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Image copyright Samuel Gould/LBC Image caption Commuters at Putney station have been affected by the strike action Thousands of commuters are facing disruption as a five-day strike by South Western Railway (SWR) staff over the role of train guards begins. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) began the walkout at 00:01 BST. […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cilmate protesters held a demonstration outside Heathrow Airport on 19 April A plan by climate protestors to shut down Heathrow Airport with drones on Tuesday has been postponed. Extinction Rebellion had threatened to cause disruption by flying drones in June and July, in protest against a planned expansion of […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionChuka Umunna tells Today there’s only room for one centre ground party in British politics Former Labour and Change UK MP Chuka Umunna has joined the Liberal Democrats, saying he was “wrong” to think “millions of politically homeless people… wanted a new party”. The Streatham MP said […]

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Image copyright PA Image caption Thames Water said bottled water would be made available if the issue was not fixed soon Schools have been closed and hospital appointments cancelled due to a burst pipe that has left large parts of London with little or no water. Thames Water said the fault at its works in […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLocal resident: “The whole thing was an inferno” Residents at a block of flats engulfed by flames said concerns were raised with builders and the council about potential fire hazards. Twenty flats with wooden balconies were destroyed and another 10 damaged in the fire in east London, […]

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Image copyright Aviva UK insurer Aviva has said it will cut 1,800 jobs worldwide over the next three years in order to reduce costs, and plans split its business into two. Aviva has offices in 16 countries and a global workforce of 30,000 people, with 16,000 employees in the UK. The firm’s UK sites include […]

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump and Mrs May held a meeting with business leaders on Tuesday morning US President Donald Trump has said he believes Britain can have a “very very substantial trade deal” with the US after it leaves the EU. Mr Trump spoke to business leaders at a meeting co-hosted by […]

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Image copyright Big Hit Entertainment Image caption The band played a 24-song set that lasted more than two hours BTS have made history by becoming the first South Korean group to headline Wembley Stadium. The boy band blasted through 24 songs on Saturday, assisted by quirky props, glitter cannons, jet sprays… and 60,000 fans screaming […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionShamima Begum: “I got tricked and I was hoping someone would have sympathy with me” The lawyer representing Shamima Begum’s family has written to the home secretary accusing UK authorities of failing to protect the east London girl from being “groomed” by Islamic State. The letter accuses […]

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