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Yesterday, 12:24

Commuters at London Bridge were left perplexed when instead of being handed their usual free paper they were given an intricately hand-drawn copy of the Guardian from four years ago.

Yesterday, 10:25
swastika daubed on Heath signpost. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Highgate residents were “horrified” after waking up to a large swastika daubed on a sign at the entrance to Hampstead Heath.

Yesterday, 13:10
The couple 'having sex' on Charlton's pitch

A Vine video of a couple appearing to have sex on the pitch of Charlton Athletic football club’s pitch has gone viral.

Yesterday, 11:15
The terrorist gained the nickname 'Jihadi John' after he appeared in this video

The BBC has today named the man they believe to be the notorious ISIS executioner ‘Jihadi John’.

Yesterday, 10:38
Paloma Faith collects the Female Solo Artist Award on stage during the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

Singer Paloma Faith revealed she was arrested for fly-posting twice in Hackney during her Brit Awards acceptance speech.

Yesterday, 09:53
Former railway guard Peter Handley, pictured wearing the distinctive gold Buddha pendant, with his grandson George

A gang of masked intruders held an 80-year-old great-grandfather hostage and ransacked his home in Gospel Oak, leaving the disabled pensioner in fear of his life.

Yesterday, 09:45
The stabbing happened in Mount Pleasant Hill, Clapton (Google Street View)

A man aged in his mid 20s is in a critical condition after being stabbed in Mount Pleasant Hill in Clapton yesterday afternoon.

Yesterday, 08:30
The crash took place near this stretch of road [Image from Google StreetView]

The A243 Leatherhead Road is closed due to a serious road traffic collision near Silverglade Business Park, just after Junction 9 with the M25.

Wed, 18:34
Police want to speak to this man after a 90-year-old woman's handbag was stolen from a church (Picture: Met Police)

A 90-year-old woman’s handbag was stolen from a church in Hounslow when she went up to the altar during an Ash Wednesday service.

Wed, 16:30
The man suffered burns when the foam he was using to try and keep mice out of his home set alight (Photo By Getty Images)

A man was ‘engulfed in a ball of fire’ when the foam he was using to try and keep mice out of his west London flat set alight.

Wed, 15:49
The pet tropical fish were kicked to death, or killed with bleach [File photo by Robert Kerton]

A trio of men from Maida Vale killed tropical fish for fun in a retirement home.

Wed, 13:52
Shaunna Baynes broke her nose and injured her hip in the fall

An Elvis fan who allegedly tripped over an air steward sprawled across the business class aisle of a flight has received £2,000 in compensation – from her own lawyer.

Wed, 13:00
Josh Mould has not been seen since Tuesday [Photograph from Metropolitan Police]

A young boy with learning difficulties has gone missing from Springfield Hospital, and police are extremely concerned for his safety.

Wed, 12:39
London Ambulance Service said only the driver was injured (Picture: Chaim S)

A double-decker smashed into a Tottenham bus stop this morning after the driver reportedly felt unwell as he drove along Broad Lane in north London.

Wed, 11:24
Gokhan Durmus was stabbed in the neck in Chatham Place in Hackney in Saturday, February 7 (Picture: Met Police)

A murder investigation has been launched in Hackney after 22-year-old Gokhan Durmus was stabbed in the neck when he got out of his car and argued with two men.

Wed, 11:11
Police believe that the men in these photos can help them with their investigation into racist chanting [Photograph by British Transport Police]

After a video of a black man being shoved off a train by Chelsea supporters made international news, police are now hunting for football fans who shouted racist chants in St Pancras Station the day after the Paris St Germain match.

Wed, 10:55
(Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

London taxi drivers packed into a GLA meeting at City Hall this morning for a question and answer session with Peter Hendy, Commissioner of TfL, after it was criticised for being woefully inadequate’ in providing enough ranks.

Wed, 10:46
We wouldn't want to be faced with a giant version of this on the way to work [Photograph by Sean Gallup/Getty Images]

We know train stations can be germ-ridden places, especially when they’re full of commuters in flu season, but Waterloo actually has a giant petri dish of bacteria in it.

Wed, 09:32
Mr Isaacs in Sainsbury's earlier that day, and a close-up of the baseball cap he was wearing  [Photograph from Metropolitan Police]

Police have launched a murder inquiry after a 56-year-old man who was found in a pool of blood on Bannister Close in Tulse Hill died.

