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Watford 0-0 Crystal Palace: Disappointing stalemate at Vicarage Road The Premier League's lowest-scoring teams Watford and Crystal Palace played out a disappointing goalless draw at Vicarage Road. After an uninspiring first half that produced no shots on target for either side, bottom side Watford improved following the break but Gerard Deulofeu fired their best opportunity wide.

Moment gang pull out machete, sword and shotgun to murder dad, 19 Two men and three teenagers have been convicted of murdering a 19-year-old father in an attack which saw shots fired into a shop near a busy cinema. Tyrell Graham, 18, and Sheareem Cookhorn, 21, were found guilty on Friday of the murder of Kamali Gabbidon-Lynck and the attempted murder of a 20-year-old man.

Man dies after car crashes into lamppost in north London A man has died after a car crashed into a lamppost in north-west London. Police were called to the scene in Dollis Hill just after 9am following reports of a collision on Saturday morning. Two passengers were recovered from the crushed vehicle and were rushed to hospital.

Middlesbrough 1-0 Charlton Athletic: George Saville's early goal enough to beat Addicks A first-minute goal was enough for Middlesbrough to put a four-point gap between themselves and the Championship relegation places as they beat Charlton at the Riverside. Boro needed just 52 seconds to score as George Saville pounced after Britt Assombalonga's shot had taken a deflection and Ashley Fletcher kept the ball alive.

Fulham 1-2 Bristol City: Josh Brownhill and Famara Diedhiou gives Robins win at Craven Cottage Bristol City end Fulham's four-game winning run as Josh Brownhill and Famara Diedhiou give the Robins victory at Craven Cottage.

Real-time polling station play The Vote returns for election night Catherine Tate, Mark Gatiss and Nina Sosanya star in James Graham and Josie Rourke’s theatrical experiment.

League Two: Oldham 1 Leyton Orient 1 Leyton Orient battled to a hard-earned point against Oldham at Boundary Park on Saturday.

There's More To Twickenham Than Just Rugby There's no better place to spend match day than the world's largest rugby union stadium, but did you know that the home of English rugby hosts an incredible variety of events all year long? And they're not just for rugby fans.

South Western Railway strike: Engineering adds to weekend woe Weekend travellers on South Western Railway have faced disruption due to ongoing strike action compounded by engineering work. Twenty-seven days of strike action by Rail, Maritime and Transport union members began on Monday. Union leaders have called for fresh talks with rail bosses in the long-running row over train guards.

London Bridge victim's father accuses PM of lying during TV debate The father of London Bridge terror attack victim Jack Merritt has accused the Prime Minister of lying during the latest live TV debate. David Merritt took to social media to claim Boris Johnson had used his 25-year-old son's death to "make political capital" during the BBC Election Debate with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Friday evening.

Omani student stabbed to death for his watch outside Harrods An Omani student, a UK drill rapper from the Harlem Spartans and another 22-year-old man have been killed in London within 24 hours.

Free And Cheap Events In London This Week: 9-15 December 2019 URBAN BODIES: Last chance to see Urban Bodies, a free exhibition about the immersive performance which took place in the City over the summer, and saw people dancing and free running through the area in surprising ways. New London Architecture, free, just turn up, until 14 December.

Oi Frog And Friends Brings A Modern Children's Classic To Life At Lyric Theatre And its sequels have been delightful sources of absurdist rhyming humour in households up and down the country for the last five years or so, and now Gray's text and Jim Field's illustrations are brought to life in this lively theatre show for the early years crowd.

South Western Railway strike: delays as action begins during works Cancellations take place during busy Christmas shopping weekend.

Girl, 15, charged after singer Katherine Jenkins mugged Katherine Jenkins had been in London to perform at a carol concert when she was attacked.

M25 delays: Crane overturns on motorway, causing huge tailbacks The M25 motorway has partially reopened in both directions more than 12 hours after a crane overturned and crashed across both sides of the carriageway. The incident happened at Junction 27 where the highway - which circles London - meets the M11 in Essex.

Exauce Ngimbi: Man charged with Hackney stabbing murder Kieran Brown, 26, of Hackney, is due at Thames Magistrates' Court later charged with murder and being in possession of a bladed article.

Young Londoner launches cannabis-infused gin on shoestring budget of £1,000 A young Londoner has launched a cannabis-infused gin drink on a shoestring budget of just £1,300. Self-proclaimed foodie Sally Wynter, from Haringey, this week unveiled her debut beverage, Sweet Hibiscus, from her new spirt brand MUHU. The drink is infused with CBD - the non-psychoactive component of cannabis - which is imported from Canada.

North London's Latin Village is a little slice of South America hidden away in Tottenham Hidden away off one of London's busiest roads lies a microcosm of South America. The Latin Village on Seven Sisters Road bustles with a community of young and old who come to get their haircut, eat traditional food or play dominoes.

How To See London's Christmas Lights 2019 By Bus As you zoom down Oxford Street, keep an eye out for the peacock-themed New Bond Street lights on your right, back again for Christmas 2019. You might only be able to catch a glimpse from the bus, so make use of the bus hopper fare. Pop off, have a quick mooch, before catching the next bus that comes along.

M25 partially reopens after crane overturned on both carriageways Read M25 partially reopens after crane overturned on both carriageways latest on ITV News. All the news.

Girl, 15, charged after opera singer Katherine Jenkins mugged Read Girl, 15, charged after opera singer Katherine Jenkins mugged latest on ITV News. All the news.

Thousands to take part in Global sleep out event The World's Big Sleep Out event, spanning 52 countries, will see more than 50,000 people sleeping out all over the world. Organiser Josh Littlejohn said the event would be the biggest achievement in his lifetime. Mr Littlejohn started the Sleep Out event in Edinburgh four years ago with 270 people in Charlotte Square.

Big Fernand to Open - Eat and Drink - London On The Inside French burger chain Big Fernand is crossing the Channel and coming to London….again. Yes the brand has been here before but its shop in Fitzrovia closed in 2017. Maybe the Big Mamma Group's success with Gloria and Circolo Popolare has spurred them on to return, even with Brexit looming?

Rapper Avelino's 'Higher Power' single spreads message of positivity Read the latest London stories, Rapper Avelino’s ‘Higher Power’ single spreads message of positivity on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest London news.

London stabbings: Three men murdered in 12 hours of violence Three young men have been murdered in little over 12 hours in London, as the death toll for this year nears the decade high seen in 2018. With three weeks left until the end of 2019, 134 people have so far been killed including the victims of the London Bridge terror attack.

Chelsea accuse Fifa of double standards over transfer ban Chelsea say Fifa treated them more harshly than Manchester City despite their transfer ban being cut on appeal. The Blues' two-window ban was halved by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, freeing them to buy players next month. City did not get a transfer ban after they were also found to have broken rules on signing young players.

Families of Grenfell Tower victims welcome fire chief's early retirement as 'a step forward' The families of Grenfell Tower victims have welcomed the early retirement of London's fire chief as a "step forward". Dany Cotton, London Fire Brigade's commissioner, is to leave her role at the end of this month in the wake of criticism over the service's response to the fire.

Seeing double? How McQueen gets Poplar's Manorfield schoolchildren face to face with themselves No… you're not seeing double, however many pre-Christmas spirits you may have sipped.

Oklava Bakery + Wine To Open Selin Kiazim and Laura Christie are closing their Anatolian restaurant Kyseri in Fitzrovia and flipping it into Oklava Bakery + Wine, due to open in January.

'I spent nights on buses, now I'm on stage at concert for homeless' A young musician who spent nights sleeping on London buses as a homeless teenager is to get a break performing in front of thousands at our charity sleep-out in Trafalgar Square.

Covent Garden Is Now Home To A Charming Free Ice Rink Tickets to glide around the rink sold out pretty immediately, so you can't prebook sessions - however, there's still a chance to get on the ice by turning up on the day and registering with the onsite brand ambassadors.

