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London will be hotter than Athens and Barcelona today as temperatures are set to hit 35 degrees, leading to urgent health warnings and a AA prediction that our roads could melt.

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A 15-year-old who was stabbed in broad daylight outside Archway Underground Station this morning managed to travel to East Finchley before being taken to hospital, police said.

50 minutes ago

A young London Muslim wearing a niqab suffered ‘several’ attempts to run her over and had a cigarette thrown at her in a daily barrage of abuse.

Burst pipe shoots a jet of water into the air (Picture: Miklos Kiss)

A mains pipe burst in Tooting, south London this morning blasting a jet of water 50ft into the air on the hottest day of the year.

Snaresbrook Crown Court (Photo: John Stillwell/PA)

A Queen’s Park man who kidnapped a drug dealer and threatened to cut off his testicles in a ‘Scarface’ sting has been jailed for 14 years.

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Police were called to reports of ahooting on Green Lane in Goodmayes (Photo: Google StreetView)

Police have been called to reports of a man shot in Goodmayes this morning.

Jeff Porter was driving a Circle Line train behind the one that was bombed on 7/7 10 years ago (Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Next week marks a decade since the London 7/7 bombings which claimed the lives of 52 victims and injured more than 700 others. Anna Silverman meets Jeff Porter, a Tube driver who was driving behind the Circle line train that was targeted in the Edgware Road attack.

Yesterday, 17:35
Eugenie Bouchard (Picture: PA Images)

BBC Tennis tweeted that Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard was given a dress code penalty at Wimbledon for having her bra strap showing, but tournament officials told London24 this was not the case.

Yesterday, 15:58
Cancer survivor Luna Caden, seven, admires the double helix sculptures

Did you know we share 90 per cent of our genes with a mouse? London now has a DNA inspired art trail which features sculptures by Ai WeiWei and Ted Baker and will raise money for a huge medical research centre.

Yesterday, 13:42
Police and ambulance attend the Wapping High Street collision (Picture: Mike Smith)

A taxi driver is in hospital fighting for his life after having a heart attack at the wheel and ploughing into a cab on Wapping High Street, east London this morning.

Yesterday, 12:31
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London Underground staff who were hailed as heroes on 7/7 for evacuating stations and tending to the wounded are being ‘forced’ to reapply for their jobs due to ‘dangerous’ job cuts, the RMT union has said.

Yesterday, 11:15
Do you think you should be allowed to wear shorts to work?  (Photo: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Good news for everyone sweltering at work: The TUC union backs your call to wear more summery clothing in the current heatwave.

The Protein World advert would not have shamed women into believing they needed to take a slimming supplement, the advertising watchdog has ruled (Photo: Catherine Wylie/PA)

A protein advert that asked Tube users if they were “beach body ready” next to a picture of a toned woman in a bikini did not breach rules, the advertising watchdog had ruled.

Yesterday, 10:19
Fabian Downie

A pervert who performed a solo sex act on six London buses, including one in Old Street, has been jailed.

Yesterday, 08:03
The test exercise will be visible to the public but local communities have been told what to expect  (Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

London’s emergency service are taking part in a huge exercise to test how they would respond to a hypothetical attack by gun-wielding terrorists over the next two days.

Yesterday, 07:37
The inicdent took place near Station Road and Ranelagh Road in Harlesden (Photo: Google StreetView)

Police have arrested a 29-year-old man on suspicion of murder after a fatal stabbing in Harlesden last night.

Mon, 18:35
The trial continues at the Old Bailey

A woman accused of killing a suspected paedophile has denied stabbing him but admitted to “poking” him with a knife following a confrontation, a court heard today.

Mon, 17:51
Protesters at an earlier anti-austerity demo in Berlin in March (Photo: Adam Berry/Getty Images)

Owen Jones, Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn and Green MP Caroline Lucas are all at a rally in Trafalgar Square to show solidarity with Greece this evening.

Mon, 17:17
Police want to speak to this man about the schoolgirl's 'frightening' ordeal (Photo: BTP)

Police are hunting a pervert who groped a 15-year-old girl on her way to school - and even followed her when she changed lines.

