Levelling up needs billions more than Government offering, says think tank

L evelling up the UK’s cities will require investment that goes “far beyond anything currently being contemplated” by the Government, a think tank has said. A report published on Monday by the Resolution Foundation found that differences in income were both “significant” and “persistent”, with only traditionally poorer areas of inner London such as Hackney … Read more

House price forecast: prices to go higher as supply crisis continues

U K house prices will climb higher in 2022 than originally anticipated amid the ongoing national supply crisis, according to Knight Frank. The property agent has revised its predictions after quarterly analysis of UK house price growth found the market was taking longer to recover from the distortion of the pandemic and the stamp duty … Read more

Murder probe launched after woman dies following ‘horrific assault’

A 36-year-old woman has died after she suffered serious head injuries in “a horrific assault” in Ilford, east London, Scotland Yard said. Police, who have launched a murder investigation, said the victim was walking along Cranbrook Road in the direction of Gants Hill Station when she was attacked. The woman, who has not yet been … Read more

London: Police release photos of two men after Polish man attacked minutes after…

25 June 2022, 16:45 | Updated: 25 June 2022, 21:00 Police released two images of men after a Polish man was attacked. Picture: Metropolitan Police Detectives have released an image of a person they want to speak to after a Polish man was attacked minutes into his arrival in London. Kamil Sobala was attacked on … Read more

Man, 31, is brutally stabbed to death outside a London Wetherspoons in early hours attack

Man, 31, is brutally stabbed to death outside a London Wetherspoons in early hours attack as police launch murder probe The Metropolitan Police has launched a murder investigation after the stabbing A 31-year-old man died after the attack outside a pub in the centre of Hounslow The attack is thought to have taken place shortly … Read more

As Jack Vettriano opens a new show, he reveals how drink and drugs nearly destroyed him

His artwork is known for its erotic charge – paintings of women dressed in little more than stockings and high heels, while men look on either in the throes of lust or the depths of despair. But while plundering both his imagination and his own tortured love affairs for his work has given Jack Vettriano … Read more

Things To Do This Week In London: 27 June-3 July 2022

All week Screen on the Canal is back for open-air cinema and Wimbledon screenings WIMBLEDON: The biggest fortnight in tennis is back. If you can’t make it to SW19 yourself, fear not — plenty of places around the capital show the action on big screens, often for free. Here’s our guide to where to watch … Read more

Housing affordability worst its ever been as prices outstrip earnings

A typical London home now costs nearly ten times average local income as surging house prices reduce affordability to its lowest level on record, according to Halifax. The analysis, based on data from the Halifax House Price Index, found that while house prices in the UK leapt by 16 per cent since the start of … Read more

Polio Virus Has Been Detected in London’s Sewage

A type of poliovirus derived from vaccines has been detected in London sewage samples, the World Health Organization and British health officials said Wednesday, adding that more analysis was underway.   No human cases of polio have been found in Britain, where the crippling disease was fully eradicated two decades ago. The WHO said in … Read more