Attack the Block director Joe Cornish teases the ghost-infested London of Netflix show Lockwood & Co.

and director Joe Cornish is happy to admit that his projects tend to have a couple of things in common. “Young people fighting fantasy creatures with swords seems to have become slightly my niche,” says the Brit with a laugh. “Maybe not consciously, but that seems to have happened by some sort of peculiar osmosis.” … Read more

Wizards, helipads and panic rooms: the extraordinary demands of super-rich London home buyers

Guy Bradshaw, managing director at Sotheby’s UK, picked up his phone. It was about a super prime home he was due to put on the market, valued at more than £40 million. But it wasn’t his client — a “young, spiritual billionaire” — on the end of the line. It was her consultant astrologer. Mercury … Read more

UPDATE 1-Britain’s Asda and Morrisons settle London lawsuit against Mastercard

(Adds Morrisons comment in paragraph 4) LONDON, Jan 19 (Reuters) – British supermarket chains Asda and Morrisons have settled a multi-million pound lawsuit against Mastercard over fees charged to retailers. The two companies reached an agreement with the global payments processor and withdrew their cases on Tuesday, according to an order published by the Competition … Read more

Afghan mother-of-two says living in London hotel ‘like a prison’ amid affordable housing shortage

A single mother of two who fled when Kabul fell to the Taliban says living in a Watford hotel for six months was “like a prison”. Former television news anchor Zahra Shaheer is one of thousands of Afghan who have lived in hotels for months on end while waiting for permanent accommodation. “When you say … Read more

London weather: Temperatures plummet but capital escapes snow after Met Office warning

Londoners were warned to brace for a week-long cold snap starting on Monday as the capital was hit with heavy rain overnight. Icy winds and sub-zero temperatures are forecast for city while other parts of the experience floods and , the Met Office has said. The Met Office had issued a snow warning for London … Read more

Train passengers warned of disruption into and out of London after ‘huge’ landslip near Basingstoke

Passengers are being warned not to travel on certain services into and out of London after a main line collapsed in a “huge” which left one track hanging in mid-air. The 44-metre landslip happened on the embankment to the north east of Hook station in , on the line from to Basingstoke, over the weeked. … Read more

Tottenham fan tried to kick Arsenal GK Aaron Ramsdale after north London derby loss for Spurs

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. A fan tried to kick Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale at the end of over Tottenham in the North London derby Sunday. Ramsdale walked to the stands after the final whistle following a scuffle with Spurs forward Richarlison, only to be confronted by a Tottenham fan … Read more

London business leader slam Hunt’s “bitterly disappointing” new energy package

Embattled businesses will have to pay an extra £1 billion in this year after drastically cut back the support package. London business leaders said they were “bitterly disappointed” by the Chancellor’s decision not to provide any targetted support for the sector which has been struggling with the impact of Covid, staff shortages, soaring costs and … Read more

This year’s blockbuster IPO is between a rock and a hard place: listing in New York or London won’t change Arm’s fortune

ARM is preparing for an IPO in 2023 that couldn’t come at a more tricky time. The SoftBank-owned chip designer will enter the market during a brutal downturn. The chip sector has particularly suffered as it continues to reckon with supply chain issues. The listing of Arm on the stock exchange in 2023 is set … Read more