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Coronavirus: British Airways suspends all Gatwick flights

It follows EasyJet's suspension of flights after the government advised against all but essential travel.

British Airways told staff it was facing a challenging market environment in "unprecedented circumstances", according to an email seen by the BBC.

The airline said it would contact customers to "discuss their options".

"Due to the considerable restrictions and challenging market environment, like many other airlines, we will temporarily suspend our flying schedule at Gatwick," the airline said in a statement.

Newly face-lifted Big Ben will ring in New Year in London

The work has seen the 96-metre-tall Elizabeth Tower, one of the most photographed buildings in Britain, enveloped in scaffolding for the last two years as the four clock dials are reglazed, ironwork repainted and intricately carved stonework cleaned and repaired.

In March, part of the scaffolding was removed, showing that the clock's once black numerals and hands have been repainted blue, in line with what scientists say was its original colour.

Two people dead in terrorist attack at London Bridge

Two people who were injured in the attack have died, according to London’s police commissioner. Three other people who were injured are being treated at hospital. 

Police had earlier said it was called to a stabbing at a “premises” near London Bridge at around 2 p.m. local time. It ended with passersby tackling the fleeing suspect before he was shot dead by officers.

More footage showed a different man walking away with a large knife he reportedly wrestled from the attacker.

Man killed in north-west London

Police officers and the London Ambulance Service were called to Munster Square in Camden at about 23:10 BST on Monday.

The victim - whose age has not yet been released - was pronounced dead at the scene.

A murder investigation has been launched and a crime scene remains in place at Munster Square, Scotland Yard said.

No arrests have been made and anyone with information that could assist the investigation has been asked to contact the force.

     

Heathrow reveals expansion 'masterplan'

The plan includes diverting rivers, moving roads and rerouting the M25 through a tunnel under the new runway.

Heathrow's expansion has faced fierce opposition, but the airport says it has engaged with local communities and other stakeholders.

The proposals are now open to public consultation until 13 September.

The masterplan is illustrated in a visualisation from the architects, showing the M25 running in a tunnel underneath the new runway.

Joseph Parker's boss set to close Anthony Joshua fight deal

Joseph Parker's promoter David Higgins looks set to head to Britain for face-to-face talks to seal a world heavyweight boxing title unification fight with Anthony Joshua that now looks to be heading for a major stadium.

"We feel like there is a deal that can be in place with Parker and his team within the next week or so," Joshua's boss Eddie Hearn Hearn told Sky Sports on Thursday.

"There's a good chance [Parker's promoter] David Higgins will fly over in the next week to try and close the deal.

Usain Bolt ready to peak for London

Bolt laboured to a 10.06 seconds 100 metres victory in the Czech Republic last month and immediately travelled to see his doctor German Hans-Wilhelm Mueller- Wohlfahrt for some treatment on the back issues that have troubled him for years.

The Jamaican world record holder will test his treated back in Friday's Diamond League meeting in Monaco, which will be his last outing before he defends his 100m title and then goes in the 4x100m relay in the world championships.

"I'm feeling good," Bolt told a Monaco news conference.

London mayor: No red carpet for Trump

"State visits are different from a normal visit and at a time when the President of the USA has policies that many in our country disagree with, I am not sure it is appropriate for our government to roll out the red carpet," Khan told CNN in an interview Monday.

Last week, the White House confirmed that Trump's state visit to the United Kingdom has been delayed until 2018.

The delay comes amid concern that there will be mass protests against Trump in the British capital.

Fire hits London's Camden Lock Market

London Fire Brigade said 10 fire engines were sent to the market, which is a popular tourist attraction.

One eyewitness said the fire was moving "very fast" and there were fears of an explosion in nearby buildings.

London Ambulance Service said it had not treated any patients but remained at the scene. The Metropolitan Police also attended the incident.

Witness Joan Ribes, 24, said: "I was just passing by when I saw the fire and they started to get firefighters and police, it was all very fast.

London police say they are dealing with major incident

Authorities say "a number of casualties" are being treated at the scene.

"We have sent a number of resources to an incident in Seven Sisters Road. More information will follow when we have it," London Ambulance Service said on Twitter.

A statement from London's Metropolitan Police said one man had been arrested.

More to come.