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Why isn't it sinking?!

It sounds unbelievable, but two Londoners just sailed their fully-functioning houseboat made entirely from recycled cardboard on the Thames - and it didn’t sink.

Mia Jimenez is missing from Willesden

Concerns are growing for the welfare of a 14-year-old schoolgirl from Willesden who went missing yesterday evening.

Cllr Muhammed Butt is the leader of Brent Council

The leader of Brent Council is the latest Labour politician to become embroiled in a row over Israel after he shared a Facebook post that called the country a terrorist state.

These deadly weapons have been seized in Brent over the last 24 hours (Pic: Twitter@MPSBrent)

It might look like a harmless torch but this is actually a disguised Taser which has been seized by Brent Police.

A person was hit by a train this morning at Romford station

A person has died after being struck by a train at Romford station this morning, leading to hour-long line closures on TfL Rail, Network Rail and London Overground services into Liverpool Street.

British Transport Police want to speak to this woman (Photo: BTP)

A woman has had her lip split open after she was attacked for veering in front of another woman on the station concourse At Manor House.

Abdi's police mugshot

A serial rapist who sexually assaulted five women as young as 19 and as old as 75 in a sick crime spree across east London has been locked up for life.

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One of the crashed cars found near Ferry Lane, Rainham

People will be killed if street racers keep performing illegal late night stunts in front of hundreds of onlookers at an industrial estate, police have warned.

Jack Susianta

The death of a Hackney teenager who drowned in the River Lea on Walthamstow Marshes was a drug-related accident, a jury has concluded.

Found dead: David Gest (Picture: Ian West/PA Wire)

The funeral of David Gest is set to take place this afternoon at Golders Green crematorium, according to reports.

Jonathan Goldstein, Cain Hoy’s chief executive; Ed Vaizey MP, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy; and Heather Knight, the senior archaeologist leading the dig on behalf of MOLA at the launch of The Stage dig (Picture: Adrian Pope)

Archaeologists have begun excavating one of Shakespeare’s lesser known playhouses – the Curtain Theatre where Henry V was first performed.

Arthur Simpson-Kent

Arthur Simpson-Kent, 48, appeared via video link at the Old Bailey today

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Should Ken hoist his rucksack on his shoulders and walk on out? (Picture: PA Images)

Ken Livingstone, former Mayor of London, has been suspended from the Labour party after he made comments about Hitler, Zionism and ‘the Israel lobby’ on the radio this morning.

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Michael Porter, of Fuller Road, Dagenham, was yesterday handed a suspended prison sentence for four counts of animal cruelty

A man has avoided jail after he was found guilty of attacking a dog with a machete.

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Tsvetomir Georgiev exposed himself to women on many Tube trains (Picture: BTP)

A ‘persistent pervert’ travelled around the London Underground ‘targeting lone women’ - engaging the women in conversation before ‘touching himself inappropriately’ in front of them, inciting ‘considerable fear’.

Yesterday, 11:51
The Evening Standard publishs around 900,000 copies a day in the capital  (Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

The Evening Standard’s London mayoral coverage is “consistently and overwhelmingly” biased in favour of Zac Goldsmith, giving him both more and more positive coverage than his Labour rival Sadiq Khan, according to a study by Goldsmiths University academics.

Londoners heading out of the capital for the bank holiday are being warned to expect traffic mares (Picture: PA Images)

Londoners should expect heavy traffic both ends of the long weekend and several rail networks are running reduced services, with the Gatwick Express not operating at all.

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Londoners should expect a windy bank holiday weekend (Picture: PA Images)

Although Londoners might catch a glimpse of sunshine on Saturday, rain and strong winds are set to blight Sunday and bank holiday Monday in the capital.

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(Photo: Salaffina Dore, University of Westminster Students’ Union)

We never thought we’d miss exams, but we might be persuaded to resit our finals if we were as lucky as students at the University of Westminster, who this week got to play with cute baby animals.

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Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner from the Movement for Reform Judaism has said she doesn't think MP Naz Shah is anti-Semtiic

Rabbi Laura Janner Klausner welcomed Naz Shah into her home last week for an interfaith feast for Passover - and this morning said that she would like to take the suspended Labour MP to Israel.

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The capital has been experiencing some stormy weather  (Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

At least three planes are thought to have been struck as lightning forked through the skies over the capital.

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British Transport Police think this man could have vital information (Photo: BTP)

Police are hunting a pervert who stalked a woman even when she changed trains.

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Abdul Nahar has been described as a risk to others and himself (Photo: Metropolitan Police)

Police have warned that a man who has gone missing from a secure mental health unit “could pose a threat”.

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(Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

South West trains to and from Waterloo station are facing delays of up to 20 minutes this morning - and some services have been cancelled altogether.

Steve, left, being presented with his NVQ in steam train driving by manager Mark Appleford Picture: c2c

The friend of a c2c train driver who died on Monday after 24 years based at East Ham EMU Depot praised him as a “railway man through and through”.

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