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Islington police have been slammed for accepting up to £60,000 of free tickets from Arsenal football club.

Yesterday, 09:33
Frank Dobson is set to quit to quit as an MP for Holborn and St Pancras at the next election (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Frank Dobson, the veteran Labour MP for Holborn and St Pancras, has confirmed he is quitting politics at the 2015 general election.

Tue, 11:24
Almost 30,000 offenders were handed a police caution last year, sometimes for serious crimes (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

The Met has been accused of ‘letting criminals off’ after figures reveal almost 30,000 cautions were handed out last year for crime including rape, arson and robbery.

Mon, 16:40
Area to right of Aquatics centre where 'Olympicopolis' is planned

Thousands of commuters are to get cheaper travel into central London with Zone 2 on the transport map being extended eastward to Stratford.

Boris Johnson
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Murad Haider, director of GroupCars, launched a petition to try and save the mosque last year.

Plans to create a permanent mosque in an old Dagenham post office have been rejected by the government.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
'Science not slaughter' read placards held by activists from Campagin Against Arms Trade [Photo courtesy of CAAT Campaign Against Arms Trade]

Protests aren’t uncommon in the capital, but Londoners are used to seeing them take place in Trafalgar or Parliament Square, or near political buildings like foreign embassies.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Siobhan Patten, 26, with Joey Lyme, age 8 weeks. Her mum, Wendy, found a Stanley knife while trying to bathe him

A teacher has told of her horror after workmen left a Stanley knife between towels that she was about to use to bathe her six-week-old grandson.

Monday, July 14, 2014
The streets around the European Commission were flooded with a thousand people who oppose the plans [Photo courtesy of @dropthedebt Jubilee Debt Campaign]

A thousand people took to London’s streets this weekend to protest a new deal between the EU and the US that the protestors say “will give big business more power over our society, our environment, our public services, and our democracy.”

United States
Thursday, July 10, 2014
The Mayor of London said that three 23-year-old water cannon had arrived in the UK from germany and were being refurbished at a secret location (Picture via Getty Images)

Boris Johnson has confirmed that the crowd control water cannon he has bought for the Met have been shipped to the UK and are being prepared for use.

Boris Johnson
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Boris Johnson is no stranger to the classroom! Here he is teaching a history lesson at Pimlico Academy (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

The Mayor has announced plans to teach kids aged 11 to 14 more about the city they live in.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
A statue of Mahatma Gandhi will be erected in Westminster (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

A statue of Mahatma Gandhi will be erected outside the Palace of Westminster in Parliament Square.

South Africa
Friday, July 4, 2014
The worst doubles pairing in history? (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Fancy playing tennis with Boris Johnson and David Cameron? It’ll cost you £160,000. It’s probably not worth the money…

Thursday, June 26, 2014
Mayor Lutfur Rahman

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets Luftur Rahman said everyone has the right to walk the streets without fear after a violent attack on a gay couple in Whitechapel.

London police
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
An artist's impression of how a water cannon might affect our Mayor

It’s our favourite time of the month here at London24 – time for Boris Johnson’s Twitter Q&A, and it seems the Mayor loves it just as much as we do.

Boris Johnson
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The report wants to see more booze buses and sobering centres to deal with drunk people, as it costs costs £232 every time an ambulance is called out (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Get more booze buses on the road and double the fine for being drunk in public says a new report, as figures show alcohol-related incidents cost London’s emergency service £60million-a-year.

London Ambulance Service
Friday, June 20, 2014
Boris is not popular in Liverpool (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

A larger than life character who is no stranger to controversy, but one who remains an extremely popular politician, Boris Johnson has turned 50. To mark the occasion we run through 50 facts, quotes and anecdotes about the Mayor of London:

Boris Johnson
Thursday, June 12, 2014
The Mayor has bought three water cannons for the Met. Now the people of London want to be able to fight back.  (Picture via Getty Images)

After we reported on Boris Johnson’s plans to buy three water cannon for the Metropolitan Police – despite not yet having the permission to use them – a group of Londoners has plans to hit back, hard.

Boris Johnson
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Boris said:

Boris Johnson volunteered to be blasted with water cannon this morning.

Boris Johnson
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Boris is urging Taxi drivers to call off the protest today (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Boris Johnson has urged taxi drivers to abandon a mass protest which threatens to bring London to a standstill today and cost the capital up to £125million.

Boris Johnson
Monday, June 9, 2014
Oscars cinema on Northdown Street, Islington

A notorious sex cinema has lost its battle with Islington Council to win its licence back and now faces imminent closure.

Monday, May 26, 2014
Lutfur Rahman re-elected as Mayor of Tower Hamlets  Photo: Adam Barnett

Tower Hamlets borough council has still not completed its council election count more than five days after polls closed.

Friday, May 23, 2014
We'll bring you all the results as they come in this morning from councils across London in the Local Elections 2014 (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

Results are already rolling in across London with Labour making key gains in Hammersmith and Redbridge as the Tories falter, but the Ukip push is not felt as keenly in the capital.

