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Image caption Samuel Akinsanya said his mum Esther Akinsanya was known as “nurse or matron” because she loved to care for people New NHS data has revealed ethnic breakdowns among the patients in London hospitals who have died with coronavirus. Black people account for 13% of the city’s population but 16% of deaths. Epidemiologist Dr […]

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Image copyright Michael Rudman Image caption Barge East in Hackney Wick is one of several venues subject to a crowdfunding appeal Pubs and restaurants around the UK are turning to crowdfunding websites to survive the lockdown. Village locals and inner-city craft beer bars are among those asking for pledges of up to £30,000. Nick Antona, […]

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Image copyright Craving Coffee Image caption Matt and Rachel Ho have raised more than £21,000 so far for their business Craving Coffee “Running a small business is touch and go at the best of times,” says Rachel Ho, director of an independent coffee shop in Tottenham, north London. And these, it seems fair to say, […]

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Image copyright Getty Images British Airways is expected to announce it will suspend around 36,000 staff. The airline, which grounded much of its fleet due to the coronavirus crisis, has been negotiating with the Unite union for more than a week. The two sides have reached a broad deal but are yet to sign on […]

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With the UK on coronavirus lockdown, some young people have been forced to isolate alongside parents who don’t accept their sexuality. After the coronavirus outbreak suddenly ended a UK tour he was performing in, Sam, 23, a dancer, from Birmingham, says he had “no choice” but to move back to his “strict” Christian family home. […]

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Image copyright AFP Image caption There have been more than 900 confirmed cases of coronavirus in London Up to 40 stations on the London Underground network are to be shut as the city attempts to reduce the effect of the coronavirus outbreak. Transport for London (TfL) announced there would be a partial shutdown of the […]

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The likes of Ed Sheeran and Passenger began their careers by busking on the streets. Musicians Ben Dixon and David Fisher, who ply their trade in central London, hope to follow in their footsteps. But they fear plans to introduce busking licenses in response to noise complaints could stop them performing in Westminster. The two […]

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Image copyright Met Police Image caption Tyler Roye died after being stabbed in Croydon on 26 February A man has been charged with murdering another man who was stabbed in a south London street. Tyler Roye, 24, was treated at the scene in Croydon on 26 February after being knifed in the chest but died […]

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Image copyright PA Media The Court of Appeal is due to rule on the plan to build a third runway at Heathrow to increase the number of flights to and from the London airport. The idea to expand Heathrow has been talked about for many years and while many businesses support it, the plan has […]

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