Islington will trial solar-powered bins. Thirty of them will be put in litter hotspots. The solar panels power a crushing mechanism inside the bins, meaning they can hold more waste.
When full - a signal is sent back to the council to say when each bin needs emptying.
The Care Quality Commission uncovered a raft of problems at Whipps Cross in north London.Read the full story ›
A baby suffered broken bones after being abused or neglected following failings by social workers at the same council that let down Baby P.Read the full story ›
City Hall will be more like the Dragons' Den today as students battle it out to win £20,000.
Contestants will have to pitch their own low-carbon business plan.
The prize money will go towards launching the winning idea.
Ten student groups have made the shortlist, with ideas ranging from eco-friendly bus shelters, to energy saving smart plugs and converting old bangers into electric cars.
More than two thousand cancer patients in London received grants for treatment, according to new figures.
Macmillan Cancer Support says more than six hundred thousand pounds have gone towards heating bills, clothing and transport costs.
The charity says it highlights the financial isolation that often follows a cancer diagnosis.
If you enjoyed our relatively warm winter be warned - so did the slugs and snails. Millions are on their way to a garden near you.Read the full story ›
The capital should have 'Manchester style powers' over the NHS according to Labour London Assembly Health spokesperson Dr Onkar Sahota.
A new report says the capital needs the flexibility to adapt its health service to match the needs of patients.
Train services on the nearby Southend to Liverpool Street line are also not running between Rayleigh and Wickford due to the smoke.Read the full story ›
More than 5,000 protesters have gathered outside Parliament in London calling on politicians to take tougher action on climate change.
Crowds of environmental activists cheered as a host of speakers including Vivienne Westwood, who appeared via video link, and Green Party MP Caroline Lucas attacked the Government and accused it of not taking action.