Tate Modern balcony push: Teen admits attempted murder Jonty Bravery admits attempted murder after pushing the six-year-old from a 10th floor platform.

Architects create gingerbread city at Somerset House Read the latest London stories, Architects create gingerbread city at Somerset House on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest London news.

Baby P's mother to remain in jail following Parole Board decision A summary of the Parole Board decision released on Friday said: "After considering the circumstances of her offending, the progress made while in custody and the evidence presented at the hearing, the panel's view was that Ms Connelly was not suitable for release.

Joseph McCann: Police arrested wrong suspect as serial rapist continued kidnapping spree Police hunting for serial rapist Joseph McCann arrested the wrong suspect during a nationwide manhunt. While Lancashire Police were interviewing the man, McCann abducted and raped another victim.

Sri Lankan official fined over throat-slitting gestures in London A senior member of the Sri Lankan military has been convicted of public order offences in London and fined thousands of pounds after a court ruled he was not protected by diplomatic immunity.

Things To Do This Weekend In London: 7-8 December 2019 With log cabins, steaming mugs of mulled wine, and a fire-pit to keep you nice and toasty, this picturesque market town hosts a soothingly traditional yuletide celebration - and it's all just 25 minutes from central London.

Baby P Peter Connelly's mother Tracey denied parole for third time Tracey Connelly was jailed in 2009 after admitting causing or allowing the death of her one-year-old son Peter. He died in 2007 after suffering more than 50 injuries, with three people including his mother jailed for his death. She was released in 2013 but returned to prison for breaching her parole conditions in 2015.

An Evening Dedicated To Cheese Is Coming To Borough Market If you're looking for inspiration for your festive cheeseboard, look no further than Borough Market's Evening of Cheese. You'll have the chance to meet over 20 of Britain's renowned cheesemongers, who will be ready and waiting to tempt you with Teleggio, please you with Parmesan and entice you with Edam.

Teenager pleads guilty to throwing boy off Tate Modern viewing platform Read Teenager pleads guilty to throwing boy off Tate Modern viewing platform latest on ITV News. All the news.

Restaurant launches menu where diners guess the ingredients based on descriptions of the chef's memories Read Restaurant launches menu where diners guess the ingredients based on descriptions of the chef's memories latest on ITV News. All the Consumer news.

Pulitzer Prize Winning Play Fairview Challenges The Audience's Preconceptions It's a very difficult play to write about without giving away major twists that audiences deserve to experience as unsettling surprises. The first act is a conventional domestic comedy, but after the drawn curtains re-open it shifts into something very different and more disturbing, breaking the fourth wall in spectacular style.

Festive Feast Alert! Zipcar Is Giving Away Free Bacon And Vegan Butties In London One Day This December All from the jolly hands of radio DJ and all-round Christmas cracker, Tom Green. Ready to make it a merry morning to remember? Simply hotfoot it down to Broadgate's Exchange Square from 8am on Friday 13 December, where Zipcar will share good tidings to all in the form of yummy, piping hot sarnies 'til stocks run out.

Lay All Your Love on the ultimate ABBA experience - the O2's Super Troupers exhibition ABBA: Super Troupers - The Exhibition brings to life the world of chart-topping pop sensations ABBA - Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid "Frida" Lyngstad. It opens to the public today and runs until August 31 2020.

Mince Pies Come Included At The Old Vic's A Christmas Carol Frankly, more theatres should learn a lesson from The Old Vic, where, before every performance of A Christmas Carol, the audience are given warm mince pies and fresh, juicy satsumas. A move that's guaranteed to get even the most miserly Scrooge into the Christmas spirit.

Joseph McCann guilty of horrific rapes after being let out of jail by mistake A man who has been convicted of a horrific series of rapes and kidnappings against women and children was free to commit his crimes after authorities failed to realise he should have been in jail for a previous violent offence.

Probation worker 'demoted' over recall error in Joseph McCann case Read Probation worker 'demoted' over recall error in Joseph McCann case latest on ITV News. All the news.

Tafida Raqeeb: Hospital trust should pick up lawyers' bills for sick five-year-old, judge rules A hospital trust should pick up some of the bills run up by lawyers representing a severely disabled five-year-old girl who was at the centre of a life support battle, a judge has ruled.

Footage of Joseph McCann being arrested up a tree in Cheshire Serial rapist Joseph McCann was hiding up the tree in Cheshire when he was arrested.

Hayes man who murdered ex-girlfriend with hammer jailed These are external links and will open in a new window. A man who murdered his ex-girlfriend in a "frenzied" attack with a claw hammer has been jailed for a minimum of 22 years. Amateur boxer Sandra Zmijan was found dead in Wojciech Tadewicz's back garden in Hayes, west London, on 24 September last year.

London's Marginal Constituencies: Which Seats Could Change Hands This Election? We've taken a look at some of the most marginal constituencies in the capital - from seats held by minuscule majorities, to those where views on Brexit may well outweigh the significance of traditional party alliances. Formerly a Tory stronghold, Kensington is the most marginal seat in the whole of the UK, following Labour's shock victory in 2017.

Which Trains, Tubes And Buses Will Be Running In London Over Christmas 2019? Do London buses run on Christmas Day? Find out all you need to know about transport in London over Christmas below. As usual, no TfL services run on Christmas Day. That's buses, tubes, trains, Overground, DLR, river boats, the works. Some transport will also finish early on Christmas Eve, so don't get caught out by that.

You either love, or hate it In the past we have been treated to some seasonal favourites: Marmite that much loved Christmas dinner treat and Regent Street was once given over to the soft drink Tango, which showered the area with bright orange bulbs and banners bearing the message "Tis the season to be Tango'd".

Girl aged 14 is raped in Tottenham park The Met Police say no arrests have been made and the victim is being supported by officers.

Joseph McCann guilty of sex attacks on 11 women and children Joseph McCann's victims were aged between 11 and 71 and included three women who were abducted off the street at knifepoint and repeatedly raped. The 34-year-old also raped a mother in her home and then tied her to a bed as he molested her son and daughter.

Exauce Ngimbi: Man stabbed to death in Hackney was cousin of north London murder victim Calvin Bungisa A man who was stabbed to death in Hackney yesterday afternoon was the cousin of another London murder victim, the Standard can reveal. Exauce Ngimbi, 22, was hacked to death by a machete-wielding gang near his mother's home on Thursday. Mr Ngimbi's cousin Calvin Bungisa, 22, was stabbed to death in Kentish Town in April.

Elections: Now Apsana Begum is told by Labour's own Rushanara Ali to 'rebuild trust after anti-semitic remarks' General Election list of candidates for. Poplar and Limehouse. Apsana Begum. Andrew Cregan. Catherine Cui. Andy Erlam. Neil Jameson. Sheun Oke.

Joe Ledley: Charlton Athletic sign midfielder on a short-term deal Charlton Athletic have signed veteran midfielder Joe Ledley on a short-term deal. The 32-year-old, who has won 77 caps for Wales, has been a free agent since leaving Derby County in January. The former Cardiff and Crystal Palace man could make his debut for the Addicks in Saturday's trip to struggling Middlesbrough.

Joseph McCann found guilty of a series of rapes, kidnappings and false imprisonment Read Joseph McCann found guilty of a series of rapes, kidnappings and false imprisonment latest on ITV News. All the news.

Free Things To Do In London At Christmas 2019 The Christmas behemoth that pops up in Hyde Park every winter is free entry, meaning you can wander around to your heart's content without spending a penny. To dodge the crowds, avoid weekends and evenings - we recommend weekdays early in the run, or wait until the final week in January.

Dany Cotton: London Fire Brigade chief to quit early The statement on behalf of survivors and bereaved families of the fire, added: "Sir Martin Moore-Bick raised serious concerns that the London Fire Brigade was an institution at risk of not learning the lessons of Grenfell. "The phase one report has important recommendations for the LFB.

