A couple from Shoeburyness in Essex have lost nearly two thousand pounds after falling victim to a holiday scam.Read the full story ›
For the first time in 192 years, there are now more overseas retailers on London's Regent Street than there are domestic brands, with American stores leading the way, according to property specialists.
Currently, more than 50 international brands - a quarter of which come from the USA - are based on the capital's prestigious shopping street. Some of these brands include J Crew, Anthropologie, Calvin Klein, Desigual, Karl Lagerfeld and Longchamp.
Demand for shops in London's West End remains high. In 2014, central London saw the sharpest fall in vacant units since 2007. Research by real estate company Colliers International showed that prime rents rose on average by just under 15 per cent last year.
A disgusting array of ingredients - including rats' droppings, human urine and arsenic - can be found in fake beauty products, police warn.Read the full story ›
The RHS is concerned that a "disproportionately small" number of female garden designers apply to build the show's top gardens.Read the full story ›
Thirty railway stations in London are launching a new scheme to help disabled passengers.
The six-month trial, called 'Turn Up and Go', aims to help people who need assistance without them having to book ahead.
Currently support needs to be organised 24 hours before travelling.
"Many disabled Londoners already go by rail without booking assistance but we know that many more would like the extra confidence that catching a train can be a spontaneous decision for them.
Rail services are now far more accessible than ever, and we are committed to continuing to make travel by train an attractive prospect for disabled people."
Research into property prices has found London has more areas with an average price of more than £1m than anywhere else in the UK.Read the full story ›
Today marks one years since the London Aquatics Centre first opened to the public, following modifications after the 2012 Olympic Games.
Since 1st March 2014, the centre has hosted numerous high-profile events including the World Diving Series, the Invictus Games, Sport Relief and National Paralympics Day.
It is now home to the Tom Daley Diving Academy and served as a 2014 Commonwealth Games training base.
The centre received 640,000 visitors between 1st March and 31st December 2014. Since it opened to the public, nearly 3,000 young people have joined the London Aquatics Centre Swim School programme and 300 primary school pupils per week attend a new school swimming initiative at the centre.
Only one third of new homes needed in London were built in 2014, according to analysis by the National Housing Federation.
More than 37,500 more houses needed to be built to keep up with demand.
The lack of supply, pricing many people out of owning or privately renting a home.
A Dagenham chip shop has been crowned the best in the UK, coming top of 900 restaurants across the country.Read the full story ›
People in Harrow are amongst the biggest savers in the country, according to a study of ISA balances.Read the full story ›