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Junior doctors held a massive protest in London last month over the contracts and now plan to strike for three days in December (Picture: Naomi Ackerman/ London24)

Junior doctors are going to strik elater this month for the first time since 1975. Here’s our guide to how this will affect Londoners - find out why the strike is happening and learn about both sides of the debate.

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Boris Johnson has today unveiled plans for the two giant traffic-busting tunnels (Picture: PA Images)

Fed up with the traffic en route to work? Boris Johnson may have the answer. The London mayor has just unveiled plans for two huge tunnels which would run under London and make commuting easier.

Monday, January 25, 2016
A new artwork by Banksy, depicting the girl from Les Misérables affected by tear gas, opposite the French embassy in Knightsbridge, London (Yui Mok/PA Wire)

New artwork by Banksy criticising the use of teargas in The Jungle refugee camp in Calais has appeared on a wall opposite the French Embassy in London.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Young man tweeting on mobile phone

A survey analysed tweets from across the capital between December 15 and January 14

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Junior doctors will be on strike today

Next week’s junior doctors strike has been cancelled as progress is made in negotiations.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
February 2015... three Bethnal Green girls at Gatwick heading for Syria

A new website giving parents and teachers advice on protecting children from extremism is being launched at Bethnal Green Academy in east London - where three pupils are thought to have fled to Syria.

Monday, January 11, 2016
Seven months pregnant Tulip Siddiq was allegedly told she was

Heavily pregnant Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq was admonished for breaking Parliamentary procedure by leaving a debate to eat, it has been claimed.

Monday, January 11, 2016
David Cameron was focus of the hacker's attention. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn’s Twitter account was hijacked by a hacker who used it to brand the Prime Minister “a pie”.

Thursday, January 7, 2016
Jeremy Corbyn at the regional lobby lunch in Westminster

Jeremy Corbyn’s famously disdaining look across the despatch box has been dubbed his “geography teacher stare”.

Thursday, January 7, 2016
We've all felt this kind of rage on our morning commute (Photo courtesy of @gunnerpunner and Rob Crego)

We’ve never encountered a celebrity on the Tube, but we imagine we’d probably get internally very excited, whilst outwardly remaining a grumpy, dead-eyed commuter.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Defiant... squatters at the Royal Mint give a hand-fist wave from balcony [photo: Ken Mears]

Squatters who have taken over part of the former Royal Mint complex are “under siege” and claim they are being starved out, after slipping into the complex opposite the Tower of London on Monday night.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015
The family were on their way to see Mickey Mouse and his friends at Disneyland (Photo by Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland Resort via Getty Images)

A Walthamstow family on their way to Disneyland for a trip of a lifetime were pulled off their Gatwick flight at the last minute by USA security officials, who gave no reason as to why the Muslim group were being denied access to America.

Sunday, December 20, 2015
Uber say cheap and safe transport should be encouraged

A petition created by taxi app Uber in response to proposals to tighten private hire regulation in London has reached 200,000 signatures.

Thursday, December 17, 2015
An MP has slammed the Palace of Westminster over wasting food (Photo: Michael J. Bennett)

The shocking extent of food waste in the Houses of Parliament has been revealed after it emerged an incredible 45,000 meals a year are thrown away.

Thursday, December 17, 2015
Supporters walk past a fence displaying an image of the proposed new Spurs stadium before the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Tottenham have been granted planning permission by Haringey Council for the club’s revised proposal for a new stadium.

Monday, December 14, 2015
This fake poster was spotted on the eastbound Central Line platform at Holborn (Photo: Martyn Statter)

Commuters at Holborn may have been left puzzled this morning when instead of familiar “beware of thieves” announcements, they are met with these ‘Metropolitan Police’ posters instead - warning them to watch out for Tories.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
War medals thrown down by Veterans for Peace members (Photo: John Stillwell/PA Wire)

Armed Forces veterans have discarded their medals outside Downing Street to show their “utter disgust” at Parliament’s decision to bomb Syria in the fight against Islamic State.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Boris has words for Donald Trump (Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has been mocked by Mayor of London Boris Johnson after he claimed that parts of London were “so radicalised” that police were “afraid for their own lives”.

Friday, December 4, 2015
The tweet sent to Mr Coyle MP, with the sender's details redacted for legal reasons

Neil Coyle, the MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark has reported a Twitter user to the police over an alleged death threat sent to him for supporting the Syrian bombing campaign.

