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Image copyright @AliBebul Image caption Ten crews of firefighters were sent to tackle the blaze in Bethnal Green Four people have been rescued from a fire at flats in Bethnal Green, east London. Eighty firefighters were sent to Hadleigh Close after the fire broke out at about 03:30 BST. London Fire Brigade said it took […]

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Image copyright Peter Gordon Actor Peter Gordon put a love poem under his wife Alison’s pillow every day for 25 years. He has kept writing for her since her death, and his family have now put his poems online. Peter Gordon has raised the bar for romantic gestures. While most men think doing more than […]

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Image copyright Google Image caption Police had been called to Great Dover Street in Southwark over reports of a fight A man has been stabbed to death in a south London street. Police had been called to Great Dover Street, Southwark, at 17:30 BST on Wednesday to reports of males fighting when they found the […]

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Image copyright Getty Images “It was embarrassing, everyone was looking at us,” Susan Bleau says of the moment she tried to spend free school meal vouchers worth £45. After weeks of delays, her daughter’s school had finally received the vouchers and printed them out for her. But at the till, with a trolley full of […]

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Daisy is doing a “rainbow walk” to raise money for the NHS.The three-year-old from Sutton, south London, was diagnosed with severe spina bifida, hydrocephalus and talipes before being born. Doctors said she would “likely be in a vegetative state” and her chances of walking were “near impossible”. Recently she and her parents were inspired by […]

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Image copyright Sital Punja Image caption Anand Punja and his daughters Some seriously-ill Covid-19 patients in London may not have been taken to hospital by ambulance because of a system temporarily used to assess people, a BBC investigation suggests. Patients could have “become very sick or died at home” instead, a paramedic claimed. One family […]

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Image copyright Craving Coffee Image caption Matt and Rachel Ho have raised more than £21,000 so far for their business Craving Coffee “Running a small business is touch and go at the best of times,” says Rachel Ho, director of an independent coffee shop in Tottenham, north London. And these, it seems fair to say, […]

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Image copyright PA Businesses who have signed up to pay staff the “real living wage” are being urged to continue doing so during the coronavirus crisis. The wage is set by the Living Wage Foundation and is separate to the statutory National Living Wage, which rose to £8.72 an hour on Wednesday. One in five […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPM: Number of NHS volunteers in 24 hours equal to “population of Coventry” The number of people who have volunteered to help the NHS in its fight against coronavirus has passed half a million, double the government’s recruitment target. Speaking at his daily news conference, PM Boris […]

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