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Mon, 19:22

As the election draws near, there’s been lots of talk about another coalition, which got us thinking: What would it look like if Boris Johnson and Ed Miliband had a baby?

Mon, 08:46
The five-and-a-half-week general election campaign kicks off today (Pic: Getty Images)

The general election campaign kicked off this morning with David Cameron warning voters they face a “stark choice” after five years of coalition government.

European Union
Friday, March 20, 2015
With the election coverage reaching fever picth here are some interesting things you may have missed (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

In amongst all the political rhetoric, endless polling and debate about having debates there’s plenty of interesing things you might have missed about the General Election. That’s why we’re here to fill you in:

BBC
Friday, March 20, 2015
Check out our guide to making sure you can cast your vote on May 7 (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Whether you’re a first-time voter or you’ve just not got round to it yet – our handy guide to voting will help you make sure you don’t miss out on the chance to make your voice count.

European Union
Thursday, March 19, 2015
The letter from Sarah Sackman - clearly signed off as MP for Finchley and Golders Green

When trying to win an election confidence in your ability is key - but signing off letters as MP despite the election still being 50 days away is probably a bit presumptuous.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
(Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)

The three chancellors George Osborne, Ed Balls and Danny Alexander took scrambled to get their hands on bank notes today during a Crystal Dome cash grab.

United Kingdom
Thursday, March 12, 2015
(Picture: Crowdwish)

A bunch of hilarious anti-Ukip posters mocking Nigel Farage’s fashion sense and the party’s bizarre policies have been spotted around London - but who put them there?

London
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Critics said using water cannon in London would be 'dangerous' (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

It looks increasingly unlikely anyone is going to give the go-ahead for water cannon to be used in London – so what will happen to the £218,000 investment?

Metropolitan Police
Friday, March 6, 2015
Freddie Poser & Zak Cutner have developed a phone app
to encourage young people to vote

Not sure who to vote for? Worried your prejudices against Ed’s weird face, or the fact that David Cameron looks like he’s made of pork, will blind you to their policies?

Twitter
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The usual suspects

In the run-up to the general election, we’ve decided to tell you what you really want to know about David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Nigel Farage, Natalie Bennett and Nick...Someone based on Google searches.

Google
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
[Homes for Britain]

The cost of buying or renting a home in London is something everyone has to deal with, but these posters at Westminster Tube station show just how overpriced property in the capital has become.

United Kingdom
Friday, February 27, 2015
The Mayor with Nathan Bostock, Chief Executive of Santander (Photo by Steve Bardens/ Getty Images for Santander)

The Mayor of London took a new red Boris Bike out for a spin this morning as he announced Santander was taking over from Barclays as sponsor of the city’s cycle scheme.

Barclays
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Sol Campbell has announced his intention to run for Mayor of London  (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

The former Arsenal, Spurs and England defender Sol Campbell has announced his intention to take over from Boris Johnson and become the next Mayor of London. But would he be any good?

Premier League
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Natalie Bennett spluttered and stalled her way through an interview with radio station LBC

Cringeworthy, incredibly awkward, car crash - all words you used to describe the Green Party leader Natalie Bennett’s radio interview with LBC this morning.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
[Photograph by @WolvoPingu]

Housing protesters have clashed with police officers as they held a ‘mock eviction’ at a fancy dinner for bailiffs where they say people were “receiving awards for making families homeless.”

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Boris Johnson meets Alexa Chung at a British Fashion Council event in New York (Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)

Boris Johnson is to meet Hilary Clinton in New York today where he may have some diplomatic ground to make up following comments he made about her several years ago.

ITV
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
This is what you could have won...

A shoe-shopping trip with Home Secretary Theresa May was just one of the many highly-prized lots that Conservative party donors bid on at a secretive and exclusive fundraising dinner.

London
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
[Generation Rent]

Nearly one in four Londoners rents their home from a private landlord - and now housing activist group Generation Rent is calling for more rights for private renters.

United Kingdom
Friday, January 30, 2015
This is the leaflet that the BNP handed out on Hornchurch High Street

The British National Party has been condemned after handing out anti-Islamic leaflets to shoppers - that depicted a lit bomb.

United Kingdom
Friday, January 30, 2015
Boris Johnson gave a typically statesmanlike response to questions about IS  (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)

In typically statesmanlike fashion when asked about the sorts of people lured to join organisations like Islamic State - Boris Johnson labelled them all as ‘w*****s’ obsessed with pornography.

