Image copyright Getty Images Image caption People can be arrested for begging and sleeping rough but police are using their powers less Police have criticised a law allowing beggars and rough sleepers to be arrested, as figures reveal they are using their powers less. Arrests under the Vagrancy Act have halved over two years, data…

Image copyright Greenpeace Image caption The activists were calling on BP to end exploration for oil and gas A climate change protest which blocked entrances to BP’s head office in central London has now ended. The Greenpeace activists had placed five large steel containers outside each of the entrances to the building in St James’s…

Image copyright Tayfun Salci/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Image caption Police began moving campaigners from Waterloo Bridge in the early hours of Tuesday More than 100 climate change activists have been arrested after blocking roads in central London. Extinction Rebellion campaigners were ordered by the Met to confine their protest to Marble Arch after causing widespread disruption…