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There is a relatively minor programme of planned closures on the Tube and Overground network this weekend - but they could still affect your journey. Read on for the lowdown.

From September 16, you will no longer have to rely on this piece of blue plastic to get you places [Picture by Dominic Lipinski/PA]

Finally! From September 16, you will be able to use your contactless bank card to pay for journeys on the Tube, the DLR, the Overground and London trams, instead of your Oyster card.

Cyclists of all ages and abilities can take part in the Prudential RideLondon events (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

The capital’s cycling festival is back this year bigger and better, so we’ve put together a handy guide with everything you need to know about Prudential RideLondon 2014:

Yesterday, 14:00
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.

Wed, 12:00
The cyclist's helmet camera captured the sickening moment that a car slammed into him [Picture from Youtube]

A cyclist was hit by a car in Romford, slammed into the windscreen and miraculously landed on his feet - and caught the whole thing on his helmet cam.

Wed, 10:21
A million passengers are expected to fly out from London airports this weekend (Picture via Getty Images)

Expect travel chaos this weekend as almost one million Londoners are expected to fly out from the capital, with roads and railways also expected to be jam-packed as the summer getaway begins.

Wed, 10:17
Three unconnected attacks occurred at Green Park Tube. [Picture courtesy of Sunil060902 and Wikimedia Commons]

London’s Tubes and trains are now a little safer after police arrested 13 people for sexual offences last week – including three men accused of filming up women’s skirts.

Tue, 15:13
The cyclist was killed by a lorry in Richmond (Photo by Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

A cyclist who died from injuries sustained in a crash with a bin lorry in Richmond during rush-hour has been named as 40-year-old Henry Lang from the Twickenham area.

Tue, 15:00
Chrissie Wellington tweeted about the theft

A brazen cycle thief was caught on camera breaking into an office in south London and stealing Ironman world champion Chrissie Wellington’s prized triathlon bike.

Tue, 09:14
The 174 bus collided with a house in Harold Hill (Picture by Dani Walsh)

A double-decker bus rolled backwards down a hill and crashed into a house in east London yesterday afternoon.

Sunday, July 20, 2014
The cyclist was killed in the collision in Kingston Road, Merton, on Saturday morning (Picture: Google StreetView)

The driver of a car involved in a fatal collision with a cyclist in south London has been arrested suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Friday, July 18, 2014
(Pic: BBC News / PA)

Nine Britons are now known to have died aboard flight MH17 when it crashed in eastern Ukraine, Malaysia Airlines have said.

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Cycling in London was celebrated at the awards (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Read more of the LATEST LONDON CYCLING NEWS here.

The rise in the popularity of cycling in the city was celebrated at the London Cycling Awards last night.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
An artist's impression of a design by Hawkins Brown

Architects have come up with designs for “Heathrow City” - a 190,000-home town that would spring up if the west London airport closes.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Hounslow West tube and rail station is closed due to a power failure this evening [Picture from Google StreetView]

Hounslow West rail and Underground station on the Piccadilly Line is closed this afternoon due to a power failure.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
A Twitter user took this shot of a closed-off Camomile Street from their office window after the accident [Picture courtesy of @monkeybuxton and Twitter]

A man was killed today in a road accident in the City of London.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Your company could win signed kit from the Team GB Olympic cycling team! [Picture courtesy of TfL]

Has the Tour de France inspired you to get on your bike? Now TfL want to get even more of us cycling to work with their Workplace Cycle Challenge.

Friday, July 11, 2014
The street is partially closed after an accident  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

The A4 Strand is partially closed this morning after a collision between a scooter and a van.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
The artist's impression of what the new cycle lane will look like if built (Picture: TfL)

Plans have been revealed to create a 1.4km two-way segregated cycle track from Oval to Pimlico and across Vauxhall Bridge, as TfL tries to improve safety at London’s most dangerous junctions.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
A Gatwick Express train struck a track worker at 80mph as it travelled to London Victoria last month (Picture: PA Wire/Martin Keene)

A rail worker was seriously injured after being hit at 80mph by a Gatwick Express train travelling to London Victoria while supervising a gang carrying out track maintenance work.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
The incident happened on Stockwell Road. Pic: Google Street View.

