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Image copyright Goldsmith’s University Image caption Non-native parakeets have thrived across the country since first being “officially” seen in the 1860s, the researchers note 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 […]

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Image caption The tree is being decorated and lit at 18:00 GMT on Thursday “Britain’s most famous Christmas tree” has been branded a turkey over its “sparse” foliage and “anaemic” appearance. Since 1947, a Norwegian spruce has been installed every year in the centre of Trafalgar Square. But some have been unimpressed by the 2019 […]

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Young people from black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds (BAME) have described how they feel the 2019 general election has failed so far to take on their views or represent them. Students at London’s Westminster Kingsway College talked about the issues they care about and the changes they would like to see in politics. Video […]

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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 Metropolitan Police Image caption Josh Hanson was pronounced dead at the scene of the attack at the RE bar in Hillingdon A pub-goer slashed the neck of a 21-year-old man in an act of “pitiless savagery” then went on the run for more than three years, a court has heard. Shane O’Brien, 31, […]

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Image copyright CPS Image caption The men wore T-shirts 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 furry […]

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Image copyright @Ael_sheikh Image caption Passengers at London Heathrow were handed letters from BA explaining the suspension of the Cairo flights Lufthansa has resumed flights from Cairo, but British Airways says services will still be cancelled for another six days as a “precaution”. On Saturday BA alerted passengers who were about to board a plane […]

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Dave Allen, David Price, Oscar Rivas and Dillian Whyte face key heavyweight contests at the O2 Arena Whyte v Rivas & Allen v Price Venue: O2 Arena, London Date: 20 July Coverage: Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website A heavyweight overlooked, a challenger capable of wrecking plans, a reformed fighter turned cult hero […]

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