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Owen Jones, Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn and Green MP Caroline Lucas are all at a rally in Trafalgar Square to show solidarity with Greece this evening.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Police clashed with disabled protesters in the lobby of the House of Commons (Photo: Debbie Jolly/PA Wire)

Police have been accused of “heavy handed tactics” as they blocked disabled protesters, many in wheelchairs, from entering the House of Commons chamber during Prime Minister’s Questions today.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
(Hannah McKay/PA Wire)

In his latest YouTube video and in the wake of Saturday’s anti-austerity march, Russell Brand has called on people to ‘love the police’ and protest in the streets for better pay, better overtime and better pensions. This, he claims, is a new form of activism called ‘situationism’ which creates ‘spectacles which are provocative and interesting’. You can watch his Trews video below.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Anti-austerity protesters at the State Opening of Parliament (John Stillwell/PA Wire)

Tens of thousands of people from all over the country are expected to demonstrate in London for the People’s Assembly ‘End Austerity Now’ protest on Saturday.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
(Zac Goldsmith running for Mayor. Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Images)

Expelled Eton boy, environmentalist and Conservative rising star Zac Goldsmith has joined Sol Campbell in announcing he will run for the role of Mayor of London.

Monday, June 8, 2015
(Picture: Martin Rickett / PA Archive)

The star football player has told SunNation he will run for the role of London Mayor in 2016 and is “in it to win it”.

Thursday, June 4, 2015
Camden Council has been criticised for its investments in arms companies. Picture: PA

Millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money is being used to shore up tobacco companies and the arms trade – leading campaigners to label Camden Council “hypocrites” and “unethical”.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The capital saw a protest two weeks ago after the Tories were elected (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

As the Queen’s Speech marks the official formation of the Conservative government, anti-austerity protesters are planning to hold a demonstration in Trafalgar Square at 5pm this evening.

Monday, May 25, 2015
As TfL are taking over the London Liverpool Street to Shenfield line, it will now appear on the Tube map.

Train services from Shenfield to London Liverpool Street will be run by TfL from May 31.

Monday, May 18, 2015
Your future Mayor? [Image from YouTube]

Conservative candidate for Mayor of London, Ivan Massow, has transformed himself into a cartoon character in order to get the top job.

Sunday, May 10, 2015
Protestors are surrounded by police (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

All but one of 15 people arrested during a spontaneous anti-austerity protest against the new Tory government have been bailed, police said today.

Friday, May 8, 2015
Voters in Hampstead voted for Ronnie Carroll, who is dead (PA)

A total of 113 people voted for a parliamentary candidate who died four weeks before the election.

Friday, May 8, 2015
Ed Balls has lost his seat (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

Ed Balls became the highest-profile casualty of a disastrous General Election performance for Labour, losing his seat to the Conservatives in a shock result. Twitter reacted to his demise...

Friday, May 8, 2015
Simon Hughes has lost his Bermondsey and Old Southwark seat after more than three decades (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Much-loved senior Liberal Democrat Simon Hughes has lost his Bermondsey and Old Southwark seat after 32 years.

Friday, May 8, 2015
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has won a seat in Uxbridge and South Ruislip in west London (Andrew Matthews/PA Wire)

Boris Johnson has succeeded in his bid for a Commons comeback after winning the seat for Uxbridge and South Ruislip in west London.

Friday, May 8, 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron and his team including Craig Oliver (right) share a joke before receiving his constituency result at the Windrush Leisure Centre in Witney (Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)

David Cameron is preparing for another term as Prime Minister, as the General Election put his Conservative Party on the brink of securing an absolute majority in the House of Commons.

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Fernie looks very proud of the democratic process [Photograph by @ProspectPage]

London24 has been out pounding the streets on the election beat today. This is what we’ve learned (with added dog pictures).

Thursday, May 7, 2015
(Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

We’re bringing this little gem back just to keep things fun on polling day.

Thursday, May 7, 2015
The amusing sticker was spotted in Hackney

Election day is going really badly in Hackney but this little sticker spotted on a pedestrian crossing button near a polling station is brightening things up.

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear (Photo: Keystone/Getty Images)

Voters in Hackney have taken to Twitter this morning after a series of apparent blunders turned polling day into a ‘clusterf***’. London24 was contacted by several people complaining about their experiences while many others took to social media to express their exasperation.

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Polls are open until 10pm. Picture: PA.

All eyes will be on Hampstead and Kilburn today, as more than 80,000 voters will have their say in mainland Britain’s tightest general election battleground.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Hackney Town Hall, of Mare Street.

Hackney Council has been forced to admit there has been a problem issuing thousands of voters with ballot papers – many of whom may have lost out on their chance to vote tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Emily Thornberry, MP for Islington South and Finsbury

Anonymous leaflet urges Tory supporters to vote for Lib Dems to prevent Labour retaining their seat in the south of the borough.

Thursday, April 30, 2015
A swastika daubed on a poster promoting Simon Marcus.

Conservatives in Hampstead and Kilburn are calling in the police over anti-Semitic graffiti found daubed on posters promoting parliamentary candidate Simon Marcus in Queen’s Park.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Stickers claiming voting was against Islamic teachings have been put up around Manor Park

Stickers placed on lamp posts warning Muslims not to vote in the upcoming election have been condemned for copying ‘evil’ Islamic State teachings.

Friday, April 24, 2015
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Keith Fraser, the UKIP prospective parliamentary candidate for Hackney North and Stoke Newington has apologised after retweeting an Islamophobic cartoon which looks similar to Charlie Hebdo’s depictions of the Prophet yesterday morning.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Much loved poet and author Michael Rosen has been penning some sterling poetry on Twitter about Grant Shapps.

Thursday, April 16, 2015
David Dimbleby  Photo:  Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

The five leaders not in government will debate each other on the BBC

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Struggling with who to vote for? Try one of these quizzes [Picture: Shuttleshock]

Completely undecided about who to vote for in the General Election 2015? You’re not alone - a whopping 33 per cent of British voters are unsure who to back. Fear not, we’ve compiled the best political quizzes to help you make your mind up.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
This General Election race had less mud-slinging than most [Ben Birchall/PA Wire]

Everyone loves micropigs, and most people have a few butcher’s choice words to say about politicians. Now the two have been combined in a hammy election race.

Monday, April 13, 2015
Polish prince Janek Zylinski challenged Mr Farage to swordfight or

Nigel Farage could face his deadliest challenge yet, after a Polish prince challenged him to a duel in Hyde Park.

Sunday, April 12, 2015
Mr Nawaz is standing for election in Hampstead and Kilburn  (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Hampstead and Kilburn’s Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate has come under fire for getting a naked lap dance at a strip club in east London on his stag night.

Friday, April 10, 2015
Young people are screwed...but things can change

“Things are a bit worse now than they have been in any other election,” Guardian journalist and author Williams says matter-of-factly.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Whether your agree with their policies or not, the Green Party’s election video is really rather amazing.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Over the coming weeks, London24 will be curating the best, most relevant content from around the internet for Londoners about the General Election 2015.

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Monday, April 13, 2015
Vintage fashion shopping is a joy in London (Photo by Graham French/BIPs/Getty Images)

In with the old, out with the new. This is the mantra of the best London vintage shoppers today, whose aesthetic of effortless chic is becoming more sought after.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Eating the right foods can significantly improve your mood

Think sweet treats make you feel better? ‘Comfort foods’ could be adding to your misery.