London police investigated more murders than their New York counterparts did over the last two months, statistics show, as the British capital's mayor vowed to fight a "violent scourge" on the streets.
Russia's foreign ministry summoned Britain's ambassador to the country, Laurie Bristow, for a meeting on Saturday, Russian news agencies reported, citing an unidentified ministry source.
Russia is set to expel British diplomats in retaliation for Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to kick out 23 Russians as relations with London crashed to a post-Cold War low over an attack involving a nerve agent on English soil.
For 93-year-old Daphne Padfield, a dementia sufferer in an English care home, the arrival of a virtual reality (VR) headset offered a window back to the day in 1953 when Britain crowned its new queen.
Both Dunedin and Mumbai, India, have expressed a desire to develop their waterfronts in an attempt revitalise those parts of their cities. We look at five cities around the world who revived their waterfronts visually and economically.
All flights to and from London's City Airport were cancelled after an unexploded World War Two bomb weighing half a tonne was found buried in silt in the River Thames.
Britons sipping on hot tea or strong coffee should pay an extra 25 pence ($NZ0.47) "latte levy" if they use a disposable cup, common in coffee shops and fast food eateries, British lawmakers said on Friday.
Drinking alcohol produces a harmful chemical in the body which can lead to permanent genetic damage in the DNA of stem cells, increasing the risk of cancer developing, according to research.
Members of a gang who forced Vietnamese girls and women into slavery in nail bars in Britain have been jailed for a total of nine years in what police believe is the first case of its kind.
Hundreds of cars were reduced to burned-out shells in a dramatic multi-storey blaze in a car park on the waterfront of the northwestern English city of Liverpool on New Year's Eve, emergency services said.
A sculptor who produced the image of Queen Elizabeth used on Britain's coins has been chosen to create a new statue of Princess Diana to commemorate 20 years since her death.
Three boys and two men were killed when a stolen car hit a tree in the city of Leeds, northern England, on Saturday night, police said.
Britain's navy has fired nine sailors serving on a nuclear-armed submarine after they tested positive for using cocaine, the country's defence ministry said.
An auction of 31 artworks donated by some of Britain's most successful contemporary artists has raised close to 2 million pounds ($NZ3.7m) for survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire that killed about 80 people in June.
Eleven people were injured when a car collided with pedestrians near London's Natural History Museum, in one of the capital's busiest tourist areas, but police doused concerns it was a terrorist attack, saying it was a road traffic incident.
British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would stay on as leader to provide stability after a former chairman of her Conservative Party said he had garnered the support of 30 lawmakers who wanted her to quit.
Britain said WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption communication services allows paedophiles and organised crime groups to operate beyond the reach of the law.
British police said a bomb was used during an explosion at a London metro station which injured 18 people in what officers described as a "terrorist incident."
A woman has been arrested in London on suspicion of attempted burglary at a primary school attended by Prince George.
Britain wants to have closer defence cooperation with the European Union after Brexit than other countries outside the union, according to a document that sets out a vision of "a deep security partnership" aimed at nudging talks forward.