‘Could Uber be banned in London?’

The ride-hailing app Uber has lost its London operating licence because the capital’s regulator said the company isn’t “fit and proper” to operate in the city. That’s because Transport for London has concerns about public safety and “security implications”. Uber said it wouild appeal and hit back instantly, saying the decision showed the world that “far from being open, London is closed to innovative companies”.  Some three-and-a-half … Continue reading ‘Could Uber be banned in London?’

‘Acid attack was a hate crime’

A man who was left with life-changing injuries in an East London acid attack has been telling this programme about his ordeal. Jameel Mukhtar was in his car with his cousin Resham Khan when a toxic substance was sprayed through the window. There’s been a steep rise in acid attacks in recent years – In 2015 – the Metropolitan Police said there were 261 such … Continue reading ‘Acid attack was a hate crime’

‘London Attack: Policing, politics and the response to the latest rampage’

As authorities in London work to identify the victims of Saturday’s attacks near London bridge, more raids in several locations of east London and beyond. The immediate response to the assaults has shown the best of Britain, but we’re also three days ahead of a snap general election and the gloves are off when it comes to who can best police the streets and deal … Continue reading ‘London Attack: Policing, politics and the response to the latest rampage’

‘Tense standoff, arrests as anti-Islamic terrorism demo & anti-fascist protest face off in London’

Scuffles have broken out between police and protesters at an anti-Islamic terrorism rally and anti-fascist counter demonstrations in central London. London police were forced to separate the groups that gathered near Trafalgar Square, in a tense stand-off heightened by emotion following the March 22 terrorist attack. Continue reading ‘Tense standoff, arrests as anti-Islamic terrorism demo & anti-fascist protest face off in London’