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Image copyright Vivienne Dovi Image caption Growing up in Croydon, Vivienne Dovi said she never “felt ashamed of being black” When Vivienne Dovi moved from her multicultural Croydon state school to a top grammar school she began a fight against discrimination. Growing up she never “felt ashamed of being black” but after joining the school, […]

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Image copyright Jacob King/PA Image caption Students at Birstnall Academy, Oldbury were among those to get their GCSE grades GCSE passes for England’s pupils, in the most disrupted academic year in UK history, have risen dramatically. Grades have been awarded by schools, after exams were cancelled, and data shows 78.8% of papers were rated grade […]

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Image copyright Dorset Police Image caption Ceon Broughton was found guilty of manslaughter and supplying a Class A drug A man who gave his girlfriend drugs at a festival and filmed her as she died has had his conviction for manslaughter overturned. Ceon Broughton, 31, was jailed for eight-and-a-half years in 2019 over the death […]

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Image copyright PA Media The public’s appetite for working from home and local lockdowns if a Covid-19 vaccine cannot be found appears to be growing, research suggests. King’s College London (KCL) has been tracking attitudes during the pandemic. Results from a survey reveal that 86% believe that, until a vaccine is found, workers should be […]

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Arsenal have signed Brazil midfielder Willian on a three-year deal after the 32-year-old’s contract with Chelsea expired. The Blues had offered the player a new deal but were unwilling to match what the Gunners had on the table. “I believe he’s a player that can really make a difference for us,” said Arsenal boss Mikel […]

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption Dawn Butler said she was pulled over by police while travelling through Hackney A senior Met Police official has condemned the “trial by social media” faced by officers who stopped a car carrying a Labour MP. Former shadow equalities minister Dawn Butler accused the force of racial profiling after […]

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Image copyright London Fire Brigade Image caption The blaze started in a mid-terrace shop, then spread through four neighbouring premises About 100 firefighters have tackled a blaze which spread through a row of shops in east London. The fire started in a mid-terrace shop in Green Street, in Forest Gate, Newham, and spread through four […]

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Image copyright EPA Face coverings have become mandatory in more indoor settings in England and Scotland following a recent spike in coronavirus cases. Places where coverings must now be worn in both countries include museums, places of worship and aquariums. Other new settings in England include cinemas and funeral homes, and in Scotland banks and […]

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Image copyright Reuters Sweeping changes to England’s planning system will “be faster, but also build better quality homes”, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has said. Under draft laws, first revealed on Sunday, developers will be granted “automatic” permission to build homes and schools on sites for “growth”. It follows Boris Johnson’s pledge to “build back better” […]

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