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Yesterday, 17:08

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt today agreed to negotiate the junior doctor contract with the British Medical Association (BMA) in talks held by conciliatory service Acas, but the BMA say his consenting so late is ‘political game playing’.

Yesterday, 14:09
Holloway Prison. Picture: Rebecca Naden/PA

Holloway Prison is to close, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said this afternoon.

Tue, 15:59
A Londoner hoping for a fun family day at Winter Wonderland was charged £3,731 for parking (Picture: Manish Wadhwani/ NCP)

A great £5 parking deal in Portland Square turned into a nightmare for one family when the dad was charged £3,731 instead, maxing out his credit card and leaving him to borrow money from his sister.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Squatters at West End Lane

Squatters occupying the council’s former offices in West Hampstead say they are willing to discuss handing back the keys - but would like use of the building to provide Christmas dinner for homeless and elderly people.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
A commuter gives Boris a rude gesture (John Stillwell/PA Wire)

Londoners hurled abuse at Boris Johnson as he opened the city’s first segregated cycle superhighway.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Junior doctors held a massive protest in London last month over the contracts and now plan to strike for three days in December (Picture: Naomi Ackerman/ London24)

London medics will join junior doctors nationwide in a ‘full walkout’ December 8 and 16 and offer only emergency care on December 1 after 98 per cent voted in favour of industrial action, the BMA said today.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
The strikes will take place over three days in December (Picture: PA Images)

A ballot is due to close that could lead to tens of thousands of junior doctors going on an “all-out” strike in London for the first time ever.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Armed officers outside Wembley Stadium (Chris Radburn/PA Wire)

Armed officers have been deployed at Wembley Stadium where the French football team is playing England in a friendly tonight.

Monday, November 16, 2015
Gales of up to 70mph are expected to hit London (Picture: Getty)

Severe gales are forecast to hit London tomorrow as Storm Barney batters the South East.

Friday, November 13, 2015
A false widow infestation has closed two Tower Hamlets primary schools (Picture: @akazeeox)

Biting False Widow spiders have infested two primary schools in Tower Hamlets, forcing them to close, and the local council is telling worried parents to take their children to the doctor.

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Junior doctors held a massive protest in London last month over the contracts and now plan to strike for three days in December (Picture: Naomi Ackerman/ London24)

London medics will join junior doctors nationwide in a ‘full walkout’ December 8 and 16 and offer only emergency care on December 1, subject to final ballot, the British Medical Association (BMA) announced today.

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Which will come first, Jeremy Corbyn getting elected PM or Arsenal winning the Premier League? (Picture: PA Images)

Is a Corbyn-led Britain or a Premier League trophy going to Arsenal more likely to happen by 2020? The Labour leader knows which one he would put money on.

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Anti-Modi protesters with megaphones in central London (Picture: @Axmebkhokhar / Twitter)

Thousands of pro and anti-Modi activists will protest in Parliament Square this afternoon as the Indian Prime Minister arrives in London to meet with David Cameron.

Monday, November 9, 2015
Boris Johnson wants Israeli tech companies to invest in London (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Boris Johnson will push Israeli tech companies to treat London as their “first priority” when expanding outside the Middle Eastern country.

Thursday, November 5, 2015
(Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA wire)

Police clashed violently with Anonymous protesters in central London tonight as an anti-capitalism rally turned nasty, with three police officers hospitalised and one person arrested for assaulting police.

Thursday, November 5, 2015
Protesters lay on the ground outside Downing Street ahead of a visit by the Egyption President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

These pictures show protesters staging a die-in outside Downing Street as controversial Egyptian President al-Sisi arrived to hold talks with David Cameron today.

Thursday, October 15, 2015
(Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has just rugby tackled a boy aged 10 in a game in Tokyo.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
The asylum seekers were taken in a stretch limo like this one from London to Manchester (Picture: Erik Christensen / CC)

A stretch limo was hired by a Home Office contractor to ferry a party of asylum seekers from London to Manchester, it has been reported.

Monday, October 12, 2015
Cannabis plant  (Picture: PA Images)

As MPs sit to debate whether or not cannabis should be legalised in the UK, we will bring you Twitter reactions, coverage of the pro-cannabis protest at Westminster and some of the key points on both sides of the argument. Ready or not, here we(ed) come!

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Queen Elizabeth II on a tour of the City and Islington College in 2012.

