A cyclist who was killed in a collision with a car in Haringey last month was a staff member of a prestigious private school in the area. The woman, who died after her bike collided with an open car door as she was cycling home, has been named locally as 65-year-old Hilary Wilmer.
SADIQ KHAN has reinstated his full salary after taking a voluntary pay cut for the last few months. So how much is the London Mayor paid? Many people were subjected to pay cuts at the start of the UK lockdown last year. And in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sadiq Khan also decided to take a voluntary pay cut in his role as London Mayor, reducing his earnings by 10 percent due to impact the pandemic was having on the Greater London Authority's (GLA) finances.
Change must follow Justice Secretary Robert Buckland has issued an apology over the Government’s dire rape conviction record. The latest figures from the Crown Prosecution Service for 2019-20 show that 1,439 suspects were convicted of rape or lesser offences in England and Wales last year — the lowest since the record began.
The oldest grudge match in football is back. The trains have been packed out for the past week and the Tartan Army is in town. All 20,000 of them. They’re here for a footballing rivalry that goes back to 1870. Yes, it’s England versus Scotland.
Sadiq Khan puts his own salary back up to £152,734 a year after taking 10 per cent Covid cut (and he's off to Wembley to watch the match tonight too)
. The London Mayor upped his six-figure salary after being re-elected in May. It came almost exactly a year after he reduced his take-home amid wide-spread cuts to London's vital services during the pandemic. It marks a good day for the Mayor, who plans to head Wembley to watch England's Euro 2020 match against Scotland tonight.
The mayor of London has admitted he is interested in welcoming Formula 1 to the British capital. In May, Toto Wolff said: "Racing in London would top everything and I hope that the mayor of London and (prime minister) Mr Johnson read this and we get that going."
First look: Michael Murray discusses the tech-heavy revamped Sports Direct flagship on Oxford Street
Stepping out of Oxford Circus station at lunch time on a week day and scars from the pandemic are there. You can’t miss the closed down giant Topshop branch and now you can take a photo without being barged into- something that was pretty tough pre-March 2020 before West End footfall was hammered by Covid-19 disruption.
Huge queues were forming at walk-in clinics on Thursday as young Londoners rushed to get their first Covid jabs. It came as the capital’s top doctor urged people over 40 to take advantage of new rules allowing them to bring forward their second jab from 12 weeks to eight weeks after their first dose.
Three teenagers were killed last week in London Scotland Yard chief, Alex Murray, has issued a warning that the capital looks set to see its worst ever year for teenage violence and homicides. The Metropolitan Police’s lead for violence called for calm amid a worrying rise in teenage murders as coronavirus restrictions have begun to lift.
What’s the UK’s most liveable city, you say? Well, since you ask… Okay, you have probably never thought about it. But, as you might have guessed by now, you’re about to find out any way. “The highest-ranked city in the UK is Manchester in 54th,” reported last Wednesday’s Evening Standard on the latest top 100 world cities list, “while London is ranked 60th”.
Staying at home — and working from home — became imperative during the pandemic. As lockdown restrictions lift, the question facing business and employees is what the future of work looks like and how we adapt to it. Many formerly office-bound workers have become used to working from home, balancing Zoom calls and Slack messages from their study (if they are lucky) or bedrooms.
England striker Marcus Rashford says they fear no one as they prepare for a gigantic group stage clash against Scotland. The two bitter rivals will go head to head at Euro 2020 on Friday, with England hoping to make it two wins out of two in the group stages.
Many objections have been made to plans to redevelop the former Truman Brewery building on Brick Lane and many claims about those plans and the owners of the site have been made. As so often, opponents of the scheme have attracted media interest, including from the Evening Standard, which in April reported that “more than 7,000 people have objected to plans to build a shopping mall and corporate offices” on part of the old brewery site.
ALondon couple accused of bringing £14 million of “dirty money” into Britain have been given another chance to keep their names secret despite a second High Court judge backing a ruling that they should be identified. The pair are fighting to avoid having millions of pounds in their London bank accounts seized by the National Crime Agency in forfeiture proceedings next month on the grounds that the money is the proceeds of corruption brought into the country via the “Azerbaijan laundromat” scheme.
Dark day for the Met Yesterday was a dark day for the Metropolitan Police. A report accused it of “a form of institutional corruption” for concealing or denying failings over the unsolved murder of private investigator Daniel Morgan in 1987. It said that the Met’s first objective was to “protect itself” for refusing to acknowledge its many failings since Morgan’s murder in Sydenham.
The Evening Standard’s Jonathan Prynn joins us to discuss the economic impact of pushing back ‘Freedom day’ by four weeks. He’s been speaking to hoteliers, restauranteurs and pub landlords who fear the delay will be the final nail in the coffin for businesses that have barely survived the pandemic.
London health chiefs have requested extra supplies of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines so that they can tackle worryingly low levels of take-up in the capital, the Evening Standard can reveal. They want to rush out doses to hundreds of thousands of younger people across the capital to help slow the transmission of the more dangerous Delta (Indian) variant.
As the Prime Minister addressed the nation on the four-week delay to the end of lockdown, a key piece of data with potentially greater long-term consequences landed. Public Health England revealed that both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines are over 90 per cent effective against hospitalisation after two doses.
Out of step on Parkrun Twelve thousand people a day at Ascot. Fifteen thousand at the Wimbledon final. But parkrun, the running event that would boost health amid a virus that disproportionately affects the overweight? Delayed until at least July 24. The absence of the event has been a running sore for months.