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Friday, June 24, 2016
The protest is marching on the Shard (Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA Images)

Pro-EU protesters are planning to march to the headquarters of Rupert Murdoch’s News UK. where pro-Brexit tabloid The Sun is based, this evening.

Friday, June 24, 2016
As June 24 is widely hailed as Independence Day, should London go it alone?  (Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

As most of the UK voted for Brexit, two significant areas voted overwhelming to remain in the Union: Scotland, and London.

Friday, June 24, 2016
Londoners are despairing at news Britain has voted to leave the EU (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)

London is in a state of ‘shock’ and ‘sadness’ after Britain voted in favour of leaving the EU and David Cameron resigned. The capital found itself largely irrelevant after Vote Leave celebrated much larger wins than expected. Across 33 boroughs, 59.9% (2.26 million) voted to remain in the EU - in some areas, the remain vote was more than 70 per cent. This is what Londoners had to say...

Friday, June 24, 2016
UKIP Leader Nigel Farage speaking in London where he claimed victory for the Leave campaign (Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)

Britain is set to leave the EU after the Leave campaign was declared winners of this historic referendum.

Thursday, June 23, 2016
A wry sign was stuck in the window of the Methodist Central Hall polling station in Westminster as Londoners headed to the polls this morning (Picture: PA Wire)

It is EU Referendum day and the rain is pouring, but Londoners are still flocking to polling stations to ensure their voices are heard. Follow us here throughout the day for updates on exit polls and some great pictures of #dogsatpollingstations in the capital.

Thursday, June 23, 2016
Double trouble (Photo: @ScrappyN)

As Britain goes to the polls to vote in the EU Referendum, so do Britain’s dogs.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
The plane was flown by south-coast aeroplane manufacturer Britten-Norman. It had been scheduled for 12pm but was delayed because of bad weather. (Picture: Britten-Norman)

There’s been an outpouring of outrage and disbelief after a plane bearing a ‘Vote Leave’ message flew over the memorial service of murdered MP Jo Cox in central London this afternoon.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
(PA Images/Will Oliver)

As the EU referendum draws near, thousands of young people are expected to flooded Trafalgar Square at 7pm tonight in a rally against Brexit.

Monday, June 20, 2016
Labour MP Jo Cox, who was shot in Birstall near Leeds (Yui Mok/PA Wire)

MPs are returning to Westminster to pay tribute to Jo Cox who was killed as she prepared to hold a constituency surgery.

Sunday, June 19, 2016
Islington MPs Emily Thornberry, far left, and Jeremy Corbyn, far right, outside Islington Town Hall tonight for a vigil in memory of Jo Cox MP. Picture: Carline Cheng

About 400 people, led by Islington MPs Jeremy Corbyn and Emily Thornberry, crowded outside the town hall this evening for a vigil in memory of Jo Cox.

Friday, June 10, 2016
The Ratclliffe family when Gabriella was one week old

A distraught West Hampstead husband has spoken of his fear after losing contact with his wife who has been jailed in Iran and moved to an unknown location

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
David Cameron appeals to easyJet employees at Luton Airport to remain in the European Union ahead of the EU referendum on June 23 (Photo by Jack Taylor - WPA Pool / Getty Images)

Remaining in the EU is the least risky option, say experts at the London School of Economics.

Monday, June 6, 2016
A model poses as a cyber hacker targeting Islington Council's website

A report has revealed Islington Council’s IT system is under near-constant fire from teenage hackers and crime syndicates.

Thursday, June 2, 2016
A motivational speaker who talked about how to save money was paid £2,000 (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

The Met police spent a whopping £600,000 on a programme which is supposed to make massive funding cuts, new figures show.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
The boom in house prices has been caused by an ageing population as well as migration, Chris Grayling said (Photo by Graeme Robertson/Getty Images)

The rising cost of renting in London and the UK is partly due to EU migration, according to pro-Brexit campaigner Chris Grayling.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
JD Wetherspoon visits will involve a bit of political chat this month (Picture: JD Wetherspoon)

JD Wetherspoon has cracked open a can of controversy after announcing all 920 ‘Spoons’ pubs will be serving brews on Brexit beer mats.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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.

