Police bosses have confirmed they are planning to move from Scotland Yard headquarters in an attempt to save around £6.5 million a year.
A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of a promising teenage footballer.
A promising teenage footballer described as a "role model" for his community has been stabbed to death in Brixton.
The sell off of around a third of the Metropolitan Police's property stock includes New Scotland Yard. That should mean a saving of around £60 million a year in running costs which City Hall says will pay for an extra 1200 extra officers.
The world-famous revolving sign will be retained at the new building, as well as the Eternal Flame and Roll of Honour, which are currently located at New Scotland Yard in Victoria.
The design for the new Met headquarters has been revealed. The refurbished Curtis Green building on the Victoria Embankment, will become the new Metropolitan Police headquarters from 2015.
London architect firm Allford Hall Monaghan Morris were chosen to redesign the building after the decision to sell off New Scotland Yard to save money. The new home will be known simply as Scotland Yard, but the world famous revolving sign will be relocated to the new site.
Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime Stephen Greenhalgh said: "Scotland Yard is returning to its historical home in Whitehall. The new, smaller Met HQ will help deliver a 21st century police force and AHMM's design, which includes a public space, will help Londoners to reconnect with the Met."
Scotland Yard has been taken to court over how it handles complaints regarding its use of controversial counter-terrorism powers.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said it filed papers at the High Court yesterday after the Metropolitan Police refused to reveal the results of investigations into its use of Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act.
Legal action calling for a judicial review was taken in "direct response" to complaints by community groups that innocent Muslims have been targeted, the IPCC said.
Schedule 7 gives officers the power to stop, question and detain people at ports of entry and departure, such as airports, even if wrongdoing is not suspected.
Ken Wharfe, the Princess's former Metropolitan Police bodyguard, told The Daily Telegraph: "If these parents were so concerned that this information was relevant or had some general import, then they should have delivered it to the inquest.
"Why has it taken so long to air this new information? It seems so shallow to me. I just think it's a bit of a publicity stunt.
"For what reason I'm not certain, but in the absence of any real evidence, I'm sure this will go away."
The Sunday People reports that new information relating to Princess Diana's death emerged during the court martial of the former SAS sniper Danny Nightingale.
It is claimed that one of the pieces of evidence put before the court was a seven-page letter written by the parents in-law of another SAS operative, known only as 'Soldier N'.
The letter, which was allegedly sent to the commanding officer of the elite unit, is said to claim that Soldier N boasted that the SAS "was behind Princess Diana's death".
Danny Nightingale was found guilty of illegally possessing a gun and ammunition by a court martial board in July 2013.
The former press secretary to the Queen, Dickie Arbiter, has described today's claims of new information on Princess Diana's death as "another red herring".
It's August & time for yet another red herring into the death of Princess Diana - 16 years on and wasting more police time
A former Head of Royal Protection, Dai Davies, has said he is "mystified" by today's announcement of new information relating to the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed.
He told ITV News that the deaths were "an accident by any definition, and three separate inquiries ... have come to the same independent conclusion."
"I am absolutely convinced this was an accident so I'm mystified, after 13 years, how any new information can possibly allege anything other than [that] this was a tragic accident."
A spokesman for Mohamed al Fayed, whose son died alongside Princess Diana in 1997, said he had no comment to make.
But it added that he will be "interested in seeing the outcome", and that he trusts the Metropolitan Police will investigate the information "with vigour".
New information relating to the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed was reportedly passed on to Scotland Yard by the Royal Military Police (RMP), although this has not been confirmed. Here are some facts about the RMP:
- Part of the Army rather than a police force
- Responsible for policing the military community, both in garrison and on operations worldwide
- Undertake "serious and protacted investigations" and provide specialist support - such as forensics - to other investigations
- Also provide bodyguards for senior military personnel on operations
- Approximately 2,500 personnel