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Image copyright Getty Images London’s Crossrail project will probably go even further over budget, according to a report by MPs. Commuters have been “let down” by a programme that is well behind schedule, the Public Accounts Committee said. MPs said they were “sceptical” about the Department for Transport’s “ability to oversee major rail projects”. In […]

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Image copyright Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Image caption Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been detained in Iran since April 2016 Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran for alleged spying, is now in a hospital psychiatric ward, her husband says. Richard Ratcliffe said his wife was being held by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in a Tehran hospital and […]

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Image caption With schools breaking up for the summer holidays, there are fears about a rise in violence New figures from Mayor of London Sadiq Khan show what he says is a clear link between poverty in the capital and the rise in serious youth violence. The data shows that the poorest areas of London […]

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A London restaurant has committed to running its business without single-use plastics. There are more than 15,000 restaurants in the city, and most are using a large amount of single-use plastics including cling film to cover food. Spring, which is based at Somerset House in Aldwych, has stopped using cling film and plastic straws and […]

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Joshua Oyebola is one of two people in the world with a rare form of hemifacial microsomia, a condition where parts of the face do not fully develop. He was bullied and stared at for years because of the way he looks, but he has not let it dampen his spirits. Josh, 18, is a […]

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About a million people are expected to attend Pride in London’s annual march this weekend. Hundreds of charities, community groups and companies take part in the event, the biggest pride event in the UK. But some people are concerned the event has become so big that it’s not as inclusive as it once was. This […]

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Ben Purrington scored Charlton’s equaliser as the Addicks beat Sunderland 2-1 in the League One play-off final in May Championship newcomers Charlton Athletic have re-signed defender Ben Purrington from Rotherham United for an undisclosed fee. The 23-year-old left-back spent the second half of last season on loan with the Addicks, making 21 appearances as they […]

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