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Woman left in critical condition after being hit by a van

A woman is in a critical condition after hit by a van in central London. Emergency services were called to Farringdon Road at around 4: 30 this morning.

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The woman, thought to be in her 20s, was a pedestrian. She is being treated for a serious head injury.

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In a statement, the Met Police said: "We are appealing for information following a road traffic collision which left a woman pedestrian critically injured. There have been no arrests."

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Video appearing to show motorist punching cyclist being investigated by police

A video appearing to show a man get out a car and punch a cyclist during the morning rush hour in central London is being investigated by police. The white Audi stops in a 'bike box' at traffic lights, an area designated for cyclists. The cyclist points out the driver's mistake, but he speeds off.

They both meet again at the next set of lights on Farringdon Road, where a man appears to get out his car and hit the cyclist.

The video was recorded on Thursday the 23 of January at around 9am.

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Crossrail skeletons thought to be plague victims

The first evidence of a lost London burial ground has been uncovered by archaeologists working on the Crossrail project. Historical records referenced a Farringdon burial ground dubbed no mans land which opened during the Black Death Plague in 1348.

Despite significant development in the area the burial ground has not been located, until now. The limited written records suggest up to 50,000 people may have been buried there in less than three years. Nick Thatcher reports

'Black Death' skeletons found in Farringdon

More than a dozen skeletons thought to be victims of The Black Death have been unearthed in the City of London. Credit: Crossrail
So far the skeletons of 13 adults have been found under Charterhouse Square in Farringdon during excavation work for the Crossrail project. Credit: Crossrail
Archaeologists made the discovery 8ft below the road that surrounds the gardens in the centre of the square. Credit: Crossrail

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Crossrail work leads to discovery of burial ground

The first evidence of a lost London burial ground has been uncovered by archaeologists working on the Crossrail project.

Historical records referenced a Farringdon burial ground dubbed 'no mans land' which opened during the Black Death Plague in 1348.

Despite significant development in the area the burial ground has not been located, until now.

The limited written records suggest up to 50,000 people may have been buried there in less than three years.

So far the skeletons of 13 adults have been found under Charterhouse Square in Farringdon during excavation work for the £14.8 billion project.

Humorous Farringdon mice warning

If you spot commuters in the City with their trousers tucked into their socks you'll know why.

Vermin on the Underground have clearly been having a tough summer to the extent that staff at Farringdon Station have felt the need to warn their customers to take precautions - to avoid falling prey to man-eating mice.

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