Extra, Extra

By Rob Last edited 154 months ago
Extra, Extra
boy with balloons
  • A driver crashed into a group of schoolchildren yesterday as they mourned the death of the two pupils who had been killed by the Stansted Express at the weekend: "A female driver was chasing the male motorist after an alleged row at a set of traffic lights when he lost control and seriously injured six people at the gates of the school. The woman, in a black VW Polo, fled the scene, leaving the driver of the black Vauxhall Astra surrounded by the seriously injured, including four children."
  • The average cost of a home in London has broken through the £300,000 barrier for the first time....hurray!
  • The official line on what happened at Wembley yesterday is "This has not affected the structure of the roof or the stadium, neither of which has moved,. We believe this to be a minor incident.''
  • More than 150 Savile Row cutters, finishers and waistcoat makers took to the street yesterday to protest against rising rents and redevelopment plans.
  • London's museum attendance has gone up by five million since entry fees were scrapped, but numbers dropped by a quarter after July 7. So in summary: free is good, bombs are bad.

Photo of boy with balloons by Ponyintheair via the Londonist Flickr group.

Last Updated 21 March 2006