Banksy has opened a “pop-up” shop in south London featuring the stab vest he designed for Stormzy’s headline act at the Glastonbury Festival.
A Tony the Tiger rug and a cradle surrounded by CCTV cameras are also on show as part of the venture, at a disused retail outlet in Croydon.
“I’m opening a shop today,” the artist said on Instagram. “Although the doors don’t actually open.”
A man stabbed to death at a London Underground station was an Arsenal fan on his way to a match, the BBC has been told.
Tashan Daniel, 20, was was killed in an “unprovoked attack” on the platform at Hillingdon station on Tuesday.
He had been heading to the Emirates Stadium to see the Gunners face Nottingham Forest in the third round of the Carabao Cup, a source said.
It is the third murder investigation on the Tube network this year.
No arrests have been made over the attack, which Det Supt Gary Richardson described as “a shocking act of violence”.
He said the British Transport Police (BTP) investigation was in its “early stages”.
“We believe a group of young men were involved in an altercation on the platform before one of the men received a fatal stab wound,” he said.
Police and paramedics were called to the station in west London at 15:57 BST.
An air ambulance was also sent to Hillingdon, but Mr Daniel was pronounced dead at the scene.
Danielle Foster, who was driving past Hillingdon station at the time of the stabbing, said upon “hearing so many sirens, I knew something terrible had happened”.
“Lots of people were being turned away from the station as it had been closed,” she said, adding: “Then the police helicopter began circling the scene.”
Hillingdon station was closed by Transport for London (TfL) while police searched the area.
The station was closed for the rest of Tuesday evening and reopened at 05:45 this morning.
So far in 2019 more than 100 murder investigations have been launched across London by the Metropolitan Police and BTP.
Heavy rain is causing travel problems and flash flooding across England.
Eight flood warnings and 38 flood alerts have been put in place by the Environment Agency.
The Met Office has a yellow rain warning covering most of the country in force until 23:00 BST.
Floods have been reported on roads in Southampton, Birmingham and Liverpool, while Transport for London (TfL) said a number of roads across the capital were also affected by flooding.
A flood warning is in place in Crawley for the Ifield Brook and River Mole at Ifield and the River Mole at Lowfield Heath.
Flooding is also expected on the upper Frome between Maiden Newton and Dorchester in Dorset and on the Grace Dieu Brook between Whitwick and Thringstone in Leicestershire.
Edwinstone and Ollerton in Nottinghamshire are also at risk of flooding from the River Maun as are areas around the Whinney Brook at Maghull in Sefton, Merseyside, and Wash Dike in Pontefract, West Yorkshire.
National Rail warned of major disruption between Birmingham Snow Hill and Stourbridge until about noon because of a tree blocking the line earlier.
Southampton City Centre has seen problems with several cars having broken down in water on Millbrook Road West.
Motorists have also been advised to avoid the road between Waterhouse Lane and Paynes Road.
Roads have flooded in the Longbridge area of Birmingham, while Mersey Fire and Rescue Service reported vehicles trapped in floodwater in the Queens Drive and West Derby area of Liverpool.
A service spokesman urged drivers to “please take extra care”, adding: “Slow down, increase your distances, switch your lights on and please don’t drive into floodwater.”
About 2in (49.6mm) of rain fell in the six hours before 09:00 at Boscombe Down in Wiltshire, according to the Met Office.
Spokesman Grahame Madge said it was a “significant” amount of rain.
He said the band of rain was “transient” and, having started in the South West, has moved to the Midlands before hitting the North later in the day.
He said some other areas could expect to see the same amount of rain as Boscombe Down.
Downward dogs and yoga mats have replaced cars and buses on London’s Tower Bridge as part of Car Free Day.
The mass yoga session was one of a number of activities taking place in the capital as more than 16 miles (27 km) of streets were shut.
Bank junction was turned into a festival space while children will race go-karts in the Square Mile.
The closures will be in place until 19:00 BST with roads elsewhere expected to be busy as a result.
Tower and London Bridge were shut at 07:00 BST along with streets in parts of the City, Southwark and Tower Hamlets.
Among the other activities taking place were a hedge maze in Cheapside and classic cycle rides on Tower Bridge.
Organisers hope more than 150,000 people will join the event, which has been named Reimagine.
Away from the centre, 15 boroughs will be running their own Car Free Day celebrations and more than 340 “play streets” – safe spaces for local people to socialise and play – have been approved by 24 boroughs.
London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan said the day was about “demonstrating our commitment to cleaning up our toxic air and experiencing a greener way of living”.
