Seven people, including convicted fraudsters, drug traffickers and money launderers were arrested in the Met's dawn raids this morning.
Officers targeted properties in Islington, Bromley, Southwark, Uxbridge, Hertfordshire and Essex, after warrants were issued by the courts for the non-payment of confiscation orders totaling over £2.6m.
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The high of 35C was recorded on a Bakerloo line train between Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus at 2pm.
Weather forecasters say temperatures could reach 35C, beating the previous record of 34.6C in the scorching summer of 1976.
After years of political manoeuvring over the future expansion of Heathrow Airport, there has been an important development this lunchtime.