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Yesterday, 17:59

Jeremy Corbyn is due to speak at a protest against postal cuts in Manchester today, as his rival party meets in the city for its conference.

Yesterday, 14:38

A protest by black cab drivers has again caused gridlock in London as cabbies take to the streets in their long-running battle with Transport for London over the way private hire vehicles, including Uber, are regulated.

Yesterday, 10:10

Uber has said new regulations could mean ‘an end to the Uber you know and love’ as the High Court is set to rule on whether it is legal for smartphones to be used to calculate fares by private hire drivers.

Yesterday, 09:39
Hurricane Joaquin is set to cross the Atlantic Ocean (Picture: PA Images)

The last winds of Hurricane Joaquin - which has been devastating parts of the USA - are expected to hit the UK this weekend, bringing thunder, rain and cold temperatures.

Yesterday, 07:56
The new 5p charge for a plastic bag is eliciting strong reactions from the public (Picture: PA Images)

It’s plastic bags doomsday - they now cost 5p each. As usual, Twitter is the place to go for some hilarious and illuminating opinions. Happy Plastic Bag Day to all!

Sunday, October 4, 2015
A female cyclist was hit in the accident by Old Street roundabout (Picture: Monika Sobiecki)

A cyclist is fighting for her life in hospital after colliding with a lorry at Old Street on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday, October 4, 2015
Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe speaks to police on Sunday afternoon (Picture: PA Images)

The founder of a controversial Jack the Ripper museum in Cable Street has revealed he has received death threats from anti-gentrification protesters and compared them to ‘Hitler’s brownshirts’ - but insists he will not give in to their ‘bullying’ tactics.

Sunday, October 4, 2015
Forensics officers at the scene of a light aircraft crash where two people have died in a field off Gravel Lane in Chigwell, Essex.

Forensic teams could be seen continuing their investigations into yesterday’s (Sat) tragic plane crash which killed the two pilots aboard.

Sunday, October 4, 2015
A forensic officer at the scene of the stabbing (Pic credit: Santino Pani)

A man has been stabbed during a mass street fight in Harlesden this morning.

Friday, October 2, 2015
This bedroom/kitchen combo costs a whopping £1083 per month in Old Street (Picture: Easyroommate)

A ‘studio apartment’ in Old Street was snapped up for £1083 per month. Doesn’t sound too bad? The room is less ‘apartment’ and more ‘single bed crammed between the desk and the sink’ in a tiny space.

Friday, October 2, 2015
We tested the system by entering fictitious details

It has been revealed that Uber’s petition to TfL contains fake signatures, with social media users signing up as ‘Mickey Mouse’ and other fictional alter egos.

Friday, October 2, 2015
(Talfourd Place, Peckham)

A 16-year-old boy is the third person to be arrested in connection with the brutal attack on heavily pregnant Malorie Bantala, 21, after which she lost her baby.

Friday, October 2, 2015
There will even be a gravy fountain to accompany your roast delights (Picture: Getty)

In the latest instalment of all things brilliantly bizarre, a potato pop up is coming to London, complete with its own gravy fountain for dipping.

Friday, October 2, 2015
Police were called to North Street to reports of a man collapsed on the pavement

Police who were called to reports of a man collapsed on the pavement found him suffering from a number of stab wounds to his legs.

Friday, October 2, 2015
Zac Goldsmith will face Sadiq Khan in the battle for London in May 2016 (Picture: PA Images)

Environmentalist Richmond Park MP and Tory girls’ dreamboy Zac Goldsmith has been picked as the Conservative Party’s candidate for London Mayor, winning the contest with 70% of the vote. Here London24 brings you some of the funniest Twitter reactions to his selection.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Hailo's decision to return to its black cab roots comes at a significant pointin the trade's battle with TfL (Photo: Hailo)

A major car booking app has decided to give up its Private Hire Vehicle licence (also known as PHV or minicab) to “go back to black” cabs after TfL proposed tough new regulations on minicabs.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Catia Cavanagh has been missing since Friday September 25 (Photo: Metropolitan Police)

Police are asking for the public’s help to find Catia Cavanagh, a 12-year-old girl who has been missing from her home in east London for over a week.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
The lost and dehydrated chicken sought refuge in a Morden gaming shop's toilet (Picture: RSPCA)

In a bizarre crossover between The Hangover and Chicken Run, a wandering and dehydrated bird was rescued after being found lapping up water from a casino toilet bowl in south-west London.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
The young man died on Downe Road in Keston (Photo: Google StreetView)

A 24-year-old man died last night after his motorcycle collided with a tree in Downe Road in Keston.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Victoria train and Underground station (Photo: Ewan Munro/Wikimedia Commons

Victoria Tube and railway station was closed and evacuated this morning due to a suspected fire, but has since reopened

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Poo was found in a London Overground train carriage this afternoon (Picture: PA Images/London24)

A student heard an unusual announcement about ‘human excrement’ over her London Overground train tannoy when she embarked at Barking station this afternoon.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
If you recognise this man, please contact BTP on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference ESUB/B4 of 30/09/2015.

