Alex Nichols admitted a charge of improper language and/or behaviour towards a referee Arsenal have warned youth coach Alex Nichols after he was banned for three matches and fined £400 for verbally abusing a teenage female referee. Nichols was initially banned for one game and fined £300 but this was increased at a second hearing…

For more transport chat, join our popular Facebook group, Londonist Roundel Ramblings. Image: Transport for London Upton Park station has a new plaque, dedicated to one of the tube’s pioneering women. Incredibly, and perhaps shamefully, London Underground had no female drivers until 1978. The first was Hannah Dadds (1941-2011). Dadds was born in Forest Gate,…

Will Noble In Pictures: London’s Female Priests Midweek Eucharist, St Stephen’s Church, Croydon with the Revd Canon Joyce Forbes Women have been accepted into the priesthood by the Church of England for 25 years. To mark the anniversary, photographer Jim Grover captured images of 12 women priests in Southwark Diocese — at work in their…

Image copyright Kasia Burke Image caption Libby Liburd (pictured with a young member of the motivational group Fight For Peace) writes and stars in Fighter In a small theatre in Oval, south London, rehearsals are taking place for a new play about boxing. We try to enter the studios quietly, without disrupting any of the…