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Transport for London has announced that contactless payment will be rolled out on September 16. The scheme, already available on buses, will allow commuters to pay with credit and debit cards that feature the contactless icon.
Contactless payments coming to Tube, London Overground, DLR and Trams from 16 September
New contactless payment option from 16 Sept will mean customers will no longer have to check and top up their Oyster balance
Technology will automatically calculate the best value for contactless travel from 16 Sept with ‘Daily’ and ‘Monday to Sunday’ fare capping
A six-year-old boy has died after being hit by a car in south east London, police said. According to London 24, the boy had been walking with his mother prior to the collision.
A 6-yr-old boy was killed in a collision in St Fisher Rd #Thamesmead on evening of, 24 July. Any witnesses should call police 020 8285 1574
A mother of an autistic teenager, slashed across the neck by three assailants, has said that she wants them to "face the consequences".
Eamonn Finn, 16, is said to have been walking around Pimlico, in central London on June 4 at around 7.30pm. Margaret Finn appealed for help on social media:
– Margaret Finn
They did far more than stab him, they've also taken away the only bit of independence he had, which took us almost two years to prepare him for. I'm now too frightened to let him back out, and I'm getting the fallout from that too.
A mother has sent out an appeal to find the people responsible for slashing her autistic teenager across the neck.
Margaret Finn wrote on her Facebook that Eamonn had been walking in the Pimlico area, in central London on June 4. She reported that he was subsequently attacked by three males aged "up to 22".
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Charing Cross CID or Crimestoppers, which can be done anonymously.
Former Chelsea youth player Jordan Tabor has died aged 23, according to Sky Sports.
Tabor, also an ex-Cheltenham footballer, is reported to have plunged to his death in Turkey, the Daily Mirrorreports.
Tributes were paid to the left-back, from Coronation Street stars Brooke Vincent and Anthony Cotton.
Sad to hear of the death of former @chelseafc academy player Jordan Tabor at such a young age. Horrible news.
Jordan - Good night sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest...
Former X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos is back in court today to find out the verdict of an assault charge against her.
A drugs trial involving her collapsed last week. But she will appear before magistrates in Stratford, east London, to discover her fate after she allegedly hit celebrity blogger Savvas Morgan at last year's V Festival.
Her assistant Gareth Varey, 28, is accused of using threatening behaviour.
The pair, both of Friern Barnet, north London, deny the charges against them.
A First Capital Connect service has been branded to highlight a complex genetic condition called 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, which often goes undiagnosed in children. The train will today take eight-year-old Adam Tripp - who inspired the campaign - and other affected families to Cambridgeshire to visit a wildlife park.
Prince George may have turned one this week, but a special exhibition opens at Buckingham Palace this weekend giving an insight into 250 years of Royal childhood. Among the items on display are the Queen's childhood toys and the sailor suit worn by Prince William at the Duke and Duchess of York's Wedding in 1986.
Find out more about the exhibition here.
Two years on from the Games Makers at the London Olympics, there has been a surge in the number of people volunteering. People have donated more than one million hours of their time to community projects across the capital.
Today is expected to be the busiest day of the year at Gatwick Airport. With children now broken up from school for the summer break 77,000 are passengers expected to pass through the departure gates. This weekend will see around 290,000 passengers depart the airport and around 508,000 passengers in total that week, making it Gatwick's busiest week of the year.