London's frontline workers are the victims of violent incidents 190 times a week, according to a report.
London Ambulance Service say that staff wearing cameras to help protect them from attacks would "undermine trust" that patients have in them.
They were responding to a new report by London Assembly member Roger Evans revealing that hundreds of staff in the capital including doctors, nurses, and cabbies are assaulted every week.
Mr Evans is calling for a one year trial of body cameras and GPS panic alarms for frontline staff.
A former teacher has been jailed for five years for child sex offences, after using a dating app to meet and groom his 14 year old victim.
40 year old Gary Pearce from Sidcup was caught when the victim's parents contacted police after they found sexual messages on his phone. The victim had been in contact with Pearce through the social networking app 'Grindr' - and despite the boy telling him his age, Pearce met him in a car park and took him back to his home where he committed the offences.
Metropolitan Police Detective Inspector Neal Burton said:
One of London Underground's top bosses, COO Phil Hufton, is confirmed to be stepping down next year.
He will take on the position of Managing Director of Network Operations at Network Rail, currently held by Robin Gisby.
Mr Hufton said he was "extremely disappointed to leave London Underground at a very exciting time" but was looking forward to helping Network Rail "develop and grow the network and further establish a safe and reliable railway".
Bedfordshire police have confirmed a woman has been killed in M1 crash in Luton.
She was a passenger in one of the cars. Five cars and a motorbike were involved in the incident near junction 11. Police are trying to trace a red car and a red car and a white van in connection with the crash.
Bedfordshire Police has confirmed that part of the northbound M1 will be closed for most of the morning following a serious accident.
A diversion is currently in place at Junction 9 following the multi-vehicle crash earlier this morning.
A number of people are reported to have serious injuries.
Plans by TfL to redevelop 55 Broadway, the home of London Underground, have attracted further criticism from the Green Party today over an apparent lack of affordable housing in the plans.
A judge sentencing a 15 year old boy to life in a young offenders institute for the murder of a market trader called his actions 'primeval' and said he had caused pain 'beyond description' to the victim's family.
Teenager Karlton Burton received the life sentence for the fatal stabbing of 29 year old Rashid Naeem near his stall in Queen's Market in Green Street, east London.
Judge Richard Hone QC told him:
A 15-year-old boy has been sentenced to life for the murder of market trader Rashid Naeem.
Karlton Burton will have to serve a minimum of 15 years behind bars.
Javauntee Campbell, 17, was also handed 10 years after being found guilty of manslaughter at the Old Bailey in London.