Joseph McCann: Serial rapist found guilty of attacks on women and children in 'depraved' kidnapping spree Joseph McCann has been found guilty of carrying out a "shocking and depraved" campaign of kidnap and rape. He targeted 11 women and children in a rampage across London, Hertfordshire and northwest England earlier this year.

Arrests for modern slavery and trafficking after nail bar raids in Southwark Read the latest London stories, Arrests for modern slavery and trafficking after nail bar raids in Southwark on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest London news.

Extinction Rebellion activists to cause Heathrow travel chaos with 'lie in' protest over third runway Extinction Rebellion is set to cause travel chaos at Heathrow this Sunday by blocking surrounding roads with a "critical mass of cyclists" and performing a "lie in" at the airport. The demonstration is part of the group's 12 Days of Crisis campaign in the lead up to the election calling on candidates to sign the Three Demands Bill.

Three men fatally stabbed in London in little over 12 hours The victim who was killed in Knightsbridge was found unconscious near to luxury department store Harrods just after midnight after police had been called over reports of a stabbing. He was treated by paramedics but pronounced dead at the scene at 00:39 GMT.

Sussex Via Soho: Get Ready For Squirrel Tortellini And Mushroom Eclairs At This New Frith Street Restaurant Like, plenty for four people, and there were only two of us. But that still left entire reaches of the menu that we couldn't physically handle, and they're probably going to disappear by the time we're next at Sussex because a Gladwin Brothers menu is always seasonal to the hilt.

Three men killed within 12 hours in stabbings across the capital Read the latest London stories, Three men killed within 12 hours in stabbings across the capital on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest London news.

Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley.

Chelsea transfer ban reduced after appeal to Court of Arbitration for Sport Chelsea can sign players in January after having their Fifa transfer ban reduced following an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The Premier League side were given a two-window ban by Fifa in February for breaching rules on signing young players.

London fire chief to quit four months early in wake of damning Grenfell report Dany Cotton will step down as London Fire Brigade Commissioner on New Year's Eve following criticism over the service's response to the Grenfell Tower disaster. Bereaved families and survivors of the west London tower blaze had been calling for her to resign after a damning public inquiry report.

Buy a classic Guardian photograph: Anti-poll tax demonstration, London, 1990 A few weeks earlier, on 13 March, the Guardian photographer Sean Smith covered a protest outside Islington town hall, one of several local demonstrations that took place around the capital, in angry scenes would not look out of place today. Words: Hannah Booth.

Will It Snow In London This Christmas? Despite Christmas cards depicting a white-washed capital, the reality is usually a bit more… grey. Read on to find out what the chances are of a snowy holiday season this year. In a nutshell, not often, and not heavily.

The UK's Best Christmas Markets For All The Festive Feels London may be number one in our hearts, but there are still some amazing UK Christmas markets out there, primed and ready for festive fun!

Injured London Bridge survivors out of hospital and 'recovering well' The three injured survivors of the London Bridge terror attack have been discharged from hospital and are "recovering well", medics said today. They were hurt when convicted terrorist Usman Khan, 28, went on the rampage with two knives last Friday, killing Cambridge graduates Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23.

Everton v Chelsea Surprisingly, he survived a home defeat against bottom club Norwich but Wednesday's submission across Stanley Park was the final straw, a pitiful performance that brutally exposed the chasm that now exists between the blue and red halves of Merseyside.

Calypso bus conductors and acrobatic drug dealers: a bird's-eye view of 90s north London As a teenager in late 1980s and early 1990s, artist Nic Watts lived in Stroud Green, sketching local life from his roof. He shares his memories of that time.

Things to do in London this weekend Hundreds of Londoners will be going dashing through the snow this weekend, with a special Christmas-themed race taking place for charity. Grab your Santa hats and head to south London on Sunday, run off a few mince pies and raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital - what's not to love?

Dodgems, Dancing And Unlimited Drinks At This Swish New Year's Eve Banquet If you're on the lookout for a no-holds-barred night of dining, dancing and downright decadence this New Year's Eve, get yourself to The 2019 London New Year's Eve Ball. We're talking canapé receptions, unlimited drinks, four-course banquets, live entertainment and much, much more.

Lloyd's of London staff told to behave at Christmas parties Workers at insurance market Lloyd's of London have been told to behave during the Christmas party season. Chief executive John Neal told trade magazine Financial News that staff have been emailed warning them to be "particularly careful". The move by Lloyd's comes after it vowed in September this year to tackle its male dominated culture.

Millwall v Nottingham Forest Preview followed by live coverage of Friday's Championship game between Millwall and Nottingham Forest.

London stabbings: Three men die in 12-hour wave of knife violence on capital's streets Three men in their twenties were stabbed to death in little over 12 hours as London's toll of street killings approached the highest number in a decade. The second of the fatal attacks happened outside Harrods in Knightsbridge shortly after midnight.

Video of David Beckham sleeping loaned to hospital where he was born Read the latest London stories, Video of David Beckham sleeping loaned to hospital where he was born on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest London news.

East London Football Podcast: West Ham endure mixed week, O's look forward, while Daggers in injury crisis Our West Ham United correspondent Dave Evans spoke about their terrific 1-0 victory over Chelsea to only somewhat come back down to earth with a 2-0 defeat to Wolves just days later. Sports Editor and Arsenal fan Lee Power chimed in alongside Dave Evans to talk about the upcoming clash between the Hammers and the Gunners.

Commuter launches South Western Fail website as strikes ruin Christmas No one in government seems to care.' Other items on offer include a South Western Railway bowling ball with 'strikes guaranteed', the world's 'slowest running shoes', a pocket book of excuses and a South Werstern Mobile sim dubbed 'the UK's number one for signal problems'.

Walthamstow Alley Gets Bright New Look "The landmark piece acts as an enormous welcome mat," says a press release, "wrapping new visitors and daily commuters in a tunnel of colour." The 20-metre 'welcome mat' is said to reflect the character of the local area, representing the patterns of William Morris and the bright colours of the adjacent market.

This Picture-Perfect Terrace Has Had A Gorgeous Winter Makeover Dalloway Terrace is a flower-filled dining spot offering afternoon tea, brunch and all-day dining options in the heart of London's Bloomsbury district.

London fire chief Dany Cotton resigns after Grenfell criticism I will be appointing a new fire commissioner shortly and it's right that they can quickly take on the responsibility to drive forward the changes being made within the brigade, and to deliver on the recommendations made in the Grenfell Tower inquiry report."

Enchanted Eltham: A First Look At The Magical Light Festival Lights tunnels are on trend… so this place has four of them.

London Fire Brigade boss Dany Cotton to stand down from role early Read London Fire Brigade boss Dany Cotton to stand down from role early latest on ITV News. All the news.

'Grenfell-linked' firm sues hospital for 'over £4m' over deal collapse A sister company of the firm that oversaw Grenfell Tower refurbishments is suing an NHS hospital after the collapse of a potential £300 million contract. On Monday, the High Court will begin considering a bid by Ryhurst to claim "in excess of £4 million" from The Whittington Hospital.

Staying at Soho Farmhouse with A Baby Staying a Soho Farmhouse with a baby with children by luxury food, travel and family blogger Angie Silver.

London Launch: The Winter Forest Festive fun is a term that encompasses Christmas. It means warming drinks, log fires, delicious seasonal food and a lot of fairy lights. The winter forest is no different as this winter wonderland is set to a backdrop of snow-covered pine trees and festive cheer.

'I still think I'm in a dream': Mum's grief after son stabbed to death at party Randy Skuse, who lived with mum Rahab Mugo in Barking, was stabbed to death at a flat in Buckle Street, Whitechapel where he was attending the birthday party of a childhood friend. "It wasn't even a big party," Rahab said. "The girl was turning 25 and she only invited 25 people.

