Image copyright Google Image caption The £650,000 one-bedroom flat is on Ashmere Grove in Brixton An advert for a raffle for a £650,000 south London flat has been banned after a watchdog found the promotion had not been administered fairly. Two people complained and said Raffle House had changed its method of entry mid-way through…

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionClimate change protesters interrupt Chancellor Philip Hammond’s speech Climate change protesters disrupted the beginning of Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Mansion House Speech. They were removed from the City of London event after several minutes and Mr Hammond was able to continue soon afterwards. “The irony is that this…

A fashion shoot in Brixton market. Copyright Armet Francis. A clenched fist in a black power salute emerges from a dainty quintessentially English teacup, complete with gold trimmings. It’s a hugely powerful statement referencing that the history of people in England sipping on sweetened tea, is intertwined with that of black slaves working on sugar…

Image copyright Google Image caption The Met Police has launched a criminal investigation following the serious case review’s findings Two teenage siblings who were never allowed to attend school phoned the NSPCC to report their parents after Waltham Forest Council failed to intervene, a report has said. The boy, 14, and his sister, 16, claimed…

Image copyright Google Image caption The blaze broke out at a home in Cray Avenue, Orpington on Monday A woman has died in a house fire in south-east London. The blaze started at a property in Cray Avenue, Orpington, at about 23:14 BST on Monday and firefighters found the body of a 45-year-old woman. London…

(C) ROH 2019. Photo: Catherine Ashmore ‘I wonder if there will be any pasties left at Waterloo’ one thinks, as Act 2 of Andrea Chenier at the Royal Opera House crawls along. With such a star-studded line-up in play, perhaps there could be a surprise in store… Giordano’s tragic tale of the doomed titular poet,…

Image copyright Google Image caption Police were called to a house on Vandome Close due to concerns for the welfare of an occupant Two women have been found dead in a house in east London. The bodies were discovered by police responding to a welfare check at a house in Vandome Close, Canning Town, at…

Image caption Christopher Goldscheider joined the viola section of the ROH orchestra in 2002 The Royal Opera House has lost its appeal over the life-changing hearing damage caused to a viola player at a rehearsal of Wagner’s Die Walkure. The Court of Appeal ruled unanimously that the ROH failed to take reasonable steps to protect…