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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# London

All time
# Old Bailey
Police officer pleads guilty to kidnap and rape of Sarah Everard
Wayne Couzens accepted responsibility for the killing of Ms Everard but was not asked to enter a plea to a charge of murder.
# G7
G7 leaders say a deal on minimum corporate tax rate of 15% 'in sight'
Paschal Donohoe attended the G7 summit as Irish tax practices were put in the spotlight over a $315bn Microsoft profit.
# Lorcan Mulvey
'I thought I'd be here for six months and then back to Ireland. But London is home from home now'
Lorcan Mulvey’s Fulham Irish team finally get to play in the 2020 London county senior final on Sunday.
# Terrorism
London Bridge terror attack victims unlawfully killed, inquest jury rules
Cambridge graduates Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23, were fatally stabbed by Usman Khan at an offender educational event in 2019.
# Chequers
Taoiseach to meet Boris Johnson to discuss Northern Ireland and the Covid-19 response
The two leaders are expected to discuss recent unrest in Northern Ireland.
# pilot event
Audience of 4,000 maskless people, mostly essential workers, attended last night's Brit Awards
Dua Lipa called for NHS staff to get pay rises during her acceptance speech – prompting a response from the British Government.
# variant of concern
Hundreds of thousands of Londoners tested amid South African variant fears
Some 44 confirmed cases of the variant have been found in south London, with a further 30 probable cases identified.
# London
Ricky Tomlinson and members of Shrewsbury 24 have 1970s picketing conviction overturned
Twenty-two trade unionists were convicted across three trials in 1973 and 1974.
# Lockdown
London police warn there will be arrests if people protest this weekend
Police faced criticism for how they handled demonstrations following the killing of Sarah Everard.
# London
Four people arrested amid further protests over policing of Sarah Everard vigil
Police urged the public to think carefully before any more protests.
# London
Hundreds of women leave tributes to Sarah Everard at Clapham Common
Demonstrators also gathered in central London to protest against the police’s handling of a vigil for Everard.
# London
UK policing minister defends under-pressure Met Police chief following vigil
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to chair a meeting of the government’s Crime and Justice Taskforce today.
# London
Met Police says 'enforcement was necessary' at Sarah Everard vigil amid mounting pressure
There has been condemnation of the policing of the vigil with the Home Secretary seeking a report on events.
# London
'Unspeakable scenes': Police criticised for tactics at London vigil for Sarah Everard
Hundreds of people had gathered to call for more to be done to tackle violence against women.
# London
Police officer charged with the murder of Sarah Everard
The Metropolitan Police officer accused of her murder remains in custody.
# indecent exposure
Met Police facing probe into handling of allegation against suspect in Sarah Everard case
The arrested officer was treated for a head injury sustained while in custody yesterday.
# London
Sarah Everard suspect taken to hospital after sustaining a head wound in custody
The Met Police officer is being held on suspicion of the 33-year-old’s kidnap and murder
# London
Met Police officer remains in custody over Sarah Everard disappearance as human remains found
The remains were found in an area of woodland in Ashford in Kent.
# Sarah Everard
Human remains found in hunt for missing Sarah Everard
The marketing executive went missing after leaving a friend’s home in Clapham late on 3 March.
# Commission
County home survivor told to contact police in England, not gardaí, over destruction of testimony
A number of witnesses have contacted the gardaí and Data Protection Commissioner to date.
UK police issue appeal to find family members of Dublin man murdered in 1983
Detectives investigating the murder of Christopher Ainscough have made an arrest and are appealing for assistance to trace family members.
# restrictions
More than £15,000 in fines handed out following illegal rave in east London
Metropolitan Police attended a venue under a railway arch in Hackney in the early hours of the morning.
# adrian murphy
Family pay tribute to 'beautiful' Irishman poisoned with date-rape drug as killer sentenced in London
Joel Osei and Diana Cristea were convicted of murder following a trial at Croydon Crown Court.
# London
Several people fined following London protest over Brexit fishing deal
Metropolitan Police confirmed that 14 people had been issued with fines after a protest this morning.
# Police
Twelve arrested at anti-lockdown protest in London
The protest took place after London mayor Sadiq Khan declared a “major incident” as the spread of coronavirus threatens to “overwhelm” hospitals.
# England
London mayor declares ‘major incident’ with Covid-19 spread ‘out of control’
Sadiq Khan said that in some parts of London, one person in 20 now has Covid-19.
# London
Over 1,200 arrests of Irish people by Met Police this year
A total of 157 Irish people were arrested for common assault.
# The Crescent
Body of woman found ‘in suitcase’ at London hostel
Police have started an investigation after the find at the Pay and Sleep hostel in Southall, west London.
# Coronavirus
Covid-19 restrictions: Parts of England enter toughest measures and Germany begins new lockdown
Germany registered a record number of deaths associated with Covid-19 today.
# the tiers
UK medical journals tell British government relaxing restrictions for Christmas could 'cost many lives'
London mayor Sadiq Khan has also expressed concerns over the five-day “Christmas window”.
# London
Boy thrown from Tate Modern balcony making progress and walking with help of cane
Jonty Bravery is serving a 15-year prison sentence for attempted murder over the incident.
# Hyde Park bombing
UK judge set to award damages against Irish suspect over bombing that killed four British soldiers
The High Court found that John Downey was an active participant in the 1982 bombing.
# london crash
Car crashing into London police station 'not terror-related', authorities say
A man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of arson.
# London
Johnny Depp loses libel case against Sun publisher
The actor sued News Group Newspapers over a 2018 article which labelled him a “wife beater”.
# Round 2
Another bout of post-Brexit trade talks is to take place in London this week
Despite British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s deadline of the EU summit, another round of talks are taking place this week.
# southall
Two people dead after suspected gas explosion and building collapse in London
London Fire Brigade was called to the incident on King Street, Southall at 6.38am.
# Brentford
London police launch investigation after man, woman and child found dead in house
It is thought all three people were known to each other.
# London
Hatton Garden burglary gang member ordered to pay back nearly £6 million
Michael Seed (60) was responsible for accessing the Hatton Garden premises and disabling its security systems, police said.
# sadiq khan
Black people at almost twice the risk of Covid death, London study finds
The disparity is partly due to long-standing socio-economic inequalities and a high number of people working in health and social care.
# trafalgar square
16 arrested after clashing with police at anti-lockdown protest in central London
Bottles were thrown and police used batons against protesters, leaving some with visible injuries.