The Resident Launches its First Podcast: The London Parentcast The London Parentcast is a new podcast for parents seeking that elusive work-life balance. Victoria Purcell, editor of theresident.co.uk, talks to London mums and dads who have built an online following for their parenting advice.

London fire chief Dany Cotton forced to quit early after Grenfell Tower families demand she goes London fire commissioner Dany Cotton was today forced to quit after losing the support of bereaved Grenfell Tower families. Mayor Sadiq Khan felt compelled to act after a delegation of families went to City Hall to call for her to go.

Former antiques dealer jailed for nine years after £13k of chemsex drugs found in car A former antiques dealer who turned to selling chemsex drugs has been sentenced to nine years in prison. Dariusz Jakubik's car was searched by police after it was stopped in the City in April 2017. In a holdall on the rear seat, officers found large quantities of ecstasy, crystal meth, cocaine, ketamine, diazepam, Viagra and GBL.

John Crilly: Man who fought London Bridge attacker 'was convicted killer mentored by Jack Merritt' A man seen attempting to subdue the London Bridge attacker with a fire extinguisher was a convicted killer who was mentored by one of the victims, it is reported. The Sun said John Crilly was the man seen in a video clip spraying Usman Khan after the terrorist had stabbed and killed Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones last Friday.

Woman detective in east London gets court restraining order for harassing man A woman police officer serving in east London has been sentenced for harassing a male victim.

Singing the blues: how music can help ease postnatal depression Melodies for Mums, run by the not-for-profit social enterprise Breathe Arts Health Research, aims to help new mothers with postnatal depression, or those at risk of it, combat their symptoms by singing songs specially chosen to improve confidence and help them bond with their babies.

London's weekly railway news A weekly round-up of London's rail transport news… Ken Livingstone blames Boris Johnson for getting his foot stuck in a tube door Mirror. Apple has tweaked its Apple Pay service in an effort to reduce queues at London Tube-station barriers. BBC News.

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Labour won't reveal selection process after candidate is accused of harassment A protest is being held over Hackney Labour Party's refusal to share its selection process following resurfaced sexual harassment and bullying allegations against a by-election candidate. The Women's Equality Party sent a letter demanding transparency on November 22 and say they have received no response whatsoever.

Murderer tested 'most believable' theory on Grace Millane death during next date The man who murdered Grace Millane in New Zealand tested the 'most believable' theories for the death during a date with another woman just hours later, the woman has said.

Tyler, the Creator to headline Lovebox and Parklife 2020 Tyler, the Creator will headline both Lovebox and Parklife in 2020. The shows will be the rapper's first UK festival appearances since he was banned from the UK in 2015. He was blocked from entering by then-Home Secretary Theresa May because of claims his lyrics encouraged "violence and intolerance of homosexuality".

Katherine Jenkins mugged after trying to help woman in street robbery The 39-year-old was on her way to a rehearsal for a charity carol concert in Chelsea at around 15:10 GMT on Wednesday when she witnessed an older woman being attacked, her agent said. The Neath-born mezzo-soprano was then mugged herself after trying to help.

Opera singer Katherine Jenkins mugged after intervening in street robbery Opera singer Katherine Jenkins was mugged in south west London after she intervened in a "vicious" street robbery, her agent said. The 39-year-old was on her way to a rehearsal at about 3.10pm on Wednesday when she witnessed an elderly woman being attacked.

Hundreds gather as Trafalgar Square Christmas tree lights are switched on after 'sparse' spruce ridiculed Hundreds of people have gathered to watch the lights on Trafalgar Square's Christmas tree being switched on after some people mocked the tree for looking more sparse than usual.

Mile End crash: Woman in 50s fighting for life after being hit by bus A woman in her 50s is fighting for life in hospital after being hit by a bus in Mile End. Police scrambled to Grove Road at around 7.30pm on Thursday to reports of a bus in collision with a pedestrian. Officers and paramedics arrived and found a woman aged in her 50s at the scene, believed to be at the junction with Clinton Road.

Tickets Alert: Sir David Attenborough at the Royal Albert Hall The man himself will be commandeering the Royal Albert Hall next April for an evening of his newest film, A Life On Our Planet. The film, David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet, sees him reflect upon both the defining moments of his lifetime as a naturalist and the devastating changes he has seen.

Science Museum 'hiding dirty money' over £2m Sackler donation The museum confirmed to the Guardian it plans to keep the money and spend it on other projects, and said a donor board at the museum names the Dr Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation among its funders.

Police release CCTV images after racially aggravated attack on DLR train between Limehouse and Shadwell A rail staff member was attacked by three men after asking a passenger to take their feet off a seat on a DLR train.

Joshua v Ruiz II: Anthony Joshua responds to 'sportwashing' Saudi human rights claims British heavyweight Anthony Joshua fields questions about Saudi 'sportwashing' human rights abuse claims with his re-match against Andy Ruiz Jr.

The Delicious Japanese Spot With The Flaming Desserts Head to Issho-Ni in Shoreditch where you can enjoy a fresh twist of Japanese food, from sushi and sake to cocktails and curry, all made with a lot of love!

Rory Stewart 'would quit as London Mayor' if he couldn't end street killings The former Conservative candidate to be Prime Minister is standing as an independent in next May's contest, in an attempt to block Sadiq Khan's re-election. He highlighted knife crime as one of his main priorities for the city, along with 'making stuff work' - mainly transport - and improving air quality on the tube.

Trafalgar Square Christmas tree struggling to please crowds The Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square has been branded a turkey over its "droopy" foliage and "thin" appearance. Since 1947, Norway has sent a spruce every year that is installed in the centre of the central London square. But some have been unimpressed by the 2019 offering, commenting on the festive favourite's "drab" and "sad" look.

Murder charge after Whitechapel party stabbing A 27-year-old man was attacked after a fight broke out at flats in Whitechapel.

50 Magical Things To Do In London At Christmas Let's face it, you'll be drinking enough mulled wine this holiday season - so why not mix things up? With London boasting some of the best cocktail bars around, you can be sure of creative concoctions that'll bewitch the tastebuds and keep you feeling merry.

Secret London Is Looking For… A Few Fun Presenters! We're on a mission to share the best of city life with our audience of millions, and we're looking for funny, fearless video presenters to help us do just that, on a freelance basis.

How to spot modern slavery, and what to do Read the latest London stories, How to spot modern slavery, and what to do on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest London news.

Man stabbed to death in Hackney, London A man has been stabbed to death in east London. The victim, believed to be in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene in Clarence Mews, Hackney, at about 14:30 GMT, police said. A man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder. Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Man charged with murder of Randy Skuse The 26-year-old, who was arrested in Ipswich on Tuesday, December 3, is charged with murder and three counts of wounding with intent. Randy, from Barking, was pronounced dead at the scene in Buckle Street, Whitechapel, on the morning of Saturday, November 23.

Someone's Launched A 'South Western Failway' Store Blighted by #southwesternfails thanks to the, shall we say patchy?, service from South Western Railways, he's decided to make his feelings clear by launching a South Western Failway 'store'.

Stormzy portrait hung in National Portrait Gallery Read the latest London stories, Stormzy portrait hung in National Portrait Gallery on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest London news.

London's Best Alpine Winter Lodge Pop Ups Cosy Alpine chalets and winter lodges for an apres-ski style catch up with friends over hot cocktails, cheese fondue and winter comfort foods. Lead image: The Elyx Chalet at The Rosewood London. 1 Jimmy's Lodge on the River, South Bank: Jimmy's Lodge on the River is a cosy, convivial must for winter.

Things To Do Today In London: Friday 6 December 2019 COMEDY: Come Mek We Larf brings some of London's best African Caribbean comedians to the stage for an evening of stand-up, games, music and characters. Mr Cee hosts, with Quincy and Uncle Errol also on the line-up. Dugdale Centre, £15, book ahead, 7.45pm.

