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Yesterday, 14:23

A group of ‘yobbish’ West Ham fans upset passengers by chanting ‘vile’ antisemitic songs on a train after a game at Upton Park, and today police said ‘this sort of casual racism has gone unchallenged for too long’.

Yesterday, 13:07

As MPs sit to debate whether or not cannabis should be legalised in the UK, we will bring you Twitter reactions, coverage of the pro-cannabis protest at Westminster and some of the key points on both sides of the argument. Ready or not, here we(ed) come!

Yesterday, 08:10

A signal failure at Finchley Road Tube station is causing severe delays to all the stations on the Metropolitan Line - and the Piccadilly Line is also suffering due to an earlier faulty train at Manor House.

Yesterday, 07:50
[Photograph by Tristan Newkey-Burden]

Sixty abuse cases involving accusations of witchcraft and exorcism have been reported in London so far this year - including a mother who bit her son on the face because she thought he was a “witch possessed by evil spirits”.

Yesterday, 07:02
Rapper Wiz Khalifa performing on stage on a 'PhunkeeDuck personal transportation device'  (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Police have tweeted that it is illegal to ride a ‘swegway’ in public.

Yesterday, 06:12
John White was arrested by Territorial Support Group officers, shown here on a training exercise (Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

UPDATE: Police have rearrested a sex offender who ‘unlawfully escaped’ from a secure mental health facility in north London.

Yesterday, 17:42
Deborah Willemen said she felt like she had 'lost a limb' after the bike was stolen at 3am on Saturday morning (Picture: Deborah Willemen)

‘It was like losing a limb’: A Tottenham single mum needs your help after her life-altering cargobike was (ineptly) stolen by a thief in the dead of night.

Yesterday, 11:08
Do you recognise this man? (Picture: British Transport Police)

A man produced a knife then chased a group of teenage boys through a Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria train, terrifying passengers.

Friday, October 9, 2015
A woman in her eighties was hit by a lorry in Lewisham on Friday morning (Picture: Street View)

A woman in her eighties is fighting for her life in hospital after being hit by a lorry on Lewisham Road this morning.

Friday, October 9, 2015
Christopher Matt

Detectives are hunting a convicted sex attacker who has disappeared while on licence from jail.

Friday, October 9, 2015
The PhD student is looking for the man who stood up to her groper (Photo: Kaitlyn Regehr)

London24 frequently runs appeals after women have been sexually assaulted on buses and trains in the capital, but this is one with a difference.

Friday, October 9, 2015
In Germany Oktoberfest is a raucous but manageable affair (Picture: Getty)

The much-hyped London version of Munich’s Oktoberfest has been cancelled at the last minute by its organisers ‘due to unforeseen circumstances’, leaving thousands to seek refunds.

Friday, October 9, 2015
The lorry was left balancing precariously, wedged under the railway bridge in Bromley (Picture: Steve Hughes)

A lorry slammed into a railway bridge near Shortlands station in Bromley this morning, leaving it wedged between the bridge and the road while balancing precariously on two wheels.

Friday, October 9, 2015
Urban foxes playing. Photo David Jones PA

Hackney Council has removed fox traps from Clissold Park after 4,700 people signed a petition against a cull.

Friday, October 9, 2015
The deceased was found on leafy Melrose Avenue in Cricklewood (Photo: Google StreetView)

Police have launched a murder investigation after the body of a woman in her forties was found at an address in Melrose Avenue.

Friday, October 9, 2015
Straight Road, Romford

A man in his 40s was stabbed in Straight Road, Romford, last night.

Friday, October 9, 2015
St Martin-in-the-fields Church is on the north-east of Trafalgar Square, seen here on the right (Photo: diliff)

Emergency services evacuated 20 people from St Martin-in-the-Fields Church in Trafalgar Square this morning after a bag containing suspicious-looking chemicals was found.

Friday, October 9, 2015
The Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead where British nurse Pauline Cafferkey is being treated (Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire)

An Ebola nurse is in an isolation ward at the Royal Free Hospital with the disease - for the second time.

Thursday, October 8, 2015
The man was shot in Queen's Park this morning (Pic credit: Jonathan Goldberg)

An investigation into the shooting of a man by police officers in Queen’s Park this morning has been launched by an independent watchdog.

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Hackney Council is planning to cull foxes in Clissold Park

A petition launched this afternoon in the face of Hackney Council’s plan to cull foxes has gathered more than 500 signatures – and is growing by the minute.

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Police at Sidcup Fire Station on a security alert (Picture: @legstied2gether)

A major security alert was triggered in south-east London today after a man brought explosive devices dating from WWII - including shells - to Sidcup fire station.

