Hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets of central London in a march against Brexit and Conservative Party leadership hopeful Boris Johnson.
The pro-European March for Change is holding a “No to Boris, Yes to Europe” event, and includes a blimp depicting him.
Campaigners are asking for Mr Johnson to “stop the Brexit chaos”.
Either he or Jeremy Hunt will be named as Theresa May’s replacement as prime minister next week.
Former foreign secretary Mr Johnson is seen as the frontrunner in the contest.
He said that the UK would leave the European Union by 31 October “come what may” under his tenure, while Mr Hunt said he expected this to happen by Christmas.
Mr Johnson has claimed Brexit “done right” could “cement and intensify” the union between the UK nations.
The balloon depicting Mr Johnson has “£350m” emblazed on its front, symbolising the leave campaign’s pledge of money towards the NHS during the 2016 referendum.
The March for Change organisers said: “We won’t put up with a hard Brexit PM being imposed on the country and hurtling us towards the cliff edge.”
London Broncos have signed Castleford Tigers half-back Cory Aston on a two-year deal.
The 25-year-old, who has scored three tries in nine appearances this season, will join the Broncos for the 2020 campaign.
“I had interest from London last year and it was appealing to me, but it wasn’t the right time in my personal life,” he told the club website.
Meanwhile, the Tigers have released prop Mitch Clark, 26.
The club say they have allowed Clark, who is joining Wigan at the end of the season, to leave early in order to “pursue another short-term playing opportunity.”
The three London Bridge attackers, who killed eight people in 2017, were lawfully killed by police, an inquest has found.
Khuram Butt, 27, Rachid Redouane, 30, and Youssef Zaghba, 22, ploughed into pedestrians on the bridge before stabbing people around Borough Market.
They were shot dead by firearms officers less than 10 minutes after the attack began.
Jurors concluded the attackers “ignored clear warning shouts” from the police.
Chief coroner Mark Lucraft QC had directed them that the only “safe” conclusion was that the three men were lawfully killed.
He told the court no-one during the inquest had criticised the officers involved and it was agreed using anything other than “lethal force” would not have been not appropriate.
He suggested jurors may all agree that the armed police officers “acted with courage”.
During the inquest, jurors visited the spot in Stoney Street where Butt, Redouane and Zaghba died and heard accounts of their final moments.
Chelsea’s players are “delighted” to have Frank Lampard as boss and he is the right appointment with the club operating under a transfer ban, says forward Olivier Giroud.
Lampard has signed a three-year deal to take over at the club where he spent 13 years playing in midfield.
“I like his energy and desire to always improve and win,” Giroud, speaking to Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, said.
“We’ve been training very hard with high intensity.”
Chelsea play away at Manchester United on 11 August in Lampard’s first Premier League match as manager.
The Blues won the Europa League in May but were banned by Fifa from signing new players for two transfer windows – a decision they are appealing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
“I think he [Lampard] is the right person. He is basically a Chelsea legend,” added Giroud.
“We all believe in his quality to improve the team and with the transfer ban it’s a good opportunity for the young players to show what they can do.
“Now we’re excited to play the first league game.”
A man who stabbed a passenger to death in a row on a train has been found guilty of murder.
Lee Pomeroy was travelling with his 14-year-old son when he was stabbed 18 times by Darren Pencille on the Guildford to London service.
Jurors at the Old Bailey rejected Pencille’s claim he acted in self defence.
Mr Pomeroy died with his son next to him at Horsley station on 4 January, the day before his 52nd birthday.
Pencille, who was diagnosed having paranoid schizophrenia, killed the father-of-one when a “chance encounter” escalated into a frenzied and fatal attack, the court heard.
He first stabbed Mr Pomeroy in the neck, then inflicted 17 more injuries in the 20 seconds that followed.
Pencille’s girlfriend Chelsea Mitchell, of Farnham, Surrey, was found guilty by a majority of 11-1 of assisting him.
Charles Falk, representing Mitchell, said in mitigation she had showed a “misguided sense of loyalty driven by her dependence.”
The court heard a victim impact statement from Mr Pomeroy’s widow, Svetlana, who described his murder as a “senseless loss of life” which had been made worse because it happened in front of their son.