Hackney stabbing: Young man knifed to death in broad daylight in London A young man has been stabbed to death in broad daylight in a north-east London street. Emergency services including London's air ambulance rushed to the scene at just after 2pm on Thursday. London's air ambulance was also called to Clarence Mews in Lower Clapton, about half a mile from both Hackney Downs and Hackney Central stations.

'Move ove Santa' as Mama Christmas switches on the lights in Poplar 100 years after women's votes An exclusive picture of Mr and Mrs Clause has been leaked to the East London Advertiser proving that women are now to moving into "the Santa business" exactly 100 year after they got the vote! The couple were invited by Poplar Harca regeneration organisation who stage the annual winter wonderland festival.

Santa's Grotto London 2019: Where to see Father Christmas He's made his list, checked it twice and now Santa Claus is coming to town. Father Christmas will be taking time off from planning his worldwide present-delivering spree to say hello to festive revellers at sites all over London.

Hockey: East London women keep pace at top East London's women remain on the heels of rivals Wapping in the East League Premier Division after a 2-1 win over Maidstone.

Dick Whittington And His Cat Become Part Of The Windrush Generation At Hackney Empire Dick is now a 1940s Jamaican immigrant.

Hayes man guilty of murdering ex-girlfriend with hammer These are external links and will open in a new window. A man has been found guilty of murdering his ex-girlfriend with a claw hammer. Amateur boxer Sandra Zmijan was found dead in Wojciech Tadewicz's back garden in Whittington Avenue, Hayes, west London, in September 2018.

15 Magical Christmas Markets In London That Will Have You Feeling Festive And if you're lucky, a chance to meet the big boss himself… These London Christmas markets are all worth a visit, if you ask us. The big-name London Christmas markets will run throughout the festive season. Check 'em out! At the very heart of London's tourist district, a sparkling Christmas market is set to return for the winter season.

East 17's Tony Mortimer re-records Stay Another Day with Walthamstow choir for Christmas Read the latest London stories, East 17's Tony Mortimer re-records Stay Another Day with Walthamstow choir for Christmas on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest London news.

Oval Four: 1970s convictions quashed due to evidence of corrupt detective Read Oval Four: 1970s convictions quashed due to evidence of corrupt detective latest on ITV News. All the news.

'Oval Four' men jailed in 1972 cleared by court of appeal in London They were beaten in the police cells and then charged with attempting to steal, theft, and assault of the police. After a five-week Old Bailey trial, at which none of the supposed theft "victims" appeared and the police relied on highly disputed "confessions", all four were convicted and jailed for two years.

European Challenge Cup: Edinburgh v Wasps Scotland wing Darcy Graham returns from injury to make his first Edinburgh appearance of the season as they entertain Wasps in the Challenge Cup. He takes the place of the injured Eroni Sau, while Scotland pair Matt Scott and John Barclay also miss Friday's game.

Andros Townsend on gambling addiction and losing £46,000 in one night Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend says he once lost £46,000 in one night but being charged by the FA for betting "probably saved me as a human being". Townsend, 28, says a mixture of an addictive personality and boredom while on numerous loan spells away from Tottenham contributed to his gambling.

Sweet! You Can Visit This Cute City Made Of Gingerbread Oxford Circus, Battersea Power Station and other landmarks, recreated in baking.

London toy appeal calls for donations to help children in poverty this Christmas A charity collecting Christmas presents for London children in need was today urgently calling for more donations. The Winter Toy Appeal, which gave toys to 4,000 children last year, is struggling to meet demand.

Things To Do In London On Boxing Day 2019 Take a look at these things happening in London on Boxing Day - and here's a guide to the rest of that weird week between Christmas and New Year. If you're looking for other things to do in London over the festive period, take a look at our guide to Christmas in London.

Oval Four: Men have convictions quashed in corrupt detective case Three men who were jailed nearly 50 years ago on the evidence of a corrupt police officer have had their convictions quashed. Winston Trew, Sterling Christie, George Griffiths and another man were accused of stealing handbags in 1972. The group known as the Oval Four were jailed for eight months for assaulting a police officer and attempted theft.

The Calamitous New Routemasters Tell You Everything You Need To Know About Boris Johnson One man's unabashed vanity project.

City Corporation litter campaign stubs out cigarette butts across the Square Mile The number of cigarettes discarded on City streets has fallen by a third in the wake of a crackdown on littering by the City of London Corporation. Heavy fines for littering were introduced by the governing body of the Square Mile in April 2019.

England awakes to beautiful sunrise These are external links and will open in a new window. A beautiful sunrise warmed up a wintry morning for many around England. Social media was full of stunning pictures of brightly coloured skies, some of which can be seen below. BBC Weather Forecaster, Paul Goddard said autumn and winter is the most likely time to see beautiful sunrises.

'I needed housing' Labour's Apsana Begum tells Poplar & Limehouse election hustings after'queue jump' claim "I needed housing," Apsana explained. "I was in particular circumstances and have requested press outlets that have asked me to respect the privacy of the context in which I was housed." She insisted: "I have done nothing wrong.

The Homeless Fund: Deliveroo serves up a special lunch at a women's refuge as it backs our appeal Many homeless Londoners are forced to rely on food banks or the kindness of passers-by. But on Tuesday clients at the Marylebone Project were served a pre-Christmas treat lunch of mezze, pasta and burgers - brought along by Deliveroo co-founder Will Shu and a fleet of his riders.

Commuter storms rail strike union HQ shouting 'you're ruining my f cking life' South Western railway commuter storms RMT union HQ over rail strikes.

Cinderella Goes Woke At Lyric Hammersmith You can always rely on Hackney Empire, Stratford East and the Lyric Hammersmith to subvert the traditional Christmas pantomime. This year, the Lyric has gone for woke. What do the cosmos and an age-old fairy tale of love overcoming class barriers have in common?

Green-tinged Tories dig in to save endangered Zac Goldsmith in Richmond The Tory tree-huggers are out in force for Zac Goldsmith - and he will need all the help they can give before the general election next week. The multi-millionaire environmentalist faces his own extinction rebellion in this corner of south-west London.

Oval Four: Black men jailed after being framed by racist police officer have convictions quashed almost 50 years later Three black men who were framed by a corrupt police officer for crimes they did not commit have been cleared after 47 years. Known as the "Oval Four", Winston Trew, Sterling Christie, George Griffiths and Constantine "Omar" Boucher were arrested at Oval underground station in 1972.

Revealed: What London's Disneyland-Style Theme Park Will Look Like Okay, stay calm, but we could be getting our very own Disneyland-style resort! Many years ago, it was announced that…

Michael West obituary He commuted by train daily from Ipswich, Suffolk, to Liverpool Street, and from there charged south to his office on Peckham Road on a folding bicycle, dressed in a long leather overcoat and a sailor's cap in the winter, with plastic bags over his shoes when it was particularly wet.

Experience A Mind-Reading Bar At The Tanqueray Townhouse This Week It wouldn't take a psychic to tell us that we like gin. But something very similar is what you'll get anyway this December with a trip to the Tanqueray Townhouse. Setting up camp at the beautiful Bloomsbury House between 6 - 14 December, it's a multi-sensory immersive experience that'll take you behind the scenes and into the world of gin.

Get winter ready with columbia From a city escape to an urban adventure, Columbia Sportswear kits out Londoners to keep them outside for longer. Head down to Columbia's flagship store on Carnaby to check out its latest seasonal collections that combine style and function so you can stay warm and dry in the capital this winter.

Transport Museum offer for ianVisits readers Tis the season to wear Christmas jumpers, and of course, the best one to wear this year will be covered in transport icons. Not just jumpers, but woolen hats and scarves as well. The London Transport Museum's shop releases a new design each year, and this year's features the bus, the roundel and the new subsurface trains.

