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Firefighters had to divert an entire river in south-east London when the Ravensbourn burst its banks after a night of torrential rain on Sunday.

A schoolgirl from Southall has been missing since Wednesday November 19.

Yesterday, 10:05

The Churchill Hyatt Regency hotel in Portman Square, central London, was rocked by a massive explosion last night.

Fri, 17:23
World Champion Parkour athlete, Tim Shieff, leaps across a ledge in some naked free-running in central London (Picture: Beautiful Crime/Jason Paul)

What’s more daring than leaping across London rooftops and free-running atop buildings? Doing it completely naked, that’s what.

Fri, 14:02
Camden council is attempting to shame dog-owners into cleaning up their mess by painting it pink (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

A north London council is trying to ‘embarrass’ dog-owners into cleaning up their animal’s mess by spray painting excrement left in parks and on pavements bright pink.

Fri, 12:35
[Photograph by Charles Mieville]

Two men have been killed after a balcony collapsed in Cadogan Square, one of Britain’s most expensive streets.

Fri, 10:27
A portrait of a naked and pregnant Duchess of Cambridge by graffiti artist Pegasus

An image of the Duchess of Cambridge in the nude bar a tiara balanced on her pregnancy bump has sprung up on the side of an art gallery in north London.

Fri, 08:57
The body of a man was found inside the suspect's car, stopped in Evelyn Street, Deptford (google street view)

A murder investigation is underway after a man was spotted trying to hide a body in the Thames at Deptford Creek in the early hours of this morning.

Fri, 07:49
Boris Johnson is refusing to pay his US tax bill (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

London Mayor Boris Johnson has said a giant ‘No Siree!’ to the American treasury who want him to pay his tax.

Fri, 07:39
Christopher Foster was murdered in a case of mistaken identity

A knifeman who carried out a revenge attack against the wrong man in Borough is facing life in jail when he is sentenced later.

Fri, 07:18
Mash was caught hiding crack in his buttocks

A drug dealer caught hiding crack and heroin in between his buttocks has been jailed.

Thu, 17:53
But did he say yes? [Photograph courtesy of the Ritzy]

A woman called Marisa has proposed to her boyfriend Chris on the marquee of Brixton’s Ritzy, and now we want to find out if he said ‘yes’.

Thu, 17:18
The cyclist was in a collision with a van on Lea Bridge Road in east London (Picture: Google Streetview)

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 55-year-old cyclist was left in a critical condition following a ‘serious collision’ involving a van in north east London.

Thu, 16:29
The accident happened in the former Olympic Stadium (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images/Pool)

A workman working on the Olympic Stadium was rushed to hospital this afternoon after a nasty fall.

Thu, 16:28
The theft of the collection tin happened at approximately 4pm on Saturday, November 8 in The Parade, Coulsdon Road, Coulsdon (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Police have released CCTV of a man they suspect of being involved in the heartless theft of a Poppy Appeal collection tin from a fish and chip shop in Coulsdon.

Thu, 15:22
Gordon Ramsey has accused his father-in-law of forging his signature with a machine (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)

Gordon Ramsay says his father-in-law ‘faked his signature’ on the lease for the York & Albany pub in Regents Park.

Thu, 12:43
Jeremy Vine was stopped by police for 'speeding' on his bike in Hyde Park this morning (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

Presenter Jeremy Vine was given a ticking off by police in Hyde Park this morning after they used a speed gun to clock him going at 16 miles an hour.

Thu, 12:15
TfL admit ever increasing passenger numbers is putting pressure on them to make further investment in London’s transport network (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Were you one of the 4,576,000 people who took the London Underground last Friday? If so then you helped make Tube history after TfL revealed it was the busiest day in its 151-year history.

Thu, 11:32
It's finally time for your winter clothes! (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

London’s weather finally looks set to get cold over the next fortnight, with temperatures forecast to dip to -3C.

Thu, 11:14
Haydn Evans

An award-winning secondary school in London’s East End is going into special measures over concerns about its sixth-form Islamic society’s possible links to radical preachers.

Thu, 10:10
Two pranksters hid in the changing room and filmed themselves having an after-hours go on the slides (Picture: Daniel Jarvis)

A pair of YouTube pranksters hid in the changing rooms at a leisure centre until everyone went home and then filmed themselves riding the flumes and skinny dipping in the pools after dark.

Thu, 08:55
Craig Charles has left I'm a Celebrity (Andrew Parsons/PA Wire)

Craig Charles has quit I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! after the sudden death of his brother.

