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Billy Connolly at Leicester Square for premiere

Billy Connolly - tonight he joined other stars on the red carpet in Leicester Square Credit: PA

Billy Connolly and Rosamund Pike stepped into London's Leicester Square tonight for the premiere of What We Did On Our Holiday.

They were joined by co-stars David Tennant, Ben Miller and Amelia Bullmore to launch the family comedy from the writers and directors of Outnumbered - Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin.

The film follows a family in disarray as they travel to Scotland to celebrate their grandfather's birthday, but soon find the three young children are better equipped to deal with their grandfather's bad health than their parents.

YouTube star Alfie Deyes describes 'insane' real life success

Video blogging star Alfie Deyes says it is "insane" that 8,000 people turned up on Saturday for his 'The Pointless Book' signing event in London.

Deyes was besieged by fans as he launched the book to accompany his YouTube channel where he posts videos about every day issues.

Speaking to ITV London the 21-year-old vlogger who has over three million subscribers to his Pointless blog and 1.2 million Twitter followers says he thinks his success is down to the fact that he is just "normal".


Dogs trained to fight in Enfield children's playground

Dogs are being trained to fight in a children's playground in Enfield, according to council officials.

The council said the situation at Forty Hall is now so serious that they are looking to install CCTV cameras and increase park police patrols in the area in an effort to catch the people responsible

Dogs are being trained to fight in a children's playground, according to Enfield Council

I find it absolutely astonishing that anyone is stupid enough train fighting dogs, but to do so in a children’s playground shows quite remarkable levels of idiocy and selfishness.

There have been too many reports of young children being attacked by dogs in recent years, so to actually train a fighting dog in a playground and condition it to behave violently around play equipment which is routinely used by toddlers is one of the most despicable things I’ve heard in a long time.

These people are a menace to society and should be utterly ashamed of themselves.

– Councillor Chris Bond, Enfield Council

Enfield Council claims the playground is being used by the owners of fighting dogs who are training their animal by making them hang off the equipment by their jaws. The playground was completed in mid August, but has already been repaired three times due to vandalism.

Men dressed as police officers handcuff and gag a woman to burgle her house

Detectives in Barnet have released an e-fit of a man they want to speak to after a woman was handcuffed and gagged and her house burgled by men pretending to be police officers.

Police want to speak to the man shown in this e-fit

In August this year the men knocked on the victim's door on Eagle Drive, shouting that they were police officers. They were dressed in fake police uniforms and produced a fake search warrant.

But when the victim let them in, they handcuffed her and gagged her with a piece of tape, threatened her with a knife and demanded money.

This was a horrendous attack on a female in her own home, which has left her extremely traumatised. I am appealing to anyone with information to come forward and assist in anyway they can.

– Detective Constable Andy Deamer, Metropolitan Police

Police want to trace the man shown in the e-fit above, who is thought to be around 25 years old, as well as an accomplice who is around 28 years old, tall and stocky with short, light brown hair.


Police appeal to trace man after brutal attack on pensioner

Detectives are asking for the public's help to trace a man seen in CCTV footage after a brutal attack on a pensioner in his own car which could leave him blinded.

The 64 year old victim was attacked in July this year on Fermoy Road in West London as he made his way to Regent Park Mosque to pray.

He stopped at a give way line in the road and saw the suspect arguing with a woman in the street. The suspect then shouted "what are you looking at?" before rushing to the victim's car and punching him repeatedly in the face.

The victim was left with serious injuries and could lose his sight

The victim was treated at a North London hospital for a fractured eye socket. He has been told by doctors he needs an operation and is at a high risk of losing his eyesight.

Police want to trace the man and the woman shown in the video as well as a witness seen walking past during the footage.

Missing girl from Lancashire 'could be in London'

Police are appealing for the public's help to find a 15 year old girl missing from Lancashire who is thought to be in London.

Isha Dunbuya has not been seen since 4th August when she went missing from an address in Skelmersdale, West Lancashire.

Isha Dunbuya is thought to be in London Credit: Metropolitan Police

Isha is black, of medium build and approximately 5ft 9 ins tall. She has a piercing on her bottom lip and has straight black hair .

She may have been in the Forest Hill area recently but Isha is also known to have connections to the areas of Hackney, Brixton, and Greenwich.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to dial 101 or Missing Persons on 116 000

Road sweeper gets £4.5 million in surprise lottery win

A road sweeper who has been working on the streets of Camden for 14 years has won £4.5 million on the lottery - after buying a ticket just nine minutes before the draw closed.

Joseph Whiting celebrating with his lottery cheque

42 year old Joseph Whiting has decided today to to quit his job, and said the win would help him finally learn to drive as well as buy a house with a garden for his family.

He bought three lucky dip tickets at the last minute from his local corner shop.
He won the money in last week's draw but said he avoided telling his workmates until he was 100% sure the win was real.

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