experts has said parents who allow their children to get severely sunburnt should be fined. Temperatures are set to stay high next month too and some areas could reach 30C. One expert today warned that if you fail to protect your kids

Mitcham fire live updates as cordon remains in place

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Will we get a Bank Holiday Monday if England win Euro 2020?

The government is considering a bonus Bank Holiday Monday if England win Euro 2020 on Sunday night, according to reports. Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions progressed to their first final since 1966 when they beat Denmark on Wednesday night aft

Croydon cemetery staff cut overgrown grass

A 91-year-old man was finally able to visit his father’s grave after staff mowed a small pathway at the overgrown Croydon Cemetery. The kind gesture came just two weeks after Keith McDowall was unable to find the grave amid the overgrown gras

Record backlog of violence cases at Croydon Crown Court

Croydon Crown Court is facing its biggest backlog of cases for violent attacks, figures reveal, as the wait for justice for hundreds of victims continues. Charities fear delays at courts across England and Wales could stop people reporting crim

'Prime Day': Amazon apologises to south London fishmonger

Amazon has apologised after sending a legal notice to a fishmonger in south London demanding his chain of stores stop advertising "prime day" boat fish. Robin Moxon, who owns four shops and a fish smokery in London, received an email from lawye

Thousands of new Covid cases reported in south London

Thousands of new Covid-19 cases were confirmed in south London in recent days according to Public Health England (PHE) data as infection rates across the capital continue to rise. The spread of the highly infectious Delta variant of coronavirus

5 million Brits given AstraZeneca jab could be blocked from EU holidays

As many as five million Brits could face being blocked from travelling in countries in the European Union, according to reports. The concern comes this summer because their AstraZeneca vaccines are reportedly not recognised by the EU. Some

Urgent warning to parents as teens fake Covid tests thanks to TikTok trend

Teenagers across the UK, inspired by a TikTok trend, are faking positive tests for Covid-19 in the hope of getting sent home from school. A number of videos uploaded to the popular social media platform show British teenagers mixing various liq

Homicide investigation launched into Croydon fatal stabbing

A murder investigation has been launched by Metropolitan Police following the murder of a 16-year-old boy on the doorstep of his Shrubland home. Detectives say there are currently two active crime scenes, the address where the young man lost hi

England fans take to London streets celebrate Germany win

A carnival atmosphere took over London last night as jubilant England fans took to the streets, pubs, fan squares and roofs to celebrate. The national team swept to a emphatic two-goal victory against Germany in their Round of 16 match at Wembl

Chris Whitty harassed by 'thugs' in London park in video

Police are investigating after a video was shared online appearing to show England's chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty being harassed by two men in a park in London. Metropolitan Police tweeted: "We are aware of a video being shared

Fire tears through Elephant and Castle station

A huge fire has broken out in Elephant and Castle that has enveloped parts of central London in smoke.  Footage appears to show a giant "fire ball" erupting from an area underneath Elephant and Castle station. Plumes of smoke can be see