She said: “I miss my husband every day and to compound the situation [his son] was with his father when he died.
“I have lost my friend, my soul mate and my guide. Lee loved life and it’s been cruelly cut short.
“On Friday January 4 my life and that of my son changed forever. My husband of 18 years died in a sudden, violent and distressing way.”
She said her husband was a vibrant, highly intelligent perfectionist, a loving father and her “guiding light”.
With regards to their son, who cannot be named for legal reasons, Mrs Pomeroy wrote: “He’s frightened to be alone at night. He is terrified of loss and of losing me. He’s returned to school but seems to have lost perspective.”
Mr Pomeroy and his son got into the same carriage as Pencille at London Road, Guildford, and made their way down the aisle before the row started.
Jurors heard they may have been blocking Pencille’s way, prompting him to make the remark: “Ignorance is bliss.”
The row escalated into swearing as Mr Pomeroy demanded an apology but then Pencille produced a knife and stabbed him in the neck, cutting through the jugular vein.
The court heard Pencille had 14 previous convictions for 19 difference offences over a 19-year period, including possession of offensive weapons, violence and dishonesty.
Mitchell had seven previous convictions for 10 different offences, including assault, threatening behaviour, drunk and disorderly behaviour and battery.
|Specsavers County Championship Division One, Kia Oval (day four):|
|Surrey 271-9& 218: Elgar 65; Stevens 5-60, Milnes 4-61|
|Kent 369& 118-5: Robinson 51*; Morkel 2-22|
|Kent (23 pts) beat Surrey (5 pts) by five wickets|
Kent survived an early scare as they chased down 121 to beat Surrey by five wickets at The Oval.
South African paceman Morne Morkel took two wickets in a sublime first over as Kent slipped to 0-2.
But despite further wobbles at 40-3 and 50-4, wicketkeeper Ollie Robinson’s unbeaten 51 got Kent over the line.
Darren Stevens had earlier completed a five-wicket haul as the visitors took the last four wickets for just 39 runs as Surrey were all out for 218.
Kent were favourites to wrap up victory over the 2018 champions, who led by 81 overnight, providing they could pick up the remaining wickets quickly.
With Rikki Clarke and Sam Curran still at the crease, Surrey had hopes of setting a target somewhere around the 200-mark but that possibility soon faded.
England all-rounder Curran fell for 29 with just eight runs added to the total, edging a Matt Milnes delivery behind.
Stevens then removed Rikki Clarke in similar style, and in so doing the 43-year-old Kent swing bowler (5-60) sealed the 22nd five-wicket haul of his first-class career.
Gareth Batty, who was fit to bat after being ill earlier in the match, provided Milnes with his 46th wicket of the season and Harry Podmore bowled Jordan Clark to end the innings.
Kent’s reply saw first-over carnage as Morkel had Zak Crawley caught behind by Ben Foakes and then clean bowled Joe Denly with a delightful pacy, swinging delivery.
Sean Dickson (18) and Daniel Bell-Drummond (26) put on 40 before three further wickets fell but the visitors remained composed enough for a third Championship win of the season as Robinson hit a six off Dean Elgar to reach a 41-ball half-century.
Deutsche Bank has made the first of the 18,000 job cuts announced on Sunday as part of a radical reorganisation.
Teams of share traders in Tokyo and other offices in Asia were told on Monday that their jobs were going.
In London, some staff stayed away from work after being told their passes would stop working at 11:00.
A spokesperson said the aim of the changes, which will shrink its investment banking business, was to make the bank “leaner and stronger”.
Deutsche Bank is yet to specify exactly where the rest of the jobs will be lost.
But it will pull out of activities related to trading shares, much of which takes place in London and New York.
With almost 8,000 staff, Deutsche Bank is one of the biggest employers in the City of London.
“We will retain a significant presence here and remain a close partner to our UK clients and to international institutions that want to access the London market,” it said in a statement on Monday.
Outside the bank’s London HQ staff have been seen speaking on their phones – with some visibly upset – just hours after arriving at work.
Some workers have been sent home while others are still waiting to find out whether their jobs are at risk.
