Don’t have ‘blowout’ weekend before ‘rule of six’ restrictions come in, police urge Londoners

Police urged Londoners not to go on a blowout on the last weekend of freedom as temperatures soar before “rule of six” Covid-19 restrictions are introduced. Pubs and bars are expecting a busy three days starting on Friday, as weather forecasters predicted a mini-heatwave for the weekend. Officers also fear of a surge illegal raves […]

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Sayagi Sivanantham murder probe: Mother charged over death of five-year-old daughter in Mitcham

A mother from south London has been charged with the murder of her five-year-old daughter. Sayagi Sivanantham was stabbed at her home in Mitcham at the end of June, and died in hospital despite being rushed for emergency treatment. This morning, the Metropolitan Police said her mother, 35-year-old Sutha Sivanantham, has been charged with the […]

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Ricardo Cunha: Family of man shot dead in mistaken identity killing make emotional appeal on 10th anniversary of murder

The family of a man killed in his home in a case of mistaken identity today made an emotional appeal on the 10th anniversary of the murder. Window cleaner Ricardo Cunha, 23, and his girlfriend Sapna Daby were watching Match of the Day when they heard knocking at the front door. Mr Cunha was shot […]

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Cyberflashing and ‘pile on’ harassment targeted in online law reform plans

Law reforms targeting abusive messages, cyberflashing and “pile on” harassment have been proposed in a bid to stem harmful behaviour online. The Law Commission said existing safeguards have failed to keep up with changes to how we communicate today, over-criminalising in some situations while under-criminalising in others. Cyberflashing is when someone sends an unsolicited sexual […]

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Man arrested on suspicion of damaging Winston Churchill statue in Parliament Square

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage to a statue of Sir Winston Churchill in Parliament Square in central London during an Extinction Rebellion demonstration, the Metropolitan Police said. The force said specialist officers in Parliament Square are also working to remove a road blockage put up by the group. Officers […]

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Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2020: Smiley fish and photobombing giraffe among hilarious finalists

A seriously smiley fish and a photobombing giraffe are among the hilarious finalists for the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2020. The competition, founded by photographers and conservationists Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam, announced the top 44 images on Friday. This year, they include a fox in heavy negotiations with a mouse, a bear waving hello […]

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