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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’.

Mon, 14:30
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
Mon, 07:10
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.

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.

Tesco
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’.

Metropolitan Police
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.

United Kingdom
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.

United States
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.

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.

United Kingdom
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.

United Kingdom
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.

London
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.

United Kingdom
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’.

Met police
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.

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A man who kept dozens of dogs including tiny puppies in filthy conditions at his £4million Holland Park mansion has been banned from keeping animals.

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Weather forecasters are predicting snow and sleet showers from tonight and into next week across London, with some heavy enough to stick.

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Waist-deep in water, a lifeguard pulls the terrified dog from the Model Boating Pond on Hampstead Heath. Picture: Ron Vester

A 15-year-old blind dog was pulled to safety after falling into the icy waters of Hampstead Heath ponds.

London Bloggers

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.

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
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