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Police are investigating attempted child abductions

A man has been charged after reports that a number of schoolchildren were approached by someone impersonating a police officer in Hornsey.

17:08
Feeding pigeons in the Palmer Estate could lead to eviction, the letter said. Picture: Muhammad Mahdi Karim

Heavy-handed town hall officials made a bizarre threat to evict Islington Council tenants because they had been feeding pigeons.

Police would like to speak with this man (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

A 27-year-old man was punched in the face and pummelled as he lay on the ground in a sustained and unprovoked attack at a Bloomsbury bus stop.

14:03
An air ambulance landed in Fortune Green after reports a man was hit by a vehicle in Finchley Road. Picture: Harvey Lee Sutton

A man has been taken to hospital with a head injury after being hit by a vehicle in Finchley Road this afternoon.

The two men police want to identify

A horrifying attack in Shoreditch has left a man with a fractured skull after he was beaten with wooden stakes.

Police are looking to trace Nour Hijazi, 12, who has been missing from Queen's Park since Tuesday

Police have launched a search for a 12-year-old schoolgirl who has been missing from Queen’s Park since Tuesday.

Yesterday, 16:11
Singing 'Yours' around central London (Picture: National Health Singers/ YouTube)

A choir of talented medics have been performing in Tube stations and outside London landmarks ‘singing for survival’ with their song to the NHS, ‘Yours’, since November.

Yesterday, 15:34
Cambridge Circus at a standstill during this afternoon's demonstration (Picture: Fredrik Cornell / Twitter)

Thousands of London black cab drivers forced traffic in Whitehall, Piccadilly and surrounding roads to grind to a halt this afternoon as they staged a massive protest against mincab app Uber and government regulation of the industry.

Yesterday, 14:07
Firefighters tackling the fire in Arcola Street

Fire fighters put out a blaze at a Mangal restaurant in Arcola Street, Dalson, this morning.

Yesterday, 12:03
Some of the strangest excuses the BBC hear from the public for not having a TV licence (Picture: PA Images)

Our favourite ridiculous I-haven’t-paid-but excuse has to be this Londoner’s unbelievable: “I am from the land of Lucifer and in my world I do not need a licence.” Read on for more hilarity.

Yesterday, 10:30
The victim's purse had £50 in it (Credit: PA/Jon Giddens)

An elderly woman has had her purse stolen from her handbag as she shopped in Uxbridge town centre, and now police have released video of the ‘damaging’ crime to make sure the thief “faces justice for what they have done”.

Yesterday, 08:11
Usman Tahir, who was sentenced to serve 12 years in jail. Credit: Met Police

A vile opportunist who tried to rape two vulnerable women late at night has been jailed for 12 years.

Tue, 16:24
The stabbing took place in Besant Way (Pic: Google)

A man has been stabbed several times ‘in the face and body’ on a street in the St Raphael’s Estate in Neasden.

Tue, 15:35
The farmer tried to jump out of the window to avoid detention (Picture: Redbridge MPS /Twitter)

When a working weed farm spread over seven rooms in a Redbridge home was busted yesterday, its occupant attempted to jump out of the window to get away.

Tue, 14:04
A man was taken to hospital after being stabbed in the head outisde a McDonald's (Picture: Imrun I / @lilshortround)

A man was knifed outside a McDonald’s on busy Bromley High Street this morning, leaving ‘blood on the pavement’.

Tue, 13:51
Scene of the crash on the A107. Credit: @999London

A teenage moped rider has died and another is seriously injured after a high-speed police chase ended in a horrific crash.

Tue, 13:19
An AirItalia plane trying to land at London City Airport yesterday afternoon (Picture: YouTube)

Watch the terrifying moment a pilot was forced to abandon landing at London City Airport because of Storm Imogen’s blasts.

Tue, 12:40
News presenter Alistair Stewart takes part the annual Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race in which MPs, Lords and media people compete for charity (Picture: PA Images)

Pancake Day is here and Londoners are experiencing this marvellous occasion in many varied and delightful ways. Here is a selection of some of the yummiest and funniest social media pancake posts from the capital.

Tue, 12:28
Luke and Skywalker are recovering well after being found with severe injuries in Victoria Park. Picture: Celia Hammond Animal Trust

Two adorable young cats found horrifically injured and dumped in an east London park have sparked an outpouring of generosity from animal lovers.

Tue, 10:09
Southern and Thameslink services are delayed (Pic: Wikimedia Commons/  Sreejithk2000)

A signalling problem left trains immobile outside of London Bridge this morning, and is now causing delays of up to 20 minutes.

Tue, 09:49
(Photo: London Fire Brigade)

London Fire Brigade this morning battled to free a driver who was trapped in his vehicle after a terrifying rush hour crash.

Tue, 00:01
Lara will have a bone marrow transplant in March

The desperate search for a bone marrow donor for Belsize Park woman has come to an end after a genetic match was discovered.

Mon, 18:11
Smooth (Photo: Kingston Police)

When faced with a frantic police chase, most people would just stand and gape.

Mon, 16:53
South West trains to and from Waterloo are also having problems (Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

The wet and windy weather may disrupt your journey home tonight - with London Bridge station and Southern, South West and Southeastern trains all affected.

Mon, 16:09
Leah Clarke Dyer (Photo: Metropolitan Police)

Havering police are asking for the public’s help to find a girl who has been missing for over a week.

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