‘It’s not an easy market right now’
BBC business correspondent Andy Verity reports from Deutsche Bank’s London HQ
In a bar near the huge, banana-shaped building that is Deutsche Bank’s London headquarters, some of the bank’s employees are having a drink.
Some work for the shares trading businesses that Deutsche Bank is now shutting down.
They told me that around 800 people in London work for those operations.
“It’s not an easy market right now. People aren’t falling over themselves to hire more traders,” one glum-looking former employee told me.
Aside from those who buy and sell shares or the derivatives based on them, staff at Deutsche still don’t know if they’ll be casualties of the cull
“They haven’t told us,” one told me. “It’s all done on a need-to-know basis.”
“Don’t you need to know?”
“We’d like to know. But if we’re not being told, hopefully that means we’re ok.”
‘Painful but unavoidable’
In a conference call, Deutsche Bank chief executive Christian Sewing declined to give regional breakdowns of the job cuts, but confirmed that the process of informing those affected had already begun.
He described the job losses as “painful but unavoidable to ensure Deutsche Bank’s long-term success”.
Shares in Deutsche Bank were down more than 5% by mid-afternoon as investors reacted to the shake-up.
What is the bank doing?
Deutsche Bank said it would cut its global workforce to 74,000 by 2022, part of a reorganisation that will cost the company €7.4bn ($8.3bn; £6.6bn) over the next three years.
It will also report a second-quarter loss of €2.8bn, partly due to the costs of the shake-up.
A Deutsche Bank spokesperson said: “We have decided to focus our resources on businesses where clients need us most.
“We are setting up a dedicated corporate bank specialising in the financing and treasury products the world’s companies need to support trade and investment around the globe.
“Deutsche Bank will remain an international bank. That’s what our clients need.”
What do the staff who are losing their jobs actually do?
Basically, they buy and sell shares on behalf of clients and companies.
Transactions may include buybacks, when a company wants to repurchase its own stock as a way of returning money to shareholders, or rights issues, when a company needs to raise cash on the capital markets.
This sector of banking, the equities business, is one area in which Deutsche Bank has decided it is just not competitive enough.
Mr Sewing told journalists on Monday that the aim was to create “a bank that competes to win”.
He added: “If we can’t compete with the best, we won’t be in the game.”
What went wrong?
The reorganisation of the business follows the failure of merger talks with rival Commerzbank in April.
The German government had supported the tie-up, hoping it would create a national champion in the banking industry.
However, both banks concluded that the deal was too risky, fearing the costs of combining might have outweighed the benefits.
Deutsche Bank has been struggling for years with the decline of its investment bank and has made several attempts to revamp its business.
The latest plan, the most ambitious so far, has already prompted the resignation of one top executive.
On Friday, the bank announced that its head of investment banking, Garth Ritchie, was leaving.
How many jobs are being lost in the UK?
Certainly hundreds, possibly thousands. The businesses Deutsche Bank is exiting or cutting back are predominantly based in New York and London so it seems very likely the axe will fall harder in the UK and US than in Germany.
The bank is cutting 20% of its global workforce and the bank has nearly 8,000 people in the UK. That arithmetic gets you into the thousands quite easily.
Does it mean we are in the foothills of another financial crisis?
No. This is a problem specific to Deutsche Bank, which expanded rapidly in the 1990s and 2000s.
When the financial crisis hit it was slow to respond by cutting its business back to a more sustainable size.
It is paying the price for that now
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Police investigating the fatal stabbing of a heavily pregnant woman in her bedroom in London have returned to the scene of the killing one week on.
Kelly Mary Fauvrelle, 26, who was eight months pregnant, died at her house in Raymead Avenue, Croydon, on 30 June.
Her son was delivered by paramedics and named Riley by her family, but died on Wednesday.
Det Ch Insp Mick Norman said “several crucial witnesses” would have been in the area at the time of the attack.
Officers were in and around Raymead Avenue and London Road between 03:00 BST and 04:00 BST on Saturday – exactly one week after Ms Fauvrelle was attacked.
They were looking for any potential witnesses who may frequent the area late on Friday and early on Saturday.
Ms Fauvrelle’s family – including her mother, two brothers, sister and sister’s baby son – were all at the home at the time of the attack and were woken by her screams.
