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A man who has thought a lot about the maths behind stirring cups of tea has won one of the world’s most lucrative academic prizes. Professor Sir Martin Hairer from Imperial College in London won the 2021 Breakthrough Prize for Mathematics by applying complex maths to simple situations – like stirring a cup of tea. […]

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Vinai Venkatesham (right) watched his Arsenal side win the FA Cup for a 14th time against Chelsea Arsenal chief executive Vinai Venkatesham says he has had sleepless nights over recent staff redundancies. The club were criticised for buying players shortly after announcing 55 redundancies – mainly affecting the commercial and administrative departments – on 5 […]

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption Extinction Rebellion has planned 10 days of action and wants the government to declare a climate and ecological emergency More than 300 people have been arrested during the third day of climate change protests in central London. Extinction Rebellion, which has planned 10 days of action, and other groups […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGraphic footage from PC Outten’s body worn camera showed Muhammad Rodwan punching him before grabbing a sharpened machete A Metropolitan Police officer who was injured in a machete attack in east London last year has returned to work. PC Stuart Outten was repeatedly slashed by Muhammad Rodwan […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Swift, 30, has sold more than 50 million albums and 150 million singles worldwide Singer Taylor Swift has donated £23,000 to a London-based student struggling to raise the funds to take up a maths course at the University of Warwick. Vitoria Mario’s online fundraising page details how she has […]

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Image copyright Square Enix Image caption Tomb Raider III was released in 1998 and saw Lara Croft dart around a stylised London The Museum of London is delving into some of its rarely-seen archives for a nostalgic glimpse into the capital’s recent past. The institution began its Now That’s What I Call Nostalgia series after […]

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On 13 June 2020, Patrick, Lee, Chris and Jamaine went into central London to help mediate clashes between anti-racism protesters and counter-protesters. A now iconic image was taken of Patrick lifting a counter-protester to safety. It quickly went viral around the world. Wanting to use their new found platform for something positive, the four men […]

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Image caption The Clink restaurant inside Brixton prison is now delivering take-away meals If you were ordering a take-away meal, you might not expect a prison to offer its services. But Brixton prison in south London is cooking and delivering meals in its local area. The intention is to keep its training restaurant functioning during […]

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Image copyright Lewis Kesterton Image caption About 80 firefighters are tackling the blaze at a shop in Park Royal A large fire at a bakery and restaurant is sending huge plumes of black smoke over west London. The blaze, on Minerva Road in Park Royal, has prompted 50 calls from local residents, firefighters have said. […]

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption Wretch 32 posted a video on Twitter of his father falling downstairs after being Tasered No further action will be taken by the Met Police over the Tasering of rapper Wretch 32’s father, the force has said. The 35-year-old musician posted a video on Twitter of Millard Scott falling […]

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