London transport chief Byford quits after securing long-term funding deal – MKFM 106.3FM

Andy Byford, the Transport for London (TfL) chief who helped steer the capital’s bus and Tube networks through the most financially precarious periods in their history, has resigned weeks after securing a new long-term funding deal. Sky News can reveal that Mr Byford’s departure as TfL commissioner will be announced on Thursday morning. His exit … Read more

Did French President Emmanuel Macron’s ‘incognito’ stroll around London include a visit to Greggs? – MKFM 106.3FM

Mourners out to pay tribute to the late Queen were stunned to see French President Emmanuel Macron strolling along the River Thames in London. In a lighter moment during the Queen’s official mourning period, the VIP and his wife Brigitte, who had earlier been to see Her Majesty’s lying in state, decided to go walkabout … Read more

Biden to pay respects to Queen in Westminster Hall after touching down in UK – MKFM 106.3FM

President Biden and his wife Jill are expected to pay their respects to the Queen on Sunday after flying into the UK for Her Majesty’s funeral. The couple, who joined the Queen for tea at Windsor Castle in June 2021will visit Westminster Hall, where the Queen’s coffin is lying in state. They will then sign … Read more

How Liz Truss deals with serious economic challenges will define her tenancy in Number 10 – MKFM 106.3FM

There is a tradition, whenever a new prime minister is anointed, for news organisations like ours to publish a piece laying out the main economic challenges facing the latest occupant of Downing Street. In this case, it’s rather hard to know where to start. There’s the inflation rate, higher in the UK than in any … Read more

Climber scales The Shard barefoot and surprises couple staying on 40th floor of skyscraper – MKFM 106.3FM

A couple staying on the 40th floor of The Shard woke up to a surprise at 6am this morning – a man climbing past their window after scaling the skyscraper barefoot. Paul Curphey, 52, and partner Treasaidh, visited the iconic structure in southeast London for a birthday trip when they noticed someone “waving at the … Read more

Dame Cressida Dick ‘felt intimidated’ into resigning as Met Police commissioner and London mayor Sadiq Khan ‘did not follow due process’, report finds – MKFM 106.3FM

Dame Cressida Dick “felt intimidated” into resigning as Metropolitan Police Commissioner after an ultimatum from London mayor Sadiq Khan, an independent report has found. The review, by Sir Thomas Winsor, into Lady Cressida’s departure from the force in February also found due process was not followed. Dame Cressida said she would step aside after evidence … Read more

Boy, believed to be 12, stabbed in Newham, east London and two men arrested – MKFM 106.3FM

A boy believed to be 12 has been stabbed in Newham, east London The Metropolitan Police have said officers were called at 8.17pm to Brook’s Road in Plaistow after reports of a stabbing. The boy was found with a stab wound at the scene. A Met spokesperson said: “He was treated at the scene, and … Read more

Police watchdog won’t investigate Met Police after sprinter Ricardo Dos Santos pulled over in London for second time – MKFM 106.3FM

The police watchdog will not investigate a complaint against the Metropolitan Police after stopping Portuguese sprinter Ricardo Dos Santos for the second time. The 27-year-old athlete was pulled over by police in west London earlier this month when officers thought he was using his phone while driving. Scotland Yard made a voluntary referral to the … Read more

Rishi Sunak vows to make UK ‘science superpower’ as Liz Truss reveals plan to ‘unlock West Midlands’ – MKFM 106.3FM

Rishi Sunak vowed to make Britain a “science superpower” while Liz Truss pledged to put the West Midlands “at the heart of our economic revival” in their latest policy announcements. The Tory leadership contenders are continuing to set out their visions for the country as the leadership race enters its final fortnight, with the pair … Read more

UK inflation to top 18% as gas prices soar, banking giant Citi forecasts – MKFM 106.3FM

UK inflation is set to top 18% in January – the highest point in more than 40 years and nine times the Bank of England’s target – due to rocketing wholesale gas prices, a global investment bank has forecast. Citi has predicted the retail energy price cap would surge to £4,567 in January and then … Read more