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Yesterday, 18:49

The fate of the popular car-booking app hangs in the balance as TfL asks the High Court to decide if it is operating illegally in the capital.

Yesterday, 18:09

The High Court has banned five teenage girls from travelling abroad after they expressed an interest in going to Syria – just weeks after three of their schoolmates left to join the Islamic State.

Yesterday, 15:40

A young man who was receiving treatment at a mental health unit in Enfield has absconded, and police have warned the public not to approach Joshua Packman if they see him.

Yesterday, 13:21
The roof of the double deck bus was torn off by the impact of the collision (Pic: Twitter/David Marsh)

Eleven children were injured when the roof of the double decker bus they were travelling in was ripped off after crashing into a bridge, ambulance services have confirmed.

Yesterday, 13:13
McDonagh has been jailed for four years [Photograph from Metropolitan Police]

A conman has been jailed for locking a 90-year-old man in his basement in order to burgle his Fulham home.

Yesterday, 11:32
The royal couple met Baroness Lawrence before looking round the centre (Pic: Getty Images)

Prince William and his wife Kate have visited the Stephen Lawrence Centre as one of their last public appearances before the Duchess gives birth to their second child.

Yesterday, 11:15
Do you know this man? [Photograph from British Transport Police]

Police are hunting a thug who attacked a 17-year-old boy with half a brick on a train journey from Crystal Palace to East Dulwich - then snatched a man’s phone in West Norwood station.

Yesterday, 10:27

Thought phone buttons were hard work? Now people who can’t be bothered to use a touchscreen either can streamline their conversations with a new app.

Yesterday, 09:28
Some of the food Chicken Town will offer (Pic: Kickstarter/Chicken Town)

Chicken loving youngsters living in a deprived borough of North London may soon be able to buy healthy fried chicken, if two restaurateurs get the start-up capital they need.

Yesterday, 07:20
The view at Frank's Cafe has an uncertain future (Pic: Matt Soper)

A panoramic view of London which has become a major lure for bar hoppers in Peckham may be obscured by a 20-storey tower development, campaigners have warned.

Thu, 18:38
Mohammed Yasser Afzal

The man accused of murdering a minicab controller admitted in a typed letter found in his pocket that he killed him “because of his own crazy feelings”, a court heard today.

Thu, 18:25
London Bridge

Commuters travelling on trains to and from London Bridge via Charing Cross are facing headaches this evening due to signalling problems at Waterloo East.

Thu, 17:43
Demetris Costa Hapeshi used the University's database to get a student's phone number  [Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images]

A lecturer who discussed sex toys with his students - and even kissed one of them - is fit to carry on working, a tribunal has ruled.

Thu, 17:20
Chloe Fawsitt, 16, has been missing for three days.

Police are asking the public for help in finding missing teenager Chloe Fawsitt, who has not been seen since Monday March 23.

Thu, 13:25
Whitechapel High Street has more unhealthy businesses next door to one another than anywhere else in London (Pic: Getty Images)

A Whitechapel street has won the dubious title of unhealthiest high street in London, according to a public health body.

Thu, 10:31
Damien now earns his keep by keeping a Tesco supermarket clean (Pic: Getty Images)

An unemployed beggar who travelled from Lancashire to scrounge in Mayfair has landed a job in Tesco.

Thu, 09:28
John Webster slashed his victim's neck with a kitchen knife and shards of glass while telling her he loved her

A father-of-three launched a brutal assault on his ex partner, slashing her neck with a kitchen knife and shards of glass and kicking her in the head - all while telling her he ‘loved her’.

Thu, 09:05
Russell Brand is opening his Trew Era Cafe in Hoxton (Neil Jones)

Russell Brand will open his Trew Era Cafe on the New Era estate in Hoxton, east London today.

Thu, 07:56
The man died after being attacked in Cumberland Park, Acton (Pic: Google)

A murder investigation has been launched following the discovery of a man’s body at an flat in Cumberland Park, Acton.

Wed, 16:26
Heba was found this afternoon [Photograph from Metropolitan Police]

A 13-year-old schoolgirl from Wembley who went missing yesterday has been found safe and sound this afternoon.

