Stories tagged: London
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 3:29 p.m.
Big Ben bell falls silent in London for repairs until 2021
After more than 150 years as Britain’s most famous timekeeper, London’s Big Ben bell fell silent Monday for four years of repair work that will keep it quiet on all …
Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 7 p.m.
Just a few more bongs for Big Ben before London bell is silenced for four years
The keeper of the Great Clock announced Monday that London’s “Big Ben” hour bell will be silenced for four long years as desperately needed repairs are carried out on the …
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 11:27 a.m.
Tom Hiddleston to play ‘Hamlet’ at tiny London theater
Kenneth Branagh, who directed Hiddleston in the first Thor movie, will direct.
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 7:35 p.m.
UK police appeal for information after spate of acid attacks
Five linked acid attacks in quick succession by men on mopeds in London left several people injured, British police said Friday. They are the latest in a spate of assaults …
Mon., July 3, 2017, 9:49 a.m.
British teen jailed for plotting London bomb attack
A British teenager has been sentenced to at least 16
Wed., June 28, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Police raise likely death toll in London high-rise blaze
The number of people killed or presumed dead in the London high-rise fire has inched up to 80, but the final death toll may not be known for months, British …
Mon., June 26, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
British government says 75 out of 75 buildings failed fire safety tests
When a short-circuiting fridge transformed London’s 24-story Grenfell Tower from a home for hundreds to a charred ruin, officials described it as a horrific anomaly – an “unprecedented” blaze, in …
UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 4:48 p.m.
U.K.: All samples from high-rise towers fail fire safety tests
Britain’s government urged local officials across the country Sunday to urgently submit samples of tower block cladding after tests found that all samples tested so far have failed fire safety …
Fri., June 23, 2017, 11:32 a.m.
Manslaughter charges eyed in deadly Grenfell Tower blaze
Police are considering filing manslaughter charges related to the fire at a west London apartment tower that killed at least 79 people.
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 4:58 p.m.
London fire: Tests show other high-rises have suspect panels
Tests so far have found that at least seven high-rise apartment buildings in England have combustible external panels like the ones believed to have contributed to a fire that killed …
Tue., June 20, 2017, 5:41 p.m.
London copes with deep divisions after attacks, tower fire
The cars still zip over London Bridge at their typical fast clip, drawing little obvious attention.
Mon., June 19, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
UK moves to ease tensions after van attack on London Muslims
British authorities and Islamic leaders moved swiftly to ease concerns in the Muslim community after a man plowed a large van into a crowd of worshippers outside a north London …
UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
1 dead in crash near London mosque suspected as terrorism
A vehicle struck pedestrians near a mosque in north London early Monday morning, killing one man and injuring 10 other people in what police are investigating as a terrorist incident.
UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 8:45 p.m.
U.K.: Banned building materials suspected in London fire
The new exterior cladding used in a renovation on London’s Grenfell Tower may have been banned under U.K. building regulations, two British ministers said Sunday as police continued their investigation …
UPDATED: Sat., June 17, 2017, 8:10 p.m.
Stay put? Deadly London fire puts scrutiny on high-rise rule
A catastrophic blaze at a London apartment tower has brought new scrutiny to a long-accepted, counterintuitive rule for people in tall buildings: If the blaze breaks out elsewhere in the …
UPDATED: Sat., June 17, 2017, 12:07 p.m.
U.K. police: 58 dead and presumed dead in London blaze
Fifty-eight people who were in Grenfell Tower are still missing and are presumed to be dead, London police announced Saturday, raising the death toll in the horrific inferno that turned …
Fri., June 16, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
Anger erupts in London over tower’s feared renovation flaws
Grief turned to outrage Friday over a deadly high-rise tower fire in London amid reports that materials used in the building’s renovation could have fueled the inferno that left dozens …
Fri., June 16, 2017, 10:38 a.m.
London fire toll reaches 30 dead amid warnings the count could still rise
The death toll in the London fire disaster rose to 30 on Friday as relatives and friends expanded frantic searches for missing loved ones amid warnings that the full extent …
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 6:58 p.m.
Probes launched amid grim search for London fire victims
London firefighters combed through a burned-out public housing tower Thursday in a grim search for missing people as police and the prime minister launched investigations into the deadly inferno, with …
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 5:15 p.m.
Death toll rises to 12 in London apartment building inferno
They banged on windows, screamed for help, dropped children from smoky floors in a desperate attempt to save them. Terrified residents of the Grenfell Tower said there was little warning …
Sun., June 11, 2017, 9:25 a.m.
Police release photos of London attackers’ fake bomb belts
The London Bridge attackers wore fake suicide belts to create “maximum fear” as they carried out their rampage, police said Sunday.
Sat., June 10, 2017
Froma Harrop: President prompts others to apologize for him
But President Trump has launched his own brand of apology tour. The big difference is that Obama was apologizing for our country. Now the country is apologizing for Trump.
Wed., June 7, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
London attacker’s mother blames internet for radicalizing son
The youngest of the London Bridge attackers pleaded with his mother to settle with him in Syria but instead moved to Britain, where his extremist views hardened and he fell …
Tue., June 6, 2017, 12:51 p.m.
British police identify 3rd London attacker as Italian of Moroccan descent
British police on Tuesday named the third London Bridge attacker as 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba from east London, offering further suggestions that the plot was hatched locally even as questions were …
Mon., June 5, 2017, 2:31 p.m.
British police identify two attackers in Saturday rampage
British police named two of the three men who left a trail of bloodshed with a van and knife in central London and appealed for the public’s help Monday to …
Mon., June 5, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
Trump criticizes London’s mayor, again
President Donald Trump for a second day lashed out at London’s mayor on Twitter in the wake of a deadly terror attack in the city.
Sun., June 4, 2017, 4:02 p.m.
Run, Hide, Tell? London attack response likely saved lives
College student Vashu Tyagi was leaving his dorm and heading to a nearby bar to celebrate the end of classes Saturday night in London when he saw people running frantically …
UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 11:10 p.m.
Grande returns to Manchester to honor victims with benefit
Ariana Grande returned to the city to pay tribute with an energetic, all-star concert featuring Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Liam Gallagher two weeks after a suicide bombing killed 22 …
UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 11:06 p.m.
Police arrest 12 after night of terror in heart of London
British police arrested a dozen people Sunday in a widening terrorism investigation after attackers using a van and large knives turned a balmy evening of nightlife into a bloodbath and …
UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 9:47 p.m.
Trump vows to do whatever is necessary to protect U.S.
President Donald Trump on Sunday criticized London’s mayor after he sought to reassure residents about a stepped-up police presence on city streets following the third deadly attack there in the …