However, none of them saw her attacker.
Police said Riley’s father “has been with Kelly’s family since her death”.
There was no sign of a forced entry into the house and Scotland Yard plan to continue forensic work at the house “for at least a week”.
Det Ch Insp Norman said one of the “primary aims” of the investigation was to identify a man filmed on CCTV walking to the house at about 03:15, then running away about 10 minutes later.
“I know there is not a clear image of the man’s face, but I am certain that somebody will recognise this man from his build, his walk, his run and so on,” Det Ch Insp Norman said.
He added: “Although clearly quieter than usual at that time of night, Kelly’s address is close to the busy London Road and there will have been a good number of people in the area at the time of the attack.
“I am certain there will have been several crucial witnesses among them, and I need these witnesses to contact me.”
A 37-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder has been released with no further action, while a 29-year-old man held over the same offence was bailed until a date in August.
Chelsea have appointed former midfielder Frank Lampard as their manager on a three-year deal.
Lampard, 41, has left Championship side Derby County to take over at a club where he spent 13 years as a player.
He succeeds Maurizio Sarri, who left Stamford Bridge in June to take charge of Italian champions Juventus.
Lampard led Derby to the Championship play-off final, where they lost to Aston Villa, in his first season as a manager.
The former England international made 648 Chelsea appearances, winning 11 major trophies with them.
He takes over with Chelsea under a transfer embargo after the club were given a two-window transfer ban by world governing body Fifa – a decision they are appealing against at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
“I am immensely proud to be returning to Chelsea as head coach,” said Lampard.
“Everyone knows my love for this club and the history we have shared. However, my sole focus is on the job in hand and preparing for the season ahead.
“I am here to work hard, bring further success to the club and I cannot wait to get started.”
The appointment comes nine days after Derby gave Lampard permission to talk to Chelsea and 18 days after Sarri left Stamford Bridge.
Lampard is the 10th full-time manager appointed by Roman Abramovich since he bought the club in 2003.
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said Lampard’s Championship play-off final appearance with Derby demonstrated that he was “one of the most talented young coaches in the game”.
“It gives us great pleasure to welcome Frank back to Chelsea as head coach,” she said. “Frank possesses fantastic knowledge and understanding of the club.”
Derby assistant manager Jody Morris and first-team coach Chris Jones have also joined Lampard at Stamford Bridge, while former team-mate Petr Cech was appointed as technical advisor last month.
|Lampard’s record at Derby|
|Competition||Games||Won||Drawn||Lost||Goals for||Goals against||Win %|
|Championship (inc. play-offs)||49||21||14||14||74||59||42.9%|
‘Super Frank’s’ Stamford Bridge connection
Lampard joined Chelsea from boyhood club West Ham for a fee of £11m in 2001.
He won a Champions League and a Europa League at the club, while also helping them to win three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and two League Cups.
Chelsea’s title win in 2004-05 was their first in half a century and Lampard scored 13 league goals that season, including both in a 2-0 victory at Bolton that sealed the top-flight crown.
He scored 10 or more Premier League goals in 10 successive seasons for Chelsea and is the club’s all-time record goalscorer with 211.
Lampard left Stamford Bridge in June 2014 and had a stint at Manchester City, where he scored six goals in 32 appearances.
He then joined New York City in Major League Soccer in the US, making his debut in August 2015, before ending his 21-year professional playing career in 2017.
Lampard won 106 England caps after making his international debut in 1999 and went on to score 29 goals for the Three Lions.
He appeared in three World Cups and one European Championships.
The former midfielder said he did not want to be a “clone” of any of the club’s previous managers despite “rising expectations” on and off the pitch.
“Expectations at Chelsea will always remain, because of what the club has done in the last 15 years and I like that, I enjoyed that as a player,” he said.
“I enjoyed my first year on this side of the fence and I am determined to keep on going.”
A new focus on youth?
Christian Pulisic, a £58m signing from Borussia Dortmund, has replaced talisman Eden Hazard but Lampard will be forced to work with limited resources in his first season after the club was put under a transfer embargo.
