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Image caption Ranae James, now a graphic designer, was excluded dozens of time during a tough period Black pupils are disproportionately hit with fixed-term exclusions in England – by three times as many in some places, data shows. Pupils with black ethnicity have higher temporary exclusion rates in two-thirds of local authority areas, new analysis […]

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Image copyright EPA Coronavirus is continuing its spread across the world, with more than 15 million confirmed cases in 188 countries. More than 600,000 people have lost their lives.This series of maps and charts tracks the global spread of the virus. Where are coronavirus cases and deaths still rising?The virus, which causes the respiratory infection [...] Read more

Image copyright PA Media Image caption All pupils and year groups are expected to be back full time next term The government has published its safety plans for the return to school in September – built on the principle of keeping classes or whole year groups apart in separate “bubbles”. But it means if there […]

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Image copyright Snapchat Image caption Police attended an illegal street party in Angell Town in Brixton Fifteen police officers have been injured and their vehicles damaged during clashes at an illegal street party in south-east London. Police were called following complaints from residents about noise and violence near Angell Town in Brixton on Wednesday night. […]

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Image copyright PA Dame Vera Lynn, the Forces’ Sweetheart whose songs helped raise morale in World War Two, has died aged 103. The singer’s family confirmed she died on Thursday morning surrounded by her close relatives. “The family are deeply saddened to announce the passing of one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers at the age of […]

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Image copyright Met Police Image caption Alexander Kareem died from gunshot wounds to his chest and abdomen A man shot dead in west London has been named by police as 20-year-old Alexander Kareem. Mr Kareem was killed after suffering gunshot wounds to his chest and abdomen on Askew Road in Shepherd’s Bush just after midnight […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProtesters chanted “black lives matter” Thousands of people have joined a protest in London over the death of African-American George Floyd in US police custody nine days ago. It comes as UK chief constables said they stand alongside all those “appalled and horrified” by his death. In […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The development would have built 1,500 new homes on Westferry Road, the Isle of Dogs Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has accepted he approved a £1bn east London housing development unlawfully. The 1,500-home development on the Isle of Dogs, Tower Hamlets, was approved on 14 January – the day before […]

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