Friday, May 23, 2014
Ukip leader Nigel Farage is jubilant (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

A jubilant Nigel Farage has insisted Ukip will be “serious players” at the general election after the party landed major blows on the Tories and Labour in local polls.

Thursday, May 22, 2014
Voting has begun across London in local and European elections today (Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire)

Voting has begun for both European and local elections in London today with police stationed at every polling station in Tower Hamlets in the hotly contested Mayoral race.

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Heino Vockrodt with his wife Lanka

A Ukip candidate in Brent has been drawn into a race row after he accused them of grooming sex slaves, compared a Willesden road to war torn Helmand Province and claimed Islam was an ideology not a religion.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
A brick was thrown through the window of Ukip's MEP for London yesterday (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

Gerard Batten, a Ukip MEP for London has had a brick thrown through his window at his house in Forest Gate.

Monday, May 12, 2014
Boris Johnson offers a passenger some blueberries as he and David Cameron  head to Westminster after their visit to Harrow today (Picture: PA Images/Stefan Rousseau)

David Cameron and Boris Johnson helped a woman who had collapsed in Harrow after they spotted her from their ministerial car as they drove to a campaign event in west London.

Friday, May 9, 2014
Boris  has written some awful poetry. Can you do any better? (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

The Mayor of London horrified commuters yesterday with some awful poetry full of clunking rhymes about the RMT and the Milibands.

Thursday, May 8, 2014
Boris the Bard? I think not... (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Hey Mayor, maybe stick to the day job because writing verse is clearly not your forte.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
The Bexley branch of the party broke the news of the #pooinpost on Twitter (Picture: Twitter/@UKIPBexley)

Ukip’s freepost address has been shut down after faeces, blood and bricks were sent to the political party in south east London .

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Jeremy Paxman has quit Newsnight  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Newsnight’s stalwart presenter Jeremy Paxman has quit the BBC2 show after more than two decades.

Monday, April 28, 2014
Commuters boarding a train at Farringdon Underground station during the 48-hour tube strike (Picture: PA Wire/Yui Mok)

The 48-hour Tube strike has begun causing travel chaos across the capital after a break-down in last-minute talks between the RMT and London Underground.

Monday, April 28, 2014
Boris Johnson says people who object to HS2 on environmental grounds are

Boris Johnson says people who object to the HS2 high speed rail link on environmental ground are talking “bo**ocks” and they’re only really interested in how house prices.

Monday, April 28, 2014
Scary stuff (Picture: Twitter/@feedthedrummer)

On the third anniversary of the Tweet which launched a thousand memes the internet has really outdone itself for Ed Balls Day 2014.

Friday, April 25, 2014
Andre Lampitt has been suspended from Ukip for expressing 'repellent' racist and anti-Islamic views on social media (Picture: Ukip/YouTube)

A Ukip election candidate in London who called Islam a ‘pathetic Satanic religion’ and said Ed Miliband wasn’t ‘a real Brit’ has been suspended by the party.

TOP Stories

The most sureal moment at the Commonwealth Opening Ceremony was the sight of some giant dancing Tunnocks tea cakes (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Did you watch the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony last night? It made us misty-eyed for London 2012, when the whole world was watching our city, so we decided to compare Glasgow 2014 to Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony. Be prepared for a blast from the past!

The Met has been accused of spying on the family of Jean Charles de Menezes (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Police spied on the family of Jean Charles de Menezes after the Brazilian was shot dead by officers who mistook him for a suicide bomber in July 2005, it has been claimed.

The attack took place in Allnutt Way in south London yesterday evening (Picture: Google StreetView)

A man entered a house in Clapham and stabbed a woman multiple times before climbing into his van and driving off, say police.

I'm not sure what he's going for here but I don't think it's worked (Picture via Gumtree)

In just a pair of shorts lying draped across his beloved Casio keyboard, this south London Gumtree seller is taking an unorthodox approach to shifting his instrument.

Oli Beckingsdale says mountain bikes are the best for riding in London

The obvious perception of mountain biking is being in the countryside riding up and downhill far away from built up urban areas. Whilst this is where the best all day adventures will take place there is still a lot of fun to be had riding mountain bikes in the city.

Arsenal FC used to regularly give free season tickets to local police officers (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Islington police have been slammed for accepting up to £60,000 of free tickets from Arsenal football club.

A 54-year-old has died from a neck injury after he was foundin a cemetery

Police have launched a murder investigation after finding a man in a cemetery with a fatal neck injury.


Renault Zoe

The Renault ZOE follows on from the introduction of the electric Fluence ZE and Twizy, but unlike the former, the Zoe was designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle.

Always wanted to create your own beer? Perfect Pint are giving you the chance.

When no simple way to find Real Ale was at hand, 4 Ale enthusiasts got together to allow anyone with a smart phone to find Real Ale no matter where they happened to be, this was the birth of the Perfect Pint app.

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