News

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hundreds of passengers were evacuated from Archway Underground station after smoke was seen billowing out of the tunnel this morning.

Thursday, December 18, 2014
A thousand simultaneous kisses meant that Borough Market could be lit by the power of love [Photograph from Borough Market]

To celebrate Borough Market’s 1,000th Christmas, a thousand couples were invited to pucker up under a thousand bunches of mistletoe - and generated enough electricity to switch on the Christmas lights!

Thursday, December 18, 2014
Mohamed Ali may be deported back to Holland after his release [Photograph from Metropolitan Police]

A man who cruelly pretended to befriend a Christmas reveller so he could rob him of over £8,000 has been jailed.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Metropolitan Police said McKoy hit his partner in the head with a hammer at least 17 times [Photograph from Metropolitan Police]

A Hackney man has been found guilty of battering his ex-partner to death with a hammer and slashing his baby daughter’s throat – whilst her elder daughter overheard the horrific events on the phone.

Sport

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Tottenham put in one of the best performances of Mauricio Pochettino’s reign as progress to the Capital One Cup semi-finals was secured in style.

Thursday, December 18, 2014
Mark Noble became the Hammers record Premier League apps player  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has confirmed that key man Mark Noble should be fit to face Chelsea and Arsenal over the Christmas period.

Harry Kane celebrates with Andros Townsend after putting Spurs 3-0 ahead with his 13th goal of the season. Pic: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Tottenham strode into the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup with a resounding 4-0 home win over Newcastle, avenging October’s league defeat in the process.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

To celebrate Borough Market’s 1,000th Christmas, a thousand couples were invited to pucker up under a thousand bunches of mistletoe - and generated enough electricity to switch on the Christmas lights!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Members of the Serpentine Swimming club take part in an annual Christmas Day race in Hyde Park's Serpentine (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

If you don’t have any plans and want to spurn the usual December 25 traditions then here are some ideas to still have an amazing time on the most festive of days:

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The Big Wheel  [Photograph by Mikael Buck with Sony QX30]

This is a Christmas gallery with a difference - all of these pictures of Victoria Park’s Winterville were taken with a smartphone...

Quizzes

Rockin' Santa!

If the answer is yes then test your knowledge of Christmas songs with our quiz.

Can you name this former Tottenham player? Try our quiz and see if you can get 15 out of 15!

This fun new Tottenham quiz will test even the most devoted Spurs fans’ knowledge...

West Ham Wikipedia quiz

This new West Ham quiz will test even the most devoted Hammers fans’ knowledge…

Try our fiendishly difficult new Arsenal quiz! Picture: PA

This new quiz will test even the most devoted Arsenal fans’ knowledge...

Competitions

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Do you ever find smartphones a little tricky to handle? Well then we have the perfect gadget for you!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Listen to your tunes in the tub!

During the festive season, there’s nothing quite like listening to some of your favourite Christmas tunes. Whether you’re decorating the tree, putting up Christmas cards or having a good soak in the tub.

Monday, December 8, 2014
Ready, steady... SKATE!

Ice Rink Canary Wharf has returned to Canada Square Park and is open until 28th of February 2015.

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London Bloggers

Thursday, November 27, 2014
The main room at the Museum of Comedy (Pic: Steve Ullathorne)

This week I visited the Museum of Comedy located at the corner of Museum Street and Bloomsbury Way in the crypt under St George’s Church.

Thursday, November 27, 2014
Bird Lovegod

I genuinely and honestly have only a slight problem when it comes to buying domain names.

Friday, November 14, 2014
Bird says back up your data

What happened after a friend of mine lost basically everything he’d created in the last 5 years:

Old London