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

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.

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.

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”.

Maces were a popular weapon in the Middle Ages [Photograph by Barschevsky I.F.]

An 18-year-old man has been put into an induced coma after he was shot at close range in broad daylight in Rotherhithe.

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.

Yesterday, 18:31
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.

Yesterday, 18:33
Ayan Omar sometimes goes by the name Yasmin Mohamed [Photograph courtesy of Metropolitan Police]

A schoolgirl from Southall has been missing since Wednesday November 19.

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.

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.

Friday, November 21, 2014
A portrait of a naked and pregnant Duchess of Cambridge by graffiti artist Pegasus

An image of the Duchess of Cambridge in the nude bar a tiara balanced on her pregnancy bump has sprung up on the side of an art gallery in north London.

Friday, November 21, 2014
The body of a man was found inside the suspect's car, stopped in Evelyn Street, Deptford (google street view)

A murder investigation is underway after a man was spotted trying to hide a body in the Thames at Deptford Creek in the early hours of this morning.

Friday, November 21, 2014
Boris Johnson is refusing to pay his US tax bill (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

London Mayor Boris Johnson has said a giant ‘No Siree!’ to the American treasury who want him to pay his tax.

Friday, November 21, 2014
Christopher Foster was murdered in a case of mistaken identity

A knifeman who carried out a revenge attack against the wrong man in Borough is facing life in jail when he is sentenced later.

Friday, November 21, 2014
Mash was caught hiding crack in his buttocks

A drug dealer caught hiding crack and heroin in between his buttocks has been jailed.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
But did he say yes? [Photograph courtesy of the Ritzy]

A woman called Marisa has proposed to her boyfriend Chris on the marquee of Brixton’s Ritzy, and now we want to find out if he said ‘yes’.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
The cyclist was in a collision with a van on Lea Bridge Road in east London (Picture: Google Streetview)

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 55-year-old cyclist was left in a critical condition following a ‘serious collision’ involving a van in north east London.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
The accident happened in the former Olympic Stadium (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images/Pool)

A workman working on the Olympic Stadium was rushed to hospital this afternoon after a nasty fall.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
The theft of the collection tin happened at approximately 4pm on Saturday, November 8 in The Parade, Coulsdon Road, Coulsdon (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Police have released CCTV of a man they suspect of being involved in the heartless theft of a Poppy Appeal collection tin from a fish and chip shop in Coulsdon.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Gordon Ramsey has accused his father-in-law of forging his signature with a machine (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)

Gordon Ramsay says his father-in-law ‘faked his signature’ on the lease for the York & Albany pub in Regents Park.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Jeremy Vine was stopped by police for 'speeding' on his bike in Hyde Park this morning (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

Presenter Jeremy Vine was given a ticking off by police in Hyde Park this morning after they used a speed gun to clock him going at 16 miles an hour.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
TfL admit ever increasing passenger numbers is putting pressure on them to make further investment in London’s transport network (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Were you one of the 4,576,000 people who took the London Underground last Friday? If so then you helped make Tube history after TfL revealed it was the busiest day in its 151-year history.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
It's finally time for your winter clothes! (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

London’s weather finally looks set to get cold over the next fortnight, with temperatures forecast to dip to -3C.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Haydn Evans

An award-winning secondary school in London’s East End is going into special measures over concerns about its sixth-form Islamic society’s possible links to radical preachers.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Two pranksters hid in the changing room and filmed themselves having an after-hours go on the slides (Picture: Daniel Jarvis)

A pair of YouTube pranksters hid in the changing rooms at a leisure centre until everyone went home and then filmed themselves riding the flumes and skinny dipping in the pools after dark.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Craig Charles has left I'm a Celebrity (Andrew Parsons/PA Wire)

Craig Charles has quit I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! after the sudden death of his brother.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
The church based clinics will test Africans for HIV

Four new HIV testing clinics have been opened in African churches in Southwark, New Cross, Wood Green and Dagenham to combat the high rate the disease among the community.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Teacher Stuart Kerner is alleged to have had sex with the 16-year-old at Bexleyheath Academy in south London (pic: Google Street View)

Stuart Kerner, the school teacher from Bexleyheath who allegedly pursued a secret sex affair with a 16-year-old student told her it was meant to be, a jury has been told.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
(Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Microsoft)

Daredevil street trials rider Danny MacAskill was all in a spin last night as he performed tricks on the Thames at Westminster Pier, with the London Eye as his backdrop.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

London24 previously published an appeal to help find Kathrina Berry-Cronin after she went missing from the Wembley area on Saturday November 15.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Pascale Fitzmaurice is wanted by police [Photographs from Metropolitan Police]

Police are hunting for Pascale Fitzmaurice in connection with an unprovoked late-night attack in Soho - and say the public should call 999 if they see him.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
A fire has broken out in an ofifce block on Sulivan Road [Photograph from Google StreetView]

A block of offices on Fulham’s Sulivan Road caught fire today.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Students from across the country take part in a march through the capital to protest against tuition fees, debt and spending cuts (Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire)

Thousands of students from across the country descended on central London to plead with politicians to scrap tuition fees and wipe debts - but the protest was marred by a minority who attacked officers and caused damage to buildings.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
This brave hound was christened 'Smokey' by firefighters after she woke her owners up and saved them from the blaze [Photograph courtesy of London Fire Brigade]

A brave dog woke her owners to rescue them from a flat fire in Shepherds Bush that saw eight people evacuated.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Weighing in a whopping 12kg - Texas is the fattest cat staff at Battersea have ever seen (Picture: Batterse Dogs and Cats Home)

A giant fat cat has been put on a diet in the run up to Christmas after staff at Battersea said the morbidly obese moggy was the heaviest they had ever seen.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Boris Johnson says he will not make the London Living Wage compulsory (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Boris Johnson said making all business pay the London Living Wage would ‘take the moral aspect out of it’ after a report revealed the move would cost all firms more than £600million.

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With Christmas comes a host of movies to the big screen, from festive family comedies to action blockbusters. Here is our pick of the best out next month.

The new legislation is being backed up by an anti-terrorism awareness drive by police forces nationwide.

More than 170,000 tweets have been posted in the last three days using the hashtag #CameronMustGo.

Computer firm Symantec discover malware so sophisticated, they say it suggests government involvement.

The tragic police shooting of a boy in Cleveland prompts state legislators in Ohio to consider new laws for replica guns.

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