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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIn July, there was a debate over whether trans women should use the women-only pond The rights of transgender women to use a women-only pond in north London have been acknowledged in a new policy. Swimmers on Hampstead Heath will be able to use ponds “aligning with […]

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Sean Dickson (right) scored 318 for Kent at Beckenham in 2017 Specsavers County Championship Division One, Beckenham (day two): Surrey 439: Jacks 120, Borthwick 95, Clarke 88 & 11-0 Kent 294: Dickson 128; Batty 3-49, S Curran 3-54 Surrey (8 pts) lead Kent (5 pts) by 156 runs Scorecard Kent collapsed after tea to hand […]

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Image copyright PA Image caption Winners included My Dad Wrote A Porno, George The Poet and You Me and the Big C whose co-presenter, Rachael Bland, is pictured Spoken word performer George The Poet and the BBC’s Brexitcast were among the winners at the British Podcast Awards. The awards – which were launched in 2017 […]

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Manuela Zinsberger featured at Women’s Euro 2017 for Austria Women’s Super League champions Arsenal have signed Austria goalkeeper Manuela Zinsberger from Bayern Munich. The 23-year-old had been with the German giants since 2014, helping them lift back-to-back Bundesliga titles in 2015 and 2016. “It’s such an amazing feeling. I know a lot of the players […]

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For much of Tony Adam’s football playing career he was battling with an addiction to alcohol. The former Arsenal and England defender credits Alcoholics Anonymous and talking therapy with helping to improve his mental health, get sober and quit alcohol. Since retiring as a football player he has gone on to help other sports people […]

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Image caption Abdul Mayanja was shot dead in east London in 2017 A teenager who was shot dead as he sat on a wall after being asked where he was from was an “easy target”, a court has heard. Abdul Mayanja, 19, died from a single wound to the chest after being shot in Stratford, […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The “pornography” was heard on a Wandsworth to Clapham train Rail passengers had “pornography” played to them over the public address system as they travelled on a London train. Passenger Paul Brunton tweeted footage as the sighs like those in an adult film were broadcast on a Wandsworth-to-Clapham train […]

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Broadcaster Danny Baker has been fired by the BBC over his “stupid unthinking gag” on Twitter about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s new baby. The now deleted tweet, which has been circulated on social media, showed an image of a couple holding hands with a chimpanzee dressed in clothes with the caption: “Royal Baby […]

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Image copyright PA Councils with large cuts to youth services were more likely to also have seen an increase in knife crime in the area’s police force, research suggests. The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Knife Crime (APPG) studied budgets for youth services from 2014/15 to 2017/18. It also analysed knife crime data. It said the […]

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Image copyright @999London Image caption The three men were found with gunshot injuries on High Road in Leyton Three men have been shot in an attack on a street in east London. Police were called to reports of a shooting on High Road in Leyton at about 20.50 BST on Saturday. The victims – aged […]

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