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Cheerupcharlie: West End rallies round boy bullied for musicals love His music teacher, Jacqueline Hughes, posted on Twitter to say nine-year-old Charlie from Reading was suffering, and West End stars responded in their hundreds.

Rise in knives and blades found at London family courts Campaigners say bringing knives to courts shows some people are "desensitised" to carrying weapons.

Scotland Yard's Twitter account breached in series of bizarre posts It said the MyNewsDesk service automatically spreads content to the Met's website and Twitter account once it is published, as well as sending corresponding emails to subscribers. "While we are still working to establish exactly what happened, we have begun making changes to our access arrangements to MyNewsDesk.

Met Police hacked with bizarre tweets posted online These are external links and will open in a new window. The Twitter account of the Metropolitan Police has been hacked, with a series of bizarre messages posted. A series of tweets were sent from the force's verified account, which has more than a million followers, including one about rapper Digga D.

T20 Blast: Cameron Delport hits 38-ball century in amazing Essex win over Surrey Cameron Delport's 38-ball century for Essex in an astonishing win over Surrey at Chelmsford was the highlight of a rain-affected day of T20 Blast action. In a game reduced to 15 overs per side, Delport's extraordinary 129 off 49 balls helped Essex post 226-4.

Ex-rough sleeper creates interactive map for homeless These are external links and will open in a new window. A former rough sleeper has launched an interactive guide to help homeless people in part of London find help and support. During five months on the streets in 2015, Quddous Ahmed, 31, had a rock thrown at him, was racially abused and had his sleeping bag set alight.

Beckenham: Woman with head injuries found dead at house Police believe 61-year-old Diane Dyer knew her attacker.

Labour MP Emily Thornberry taken to hospital after bicycle accident Labour MP Emily Thornberry was taken to hospital after coming off her bicycle in an accident outside Parliament. The shadow foreign secretary was involved in a collision with a vehicle in Parliament Square, Westminster, outside the House of Commons on Friday.

Mystery Jets call Jeremy Hunt 'worst thing for NHS' as they perform for patients Mystery Jets performed for Guys And St Thomas' patients on Friday, as they slammed Tory leadership hopeful Jeremy Hunt 'one of the worst things to ever happen to the NHS'.

Hive City Legacy Swarms The Roundhouse These nine Femmes of Colour are on a mission and they are not here to fuck about. The cast are a collective in every sense, and seem to move as a swarm, finding the power in their number. Yet this ensemble also platforms the lived experience of the individual; amplifying voices that often go unheard - or ignored.

Anniversary Games: James Ellington stung by bee ahead of competitive return British sprinter James Ellington is determined to make his comeback from a motorbike accident this weekend despite suffering a reaction to a bee sting. The double Olympian is racing in the 100m at the Anniversary Games in London - but has yet to sprint more than 60m since the crash in January 21017.

Mobile phone coverage coming to London Underground tunnels People traveling along part of the Jubilee line will soon be able to use their mobile phones while still in the tunnels. When it goes live, smartphones will be able to connect to Wi-Fi services in the platforms, and switch to cellular coverage when passing through the tunnels.

Protester admits calling MP Anna Soubry a Nazi A pro-Brexit activist has admitted to public order offences after calling MP Anna Soubry a Nazi outside Parliament. James Goddard, 30, from Altrincham, Greater Manchester, pleaded guilty to causing alarm and distress using threatening or abusive language.

Paul Smyth: Wycombe Wanderers sign QPR's Northern Ireland striker on loan Wycombe Wanderers have signed Northern Ireland striker Paul Smyth on a season-long loan from Queens Park Rangers. The 21-year-old has scored two goals in 19 appearances for the west London side since joining from Linfield in 2017.

Crossrail bosses accused by MPs over 'letting down taxpayers' in two-year delay Crossrail bosses showed a "staggering" degree of over-optimism in believing they could open the crisis-hit train line on time, MPs said today. The Public Accounts Committee said taxpayers had been let down by a two-year delay in opening the scheme, which has soared in cost by £2.8 billion to £17.6 billion.

Woolwich flat fire murder: Pair jailed for killing 'innocent victim' Memunatu Warne was hours away from leaving Britain when her hosts' house was set alight.

This 'Boris Blimp' Will Fly Over London Tomorrow A big Boris Johnson blimp will float over London tomorrow - the third oversized political balloon to adorn the city's skyline in recent years. The not-so-flattering inflatable was unveiled by the anti-Brexit organisation March for Change, following a £6,000 crowdfunding campaign.

Things To Do This Weekend In London: 20-21 July 2019 Visit Buckingham Palace, or help tear down a new building.

Cost of Crossrail will continue to climb, warn MPs Read the latest London stories, Cost of Crossrail will continue to climb, warn MPs on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest London news.

AB blasts Middlesex to opening T20 win over Essex Vitality Blast South Division: Middlesex beat Essex by seven wickets.

Legare To Open In London Bridge Chris Leach and David Carter have done it for 10 Heddon Street, Marc Summers and Helen Graham have done it for Bubala, and now Jay Patel and chef Matt Beardmore are teaming up to open new neighbourhood Italian joint Legare in London Bridge. The restaurant will be all about seasonal produce, fresh pasta and low-intervention wine.

Eoin Morgan: England World Cup winning captain says he is yet to decide his future Eoin Morgan says he is yet to decide whether to remain England's white-ball captain following their World Cup win. Morgan has led England's remarkable turnaround in one-day cricket, culminating in them winning the 50-over World Cup for the first time on Sunday.

The Ultimate London Happy Hours this Summer We absolutely love London in July. The longer days and brighter evenings are the perfect excuse for a cocktail in the city, so get ready for a round-up of top five ultimate happy hours in London town! Image: Yes Gurl. The Covent Garden Cocktail Club. 6-7 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JA.

Campaigners claim Raine's closure will see children miss out on 'Christian ethos education' Campaigners fighting to keep the East End's oldest school from being shut down faced councillors to argue that their children would miss out on a.

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