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# London
Heathrow airport cancels flights to reduce noise near queen's funeral procession
More flights are expected to be axed during the queen’s funeral on Monday.
# London
Man stabbed to death at Notting Hill Carnival named as rapper TKorStretch
The 21-year-old, from Bristol,was confirmed as the victim by his manager, Chris Patrick, this morning.
# Old Bailey
Man appears in court over murder of Irishman Thomas O’Halloran (87) in London
Thomas O’Halloran was stabbed in London earlier this week.
Tributes pour in for Clare man murdered in London
A verified online fundraiser has been set up to pay for Mr O’Halloran’s funeral expenses, with over €2,500 (£2,165) raised so far.
# Thomas O’Halloran
Arrest made over fatal stabbing of Irish pensioner on mobility scooter in London
A man was arrested in Southall, west London, in the early hours of Thursday.
# Thomas O’Halloran
'Dangerous' man who fled scene of mobility scooter stabbing in London sought by police
87-year-old Thomas O’Halloran was killed in a “shocking act”, Metropolitan Police said.
# Archie Battersbee
UK court rules to end 12-year-old boy's life support
Archie Battersbee was found unconscious in April with signs he had placed a ligature over his head, possibly after taking part in an online challenge.
# London
Tommy Robinson fined £900 for contempt of court
The English Defence League founder appeared at the High Court in London on Monday.
# Fires
London Fire Brigade faced busiest day since WW2 as fires blazed in 40-degree heat
A new record for the hottest day ever seen in the UK was provisionally recorded in England yesterday afternoon.
# weather emergency
Unprecedented peak demand for water in the UK
The UK’s The Met Office has forecast that London could see highs of 38C when the heatwave sweeps across England.
# London
New giant waterlily and ‘botanical wonder of the world’ discovered in London
Scientists have found a new, unique species.
# grounded
Covid-19 and industrial action in France blamed for cancelled weekend Aer Lingus flights
The cancellations by the airline include three return flights today and three return flights tomorrow.
# airport chaos
More Aer Lingus flights cancelled for tomorrow as illness and strikes cause travel chaos
Meanwhile, at Heathrow, thousands of passengers were affected by a ‘schedule intervention’ today, including some bound for Ireland.
# London
Man charged with murder of law graduate Zara Aleena who was killed as she walked home at night
Jordan McSweeney, of no fixed address, has also been charged with attempted rape and robbery.
# Collision
Irish man, 62, dies in hit-and-run in north London
Police were called to the scene around half past midnight on Sunday.
# London
Death of man found on fire in London park being treated as suspicious by police
Firefighters alerted the police after being called to the park just before 4.20am this morning.
# UK
Kevin Spacey to appear before London court charged with sexual offences against three men
The actor will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court at 10am on Thursday.
# UK
Harvey Weinstein to be charged with indecent assault against woman in London in 1996
The 70-year-old was convicted of rape and sexual assault and jailed for 23 years in the United States in February 2020.
# Tailteann Cup
Reilly and Egan combine to save Sligo's blushes as they break London's hearts
There were also wins today for Leitrim over Antrim and Fermanagh against Longford.
# London
Kevin Spacey charged with four counts of sexual assault in the UK
The charges relate to three different male complainants and alleged incidents in 2005, 2008 and 2013.
# London
Hail 'the size of chickpeas' and thunderstorms hit southern England
Weather here will begin to improve as the week goes on however.
# Britain
British MP Neil Parish formally resigns after admitting watching pornography in parliament
The Treasury said it had accepted the Conservative MP for Tiverton and Honiton’s resignation.
# London
Man found guilty of threatening UK Labour MP with makeshift gallows and noose
The 57-year-old held up a makeshift gallows with a noose outside the British Parliament and said “this is what we do to traitors”.
# Travel
Qantas to launch direct Sydney to London route - the longest non-stop passenger flight
People are set to spend 19 hours in the air travelling from Sydney to London by the end of 2025.
# southwark
Man arrested after four people found stabbed to death in south London
All four people – three women and a man – were pronounced dead at the scene.
# London
Man who filmed ‘disgusting’ Grenfell video handed suspended jail term
Paul Bussetti, 49, admitted making the “grossly offensive” film at a friend’s party.
# glad you came
Tom Parker’s widow pays tribute to The Wanted star at his funeral
“Tom told me he was going to be famous and wouldn’t have time for a girlfriend, but he wouldn’t leave me alone,” Kelsey said.
# Nailbiter
Andy Moran’s Leitrim win thriller against spirited London
They march on to play the winners of Mayo and Galway in the Connacht semi-final on May 8.
# chlorine leak
People treated for breathing difficulties after ‘gas release’ at London park
Fire and ambulance crews have been called to the incident at the Aquatics Centre.
# child q
UK policing minister criticised for ‘lack of urgency’ over strip search of black schoolgirl
The 15-year-old was searched by female police officers at her school in 2020 without another adult present and while on her period.
# UK
Demonstrators protest over 'barbaric' strip-search of black schoolgirl in London
A review found that Met Police officers searched the girl without another adult present and in the knowledge that she was menstruating.
# London
Experts give contrasting views on Sheeran’s Shape Of You at copyright trial
Ed Sheeran denies that Shape Of You rips off a 2015 song by Sami Chokri.
# London
Ed Sheeran ‘target of concerted plan to promote artist accusing him of copying’, court hears
The former management company for Sami Chokri allegedly made a ‘huge effort’ to bring the 2015 song Oh Why to the star’s notice.
# Julian Assange
Julian Assange denied permission to appeal against US extradition decision
The WikiLeaks founder is wanted in the US over an alleged conspiracy to disclose national defence information.
# London
Sarah Everard vigil organisers win High Court challenge against UK Police
Reclaim These Streets argued police decisions in the run up to their planned event, which they withdrew from, breached their rights.
# London
Taoiseach travels to London as part of a two-day trip to mark St Patrick's Day celebrations
The Taoiseach will attend London’s St Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday.
# London
Ed Sheeran tells court he is trying to 'clear my name' in copyright case
The singer insisted he is “a songwriter, I write songs, that’s it,” as he faced questions over the creation of hit 2017 hit Shape Of You.
# London
Fire breaks out on 17th floor of east London high-rise block
Twenty fire engines and 125 firefighters are at the scene, and a 64m ladder is being used.
# London
'Predatory' man admits murder of primary school teacher Sabina Nessa
CCTV footage captured the moment Koci Selamaj swiftly overwhelmed Nessa by repeatedly striking her.
# London
Police step in as Labour leader Keir Starmer targeted by mob near UK Parliament
The Labour leader faced baseless allegations of “protecting paedophiles” after the Prime Minister used a widely criticised smear.