Image copyright Google Image caption Christopher Austen claimed neither of them initially knew they were at the same school A teacher has been banned for having sex with an 18-year-old student. Christopher Austen began a relationship with the girl in 2016 after meeting her at a supermarket where she worked. He claimed it was a…

Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption Desmond Sylva attacked Ms Kerr in bed with a 20cm kitchen knife An ex-soldier who stabbed his Britain’s Got Talent finalist partner more than 70 times and slashed her throat has been convicted of her murder. Desmond Sylva attacked nurse Simonne Kerr, 31, with a kitchen knife in an…

Image copyright EPA/NEIL HALL Image caption Nearly two thirds of London’s total between April 2018 and March 2019 were first time rough sleepers The number of rough sleepers in London has reached a record high after an increase of nearly one fifth in a year, new figures have shown. Research commissioned by the Greater London…

Ross Embleton (left) joined Orient as assistant coach in the summer of 2017 and continued in the role after Justin Edinburgh (right) was appointed boss in November that year League Two club Leyton Orient have named Ross Embleton as interim head coach following the death of manager Justin Edinburgh earlier this month. Embleton, 38, had…

The curators in front of the Barbara Kruger mural in Walthamstow Town Square. Image: Tabish Khan Art Night 2019 takes place on Saturday, with free art installations and projects on show all night across Walthamstow and King’s Cross. The two areas are linked by the Victoria line night tube, and between them host a curated…

The only thing that could have made train travel in Victorian times more harrowing was if Thameslink had existed. Image: Shutterstock Think train travel’s a headache? You should have tried it in 1862 — a time when on board smoking was rampant, lethal accidents were commonplace, and the taxi rushing you to the station was…

Image copyright RMT Image caption The dispute over guards has been running for two years Commuters have described services on South Western Railway as “shambolic” and “disgusting” on the second day of a five-day strike. Passengers have complained of overcrowded carriages on some trains, with one woman reportedly fainting due to “overheating”. Members of the…

Patrick Bauer scored the goal which won Lee Bowyer’s Charlton in the League One play-off final Preston North End have signed German defender Patrick Bauer on a three-year deal following his decision to leave fellow Championship side Charlton. Bauer, 26, scored the late goal in the League One play-off final that won promotion for Charlton…