Passengers will now be able to travel on an orbital route on London Overground after the opening of a new link in south London.
Dry and settled. A week when you can finally leave the umbrella at home.
The Duchess of Cambridge took part in a nursery rhyme session and played with a frog hand puppet during her visit to a Middlesex hospice.
Dana Amin from Mitcham has been sentenced to eight years in prison today for his part in the ‘honour’ killing of a young Iraqi, Banaz Mahmod,
Amin was found guilty yesterday of perverting the course of justice and preventing the lawful and decent burial of the 20-year-old woman.
The court heard how Amin had been in contact with friends and family who had either ordered or carried out Banaz’s murder before he then agreed to drive her body to Birmingham to be concealed in a shallow grave.
Banaz Mohmod, an Iraqi Kurd from Mitcham, was strangled, stored in a suitcase and her body driven away from London in 2006.The following year, her father, Mahmod Babakir Mahmod, and uncle, Ari Mahmod were both jailed for life for her murder.
Honoured to visit South Africa House & sign the Condolence Book on behalf of London, in remembrance of Nelson Mandela http://t.co/Z4RM0goj6O
The Nelson Mandela statue in Parliament Square today.
The queue for the book of condolence at South Africa House is growing steadily, snaking around the building and down Duncannon Street.
Porpoises pictured swimming in the Thames by Vauxhall Bridge in December 2004.
The mammals have been sited over the years but there are no official records of them being found in the Thames.
Boris Johnson is at South Africa House where floral tributes are growing for Nelson Mandela.
– Boris Johnson, Mayor of London
I've come to pay my condolences on behalf of Londoners to a man who not only brought his country together but brought the whole world together in a way that no other statesman, no other leader I can think of, has achieved in the last century.
The Prime Minister has unveiled a £15.5 million funding package to support innovative firms today, pledging to "make Britain the best place in the world in which to start and grow a business".
World-class technology experts will be given fast-tracked visas under a push to attract the best international talent to the United Kingdom's digital sector.
During a visit to Tech City, Britain's answer to Silicon Valley in East London today, Mr Cameron outlined plans for the Government to open up the exceptional talent visa route - usually reserved for international leaders in science and the arts - from April next year.
We have been unable to photograph the #christmasdolphins so far. They seem to be working thier way further upriver. Last seen at Battersea.
The Mandela statue in Parliament Square is now a garden of remembrance for those wanting to leave floral tributes