Demetri Catrakilis helped Quins beat Worcester in their European Challenge Cup quarter-final Harlequins fly-half Demetri Catrakilis has returned to South Africa to sign for Pro14 side Southern Kings. Catrakilis spent two seasons at The Stoop, but injuries restricted him to just 13 appearances. He previously played for Southern Kings in 2013, either side of two…

Image caption Scotland Yard said investigations suggested that a “blank-firing handgun” had been discharged A man has been arrested after a gun was fired outside a mosque in east London during Ramadan prayers. Police were called to reports of a man with a firearm entering the Seven Kings Masjid in Ilford at 22:45 BST on…

Image copyright PA Image caption A number of beds in the postnatal unit at King’s College Hospital are being treated for bed bugs Staff working in a maternity ward are having to wear protective clothing after bed bugs were found on the unit. King’s College Hospital in Denmark Hill, south London, said a number of…

Image copyright Google Image caption Police were called to High Road in Ilford, east London A gun was fired outside a mosque in east London during Ramadan prayers. Police were called to reports of a man with a firearm entering the Seven Kings Masjid in Ilford on Thursday night. Worshippers ushered him out of the…

Image copyright London Theatre Company Image caption A CGI impression of how the front of the new theatre complex will look Plans for a new 600-seat theatre in London’s King’s Cross have been revealed. Former National Theatre bosses Sir Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr will run the venue, which is under construction and is set…

Johnny Fox King’s Speech: Genius 2.0 At Soho Theatre Genuis 2.0, Soho Theatre 4 At 53, Simon Evans isn’t so different from circuit comedians half his age — a rhetorical stream of invective squirted squarely at current events, with the exception that he speaks entirely in well-honed sentences, not an er, ah or um in…

For more transport chat, join our popular Facebook group, Londonist Roundel Ramblings. Getting around London in a wheelchair isn’t always easy. Image: Shutterstock A journey on London transport from Liverpool Street station to King’s Cross station can take 290% longer for wheelchair users, a new report claims. Law firm Bolt Burdon Kemp asked five people…