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Eric Pickles accused five London councils of behaving like Putin  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

‘You’re acting like Putin!’ - Pickles accuses London councils of propaganda

Eric Pickles has attacked five London councils for behaving like Russian president Vladimir Putin over their alleged attempts to drive local newspapers “out of business”.

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The spot in Trinity Gardens where trees were planted by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets last week

Vandals steal trees from east London WWI memorial garden

Trees planted at a World War I memorial garden in east London to mark the deaths of 18 children killed in a bombing have been stolen by vandals.

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The Mayor of London has found himself the star of new version of Flappy Bird (Picture: Flappy Mayor/App Store)

Boris Johnson mocked in new version of Flappy Bird

Boris Johnson has been left in a right flap after the Mayor of London was made the star of a copycat version of the insanely popular Flappy Bird.

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Could Ed Miliband's Labour party be lining up Doreen Lawrence to be their candidate in the 2016 London Mayoral Election?  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Doreen Lawrence to be the next London Mayor?

Doreen Lawrence, the mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence, is being tipped as Labour’s candidate to fight the London mayoral elections in 2016.

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The scene outside the Palace of Westminster earlier today (Picture: Ellie Gellard/@BevaniteEllie)

Why are hundreds of people filming outside Parliament today?

History is being made in Westminster today – and unsurprisingly politicians are not involved.

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The Mayor of London Boris Johnson busking at St Pancras train station as he promotes the #BackBusking campaign (Picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire)

Boris grabs his guitar for #BackBusking campaign

Boris Johnson urged to not let London become a ‘no go area for buskers’ and grabbed a guitar to lunch the #BackBusking campaign.

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Maria Miller has resigned this morning in the row over her expenses (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

Maria Miller resigns as Culture Secretary in expenses row

Maria Miller has resigned as Culture Secretary after telling David Cameron her expenses row had ‘become a distraction from the vital work this Government is doing’.

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Yep, that's Boris Johnson and Prince Harry (Photos by Chris Harris - WPA Pool /Getty Images)

14 hilarious pictures of Boris Johnson and Prince Harry looking daft

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park reopens to the public tomorrow. So today was obviously perfect for a photocall – and unsurprisingly Boris Johnson and Prince Harry stepped up to the plate.

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Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman

Government inspectors examine claims of fraud at Tower Hamlets Council

Inspectors are examining allegations of “governance failure, poor financial management and fraud” at Tower Hamlets Council.

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Boris Johnson was not put off cycling to work this morning (Picture: Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

London smog: 999 calls up, Boris Johnson calls for ‘balance’

The Mayor of London has been accused of complacency for his call for “a sense of proportion” over high air pollution levels in the capital.

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Mauritian student Yashika Bageerathi faces deportation from the UK (Picture: Menha Zola/Press Association Images)

Tearful mum of Yashika Bageerathi issues emotional plea for reprieve

The mother of Mauritian student Yashika Bageerathi broke down in tears today as she called on Immigration Minister James Brokenshire to free her 19-year-old daughter from Yarl’s Wood immigration centre.

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Nice (Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)

Why is the Mayor riding a yellow Boris Bike?

They may look like the product of power going completely to Boris Johnson’s blonde head - but actually the 101 yellow Boris Bikes you may spy dotted around the capital in the coming months have a completely reasonable explanation.

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Campaigners congregated at Britannia Junction outside Camden Underground Tube (Picture: Jim Jepps)

Activists stage ‘protest jam’ over Camden ‘busking ban’

A “protest jam” against the move to ban unlicensed busking in Camden was staged on Sunday afternoon.

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David Cameron has called on Boris Johnson to run for Parliament ahead of the 2015 General Election (picture: PA Wire)

Cameron calls for Boris with election looming

David Cameron has called for the cavalry at next year’s election as he made a plea for Boris Johnson to return to Parliament in a newspaper interview.

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Flooding by the Thames in Twickenham earlier this year (Picture: Ros Thorpe)

Affected residents ‘unhappy’ with government response to floods crisis

The majority of residents in areas affected by the recent flooding – including west London – are unhappy with the government’s response to the crisis, according to the Climate Coalition.

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London's Air Ambulance on the helipad at The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel

Budget 2014: Thousands of homes for London

Thousands of homes in north west and east London are to be built as part of regeneration plans revealed today in the Budget.

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Boris Johnson has requested for water acnnon to be used in mainland Britain for the first time (Photo by Getty Images)

Boris Johnson formally requests for Met to use water cannon in London

Boris Johnson has written to the Home Secretary requesting the Metropolitan Police be allowed to use water cannon, saying he was swayed by a poll of Londoners heavily in favour of it.

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Ed Milliband takes a turn on the mic. Pic by Sky.

Cameron and Osborne spit rhymes in Sky’s Budget advert: Watch the video

A rather catchy video advert by Sky News for the Budget 2014 has become an internet hit.

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