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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 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 Met Police Image caption Scotland Yard raided 16 addresses across east London on Thursday morning Seventeen people have been arrested in early morning raids across east London in an international human trafficking investigation. Officers went to 16 addresses after working with Romanian police, who simultaneously raided four addresses in Romania and arrested one […]

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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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Image copyright CPS Image caption Gatis Lagzdins wore a T-shirt saying “Veganism = Malnutrition” when protesting outside a vegan food market Two men who ate dead squirrels outside a vegan food stall in protest against veganism have been convicted of public order offences and fined. Deonisy Khlebnikov, 22, and Gatis Lagzdins, 29, bit into the […]

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Anthony Knockaert scored four goals in 36 games for Brighton last season Fulham have signed Brighton winger Anthony Knockaert on a season-long loan, with a view to a permanent deal. The Frenchman, 27, spent three-and-a-half years at Brighton, scoring 27 goals in 139 appearances. Former Leicester player Knockaert was named the EFL’s Championship Player of […]

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Image copyright Google Maps Image caption Police believe the victim knew her attacker A woman has been found dead with head injuries at a house in south-east London. Diane Dyer, 61, was discovered in Oakwood Avenue, Beckenham, at just after 23:00 GMT on Thursday. Formal identification has not taken place, but Ms Dyer’s next-of-kin have […]

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