Major disruption for King's Cross station during Jan and Feb As part of the East Coast Mainline upgrade, King's Cross station will close completely for two weekends in the early part of 2020, and be disrupted at weekends through most of Jan and Feb. The two big closures take place over the weekends of 25th/26th January and 29th Feb/1st March.

Trafalgar Square Christmas tree: 'Sparse' spruce ridiculed The first Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree was 48ft tall and was a thank you from King Haakon VII who was forced to flee Norway and seek sanctuary in Britain with his government as the Nazis invaded his homeland.

In Search Of London's Last Cockneys But in 2010, Professor Paul Kerswill of the University of York estimated that the cockney accent would disappear from London "within 30 years". 10 of those years have now elapsed. Is this native London breed really set to become brown bread?

Boris Johnson makes big election pitch for London as Tories bid to tackle crime and homelessness Boris Johnson set out a big pitch for London today with pledges of help for the homeless, the low paid and strike-hit commuters - coupled with a warning of "the terrible reality" of Jeremy Corbyn in 10 Downing Street.

We Tried Le Bun's Burger Residency At Rotate Shoreditch Le Bun, purveyors of French-American burgers, have a new residency within Rotate bar in Shoreditch. We popped down for a team lunch to try out some of the speciality burgers. A burger-focussed street food company, set up by Andy Taylor, which pops up at food festivals and in other people's kitchens.

Christmas at monsieur le duck Monsieur Le Duck, the duck-focused restaurant that settled down in Clerkenwell after a successful pop-up in Liverpool Street last year, is going big for Christmas with a duck-tastic festive menu.

Tube passengers hit by severe delays Read the latest London stories, Tube passengers hit by severe delays on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest London news.

Ampeli To Open In Fitzrovia Greek Master of Wine Yiannis Karakasis is curating the wine list, choosing indigenous, natural and low intervention wines from across mainland Greece and the islands, plus a selection of rare native wines for the real connoisseurs out there. Spirits like ouzo, raki, mastica and tsipouro will also feature across the drinks menu.

Tickets To See Living Legend David Attenborough At The Royal Albert Hall Go On Sale Tomorrow Next spring, natural historian, broadcaster and bonafide national treasure David Attenborough swings by the Royal Albert Hall to unveil his latest documentary - and you've got the chance to join him.

Soveral Facial at Agua London Review - Style - London On The Inside And now agua London has got even more luxurious as it's added a new facial from organic skincare brand Soveral to its list of treatments. The Prebiotic Face Treatment is designed to balance the skin's natural microbiome.

Orient coach Embleton delighted with performance despite crashing out of Trophy Leyton Orient interim head coach Ross Embleton was delighted with his side's performance despite crashing out of the Leasing.com Trophy in a penalty shoot-out to Bristol Rovers.

Adam Byatt on Yes Chef - We're in Clapham Common to chat to Adam Byatt who has three restaurants in the area. Each very different each other, with the Michelin star Trinity, to the more casual Upstairs, right above Trinity and casual dining of Bistro Union.

How I Save: The 30-year-old charity worker who spends £140 on therapy each month In our weekly personal finance and saving series, How I Save, we chat to a charity fundraiser living in London.

Canary Wharf Academy celebrates phenomenal year The first anniversary celebrations of the Canary Wharf Football Academy were held at the Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel.

Here's How You Can Win A 'Sleepover On Mars' At London's Design Museum Win a sleepover that’s out of this world, courtesy of London’s Design Museum. In honour of the Design Museum’s latest…

Photos Of Borough Market Then And Now Some of you might be scratching your heads thinking 'I thought Borough Market had been around for way longer than that?' Well, you're right. It has. But before 1998, it wasn't open to the general public - instead, it was a wholesale market.

Broadway Hit 'To Kill A Mockingbird' Is Coming To The West End, And Tickets Are On Sale Now With a script from West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin, this new version of To Kill A Mockingbird looks set to be a hit upon opening in London next May.

Crimes up 30 per cent on London's buses and Tube with 183 every day Crime on London's public transport network has jumped nearly 30 per cent in a year, fuelled by criminal pickpocket gangs and passengers suspected of making fake theft claims. A total of 16,699 incidents were reported between July and September, compared with 12,911 in the same period a year earlier.

Breathing London air same as smoking 150 cigarettes a year, experts warn Living in the UK's most polluted cities and towns increases the risk of an early death by the equivalent of smoking 150 cigarettes a year, a charity has warned. The British Heart Foundation said air pollution must be declared "a public health emergency".

Jake Gyllenhaal Will Headline A West End Musical Next Year, And Tickets Are On Sale Now Presumably to make up for his seventeen year absence from our stages, Gyllenhaal will play two roles in the musical.

Volunteers give Mile End Park's biodiversity a 'tree-mendous' boost Volunteers went wild planting wild trees to help make the planet greener—or at least make a corner of Bethnal Green greener.

Josephine and The Artizans: HipHopera - collaboration between families of knife crime victims and charities Read the latest London stories, Josephine and The Artizans: HipHopera - collaboration between families of knife crime victims and charities on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest London news.

TfL Tube delays: Commuters face morning rush-hour chaos with delays on four London Underground lines Commuters are facing rush-hour chaos this morning after four Tube lines were hit with delays,. The Circle line was suspended this morning due to earlier faulty trains. It is now running with severe delays. The same issue is affecting the Disrict line, which is part suspended between High Street Kensington and Edgware Road.

The 600th anniversary of the Christmas tree This year marks the 600th anniversary of the earliest known reference to a Christmas tree. Maybe. It's actually quite difficult to be entirely sure when the Christmas tree as we would recognise it first emerged, and there are several candidates for the title of the first in various centuries, but this 600th anniversary is the strongest candidate.

London minicab qualifications from private schools banned These are external links and will open in a new window. Minicab drivers in London will only be able to gain required qualifications at official centres after a cheating scandal was exposed by the BBC. Drivers could previously sit mandatory exams at Transport for London centres or authorised private schools and colleges to get a licence.

Haringey shooting: teenager taken to hospital in life-threatening condition Police were called to Green Lanes, N15, at around 11.15pm on Wednesday night, after reports that a teenager had been shot. Police said the boy was taken to hospital with a gunshot wound and was in a life-threatening condition.

Mark Duggan shooting report challenged by human rights groups The Independent Office for Police Conduct, which succeeded the IPCC, said it stood by its findings: "Our findings were based on a comprehensive investigation… We commissioned reports from a number of experts in the fields of pathology, DNA profiling, firearms and ballistics, fibre analysis, toxicology, pharmacology, finger and palm printing...

General election 2019: Croydon in focus Famous for concrete, Boxpark, Stormzy and Kate Moss. The south London borough is home to some 387,000 people, with the highest number of under-18s in the capital. Croydon North, Croydon South and Croydon Central are its three parliamentary constituencies.

Pedestrian fights for life after being struck in hit-and-run outside Camden station A man has been left fighting for his life in hospital after being struck by a car in a hit-and-run near a busy Tube station in north London. Police and paramedics were scrambled to the scene, outside Camden station, shortly before 10.10pm on Wednesday night.

John Boyega: I've met Americans who don't know black people live in London The Star Wars actor John Boyega says he has met Americans who are not aware there are black people living in London, and believes the under-representation of the black British experience in popular culture fuels such ignorance.

43 Things To Do In London This New Year's Eve… New Year's Eve at Oriole. New Year's Eve at Oriole will see a veritable menagerie of high-class vintage entertainers rotating onto the stage: watch, welcome cocktail in hand, as daredevil burlesque, caddish cabaret, stomping live music and New Orleans jazz is performed for your delectation, all led by Missy Fatale.

Chelsea 2-1 Aston Villa: Tammy Abraham scores on return from injury Tammy Abraham reinforced his importance to Chelsea by scoring the opener and setting up the second on his return from injury as the Blues rediscovered their winning touch against Aston Villa. Abraham missed the Blues' home defeat by West Ham with a hip injury and put them ahead against Villa with a firm header from Reece James' cross.

