Surrey Heath MP Michael Gove, who lost his job in today's reshuffle, was the architect of the controversial free school policy.Read the full story ›
A woman has disappeared from a hospital in Westminster.
Samantha Smith-Clark was last seen leaving St Mary's Hospital on Thursday.
The 30-year-old is described as wearing a black bomber-style jacket with red detail, pink T-shirt, light blue denim jeans and flat black shoes.
Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen her to contact them.
Anna Soubry has proved she is not just prepared for political battles after breaking up a brawl in Pret A Manger.Read the full story ›
A loud thud could be heard in the House of Lords as the child fainted at around eight minutes and 53 seconds into the Queen's Speech.Read the full story ›
A House of Lords spokesman refused to identify which of the boys had fainted. The spokesman said: "We can confirm one of the page boys did faint slightly but he is now fine. He is with his family and there is no problem."
If you thought you'd heard every excuse for delays during London's rush hour, then think again.Read the full story ›
A lorry carrying an octopus has broken down at Oxford Circus. Transport for London is advising all drivers to approach with care while they try and remove the sculpture.
A lorry carrying an octopus has broken down at Oxford Circus. Approach with care. http://t.co/GpQQEEoZi8
Am loving the fact that Central London roads are at a standstill due to a giant octopus on Oxford circus http://t.co/4bct1Xodop
Westminster City Council’s Trading Standards team have seized almost 5,500 cigarettes after joining forces with HM Revenue and Customs investigators to inspect shops allegedly selling illegal tobacco. Their secret weapons? Two spaniels called Bradley and Buster.
The teams visited 3 different shops in Westminster last week. A 5-year-old Springer Spaniel, Bradley, and a 15-month-old Cocker Spaniel, Buster, sniffed out cigarettes that ‘raised questions’ at all the shops.
Some of the cigarettes didn’t have the correct health warnings on them. Others had been bought abroad and hadn’t had the right duty paid on them.
The student found an arm across his throat which was squeezed so tight, he fell unconscious.Read the full story ›
When it comes to parking in central London, finding a space can be more than a little frustrating at times. And it seems that was particularly the case in Harley Street today.
A Citroen people carrier ended up flattening a row of motorbikes. The driver is being treated for minor injuries.
An investigation is underway to find out what happened.