Capt Frederick Parslow  perished when his merchant ship, Anglo-Californian, was shelled by a German U-39 submarine off the south coast of Ireland in 1915.

A British sea captain who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery on board his ship off the Irish coast during the first World War has been rem(...)

A major fire in a row of shops in east London broke out on Monday afternoon. Photograph:  @londonfire/PA Wire

A major fire in a row of shops on a city street in east London is being dealt with by 10 fire engines. Emergency services were called to the blaze on(...)

“Mostly estate agents play no more fast and loose with words than other professions.” Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Over the past month or so I have been spending a lot of time with everyone’s least favourite professionals. Our house is up for sale and alternative h(...)

     The Hyde Park monument mirrors the places where the four London bombs went off and has 52 stainless steel columns, each representing a victim

The process of architecture is one of improvisation, says Andy Groarke of Carmody Groarke architects, kicking off the third season of the Newnownext (...)

A couple of weeks ago I took my first ever London bus journey. Ok, not quite on a par with scaling Kilimanjaro or going sky diving (two on the buck(...)

A cruise ship is the one place where you will not find a cat

My wife has a cat phobia and cannot be in the same area where there is a cat or cats. This very much restricts where we can go on holidays. Around (...)

Police at the scene in Shepperton Road, Islington, London, after police shot dead a man who was threatening a woman with a knife. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Police have shot dead a man in north London who was threatening a woman with a knife.It is the first fatal shooting by a Metropolitan Police marksman (...)

 The Christmas tree lighting ceremony during the traditional Christmas market at the medieval Old Town Square in Prague
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We have twin grandchildren who are obsessed with Sylvanian Families and would like to visit the shop in Highbury, London. We would like to stay in Lon(...)

Peaches Geldof: developed a portfolio career of DJ-ing, modelling, television presenting and journalism: Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Peaches Geldof, who has died aged 25, was a media personality, occasional model and columnist. She was the daughter of musician and activist Bo(...)

Jury Inn chief executive John Brennan says the deal will enable it to boost revenues and prices in three of its most valuable properties. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Jurys Inn group has struck a franchise deal with Hilton Worldwide to rebrand three of its prime London hotels as members of the Hilton stable.Jury(...)