Sir Winston Churchill’s gift to Vivien Leigh – a still-life of roses painted by the politician in the 1930s has sold for over nine times its pre-sale estimated price at £638, 750.
Prince Harry and his girlfriend Meghan Markle made their first formal public appearance together at the Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada.
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Eames classics, Vitra reproductions, Gio Ponti sofas and many more exotic pieces. If chairs are your thing then you will be spoilt for choice as London Design Festival celebrates its 15-year anniversary.
Burberry’s Christopher Bailey is in defiant mood. He has reclaimed the label’s classic checks once favoured by so-called chavs and football hooligans showing the creations alongside an idiosyncratic photography exhibition, Here We are.
Counter-terrorism detectives have arrested a 17-year-old in connection with a bomb attack on an underground train in southwest London last week that injured 30 people.
Counter-terrorism detectives arrested a second man over the bombing of a London Underground train on Friday (15 September) that injured 30 people and the security services lowered the threat level for an attack from its highest setting. The 21-year-old man was detained under Britain’s terrorism laws in the west London suburb of Hounslow just before midnight on Saturday, Scotland Yard said in a statement. Police had earlier arrested an 18-year-old male in the departure lounge of Dover port in what they called a “significant” step and raided a property in Sunbury-on-Thames, a town near London and about four miles (six km) from Hounslow. The home-made bomb shot flames through a packed carriage at Parsons Green Tube station in southwest London during the Friday morning rush hour but apparently failed to detonate fully. Islamic State claimed responsibility, as it has for other attacks in Britain this year, including two in London and one at a concert by American singer Ariana Grande in Manchester in May. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said on Sunday the second arrest showed …
Detectives investigating the terrorist attack at Parsons Green on Friday, 15 September have made an arrest in connection with the investigation.
Parsons Green? When news filtered in of an ‘incident’ at a west London train station, you had to do a double take to be sure it was actually the same idyllic neighbourhood with the ample green park families seem to luxuriate in every time harried neighbouring Fulhamites rushed past . The hustle and bustle from the butt-end of the King’s Road is drowned out by the civilised mellow pace of life in this genteel part of town. Well, it turned out to be southwest London, although it really was just a quirk of geography due to its close proximity to its west London neighbours Fulham and Chelsea. TO BE CONTINUED…
Several people were injured at a southwest London underground station on Friday (15 September) after witnesses reported a blast on a packed rush-hour commuter train which police are treating as a terrorism incident.