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Two brothers from Stratford have today become the first people in the country to be jailed for terrorist offences after returning from Syria.

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The police watchdog is investigating how a man fell to his death in Hercules Road, North Lambeth, after officers forced themselves into a property to arrest him.

Two London Ambulance Service medics had to be taken to hospital themselves this morning after they were assaulted by a patient.

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A mock-up of how the world's longest urban trampoline - The Bounceway- will look in central London (Architecture for Humanity)

The world’s longest urban trampoline is set to be built in central London after Boris Johnson gave it the green light along with a raft of other projects designed to improve the city’s streets and public spaces.

(Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Pet owners in Twickenham have been warned to be vigilant after a cat was found deliberately hanged on Haggard Road.

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Islington came out top whereas Lewisham was voted among the worst London boroughs

The Metro has published a list of London boroughs voted best to worst - by its own staff.

11:37
A torrent of water gushes out from underneath collapsed tarmac in Wells Rise

Residents were left wading through a torrent of water over the weekend after a huge water pipe burst, flooding the street and causing the road to collapse.

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Ben Purdy, 18, was shot at close range in Mossington Gardens on Monday and later died in hospital [Photograph from Metropolitan Police]

Two men have been charged with the murder of teenager Ben Purdy who died after he was shot at Mossington Gardens on Monday November 23.

The fatal accident happened at this junction between Commercial Road and Cavell Street on Monday November 24 [Photograph from Google StreetView]

Police have arrested the driver of a car that hit and killed a cyclist in Whitechapel and failed to stop at the scene.

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Afterall, who doesn't want to smell like a horse?

Ever felt the desire to smell like muck and sweet animal sweat? You have? Well you’re in luck as a series of horse perfumes have been released onto the market, just in time for Christmas.

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The £3 pill is for people who drink more than half a bottle of wine or three pints of beer a night  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

It’s something many Londoners have wished for on a Sunday morning. Now a pill which helps dampen the desire to drink alcohol is available to people who drink half a bottle of wine or three pints a night or more.

Ayodele Godwin has been missing overnight, raising fears for her health in the cold weather [Photograph from Metropolitan Police]

Police in Lewisham are appealing for the public’s help in locating a vulnerable woman who went missing on her way home from hospital.

The accident occurred on Wells Way between St George's Way and Albany Road [Photograph from Google StreetView]

A serious crash has closed Wells Way in SE5 between Albany Road and St George’s Way.

Yesterday, 18:36
The scorched remains of family business Archway Sheet Metals. Picture: London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire)/Twitter

Police this evening confirmed they are treating as “suspicious” the fire that gutted the only factory left preventing Tottenham Hotspur from starting work on its new stadium.

Dr Lam Hoe Yeoh pleaded guilty to the charges at Croydon Crown Court [Photograph by Philip Toscano/PA Wire]

Dr Lam Hoe Yeoh, also known as Robin, has been jailed for a string of sick sex crimes including making child porn and filming his patients on the toilet.

Detective Superintendent Gordon Allison with just a small selection of the hundreds of guns handed in, ranging from antiques to modern handguns [Photograph from Metropolitan Police]

Over 350 firearms, including ‘grandad guns’ and two unusual walking stick guns, have been handed into the Metropolitan Police as part of a weapons amnesty.

Yesterday, 12:45
If it's not leaves on the line or the wrong kind of snow...(Pic: Amy Gray)

Greater Anglia passengers travelling from Liverpool Street to Chingford and Bethnal Green were surprised to be told their trains were delayed because of an ‘unusually large passenger’.

Yesterday, 11:51
The Railway Hotel in Hornchurch

A mum died after eating contaminated turkey in a pub Christmas dinner, which also made 33 diners violently ill, a court has found.

Yesterday, 10:43
The strange electric force makes your hair stand on end (YouTube)

This video shows a strong electric force outside the Google building near Tottenham Court Road which makes your hair stand on end and feel a pressure in your head if you stand too close.

Yesterday, 10:28
The steps between the Westfield shopping centre and Stratford train station have been taped off by police[Photograph by @Sallymari]

Stratford station was closed for an hour today after a security alert caused by a suspicious abandoned car.

