Grenfell Tower: Kensington and Chelsea council leader heckled with calls to resign at tense meeting

The leader of Kensington and Chelsea council was heckled with calls for her resignation during a fraught public meeting as residents vented their fury over its handling of the Grenfell Tower disaster. [Read entire story]

Chingford fire: Homes evacuated as huge fire devastates Poundland store

Homes have been evacuated after a huge fire erupted at a Poundland store in north east London. London Fire Brigade has sent fifteen fire engines and 97 firefighters to the [Read entire story]

Police hunt thug after man punched in face in ‘unprovoked and violent’ attack at Finsbury Park station

Police are hunting a thug after a man was punched in the face in an “unprovoked and violent” attack at a busy north London station. A 28-year-old man was walking down the [Read entire story]

Revealed: The London boroughs with the longest and shortest life expectancy

The London boroughs with the longest and shortest life expectancy have been revealed in a major new study.  The research for Mayor Sadiq Khan showed a stark disparity in the [Read entire story]

London Tunnel Run 2017: Mass convoy of ‘boy racers’ through capital’s streets cancelled amid police crackdown

A mass convoy of boy racers set to parade through the capital’s streets has been cancelled after police threatened a major crackdown. The London Tunnel Run, planned for [Read entire story]

Youngsters at risk of being caught up in Notting Hill Carnival crime sent on water sports holiday over bank holiday weekend

Youngsters at risk of being caught up in crime and disorder at Notting Hill Carnival are being removed from the area and taken on a £20,000 water sports holiday. Fifteen [Read entire story]

Historian: call to pull down Nelson’s Column ‘like destruction of culture by Isis’

A London history professor has branded calls to have Nelson’s Column pulled down as “the height of cultural vandalism”. Sky journalist Afua Hirsch, also a novelist and [Read entire story]

Property prices in commuter towns slashed as rail season tickets continue to rise

Asking prices for homes in commuter towns are being slashed amid a surge in the number of properties for sale, according to research. It follows years of booming property [Read entire story]

Borough Market to become Britain’s first to ban plastic bottles

Borough Market is to become the first street market in Britain to ban the sale of disposable plastic drinks bottles in an effort to reduce ocean pollution. The foodie [Read entire story]

East London Mosque breaks Guinness World Record for biggest samosa and feeds it to the homeless

A mosque in east London has broken the record for the world’s biggest samosa and then fed it to homeless people. The enormous snack, weighing in at 153kg, was made by a team [Read entire story]