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Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Scientists say metal brake dust particles might be contributing to illnesses like pneumonia and bronchitis Dust from worn-out brake pads could have the same harmful impact as diesel emissions, according to scientists. Tests carried out by King’s College, London, show metallic abrasion dust can cause inflammation of the […]

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Image copyright UK News in Pictures Image caption The Mercedes HGV left the road after colliding with the white Toyota Yaris Tributes have been paid to three British Airways (BA) cabin crew who were killed in a crash near Heathrow Airport on New Year’s Eve. Dominic Fell, 23, Joseph Finnis, 25, and Rachel Clark, 20, […]

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption Mark Ovland (front), Luke Watson (top left) and Cathy Eastburn (top right) were all found guilty Three Extinction Rebellion activists who glued themselves to a train have been given conditional discharges. Cathy Eastburn, 52, Mark Ovland, 36, and Luke Watson, 30, halted Docklands Light Railway services at Canary Wharf […]

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Image copyright Goldsmiths/Getty Image caption Jimi Hendrix was wrongly blamed for the parakeet explosion after releasing two birds in Carnaby Street, London The rumour parakeets arrived in the UK when rock star Jimi Hendrix released a pair in London’s Carnaby Street in the swinging 60s has finally been scotched. They also didn’t escape across the […]

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Image copyright Winston Trew Image caption Winston Trew said his life fell apart after he served eight months in prison Three men who were jailed nearly 50 years ago on the evidence of a corrupt police officer have had their convictions quashed. Winston Trew, Sterling Christie, George Griffiths and another man were accused of stealing […]

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Image copyright Met Police Image caption Alvin Thompson requested to be diagnosed with PTSD A man who pretended he was a Grenfell Tower squatter and claimed to have helped survivors escape the fire has been jailed for five and a half years. Alvin Thompson convinced Kensington and Chelsea Council officials he had been sleeping rough […]

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Image copyright PA Image caption The RMT has announced drivers and guards will take 27 days of industrial action A 27-day rail strike during December and New Year will go ahead after two days of talks ended without agreement. The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union said its members at South Western Railway (SWR) will […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union will walk out for 24 hours from 22:00 on 27 November Train drivers on the Victoria Line are to go on strike following a falling out with London Underground (LU) for “breaking promises”. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionActor Wendell Pierce apologised for the roof collapse Five people were taken to hospital and several others were injured when a roof collapsed during a Piccadilly Theatre show in London’s West End. The venue in Denman Street was packed for a performance of the Arthur Miller play […]

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