Prince William has led the praise for the England national football team after losing 2—1 in the semi-final of the World Cup to Croatia.
England’s starting line-up for their 2018 World Cup semi-final against Croatia remains unchanged for the third knockout match in a row.
Plane-spotters and military aircraft enthusiasts never had it so good as almost 100 aircraft, from WWII Spitfires to the newest £92m stealth fighter jet flew over London for the first time to mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force.
Prince Louis, the third child of Britain’s Prince William and wife Kate, has been christened at a small, private ceremony witnessed by close family members in the absence of his great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth.
Boris Johnson has resigned as Foreign Secretary on Monday (9 July) on a day of fast-moving developments in UK politics, following on the heels of former Brexit Secretary David Davis.
Andy Murray, former world number one, will make his long-awaited comeback from injury at the pre-Wimbledon grass tournament in west London.
Grenfell Tower survivors, bereaved and their supporters have staged a peaceful and silent monthly procession around their west London neighbourhood since the tragedy that claimed 72 lives on 14 June 2017. In emotional scenes they continued the tradition with a silent march to a vigil in memory of the victims on the first anniversary of the tragedy. There were emotional scenes close to the base of the tower, as they held up pictures of those who perished in the inferno. Their quiet dignity seemed to have been mirrored across the country as the close-knit and ethnically diverse community held vigils, prayed, released doves and ate together. The Queen and her new granddaughter-in-law Meghan, on an official visit to Chester in northwest England, were among those who observed a national silence in honour of the victims at midday. The silence was also observed in the Houses of Parliament and in government buildings. It lasted 72 seconds, one for each of the 71 people who died on the night of the fire, and one for a woman who died in hospital …
A vigil has been held at a London church where people sought refuge on the night of the Grenfell Tower fire in west London.
Robbie Williams and his wife were among 36 guests and 250 hotel staff evacuated from a fire that broke out at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Knightsbridge in west London. One hundred and twenty firefighters and 20 fire engines brought the blaze under control according to the London Fire Brigade. The fire is believed to have spread across a vertical facade for plants and vegetation and into several floors of the hotel but was quickly extinguished. The five -star hotel which provides concierge services to residents of neighbouring One Hyde Park luxury flats is believed to have recently undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment. The hotel has also been visited by the Queen while attending private functions at the venue. Williams, 44, described their dramatic escape on Instagram: “I went on the balcony and looked up and there was just billows and billows of smoke. “I came back in from the balcony and said, ‘The hotel’s on fire,’ and then the next thing a knock at the door came and there was a bellboy there and …
The Cabinet has backed plans for a new runway at Heathrow airport opening the way for a parliamentary vote after decades of delays, although the project could still face challenges before construction starts. Heathrow is Europe’s busiest airport but is now operating at full capacity. In the past, plans to expand the airport have faced opposition from local communities and environmentalists but the current £14bn ($18.5bn) expansion plan is making progress. The cabinet gave its blessing to the new runway plan, said transport minister Chris Grayling, and lawmakers should now vote on the issue within 21 days. The decision comes after almost half a century of indecision on how and where to add new airport capacity in densely populated southeast England. If it goes ahead it will be the first full-length runway built in the London area for 70 years. “Expansion at Heathrow presents a unique opportunity to deliver a multi-billion pound boost to our economy, strengthen our global links and maintain our position as a world leader in aviation,” Grayling said in a statement. …