Jeremy Corbyn has declined an invitation to be sworn in to the Privy Council amid continued uncertainty over whether he will declare allegiance in person to the Queen.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Oxford Street has been called the most polluted street in Britain (Photo: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

Five major candidates for Mayor of London, including Sadiq Khan, Zac Goldsmith and Sian Berry, have said they would close Oxford Street to traffic.

Monday, October 5, 2015
Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn delivers his first keynote speech on day three of the Labour Party annual conference. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Jeremy Corbyn is due to speak at a protest against postal cuts in Manchester today, as his rival party meets in the city for its conference.

Monday, October 5, 2015
Police ushered the Mayor into the conference as protesters heckled and jeered (Photo: Mark McGowan/YouTube)

Mayor of London Boris Johnson was pelted with plastic balls as he arrived at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester today.

Friday, October 2, 2015
Zac Goldsmith will face Sadiq Khan in the battle for London in May 2016 (Picture: PA Images)

Environmentalist Richmond Park MP and Tory girls’ dreamboy Zac Goldsmith has been picked as the Conservative Party’s candidate for London Mayor, winning the contest with 70% of the vote. Here London24 brings you some of the funniest Twitter reactions to his selection.

Monday, September 28, 2015
View from Commercial Street of how Bishopsgate goodsyard development will look

A battle for the heart of east London has now switched to City Hall in a manoeuvre to get Boris Johnson to push through the controversial Bishopsgate goodsyard development before he steps down as Mayor of London next May.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Ed Palmer, 28, is part of a group trying to spread the message on social media that many 'junior doctors' are adults a way into their career (Picture: Whittington Whatsapp Group)

We spoke to some of London’s junior doctors - essentially any medic who isn’t a consultant - to find out how people are reacting inside the NHS to the government’s plan to make doctors ‘work longer hours for less money’.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Jeremy's speech style has been both praised and vilified in recent weeks (Picture: PA Images)

It’s showtime. Jezza vs Dave commenced their first Westminster mouth-off (also known as Prime Minister’s Questions) at midday today and we are bringing you Twitter’s funniest and most enlightening reactions to the much-anticipated spectacle.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Hundreds of taxi drivers descended on City Hall for a protest today (Picture: Quotax Insurance)

Today’s Mayor’s Question Time was shut down after Boris Johnson insulted protesting taxi drivers by calling them Luddites and storming out , before cabbies tried to force their way into City Hall.

Saturday, September 12, 2015
A smiling Jeremy Corbyn  (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

Veteran Islington MP Jeremy Corbyn is the new Labour leader and Tom Watson is the new deputy leader it has been announced in the past few minutes.

Saturday, September 12, 2015
Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn arrives at the QEII Centre in London for a special conference to announce the result of the party's leadership contest (Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)

Labour leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn was mobbed by dozens of supporters singing the Red Flag as he arrived at the special conference being held in London to unveil the successor to Ed Miliband.

Saturday, September 12, 2015
(Picture: London24)

Tens of thousands of people will march through central London today in a day of action calling on the government to accept more refugees. SCROLL TO SEE UPDATES FROM LONDON24 REPORTER CHLOE FARAND IN CENTRAL LONDON

Friday, September 11, 2015
Labour leadership front runner Jeremy Corbyn held a final campaign rally (Picture: PA/Rita Alvarez Tudela)

Jeremy Corbyn, the overwhelming favourite to become Labour leader on Saturday, received a raptuous homecoming last night in a packed final rally in Tufnell Park.

Friday, September 11, 2015
This image of a Syrian father cradling his children went viral

Almost 90,000 people are expected at tomorrow’s central London demonstration called ‘Solidarity with Refugees’.

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Jeremy Corbyn is the bookmakers' frontrunner

Hundreds of Labour members in London have reported not receiving ballot papers, with voting in the leadership contest due to end at 12pm today.

Friday, September 4, 2015
Insulting comments sent to prospective deputy Labour party leader Stella Creasy included 'you look like an alien egg' (Picture: YouTube)

‘She looks like she’s had more c**ks than hot dinners’ is just one of the charming emails Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy has received during her campaign to become deputy Labour leader. Watch her read them out to camera here.


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Saturday, September 26, 2015
Vintage Salt

Vintage Salt, in Liverpool Street, is wonderfully atmospheric, like stepping back into a dining room at a period seaside resort.

Friday, September 25, 2015
Pickled sardines

On a dreary main road where high rise flats line the horizon Rootdown restaurant stands next to a busy roundabout.