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Sport stars and celebrities assemble for the NBA London game at the O2 A-list celebrities gathered at the O2 tonight for the NBA London Game 2019 presented by Norwegian as Washington Wizards faced the New York Knicks in the ninth annual regular-season fixture to be played in the capital.

Eight injured after 'pleasure craft' hits buoy on River Thames Eight people have been injured after an inflatable speedboat hit a buoy on the River Thames. Four people were taken to hospital following the crash, at about 5.40pm on Thursday, while all eight were treated at the scene for a "range of injuries".

Hospital's 'substandard care' led to four-day-old's death These are external links and will open in a new window. A hospital has admitted that its "substandard care" led to the death of a four-day-old baby. Sebastian Clark died after developing an infection amid a series of complications during his birth at Kingston Hospital in south-west London.

Eight injured after boat hits buoy on River Thames HM Coastguard said London Ambulance staff were treating the occupants for "a range of injuries" at the scene, close to Greenwich Pier. The coastguard was alerted at about 17:40 GMT following the rigid-hulled inflatable boat's collision with a buoy, just off the pier.

Warren Street baby: Student helps deliver newborn at Tube station Hamzah Selim, 21, was on his way home from an anatomy lecture when he heard a woman screaming at Warren Street Station on Tuesday afternoon. The first-year medic rushed to help the woman, who was standing in a "pool of blood" alongside her sister, and used his jumper to protect the newborn.

Javid accused of giving way to police over no conferring rule They are meant to cover cases such as the Mark Duggan shooting in 2011, when officers were cleared of wrongdoing but police involved in the incident sat together in a room writing up parts of their statements for eight hours afterwards. This undermined confidence in their accounts.

Pay for Cider with Apples at Hawkes - Swag - London On The Inside If you've had enough of staying in and not drinking, Hawkes Taproom has a solution with 'apple' pay - you can swap an apple for a pint of cider. So empty out your fruit bowl and head to the taproom in Bermondsey to claim those free bevs. For the latest stories, exclusive offers and competitions, get us in your inbox.

Grenfell fire safety plan did not include cladding assessment However, the report, obtained by Inside Housing magazine and seen by the Guardian, appears to have been carried out without the experts realising new cladding was being planned.

Da Terra to Open - Eat and Drink - London On The Inside We've been waiting to see what would take the space of Typing Room in Bethnal Green's Town Hall Hotel ever since Lee Westcott announced he was moving out, and now we know. Da Terra, run by chefs Paulo Airaudo and Rafael Cagali, will serve up Latin American and Italian inspired food.

Set Sail For The Lost Lagoon It seems that, in between all of the plundering and torture, the admiral was a bit of a party animal - those who reach their destination will be rewarded with an epic, rum-soaked shin-dig. On the way, you'll pass islands inspired by the atolls of the south-pacific where 'cocktail-based escapades' await.

Rotherhithe primary school welcomes two maths teachers from Shanghai Redriff Primary City of London Academy has this week welcomed two teachers from Shanghai to teach maths and to showcase lessons to dozens of other local teachers. The two primary school teachers, Vanessa Ruan and Anne Zhu, will be teaching at the Salter Road school as part of the Department of Education sponsored China-England teacher exchange.

Things To Do Today In London: Friday 18 January 2019 Dangerous liquids, documentary screenings, and live music.

Viagogo 'compliant with court order' to identify touts Read the latest London stories, Viagogo 'compliant with court order' to identify touts on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest London news.

Mother shamed by council worker for trying to breastfeed son in waiting room A mother said she was shouted at by a council worker and told to go outside after asking where she could breastfeed her son. Soraya Zaccaria, 41, couldn't find a seat at the council offices so went up to a male employee as her toddler Cailean began crying.

Island Social Club Haggerston - Eat and Drink - London On The Inside After popping up about town with Rotishop and Rumshop, Island Social Club, run by Marie Mitchell and Joseph Pilgrim, is settling down at Curio Cabal in Haggerston, taking over the space Tuesday - Saturday. Marie will be heading up the kitchen, with roti and curries forming the backbone of the menu.

Monga Fried Chicken to Open - Eat and Drink - London On The Inside The Colonel should watch out because Taiwanese chicken chain Monga, which has 40 sites in Taiwan plus a couple in the US, is opening its first European shop in Chinatown. Monga is famous for its extra crispy fried chicken, achieved by marinating the pieces in honey instead of coating in dry flour before battering.

Cian Bolger and James Brown: Lincoln City sign defenders Lincoln City have signed Fleetwood defender Cian Bolger for an undisclosed fee on a two-and-a-half-year deal and Millwall full-back James Brown on loan until the end of the season. Bolger, 26, made 84 league appearances for the Cod Army, scoring nine goals.

Future of airport security on show in London A shoe scanner that works on passengers queuing at airport security is on show in London.

Housing market outlook worst 'for 20 years' These are external links and will open in a new window. The housing market outlook over the next three months is the worst for 20 years, surveyors say. A net balance of 28% of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors members expect sales to fall in the next three months.

London's Forgotten Disasters: The Great Beer Flood The inundation of one of London's poorest areas with near-limitless quantities of alcohol no doubt had other effects.

Free pho at pho fitzrovia A FREE lunch is coming your way! Pho is celebrating the relaunch of their Great Titchfield Street restaurant by giving away free bowls of pho. The site, which has been open a decade, has been having a makeover with new floors and new artwork being added.

Learn how to market your business online at our free Digital Decoded sessions Our free Digital Decoded marketing seminars return next month following last year’s successful initiative.

More than half of wild coffee species threatened with extinction, Kew study finds Read the latest London stories, More than half of wild coffee species threatened with extinction, Kew study finds on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest London news.

Spotted The Hidden Lions Of Fiveways Corner? We're at Fiveways Corner. This busy interchange marks the point where the A1 and the M1 enjoy a choked snog before eloping separately to Leeds. This smoggy valley between Mill Hill and Hendon hides an unexpected secret. A pride of lions have made their home here.

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