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North Korean gripe over hair advert reaches Whitehall

Complaints from the North Korean embassy against a hair salon's poster poking fun at their leader's unusual hairstyle has reached the corridors of power in Whitehall.

The Foreign Office confirmed it received a letter of complaint from the North Korean embassy this week
The Foreign Office confirmed it received a letter of complaint from the North Korean embassy this week Credit: ITV News

The Foreign Office has confirmed it received a letter this week complaining about the picture of Kim Jong-Un which was displayed in M&M hair Academy's window in South Ealing.

The advert said: "Bad Hair Day? 15% off all gent cuts through the month of April."

Staff at the west London salon were confronted by two men claiming to be North Korean officials over the marketing stunt earlier this month.

Read: Salon manager forced to destroy Kim Jong-un poster after 'scary' confrontation

Starbucks move 'ringing endorsement' of London

Starbucks' decision to move its European headquarters from the Netherlands to London is a "ringing endorsement" of the capital's business environment, according to the chief executive of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Colin Stanbridge.

This very positive move by Starbucks greatly reinforces London as a key global centre for business and a highly desirable location for firms to base their operations.

Creating the right environment for businesses to flourish is essential to London competing at an international level and we are delighted that Starbucks has given the capital a ringing endorsement.

Read: Starbucks 'will pay more tax in UK' after moving HQ

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Building contractor liaises with worker's families

Declan Sherry, chief executive of site contractor McGee, said that the firm is 'liaising with families' of the man killed, and the man injured, at the Grosvenor Square building site when a building partially collapsed.

Police were called to the site, a former US Navy headquarters in Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, central London, at 3.45pm. The man, who is believed to be in his 30s, was pronounced dead.

The building was bought by the Abu Dhabi Investment Corporation and developer Finchatton in April last year from a consortium headed by restaurateur and entrepreneur Richard Caring, who owns classic London venues including the Ivy, Scott's and Annabel's.

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Man killed after building collapse on Grosvenor Square

A man has died after a building partially collapsed at a construction site on Grosvenor Square.

A man has died after a building partially collapsed on Grosvenor Square. Credit: Google Maps

Police were called to the square in Mayfair at around 3.45 pm this afternoon.

The man, believed to be on his early 30s, who was working on the site, was pronounced dead at the scene.

At least one other person has been injured, police confirmed.

Hotel hammer attack suspect remanded in custody

A 32-year-old man has been remanded in custody after appearing at West London Magistrates' Court accused of the attack at a four-star hotel in London that left a woman with just 5% brain function.

The Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch, London Credit: PA

Philip Spence, 32, of Parkside Road, Hounslow, west London, is charged with three counts of attempted murder and one of aggravated burglary.

Thomas Efremi, 56, of Upper Handa Walk, Islington, north London, appeared in court charged with handling stolen goods and fraud by false representation, while James Moss, 33, of Hanley Road, Finsbury Park, north London, appeared charged with receiving stolen goods.

Read: Hotel hammer attack victim left with 5% brain function and has lost left eye

Both men were also remanded in custody and will appear together with Spence at Southwark Crown Court on April 17.

Carly Baker, 31, of Hanley Road, Finsbury Park, is charged with handling stolen goods and is expected to appear on bail at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.All four are British nationals, police have confirmed.

A 34-year-old man has been bailed to return pending further inquiries on a date in May.

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Hammer attack victim 'only has 5% brain function'

One of the female victims of a hammer attack at a London hotel has been left with just 5% brain function and lost her left eye, police said.

The woman remains in a critical condition after she was attacked together with her two sisters in their room at the four-star Cumberland Hotel near Marble Arch in London's West End in the early hours last Sunday.

More: Man in court over London hotel hammer attack

Man in court for hotel hammer attack

A man will appear in court today charged with the attempted murder of three women at a hotel.

The Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch, London Credit: PA

Three wealthy tourists were bludgeoned in a hammer attack after disturbing an intruder in their room at the four-star Cumberland Hotel near Marble Arch in London's West End in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Four held over Cumberland Hotel hammer attack

A police car parked outside the entrance of The Cumberland Hotel in central London. Credit: PA

Four people have been arrested after three wealthy tourists were bludgeoned by a hammer-wielding attacker who sneaked into their hotel room in the middle of the night.

A lone man managed to get into the room on the seventh floor of the four-star Cumberland Hotel near Marble Arch in London's West End in the early hours of Sunday morning.

When one of the women woke up, he attacked her with the hammer, and then turned on the two other victims, fleeing the hotel in bloodstained clothes.

One woman is in a critical condition and the other two remain in hospital although their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said three men, aged 56, 34 and 32, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder at addresses in Islington, north London tonight. A 31-year-old woman was held on suspicion of handling stolen goods.

All four remain in custody at north London police stations.

More: Women attacked with hammer in London hotel

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Lee Boxell last seen in Sutton 26 years ago

Police investigating the disappearance of Lee Boxell previously discovered that the 15-year-old used to spend time at a place that had become a target for sexual predators.

Metropolitan Police undated handout photo of Lee Boxell. Credit: Metropolitan Police

The teenager was last seen in Sutton high street 26 years ago and officers originally believed he had gone gone to watch a football match at Selhurst Park.

However, police later discovered that he used to spend time in an outbuilding at St Dunstan's Church, named "the Shed", which was a gathering place for teenagers that became a target for sexual predators.

When he disappeared, Lee was 5ft 6in and of slim build with light brown hair and was wearing black jeans, a white Flintstones T-shirt and brown suede shoes.

Read: Three men arrested for murder of Lee Boxall

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