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Operation Viper will see more armed police on London's streets  (Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Armed police patrols will target gun crime hotspots across the capital after a rise in the number of shootings, as Scotland Yard says there are more guns on the streets.

Medics and firefighters at the scene of the blast in Stamford Hill yesterday (Picture: @999London)

The 30-year-old man who died following a catastrophic blast in a Stamford Hill flat has been named locally as Tony Greatrix.

Here's how the shiny new trains look on the outside (Photo: Thameslink)

Spacious new Thameslink trains have been revealed – and you can see inside them here.

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The woman was critically injured on Oxford Street near Bond Street Tube station yesterday (Picture: Google)

A woman is fighting for her life after an accident involving a bus near Bond Street Tube station.

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Thet Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens, France. There will be a 24-hour alcohol ban during the tournament. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Up to 500,000 British football fans - many from London - are expected to travel to France for Euro 2016, police have said as they warned that around a quarter of a million do not have tickets.

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The Blackwall Tunnel has reopened following a massive fuel spill yesterday

The Blackwall Tunnel has reopened after a huge fuel spill closed the road for 20 hours, causing chaos for motorists.

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Hundreds of steelworkers are expected to march through London today (Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire)

Hundreds of steelworkers will stage a march through central London today to highlight the crisis in their industry as a shortlist of bidders was being drawn up for the UK assets of Tata.

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The Ratclliffe family when Gabriella was one week old

The husband of a West Hampstead mum who has been held for 50 days in Iran without charge has hit out at the government for not doing enough to secure her release.

Yesterday, 16:34
Russian TV pundit Dmitry Kiselyov reads his version of Boris' award-winning goat sex poem (Picture: Rossya)

BoJo’s rude limerick about Turkish President Erdogan having sex with a goat has been subject to a re-imagining on live Russian TV - and it’s slightly strange.

Yesterday, 14:53
The Night Tube map showing which services will run all night

Just 24 hours after the Night Tube launch date was finally officially announced, London Underground maintenance and engineering workers have voted to go on strike in a continued dispute over pay and staffing levels.

(Photo: YouTube/Muriel Comedy

We love this skit from Muriel Comedy, which introduces us to the Tube lines as Metropolitan prepares to go part-time.

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A 17-year-old Dagenham man is helping police with their enquiries following an acid attack on Sunday. Picture: PA images

A 17-year-old Dagenham boy has been arrested in relation to an acid attack at a train station which left five teenagers in hospital.

Lots of people have been left scratching their heads after arguments made by pro and anti-Europe campaigners (Picture: London24 / Getty)

There has been no shortage of radio, television coverage and column inches devoted to the EU referendum on 23 June.

Yesterday, 11:52
Alvaro Ferreras-Gonzalez only arrived in the UK yesterday, and can't speak English (Photo: Metropolitan Police)

An autistic 10-year-old boy went missing in the early hours of this morning after arriving in the country with his parents from Madrid just yesterday.

Yesterday, 10:43
Minh Chi Lam has been jailed for sexually attacking two teenagers (Photo: Metropolitan Police)

A nail technician from Hackney who sexually assaulted two teenagers at nail salons on Amhurst Road and Mare Street has been jailed for four and a half years.

Yesterday, 08:11
Eleanor de Freitas was mentally ill, and her father  wants the first inquest into her death quashed so that there can be a new investigation into the Crown Prosecution Service decision to prosecute (Photo: PA Wire)

The father of a trainee accountant who killed herself days before she faced court on suspicion of making a false rape claim is fighting for a fresh inquest into her death.

Yesterday, 07:57

A lorry driver has been arrested after a 25-year-old woman was killed in a cycling accident in Croydon yesterday afternoon. death of a cyclist.

Mon, 13:42
Do you recognise this man? (Picture: BTP)

Two men singing Millwall FC songs punched a stranger in the face and threatened station staff at Canada Water in a “frightening outburst of violence”, British Transport Police (BTP) said today.

Mon, 12:45
The girl was struck by a train at Catford Bridge station (	Photo: Sunil060902)

A schoolgirl was hit by a train at Catford Bridge during this morning’s rush hour.

Mon, 12:07
The road by the station has been blocked off by the police (Photo: Chris @Southern_Trax)

Southeastern trains were unable to run on the Woolwich line this afternoon when an unidentified object sparked a security alert at Erith station.

Mon, 10:45
Mr Cameron and politicians from different political parties are campaigning to remain in the European Union ahead of the referendum on June 23. (Photo by Jack Taylor - Pool/Getty Images)

David Cameron made an early morning trip to a supermarket in Hayes yesterday along with Labour MP Harriet Harman.

Mon, 10:20
Moses Fadairo

A butcher has described how a gangland shooting in Hackney spilled over into his shop when a gunman opened fire at a drug dealer who had sought refuge behind his counter.

Mon, 10:01
There has been a signal failure at Leytonstone Tube station (Photo: Matthew Black)

London’s busiest Tube line is part-suspended this morning, as a signal failure at Leytonstone halts eastbound trains.

Mon, 09:00
The Night Tube map showing which services will run all night

Transport for London (TfL) and City Hall have today announced an official start date for the Night Tube after months of speculation.

Mon, 08:47
Pull up a pew in Hyde Park  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Forecasters are predicting Londoners will be basking in high temperatures this summer due to high pressure weather events. Yay!

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