Council leader steps down over Grenfell fire

The leader of Kensington Council has stepped down following criticism of the authority’s response to the Grenfell Tower disaster. In a statement, Mr Paget-Brown said: “The Grenfell Tower fire has been possibly the worst tragedy London has seen since the...

Waterloo commuters urged to work from home

Commuters using one of the country’s busiest train stations are being told to work from home or take holiday while engineering work takes place. The severe disruption expected at London’s Waterloo will be worse than previously thought, with the station now...

'Huge step' towards UK bottle deposit scheme

Environmental campaigners have hailed a “huge step” towards the introduction of a deposit return scheme for bottles in the UK. The Scottish Government announced on Friday that it has commissioned detailed work to explore how such a scheme might operate in...

UK and Irish PMs 'should intervene' in NI talks

Sinn Fein has called on the British and Irish prime ministers to become directly involved in effort to resolve Northern Ireland’s political crisis. The call was made a day after parties missed a deadline to restore power-sharing. Downing Street said after the...

Jay Z appears to admit infidelity on new album

Jay Z has appeared to confirm rumours that he cheated on wife Beyonce with a series of revealing lyrics on his new album 4:44. The new record, released on Tidal, has sparked discussion online as fans speculate on the meaning of the personal lyrics. In one song the...