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Friday, December 19, 2014
South Bank

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’.

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.

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.

Monday, December 15, 2014
The surplus food from top supermarkets will be sold at a 70% discount to people on income support (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Community Shop, the UK’s first full-scale social supermarket opens today in West Norwood – selling low-cost surplus food to local people on income support while helping them back into work.

Monday, December 15, 2014
This picture was posted on Twitter by @asholles

A series of mock Met police posters appeared on advert boards around London over the weekend ‘admitting’ that the force is ‘still really racist’.

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Friday, December 12, 2014
(Picture: London24/Alain Tolhurst)

Dozens of porn stars, freedom of speech campaigners and sex workers took part in a mass ‘face-sitting’ protest outside parliament today.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014
Protesters 'played dead' and brought the busy mall to a standstill [Photograph by @natwalks]

Almost 80 people were arrested outside Westfield Shopping Centre in White City last night after clashes during a protest about Eric Garner.

London police
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
[Photograph by @blaynos14]

Parts of the Shepherds Bush shopping centre came to a standstill tonight as protesters held a mass ‘die-in’ in solidarity with Eric Garner, an unarmed black man who died after he was held in a chokehold by police in New York City.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014
The Mayor of London helped restrain the man as he flew back to London last night (Picture: Twitter/Eileen Burbidge)

A man has been charged with assault, threatening behaviour and being drunk on an airplane after Boris Johnson tried to calm him down on a flight to Heathrow this morning.

Monday, December 1, 2014
The pile of waste was decorated with a red AIDS ribbon [Photograph by Mike Kear for ACT UP London]

HIV campaigners have dumped a pile of manure in front of UKIP’s Croydon headquarters in protest at Nigel Farage’s comments about the condition.

United Kingdom
Monday, December 1, 2014
The Northern Line during a strike on April 29, 2014  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Disruption is expected on the Northern Line today as RMT members walk out over the sacking of a colleague who failed an alcohol breathalyser test on the job.

London Underground
Thursday, November 27, 2014
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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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’.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Daily Telegraph
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.

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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.

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.

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Thursday, November 27, 2014
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.

Thursday, November 27, 2014
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: