A Royal Mail XI will face a Sunday League club to raise money for charity

A Royal Mail XI will face Sunday League club AFC Sutton & Cheam in efforts to raise funds for Royal Marsden Hospital this weekend (Sunday, July 2) at Borough Sports Ground at Gander Green Lane, Sutton. The day will involve cake and sweet st

Morning news, weather and travel update

Good morning!Here's our update to help you through this mid-week morning.WeatherThick cloud will hang over most of Hertfordshire and north London today, with highs of 17C. The wind will add to the cold as they reach around 13 mph.Trains and tubeThe

Two men assaulted along residential road in "linked" cases

Two older men have been sexually assaulted in what police believe to be linked cases.On June 6 at around 10.20pm a man in his 60s was touched inappropriately by a man while cycling along Cottonmill Lane, St Albans, near the junction at Prospect Road.

Court round-up: April 26-May 8, 2017

A round-up of those dealt with by the courts between April 26 and May 8. Wednesday, April 26 Polly Chapman, 22, of Oysterfields, St Albans. On October 21, 2016, used a vehicle at a speed exceeding the legal limit of 30mph. Fine, costs: £261. T

ABP in Royal Docks represents a £1.7bn 'vote of confidence' in Brexit Britain

Construction has officially begun on ABP, the £1.7billion business park , at Royal Albert Dock and next to the London City Airport. Dignitaries from China and the UK were on hand to shovel the first of many scoops of east London soil as work begins

Eight tower blocks in Tower Hamlets at substantial risk of fire

Tower Hamlets has eight tower blocks assessed to be at substantial risk of fire. Residents had been contacted to say Fire Risk Assessments (FRAs) had been carried out in all its blocks in the past nine months, reports the BBC . The council said furth

Ocado trials driverless delivery vehicle in Greenwich

Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to playTap to playThe video will start in 8CancelThe UK’s first trials of a driverless delivery vehicle have taken place in Greenwich. The autonomous CargoPod, developed by British company Oxbotica , set off th

We change our voice when we talk to high-status people, shows new study

Imagine going for a job interview and the employer sitting across from you is truly intimidating. He’s big, bold, loud and mean-looking. What might this do to your confidence? To your mannerisms? To your way of speaking? Our latest study has found

'Mental health first aid training' in schools is a sticking-plaster solution

The UK government is making £200,000 available for “mental health first aid” training in secondary schools, according to a statement released by the prime minister’s office. The teachers who will receive training under this new programme “wi

How mindfulness can help the shift towards a more sustainable society

We know that mindfulness can transform the life of an individual. But did you know it could also change the world?We are facing increasingly complex global challenges, of which climate change is perhaps the most important. It is obvious that we must

Bin men vote to strike amid claims council breached contract agreement

Rubbish could soon start piling up in Reigate and Banstead after bin men voted to strike amid claims the council broke an agreement by varying staff contracts. Refuse and recycling workers for Reigate and Banstead Borough Council could walk out

‘Robust’ fire safety systems in place in council housing stock and venues, spokesman confirms

No council properties in Epsom and Ewell have combustible cladding similar to that on Grenfell Tower, a spokesman has confirmed. All properties within its housing stock – which includes no high-rise flats – also have “robust” fire risk

New partnership Transport for the South East will ‘transform the transport network' in the south east

Surrey County Council has announced today that a new partnership aims to ‘transform the transport network’ for the public and businesses by top leaders from across the South East.Transport for the South East (TfSE) intends to address issues and p

Wandsworth Council announces 'crackdown' on rogue landlords

Wandsworth Council has announced a “crackdown” on rogue landlords as new legislation comes into force.As it is, landlords are required to pay for a licence from the council if they rent a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) to five or more people.

Charing Cross station open for south Londoners on the night tube

Northern line passengers will now be able to stop at Charing Cross on the night tube.The station has fully reopened following improvements and and a new ticket hall. Until now, passengers had to use nearby Embankment station.The Northern line travels