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Thu, 10:00

As we come to the end of 2014 we look back at a year full of weird, wonderful and downright bonkers news in London. First up is January to June, when the shadow of Tube strikes hung over the capital:

Thu, 10:00

Londoners should take extra care over driving the morning after a big night out, according to the drink and drug charity Swanswell.

Wed, 13:08

Christmas travel is well underway, with up to four million people going abroad over the festive period December 19 to January 3.

Wed, 11:43
The man was hit by the van in Lambeth High Street (Google Street View)

A 52-year-old man was killed after being hit by a van in Lambeth High Street yesterday afternoon.

Wed, 11:41
Tommy Main died after a party in Erith, leaving behind a three-year-old daughter  [Image from YouTube]

Tommy Main, 23, was at a sixteenth birthday party at a home in The Nursery on Sunday June 29 before he died of a heart attack.

Wed, 10:46
The building off Trafalgar Square has lain empty since last year [Photograph from Google StreetView]

A group of squatters calling themselves ‘Love Activists’ have taken over an abandoned bank on Trafalgar Square as part of a housing protest - but are now facing eviction.

Wed, 09:20
The incident took place on Black's Road on Sunday December 7 around 1.30pm [Photograph from Google StreetView]

Police are appealing for witnesses to an ‘altercation’ that left a 14-year-old girl with facial injuries.

Wed, 08:59
Buses on other routes may get very busy (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Two 24-hour bus strikes on east London buses have been announced, which could cause commuters a headache over the Christmas and New Year period.

Wed, 08:06
The lifeboat crew launched in one minute [Photograph from Tower RNLI]

A man would have died last night after he took a plunge into an icy-cold River Thames - if it were not for the RNLI lifeboat crew who pulled him to safety.

Wed, 07:32
Terrance Mervin Mackenzie was last seen at Homerton Hospital and should not be approached [Photograph from Metropolitan Police]

Hackney police are urgently appealing for the public to report any sighting of a man who has gone missing from Homerton Hospital, but warn they should not approach Terrance Mervin Mackenzie if they see him.

Tue, 14:46
(Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Transport for London will lay on extra Tubes and trains on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day to help partygoers get home in the early hours of 2015.

Tue, 13:01
Fire engines arriving on the scene [Photograph by Nedka Babliku]

Six fire engines and 35 firefighters have been tackling a blaze near Soho nightspot Ronnie Scott’s jazz bar.

Tue, 12:11
A police car at the crime scene on Westow Hill [Photograph by Westow House]

Three men attempted to rob the Barclays bank on Westow Hill near Crystal Palace this morning.

Tue, 11:53
More than 1,500 Christmas hampers to vunerable members of the community in north London (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

More than 200 volunteers packed up thousands of turkeys, vegetables, Christmas pudding and bubbly to bring thousands of people in north London living in poverty some festive cheer.

Tue, 11:51
Model Laura Ingham with her beloved Pomeranian puppy Louis

A devastated model from north London has told how her pedigree puppy was mauled to death by a vicious dog in Crouch End’s Parkland Walk.

Tue, 11:05
Bankrupt property tycoon Scot Young had been in ill health (Tim Goode/PA Wire)

A coroner has formally opened an inquest into the death of bankrupt property tycoon Scot Young, whose body was found impaled on railings at the base of luxury flats earlier this month.

Tue, 10:55
The two Barclays Cycle Hire bikes were spotted in an east London garden (Picture: Twitter/@LeightonStoane)

A pair of Boris Bikes have been spotted residing not at an official docking station but in a back garden in east London.

Tue, 10:14
A man runs along a snowy South Bank (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)22

It’s the weather question everyone is asking: ‘what are the odds of snow falling on December 25?’

Tue, 09:56
Engineering work means many train services are disrupted in and out of London over the festive period (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Don’t get stuck at the station this Christmas as a host of engineering works around London mean major rail disruption during the festive season.

Tue, 08:19
Biscuit is Battersea's loneliest dog, having been rejected by 5,000 potential owners (Pictures: BDCH)

The loneliest dog at Battersea is preparing for a second Christmas without a family after being rejected by potential owners almost 5,000 times.

Mon, 19:01
Dennis Pearce was last seen on Monday December 22 at 2.30pm [Photograph from Metropolitan Police]

Haringey borough police are appealing for the public’s help to find a 12-year-old boy who has gone missing from Tottenham.

