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Around 1,000 people took to the streets of London last night in solidarity with protests over the shooting of a young unarmed black man in the American city of Ferguson.

Friday, November 21, 2014
Protester Arron says he has cahined himself to the railings because his free speech was violated [Photograph by @OccupyLondon]

A protester has chained himself to the railing outside the Houses of Parliament by his neck.

Sheffield
Friday, November 21, 2014
Boris Johnson is refusing to pay his US tax bill (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

London Mayor Boris Johnson has said a giant ‘No Siree!’ to the American treasury who want him to pay his tax.

Boris Johnson
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Haydn Evans

An award-winning secondary school in London’s East End is going into special measures over concerns about its sixth-form Islamic society’s possible links to radical preachers.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Boris Johnson says he will not make the London Living Wage compulsory (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Boris Johnson said making all business pay the London Living Wage would ‘take the moral aspect out of it’ after a report revealed the move would cost all firms more than £600million.

Boris Johnson
Friday, November 14, 2014
The winners and the highly commended at the Small Business Friendly Borough Awards, at the Grange City Hotel

Innovative and ground-breaking projects which have supported hundreds of start-ups and small businesses in the capital have been recognised at an awards ceremony.

London
Friday, November 14, 2014
Maria Alyokhina (L) and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for CBGB)

Russian feminist art duo Pussy Riot will speak at an Amnesty International reception in London this evening.

Russia
Friday, November 7, 2014
Can you spot Boris?

With his jaunts around Britain promoting his new biography of Churchill and being wheeled out to impress Tory supporters ahead of the election most Londoners are already wondering where Boris is - but now there is a book to play the game for real.

Boris Johnson
Thursday, November 6, 2014
A masked protestor holds a flag outside the Houses of Parliament (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

A total of 10 people were arrested after a night of ‘civil disobedience’ in central London for Anonymous’ ‘Million Mask March’.

BBC
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Picture by @biggpix

Hundreds of Anonymous protesters and people who support the hacktivist organisation gathered in central London tonight for the Million Mask March event.

London
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Members of the Anonymous group scuffle with police outside the Houses of Parliament on November 5, 2012  (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

London will be ‘brought to gridlock’ on Bonfire Night, according to members of the ‘hacktivist’ organisation Anonymous who are planning a ‘Million Mask March’ through the centre of the city on one of the busiest nights of the year.

London
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Mayor Lutfur Rahman

A seven-month audit of council finances has concluded that Tower Hamlets Council has failed to provide “best value” to local residents.

Monday, November 3, 2014
Boris Johnson tries his hand at making flat white at Kaffeine, the first coffee shop in the capital to pay the London Living Wage (Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)

Boris Johnson announced the London Living Wage is to increase to £9.15 an hour as he revealed the number of accredited companies paying it to their workers has doubled in the past year.

Thursday, October 30, 2014
The GLA Conservatives claim drivers waste more than 2,000 hours every night waiting at traffic lights unnecessarily (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Switching traffic lights off at night in London could save £10million a year and relieve frustrated motorists left stuck waiting at reds when there are no other cars around.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Hillingdon's Inspiring Shop Fronts campaign offered 70 small businesses free design expertise

The top projects by London boroughs for promoting and supporting small business growth in the capital will be unveiled at a glitzy ceremony.

Sunday, October 26, 2014
Russell Brand has reportedly said he wants to run for Mayor of London on an 'anti-politics' platform (Photo by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)

Russell Brand is reportedly thinking about running for Mayor of London standing on an independent ‘anti-politics’ ticket.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Labour MP Andy Slaughter tweeted this picture of protesters gathering outside the exhibition

Dramatic scenes unfolded at the world’s largest property fair in Kensington Olympia today, as protesters chanting ‘block Boris’ and waving banners that read ‘Homes for people, not profit’ blockaded the building.

NHS
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Boris Johnson has been urged to ban smoking in open public spaces in London like Trafalgar Square (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Boris Johnson has been urged to ban smoking in thousands of acres of parkland and public open spaces in London like Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square.

Boris Johnson
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The Mayor smoked a cigar in an Islington park to celebrate the birht of his new baby Pic: Geoff Caddick/PA

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has boasted that he can drink at lunchtime then carry on with his working day, in an interview with the Radio Times.

Boris Johnson
Sunday, October 5, 2014
The march ended with a protest outside the Houses of Parliament against the decision by MPs to send fighter planes to Iraq (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

Thousands of anti-war protesters marched through London to oppose Britain’s ‘insane’ bombing missions against Islamic State positions in Iraq.

