Cars drive through deep water on a flooded road in The Nine Elms district of London. Photograph:  Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty

Homes, roads and Tube stations have been flooded while two London hospitals asked patients to stay away after thunderstorms battered the south of Engl(...)

A baby girl who was found abandoned in a park in Newham, east London. Photograph: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire

A mother and son have told of their distress after finding a newborn baby girl abandoned in a shopping bag by a park bench. Wrapped in a blanket, the(...)

A  baby girl who was found abandoned in a park in Newham, east London.  Photograph:  Metropolitan Police/PA Wire

Police have released an image of the newborn girl abandoned in an east London park as freezing temperatures and snow hit the capital. The baby was di(...)

Electric scooters cannot be used on roads or pavements and can only be ridden on authorised or private land. Photograph:  Gabriel Bouys/AFP

A 15-year-old boy has been given six points on a driving licence he does not yet own after riding an electric scooter at “high speeds”. Cleveland pol(...)

Sean Mulryan of Ballymore Group. Ballymore’s Royal Wharf complex has over 500 taxpayer-subsidised tenants, living in 240 of the development’s 3,385 dwellings, as part of a scheme to allay London’s housing crisis. Photograph: Alan Betson

Developer Sean Mulryan’s Ballymore and a charity appear to have reversed a policy that blocked taxpayer-subsidised tenants from using a gym and swimmi(...)

Bomb survivor Wendy Doherty whose mother, Colette, died, with her son Tiler at the 44th anniversary ceremony of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings on Talbot St. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Hundreds of documents relating to the alleged collusion of RUC officers with a loyalist terror gang in the 1970s have been handed over to the Police O(...)

Doctors have developed a more accurate test for Down’s syndrome and two rarer genetic disorders that are so serious the children often die soon after (...)

Police officers on Romford Road in Forest Gate, east London, as people protest over the death of Edir Frederico Da Costa. Photograph: PA

Six police officers have been injured, including four taken to hospital, during clashes that followed a protest in London over the death of a man afte(...)

A woman points to the website of the NHS: East and North Hertfordshire notifying users of a problem in its network, in London on May 12th, 2017. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

The Health Service Executive has said it is taking precautionary action to protect its IT systems in the wake of a major cyber-attack that struck orga(...)

‘I watched the recent Newsnight interview with Yvette Cooper in amazement. How many people was she out to alienate?’ Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Who is really powerful in the British Labour party? Who wins votes, decides policies, commands budgets, doles out jobs? Who knows how to run something(...)

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