Laurence Lee

"Laurence Lee is Al Jazeera's London correspondent, covering economic, social and political affairs across the UK and Ireland.

Laurence joined Al Jazeera in 2007 as Delhi correspondent and has also worked as Europe correspondent for the channel. A lifelong reporter, he began his career at the BBC before moving to Sky News. Laurence has reported from more than 40 countries around the world, covering the second Palestinian intifada and the Iraq war. He spent several years in Moscow covering Russia and the former Soviet bloc, reporting on the wave of popular uprisings across Georgia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan in 2004 and 2005. Laurence's work has won several RTS awards in the UK and he won the ""Golden Verb"" prize for international correspondents in Moscow."


UK parliament opens officially with Queen's speech

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has laid out Prime Minister Theresa May's programme for the next two years during the official opening of parliament. Brexit, along with bills on immigration, trade, customs and fisheries, were high on the agenda.


Desperate journeys: For refugees in Europe, life is a nightmare

Last few years have seen massive movement of refugees towards Europe, many of them fleeing conflict and poverty. Sicily's proximity to North Africa makes it one of the first ports many arrive in.

United Kingdom

London fire: Kensington residents say government ignored them

Grenfell tower residents say they've been ignored by both local and national government. The tower is in London's richest borough, Kensington.


Grenfell Tower fire: Theresa May orders full public inquiry

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has ordered a full public inquiry into the fire at Grenfell Tower in London. Seventeen people have been confirmed dead and 17 others are in critical care after the blaze destroyed a 24-storey block of flats.


London tower fire: 'People jumped out of their windows'

At least 12 people died and more than 70 were injured after a fire broke out inside Grenfell Tower just after midnight on Wednesday. The number of dead is expected to jump, according to the city’s mayor.


Brexit negotiations: Uncertainty over what UK wants

Politicians from both major parties in Britain are urging a re-think of how the UK approaches its negotiations to leave the EU.

United Kingdom

UK election: Support surges for Labour in England’s north

The Conservative Party had hoped to steal constituencies which have voted Labour for generations to ensure a majority for Theresa May. But in many places, the opposite happened. Al Jazeera’s Laurence Lee reports from Bury, in the north of England.


UK election: Labour continues to make gains as campaign ends

Brexit, the National Health Service, jobs, and security have dominated last day of political campaigning before Britain's general election on Thursday.


London attack: police continue investigations and make arrests

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May has called Saturday's atrocity in London an attack on the free world. She also confirmed the threat level will remain at severe.


London's security on the minds of many in the UK

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May has called for a strong response to an attack at London Bridge that left seven dead.

Human Rights

Italy refugee crisis: Gangs running child prostitution rings

Reports children are sexually exploited emphasise need to ensure refugees are welcomed and receive same care offered to EU citizens.


African refugee children ‘trafficked into prostitution’

Childcare workers in the Italian island of Sicily say many African children rescued in the Mediterranean are almost certain to have been trafficked into prostitution.