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Free ride on a Routemaster as part of Jubilee Celebration

This weekend you can ride a Routemaster for free as more than 100 Iconic Routemaster Buses gather in Central London for the Routemaster Diamond Jubilee Celebration. More than 130 are booked to appear at the event this weekend.

The event at Finsbury Park will also feature different buses from the past century from the 1020s to the modern day Routemaster.

Man in court over stabbed driver

A man will appear in court today charged with murdering a driver who was stabbed before crashing his car into a bus, in south-west London.

23-year-old Robert Anderson, from Balham, is accused of killing Babafemi Junaid, who died after being stabbed in the heart, in February.

The 22-year-old was involved in a crash near Stockwell Underground station in south London. Police found him inside his car with stab wounds.

Detectives believe Mr Junaid was stabbed in Clapham Road around 50 yards from the collision before getting into his car and crashing into the bus.

In February a 17-year-old and 18-year-old were also charged with his murder.

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New trains aim to be 'Boris bus of the Underground'

The new Routemaster bus used on the 38 route passes Credit: PA

The managing director of the London Underground has said that he wants the next generation of Tube trains to echo the style of the Boris bus, according to the Evening Standard.

The newspaper reported Mike Brown saying he was "unashamedly" branding the rains as the New Tube for London.

Full details of LU’s £16 billion order for almost 200 new trains for the deep-level Central, Bakerloo, Waterloo & City and Piccadilly lines will soon be published, with bidders expected to include Bombardier and Siemens as well as Hitachi and Spain’s CAF.

Fifth bus route to be served entirely by routemasters

Bus route 148 will become the fifth in London to be served by the new routemaster, according to Transport for London. More than 600 New Routemasters is expected to enter passenger service by 2016.

'Year of the bus'

Mayor of London launches 'Year of the Bus'

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, will formally launch the Year of the Bus today as the capital celebrates it's iconic form of transport.

London buses carry six and half million people about their business every single day.

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Woman knocked unconscious on bus

CCTV image of man police want to speak to. Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police are appealing for information after a young woman was knocked unconscious during a violent attack on a Route 344 bus.

The 22-year old was assaulted as the bus headed towards Clapham Junction in the early hours of Thursday, 29th August.

The main suspect is described as a light-skinned black man of slim build. He's approximately 20 years old and was wearing a black T-shirt with a patterned pocket on the chest, dark trousers and a baseball cap worn back to front.

Detectives also want to speak to four other men he was travelling with. After the assault, the group of men got off the bus and headed in the direction of Lambeth Walk, SE1.

The victim was taken hospital with a head injury and was treated and released later that day.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call DC Mulley on 020 8649 2196. Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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