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This jaw-dropping footage shows the moment a speeding driver smashes his Honda into five parked cars in a quiet residential street before fleeing.

London Underground has been accused of adopting 19th century values after a tube worker was sacked simply because she had epilepsy, according to MPs.

The Mayor with Nathan Bostock, Chief Executive of Santander (Photo by Steve Bardens/ Getty Images for Santander)

The Mayor of London took a new red Boris Bike out for a spin this morning as he announced Santander was taking over from Barclays as sponsor of the city’s cycle scheme.

Anytime Fitness in Pentonville Road [Photo from Google Streetview]

The sick sex pest also used the James Bond-Style gadget to spy on women in the showers in a King’s Cross gym.

Murdered: James Hunter

Five teenage boys have been convicted over the killing of James Hunter, 18, who was stabbed to death as he tried to protect his friend from a revenge attack in Sydenham last year.

Gokhan Durmus was stabbed in the neck in Chatham Place in Hackney in Saturday, February 7 (Picture: Met Police)

Mathais Auguste, 21, has been charged with murder after 22-year-old Gokhan Durmus was fatally stabbed in the neck in Hackney.

A pensioner was rushed to hospital after she was shot last night through the window of her house.

The job spec says the succesful applicant will have to 'remain calm under pressure' (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images.)

Looking for a new job? Like driving, fan of the Royal Family? Then the perfect role for you might have just come up as the Queen is looking for a new chauffeur.

The quiet lane [Photograph by David Peat]

Emergency services have rushed to a street in Walthamstow after a man was stabbed this morning.

There are a number of owls set to be on hand to swoop in while you sip on a cocktail

The charity which was set to receive donations from Annie the Owl has backed away from the owl cafe and called the plans for a pop-up bar ‘abusive’.

Yesterday, 18:32
Sol Campbell has announced his intention to run for Mayor of London  (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

The former Arsenal, Spurs and England defender Sol Campbell has announced his intention to take over from Boris Johnson and become the next Mayor of London. But would he be any good?

Red or brown sauce? Bread or bap? White or brown?

It’s the subject of countless greasy spoon arguments: should the perfect bacon sandwich be made with brown sauce or ketchup?

The theft is all over in the blink of an eye (Picture: City of London Police)

A video of a lightning fast phone robbery by a thief riding a bike along a City street has been released by police who want to raise awareness of this growing crime.

Yesterday, 13:10
The couple 'having sex' on Charlton's pitch

A Vine video of a couple appearing to have sex on the pitch of Charlton Athletic football club’s pitch has gone viral.

Bronwyn Saayman and Katie Parrish were last seen together at a McDonald's in Putney on Fenruary 26 (Picture: Met Police)

Police say two missing teenage girls from Hillingdon, who were last seen together at a branch of McDonald’s in Putney, have now been found safe and well.

We previously released an appeal to help find Joshua Mould, who went missing from Springfield Hospital in Tooting.

Yesterday, 16:55
The video appears to show the train tracks at New Eltham exploding (Picture: Instagram/@BenHartt_)

Video has emerged of train tracks at a station in south east London appearing to spark wildly and explode in front of passengers waiting on the platform.

Yesterday, 12:24
The bizarre artefacts were being handed out at London Bridge (Picture: Imgur/DocJawbone)

Commuters at London Bridge were left perplexed when instead of being handed their usual free paper they were given an intricately hand-drawn copy of the Guardian from four years ago.

Yesterday, 11:15
The terrorist gained the nickname 'Jihadi John' after he appeared in this video

The BBC has today named the man they believe to be the notorious ISIS executioner ‘Jihadi John’.

Yesterday, 10:38
Paloma Faith collects the Female Solo Artist Award on stage during the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

Singer Paloma Faith revealed she was arrested for fly-posting twice in Hackney during her Brit Awards acceptance speech.

Yesterday, 10:25
swastika daubed on Heath signpost. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Highgate residents were “horrified” after waking up to a large swastika daubed on a sign at the entrance to Hampstead Heath.