Monday, May 23, 2016
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.

Monday, May 16, 2016
Big Ben will stop ticking for months (Picture: Getty)

One of London’s best loved landmarks, Big Ben, is about to fall silent after hundreds of years bringing in the hour at Westminster - and you will be able to watch it not chiming every single second of every day.

Monday, May 16, 2016
Donald Trump and Sadiq Khan don't seem to be friends (Picture: PA Images / London24)

Donald Trump made an ominous-sounding statement as he continued his war of words with London Mayor Sadiq Khan on ITV’s Good Morning Britain today.

Monday, May 16, 2016
Protestors marching on Holloway Prison to demand the prison site is replaced by council housing and community facilities (Picture: Ken Mears)

Jeremy Corbyn joined protesters for a march on Holloway Prison in protest at the government’s housing bill.

Monday, May 16, 2016
Commuters travelling on the District Line during a Tube stirke in 2014 (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Union leaders are calling for urgent talks with new London mayor Sadiq Khan to discuss issues they warn pose the biggest threat to transport services in the capital.

Friday, May 13, 2016
(Photo: Graeme Robertson/Getty Images)

The London Assembly has called for Barnet Council to be stripped of the responsibility of running the EU referendum, following problems at last week’s Mayoral elections that Assembly members deemed a ‘meltdown’ and ‘fiasco’.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Newly-elected London Mayor Sadiq Khan at City Airport

The newly-elected Mayor of London has re-opened the door for a possible expansion of City Airport.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Donald Trump has said Sadiq Khan would be allowed into the USA (Getty)

In what’s sure to come as a huge relief to the new mayor of London, Donald Trump has suggested Sadiq Khan would be exempt from his proposed ban on Muslims entering the USA.

Sunday, May 8, 2016
Matthew Offord is the current MP for Hendon in north London (Picture: PA Images)

Conservative MP for Hendon Matthew Offord has been reported to the Metropolitan Police for allegedly hurling abuse and gesturing explicitly at Labour campaigners from his Hendon constituency office window.

Friday, May 6, 2016
Let us introduce you properly to London's new Mayor (Picture: PA Images)

He’s the new Mayor of London, but who exactly is Sadiq Khan?

Friday, May 6, 2016
Sadiq has got the job, and now the question is: Will he deliver? (Picture: Polly Hancock)

Sadiq Khan has won City Hall and now has to start carrying out all the promises he made to Londoners in his manifesto. To make it super easy to hold our new London Mayor to account, we have summarised his pledges in just eight GIFS.

Sadiq Khan spoke to cheers after his election victory was confirmed at City Hall (Picture: London24)

It’s official: Labour’s Sadiq Khan is the new Mayor of London.

Thursday, May 5, 2016
The mayoral election winner will take over from Boris at City Hall (PA)

The polling stations for the 2016 London mayoral election close at 10pm tonight. Wondering what time the winner the mayoral election 2016 will be announced?

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Voters have been sent multiple polling cards in an administrative error (Picture: PA Images)

Hackney residents could potentially be voting more than once in today’s elections after being sent multiple polling cards, while others arrived to vote and realised they had been left off the register altogether.

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Lola the Beagle is voting Left in the London Mayoral elections (Picture: @GraceTrev / Twitter)

We might not all be political animals, but London-dwelling dogs are. Today social media was flooded with pictures of puppies and their owners voting together in the London Mayoral election 2016.

Thursday, May 5, 2016
(Photo: Graeme Robertson/Getty Images)

Voters in Barnet were turned away from polling stations if they didn’t have their polling cards, due to a mix-up with the electoral lists this morning

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Who will London elect?

Londoners will vote today to choose who will be Boris Johnson’s successor after his eight-year stint as Mayor of London.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
How tall is Zac Goldsmith? Is Siân Berry married? Google searches reveal what Londoners really care about (Picture: Getty / London24)

Is there any point voting for Caroline Pidgeon? Why was George Galloway ousted as an MP? Not the musings of the London24 news team, but the top questions typed into Google about the London Mayoral candidates. Take a look...


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