If you were delayed at Liverpool Street station this morning, you might be surprised to hear the explanation - according to the official notice board.
The 9:10 to Chingford was delayed by "An unusually large passenger".
Turns out the word 'flow' was missing during a particularly busy rush hour.
They found themselves in the middle of a patch of around 70 professionally cultivated adult marijuana plants in east London.Read the full story ›
Misty and chilly start with some patchy outbreaks of rain as the day goes on. Feeling cold for much of the week ahead. Top temperature around 9C.
The Mayor of London has the power to make a profound and lasting difference to the lives of millions of Londoners, and I've made no secret that I've been preparing my plan. But my fervent belief is that London’s best hope for a better future is a Labour Government, so all of my campaigning energy is directed towards helping our Labour candidates in marginal seats win in 2015.
Applications to be Labour’s candidate for Mayor of London don’t open until after the election, so that is the appropriate time for a formal declaration. I’m standing down as MP for Dulwich and West Norwood so that I can fully prepare for meeting that challenge, and I intend to bring a plan for London that will be bold, ambitious, and will meet the aspirations of all Londoners
Six independent schools in Tower Hamlets could be shut down by the Department of Education if they fail to improve.
The schools are due to be served 'notices to improve' by the government on Monday. If they don't comply, the government then has the power to close them by removing them from the Independent Schools Register.
It follows an Ofsted report which found the schools were failing to protect children from Islamic extremism. A state school, Sir John Cass Red Coat School, has already been placed in special measures by the government.
A murder investigation has been launched after a man was caught trying to dump a body in the River Thames in DeptfordRead the full story ›
A number of schools in East London have criticised for not protecting children from the threat of Islamic extremism, and spending too much time teaching the Qur'an instead of the national curriculum.
The Al-Mizan independent school,located inside the East London Mosque and managed by the East London Mosque Educational Trust, was found to be inadequate in every inspection criteria.
The school website states that pupils will be taught the National Curriculum. In practice, this does not happen.
School leaders accept that their information about pupils’ progress in English, mathematics and science is inaccurate. In contrast, a rigorous system is in place to track pupils’ progress, homework and fluency in memorising the Qur’an.
The British pop artist who designed the Beatles's album cover for Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club is backing a campaign to support the UK'S small businesses. Sir Peter Blake has created a new piece called High Street Heroes for 'Small Business Saturday,' which takes place on December 6th. The artwork is free to download online.