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London’s mayor and several councils have called for a new system to be introduced for anyone wishing to offer short-term lets for visitors to the city. Landlords cannot legally rent out their homes in the capital for more than 90 nights a year under strict regulations, but a BBC investigation found some landlords were being […]

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Goalkeeper Adam Davies and defender Liam Lindsay helped Barnsley win promotion from League One last season Stoke City have signed Barnsley defender Liam Lindsay for £2m and goalkeeper Adam Davies, midfielders Jordan Cousins and Nick Powell and striker Lee Gregory on free transfers. The club have not disclosed the length of deals that the quintet […]

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Feliciano Lopez hits ‘unbelievable’ volley on way to second Queen’s title Feliciano Lopez became the first wildcard to win the Queen’s singles title since Pete Sampras in 1999 by beating fellow veteran Gilles Simon. Lopez, who won the 2017 title, triumphed 6-2 6-7 (4-7) 7-6 (7-2). The Spaniard had spent almost five hours on court […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGreenpeace activist says Mark Field actions ‘over the top’ Mark Field has been suspended as a Foreign Office minister after grabbing a female Greenpeace activist at a black-tie City dinner. The MP has apologised for confronting Janet Barker and marching her away as protesters interrupted a speech […]

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Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption Desmond Sylva attacked Ms Kerr in bed with a 20cm kitchen knife An ex-soldier who stabbed his Britain’s Got Talent finalist partner more than 70 times and slashed her throat has been convicted of her murder. Desmond Sylva attacked nurse Simonne Kerr, 31, with a kitchen knife in an […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Children whose parents are divorced are more likely to get fat than those whose parents stay together, say researchers. The weight gain is particularly marked in children whose parents divorce before they are six, the study found. Researchers from the London School of Economics and Political Science analysed data on 7,574 […]

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Image copyright Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Image caption Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been detained in Iran since April 2016 A British-Iranian mother detained in Iran has begun a new hunger strike. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was jailed for five years in 2016 after being convicted of spying, which she denies. Her husband, Richard Ratcliffe, who is joining her in refusing […]

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Image copyright Grenfell United Image caption Residents say Frinstead House does not have sprinklers Campaigners have projected messages on to high-rises across England saying they are unsafe, ahead of the two-year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire. Survivors group Grenfell United put the messages on buildings in Salford, Newcastle and London. One projection says: “2 […]

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Leicestershire held out to draw with Lancashire in their last match in the County Championship Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Fischer County Ground (day one): No play possible on Monday because of rain Match scorecard No play was possible on day one of Leicestershire’s County Championship Division Two game against Middlesex at Grace Road because […]

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption The balloons flew over many of London’s famous landmarks Dozens of hot air balloons took flight over London and filled the capital’s skyline on Sunday morning. A total of 46 balloons took off from Battersea Park and flew over some of London’s landmarks including The Shard, Canary Wharf and Greenwich. […]

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