London
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
This is how Blackfriars Junction would look after the cycleway was installed (Picture: Greater London Authority)

Despite criticism from taxi drivers, the City and even cyclists themselves Boris Johnson has decided to go ahead with his contentious new cycle superhighway, dubbed ‘Crossrail for bikes’.

NHS
Monday, January 26, 2015
Ed Sheeran said he was mistaken for Boris Johnson - we don't see the resemblance (Picture via Getty Images)

One is an incredibly successful 23-year-old musician, and the other is a bumbling 50-year-old politician - but apparently all it needs is some dishevelled hair for Ed Sheeran and Boris Johnson to be mistaken for one another.

London
Monday, January 26, 2015
The hoax caller was put through to the Prime Minister (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid- WPA Pool/Getty Images)

A hoax caller who rang GCHQ just hours before a prank call was put through to David Cameron has claimed he was high on drink and drugs at the time, described the situation as “hilarious” and said he was going to do it again.

United Kingdom
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Boris Johnson, who was born in New York,  walks around Times Square in 2009 (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Boris Johnson has reportedly performed a U-turn and agreed to demands by American authorities to pay a tax bill he previously called ‘absolutely outrageous’.

United Kingdom
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Be careful, we've all seen how BoJo tackles people before.... (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Never one to miss an opportunity to look like a buffoon Boris Johnson donned a Millwall shirt and got stuck into a match last night at the launch of a youth mentoring programme.

London
Friday, January 9, 2015
Russell Brand joined residents from the New Era estate in Hoxton in a major housing protest (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Thousands of Londoners are expected to march through the city to call on Boris Johnson to end the capital’s housing crisis and demand more affordable homes.

London
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Huge crowds gather in Trafalgar Square, London for a vigil for the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris (Pic by @Paul_Anski)

Thousands gathered in London’s Trafalgar Square tonight for a vigil to the victims of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist massacre.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
The TfL website will no longer carry ads for the phone app Uber (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Uber adverts have been removed from the TfL website after complaints from London taxi drivers.

London
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Boris was speaking on his first LBC 'Ask Boris' phone-in of 2015 (Picture: LBC)

Boris Johnson said everyone who comes to live and work in London should be able to speak English after calls for language tests to be given to NHS staff.

NHS
Monday, December 29, 2014
Protesters stand manacled and gagged in solidarity with jailed journalists [Photograph by Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire]

A crowd gathered outside the Egyptian embassy on Lowndes Street today to urge the state to free three journalists jailed over terror charges.

BBC
Monday, December 29, 2014
The original fireworks display on the Eye in 2003 was free and saw 100,000 visitors. Last year, half a million people were attended but many complained of poor views due to overcrowding [Photo by Bruno Vincent/Getty Images]

That’s essentially the message being sent out by City Hall as they announce road closures across the capital ahead of New Year’s Eve.

BBC
Friday, December 19, 2014
The £175m bridge has been approved by Boris Johnson (Picture: Arup)

Boris Johnson has given the go-ahead the controversial £175million Garden Bridge over the Thames claiming it will be ‘a stunning oasis of tranquillity in the heart of our city’.

South Bank
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Police believe the deaths of three young boys could be linked to a Westminster paedophile ring

The Met are investigating the alleged murder of three young boys which they believe are linked to a Westminster paedophile ring which operated in Pimlico during the late 1970s and early 80s.

London
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Dame Vivienne Westwood accompanied by a sinister-looking Santa Claus [Photograph by Nick Ansell/PA Wire]

In a bizarre scene, fashion designer Vivienne Westwood tried to deliver a Christmas present of potentially deadly asbestos to the prime minister at Number 10 Downing Street today.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
MP Eric Joyce denies that he is

MP Eric Joyce has been charged with two counts of common assault and one count of criminal damage.

With a few logical exceptions, after three months you should be on fixed-time work under Labour.

The ups and downs of the biggest company in the world over the last 39 years.

Three police officers were injured while trying to stop the driver from getting away.

London Bloggers

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
[Photograph by John Phillips/PA Wire]

Often referred to as a melting pot, London is a city renowned for its rich blend of cultures.

Monday, December 22, 2014
Around 25 per cent of the population self-identity as having no religion yet still enjoy the fun of Christmas (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

It’s Christmas time. We know this by the light-adorned streets, the mobility hazard posed by boxes of Quality Street, Roses and Celebrations in every supermarket’s entrance and, of course, the incessant radio-plays of Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You.