Transport for London has warned that those who do take to the roads should expect “significant delays”.
Millwall trio Jason McCarthy, Shaun Hutchinson and Luke Steele are now match fit and pushing for their first Championship starts of the season.
Winger Jiri Skalak is still sidelined by a bruised ankle and heel.
QPR boss Mark Warburton must decide whether to change a winning team, with experienced defender Angel Rangel fit again after a minor knock.
Bright Osayi-Samuel is back in training, while Lee Wallace is nearing full fitness following a hip problem.
- Millwall are unbeaten in their last six home league matches against QPR (W2 D4) since a 2-1 defeat in the top-flight in February 1990.
- Eight of the last 12 league meetings between Millwall have ended as draws (two Millwall wins, two QPR wins).
- Millwall have won just two of their last 13 league London derbies (W2 D5 L6), with one of those a home win against QPR in December 2017.
- Millwall’s former QPR forward Matt Smith has been involved in three of the Lions’ last four league goals (2 goals, 1 assist).
- Queens Park Rangers have not won four consecutive league matches since January 2014.
- QPR’S Eberechi Eze has started 17 open-play sequences ending in a shot in the Championship this season, more than any other player.
Four water firms have been told to tackle high levels of complaints over service and billing problems.
Thames Water, Northumbrian Water, Essex & Suffolk Water and Hafren Dyfrdwy, which has seen complaints rise by 150%, must submit action plans and detail what is already being done.
Thames, England’s largest supplier, had a 24% increase in written complaints over the past year.
Water UK, representing the companies, said numbers were now falling.
The Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) targeted the firms, stating customers are being forced to waste far too much time in dealing with the issues.
At Thames, 10% more customers were forced to phone to resolve an issue, the watchdog said.
The firm said the rollout of a new billing system was blamed for the increase in calls and written complaints to Northumbrian Water as well as Essex & Suffolk Water, which are both part of the Northumbrian Water Group.
Customers experienced longer call waiting times or saw them abandoned, leading to a 64% rise in written complaints to Northumbrian Water.
‘Waste their time’
Hafren Dyfrdwy saw a 154% rise in written complaints during its transition from Dee Valley Water following a takeover by Severn Trent Water.
The firm blamed difficulties caused by a new bill layout and changes to charges.
CCWater chief executive Tony Smith said: “Far too many customers are having to waste their time and suffer the frustration of disputing unclear or inaccurate bills.
“In the autumn we’ll be bringing the whole industry together to try and improve the standards of billing.”
Anglian Water remains the best performer while South East Water, South Staffs Water, Hartlepool Water and Wessex Water also earned praise.
A Water UK spokesman said: “The latest data from CCWater, revealing there have been fewer calls made to water companies to resolve problems, shows that the industry’s determination to provide the very best service for customers is working.”
Southern Water has seen customer complaints reduced by 40% over two years.
The company said it had made “significant strides towards improving their standing in the industry”.
An Extinction Rebellion co-founder has appeared in court charged with attempting to cause disruption at Heathrow airport using a drone.
Roger Hallam, 53, who declared Heathrow expansion “a crime against humanity”, was arrested on Saturday.
He was applauded by a group of supporters as he entered the dock at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
Mr Hallam faces one charge of conspiring to cause a public nuisance between 1 August and 14 September.
The charge relates to a plan to fly drones near Heathrow airport “in order to cause widespread disruption”.
The action was part of ongoing protest activity by environmental campaign group Extinction Rebellion (XR).
A splinter group of XR, called Heathrow Pause, had threatened to interrupt flights by flying drones within the 5km exclusion zone around the airport.
Asked if he would like to say anything, Mr Hallam, of Putney Bridge Road, Wandsworth, told the court: “Heathrow expansion constitutes a crime against humanity, against the next generation.”
He was remanded in custody to appear at Isleworth Crown Court on 14 October.
Fulham will be without midfielder Harry Arter after he was sent off in the draw at Cardiff, so Stefan Johansen could come into the starting XI.
Striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is looking to score for the eighth successive game for club and country.
Unbeaten West Bromwich Albion will make a decision on Kieran Gibbs (groin) following his return to training.
Boss Slaven Bilic may bring in Kenneth Zohore up front for Charlie Austin, who is yet to score in the league.
But Bilic says it is still too early for Egypt defender Ahmed Hegazi, who has not played since his ankle operation after the African Cup of Nations.
- Fulham are unbeaten in their last seven league games against West Bromwich Albiob, although this is their first Premier League meeting since February 2014.
- Albion are winless in each of their last 15 league trips to Fulham since a 2-1 victory in October 1967, when Jeff Astle and Tony ‘Bomber’ Brown scored the goals.
- Fulham have put together 126 sequences of 10 or more passes in open play this season – 47 more than any other Championship team.
- The Baggies have won the most points from losing positions in the Championship this season (11). The Baggies have gone behind in five of their six games and lost none.
- The two teams to complete the most successful passes in the opposition half this season are Fulham (1,347) and West Brom (1,308).
- Grady Diangana’s three Championship goals this season for Albion have been worth five points. No Championship player has won more points for their team this season.
A social media blackout, a “crazy amount of belief” and a “table that does not lie” – welcome to the closest Super League relegation fight ever.
Four clubs, equal on points with one game to go, are all at risk of the drop.
One coach has simply labelled “the ramifications” of the do-or-die night on Friday the 13th as “destructive”.
BBC Sport looks at how Wakefield and London, two sides that face each other in a relegation showdown, as well as Huddersfield and Hull KR are dealing with the biggest week of their season.
How they line up on ‘fright night’
‘No need to ram message down players’ throats’
A social media blackout has been imposed on Wakefield’s players as head coach Chris Chester tries to get them to focus on the game and not its consequences.
“The players know enormity of what is at stake on Friday night,” he told BBC Radio Leeds.
“The social media blackout is to take pressure away from them and have them solely focused on getting a result.
“It (relegation) has not been discussed. They don’t need me ramming it down their throats.
“The one thing the guys will be on Friday is ready.”
A boost for Wakefield, who have struggled for long periods with an injury-hit squad, is that 33-year-old England centre Ryan Atkins is due to make his long-awaited return.
Atkins, who started his career with Trinity in 2006 before going on to spent a decade at Warrington, was to complete his more next season but Trinity brought his switch forward.
“He’s been a real positive influence on the group for the last three or four weeks since he’s been here,” Chester said. “He’s played in all the big games and knows what to say.”
What it will take to stay up? Wakefield’s home game against London Broncos has been billed as a relegation showdown, and victory certainly means Wakefield stay in Super League. If London beat Wakefield for the third time this season, then Trinity would go down if both Huddersfield or Hull KR win.
So, how do Wakefield find themselves facing the drop?
BBC rugby league reporter Matt Newsum
“Injuries have been the crux of Wakefield’s struggles against the drop, robbing Chester’s side of several major performers like prolific winger Tom Johnstone for pretty much the whole season, prop David Fifita for large chunks and as well as influential back-rower Tinirau Arona at a key time.
“Injuries have not helped their loss of form, with an alarming late-season slump remaining a concern for Chester – who at least acquired smart loan signings such as Morgan Escare for the run-in.”
‘An absolute write-off of a season’
England winger Jermaine McGillvary said the players take responsibility for the relegation trouble Huddersfield Giants finds themselves in.
The winger said they “need to stand up and be counted” when they host Catalans Dragons, a side they have failed to beat in their last three meetings.
“The table doesn’t lie, we deserve to be where we are,” McGillvary said.
“I’m not sulking because I think we deserve to be higher, we have been shocking all year. The season has been an absolute write-off regardless of what happens.
“Everyone is hurting, not just the players but staff, fans and everyone involved. It’s all our, the playing staff’s, fault.”
The “positive”, the long-serving Giants winger added, is that they remain in control of their destiny.
“There are three other teams in the situation as well and it is still in our own hands,” he said.
“If we get a win against Catalans we stay up. It is all down to us.”
What it will take to stay up? A win at home against Catalans Dragons, a side who have nothing to play for, assures survival. Defeats for London or Hull KR will also mean they are safe – even if they fail to triumph themselves.
They cannot afford to lose by 13 or more points than Rovers, as that would swing their points difference.
What’s been behind Huddersfield’s woes, leaving them third from bottom and in real danger of relegation after 28 games?
BBC rugby league reporter Matt Newsum
“Huddersfield lost key playmaker Danny Brough last winter – coincidentally to Wakefield – and their chopping and changing in the halves since has not helped their attacking rhythm.
“They have one of the best wingers in the competition in McGillvary, who has again stood up with 16 tries, but it is defensively where Giants have struggled – conceding second most points in the league. Injuries have also hampered the Giants, limiting the outings for powerful forwards such as Joe Wardle and Seb Ikahihifo.”
