London Mayor Boris Johnson has backed a report calling for the capital to be given greater financial freedom in order to fund major infrastructure projects.
Mr Johnson said the current way London received funding from central Government was "simply not fit for purpose" and called for tax and spending powers similar to those devolved to Scotland and Wales.
More top news
Photos show the extraordinary surgical procedures to remove the growth.
The Met Police says 143 firearms have been handed in at stations across the capital in just seven days, including two antique machine guns.
The pair filmed themselves clinging on as the train travelled from Essex to London at high speed.