A male motorcyclist is in a life-threatening condition after being hit by a car in Stockwell Road, Brixton, this morning.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
The cyclist and pedestrian-only bridge would connect Pimlico with Nine Elms on the South Bank

Plans for a £40m bridge across the Thames for pedestrians and cyclists moved one step closer to fruition after Wandsworth Council approved plans to launch an architect competition last night.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Hopefully we won't see a repeat of yesterday's scenes, when huge crowds formed as train after train was postponed [Photo courtesy of Peter Walker/Guardian]

UPDATE: Eurotunnel have removed the train and the tunnel is now open as normal. Eurostar say that whilst there is still a small possibility of unexpected delays, all trains are now expected to leave on time.

Monday, July 7, 2014
Crowds cheer as cyclists competing in the Tour de France pass through Parliament Square (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Tens of thousands of Londoners lined the streets of the capital to see the world’s largest cycle race weave through the city as the third stage of the Tour de France finished with a sprint along The Mall.

Monday, July 7, 2014
(Picture: Twitter/@answernick)

A bus has crashed into Putney Bridge this morning and almost fallen into the Thames, with at least three people injured including the driver.

Monday, July 7, 2014
The train became stuck just 7.5 miles into the 30-mile-long tunnel this morning  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Hundreds of passengers – and four dogs – had to be evacuated from the Channel Tunnel this morning in a dramatic scene that has caused severe delays. Eurostar told customers: “If travel today is non-essential you can exchange your ticket, free of charge, to another available service within the next four months.”

Monday, July 7, 2014
Confidis rider Nicolas Edet makes his way to the summit as stage two of the Tour de France passes over Holme Moss Moor, Yorkshire. The highest point on the London leg will be Epping Forest. (Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire)

After millions of people turned out to watch the Tour de France in Yorkshire at the weekend, the world’s most famous cycle race moves south today for a stage ending in the centre of London.

Friday, July 4, 2014
Mounted Police officers will patrol around the St James Park 'fan zone' to direct spectators and provide security  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

The Met will be using police officers to control the crowds and have warned people to watch out for pickpockets ahead of the Tour de France.

Friday, July 4, 2014
The scene of the crash on the A12

Tributes have flooded in for 26-year-old Ronnie Marshall who died in a horror smash on the A12 – one of London’s busiest roads.

Friday, July 4, 2014
Brit Bradely Wiggins donned the covetted winner's yellow jersey in the 2012 Tour de France  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Get ready for the world’s biggest annual sporting event to hit London! On Monday morning, the Tour de France will leave Cambridge and storm into the capital.

Thursday, July 3, 2014
The scene of the crash on the A12

A man has died after a van crashed into a lorry in the early hours of this morning.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
The night bus is a weekend ritual that many of us have to endure after a night out (Photo by Alan Chapman/Getty Images)

It’s the nasty aftertaste at the end of a great night out: the night bus home.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Putney Bridge will shut for three months to all traffic from next Monday (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Putney Bridge will be closed to all traffic except pedestrians from July 14 for three months while urgent repairs ‘to safeguard the future of the river crossing’ take place.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
London Underground say the strike by tube power workers will not impact passengers (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Staff who control the power network behind London Underground are going on strike for eight days starting tonight, but TfL say the action will have ‘no visible impact’ on services.

Friday, June 27, 2014
Rob Gethen Smith tweeted this picture of the man, who appeared to be enjoying an evening jog down the tracks. [Photo by Rob Gethen Smith/@robgethers]

A man running along the train tracks near Waterloo station left thousands of passengers stranded this evening.

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15:01
The Back to the Future preview of Secret Cinema has been cancelled

Secret Cinema have cancelled their Back to the Future events until July 31.

The two parts of the chair were inspired by the curves of an anonymous male model [Photo courtesy of Gigi Barker][Photo courtesy of Gigi Barker]

A London designer has created a unique chair designed to look, feel and smell like human skin.

Planned engineering works could affect your journey this weekend.

There is a relatively minor programme of planned closures on the Tube and Overground network this weekend - but they could still affect your journey. Read on for the lowdown.

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Yesterday, 17:04
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Yesterday, 14:31
Punchdrunk's The Drowned Man poduction came to an end on Sunday, July 6

If you’ve been wandering around bereft of purpose, a wet-eyed stare fixed on your blank face, then no doubt you too are as gutted as I am that The Drowned Man has finally come to an end.

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