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Wed, 09:47
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.

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.

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.

Friday, May 6, 2016
Count staff check seals on unopened ballot boxes at Kensington Olympia (Photo by Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

We’ll keep you updated with all the happenings and results of they come in for the 2016 London Mayoral Election.

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...

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Can Google search trends predict a closer result than the polls? (Archant)

Who will win the London Mayoral election 2016? The polls are predicting Labour candidate Sadiq Khan but the polls aren’t always right - in fact they were very, very wrong in last year’s General Election.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
London's Air Ambulance landed in the middle of Parliament Square to help the man (Picture: Martin Paige)

London’s Air Ambulance landed in Parliament Square this lunchtime to help rush a man to hospital after he fell from Westminster Bridge.

Sunday, May 1, 2016
The vandalised windows of the Cereal Killer Cafe after the September F*** Parade (Photo: Cereal Killer Cafe)

Riot police have arrived at F*** Parade, the anti-gentrification protest that caused damage in Brick Lane in September, but as of 8.54pm there were no arrests.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner from the Movement for Reform Judaism has said she doesn't think MP Naz Shah is anti-Semtiic

Rabbi Laura Janner Klausner welcomed Naz Shah into her home last week for an interfaith feast for Passover - and this morning said that she would like to take the suspended Labour MP to Israel.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Should Ken hoist his rucksack on his shoulders and walk on out? (Picture: PA Images)

Ken Livingstone, former Mayor of London, has been suspended from the Labour party after he made comments about Hitler, Zionism and ‘the Israel lobby’ on the radio this morning.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
The Evening Standard publishs around 900,000 copies a day in the capital  (Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

The Evening Standard’s London mayoral coverage is “consistently and overwhelmingly” biased in favour of Zac Goldsmith, giving him both more and more positive coverage than his Labour rival Sadiq Khan, according to a study by Goldsmiths University academics.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Lee Harris is the CISTA candidate for the London Mayoral Election 2016. He advocates legalising cannabis and setting up marijuana cafes in the capital (Picture: London24)

“One love!” is the catchprase of the hippy, ‘head shop’ owning, 79-year-old CISTA candidate for London Mayor. London24 talks legalisation, munchies and more with counterculture legend Lee Harris.

Tuesday, April 26, 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.

Monday, April 25, 2016
Prince Zylinski relaxes with a green veg smoothie. Picture: Duncan Raban

Prince John Zylinski may be an outsider in the London Mayoral race but he thinks he’s got what it takes. If he gets elected, he promises to build a million houses and make cyclists get number plates - and ban Nigel Farage from London.

Monday, April 25, 2016
Dr Ben White told ITV’s Good Morning Britain that he would be leaving his post with Barts Health NHS Trust (Picture: ITV)

Watch one of London’s many junior doctors, Dr Ben White of Barts NHS Health Trust, resign live on air on Good Morning Britain (GMB) ahead of the planned junior doctor all-out strike tomorrow.

Friday, April 22, 2016
Boris has lashed out at Barack over the EU (Picture: PA Images / Getty / London24)

While confronting Barack Obama about the EU, Boris Johnson has referred to the American president as “part-Kenyan” in what many are describing as a “loaded” and “offensive” attack.

Friday, April 22, 2016
Car fire in  Royston Gardens, Ilford (Credit: Ivan Cooper)

This was the moment a car went up in a fireball in Royston Gardens, Ilford, yesterday evening.

Thursday, April 21, 2016
The latest YouGov poll released today puts Sadiq Khan 20 points ahead of Zac Goldsmith (Picture: PA Images)

The most up to date YouGov poll released today indicates the Labour candidate is streets ahead of his Conservative rival in the race for City Hall.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
(Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

A furious row has enveloped the London mayoral contest after David Cameron accused Labour candidate Sadiq Khan of sharing a platform with an Islamic “extremist”.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Barack doesn't like drones, apparently (Picture: Getty)

In bad news for drone fans, for security reasons the small unmanned aircraft have been banned from flying over most of the capital during Barack and Michelle Obama’s visit to London.

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