3D walkthrouh of the Mail Rail - ScanLab

A lost rail network which ran silently under London for centuries could become a virtual world at a new museum.

Wed, 12:48
The incident took place outside this bank on Ewell Road this morning [Image from Google StreetView]

The HSBC bank in Tolworth’s Ewell Road was robbed this morning at 9.30am.

Wed, 12:22
London landmarks feature in more shots on Instagram than any other tourist attractions (Credit: Instagram/jessicafwilkins

London has been revealed as the most Instagrammed city in the world, with 31.3m pictures of the UK’s fair capital posted on the social media site, research has found.

Wed, 11:24
Nadeem Mohiuddin with wife Asma, daughter Aiza and parking ticket from Asda

An east London Asda slapped a heavily pregnant woman who was due to give birth in nine days with a £70 penalty after parking in a mother and toddler bay.

Wed, 10:21
Inside the Metropolitan Police's hidden Crime Museum at New Scotland Yard © Museum of London

For the first time ever, ordinary people will be able to see gruesome artefacts from the Metropolitan Police’s crime museum – normally only open to police officers and special invited guests.

Wed, 08:18
The crime scene this morning [Photograph by @Leotheunsure]

A 30-year-old man is in a ‘critical condition’ in hospital this morning after he was shot in a suspected gang crime in Redbridge.

Tue, 18:37
The so-called Bermondsey Bomb was carried away by a green lorry (Pic: Twitter/Natargx)

An unexploded WW2 bomb found in Bermondsey has been removed from its crash site by the Ministry of Defence and Metropolitan Police, it has emerged.

Tue, 17:59
Frances Bacon has been banned from drinking in the pub which her family owns (Pic: Twitter/Dan Northcote-Smith

A pig which head-butted the customers of the pub it lived in has been served with a booze ban, landlords have said.

Tue, 17:32
The teen was shot in South Croxted Road in West Dulwich (Pic: Google Street View)

A teenager is in a critical condition after he was shot in the abdomen in West Dulwich, police have said.

Tue, 15:40
Destroyed bus stop in Kilburn High Road (Pic credit: Twitter/@DJSmartyP)

This is the scene after a lorry crashed into a busy bus shelter in Kilburn yesterday afternoon and miraculously no-one was injured.

Tue, 13:59
Erta Murati's sister, Jona, with the dead cat in a bag

A mum-of-two who spent a week begging the council to collect a decomposing cat from outside her house said it was like living with a dead body on her doorstep.

Tue, 13:03
The cafe wants to present foxes as friendly, loveable creatures

Fancy a crafty cuppa? In the latest of a spate of novelty openings, a temporary “fox café” could be opening in east London in May.

Tue, 09:52
A man was found close to death with burn injuries in Woodberry Grove

Victim critical after being discovered half naked - police need help to identify him

Mon, 13:45
Police believe these three men have information about the assault

A man suffered serious facial injuries after being attacked on a platform at Stratford station.

Mon, 12:36
The unexploded bomb was found on a building site in Bermondsey

The army is planning to make safe and remove a 1000lb bomb which was discovered in Bermondsey.

Mon, 12:35
Former Leeds United footballer Clarke Carlisle has pleaded guilty to a drink-driving offence Pic: Richard Sellers/PA

Clarke Carlisle, who played for Leeds, Burnley and QPR, attempted suicide following the offence in December

Mon, 10:01
The 84-year-old man was seriously injured in the 'sickening' attack (Photo Illustration by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

A pensioner was seriously injured after being assaulted and robbed of almost €3,000 he had just exchanged ahead of a holiday.

Mon, 09:48
The bus was completley destroyed (Pic: Peter Kerr)

This shocking picture shows the aftermath of a bus after it exploded into a fireball.

Mon, 09:21
The residents of Stamford Hill are predominately Hasidic Jewish and only New York has a larger community of Hasidic Jews outside Israel. The area contains approximately 50 synagogues and many shops cater specifically for the needs of Orthodox Jews. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

A drunken group of house party revellers tried to gain access to the synagogue in Stamford Hill, in what police are calling an ‘anti-Semitic’ attack.

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Fabric club in Charterhouse Street

Police issue warning about bad batch of MDMA at Farringdon club threatened with closure last year.