Image copyright Met Police Image caption Joseph McCann is due to appear next at the Old Bailey on 26 July A man accused of 21 offences including eight rapes across England has refused to attend a plea hearing at the Old Bailey. Joseph McCann, 34, was due to appear via video-link from Belmarsh Prison. But…

Image caption Mike Brown was grilled by the London Assembly’s transport committee about when he knew the project would be delayed Transport for London’s commissioner has refused to quit over delays to the Crossrail project after a report suggested he should consider doing so. Mike Brown told the London Assembly transport committee he was “fit”…