Ella Wills

Senior Online Reporter at the Evening Standard

Location icon United Kingdom

I am a general reporter covering breaking news, politics, crime, health, education and transport in London, UK and foreign news.

I also assist the news editor and their assistant in keeping the website refreshed, edit articles by junior colleagues, pitch original ideas and write up to 10 stories per shift complete with words, pictures and video.

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Evening Standard
09/23/2018
Luciana Berger: Jews face 'more attacks than ever from the Left'

Jewish people this year experienced "more attacks from the left" than ever before, Luciana Berger has said. Speaking at the Jewish Labour Movement rally on Sunday, the Labour MP said: "We are under attack. There are Jews in this country who do not feel safe.

Evening Standard
09/23/2018
Labour MPs join thousands marching for people's vote on Brexit deal

Thousands today marched through Liverpool outside the Labour party's annual conference to urge Jeremy Corbyn to support a so-called People's Vote on the final Brexit deal. Labour politicians joined the crowd - who chanted "b******s to Brexit" and "it's not a done deal" - as they marched from St George's Hall to a rally at Pier Head on Sunday.

Evening Standard
06/24/2018
The Londoner who launched a cult takeaway business from his mum's flat

A south London entrepreneur is set to open his first restaurant in Manchester after running a takeaway business with thousands of customers on Instagram. Prince Cofie Owusu, known as Shakka, launched Trap Kitchen in 2016 from his mum's flat on a housing estate in Camberwell - and has since amassed more than 70,000 followers online.

Evening Standard
06/20/2018
Gay army veteran thwarts vicious homophobic attack on London bus

An army veteran who served in Afghanistan and Northern Ireland has told how he stepped in to stop a vicious homophobic attack on a London bus. Former Grenadier Guardsman Lee Wardle, 40, who served for 14 years, was caught up in a violent clash on the N87 in Lambeth as he made his way home from work at a gay bar in central London.

Evening Standard
03/30/2018
London bus driver keeps job after crash that left woman in coma for months

A London bus driver kept his job after he was found guilty of careless driving in a crash that left a woman with life-changing injuries. Donavan Daley, a Metroline bus driver, was handed a £770 fine and nine penalty points on his licence after being convicted of one count of careless driving following a trial at City of London Magistrates' Court on Monday.

Evening Standard
02/25/2018
Milkmen return to London as millennials bid to cut plastic waste

Milkmen and milkwomen are making a comeback in London as millennials have started using glass milk bottles in a bid to cut down plastic waste. Dairies in the capital told of a "phenomenal" upsurge in interest from younger customers at the start of the year amid growing public upset over plastic waste.

Evening Standard
02/24/2018
Police trial knife arches at McDonald's restaurants across London

Knife arches could be rolled out at McDonald's across London after successful police trials at restaurants in parts of the capital. The fast food giant has been working with police teams in Croydon and Woolwich to trial the initiative in recent months.

Evening Standard
11/19/2017
The outdoor gym made from melted knives offering a way out of gang culture

An international athlete who used to deal drugs in London has told how an outdoor gym made from seized and surrendered knives is offering young people a way out of gang culture. Steel Warriors, in east London, is a free open-air gym made from two tonnes of surrendered and confiscated knives claimed by Met Police that launched last month.