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Hundreds of passengers were evacuated from Archway Underground station after smoke was seen billowing out of the tunnel this morning.

To celebrate Borough Market’s 1,000th Christmas, a thousand couples were invited to pucker up under a thousand bunches of mistletoe - and generated enough electricity to switch on the Christmas lights!

A man who cruelly pretended to befriend a Christmas reveller so he could rob him of over £8,000 has been jailed.

Yesterday, 15:21
The Metropolitan Police said McKoy hit his partner in the head with a hammer at least 17 times [Photograph from Metropolitan Police]

A Hackney man has been found guilty of battering his ex-partner to death with a hammer and slashing his baby daughter’s throat – whilst her elder daughter overheard the horrific events on the phone.

Yesterday, 14:41
Will the Queen abdicate on Christmas Day? (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Bookmakers Coral have suspended bets on the Queen abdicating on Christmas Day after a flurry of flutters.

Yesterday, 12:27
Do you recognise this man? British Transport Police want to speak to him [Photograph from BTP]

British Transport Police want to speak the man in this photo after a woman was sexually assaulted as she slept on a train between Liverpool Street and Witham.

Yesterday, 12:00
Lisley Deeble who was the victim of a robbery at her home in South Close. The robber was wearing a Royal Mail outfit and pushed in through the door (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

When a robber dressed as a postman pushed in through her front door, raised a hammer and told her to “shush”, all Lisley Deeble could think of was the safety of her two-year-old granddaughter who was in the house with her.

Yesterday, 11:51
Cockroaches behind refrigeration units

Cockroaches, mice droppings, hobs covered in fat and food left to cool next to bags of rubbish are some of the findings that prompted environmental health officers to shut down this filthy Chinese take-away kitchen.

Yesterday, 11:00
Anton Page estate agents, which suffred a ram raid on Monday night

A late night smash and grab was foiled when Good Samaritan neighbours used unusual tactics to scare the thieves away.

Yesterday, 09:24
The attack took place in the bin area (Picture: Google Streetview)

A man has been charged with the rape of a 17-year-old girl in Binsey Walk on Tuesday December 9.

Yesterday, 09:03
Aravindan Balakrishnan has been charged with 25 offences including four counts of rape (Picture: ITV News)

Aravindan Balakrishnan, a Maoist activist who was arrested in Lambeth in November 2013, appeared in court today for 25 offences, including rape, child cruelty, and false imprisonment over 33 years.

Yesterday, 11:41
The incident has caused severe disruption to Central Line trains to and from Liverpool Street (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

A man has been killed by a train at Leyton Underground station.

Yesterday, 10:18
The fatal collision took place at this junction between Ferry Lane and Mill Mead Road [Photograph from Google StreetView]

A man was killed in a collision between his motorcycle and a car on Ferry Lane last night at around 7.45pm.

Tue, 20:16
Christopher John Barry died on Sunday evening [Photograph from Metropolitan Police]

A 13-year-old boy has appeared in court today accused of stabbing a man to death in Edmonton on Sunday evening.

Tue, 19:52
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.

Tue, 19:42
[Image by LapseLondon]

It took 40 photographers to put together this video - but they managed it in just one day.

Tue, 17:37
[Photograph from City of London Police]

City of London Police have released an image of man wanted for two incidents of indecent exposure on London buses.

Tue, 11:38
Actor John Hurt (Picture: Brock Elbank)

A pogonophile’s dream: A new photography exhibition dedicated to facial fuzz of all kinds is set to open at Somerset House, proving 2014’s love for the beard is not over yet.

Tue, 11:15
A man in a Santa costume, as in this library photo, is rumoured to be approaching children (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Concerns that a man dressed as Santa Claus is attempting to abduct children in Havering are being investigated by police

Tue, 10:02
Congestion on commuter trains into London could be eased by double-decker trains
 (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

To ease overcrowding on some of the busiest rail routes into London plans are underway to introduce double-decker trains.

