When the devastated owner arrived he saw his treasured car crushed beneath the tree and quickly realised it was no joke.Read the full story ›
There were gusts of up to 30 miles an hour in the capital today - and nowhere more obvious than in Islington, where the wind brought a huge tree down into the middle of the street.... and onto an Aston Martin.
The police were called just after 3pm when the tree was blown over on Elia Street - crushing a number of parked cars. It also damaged a lamp post and scaffolding outside a house.
Islington Council had to bring in tree surgeons to get rid of it, but thankfully no one was hurt.
From today, motorists in the boroughs of Westminster and Islington who leave their engines idling could be fined. Traffic marshals will be able to hand out £20 fines to drivers who leave the engine running while stuck in traffic.
The policy aims to cut air pollution, which London Mayor Boris Johnson claims is linked to the deaths of thousands of Londoners each year. Traffic marshals will firstly ask drivers to switch their engines off, with fines issued as a last resort.
The property was put on the market at almost double the price it sold for in 2001.Read the full story ›
The modestly-sized property, described by the estate agents as an 'excellent property' comes with two bedrooms and a 'stylish kitchen'.Read the full story ›
The robot that can cook world-class food and is controlled by your smartphone sounds like science fiction but will be on sale in 2 years.Read the full story ›
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.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering teenager Alan Cartwright, who was stabbed to death while riding a bicycle with his friends.
Police said an 18-year-old man was arrested in the early hours of today after attending a north London police station.
Alan's family yesterday appealed for witnesses to come forward after the 15-year-old was killed on Friday in what was described as a "senseless" attack.
Footage showing the "truly shocking" moment a teenager was stabbed to death as he rode his bike with friends has been released.Read the full story ›