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Yesterday, 18:38

The man accused of murdering a minicab controller admitted in a typed letter found in his pocket that he killed him “because of his own crazy feelings”, a court heard today.

Yesterday, 18:25

Commuters travelling on trains to and from London Bridge via Charing Cross are facing headaches this evening due to signalling problems at Waterloo East.

Yesterday, 17:43

A lecturer who discussed sex toys with his students - and even kissed one of them - is fit to carry on working, a tribunal has ruled.

Yesterday, 13:25
Whitechapel High Street has more unhealthy businesses next door to one another than anywhere else in London (Pic: Getty Images)

A Whitechapel street has won the dubious title of unhealthiest high street in London, according to a public health body.

Yesterday, 10:31
Damien now earns his keep by keeping a Tesco supermarket clean (Pic: Getty Images)

An unemployed beggar who travelled from Lancashire to scrounge in Mayfair has landed a job in Tesco.

Yesterday, 09:28
John Webster slashed his victim's neck with a kitchen knife and shards of glass while telling her he loved her

A father-of-three launched a brutal assault on his ex partner, slashing her neck with a kitchen knife and shards of glass and kicking her in the head - all while telling her he ‘loved her’.

Yesterday, 09:05
Russell Brand is opening his Trew Era Cafe in Hoxton (Neil Jones)

Russell Brand will open his Trew Era Cafe on the New Era estate in Hoxton, east London today.

Yesterday, 07:56
The man died after being attacked in Cumberland Park, Acton (Pic: Google)

A murder investigation has been launched following the discovery of a man’s body at an flat in Cumberland Park, Acton.

Wed, 16:26
Heba was found this afternoon [Photograph from Metropolitan Police]

A 13-year-old schoolgirl from Wembley who went missing yesterday has been found safe and sound this afternoon.

3D walkthrouh of the Mail Rail - ScanLab

A lost rail network which ran silently under London for centuries could become a virtual world at a new museum.

Wed, 12:48
The incident took place outside this bank on Ewell Road this morning [Image from Google StreetView]

The HSBC bank in Tolworth’s Ewell Road was robbed this morning at 9.30am.

Wed, 12:22
London landmarks feature in more shots on Instagram than any other tourist attractions (Credit: Instagram/jessicafwilkins

London has been revealed as the most Instagrammed city in the world, with 31.3m pictures of the UK’s fair capital posted on the social media site, research has found.

Wed, 11:24
Nadeem Mohiuddin with wife Asma, daughter Aiza and parking ticket from Asda

An east London Asda slapped a heavily pregnant woman who was due to give birth in nine days with a £70 penalty after parking in a mother and toddler bay.

Wed, 10:21
Inside the Metropolitan Police's hidden Crime Museum at New Scotland Yard © Museum of London

For the first time ever, ordinary people will be able to see gruesome artefacts from the Metropolitan Police’s crime museum – normally only open to police officers and special invited guests.

Wed, 08:18
The crime scene this morning [Photograph by @Leotheunsure]

A 30-year-old man is in a ‘critical condition’ in hospital this morning after he was shot in a suspected gang crime in Redbridge.

Tue, 18:37
The so-called Bermondsey Bomb was carried away by a green lorry (Pic: Twitter/Natargx)

An unexploded WW2 bomb found in Bermondsey has been removed from its crash site by the Ministry of Defence and Metropolitan Police, it has emerged.

Tue, 17:59
Frances Bacon has been banned from drinking in the pub which her family owns (Pic: Twitter/Dan Northcote-Smith

A pig which head-butted the customers of the pub it lived in has been served with a booze ban, landlords have said.

Tue, 17:32
The teen was shot in South Croxted Road in West Dulwich (Pic: Google Street View)

A teenager is in a critical condition after he was shot in the abdomen in West Dulwich, police have said.

Tue, 15:40
Destroyed bus stop in Kilburn High Road (Pic credit: Twitter/@DJSmartyP)

This is the scene after a lorry crashed into a busy bus shelter in Kilburn yesterday afternoon and miraculously no-one was injured.

Tue, 13:59
Erta Murati's sister, Jona, with the dead cat in a bag

A mum-of-two who spent a week begging the council to collect a decomposing cat from outside her house said it was like living with a dead body on her doorstep.

