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Image copyright Family image Image caption Laila and Jack are having to adjust to life without school “They’re quite scared at the moment, if I’m honest,” says Lucy of her children, Laila, 11, and Jack, 10. “They’re worried they’re going to catch it, they’re wondering when they’ll see their friends again.” Jack is already at […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A previous report in 2019 found HMP Pentonville was “violent” and crimes were driven by “drugs and gangs” Violence has continued to rise at one of the country’s oldest and busiest jails, a watchdog has warned. Chief prisons inspector Peter Clarke said levels of violence had risen by 10% […]

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Image caption Four properties searched were in Navestock near Brentwood About 450 police officers have taken part in raids as part of an investigation into thefts of cars worth a total of up to £4m. More than 20 properties were raided in Essex and in London at about 05:45 GMT. Essex Police said 12 arrests […]

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption HMP Belmarsh has housed some of Britain’s most high-profile offenders A murder investigation has been launched into the death of an inmate who was attacked at a high-security prison. The 36-year-old prisoner was found with head injuries at HMP Belmarsh, south-east London, at 20:00 GMT on Tuesday, Scotland Yard […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCoronavirus in the UK: Five things you need to know about Covid-19 Many more people may be forced to self-isolate as part of efforts to stop the coronavirus spreading in Britain, the head of NHS England has warned. Sir Simon Stevens said the group of more than […]

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Image copyright Met Police Image caption Reece Dempster pleaded guilty three days into his trial at the Old Bailey A man who sexually assaulted and killed an 89-year-old widow in her home has received a life sentence with a minimum prison term of 34 years. Reece Dempster, 23, from Haringey, had smoked crack before breaking […]

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Image copyright @natashacolyer Image caption The teenager was stabbed at East Croydon railway station A teenager has been stabbed to death at a busy railway station in south London. Louis Johnson, 16, was found with stab wounds at East Croydon station, just after 16:45 GMT on Monday, police said. Emergency crews, including the air ambulance, […]

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Image caption Southwark station was closed by the flood but has since reopened A burst water pipe caused heavy flooding and the closure of Southwark Tube station in south London. Nearby homes were left with low water pressure following damage to a pipe on Blackfriars Road, which has been closed to traffic. Thames Water said […]

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Image caption Abuse of pupils took place at the prestigious public school from the 1970s to 1990s Victims of sexual abuse at one of the country’s leading private schools have so far been paid compensation of more than £500,000, the BBC understands. Settlements were reached during a two-year inquiry to establish the scale of past […]

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