Tag: England

1 Dead, 10 Injured Muslims After Van Rams Into Crowd Near London Mosque

A vehicle hit several people in north London’s Finsbury Park area early Monday, killing one and sending at least 10 to the hospital, Metropolitan Police said. The incident took place shortly after midnight near the Finsbury Park Mosque, where several worshippers were in the street after late prayers during the holy month of Ramadan. Police…

‘Ex-Aston Villa Player Dalian Atkinson’ Dies In Police Tasering

A man who died after he was shot by police with a Taser gun has been named locally as ex-Aston Villa footballer Dalian Atkinson. Officers were called to a home in Meadow Close, Telford, Shrophire in the early hours of this morning amid concerns “for the safety of an individual”. West Mercia Police said the…

London Voters Elect Sadiq Khan First Muslim Mayor [VIDEO]

The Labour Partyโ€™s Sadiq Khan won Londonโ€™s mayoral race early Saturday and made history as the first Muslim elected to lead a major Western capital city. โ€œI want to be the British Muslim that defeats the extremists, defeats the radicals. Iโ€™ve got a plan of how we can keep London safe.โ€

Crossrail tunnel breaks into Liverpool Street station [VIDEO]

Workers on the ยฃ14.8bn Crossrail project have made their latest breakthrough by tunnelling under the City of London. The project’s 1,000-tonne tunnel machine, named Elizabeth after the Queen, broke into the eastern end of Liverpool Street Crossrail station – 40 metres below the financial district.

Church of England gives approval for women bishops

The Church of England voted yes on Monday to allowing female bishops for the first time. Photo: The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, second right, and unidentified members of the clergy, arrive for the General Synod meeting, at The University of York, in York England, Monday July 14, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, Lynne Cameron via AP)…

Same-sex couples legally marry in England, Wales

Couples flocked to town halls during the early hours of Saturday as a law legalizing same-sex marriage took effect in England and Wales. The law, which was passed last year, was hailed by politicians from both the countryโ€™s main parties. Prime Minister David Cameron said he believed the law sent a message that people were…

Earliest footprints outside of Africa discovered in England

Scientists have discovered the earliest evidence of human footprints outside of Africa, on the Norfolk Coast in England. The footprints, which are direct evidence of the earliest known humans in northern Europe and are more than 800,000 years old, were found on the shores of Happisburgh. Graphic via Happisburgh Project/BBC News BBC News

Nigella Lawson’s Husband Announces Divorce Via Newspaper

Because he says his wife is no longer speaking to him, multimillionaire Charles Saatchi informed celebrity chef Nigella Lawson in a statement to the Daily Mail that he has begun divorce proceedings. Tension between the pair hit the tabloids after Saatchi was photographed with his hand around her neck in mid-June. Lawson and her children…

Chinese Lantern Sparks Blaze At Recycling Plant In England

Some 200 fire fighters have been tackling a massive blaze on an industrial estate that was caused by a Chinese lantern. The fire at J&A Young, a plastics recycling plant in Smethwick, West Midlands, involved 50,000 tonnes of plastic recycling material and a factory unit, and has been declared a major incident. West Midlands Fire…

UK Police Looking Into Nigella Lawson Throat-Grab PHOTOS

British police are investigating newspaper photos that show art collector Charles Saatchi grasping the throat of his wife, celebrity chef Nigella Lawson. The pictures drew widespread condemnation after they were published by the Sunday People tabloid. The paper said the images were taken during an argument at a London restaurant on June 9. London police…

Russian Tycoon Found Dead In UK Home

Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky, 67, was found dead at his home in England on Saturday. Police are treating his death as unexplained and investigating further. Berezovsky, who at one time held significant political clout, fled Russia after a bitter falling out with Russian President Vladimir Putin. AP

โ€˜Batmanโ€™ Delivers Wanted Man To Police In England

A man dressed as Batman has handed over a wanted man at a Bradford, England, police station before disappearing into the night. Police said: โ€˜The person who brought the man in was dressed in a full Batman outfit. His identity remains unknown.โ€™ Photo via West Yorkshire Police BBC News

Amy Winehouse Inquest: Singer Drank Herself To Death

Singer Amy Winehouse died after drinking too much alcohol, a second inquest has confirmed. > Dr Shirley Radcliffe, St Pancras Coroner, recorded a verdict of misadventure, the same as the original inquest in October 2011. The hearing also heard the same evidence as the first inquest. > The hearing was told the star was more…