Tue, 13:03
The cafe wants to present foxes as friendly, loveable creatures

Fancy a crafty cuppa? In the latest of a spate of novelty openings, a temporary “fox café” could be opening in east London in May.

Tue, 09:52
A man was found close to death with burn injuries in Woodberry Grove

Victim critical after being discovered half naked - police need help to identify him

Mon, 13:45
Police believe these three men have information about the assault

A man suffered serious facial injuries after being attacked on a platform at Stratford station.

Mon, 12:36
The unexploded bomb was found on a building site in Bermondsey

The army is planning to make safe and remove a 1000lb bomb which was discovered in Bermondsey.

Mon, 12:35
Former Leeds United footballer Clarke Carlisle has pleaded guilty to a drink-driving offence Pic: Richard Sellers/PA

Clarke Carlisle, who played for Leeds, Burnley and QPR, attempted suicide following the offence in December

Mon, 10:01
The 84-year-old man was seriously injured in the 'sickening' attack (Photo Illustration by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

A pensioner was seriously injured after being assaulted and robbed of almost €3,000 he had just exchanged ahead of a holiday.

Mon, 09:48
The bus was completley destroyed (Pic: Peter Kerr)

This shocking picture shows the aftermath of a bus after it exploded into a fireball.

Mon, 09:21
The residents of Stamford Hill are predominately Hasidic Jewish and only New York has a larger community of Hasidic Jews outside Israel. The area contains approximately 50 synagogues and many shops cater specifically for the needs of Orthodox Jews. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

A drunken group of house party revellers tried to gain access to the synagogue in Stamford Hill, in what police are calling an ‘anti-Semitic’ attack.

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Fabric club in Charterhouse Street

Police issue warning about bad batch of MDMA at Farringdon club threatened with closure last year.

Friday, March 20, 2015
A man dressed as 'The Stig' delivering a petition (Picture: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire)

There was pandemonium in central London this morning as a man dressed as the Stig drove up to the BBC in a tank to deliver a petition demanding Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson be reinstated.

Friday, March 20, 2015
With the election coverage reaching fever picth here are some interesting things you may have missed (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

In amongst all the political rhetoric, endless polling and debate about having debates there’s plenty of interesing things you might have missed about the General Election. That’s why we’re here to fill you in:

Friday, March 20, 2015
The men are suspected of burgling a shop armed with a crossbow (Picture: Met Police)

CCTV has been released of two men anted in connection with a burglary in south London where one of the suspects was armed with a crossbow.

Friday, March 20, 2015
Check out our guide to making sure you can cast your vote on May 7 (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Whether you’re a first-time voter or you’ve just not got round to it yet – our handy guide to voting will help you make sure you don’t miss out on the chance to make your voice count.

Friday, March 20, 2015
Zallu Hassan, 83, who suffers from Alzheimer'’s was left with horrific injuries from the attack

A pensioner with Alzheimer’s was “left for dead” after being badly beaten by burglars in a horrific ordeal in east London.

Friday, March 20, 2015
Go away cloud...

Londoners are as keen as anyone to get a piece of the elusive eclipse 2015.

Friday, March 20, 2015
Debbie McCarthy with her dog Missy at the spot in Raphael Park where her six-month-old chihuahua Peanut died when he was hit by a council buggy

A devastated east London couple have been left with a “hole” in their lives after their tiny six-month-old chihuahua died in a collision with a council buggy.

Friday, March 20, 2015
A woman looking at a partial eclipse of the sun through special glasses (Whyld/PA Wire)

A near-total eclipse of the sun is set to thrill or disappoint millions today, depending on luck and the fickle British weather.

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Tunnelling breakthrough at Liverpool Street 'station box'

Tunnelling work in London’s long-awaited Crossrail ‘super tube’ construction is now more than nine-tenths complete.

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Drones like this quadcopter, which is fitted with a camera, are becoming a more common sight in Alexandra Park and other open spaces. Picture: Niall Carson/PA

They were at the top of thousands of children’s Christmas lists, but families could now find themselves with a new toy left firmly in its box.

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Police would like to speak to this man in connection with the indecent assault

Police are appealing for information after a sleeping woman was indecently assaulted on her morning commute from Thorpe Bay to London Fenchurch Street.