Wolves 2-0 West Ham: Leander Dendoncker & Patrick Cutrone goals extends unbeaten run to 10 Wolves are on their best unbeaten run in the top flight since 1972 after seeing off West Ham with strikes from Leander Dendoncker and Patrick Cutrone at Molineux. Nuno Espirito Santo's side are back up to fifth in the Premier League after the Hammers failed to reproduce the kind of display that helped them to a shock win against Chelsea.

Manchester United 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Marcus Rashford scores twice as Jose Mourinho loses first Spurs game Manchester United move up to sixth in the Premier League as Tottenham suffer their first defeat under Jose Mourinho on his return to Old Trafford.

EFL Trophy: Bristol Rovers 1 Leyton Orient 1 Josh Thomas at Memorial Stadium. After Josh Wright saw the first penalty saved by Jordi Van Stappershoef, the next six spot-kicks were all scored. Then with Ruel Sotiriou having to score to keep Orient in the contest, he could only watch on as his effort was pushed to safety by Van Stappershoef.

West Ham battle but Wolves too strong at Molineux Leander Dendoncker's second strike of the season, midway through the first-half, set the hosts on the way to victory before late-substitute Patrick Cutrone secured the points with just four minutes remaining.

General election 2019: Do love and politics go together? Dating can be a tricky business, especially when it comes to politics. There's the cost to consider and the politics over who pays. But is an election campaign complicating the dating game even more. We've been speaking to some Londoners about love and politics.

Intercity 125 train restored to original British Rail livery One of the last InterCity 125 High Speed Trains to run on the East Coast is being restored to its original British Rail colours ahead of a special set of commemorative trips.

Trio admit Owen Jones attack but deny homophobic motive Three men have admitted being involved in an attack on Guardian columnist Owen Jones but denied it was motivated by homophobia. The journalist was celebrating his birthday at the Lexington pub in Islington, north London, when he was targeted on 17 August.

Teenager accused of murdering Jaden Moodie 'carried knife for safety' Read the latest London stories, Teenager accused of murdering Jaden Moodie 'carried knife for safety' on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest London news.

The Guardian view on looking back: in search of lost time Editorial: The BFI’s much-loved film archives remind viewers that exploring the past can enhance the present.

'Boutique hotel' scheme to replace Whitechapel Bell Foundry is halted by Secretary of State Campaigners have won reprieve after a temporary halt was put on controversial plans to turn the historic Whitechapel bell foundry into a boutique hotel.

A New Hoppers Restaurant Is Opening In King's Cross Hoppers are bringing a third branch of their award-winning Sri Lankan restaurant to King’s Cross next year. Opening in Pancras Square…

Drill music videos being uploaded to porn websites to avoid YouTube ban, police say Drill music videos are being uploaded to porn websites to evade crackdowns by mainstream platforms, police have said. Around 400 videos have been removed from YouTube in the three-and-a-half years since detectives started to push against tracks they blamed for inciting violence.

UK weather: Temperatures to plunge on general election day as cold snap grips Britain Voters may be in for a frosty day at the polls, as forecasters warn of a cold snap due to hit Britain just in time for election day on December 12. Meteorologists at the Met Office have predicted that a wintry spell will arrive for election week, covering the UK in frost and seeing temperatures plunge to sub-zero in some areas.

Jaden Moodie: Accused killer 'carried knife for safety' A man accused of murdering a 14-year-old boy sold drugs for a London gang so he could "survive", and would carry a knife for "safety", a court has heard. Jaden Moodie was knocked off a moped and stabbed to death in Leyton, north-east London, on 8 January.

General Election: where Tower Hamlets hustings are Wednesday and Thursday nights Final battle lines have been drawn up as 12 wannnabe MP candidates fight it out in the East End tonight and tomorrow in the last parliamentary hustings a week before the December 12 general election.

London Bridge attack victims died after being stabbed in chest - inquest The two victims of the London Bridge attack both died as a result of being stabbed in the chest, the inquests into their deaths have heard. The inquests into the deaths of Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23, both Cambridge graduates, opened at the Old Bailey in central London on Wednesday before being adjourned to a date to be determined.

Your Festive Selfies Could Win You Some Snazzy Prizes In South Molton Head down to South Molton for a festive augmented reality game that could win you some early Christmas presents! The…

Bob Willis: Former England cricket captain dies aged 70 Former England captain Bob Willis has died at the age of 70. The fast bowler took 325 wickets in 90 Tests from 1971 to 1984, claiming a career-best 8-43 to help England to a famous win over Australia at Headingley in the 1981 Ashes.

Arsenal v Brighton & Hove Albion Preview followed by live coverage of Thursday's Premier League game between Arsenal and Brighton and Hove Albion.

Images released in hunt for pair who attacked senior rabbi Read the latest London stories, Images released in hunt for pair who attacked senior rabbi on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest London news.

Here's The First Trailer For New Bond Flick 'No Time To Die' After a short-lived retirement, James Bond is drawn back into the world of espionage in the first trailer for No Time To Die.

Things To Do Today In London: Thursday 5 December 2019 TRAFALGAR SQUARE TREE: From a forest just outside Oslo, to the urban centre of London, the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree has made quite a journey. Tonight, its lights are finally switched on for the season, at a free lighting ceremony, complete with festive choirs.

Trump caught on microphone congratulating himself about his Trudeau attack: 'That was funny when I said the guy's two-faced' Donald Trump has been caught mocking press coverage of his decision to abruptly cancel a press conference, which was announced shortly after video surfaced showing several world leaders ridiculing the American president.

Christmas In London 2019: A Guide To Festive Events, Ice Rinks, Christmas Food, Films And More Looking for things to do on Christmas Eve? Here's a guide to what's on in London on 24 December. Bear in mind that many shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, museums and galleries may close earlier than usual. Christmas Day in London. Christmas Day can be a magical time to explore the capital if you get up early enough.

Trump Appears On This Terrifying NHS Billboard In West London The 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, has made an appearance in Hayes, west London - at least, in billboard form.

London Public Art: The Pimlico Priapus In genteel Pimlico can be found a statue of the Greek god, Priapus, protector of gardens, fruit plants, livestock… and male genitals. Often shown with a giant phallus, here in Pimlico, such a brazen display has however been curtailed in favour of his more earthly attributes.

Can Amélie The Musical Live Up To The Hype Of The Film? However, Jeunet's pièce-de-résistance has been transformed into a stunning, music-led production that has all the quirks and humour of the film - and more. Amélie, directed by Michael Fentiman, and the production's epic numbers, will transport you to 90s Paris quicker than a Metro train.

Spend The Night In Great Scotland Yard, Now A Hotel Fans of Sherlock Holmes - that great bater of Scotland Yard - will be delighted to learn that the hotel's general manager is called Sholto Smith. A descendant, perhaps of Major Sholto from The Sign of Four? Great Scotland Yard is operated as part of the Unbound Collection by Hyatt Hotels.

Police release CCTV images of attack on rabbi in north London Police investigating a violent antisemitic assault in north London have released CCTV images of the two suspected attackers who allegedly shouted "kill the Jews" before punching a rabbi and shoving him to the ground.

Where to watch London New Year's Eve Fireworks for free The last 12 months have seemed to pass in the blink of an eye, disappearing in a daze of Brexit uncertainty, heated climate change discourse, Royal controversy and one of the most unpredictable general elections in a generation.

Is Trafalgar Square's Christmas tree looking thinner than usual? Read the latest London stories, Is Trafalgar Square's Christmas tree looking thinner than usual? on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest London news.

Planet Earth II Live In Concert Is Coming To London's O2 Arena Planet Earth II is going on tour with a live orchestra – and it's coming to London's O2 Arena in March 2020.

