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Friday, August 29, 2014

Members of the public helped to thwart an attempted armed robbery in Whitechapel yesterday.

Friday, August 29, 2014
The Met is cracking down on homeless people and beggars (PA)

Homeless people and beggars in six London boroughs will be targeted by police today in a “robust” operation focussed on “disrupting and deterring rough sleeping.”

Friday, August 29, 2014
A stock photo of a lifeguard at the ladies' pond on Hampstead Heath.

Swimmers have defended a ban on young children at Hampstead Heath’s bathing ponds after a mother complained to a national newspaper about being kicked out with her baby.

Thursday, August 28, 2014
'Ronnie' Rahman outside the scene of the fire in Wood Green High Road. Picture: Tony Gay

A Wood Green taxi driver who helped rescue a baby, child and four adults from a raging fire has spoken of his disbelief that others stood by and filmed the family desperately screaming for help from their windows.

Sport

Friday, August 29, 2014

Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal can still challenge for the Barclays Premier League title even if they fail to sign cover for the injured Olivier Giroud.

Friday, August 29, 2014
Tottenham's Danny Rose has been called up to the senior England squad for the first time

Tottenham left-back Danny Rose discusses his first England call-up, his immediate improvement under Mauricio Pochettino, his competition with Ben Davies and Sunday’s Premier League clash against Liverpool.

Friday, August 29, 2014
Armand Traore of Queens Park Rangers (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

QPR manager Harry Redknapp has revealed Crystal Palace have made a move for R’s full back Armand Traore.

What's On in London

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Quizzes

I'm only going to say this once: Stand. On. The. Right.

James Bond is Britain’s most famous secret agent, and the capital is its most famous city, so it makes sense that 007 would live and work here when he isn’t gallivanting around the world.

Can you find the animals hiding in London station names? (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

You may not realise it but there are animals hiding in stations across London? Play our quiz and see if you can you find them:

Can you guess the Tube station just from the outside? (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

How well do you know your Tube stations? Can you guess these Underground stops from the pictures taken outside them?

But which London?! [Photo courtesy of Basher Eyre]

You might know London like the back of your hand, but how well do you know the other Londons - and London landmarks - across the world?

Competitions

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

We’re giving you the chance to bag a shiny new Lenovo Mixx 10 tablet.

Thursday, August 21, 2014
You could win £50 worth of vouchers to spend at Shepherd's Bush Market.

You could be shopping at the new look Shepherd’s Bush Market.

Monday, August 18, 2014
Thinking of renovating or rebuilding your home? You'll get some great tips at this show!

We’ve teamed up with The London Homebuilding & Renovating and Home Improvement Show proudly sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements to give you a chance to win one of 5 pairs of tickets.

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Advanced running and training technology for beginners up to elite athletes

If you’re thinking of adding running treadmill to your fitness routine, you’re on the right track! There are several advantages to running on a treadmill versus running outdoors.

Renault-Zoe

The Renault ZOE follows on from the introduction of the electric Fluence ZE and Twizy, but unlike the former, the ZOE was designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle.

When no simple way to find Real Ale was at hand, 4 Ale enthusiasts got together to allow anyone with a smart phone to find Real Ale no matter where they happened to be, this was the birth of the Perfect Pint app.

London Bloggers

Tue, 11:01
Don't waste any of your harvest

If you are now inundated with ripe tomatoes, juicy green beans, berries and herbs, don’t leave them to go stringy or mouldy because the freezer can go a long way to making your crops last well into winter.

Friday, August 22, 2014
It turns out painting is the perfect thing to do in bars

I’m somewhat of a casual, lazy and very much amateur painter and after a busy day at work, the prospect of getting all my brushes, acrylics, water and other faff out is far from appealing.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Will the relaxtion of the rules on phone use open the floodgates to selfie madness at The National Gallery (Picture via Getty)

Will the National Gallery become selfie central after it removes the ban on photography to avoid confusion over visitors using the new Wi-Fi?

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