A memorial to the 9/11 terrorist attacks is being given a new home at the Olympic Park after being shunned by council bosses who refused to host it. The sculpture was salvaged from the wreckage of the World Trade Centre in New York and was a gift to the UK to honour the nearly 3,000 people who died.
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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.