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Image copyright Getty Images London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called for the power to introduce rent controls to help lower housing costs in the city. It is an idea that has been tried in many cities worldwide, but what is rent control and how does it work? What are rent controls? There are a number […]

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Image copyright Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Image caption Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been detained in Iran since April 2016 Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran for alleged spying, is now in a hospital psychiatric ward, her husband says. Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 40, was moved to the hospital in Tehran on Monday and is being held by the […]

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A London restaurant has committed to running its business without single-use plastics. There are more than 15,000 restaurants in the city, and most are using a large amount of single-use plastics including cling film to cover food. Spring, which is based at Somerset House in Aldwych, has stopped using cling film and plastic straws and […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Dust from car brakes and tyres will still pollute city air even when the vehicle fleet has gone all-electric, a report has warned. Fragments of microplastics from tyres, road surfaces and brakes will also flow into rivers, and ultimately into the sea, government advisers say. Ministers say they want to pass […]

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Image copyright Reuters Deutsche Bank has made the first of the 18,000 job cuts announced on Sunday as part of a radical reorganisation. Staff working in share trading in London, New York and Tokyo were told that their jobs were going. In London, some staff stayed away from work after being told their passes would […]

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Liverpool supporters are one of four groups calling for changes from Uefa Fan groups from Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham have been given backing to demand Uefa improve access to major finals. The four clubs contested the Champions League and Europa League finals last season but issues around ticket prices and travel prompted heavy criticism. […]

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Image copyright Getty images British policing resources have been “drained to dangerously low levels”, five ex Met Police chiefs have warned. The former commissioners, who ran London’s police force from 1993 to 2017, said cuts had “contributed to the feeling of lawlessness” generated by knife crime and “county lines drugs.” They called for a royal […]

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Image copyright Getty Images A crown prince from the United Arab Emirates has died in London, the country’s authorities have announced. Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, 39, died on Monday. London police say his death is being treated as unexplained. Son of the ruler of the emirate of Sharjah, he had worked as a […]

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Will Fraine struck 121 for Yorkshire’s second team on the same ground earlier this month Specsavers County Championship Division One, North Marine Road, Scarborough (day one): Yorkshire 327: Fraine 106, Lyth 55, Patterson 46; Clark 5-77 Surrey 48-0: Stoneman 28* Yorkshire (3 pts) lead Surrey (3 pts) by 279 runs Scorecard Yorkshire opener Will Fraine […]

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