Dramatic CCTV footage has been released of the moment armed robbers tried to smash their way into a jewellery shop using a moped, a sledgehammer and an axe. The attempted raid took place in New Bond Street on Monday and left the security guard with potentially life-threatening injuries.
Armed robbers tried to smash their way into a jewellery shop using a moped, a sledgehammer and an axe.Read the full story ›
Rightmove is also seeing evidence that house price growth in London is no longer being driven by the wealthy "prime central" boroughs.
London's worst-performing borough in March was named as Kensington and Chelsea, where asking prices had dropped by 2.4% on the previous month.
But the average price tag for a home in the borough was still £2.1 million.
The English capital's best-performing borough was found to be Haringey, where prices had surged by 9.5% month-on-month to reach £597,634 typically.
Westminster and Camden, where average asking prices were above £1 million, were also among Rightmove's worst-performing areas in London in March, while Barnet and Hounslow, where prices were around £600,000-plus, were among the best.
A teenager who threatened to Taser a baby during a burglary in West London has been jailed for six years. 19-year-old Andre Shoy-Stone was part of a gang that broke into a woman's flat in Little Venice in September. She was asleep at the time.
Andre Shoy-Stone grabbed the woman's seven-month-old baby and demanded to be told the address of someone she knew. When she said she didn't know, her daughter was threatened with a Taser.
Detective Constable Nick Howard said: "This was a horrifying incident - there can be nothing more terrifying for a mother than her child being threatened in that way.
"Shoy-Stone was part of the group who ransacked the property but, despite extensive enquiries, other suspects remain outstanding and we would urge anyone with information to come forward."
The gang arrived on motorbikes at a jewellers on Victoria Street just before 1pm today, armed with hammers and axes.Read the full story ›
The Dominion Theatre's General Manager David Pearson said it had been a privilege to have hosted We Will Rock You for the past 12 years, adding:
"To have the show rocking the Dominion and seeing a standing ovation night after night has been quite amazing.
"We wish the show every success for the future, as we now prepare to accelerate our restoration and refurbishment programme ready to welcome an exciting new production in 2015."
We want to thank every one of the many hundreds of incredible musical theatre artists, musicians and crew with whom we've had the privilege of working at the Dominion since 2002.
And of course the incredible audiences who have rewarded them with over four and a half thousand standing ovations.
The Queen musical We Will Rock You is to close in May after 12 years in London's West End.
The show, based on the band's music, has played to more than 6.5 million people at the Dominion Theatre.
A new report on tackling small business crime, "High Street Blues", has revealed that there were 28,889 reported robberies and thefts against London's businesses in 2013.
The boroughs with the highest number of robberies were: Westminster (3,044), Croydon (1,247) and Hammersmith & Fulham (1,236).
The report by the GLA Conservatives recommends handing out DNA sprays to small businesses, as part of crime prevention kits, and establishing a digital crime mapping database, to identify crime trends, ultimately helping police gather evidence and target their resources more effectively.
Small businesses are the pillar of our high-streets, town centres and local communities, and contribute significantly to London's economy. Unfortunately, many are plagued with persistent crime such as theft and robbery.
A street in Soho is Britain's parking blackspot. In 10 months last year 5,143 tickets were issued, raising more than £400,000.Read the full story ›