Londoners are expected to spend around £150 million this weekend beginning on 'panic Saturday' as the shopping days before Christmas dwindle.
The Fabric nightclub has been saved from closure after its owners agreed to pay for sniffer dogs to check clubbers for drugs in an agreement to keep its licence.
Londoners are expected to spend around £150 million this weekend beginning on 'panic Saturday' as shopping days before Christmas dwindle.
The New West End Company predicted the retail takings, and said that footfall in the West End this morning was up 7.1% year on year.
A woman, aged 65, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody at a north London police station.
Detective Chief Inspector Matt Bonner of the Homicide and Major Crime Command leads the investigation.
Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8358 0200 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man in Pimlico.
Police were called at approximately 6.05pm last night by London Ambulance Service to reports of a man stabbed at a residential address in Lumley Flats, Pimlico Road, SW1.
Officers and London's Air Ambulance also attended the scene but the man, believed aged 33, was pronounced dead.
A teenager has been charged with murdering an 18-year-old man in a Chelmsford park, police have confirmed.
Detectives officially named Ashley Woolley, who lived in the town, as the victim of Thursday's attack in Oaklands Park at Moulsham Street.
The teenager was stabbed as he walked home from college at about 3.15pm
A 17-year-old boy from Chelmsford was arrested on Friday and has now been charged with murder and threatening a person with an offensive weapon in a public place.
He appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court this morning and was remanded in youth custody to appear at Chelmsford Crown Court on Monday.
A 19-year-old man from Maldon, who was also arrested in connection with the investigation, has been released from custody without charge.
London Ambulance Service has reported that they received 5,770 this 'Black Friday', 323 more than last year.
London Ambulance Service Director of Operations Jason Killens said: “As expected, we were extremely busy yesterday and received 5770 calls to our control room, a large number of which were to patients who had too much to drink."
Black Friday is used to refer to the day that most people celebrate their Christmas parties and is when the emergency services typically see a surge in calls.
A 48-year-old man has been remanded in custody ahead of a hearing at the Old Bailey where he will stand trial for the murder of a woman who was stabbed to death during the morning rush hour.
Trevor Gibbon, 48, of Windsor Crescent, Harrow, was given a preliminary hearing date of January 12 when he appeared at Hendon Magistrates' Court today.
Gibbon is charged with the murder of his neighbour Alison Morrison who died of multiple stab wounds after being attacked on her way to work on Thursday.