Joseph McCann: Rape accused 'will not give evidence' A man on trial accused of a string of sex offences has declined to come to court and chosen not to give evidence. Joseph McCann, 34, is accused of 37 offences, including rape, kidnap and false imprisonment, against 11 women and children over the course of two weeks in April and May.

Travelodge hotel fire not thought to be cladding-related, says fire service Read the latest London stories, Travelodge hotel fire not thought to be cladding-related, says fire service on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest London news.

Bao and Hoppers King's Cross - Eat and Drink - London On The Inside Soho institution Lina Stores has already opened in King's Cross and now two more London faves, Bao and Hoppers are making the move to the area next year too. We don't have many details for the new Bao site yet but the third Hoppers is taking shape nicely.

South Western Railway strike: Union leader offers 'framework for renewed talks' to end 27-day strike Commuters on South Western Railway today suffered a third day of strikes but were given hope of fresh talks that could break the deadlock. The RMT's industrial action, planned to last 27 days, has caused misery for hundreds of thousands of passengers.

Police sergeant who 'stole from the dead' is convicted of theft by jury Commander Barnett added: "Williams was tasked with such a sensitive role, but took advantage of the trust placed in him and abused it for his own financial gain.

Maida Hill shooting: Army medic uses battlefield skills to save teen shot on millionaires' row An Army medic used battlefield first aid to treat a teenager gunned down in a suspected drive-by shooting on a millionaires' row, witnesses said. Residents heard at least seven shots in the tree-lined road in Maida Hill and raced outside to find the 18-year-old boy collapsed shortly before 8.30pm last night.

The first Christmas card goes on show in London 1843 was an important year in the history of Christmas, and a new exhibition at the Charles Dickens Museum is bringing them together for the first time. Completely independently of each other, Charles Dickens was writing his Christmas Carol, while the civil servant, Henry Cole was working on what would become the first commercial Christmas Card.

New London Fire Brigade Museum Wins Approval London's finally getting a permanent Fire Brigade Museum. 8 Albert Embankment, overlooking the Thames, is set to be redeveloped. The Grade-II listed building in Lambeth, which used to be the London Fire Brigade's HQ, will become a myriad of things. First and foremost, it will be a modern fire station for Lambeth.

Skal Nordic Dining Opens - Eat and Drink - London On The Inside After Rok Islington closed its doors at the start of the year, it was taken over by vegan restaurant Slaw but sadly that one didn't go the distance either. Now the site has gone Nordic once more with SKAL Nordic Dining, run by owner and head chef Lauri J Hilli, wife Angelique and daughter Emma, moving into the space.

Extinction Rebellion bee protester glues himself to Lib Dem bus An Extinction Rebellion protester dressed as a bee has glued himself to the Liberal Democrats' battlebus, as the environmental group intervenes in the general election. The group said it was "buzzing around" political parties' campaign battlebuses on Wednesday "demanding the climate and ecological emergency is top of the agenda this election".

London Bridge killer Usman Khan completed two untested counter-terror programmes before attack London Bridge killer Usman Khan attended two counter-terror rehabilitation courses which had not been fully tested for their effectiveness, it emerged today. Khan, who was convicted of a terror offence in 2012, killed Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23, during a conference on prisoner rehabilitation in Fishmongers' Hall on Friday.

Good Morning Britain's Alex Beresford confronts Sadiq Khan over knife crime in 'infested communities' Read the latest London stories, Good Morning Britain's Alex Beresford confronts Sadiq Khan over knife crime in 'infested communities' on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest London news.

Five Things You Might Not Know About The Peacock's "Message In A Bottle" A mix of exhilarating dance styles, dazzling footwork and breathtaking athleticism is coming to The Peacock. Message In A Bottle…

The Mandrake Launches World’s First Spiritual Wellbeing Concierge The Mandrake - a luxury boutique hotel in Fitzrovia named in ode to the medicinal plant - has launched a dedicated Spiritual Wellbeing Concierge Service with in-room menu, offering the likes of energy healing, sound bathing and shamanic experiences.

Merry Matesmas! The Evening Standard's feature team on how they spend Christmas with friends Before the long-lost relatives start getting in the way, this weekend is the last chance to have your mates over for a Christmas knees-up. The Standard's features team share their tips on how they're celebrating this year.

Sikh blocked from working at top London hotels over beard wins £7k A Sikh backpacker who was blocked from working at top hotels including Claridge's after being told they had a "no beards" policy has been awarded more than £7,000 in compensation. Raman Sethi, 34, sought shifts with Elements Personnel agency but was told he would not be accepted as "no facial hair is part of the five-star standards".

Barbican Centre - Art, Performance & Film In A Brutalist Masterpiece As we mentioned, it's all happening at The Barbican, which it'll take over for a weekend stuffed with talks, debates, classes, activities, workshops, podcasts, and all kinds of other goodness. The ice cream in this sundae is obviously the lineup of speakers, so we'll start there.

One Of London's Best Boozers Has Been Transformed Into A Fairy Tale Winter Dreamland Outside, The Greenhaus, which occupies the boozer's legendary beer garden during the colder months has transformed into the Willow Woods, featuring fluffy clouds, fairy lights, and emerald green foliage. As well as being a pretty darn magical place to whet your whistle, it's basically heaven for Instagrammers.

Very Soon You'll Only Be Able To Board A New Routemaster Via The Front Door When TfL announced in the summer that it was trialling front door boarding-only on the three-door New Routemasters, it was only right to fear the worst. Now, front door boarding-only is about to become an annoying reality across the network. Coach and Bus Week Magazine reports on a response to a Freedom of Information request sent to TfL.

Brentford fire: footage shows huge blaze at Travelodge - video Fifteen fire engines attended the scene and about 160 guests and staff were evacuated from the building.

Car has egg and paint thrown at it for inconsiderate parking Someone got so annoyed with a driver's poor parking skills that they poured white paint all over their car and threw eggs at it. Alasdair Duncan noticed the car covered in mess while on his way to work on Monday morning in Ladbroke Grove, west London.

Prince Andrew Still Swings At Fitzrovia's Duke Of York Pub The Duke of York pub in Fitzrovia is holding steadfast to Prince Andrew, despite allegations against the royal. The pub on Charlotte Place, off Goodge Street, has borne the likeness of the prince since 2014, with royal approval. Both the hanging sign and the corner piece use the Duke's image.

We Came Up With Some Alternative Names For Zone 1 Tube Stations Dear TfL: we've made a few tweaks.

Dad of young man killed in case of mistaken identity: 'We can't forgive gang who shot our son dead' The family of a young man shot dead in a case of mistaken identity as part of a bloody gangland feud today said: "We will never forgive his killers." Joseph Williams-Torres, 20, was attacked as he listened to music with a friend in a van near his home in Walthamstow at about 9.30pm on March 14 last year.

Election? What election? We're going ice-skating on December 12 at City Island A new ice rink is being opened for the first time at the City Island development at Blackwall for all those who would have had enough of the general election by then.

Londoners' broadband speeds 70 times slower than homes less than three miles away Residents of a street in south-west London have broadband speeds nearly 70 times slower than those living less than three miles away. People in Inner Park Road, next to Wimbledon Common, are struggling with average download speeds of just 1.99 megabits per second, according to the analysis.

Rotherhithe Tunnel closed after traffic crash: driver critically injured A serious road crash in which a driver was badly injured has closed the A101 Rotherhithe Tunnel to traffic in both directions.

Professional musician's desperate plea after £30,000 bassoon stolen from north London home A professional musician's £30,000 bassoon that she has played in orchestras around the world has been stolen. Francesca Carpos, 60, bought her Fox 601 bassoon in the Nineties and it has been with her throughout her career, from performances with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to galas in Moscow.

Brentford fire: 100 firefighters battle blaze at Travelodge About 160 guests and staff were evacuated from the building, the London fire brigade said. Fifteen fire engines attended the Travelodge on Brentford High Street after the blaze began in the bin room on the ground floor of the hotel during the early hours of Wednesday.