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A coroner has criticised "repeated failures" at a high-profile abortion clinic following the death of a mother of one, hours after she had her foetus terminated. Dr Sean Cummings said the case involving Aisha Chithira, 31, who travelled to England from Ireland to have a termination at a Marie Stopes…
A wealthy antiques dealer has been jailed for at least 24 years for strangling his seven-year-old daughter. "Deceitful and manipulative" Robert Peters, 56, researched child killers online but kept his murderous plans secret from authorities, the Old Bailey heard. Last November, the former Israeli soldier throttled Sophia with a dressing…
A couple who were caught on CCTV subjecting three young children in their care to a litany of abuse, including vicious beatings, biting and even sucking on their faces, have been jailed. Yea Ping Chan (left), 42, and Foo Khong Heow (right), 49, of Lewisham, tried to claim the violent…
Campaigners have taken the first step in a bid to take a council to court over a ban on demonstrations outside an abortion clinic. Ealing Council was the first in the country to create a protest-free safe zone outside a Marie Stopes clinic in the west London borough. Alina Dulgheriu,…
An article in the Times which claimed a judge ruled that a Christian child must be removed from a Muslim foster home was a "distortion", the press watchdog has ruled. Tower Hamlets Council in east London said the story was inaccurate and the Independent Press Standards Organisation (Ipso) upheld its…
Former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith has called for an investigation into a fire that broke out at a care home in his constituency killing one, after hearing that a neighbour had to call the emergency services. London Fire Brigade was called to Connington Crescent, Chingford, just before 2.15am on…
A woman has died after a fire at residential units for adults with learning disabilities. More than 70 firefighters were called to Connington Crescent, Chingford, just before 2.15am on Friday. London Fire Brigade said 12 people left the three-storey block before firefighters arrived. Pictures from the scene show flames pouring…
A woman who died following a late-stage abortion procedure was discharged from the clinic despite vomiting and swaying so much she looked "drunk", an inquest has heard. Aisha Chithira, 31, travelled to England from Ireland to have a termination at a Marie Stopes clinic in Ealing, west London, on January…
Four brothers who wanted their sick elderly father to be allowed to leave hospital and "naturally pass away" at home after complaining about the way he was being cared for in hospital have lost a fight in a specialist court. Bosses at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust…
Ealing Council has banned anti-abortion protesters from demonstrating outside a clinic which provides terminations to pregnant women. The council's cabinet voted unanimously in favour of allowing a Public Spaces Protection Order to create a protest-free safe zone outside a Marie Stopes clinic in the west London borough. Richard Bentley, managing…
The grandfather of murdered Ellie Butler said he is disappointed that social services and other agencies involved in the six-year-old's care have not faced criticism after an inquest into her death. Retired high court judge Dame Linda Dobbs concluded, after a two-week inquest which comes five years after the girl…
A fraudster who posed as Grenfell Tower survivor has been called "the worst of the human race" by real victims of the tragedy as she was jailed for four-and-a-half years. Joyce Msokeri, 47, claimed she escaped from the west London fire last year, where her husband and sister-in-law had perished,…
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