United Kingdom
Thursday, October 2, 2014
(Photo by Danny E. Martindale/Getty Images)

Thousands attended a peaceful demonstration outside the Chinese Embassy in Portland Place last night.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Check out Cassetteboy's alternative version of the speech given by Prime Minister David Cameron today (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

The Prime Minister gave his speech at the annual Conservative Party Conference today, but many will find this Cassetteboy version closer to what they really think about David Cameron’s policies.

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Friday, September 26, 2014
Rushanara Ali

Breaking: Rushanara Ali has resigned from her post as shadow education minister over parliament’s decision to carry out air strikes in Iraq.

Friday, September 26, 2014
The decision to ticket this year's New Year's Eve Fireworks display in London has been met with strong criticism (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

The decision by Boris Johnson to sell tickets for this year’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display in London has come under fresh criticism after touts were already offering them for hundreds of pounds.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
London taxi cabs will clog up Trafalgar Square today  (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

Cabbies in London are threatening to bring London to a standstill today with a protest against Boris Johnson’s taxi pollution measures.

Boris Johnson
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Tottenham MP David Lammy has confirmed his intention to fight to be Mayor of London.

Tottenham MP David Lammy has become the first person to throw his hat into the ring for the fight to be Labour’s candidate for Mayor of London in 2016.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Boris Johnson is angry his plans for a new airport in the Thames estuary have been rejected (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

Boris Johnson has reacted angrily to the decision by the Airports Commission to reject plans for ‘Boris Island’, accusing its author Sir Howard Davies of setting the debate on aviation expansion back by half a century.

Boris Johnson
Friday, August 15, 2014
Stinky: Complaints about the state of toilets at the Houses of Parliament have gone up by a third since 2013, the Mail reports  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

If you think politics stinks, you’re right. Politicians are complaining that the Houses of Parliament have smelly toilets and broken plumbing.

Friday, August 15, 2014
Will Boris Johnson be laughing when Gabriella sends up his political ambitions on stage?  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

BoJo superfans rejoice – a Mayor of London musical is in the works!

Thursday, August 14, 2014
150 people squeezed inside boxes to illustrate the conditions faced by the population of Gaza trapped by the blockade (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

More than 150 men, women and children squeezed into tiny wooden boxes opposite Parliament this morning to put pressure on the Government to help lift the blockade on Gaza.

Monday, August 11, 2014
Cllr John Warren will investigate the theatre. Picture credit: Jan Nevill

A Conservative councillor has launched an investigation into whether the Tricycle Theatre breached its charitable status by refusing to host a Jewish event amid the conflict in Gaza.

Monday, August 11, 2014
Protestors gather outside BBC Broadcasting House before the march (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

A huge march in London against the bombing of Gaza was marred by concerns members of the Jewish community felt intimidated and unable to join in. Thousands of demonstrators descended on the streets of London on Saturday, branding the Israeli offensive a ‘massacre’, but there were claims the protest had anti-semitic elements.

BBC
Friday, August 8, 2014
The Chancellor's tabby cat Freya jumps down from a wall at her home in Westminster (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

The Chancellor George Osborne’s pet cat Freya is recovering at the vets after being hit by a car on Whitehall.

Thursday, August 7, 2014
Police reconstruction of a moped robbery in 2007: Muggers riding a stolen scooter targeted Hampstead seven times in one day on Saturday. Picture: PA

Audacious thieves carried out seven terrifying moped muggings in Hampstead in one day, as community fears about a rising crime wave escalate.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Bosses at Barking Town Hall have admitted £1m will have to be written off

An IT bungle has cost an east London council more than £1million after thousands of tenants were able to rack up rent arrears and now can’t be found.

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From Nigel Farage to George Galloway, it’s been a year of people trying to make a change in politics.

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The judge reckons the PC did not have enough wit to invent the story.

There’s been a rise in the number of fresh shop-bought chickens contaminated with the bug since August.

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Yesterday, 15:42
Snaresbrook Crown Court Pic: John Stillwell/PA

A Lithuanian builder who repeatedly slammed his pregnant girlfriend’s head into a brick wall when she refused to have sex with him has been jailed for nine years.

Yesterday, 12:55
On Friday, use your reigstered contactless Mastercard instead of an Oyster card to enjoy free travel (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

You can use London public transport for free on Friday November 14 and Friday November 28 - if you use Mastercard.

Yesterday, 07:53
Protester chanted against injustice  [Photograph byDaniel Leal-Olivas/PA]

Around 1,000 people took to the streets of London last night in solidarity with protests over the shooting of a young unarmed black man in the American city of Ferguson.

London Bloggers

Yesterday, 10:58
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.

Yesterday, 10:54
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: