Police probe into 'brothel' close to Haringey council's children's services building

Police are investigating an alleged brothel operating in close proximity to a London council’s children’s services building.

Mother: How I freed my neighbour's six-year-old daughter from rottweiler’s jaws

A brave mother today spoke of the moment she snatched a six-year-old girl from the jaws of a rottweiler in a neighbour’s back garden.

'Boris Island' airport plan is rejected by the Government

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Video: Plans for an airport in the Thames Estuary backed by Boris Johnson have been rejected by the Government.

Honeymoon terror for couple caught in turbulence which left cabin crew with broken bones

A newlywed couple have told how cabin crew were flung to the ceiling during “terrifying” turbulence on the way to their honeymoon.

Tower Hamlets £120,000 PR and legal bill to fend off BBC

Council chiefs in Tower Hamlets spent more than £120,000 on lawyers and spin doctors to defend its reputation from a BBC investigation into allegations of corruption.

Olympic rower James Cracknell to challenge Boris for Uxbridge seat

Olympic legend James Cracknell is to challenge Boris Johnson to be the Tory candidate in Uxbridge and South Ruislip for the 2015 general election.

Strictly stars shimmer in spandex as dancing line-up is revealed

Gallery: The skimpy outfits are on, the celebs have been glammed up and the disco ball is in place for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

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Gunners complete £17m signing of Danny Welbeck from Man Utd

Football: Arsenal have announced the signing of England international forward Danny Welbeck from Premier League rivals Manchester United for an undisclosed fee.

'The authorities should be held up for child cruelty, not Ashya's parents,' says family

The parents of a five-year-old boy dying from a brain tumour “begged” to see him after being arrested but were refused, it emerged today.

Police called as group of men enjoy shisha pipe in middle of busy Knightsbridge street

A group of men stopped for a relaxing smoke of a shisha pipe – in the middle of a busy road in Knightsbridge. Police said they were called to stop four men obstructing traffic by angry drivers.



Father of nine stabbed to death in 'execution' as he left Portobello Road bar

Murder detectives were today investigating claims that a much-loved father-of-nine murdered in Notting Hill was the victim of a targeted attack.

Family plead for 'talented smart and lively' daughter to come home

The family of a missing 14-year-old girl have released an emotional appeal for her return while detectives centre their search on a music workshop she attended.

The knackered chef… Jamie Oliver's next big plan is to slow down

Jamie Oliver has told how he only sleeps for three and a half hours a night — but said he now plans to slow down for the sake of his health.

Police 'growing increasingly concerned' over missing Alice Gross as stars back appeal to find her

Graham Norton and Jonathan Ross have backed an appeal to find a teenager who went missing from her west London home four days ago.

Four days spent clearing giant 'fatberg' from Shepherd's Bush sewer

A giant 'fatberg' the length of a jumbo jet took Thames Water officials four days to clear from a sewer in Shepherd's Bush.

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Fury as hacker posts nude selfies of Hollywood stars including Jennifer Lawrence and Kirsten Dunst

Video: More than 100 A-list celebrities including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence and Cara Delevingne have allegedly been targeted by a computer hacker.

Giant Hippo sculpture to float on the Thames for the next four weeks

A giant wooden hippopotamus will provide an unusual addition to views of the Thames this month as the sculpture spends four weeks floating on the water.

Cab driver's husband 'begged her to stay at home' on the night she was crushed to death

The husband of a minicab driver who was crushed to death on Valentine’s Day after masonry fell on her car pleaded with her to stay home because of the high winds, an inquest heard today

Australian cabaret troupe makes Priscilla Queen of the Desert-style arrival in London

They are camp Australian all-male performers – so of course Briefs announced their arrival in the capital by recreating a famous scene from the film Priscilla Queen of the Desert on top of a London bus.

Teenager rescued from Thames after trying to copy YouTube video

A teenage boy was rescued from the River Thames by police after he jumped in while trying to recreate a YouTube video.

Mobile phone plan for Crossrail could be rolled out across the Tube

Commuters will soon be able to use their mobile phones on trains and in tunnels on the new Crossrail rail link under plans being drawn up by TfL.

