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OpenCo Festival returns to the city

Google is among the companies opening their doors for the OpenCo festival. Credit: Press Association images.

Some of London's top technology businesses will be opening up their doors to the public today.

The OpenCo festival returns for the second year and will offer a behind-the-scenes look at companies including Spotify, YouTube and Google.

Similar events have taken place all over the world and attracted thousands of visitors.

Landlord to take council to caught over licences

A landlord is today due to take Enfield Borough Council to court to fight against its new compulsory licensing scheme.

New rules are set to come in next April which will require landlords to get a £500, five-year licence for each property they own.

It aims to reduce anti-social behaviour associated with rental homes.

But landlord Constantinos Regas says the council has failed to prove housing in the borough is being badly managed.


Police called to Arsenal game after flares thrown onto the pitch

A police operation is in place for the Arsenal v Galatasary Champions League match tonight.

Officer said flares were lit and thrown onto the pitch during the match and seven arrests have been made. Two men were arrested before the game for attempting to enter the ground with flares, with five others were arrested for criminal damage, being wanted on warrant, public order offences and throwing a flare onto the pitch.

Flares were also thrown near to the Tollington pub in Hornsey Road, N7 before the game, but no arrests were made.

Gay couple denied London property because they're not a 'regular couple'

A gay couple trying to find a place to live in London say they were turned away from one property because they were not a 'regular couple'.

George Poole, an account manager from Kent, was looking to move to the capital with his boyfriend. But after enquiring about a house share, he received this surprising response.

George Poole is also a friend of 2012 Olympic Champion Greg Rutherford.


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