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Image caption Councillor Rohit Dasgupta says the leaflets are aimed at intimidating parents Leaflets claiming that new relationship education lessons will encourage primary school children to masturbate have been handed out in east London, the BBC has learned. It comes after protests in Birmingham against LGBT teaching made headlines. Other leaflets said parents “will be […]

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption Twelve officers were injured and needed medical attention, said Scotland Yard Police have been given powers to stop and search in the Notting Hill area after almost 100 people were arrested during the carnival. Officers made 97 arrests for alleged drugs offences, assault and sexual offences at the two-day […]

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Image copyright PA Media The British Airways strike next month is to cause at least five consecutive days of flight cancellations. BA pilots announced three days of strikes – taking place on 9, 10 and 27 September – in a dispute over pay. Despite the first strikes being on 9 and 10 September, some customers […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFamilies spoke to the BBC about living in containers It is a warm summer’s day in Hanwell, west London, and Abdel Rrahim and his family are feeling the heat more than most. That is because Abdel, his wife, and their seven-month-old son live in a metal shipping […]

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption Train passengers were guided by torchlight at some stations during the power cut A lightning strike and the sudden loss of two large electricity generators caused nearly a million people to lose power in England and Wales earlier this month, an interim report has found. The National Grid outage […]

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption The woman was found with stab wounds at a property in Raymead Avenue A woman who was about eight months pregnant has been stabbed to death in south London. The woman, 26, was found with stab wounds at a home in Raymead Avenue, Thornton Heath, Croydon, at 03:30 BST […]

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London’s mayor and several councils have called for a new system to be introduced for anyone wishing to offer short-term lets for visitors to the city. Landlords cannot legally rent out their homes in the capital for more than 90 nights a year under strict regulations, but a BBC investigation found some landlords were being […]

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Image copyright @hansmollman Image caption The advert was due to run for two weeks Transport for London has apologised for a Tube advert that appeared to joke about sexual assault. TfL said the posters for ride-hailing app Kapten had been approved in error and would now be removed. The poster reads: “When you recognise your […]

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Will Rhodes’ 51 featured nine boundaries County Championship Division One, Kia Oval, London (day one): Surrey 194: Stoneman 33; Lester 4-41, Miles 3-58 Warwickshire 89-1: Rhodes 51 Warwickshire (3 pts) trail Surrey (0 pts) by 105 runs Scorecard Warwickshire dominated Surrey on day one at The Oval before bad light ended play with 15 overs […]

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