Wed, 08:48

In London, we like to think that we don’t suffer fools gladly - but when asked to photograph a man and his ‘invisible friend’ on the Southbank, lots of us played along.

Wed, 08:02
Cyclists lie in the road at a 'die-in' vigil for accident victim Akis Kolloras [Picture: @MPSHackney]

There are more than 12 road accidents a day involving cyclists in Greater London, it has been revealed.

Wed, 07:27
Paris Morgans-Turrel is 14 and missing [Photographs from Metropolitan Police]

The 14-year-old girl was reported missing in Somerset on February 13, but is now believed to be in south London, where she used to live.

Wed, 07:00
Abhishek Varma with the bottle of apple juice

Would you drink a bottle of apple juice if you found fungi floating at the top of it?

Tue, 18:32
The man brandished a 10-inch knife at the terrified shop owner

The terrifying moment the man behind the counter of a convenience store in Wandsworth was threatened with a 10-inch knife has been released by police hunting the armed robber responsible.

Tue, 16:59
The first woman was attacked as she went down this alley between Sunny Gardens Road and Downage in Hendon (Picture: Google)

Two women were subjected to violent sex attacks in separate incidents down alleyways less than a mile apart at the weekend.

Tue, 16:49

A 14-year-old girl with learning difficulties who went missing from her home in Barnet has been found.

Tue, 16:48
Officers also found six guns at the address (Pic credit: Twitter@MPSBrent)

Brent Police have seized six guns and drugs after raiding a Crystal Meth laboratory which was set up in a garage at an address in Kingsbury.

Tue, 13:26
Zahra Abdullah is 17 and 'extremely vulnerable' [Photograph from Metropolitan Police]

Police believe that 17-year-old Zahra Abdullah, who has been missing from her home for over a week, may be in Islington.

Tue, 12:26
Natalie Bennett spluttered and stalled her way through an interview with radio station LBC

Cringeworthy, incredibly awkward, car crash - all words you used to describe the Green Party leader Natalie Bennett’s radio interview with LBC this morning.

Tue, 11:23
An artist's impression of the Bishopsgate Goodsyard scheme.

The Mayor of Hackney has launched a campaign to “Save Shoreditch” because of a proposed 48-storey luxury development, which he claims threatens to “plunge Tech City into darkness”.

Tue, 11:23
Drinki offers a free cocktail in return for an automatic 'check-in' on social media [Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for HELPS Teas]

A new app is offering free cocktails in trendy bars, just for ‘checking in’ on Facebook.

Tue, 11:00
The man was carrying a baseball bat, similar to the one in this file photo [Photograph by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images]

Police are hunting for a man who covered his face and sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl on the Northern Line.

Tue, 10:21
The crash happened in Lower Thames Street near London Bridge (Google Street View)

Lower Thames Street near Monument remains closed westbound after a serious crash involving a motorcyclist and pedestrian this morning.

Tue, 10:01
The seriously injured man was found dead on the Greenway, near Lonsdale Avenue in East Ham, east London (Pic: Google Street View)

A murder investigation has been launched after a man, believed to be aged around 30, was found with serious injuries in the Greenway next to Lonsdale Avenue, East Ham.

Tue, 09:27
The woman was found dead in Langbrook Road, Kidbrooke, in south east London (Google Street View)

A 63-year-old man has been charged with murdering his partner after a woman was stabbed to death in Langbrook Road, Kidbrooke, in south-east London.

Mon, 19:29
The blaze tore through the family home in Twickenham (Picture: London Fire Brigade)

A much-loved family pet died in a freak house fire in south west London after the blaze was started by a jar of Nutella left on a window sill.

Mon, 18:36
Owl cafes are already popular in Tokyo (Photo by Keith Tsuji/Getty Images)

The latest bizarre single-idea cafe to swoop into London is sure to be a hoot (sorry) as a pop-up cocktail bar in Soho plans to be full of owls. Yes, OWLS.

Mon, 16:36
Pedro couldn't see over his stable door (Picture: Dan Jones/Ebony Horse Club)

A group of children at a Brixton horse charity have created a special periscope for Pedro the Shetland Pony after he couldn’t see over his stable door.

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