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Mendy is Frank Lampard’s eighth summer signing Chelsea have signed Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy on a five-year deal. The Senegal international, 28, made 25 league appearances for the Ligue 1 side after joining from Reims in 2019. He completed his medical on Tuesday, with manager Frank Lampard having said he wants to increase competition with […]

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image copyrightMet Police image captionJaden Christie died of stab wounds in Stockwell Road, Lambeth A man who was stabbed to death in south London has been named as Jaden Christie. The 20-year-old died at the scene in Stockwell Road, Lambeth, just before 15:00 BST on Tuesday. A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of […]

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Image copyright Reuters Prioritising coronavirus testing in high-risk areas has led to shortages in other places, leading to some people with symptoms being asked to drive more than 100 miles for a swab. The government says areas with fewer Covid-19 cases have had their testing capacity reduced to cope with outbreaks elsewhere. But public health […]

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Animals in London could be at risk due to the financial impact of coronavirus on charities, animal hospitals and pet owners. Battersea Dogs and Cats Home says it fears a “perfect storm”, and projects it could lose more than £11m in the next 18 months. Animal charities including East Finchley-based All Dogs Matter are advising […]

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Alexanda Kotey (left) and El Shafee Elsheikh were captured by Syrian Kurdish forces Two Islamic State suspects will not face the death penalty if convicted of the killings of Western hostages in Iraq and Syria, the US has told the UK. Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh are accused of […]

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Jonny May, Kyle Sinckler and Manu Tuilagi (left to right) are three England internationals who have moved clubs since lockdown Premiership rugby returns after a five-month hiatus on Friday, and while the league positions are the same, the personnel are quite different. Some big stars have joined the league, others have left and there have […]

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Image copyright Reuters Sweeping changes to England’s planning system will “be faster, but also build better quality homes”, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has said. Under draft laws, first revealed on Sunday, developers will be granted “automatic” permission to build homes and schools on sites for “growth”. It follows Boris Johnson’s pledge to “build back better” […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Local high streets could be poised for a revival if the trend for home working continues, a survey suggests. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ latest commercial property survey found almost all members – 93% – saw businesses scaling back their office space in the next two years. It said a […]

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Image caption Ailsa went from a council estate to working in banking – but says it’s now hard for young people to move into London For Ailsa, the big “should I stay or should I go?” decision came at a Gateshead bus stop. “I thought ‘this is not for me,’” she said, thinking about a […]

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