‘Relegation causes destruction’
Hull KR boss Tony Smith has refused to let his players get paralysed by fear as they try secure the club’s Super League status with a trip to play-off-bound Salford Red Devils.
A late Jay Pitts try for London in their 20-16 win against Rovers a week earlier set up the final-night drama for the four clubs, when a Broncos defeat would have relegated them and spared Smith’s men as well as Huddersfield and Wakefield.
“We understand the ramifications of this week, as we understood the ramifications of last week,” he told BBC Radio Humberside.
“It is not being taken lightly but we are not going to sit around an worry about things when we have to take them into our own hands.
“The best way to do things is in a positive manner, with a smile on your face and looking forward to the challenge rather than feel like the pressure is getting to us.”
Smith, who suffered relegation in his first season as coach in Britain with Huddersfield in 2001, said the drop would “cause destruction”.
“It can hurt, and hurt clubs for many years,” he said.
“We are determined to get things great here over the next few years and we will regardless of which competition, but we certainly want to be in Super League and have that as our starting position.”
What it will take to stay up? Stopping Salford’s seven-game winning run is a good place to start. If they upset the form guide in Greater Manchester they survive. But they could still lose and stay up, even if bottom club London Broncos win. That would involve Huddersfield losing at home to Catalans by 13 points more.
But why, with one of Super League’s leading coaches, are Hull KR dicing with relegation?
BBC rugby league reporter Matt Newsum
“Hull Kingston Rovers gambled on sacking veteran super coach Tim Sheens and bringing in Tony Smith, who has eked out some impressive results since arriving. Inconsistency, however, has plagued them.
“A bit like their city neighbours, you never know what to expect. Danny McGuire’s brains and guile work when the pack is firing, and the Robins are certainly capable if scoring points but as recent defeats from winning positions by relegation rivals Huddersfield and London show, they can struggle to finish teams off – and that lack of ruthlessness has cost them.”
Broncos ‘know’ they can survive
Half-back Brock Lamb flew in to London to aide in their salvation – the former Newcastle Knights and Sydney Roosters play-maker just wishes he could have made it to the UK capital sooner.
The 22-year-old says the Broncos, the club with Super League’s smallest budget which has tried to stay in the top flight by keeping the promotion-winning side together, have quickly become “family”.
Resilience has been the hallmark of their campaign, and the 20-16 win over Hull KR to set up the desperate relegation situation on Friday night is the finest example of how they have defied the odds this season.
“The belief in the side at the moment is crazy,” Lamb told BBC Radio London. “It is a good squad and we just want to win.
“It is the last time this team will ever play together. We have people leaving and some staying. We want to send them out with a bang and hopefully stay up to do it for the club and the fans.
“I wish I had come here earlier so I could have experienced it from the start. It has been awesome in the last six weeks because everybody just believes. We have had a few poor games but the next training day everyone is ready to rip in again. Everyone knows we can do it.”
What it will take to stay up? Beating relegation rivals Wakefield in West Yorkshire is realistically the only thing that will keep London Broncos from making an immediate return to the Championship.
They were tipped to be easy pickings in Super League this season, but will London really escape relegation?
BBC rugby league reporter Matt Newsum
“London Broncos were barely expected to win a game this season let alone be in with a shout of survival. While they have shipped plenty of points, they have remained pretty competitive.
“They are not the biggest, or strongest, but they have won games and hurt teams by out-enthusing opponents, smothering them with aggressive line speed and then hitting them with quick breaks from a pacy back-line.
“Their fans have stuck with them, there is some pride in how their ‘behind-the-eight-ball’ side has got accustomed to Super League given their unexpected promotion.
“Unlike their fellow strugglers, they will not be dreading the end-of-season review, whatever happens. They have also recruited smartly for an end-of-season boost, as ex-Newcastle Knights and Sydney Roosters half-back Brock Lamb has already formed a smart understanding with lock Luke Yates – his former Knights team-mate.”
Harriet Harman has confirmed she will run to become the next Commons Speaker.
The Labour MP and Mother of the House – the longest continuously-serving female MP – made the announcement after the current Speaker, John Bercow, said he would stand down by 31 October.
Ms Harman told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme it was the Speaker’s job “to ensure Parliament can have its say”.
Other MPs intending to stand include Tory Sir Edward Leigh and the SNP’s Pete Wishart.
Ms Harman – who is known for her campaigning on women’s rights – said the next Speaker must be “scrupulously neutral” on debates, and praised Mr Bercow.
She told Today: “This is a Parliament in very difficult times. We have got very divided times in the country and Parliament itself is divided.