The blaze on Paxton Road raged for almost three hours [Photograph by @PaulWood1961]

A metalworks near White Hart Lane that has been holding up the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium build has been gutted by a mystery fire this morning.

Yesterday, 08:20
Mrs Mersadis Lallite, 76, went missing on Monday November 25 on her way to Brixton Hill [Photograph from Metropolitan Police]

An elderly woman has gone missing whilst making the two-minute journey home to Brixton Hill from her daughter’s home in Tulse Hill.

Yesterday, 07:34
How London Bridge station is expected to look when the regeneration is complete

London Bridge station has big plans for the holidays, but the building work will cause service disruptions for millions of people in late December and early January.

Mon, 18:31
The sewer under Whitehall was clogged with tons on awful stuff which had to be pumped out (Picture: Thames Water)

London is blighted by the mighty bulks of congealed fat known as fatbergs, with an estimated 55,000 of them blocking sewers across the city.

Mon, 18:03
All the best views: The stunning picture captured by the Met's helicopter (@MPSinthesky)

We couldn’t resist sharing this incredible picture of London, taken by the Met’s helicopter team @MPSinthesky this afternoon.

Mon, 17:28
Iconic Soho venue Madame JoJo's has had its license revoked (Picture: Google Streetview)

Iconic Soho venue Madame Jojo’s has had its licence revoked by the council after ‘a serious incident of disorder’ allegedly involving its bouncers.

Mon, 17:08
The three teenagers were found guilty of murdering Paul Thrower with an axe at a block of flats in Hayes (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Three teenagers have been found guilty of killing a man in a horrific axe and knife attack at a block of flats in west London after he confronted them for spitting at his girlfriend.

Mon, 14:15
The snake was found nestling in the recycling box outside the man's house (Picture: Imgur/lowercase_capitalist)

A resident in West Hampstead opened their front door this morning only to find a two metre-long snake nestling in a recycling box.

Mon, 11:27
(Photographs by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images and Peter Gordon )

Two weeks ago, we reported on Tower Bridge’s dazzling new glass walkway, which allows visitors to look down onto the river and road below. It’s already been smashed.

Mon, 10:10
Arsenal said the fan was removed from the Emirates Stadium after throwing the wine (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Usually when people say ‘claret was spilled’ at a football match it refers to a fight of some kind - but at Arsenal matches it appears to be literally the case.

Mon, 09:51
Elizabeth Crockett, left,  in happier times. Her accident has left her traumatised and with multiple injuries [Photograph courtesy of Irwin Mitchell]

A woman who is lucky to be alive after she was hit by a lorry and dragged underneath it has asked witnesses to come forward to help her “battle for justice”.

Mon, 07:12
Flooding has caused delays on the Overground route into Euston (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

There are severe delays on the Overground line into Euston this morning due to flooding in the Harlesden area.

Mon, 06:41
Police want to speak to this man with regards to the incident [Photograph by British Transport Police]

Police are trying to catch a man who attacked a woman and gashed open her nose at a West End Tube station, and want to speak to the man in this picture.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

London24 ran an appeal after schoolgirl Ayan Omar went missing near Feltham Community College on Wednesday November 19.

Sunday, November 23, 2014
The floods turned streets in Lewisham into rivers [Photograph by @n_s_martin]

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

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Fourteen people were injured in the blast at the Churchill Hyatt Regency Hotel in Portman Square

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

Friday, November 21, 2014
Protester Arron says he has cahined himself to the railings because his free speech was violated [Photograph by @OccupyLondon]

A protester has chained himself to the railing outside the Houses of Parliament by his neck.

Friday, November 21, 2014
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.

Friday, November 21, 2014
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.

Friday, November 21, 2014
[Photograph by Charles Mieville]

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

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The NHS have introduced a new pill for those who struggle to screw the lid back on that bottle of wine.

Today the doctor has received an eight-year sentence for a string of offences.

£300 a day sounds like a pretty good allowance – but this guy was claiming it without doing ANY work.

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