Yesterday, 09:53
Former railway guard Peter Handley, pictured wearing the distinctive gold Buddha pendant, with his grandson George

A gang of masked intruders held an 80-year-old great-grandfather hostage and ransacked his home in Gospel Oak, leaving the disabled pensioner in fear of his life.

Yesterday, 09:45
The stabbing happened in Mount Pleasant Hill, Clapton (Google Street View)

A man aged in his mid 20s is in a critical condition after being stabbed in Mount Pleasant Hill in Clapton yesterday afternoon.

Yesterday, 08:30
The crash took place near this stretch of road [Image from Google StreetView]

The A243 Leatherhead Road is closed due to a serious road traffic collision near Silverglade Business Park, just after Junction 9 with the M25.

Wed, 18:34
Police want to speak to this man after a 90-year-old woman's handbag was stolen from a church (Picture: Met Police)

A 90-year-old woman’s handbag was stolen from a church in Hounslow when she went up to the altar during an Ash Wednesday service.

Wed, 16:30
The man suffered burns when the foam he was using to try and keep mice out of his home set alight (Photo By Getty Images)

A man was ‘engulfed in a ball of fire’ when the foam he was using to try and keep mice out of his west London flat set alight.

Wed, 15:49
The pet tropical fish were kicked to death, or killed with bleach [File photo by Robert Kerton]

A trio of men from Maida Vale killed tropical fish for fun in a retirement home.

Wed, 13:52
Shaunna Baynes broke her nose and injured her hip in the fall

An Elvis fan who allegedly tripped over an air steward sprawled across the business class aisle of a flight has received £2,000 in compensation – from her own lawyer.

Wed, 12:39
London Ambulance Service said only the driver was injured (Picture: Chaim S)

A double-decker smashed into a Tottenham bus stop this morning after the driver reportedly felt unwell as he drove along Broad Lane in north London.

Wed, 11:11
Police believe that the men in these photos can help them with their investigation into racist chanting [Photograph by British Transport Police]

After a video of a black man being shoved off a train by Chelsea supporters made international news, police are now hunting for football fans who shouted racist chants in St Pancras Station the day after the Paris St Germain match.

Wed, 10:55
(Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

London taxi drivers packed into a GLA meeting at City Hall this morning for a question and answer session with Peter Hendy, Commissioner of TfL, after it was criticised for being woefully inadequate’ in providing enough ranks.

Wed, 10:46
We wouldn't want to be faced with a giant version of this on the way to work [Photograph by Sean Gallup/Getty Images]

We know train stations can be germ-ridden places, especially when they’re full of commuters in flu season, but Waterloo actually has a giant petri dish of bacteria in it.

Wed, 09:32
Mr Isaacs in Sainsbury's earlier that day, and a close-up of the baseball cap he was wearing  [Photograph from Metropolitan Police]

Police have launched a murder inquiry after a 56-year-old man who was found in a pool of blood on Bannister Close in Tulse Hill died.

Wed, 08:48

In London, we like to think that we don’t suffer fools gladly - but when asked to photograph a man and his ‘invisible friend’ on the Southbank, lots of us played along.

Wed, 08:02
Cyclists lie in the road at a 'die-in' vigil for accident victim Akis Kolloras [Picture: @MPSHackney]

There are more than 12 road accidents a day involving cyclists in Greater London, it has been revealed.

Wed, 07:27
Paris Morgans-Turrel is 14 and missing [Photographs from Metropolitan Police]

The 14-year-old girl was reported missing in Somerset on February 13, but is now believed to be in south London, where she used to live.

Wed, 07:00
Abhishek Varma with the bottle of apple juice

Would you drink a bottle of apple juice if you found fungi floating at the top of it?

Tue, 18:32
The man brandished a 10-inch knife at the terrified shop owner

The terrifying moment the man behind the counter of a convenience store in Wandsworth was threatened with a 10-inch knife has been released by police hunting the armed robber responsible.

Tue, 16:59
The first woman was attacked as she went down this alley between Sunny Gardens Road and Downage in Hendon (Picture: Google)

A 19-year-old man has been charged with three counts of attempted rape after two women were subjected to violent sex attacks in separate incidents down alleyways in north London.

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