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The qualifying event was taking place at London’s 2012 Olympics venue the Copper Box An International Olympic Committee taskforce has been called “irresponsible” after the Turkish Boxing Federation said two fighters and a coach who took part in a Tokyo 2020 qualifying event in London in March had since tested positive for coronavirus. The Boxing […]

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Image copyright Getty Images A major coronavirus epidemic is expected in the UK. A worst case scenario could see 80% of people infected if nothing is done. What is the UK now doing about coronavirus? Advice for the elderly and those with existing health conditions is likely to be the UK’s next step. These groups […]

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption As Christopher Holmes, he represented Great Britain at four Paralympic Games The trial of a Paralympian accused of sexually assaulting a masseuse at a five-star hotel has collapsed after the prosecutor became unwell. Lord Holmes of Richmond, who is blind, is alleged to have grabbed the massage therapist’s buttocks […]

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Image caption Four properties searched were in Navestock near Brentwood About 450 police officers have taken part in raids as part of an investigation into thefts of cars worth a total of up to £4m. More than 20 properties were raided in Essex and in London at about 05:45 GMT. Essex Police said 12 arrests […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCoronavirus in the UK: Five things you need to know about Covid-19 Officials are attempting to trace the contacts of the latest person to be diagnosed with coronavirus in the UK. The woman, being treated at Guy’s and St Thomas’ in London, flew into Heathrow from China […]

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Image copyright Thameslink Image caption Network Rail engineers are repairing the damage to overhead power lines Rail commuters on Thameslink train services are facing major disruption due to a damaged overhead wire, the operator has said. Two of the four lines between London St Pancras and Bedford are closed. Commuters were warned there would be […]

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Image copyright PA Image caption Tanesha Melbourne-Blake was described as an “innocent girl who had so much going for her” The gun used to kill a 17-year-old girl in north London has been linked to another murder by the Met Police. Tanesha Melbourne-Blake was gunned down while with friends in Charlgrove Road, Tottenham, on 2 […]

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Image caption Julie Fletcher, who founded Middlesbrough shop Pie Jackers, is concerned about the high level of her rates bill Empty businesses cost taxpayers £1bn a year, prompting calls for urgent reform of the system. Some councils lose out on millions of pounds of potential business rates income through a tax relief on empty properties, […]

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