“I think what Parliament has to do, and the Speaker has to do, is to ensure that Parliament can have its say… and that is what John Bercow has sought to do.”
Asked if she would be able to remain neutral in the chair, Ms Harman said: “Once you offer yourself for election as Speaker, you are making a promise you will set [your party] aside and be neutral, so whoever [is Speaker] will have to go through that transition.
“I would be a champion for Parliament.
“I think the relationship between Parliament and public is very difficult at the moment, and I think a really confident, positive voice speaking about the importance of Parliament with the public is necessary at this time.”
Who is Harriet Harman?
Harriet Harman became the MP for Peckham (later Camberwell and Peckham) during a by-election in 1982 and has remained in her seat ever since.
She went to the exclusive St Paul’s Girls’ School in London and read politics at York University, before training as a solicitor.
She was rapidly promoted during Labour’s years in opposition in the 1980s and 1990s, before becoming Tony Blair’s secretary of state for social security and minister for women.
Despite being sacked over welfare reform, she returned to government in 2001 as solicitor general, then secretary of state at the department for constitutional affairs, and, under Gordon Brown, became deputy leader.
She has a reputation as a steely feminist, once joking she was unlikely to become prime minister as there was not enough space at airports for the men who would try to leave the country.
She is married to fellow Labour MP Jack Dromey and has three children.
The news comes after Mr Bercow announced he would be standing down as Speaker at the next general election, or at the end of business on 31 October (Brexit deadline day) – whichever comes first.
In an emotional speech to the Commons, Mr Bercow said his 10-year “tenure” was nearing its end and it had been the “greatest honour and privilege” to serve.
He has faced fierce criticism from Brexiteers, who have questioned his impartiality on the issue of Europe and claim he has facilitated efforts by MPs opposed to a no-deal exit to take control of Commons business.
He has also been criticised for not doing more to tackle allegations of bullying and harassment in the House of Commons – facing accusations himself about mistreating several members of his own staff, which he denies.
Who else is running to be the next Speaker?
Harriet Harman is not the only one to put her name forward to become the next Speaker of the Commons when Mr Bercow steps down.
So who are the other candidates?
Sir Edward Leigh – Conservative MP for Gainsborough since 1983
Sir Edward became the first MP to explicitly make a pitch to be the next Speaker, releasing a statement and a series of tweets on 25 April 2019.
He said he intended to stand when the vacancy comes up, saying that he would be “a traditional speaker who does not speak much”.
He added: “Like a judge I would, by my conduct and dress, submerge my personality into the office. I would be rigidly impartial.”
Chris Bryant – Labour MP for Rhondda since 2001
As a parliamentary historian, Mr Bryant has often been touted as a future Speaker.
He wrote a three-volume biography of Parliament and often makes procedural points in Commons debates.
He announced his intention to run in The House magazine on 15 April 2019, but his pitch was slightly less conservative than Sir Edward’s.
He said he would not “belittle or diminish or lecture MPs”, but be “authoritative enough… to command respect”.
Eleanor Laing – Deputy Speaker and Conservative MP for Epping Forest since 1997
Ms Laing has been one of the three deputy speakers since 2013.
She revealed her intention on 28 February 2018, also in The House magazine, saying she would try for Speaker when Mr Bercow “finally decides to go”.
She said: “I am fortunate to have had five years’ experience in the Speaker’s chair. There is a lot to be done to take our democratic system onto the next stage.”
She has also talked about her desire to make Parliament more representative, particularly in its representation of mothers.
Pete Wishart – SNP MP for Tayside since 2001, then Perth and North Perthshire since 2005
Mr Wishart followed in Sir Edward’s footsteps to make his announcement on Twitter, but with a manifesto to bring “the Commons into the 21st century”.
His pledges include electronic voting, to allow MPs to wear what they like to the Commons and to stop using “honourable member” and “right honourable member” to address people.
He also wants Parliament to move around the UK, rather than just staying put in Westminster.
Lindsay Hoyle – Deputy Speaker and Labour MP for Chorley since 1997
After Mr Bercow announced he was stepping down on Monday, his deputy took to Twitter to announce his candidacy.
He said that MPs are “clearly in unprecedented times”, saying it would be “vital to have an experienced Speaker who can provide the stability and leadership the House of Commons requires in order to remain at the centre to our political system”.
Mr Hoyle said he had proved himself to be “independent and fair” and had “ensured all members of Parliament have been able to exercise their right to speak on behalf of constituents to hold the government to account – regardless of position or length of service”.