London mayoral candidate caught up in race row

LONDON: A Conservative politician running to be mayor of London has come under fire over comments he made about the “browning of England” and the “influx of foreigners of all shades” to the UK pushing communities apart.Shaun Bailey, who is himself black, has previously been criticized for comments about Hindus and Muslims, saying celebrating their […]

Security chief ‘burgled UAE London Embassy in blackmail plot’

LONDON: A security chief and his accomplice, a former Royal Marine, have been charged with burgling the UAE’s London Embassy in an attempt to use blackmail to secure £3 million ($4.1 million). Dean Manister, the former head of corporate security operations at the embassy, and Lee Hurford, a former Royal Marine who also worked there, allegedly […]

London to remove two statues over links to slave trade

Monuments to William Beckford, a former London mayor, and John Cass, a member of Parliament, to be resited, the local authority says. The local authority that runs London’s historic financial district is to remove the statues of two British colonial-era politicians over their links to the slave trade. The City of London Corporation voted on […]

Pakistan’s Amir to play for London Spirit in debut Hundred event

Pakistani paceman to play for Lord’s-based team in this year’s debut season of English cricket’s Hundred competition. Pakistan paceman Mohammad Amir will play for Lord’s-based London Spirit in this year’s debut season of English cricket’s Hundred competition, it was announced on Tuesday. He will be joined by Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi, with another overseas all-rounder, South […]

Trump baby protest blimp enters Museum of London collection

The Trump Baby Blimp was designed by a group of friends who met in a London pub to discuss how they could speak out against the president’s policies. The Trump Baby Blimp will live on long after its namesake has left the White House. The Museum of London said on Monday that it had added […]

‘Major incident’ in London as number of COVID patients soars

London mayor warns hospitals in the capital will be inundated and more will die unless action is taken swiftly. A “major incident” has been declared in London, with warnings hospitals in the UK capital could be overwhelmed with coronavirus patients if people do not stay at home. “The stark reality is that we will run […]

London declares ‘major incident’ with hospitals at risk of COVID-19 deluge

LONDON: Britain’s medical regulator on Friday approved Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for use, the health ministry said, adding that it had agreed to purchase an additional 10 million doses of the shot as it eyed a spring rollout of the shot.Three COVID-19 vaccines have now been approved for use in Britain, with Pfizer/BioNTech’s shot and one […]

UK’s renewed COVID crisis threatens to overwhelm London hospitals

The United Kingdom is making preparations in case London is overwhelmed by COVID-19 infections, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Thursday, amid reports hospitals in the capital could be inundated with patients within two weeks. Projections leaked to leading medical publication the Health Service Journal (HSJ), published on Wednesday, showed that even if the number […]

Albert Roux, Chef Who Brought French Cuisine to London, Dies at 85

Albert Roux, the French-born chef whose London restaurant Le Gavroche was the first in Britain to earn three Michelin stars, died on Monday. He was 85. His death was confirmed in a statement on the restaurant’s website, citing Mr. Roux’s family. The statement said that Mr. Roux “had been unwell for a while.” It did […]

A day in the life of a London food bank

Outside a one-storey, blue-and-yellow building in Brent, northwest London, people are beginning to gather. It is 10:30am on a Tuesday in mid-December. An elderly woman shelters beneath the entrance as it starts to spit with rain. At 11am, the Sufra Food Bank on St Raphael’s Estate will begin distributing its first emergency food parcels of […]

A day in the life of a London food bank

Outside a one-storey, blue-and-yellow building in Brent, northwest London, people are beginning to gather. It is 10:30am on a Tuesday in mid-December. An elderly woman shelters beneath the entrance as it starts to spit with rain. At 11am, the Sufra Food Bank on St Raphael’s Estate will begin distributing its first emergency food parcels of […]

1895: Wretched Weather Mars Christmas in London

Credit…International Herald Tribune [BY THE HERALD’S SPECIAL WIRE.] LONDON, Dec. 26. — At the best, London is a dull and desolate city in which to spend Christmas Day, but yesterday the weather was successful in giving the town a specially wretched appearance. The streets, after the heavy rain which had fallen through the night, were […]

U.K. Imposes Harsher Lockdown on London, Citing New Version of Virus

The coronavirus has mutated many times since it emerged in China in 2019, according to epidemiologists. On Friday, South Africa reported it had identified a new variant, which it said was driving a new wave of infections there. It is not clear whether it is same variant as the one identified in Britain. Most of […]

London to be placed under stringent restrictions, as new COVID variant identified

OTTAWA: Canada will begin a roll-out of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine on Monday, just days after becoming one of the first countries to approve the treatment.The first shipment of the vaccine arrived in the country on Sunday night, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hailing the “good news.”“But our fight against COVID-19 is not over. Now […]

Brexit talks restart in person in London as clock ticks down

Negotiators meet in last-ditch bid to secure deal before the UK’s transition period with the EU ends on December 31. Face-to-face negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union over a trade deal have restarted in a last-ditch attempt to find agreement with just five weeks to go before their current relationship ends. EU […]