Police want to speak to the man in these images after someone was spotted exposing themselves and committing a sex act on the 2.35pm service from Liverpool Street station to Shenfield on Tuesday September 8.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
A man sitting on a bench after the River Thames flooded in 2007 (Picture: PA Images)

Areas of London lining the River Thames from Putney to Teddington could be hit by floods this week, the Environment Agency (EA) has warned.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Naseem Galleze, 17, was travelling in his car when a lump of concrete was thrown at it, killing him, on the Turnham Estate in Brockley, south east London (Picture: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire)

A south-east London teenager died after a chunk of concrete was lobbed at the windscreen of his moving car in Brockley and today his family, who are ‘numb with pain’, are asking the public to help find his killers.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Black cab drivers have long been campaigning for TfL to bring in stricter controls on Uber [Photo by Sergi Alexander/Getty Images for SOBEWFF]

Car hire app Uber has slammed planned TfL proposals to change how minicab companies operate in London - but the proposed changes have been welcomed by black cab drivers and the London Assembly’s transport chair who said it was important to ‘protect’ passengers.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Police and firefighters at the scene in Stapleton Hall Road

This was the dramatic scene today after a car crashed into a charity shop in Stroud Green, reportedly narrowly missing an elderly man.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Liverpool street station is rammed with people due to the signal failure and delays (Picture: @fliptunesmusic/Twitter)

Frustrated commuters are stuck at Liverpool Street station because of delays on several lines due to an earlier signal failure. Disruption to journeys between Liverpool Street and Tottenham Hale is expected until at least 8pm and there are severe delays on Abellio Greater Anglia and Stansted Express services.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Picture by @SW7_Cab

Black cab drivers are holding a protest this evening that will stretch from Aldwych in Westminster to Ludgate Circus in the City and is expected to bring roads to a standstill. (SCROLL FOR PICTURES)

What do you think? Tweet @London24

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Sarah Sands has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail

A mother who stabbed a convicted paedophile to death in Newham has been given a reduced sentence of just three and a half years.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
It is thought Mr Hogg was bitten by a brown recluse spider

The graphic images further down this article show the catastrophic injury caused to a Camden holidaymaker’s leg from a flesh-eating spider bite.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Twitter users are already responding, jokingly comparing the marijuana wardrobe find with C.S. Lewis' mythical land of Narnia - also accessed via a wardrobe (Picture: @newhamMPS/Twitter)

Where is there a hidden realm of adventure you find through a wardrobe? No, not Narnia - Forest Gate. Police discovered a massive marijuana factory hidden in an east London loft, only accessible via a hole in a closet.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
The man's body was found in Pollard Close, off Holloway Road (Photo: Google StreetView)

A man in his 40s was found dead in Pollard Close in Islington early this morning.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
The assault occurred next to Hounslow West underground station arund 3.40am this morning (Picture: Jdcoulson/Wikimedia Commons)

A man in his thirties was viciously assaulted near Hounslow West Tube station in the early hours of this morning and is now fighting for his life in hospital.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Darts fans love nothing more than dressing up...(Picture: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Flight Club, a bar which aims to ‘blow apart the classic pub game of darts’ will open its doors on October 26 in Worship Street, not far from Shoreditch and Old Street.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Do you know this man? Police would like to speak to him in connection with the incident

The police would like to speak to the man in this picture after a white van driver was beaten up in Harrow and chased down the road by two men in a Mercedes - who assaulted him again when he tried to look at his injuries.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
The altered images were described by some as 'racist' and tantamount to 'blackface'

Turtle Bay, a Caribbean-inspired restaurant chain set to open a new franchise in Brixton, has come under fire for its #Rastafyme Twitter campaign which used filters and dreadlocks to make customers look more ‘Rasta’.

Monday, September 28, 2015
If you recognise this man, please contact DC Matt Poore on 020 3054 5401, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 188092

Detectives are looking for a man in connection with three different sex assaults on Waltham Forest buses - two of which happened on the same journey.

Monday, September 28, 2015
A new study by London South Bank University shows that we do not think fat people commit crime - and it might be getting in the way of justice? (Picture: PA Images)

New London university research shows that many of us think overweight people are unlikely to commit crimes and it could be ‘getting in the way of justice’.

Monday, September 28, 2015
(Photo: Nailcat)

Every Londoner knows that it’s really uncool to carry a Tube map or, God forbid, get caught looking at the big ones in Tube stations. In fact, before the advent of CityMapper, we were perpetually getting lost and ending up at Cockfosters just to avoid looking like tourists.

Monday, September 28, 2015
Peter Fabiyi ejacualted on a woman on a Thameslink train then fled Tulse Hill station without paying (Photo: British Transport Police)

A Walthamstow man ejaculated on a woman as they were travelling in an otherwise-empty carriage on a Thameslink train from Elephant and Castle to Tulse Hill, Blackfriars Crown Court heard.

Monday, September 28, 2015
A woman adds more body art to her leg at the London Tattoo Convention 2015 (Picture: Getty)

The London Tattoo Convention 2015 returned for the eleventh time this year and featured more than 400 of the world’s most talented tattoo artists. It was a sight to behold.





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