Football fan admits invading pitch and booting ball during Spurs match

A football fan who shot to internet fame after running onto the pitch and taking a free-kick during a Premier League game is facing a ban from matches.

London pensioners' battle against high-speed rail link documented by film-maker

A film-maker is helping pensioners fight to prevent their homes being bulldozed to make way for the proposed £50 billion high-speed train link from London to Birmingham.

Nun with a gun: the mother from Kent who left to join jihadis in Syria

This is the bizarre image of a mother-of-two from Kent who has allegedly travelled to Syria to join Islamic State extremists.

UK sends arms to Kurds fighting extremists in Iraq

Britain today dramatically stepped up the battle against Islamist extremists by flying tonnes of  ammunition to Kurdish forces in Iraq and beefing up anti-terror laws.

Missing dog rescued from 1000ft sea cliff after a week without food or water

A dog has been rescued after spending eight days at the bottom of a 1000ft tall sea cliff without food or water.

Young girl suffers injuries to her back and legs in dog attack

A young girl was rushed to hospital after being mauled by a dog at home.

Where to eat great cornbread in London

Going Out: Lighter than bread but filling enough to replace it, here are five good ones worth eating on their own.

To the rescue of Tesco: Dave Lewis's mission to save the UK’s biggest supermarket

Exclusive: Today he begins his mission to put the super back into the UK’s biggest supermarket. Here ‘Drastic Dave’ Lewis talks exclusively to James Ashton.

Launched at last: Cara Delevingne's eagerly anticipated Mulberry collection is finally here

Fashion: We've been waiting since the news broke in February, but the Cara collection is finally here with a little something for everyone.


Beyonce and Jay-Z shun split rumours once again with Crazy in Love display

Showbiz: The power couple showed off their love for each other once again as they danced and hugged backstage

The Districts, The Lexington


Music review: The rootsy rockers were the toast of this year’s SXSW and have already gained favourable comparisons with Crazy Horse or a more muscular Mumford & Sons.

Proms 2014: Budapest Festival Orchestra/Ivan Fischer, Albert Hall


Music review: The Budapest Festival Orchestra is unique. It’s not the timbre of individual instruments, more the voluptuous textures they create.

Brinner time: why #Breakfast4Dinner is sweeping the capital

Duck egg with sriracha sauce at Duck and Waffle in Heron Tower

Food & Drink: The brinner movement began in the US and now the trend for eating breakfast for dinner has hopped across the pond. Here's why it's all about eggs at night.

WC Wine & Charcuterie

WC Wine & Charcuterie

Restaurant review: Every Tube and rail station needs a bar like this, says Andrew Neather.

Ant & Dec’s Takeaway on Tour: boyish superstars corny but charismatic


Comedy review: Eternally boyish superstars Ant and Dec were corny but charismatic in this stage version of their ITV hit show.

Venice Film Festival: The Goob


Film Review: Guy Myhill’s debut film is loose, rangy, spontaneous in feel and appealingly in love with the core of East Anglia.

South West Four Festival, Clapham Common: 'an exhilarating fusion of sound and vision'


Music Review: deadmau5 was an imposing figure in his giant head and this formidable performance was worthy of topping the bill at any festival.

How convenient! Bars in old toilets

Going Out: Why are there hardly any public toilets left in London? Because they're all being made into bars! Here are the best water closets-turned-watering holes.

Property rich list 2014: Britain's most expensive postcodes are revealed

London, Surrey and Buckinghamshire are home to the most expensive towns in Britain, according to new research by property website Zoopla.

Sleek and sky-high: the City of London's towering new homes

A ring of residential apartment towers will soon stand at the edges of the City of London, heralding a new era for the Square Mile.

The top 25 areas for students to rent in London

New research has earmarked Woolwich, Deptford and Leytonstone as the capital’s top three areas for students to rent.

Spotlight on Camberwell: property area guide

Camberwell has streets of fine Georgian houses and Victorian terraces, attracting both young professionals and families who appreciate the mix of wonderful architecture and urban grit.

Westminster tries to block the mega mansions

Could the vogue for super-houses in central London have gone too far? Westminster council thinks so, and is against the creation of a 27,000sq ft home in Mayfair on the site of the former Brazilian embassy.

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