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The scene at Whipps Cross Hospital (Picture: Sajjad Sharif)

‘Chemical leak’ near Whipps Cross hospital leaves dozens trapped

Dozens of people, including many on buses, were trapped in the grounds of Whipps Cross hospital this morning when workers found chemical waste at a nearby construction site.

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The scene was cordoned off while the police recovered the finger (Picture: Simon Densley / The Worcester Park Blog)

Gruesome severed finger discovery in Fairlands Park, Sutton

At least half a dozen police responded after a severed human finger was found in the grass at a Sutton park yesterday.

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Hilarious cartoons mock Boris Johnson over London smog

Campaigners for better air quality in London have mercilessly mocked Boris Johnson’s commitment to eradicating smog in a series of hilarious cartoons.

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The Cumberland Hotel was the scene of the hammer attack earlier this month (Picture: PA Images/Yui Mok)

#London_is_not_safe trending in Dubai after violent attacks

The Twitter hashtag #London_is_not_safe has been trending in Dubai since Tuesday after a second violent attack on UAE nationals in under a month, while police seek to reassure visitors they need not worry.

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Where's the best place to get a coffee in London? (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

London’s best coffee shop revealed

What’s the quickest way to start an argument in London? Just ask; ‘Where’s the best place to get coffee?’ and see what happens.

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The Crouch End nursery sent the child home with the wrong granny

North London nursery sent child home with wrong granny

Inspectors called into a Crouch End nursery after a child was sent home with the wrong grandmother have uncovered a raft of serious safeguarding failings.

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Mark Shand (L) poses with his daughter Aysha (C) and ex-wife Clio Shand (R) in 2002. (Photo by Chirag Wakaskar/Getty Images for Cartier International)

Prince William and Kate pay sympathy after shock death of Camilla’s brother

William and Kate have sympathised with the Duchess of Cornwall after the sudden death of her brother Mark Shand, following a fall in New York.

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The petition hopes to help invisible disability sufferers beat the stigma and sit on the tube (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

‘Make badges for Tube passengers with ‘invisible disabilities’’

A petition for TfL to make ‘invisible disability’ badges for the Tube that mimic their iconic ‘baby on board’ ones has received an outpouring of personal messages and support.

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'If you'’ve really got balls, show them to your doctor' (Picture: Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)

Samuel L. Jackson asks men: ‘Have you got balls?’ - video

Hollywood star Samuel L. Jackson has teamed with a London-based start-up to pledge to kick testicular cancer in the nuts.

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TfL are going to bring in mobile payment for passengers to travel even if they forget their Oyster card (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Forgot your Oyster? Use a phone to catch the Tube

TfL have outlined plans to allow passengers to pay for travel on London Underground using smartphone applications.

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Hundreds of elderly investors lost their life savings to the scams (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Fraudsters steal £10m from elderly investors in City boiler room

Two fraudsters stole more than £10million from vulnerable elderly investors in a London boiler room scam selling worthless land.

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A woman has been arrested following the discovery of three dead children at the address in New Malden (Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire)

Mother held by police after children’s deaths in New Malden

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murdering her four-year-old daughter and twin sons aged three.

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Sellfridges, on Northwold Road in Stoke Newington, pictured yesterday (Picture: @HackneyFlea/Twitter

Sellfridges stops selling fridges

A strong pun alone is not enough to keep business good, apparently. Stoke Newington’s brilliant and accurately named Sellfridges has closed down.

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The man was spotted taking his ducks for a walk in Peckham. Picture by @_SamJacob.

Peckham duck walking mystery solved

The man captured on Twitter walking two ducks past a KFC in Peckham has come forward to explain he does it all the time.

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A source said the pair 'are Anglophiles and have been toying with the idea of getting a pad for a couple of years now'.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Beyonce and Jay Z ‘buy £5.5million Mayfair townhouse’

Residents of west London could soon have superstar neighbours after Beyonce and Jay Z reportedly spent a massive £5.5million on a Mayfair townhouse.

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