Manchester’s Chorlton along with Herne Hill, Muswell Hill and Dagenham in London are some of the worst afflicted areas while Mossley Hill and Waterloo in Liverpool also feature prominently
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Wednesday 03 October 2012
Colin O'Brien spent three weeks photographing the children of travellers in Hackney 25 years ago.
Monday 01 October 2012
Controversial plan includes compulsory music lessons and 'nomadic ' teachers
Sunday 30 September 2012
As international design fair PAD descends on London, three of the UK’s brightest new talents invite Holly Williams into the studios where they find their inspiration
Friday 28 September 2012
The brother of former EastEnders actress Gemma McCluskie, found dead in a canal, now accepts responsibility for killing her, the Old Bailey heard today.
Warning over 'Afro combs' as teenage girl is jailed for 10 years for killing 16-year-old in dispute over boys
Tuesday 28 August 2012
A judge today warned of the dangers of wearing Afro combs as fashion accessories as he handed a life sentence to a 16-year-old girl who used one to fatally stab another girl in a dispute over boys.
Wednesday 22 August 2012
A woman who was arrested by police investigating claims of a black woman making racist comments about white people on a bus has been released on bail, with the condition that she does does not travel on any London bus.
Wednesday 08 August 2012
The rapper Professor Green has launched an attack against his record company EMI, accusing executives of damaging his career by "not doing their jobs properly".
Wednesday 08 August 2012
Britain's athletes have a day to regret in the Olympic Stadium
Saturday 04 August 2012
'We do not sit down here to come up with ideas. Ideas come in the car'
Friday 03 August 2012
Julien Temple's kaleidoscopic portrait of London since 1900 is sprawling and uneven, yet vibrant and humorous, rather like the city itself.
Thursday 02 August 2012
A cyclist died last night after being knocked down by what police described as an "Olympic bus" on the border of the Games site.
Friday 27 July 2012
Long before they even began, the London 2012 Games became - in the minds of many - deeply immersed in and reliant on corporate sponsorship. And there were many in Hackney's Haggerston Park, in east London, where thousands of locals not able to get their hands on tickets came to watch last night's Ceremony, who felt that the non-ticketed, non-sponsored party was more akin to the ideals of the original Olympics than the shindig going on just up the road in Stratford.
Monday 23 July 2012
Prices have risen by over £200 a week since London was awarded the Olympic Games
Saturday 21 July 2012
Friday 20 July 2012
The house where a man spent almost half a century tunnelling a labyrinthine network of caverns has been sold for over £1m.
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Jose Manuel Barroso warns David Cameron against making 'historic mistake' over immigration reforms
Worst Airports of 2014: Poll names Islamabad airport in Pakistan worst in the world
- 5 Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after treatment by British doctors on brink of 'cure'