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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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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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Liam Livingstone has passed 50 five times this season – but only once gone on to a century Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Emirates Old Trafford (day one): Lancashire 259: Livingston 84, Croft 55*; Sowter 3-42, Harris 3-59 Middlesex 39-6: Bailey 5-16 Lancashire 4 pts, Middlesex 3 pts Scorecard Lancashire were crowned Division Two champions […]

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Image copyright Emma Reilly Image caption The man was swimming with friends in Shadwell Basin, Wapping, police said Police divers are searching for a man who is missing after going swimming with friends in London’s docklands. They were called to Shadwell Basin at Wapping just after 18:00 BST following reports a 22-year-old man had failed […]

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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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