The death of unarmed black man George Floyd in US police custody has triggered outrage worldwide and reignited debate over Colonial-era monuments. In London and Antwerp authorities have removed monuments that have long been a target of activists. Elsewhere, protesters have taken matters into their own hands, sometimes pulling statues down themselves.
In order to discourage large gatherings during Britain's coronavirus lockdown the country's mosques have generally stopped broadcasting the traditional call to prayer. But with the holy season of Ramadan drawing to a close, one of Britain's largest Muslim places of worship, the Baitul Futuh Mosque in south London, has been granted permission to resume their evening call to prayer.
Prince Charles opens a new 4,000-bed temporary hospital in a conference centre in east London, the first of several being built in Britain to deal with the coronavirus outbreak. Speaking via video link, the prince hails the hospital as offering "an intensely practical message of hope".
Despite Brexit and coronavirus fears, London's indie rock four-piece The Big Moon have just embarked on the European leg of their tour. The Mercury Prize-nominated band - who recently released their second album "Walking Like We Do" and toured with veterans the Pixies - popped by the FRANCE 24 studios to chat to Marjorie Hache about their news, including the fact that they are this year's Record Store Day ambassadors. The show also features new releases by French electro duo Telepopmusik, Brighton rocker
Sitting at the head of the table, "death cafe" facilitator Mireille Hayden listens carefully as a young woman who recently lost her father shares her experience dealing with grief. At this unusual cafe in London, people from all ages and all walks of life meet to sip a cup of tea and eat cake, while telling stories of grief, loss and bereavement, and discussing the great beyond and the finality of death. No topic is off limits and the objective is clear: breaking the "taboo" of death and encouraging people to "make the most of their finite lives".
A British woman, Dagmar Turner, 53, went under the knife at King’s College Hospital in London to have a dangerous tumour removed from her brain. The complicated brain surgery saw her play her beloved violin through part of the operation, as requested by the doctors to preserve her kills.