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6 arrested over stabbing near St Paul's Cathedral in street brawl

Six men have been arrested over stabbing near St Paul's Cathedral in which two were injured including one with slashes to the face and shoulder and the other with a hand injury.

Police said they were called just after 3am to reports a large scale fight outside a bar in Distaff Lane in the City of London.

Both of were taken to hospital and are in a stable condition.

Six men, aged 18, 21, 25, 26, 29 and 32, were arrested on suspicion of affray and remain in police custody pending further enquiries.

City of London Police said road closures in the vicinity of St Paul’s Churchyard are in place whist a search of the area is ongoing.


Old St Paul's brought to life in new computer animation

Researchers at an American university have created a computer animation depicting the Old St Paul's Cathedral.

North Carolina State University recreated Wren's masterpiece, thought to have been originally 150 metres tall. It would have been the tallest structure ever built in the city until the mid-20th century.

The Virtual Cross Project aims to transport viewers back to 1622, when John Donne gave an important sermon from Paul's Cross, before the Great Fire of 1666.

Donkeys arrive at St Paul's

Some of the creations, which started life in Cairo Credit: ITV News

Twenty five life-size donkeys have been given pride of place in St Paul's Cathedral as part of an interfaith exhibition. They've been painted by Egyptian and Western artists, to show solidarity for the people of egypt.

They will inhabit the Cathedral until 23 September Credit: ITV News

All 25 donkeys have been transported from Cairo for the Caravan exhibition. Each artist, whether Muslim or Christian, was asked to decorate the fibreglass donkey, created by noted Egyptian artist Reda Abdel Rahman.

One of the 25 donkeys lining the Cathedral Credit: ITV News

The exhibition runs from today until 23 September, after which they will be auctioned at Sotheby's, with all proceeds going to charities in Egypt.


Bells of St Paul's sounded in honour of royal birth

Bells at St Paul's Cathedral will sound to mark the royal birth Credit: PA

The twelve bells at London's St Paul's Cathedral will sound today to mark the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's son earlier this week.

Prince George of Cambridge, the third in line to the throne, was born on Monday.

A team of thirteen ringers will ring a peal of 5000 changes of bell composition 'Cambridge Maximus' to commemorate the birth.

The Cathedral bells were also sounded in honour of Prince William's birth in 1982 and Prince Charles' birth in 1948.

Christmas Day church services in central London

St Paul's Cathedral. Credit: PA

Most London churches will hold Christmas Day services. If you want to experience a service at an iconic church, try the St Paul’s Midnight Mass (starts 11.30pm Christmas Eve), Sung Eucharist at 11am or Festal Evensong at 3.15pm.

Westminster Abbey, London. Credit: PA

Westminster Abbey has a Midnight Mass (starts 11.30pm Christmas Eve), Sung Eucharist (10.30am) and Evensong at 3pm.

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