London elected its new mayor, Sadiq Khan, on Friday, making him the first Muslim person to hold the position in the city—or that of any major western capital, for that matter.
J.K. Rowling announced Friday that “not a prequel” to her quadrillion-selling Harry Potter septology is headed for London’s Palace Theatre in summer 2016. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will cover the “untold part” of Harry’s story, including the lives of his dead mom and dad. (Again, “not a prequel.”)
Friends say they’re “worried” about a 23-year-old British banker who started openly snorting cocaine on the Tube this month. Worrying behavior to be sure, but at least he was kind enough to offer his fellow commuters what he dropped on the floor, which is honestly more than I can say for most drug-addled New Yorkers.
The three London students believed to have run away from home last week to join ISIS crossed into Syria "four or five days ago," police say. Shamima Begum and Amira Abase, both 15, and Kadiza Sultana, 16, are allegedly following the lead of their friend who took off last December for the Islamic State.
Rushing to a job interview via the London tube last Monday morning, a man found his way temporarily blocked by another commuter, so he pushed past the fellow and told him to go fuck himself. Unfortunately, that other man was Matt Buckland, the recruiter who was supposed to interview him for a software development position. Awkwaaard.
The latest battlefront in Russell Brand's Revolution™ is the New Era housing estate, a choice piece of London property currently occupied by 93 families. The estate's new owner, U.S. firm Westbrook, intends to evict them so it can fetch "fair market rates"—an insane $3,000 a month—for the apartments. Brand has made himself the face of the tenants.
The heads of the New Zealand and Australian Defense Staffs salute after laying wreaths beside the Australian War Memorial during a dawn service to mark Anzac Day in London on Friday. Anzac Day honors the men of the Australia-New Zealand Army Corps who died in the World War I battle for Gallipoli, Turkey. Image via Matt Dunham/AP.