Tue, 08:06
Sahra Hossain has not been seen since December 11 at her home in Ilford (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Police in Redbridge are appealing for the public’s help in locating missing 16-year-old girl Sahra Hossain from Ilford, not seen since Thursday, December 11.

Tue, 07:56
Officers have released an image of a man they wish to speak with following a sexual assault at London Bridge Underground station (Picture: British Transport Police)

An appeal has been launched after a woman was subjected to a ‘serious sexual assault’ as she walked through London Bridge Tube station.

Mon, 19:01
BlackRock director Jonathan Paul Burrows was caught by inspectors at Cannon Street station last year (Picture: Google Streetview)

A City worker who dodged train fares of more than £40,000 by systematically failing to buy the right ticket has been struck off from working in the financial services industry.

Mon, 16:24
The Green Sea Turtle, named Greedy Boris, is fed with sprouts at London Aquarium (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

If you dread sitting down at the table for Christmas dinner and seeing a mound of sprouts in front of you - then there’s a very hungry turtle who would happily take them of your plate.

Mon, 14:17
Six men appeared in court on terror charges in London this morning (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Six men appeared in court this morning charged with Syria-related terrorism and fraud offences after arrests by officers at addresses across London and at Dover.

Mon, 13:59
The Soho Theatre was fined today after a stage manager was left paralysed in a fall from a balcony at th West End venue (Picture: Google Streetview)

The Soho Theatre has been has been fined £20,000 after a stage manager was left paralysed after falling though a ‘Juliet balcony’ on to the stage below.

Mon, 10:27
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.

Mon, 08:24
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’.

Mon, 07:30
Cannon Street is closed until further notice (Sunil Prasannan)

Several platforms remain closed at Cannon Street this evening after emergency ‘safety checks’ have caused travel chaos at the station throughout today.

Mon, 07:19
Missing Sam Jeffries, 15, from Twickenham may be in Richmond or Hounslow

Police are growing increasingly concerned for missing teen Sam Jeffries, 15, who stopped communication with his family recently, after leaving home on December 3.

Sunday, December 14, 2014
Robert Forkan, 27, was in Sri Lanka when the Boxing Day tsunami killed both of his parents, Kevin and Sandra (David Mercer / PA)

Two brothers orphaned in the Boxing Day tsunami 10 years ago are set to open a children’s home dedicated to their parents in the country where they lost their lives.

Sunday, December 14, 2014
David West was found dead in his home behind Jermyn Street in Piccadilly (Google Street View)

David West, 70, a nightclub owner has been named as the pensioner allegedly stabbed to death by his son in Mayfair.

Sunday, December 14, 2014
Dennis Pinner, 49, of Vauxhall, was arrested by police following an explosion in Kennington Park

A Vauxhall man who set off an explosion in Kennington Park and made harddrive and shoe bombs has been jailed for 40 months.

Friday, December 12, 2014
Thousands of passengers have been left stranded after the problems (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Thousands of passengers have been left stranded at airports across London after flights were suspended this afternoon by a technical glitch with air traffic control.

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.

Friday, December 12, 2014
The van crashed into the drive thru

A famished driver got more than they bargained for when they decided to stop at a McDonald’s drive-thru.

Friday, December 12, 2014
The mushroom was discovered on a private walkabout (Wikipedia)

It gives a new meaning to Royal Highness after a species of magic mushroom was discovered growing in the grounds of Buckingham Palace.

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Soho has been changing over the past few years and the closure of Madame JoJo's has brought the issue to the fore  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

A host of celebrities including Stephen Fry, Benedict Cumberbatch and Idris Elba are backing a campaign to ‘Save Soho’ after the closure of Madame Jojo’s.

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Thieves stole items which would be sold to raise money for Christmas presents for sick children

Heartless thieves burgled a warehouse belonging to the Shooting Star Chase hospice for extremely sick children and stole items due to be sold off to raise funds.

Thursday, December 11, 2014
The sickening attack took place on leafy Rosedale Road [Photograph by Google StreetView]

A man from Barking who set a Forest Gate woman on fire has been jailed for 16 years for attempted murder.

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