Thursday, December 3, 2015
Air strikes were carried out within hours of a vote by MPs in the Commons to back extending operations against IS (Picture: PA Images)

Both Cameron and Corbyn are groping in the dark and the ideological cracks in the Labour Party are gaping wide for all to see.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Demonstrators flew the flag of the wartorn Middle Eastern state (Photo: Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of London last night to protest against military action in Syria ahead of today’s Commons vote.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
(Image: Stop the War Coalition)

As MPs prepare for tomorrow’s vote on air strikes in Syria, the Stop the War Coalition has called for a rally in Parliament Square tonight against British military involvement in the wartorn region.

Monday, November 30, 2015
The National Health Singers in action outside St Paul's Cathedral on Saturday (Picture: Dr Georgina Wood)

Ahead of the junior doctor strike on December 1, a choir of talented medics stood in Tube stations and outside London landmarks ‘singing for survival’ with their new song to the NHS, ‘Yours’.

Friday, November 27, 2015
Thousands will march for ambitious action on the climate crisis by governments internationally (Picture: PeoplesMarch)

The People’s March for Climate, Justice and Jobs will pass through central London on Sunday November 29 with more than 7,000 people from all around the UK. Here is a guide to the march - why it’s happening, where to go and what will be going on.

Friday, November 27, 2015
The Chief Inspector of Hospitals has recommended the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust is placed into special measures (Picture: PA Images)

Health watchdog CQC has said the London Ambulance Service (LAS) NHS Trust should be placed into special measures as it is ‘performing poorly’ and has been rated ‘inadequate’.

Thursday, November 26, 2015
Plane Stupid protesters blocked the tunnel leading into Heathrow Airport (Picture: Plane Stupid)

Plane Stupid climate change activists have blocked the inbound tunnel to Heathrow in a protest against airport expansion.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Aerial view of proposed Rotherhithe Bridge [image: reForm Architects]

Plans to build a new bridge across the Thames between Canary Wharf and Rotherhithe on either side have reached completion in a new feasibility study.

The proposed ‘Rotherhithe Bridge’ would have the longest bascule span in the world, at 600ft (184m), for use by pedestrians and cyclists.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Junior doctors held a massive protest in London last month over the contracts and now plan to strike for three days in December (Picture: Naomi Ackerman/ London24)

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt today agreed to negotiate the junior doctor contract with the British Medical Association (BMA) in talks held by conciliatory service Acas, but the BMA say his consenting so late is ‘political game playing’.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Holloway Prison. Picture: Rebecca Naden/PA

Holloway Prison is to close, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said this afternoon.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
A Londoner hoping for a fun family day at Winter Wonderland was charged £3,731 for parking (Picture: Manish Wadhwani/ NCP)

A great £5 parking deal in Portland Square turned into a nightmare for one family when the dad was charged £3,731 instead, maxing out his credit card and leaving him to borrow money from his sister.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Squatters at West End Lane

Squatters occupying the council’s former offices in West Hampstead say they are willing to discuss handing back the keys - but would like use of the building to provide Christmas dinner for homeless and elderly people.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
A commuter gives Boris a rude gesture (John Stillwell/PA Wire)

Londoners hurled abuse at Boris Johnson as he opened the city’s first segregated cycle superhighway.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Junior doctors held a massive protest in London last month over the contracts and now plan to strike for three days in December (Picture: Naomi Ackerman/ London24)

London medics will join junior doctors nationwide in a ‘full walkout’ December 8 and 16 and offer only emergency care on December 1 after 98 per cent voted in favour of industrial action, the BMA said today.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
The strikes will take place over three days in December (Picture: PA Images)

A ballot is due to close that could lead to tens of thousands of junior doctors going on an “all-out” strike in London for the first time ever.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Armed officers outside Wembley Stadium (Chris Radburn/PA Wire)

Armed officers have been deployed at Wembley Stadium where the French football team is playing England in a friendly tonight.

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Saturday, September 26, 2015
Vintage Salt

Vintage Salt, in Liverpool Street, is wonderfully atmospheric, like stepping back into a dining room at a period seaside resort.

Friday, September 25, 2015
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On a dreary main road where high rise flats line the horizon Rootdown restaurant stands next to a busy roundabout.