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Pub has best response ever after attempted burglary

A pub in east London has decided to put a positive spin on a bad situation after someone broke into the building overnight.

The Artillery Arms in Old Street put a sign outside saying "This pub is so good that someone tried to get in 8 hours before we open!".

In a message on their Facebook page they thanked the police and a black cab driver who tried to stop the intruder.

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Tube victim remembered

A man who was killed on the northern line will be remembered during a league two match this afternoon.

Shrewsbury supporter Nick Mann was trying to pull his brother Robert to safety at Old Street station. Robert is recovering in hospital following the incident.

Nick Mann Credit: Facebook

Major plans for Vauxhall, Waterloo, Elephant and Castle and Old Street

Boris Johnson at a press photocall this morning Credit: ITN

The Mayor's Roads Task Force report aims to ensure the capital can cope with major population growth, support jobs and thousands of new homes in the coming years.

The ambitious £30 billion road improvement plan for London was produced by a task force set up by Mayor Boris Johnson.

The 20-year vision includes improvement to the North and South Circular roads, new "flyunders" and major schemes at Vauxhall, Waterloo, Elephant and Castle and Old Street.

There are also plans for improved bus services, more 20 mph zones, and proposals to improve cycling and walking.


Jail for man caught carrying stun gun

Christopher Broome admitted possessing a prohibited weapon and a knife blade. Credit: British Transport Police.

A man's been jailed after being caught carrying a stun gun, disguised as a mobile phone, at Old Street tube station.

Christopher Broome, 36, of Welham Road in Tooting, also pleaded guilty to possessing a lock knife with a 3.5 inch blade.

He's been sentenced to five years in prison for the stun gun, with a nine month term for the lock knife to run concurrently.

Inspector Brian Drayson from British Transport Police said: “Thanks to the quick actions of the officer who was on patrol at Old Street station, Broome was caught and prosecuted.

“The detection of the stun gun weapon was a particularly good spot and may have been easily missed due to its realistic appearance as a mobile phone.

“I hope Broome’s sentence sends a clear message that BTP takes incidents like this very seriously and anyone caught carrying a weapon on the railway network will be arrested and prosecuted.”