Mon, 17:10
Flights are delayed at Stansted airport due to a power outage (Photo by Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

A power cut at Stansted Airport closed down the transport system that takes passengers from the main terminal to their flights.

Mon, 16:21
Pensioner Geoffrey Lederman ploughed into mother Desreen Brooks at 54mph(Google Street View)

An 85-year-old from Maida Vale who ploughed his car into a mother at 54mph, killing her in front of her husband and toddler has been jailed for 18 months.

Mon, 15:01
Jason Oparaocha has been jailed for nine months

A Harlesden man who attacked two city workers when one of them tried to chat up his friend will spend Christmas in jail.

Mon, 14:27
A murder investigation was launched after police were called to reports of a man stabbed at Lumley Flats in Pimlico Road (Picture: Google Streetview)

Two people have now been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of a man at the Lumley Flats in Pimlico Road on Friday.

Mon, 11:46
Officers would like to speak to this man (Pic credit: Brent Police)

Police have released the image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a pub fight in Neasden which has left a peacemaker in a coma.

Mon, 11:08
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson was cautioned after a 'disturbance' at Heathrow Airport (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson was arrested by armed officers at Heathrow after allegedly being barred from entering a first-class lounge.

Mon, 09:34
The man's hilarious new hobby is correcting people's bridge fallacies one Instagram caption at a time (Picture: Charles Lawley/Instagram)

One hilarious pedant is correcting Instagram users who mistakenly label Tower Bridge as London Bridge - and it’s so gloriously British in its passive-aggressiveness.

Mon, 08:10
A man performed an indecent act at South Woodford Tube station (Picture: Google Streetview/British Transport Police)

An appeal has been launched after a man performed an indecent act in front of a woman on a Central Line Tube train when he got on at South Woodford station.

Mon, 07:34
Actor and director Adam Deacon has been charged with harassment (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)

Award-winning actor and director Adam Deacon has been charged with harassment, say police.

Sunday, December 21, 2014
Chloe Williams  has not been seen since 3.30pm on Saturday, December 21 after leaving her home in Chingford (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a missing 22-year-old woman from Chingford who said she was going to a friend’s house and has not been since.

Sunday, December 21, 2014
Eragon the chihuahua has been reunited with his owner for Christmas after being found in a Santa sack miles away from his home (Picture: RSPCA)

A tiny chihuahua from London has been reunited with his owner for Christmas after being found left in a Santa sack on a church porch all the way in Hertfordshire.

Friday, December 19, 2014
The three teenagers were found guilty of killing Paul Thrower with an axe at a block of flats in Hayes (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Three 18-year-olds have been jailed for their part in a “wicked and unnecessary” axe and knife attack reminiscent of The Shining. An unnamed 17-year-old was cleared of involvement.

Friday, December 19, 2014
Fabric club in Charterhouse Street

Clubbers across the globe are breathing a sigh of relief now that Farringdon superclub Fabric has been allowed to stay open.

Friday, December 19, 2014
The Met have released images of 12 people wanted over burglaries and violent offences (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Images of 12 of London’s most wanted have been released by the Met as it launches a Christmas crackdown on evasive suspects.

Friday, December 19, 2014
Alison Morrison was stabbed near her home in Harrow yesterday morning (Picture: Google Streetview)

A woman stabbed to death outside her home in west London was allegedly locked in a bitter dispute over a shared driveway with her neighbour, who has been arrested on suspicion of her murder.

Friday, December 19, 2014
Police believe this woman can help in their investigation [Photograph from BTP]

Police want to speak to the woman in this photograph after a 23-year-old man was subjected to a ‘prolonged verbal tirade’ by a woman on the Metropolitan Line.

Friday, December 19, 2014
The £175m bridge has been approved by Boris Johnson (Picture: Arup)

Boris Johnson has given the go-ahead the controversial £175million Garden Bridge over the Thames claiming it will be ‘a stunning oasis of tranquillity in the heart of our city’.

Friday, December 19, 2014
George Alexander Pikounius is charged with two counts of attempted abduction.

A Wood Green man will be spending the festive period behind bars after being charged with the attempted abduction of two teenage schoolgirls.

Friday, December 19, 2014
The 'Ho Ho Honut', the stuff of Christmas nightmares

Right, that’s it, Christmas is cancelled - a ‘festive’ doughnut featuring the flavours of turkey and all the trimmings and filled with gravy has been created, and it looks horrific.

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