Thu, 08:45
The church based clinics will test Africans for HIV

Four new HIV testing clinics have been opened in African churches in Southwark, New Cross, Wood Green and Dagenham to combat the high rate the disease among the community.

Thu, 08:16
Teacher Stuart Kerner is alleged to have had sex with the 16-year-old at Bexleyheath Academy in south London (pic: Google Street View)

Stuart Kerner, the school teacher from Bexleyheath who allegedly pursued a secret sex affair with a 16-year-old student told her it was meant to be, a jury has been told.

Thu, 07:49
(Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Microsoft)

Daredevil street trials rider Danny MacAskill was all in a spin last night as he performed tricks on the Thames at Westminster Pier, with the London Eye as his backdrop.

Wed, 19:41
[Photograph from Metropolitan Police]

Police are appealing to the public to help them find a 16-year-old who went missing from the Wembley area on Saturday November 15.

Wed, 16:01
Pascale Fitzmaurice is wanted by police [Photographs from Metropolitan Police]

Police are hunting for Pascale Fitzmaurice in connection with an unprovoked late-night attack in Soho - and say the public should call 999 if they see him.

Wed, 14:50
A fire has broken out in an ofifce block on Sulivan Road [Photograph from Google StreetView]

A block of offices on Fulham’s Sulivan Road caught fire today.

Wed, 14:40
Students from across the country take part in a march through the capital to protest against tuition fees, debt and spending cuts (Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire)

Thousands of students from across the country descended on central London to plead with politicians to scrap tuition fees and wipe debts - but the protest was marred by a minority who attacked officers and caused damage to buildings.

Wed, 14:31
This brave hound was christened 'Smokey' by firefighters after she woke her owners up and saved them from the blaze [Photograph courtesy of London Fire Brigade]

A brave dog woke her owners to rescue them from a flat fire in Shepherds Bush that saw eight people evacuated.

Wed, 14:27
Weighing in a whopping 12kg - Texas is the fattest cat staff at Battersea have ever seen (Picture: Batterse Dogs and Cats Home)

A giant fat cat has been put on a diet in the run up to Christmas after staff at Battersea said the morbidly obese moggy was the heaviest they had ever seen.

Wed, 13:09
Boris Johnson says he will not make the London Living Wage compulsory (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Boris Johnson said making all business pay the London Living Wage would ‘take the moral aspect out of it’ after a report revealed the move would cost all firms more than £600million.

Wed, 12:01
A picture of one of the 100 tyres targeted in Stamford Hill on Sunday morning (Picture: Shomrim)

Two men have been charged after an anti-semitic tyre slashing spree in Stamford Hill which saw 63 cars targeted.

Wed, 10:39
Romford in east London is Britain's luckiest town

Romford in east London has had more lottery wins of £50,000 or more per head than any area of Britain.

Wed, 08:15
Victoria Station was evacuated (Pic: Ewan Munro)

Victoria Station has reopened after it closed during rush hour due to a fire alarm being set off at Boot’s chemist.

Wed, 07:55
Teacher Stuart Kerner is alleged to have had sex with the 16-year-old at Bexleyheath Academy in south London (pic: Google Street View)

A teacher at Bexleyheath Academy in south London, took a 16-year-old girl’s virginity and had sex with her all over the school, a court has heard.

Tue, 17:23
Police wanrt to speak to these people in connection with 'violent disorder' at the Million Mask March in London(Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Police are appealing to trace 12 suspects in connection with the violent disorder which marred the Million Mask March in London on November 5.

Tue, 11:48
Police seized half a tonne of cannabis in the raid

An Islington man has been charged in connection with the seizure of half a tonne of cannabis.

Tue, 11:01
Sebastian Smith has been jailed for six years after robbing a pregnant woman and two men at Forest Gate station (Picture: British Transport Police/Google Streetview)

A man who robbed a pregnant woman at knife-point, choked a man and stole his phone and threatened to push a passenger down the stairs if he didn’t hand over cash at Forest Gate station has been jailed for six years.

Tue, 10:29
People caught dropping cigarette butts in Wandsworth will be able to swap their fine for a shopping voucher if they kick the habit (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Smokers caught dropping cigarette butts in the street will be offered a £30 shopping voucher if they can kick the habit in a new scheme by a west London council.

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The final GP in the UAE may not have been a thriller, but it did kind of sum up the season for a lot of drivers.

Protesters have been warned they are banned from setting up camp at the landmark.

John Cantlie features in the new IS video, in which he talks about a recent failed military attack.

From Britain First’s Facebook posts, you would assume they’d won the Rochester by-election. They didn’t, but they’re claiming it anyway.

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