Chelsea have a plethora of players on loan at Premier League and Championship clubs, including Kurt Zouma at Everton and promotion-winning Tammy Abraham at Aston Villa, and many are expected to be recalled.
Lampard also worked closely with two Chelsea players at Derby, both Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori featuring heavily in his spell at Pride Park.
“There’s a nice balance of the older and younger players,” said Lampard.
“I’m excited about the current crop of youngsters, especially seeing the work that has gone into the academy over the years.
“I’ve seen the players – I worked with Mason Mount last year and you can see their attitude, how they hold themselves and their manners.
“I want to dangle the carrot and ask them can you perform? Can you get in the team?”
The new manager will have to succeed where his predecessor failed in giving sufficient game time to Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, two of Chelsea’s most promising youngsters.
Midfielder Loftus-Cheek has recently agreed a new five-year deal at his boyhood club, but Lampard will have to convince Hudson-Odoi to remain in west London despite ongoing interest from German giants Bayern Munich.
Pat Nevin, former Chelsea player and BBC Sport pundit
Is it disrespectful to question whether Frank is making the right decision by taking this job so early in his managerial career? If things go wrong at the start it can destroy your chances going forward. Just look at the stick Gary Neville took after his stint at Valencia went belly up. Sir Alex Ferguson was sacked from his first job at St Mirren – although he did bounce back quite well!
Football is littered with the names of club legends who went back to manage at their spiritual homes. When it doesn’t work out the dirty deed has to be done and for a while at least the legend is tarnished. I never want it to happen to Frank because I like and respect so much of what he has done and also the man he has turned out to be.
Had he taken this job four or five years down the line, his chances of success would have been much better, but he knows there is no certainty the chance would come around again.
A suspected stowaway who is believed to have fallen from the landing gear of a flight into Heathrow Airport has been found dead in a London garden.
The body – believed to be that of a man – was found in Offerton Road, Clapham just before 15:40 BST on Sunday.
Police said it was thought the individual fell from a Kenya Airways flight from Nairobi.
A neighbour said the body fell a metre away from a resident who had been sunbathing in the garden.
The man, who did not want to be named, said he heard a “whomp” so he looked out of an upstairs window and saw the body and “blood all over the walls of the garden”.
“So I went outside, and it was just then the neighbour came out and he was very shaken,” he said.
The neighbour, who asked not to be named, said a plane spotter, who had been following the flight on an plane tracking app from Clapham Common, had seen the body fall.
The plane spotter had arrived almost at the same time as the police and told them the body had fallen from a Kenyan Airways flight.
“If it had been two seconds later, he would have landed on the common where there were hundreds of people – my kids were in the garden 15 minutes before [he fell]”, the neighbour added.
“I spoke to Heathrow. They said this happens once every five years.”
Describing the victim, he said: “One of the reasons his body was so intact was because his body was an ice block.”
The Met Police said a post-mortem examination would be carried out in due course and the death was not being treated as suspicious.
Kenya Airways said the aircraft was inspected and no damage was reported.
A bag, water and some food were found in the landing gear compartment on the aircraft when it landed.
At the scene
Phil Shepka BBC London
Offerton Road in Clapham, on a bright summer’s day, is a tranquil and leafy corner of south-west London.
You could be forgiven for thinking nothing of any significance had happened here recently.
Other than journalists arriving, there is little activity, with many people presumably out at work.
But every 30 seconds or so the quiet is punctured by the din of jet engines travelling overhead, indicating the road’s position directly underneath a major highway for aircraft, heading for Heathrow from across the globe.
A spokesman for the airline said: “The 6,840km (4,250-mile) flight takes eight hours and 50 minutes. It is unfortunate that a person has lost his life by stowing aboard one of our aircraft and we express our condolences.
“Kenya Airways is working closely with the relevant authorities in Nairobi and London as they fully investigate this case.”
It is not the first death of this kind on the Heathrow flight path.
In June 2015, one man was found dead on the roof of notonthehighstreet.com’s headquarters on Kew Road, Richmond, while another was found in a critical condition after they both clung on to a British Airways flight from Johannesburg.
In August 2012, a man’s body was found in the undercarriage bay of a plane at Heathrow after a flight from Cape Town.