Mon, 16:45
Make mine an Earl Grey (Photo: Brew)

There’s nothing Londoners love more than having a nice cuppa, and going to the pub. But until now, these two things have normally been separate.

Mon, 15:32
Police want to speak to this woman about the incident (Photo: Metropolitan Police)

Police want to speak to a woman in her sixties after an osteoporosis sufferer was knocked to the floor in a dispute over a priority seat on a bus.

Mon, 13:45

South Kensington Tube station was evacuated and a police cordon put up this afternoon due to a ‘security alert’.

Mon, 13:32
Wednesday's protest at Bank (Picture: London Cycling Campaign)

A candlelit vigil and ‘die-in’ protest will be held at Bank junction today in memory of cyclist Ying Tao who died after a road traffic collision there last Monday.

Mon, 12:52
Police want to speak to this man, who was carrying a silver mountain bike (Photo: British Transport Police)

Police have released CCTV images to find a witness to an ‘unprovoked attack’ which saw two people sprayed with a chemical on a London Overground train at South Tottenham.

Mon, 11:45
Police cordon on Southwark Street junction with Blackfriars Road (Picture: Chris Kenyon)

A female cyclist was injured and is now in hospital after being hit by a lorry near Blackfriars Bridge this morning.

Mon, 10:09
Kennington junction flooding (Picture: Phil Bowden)

A water pipe burst in Kennington, south London this morning causing travel upheaval and leaving commuters walking or cycling through deep water to work.

Mon, 09:47
Wednesday is likely to to be the hottest day of the year (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

London is braced for the hottest day of the year this week as the mercury rises up to 35C.

Mon, 07:54
(Picture: Met Police)

A 29-year-old who was sectioned after flashing members of the public has gone missing from a Tottenham hospital, police said on Sunday.

Mon, 07:25
Police

On Saturday police charged a man with the murder of Ogarra Dixon, who was shot dead in Denmark Hill, Lambeth on Wednesday June 17.

Sunday, June 28, 2015
Aerial view of the Olympic Park, Stratford (Picture: Dominic Lipinsk/ PA images)

A 44-year-old sub-contractor fell to his death while working at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford and was found early Sunday morning, police said.

Sunday, June 28, 2015
(Picture: Rob Stothard/ Getty)

The streets of London shone with all the colours of the rainbow yesterday as tens of thousands came to watch the annual Pride Parade in beautiful summer weather.

Friday, June 26, 2015
Police in Bradfield Drive, Barking after recovering the car

A car was stolen today in Barking - with a young boy still inside.

Friday, June 26, 2015
Learn the ukelele (Picture: Andrew Burton/ Getty)

Moving to a city with over eight million new people can be scary, but whether you love playing the ukelele or touring toilets there are places to make friends in London.

Friday, June 26, 2015
Michael Lee is 14 and has been missing from Walworth since Tuesday morning (Photo: Metropolitan Police)

The Metropolitan Police say they are ‘increasingly concerned’ about the welfare of Michael Lee, a 14-year-old boy who went missing from his home on Walworth on Tuesday,

Friday, June 26, 2015
Edward Kosmidek, 76, was last seen on Wednesday when he left his home on Sloane Street. (Picture: Met Police)

An elderly man has gone missing in his pyjamas and was last seen walking past a Gucci store in Chelsea, police said.

Friday, June 26, 2015
A similar urban beach will be outside Brent Cross Shopping Centre

The Times will be giving away family entry passes including free unlimited fairground rides to London’s biggest ‘urban beach’.

Friday, June 26, 2015
London Crossrail project (Picture: Stefan Rousseau/ PA Archive)

House prices for homes near to Crossrail stations have rocketed in the past two year, with some boosted by up to £170,000.

Friday, June 26, 2015
Rats appear to dream about food (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)

For a rat, getting hold of an inaccessible tasty treat can be a dream come true.

Friday, June 26, 2015
The Rotherhithe Tunnel was closed after a man was found with a serious head injury on the south-side approach

A teenager is fighting for his life after being found by police collapsed on the south-side approach to the Rotherhithe Tunnel in the early hours of this morning.

Friday, June 26, 2015
Metropolitan Police Commissoner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe

A drink driver has written an incredible letter to police praising the officer who arrested him and helped turn his life around.

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