Clapham commuters dig deep for soleful Christmas appeal

Passengers through Clapham Junction station dug deep to donate more than 400 shoeboxes worth of presents to a homeless centre last week. South Western Railway partnered with Clapham-based Ace of Clubs, a day centre for homeless and vulnerable people in South West London. Over 430 presents were donated through the campaign publicised through leaflets, station …

Man shot by police in Wimbledon raid charged after release from hospital

A man shot by police during a house raid in Wimbledon was charged by detectives this week. Brooklyn McFarlane, 23, was shot by firearms officers during a planned operation into cash in transit robberies shortly after 8am on December 3. He was taken by London Ambulance Service to hospital, where his condition was assessed as non-life threatening. …

London Mayor candidate apologises for offensive comments claiming they were ‘wilfully taken out of context’

The Conservative party candidate for London Mayor apologised this week for several offensive comments he made about minorities but insisted they were intentionally taken out of context. Shaun Bailey said that he was sorry for his comments made in 2005 that included claims that teaching children about Muslim and Hindu festivals such as Diwali risked …