Thursday, October 8, 2015
These are the heroic firefighter who saved Ken's life (Picture: LFB)

An incredibly cute six-week-old kitten called Ken is lucky to be alive after firefighters had to cut him out from inside a brick ‘cage’ in east London. The question now is, how did he get there?

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Urban foxes playing. Photo David Jones PA

The RSPCA animal welfare charity has urged Hackney Council not to kill foxes in Clissold Park.

Thursday, October 8, 2015
The man whose body was recovered from the Regent’s Canal has been named as Sebastiano Magnanini

Two men have been arrested in connection with the suspected murder of a man in Islington, whose body was recovered from the Regent’s Canal in September.

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Nothing to see here (Photo: Joe Innes)

This stripy little fella went for a ride on the Central Line on Monday, and we are heartbroken that we didn’t get to meet him.

Thursday, October 8, 2015
The London Porridge Championships 2015 will be held at Whole Foods Market on Friday October 16 (Picture: Rude Health)

Is it too hot, too cold or just right? You can decide for yourself (while sampling the most elaborate oaty dishes the capital has to offer) at the 2015 London Porridge Championships next week. The result is a crucial one - who makes the city’s best oats?

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Anti-domestic violence protesters lie on the red carpet at the Suffragette premiere at the London Film Festival (Picture: ?@LiamDrydenEtc)

The London premiere of new all-star film Suffragette was stormed, fittingly, by feminist protesters on Wednesday night. Sisters Uncut members staged a ‘lie-in’ on the red caret wearing slogans including ‘dead women can’t vote’.

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Queen Elizabeth II on a tour of the City and Islington College in 2012.

Jeremy Corbyn has declined an invitation to be sworn in to the Privy Council amid continued uncertainty over whether he will declare allegiance in person to the Queen.

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Roadside tributes to cyclists are not a rare sight in the capital (Photo: Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

A lorry driver has been summonsed to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court accused of causing death by careless driving.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
CCTV footage of the raid at Windsor Bishop jewellers in Norwich carried out by Islington smash and grab raiders Alfredo Rojasvagras, Bradley McMillan,  Mark Moloney and Dillon Zambon with two other associates. Picture: PRESS ASSOCIATION

Islington’s smash and grab shame was thrown back into the spotlight this week, after three men – and one boy – from the borough were jailed for a combined 20 years for a jewellery shop robbery.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
A man punched a teenager in the face and verbally abused him on a Metropolitan Line train (Picture: PA Images)

A 19-year-old was punched in the face by a man - who was also verbally abusing him - on a Metropolitan Line tube train as it pulled in to Harrow on the Hill station, according to British Transport Police (BTP).

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Dragos Moisica, 27, a Romanian national of High Street, Edgware, raped a girl on her 12th birthday at a hotel in Kenton (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

This man raped a vulnerable girl on her twelfth birthday. He groomed his child victim - he gave her presents, professed his love and finally lured her to a north London hotel for sex.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Winston Churchill statue in Woodford Green was vandalised with paint splashed over it

Vandals have poured orange and pink paint over Winston Churchill’s statue in Woodford Green.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Tube platforms became very overcrowded (Photo: Ben Park/Twitter)

Kings Cross Tube station was evacuated this morning due to overcrowding this morning as problems on four different Underground lines caused massive delays.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Anyone with information about this man is asked to contact police on 101 quoting image 191154 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

Police have released a video of a chilling knifepoint robbery in Clerkenwell Close in hopes of identifying a man they want to speak to.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Emergency services at Surbiton station (Photo: @HillyFoz)

A man has died after he was hit by a train near Surbiton this morning.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Police believe the attack may have been racially motivated (Picture: PA Images)

A man was pushed out of a Jubilee Line train at West Ham station twice, before being chased down the platform by a group of men in what police believe to be a racially motivated attack.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
A man was grabbed from behind and stabbed ten times in Windmill Lane, Greenford (Picture: Street View)

Two vicious criminals attacked a man in Ealing, stabbing him ten times from behind for no apparent reason and leaving him in hospital, police said.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
The BFI London Film Festival 2015 line up will include Dame Helen Mirren, Benedict Cumberbatch and Dame Maggie Smith (Picture: PA Images)

The BFI Film Festival 2015 begins Wednesday and a star-studded line-up has already clicked ‘attending’ for one of the most prestigious industry events in the world. If Londoners are lucky they might catch a glimpse of the celebs on Southbank...

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
British Transport Police issued the appeal  (Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

A pregnant woman was threatened on a train from King’s Cross to Hitchin - for mentioning that people were making a noisy phonecall.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
If you recognise any of these men please call police on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 (Photos: Metropolitan Police)

Police are looking for ten different men after a 19-year-old was beaten up after a night out with friends at The Goose pub.





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