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Image copyright Samuel Gould/LBC Image caption Commuters at Putney station have been affected by the strike action Thousands of commuters are facing disruption as a five-day strike by South Western Railway (SWR) staff over the role of train guards begins. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) began the walkout at 00:01 BST. […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe US president and London mayor Sadiq Khan have been in a “political grudge match” for years US President Donald Trump has once again criticised London Mayor Sadiq Khan, calling him a “national disgrace” who is destroying the UK’s capital. His comments came after five attacks in […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionChuka Umunna tells Today there’s only room for one centre ground party in British politics Former Labour and Change UK MP Chuka Umunna has joined the Liberal Democrats, saying he was “wrong” to think “millions of politically homeless people… wanted a new party”. The Streatham MP said […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Met Police hopes the change will make police work more attractive to both men and women with family commitments The Met Police will recruit part-time police constables for the first time as the force tries to “break down barriers” deterring women from joining. From November, all new constable […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLocal resident: “The whole thing was an inferno”. No fire alarm was heard when a block of flats was engulfed in flames in Barking, a London Assembly member has said. Twenty flats with wooden balconies were destroyed and another 10 damaged in the fire in De Pass […]

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Image copyright Met Police Image caption Malcolm Mide-Madariola died shortly after being taken to hospital The father of a murdered 17-year-old has said he feels “more pity than hate” for his son’s killer. Malcolm Mide-Madariola was standing up for a friend when he was stabbed to death near Clapham South Tube station in south-west London […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Current systems require people to remove liquids and laptops from their bags Passengers at Heathrow airport will be able to keep their liquids and laptops inside their bags, once new security equipment is installed. The airport is investing £50m in the computer tomography (CT) security scanners, to be rolled […]

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President Trump has embarked on the first day of his three-day UK state visit, joined by his wife, First Lady Melania Trump. Mr Trump was welcomed with a 41-gun salute as he met the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Here are pictures from the visit, starting on Monday. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption After landing […]

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Image copyright Big Hit Entertainment Image caption The band played a 24-song set that lasted more than two hours BTS have made history by becoming the first South Korean group to headline Wembley Stadium. The boy band blasted through 24 songs on Saturday, assisted by quirky props, glitter cannons, jet sprays… and 60,000 fans screaming […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionShamima Begum: “I got tricked and I was hoping someone would have sympathy with me” The lawyer representing Shamima Begum’s family has written to the home secretary accusing UK authorities of failing to protect the east London girl from being “groomed” by Islamic State. The letter accuses […]

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