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Image copyright Goldsmiths/Getty Image caption Jimi Hendrix was wrongly blamed for the parakeet explosion after releasing two birds in Carnaby Street, London 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 across the […]

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Image copyright Winston Trew Image caption Winston Trew said his life fell apart after he served eight months in prison Three men who were jailed nearly 50 years ago on the evidence of a corrupt police officer have had their convictions quashed. Winston Trew, Sterling Christie, George Griffiths and another man were accused of stealing […]

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Image copyright Met Police Image caption Alvin Thompson requested to be diagnosed with PTSD A man who pretended he was a Grenfell Tower squatter and claimed to have helped survivors escape the fire has been jailed for five and a half years. Alvin Thompson convinced Kensington and Chelsea Council officials he had been sleeping rough […]

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Image copyright Getty Andrew Lloyd Webber has announced he is to join forces with ticket resellers Twickets in a bid to beat touts. The theatrical grandee, whose LW playhouses include The London Palladium and the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, hopes the move will bring consumer-friendly ticket resale to the West End. Fans have often been […]

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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 caption Police divers discovered the body in Shadwell Basin on Wednesday morning A body has been found after three people went missing in different parts of the River Thames on Tuesday. Police believe it is a 23-year-old man who vanished while swimming with friends near Shadwell Basin in Wapping. The Met said next-of-kin had […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Mall shopping centre has 66 stores on one level and restaurants on another level A huge fire has broken out at a shopping centre in east London. More than 150 firefighters, with 25 fire engines, were called to the blaze at The Mall shopping centre in […]

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Image caption Some tweets called for the release of drill rap artist Digga D The Metropolitan Police’s website has been hit by hackers who posted a series of bizarre messages. A series of tweets were also sent from the force’s verified account, which has more than a million followers, including one about rapper Digga D. […]

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