Police raid City offices and arrest traders over alleged 'Wolf of Wall Street' fraud racket

Police today smashed a “fake Californian gold” fraud racket being run from offices in the heart of the Square Mile. Fifteen smartly dressed office workers were arrested at computer terminals in rented offices in connection with the alleged “boiler room” swindle.

Man on murder charge over scissors stabbing of Fiennes relative in tapas restaurant in Mortlake

A man was appearing in court today accused of stabbing an IT consultant to death with a pair of scissors in an upmarket family restaurant.

Off-duty doctor helps deliver baby... in the front seat of couple's VW Polo

A baby born on the way to hospital has been named after a passing off-duty doctor who helped deliver her in the front seat of a VW Polo.

Teenager arrested over gun smuggled into jail 'inside her body'

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A 19-year-old woman smuggled a loaded gun into a jail hidden inside her vagina, according to police in the US.

634 Londoners badly bitten by dogs... and rat bites on the rise too

A total of 634 Londoners were badly bitten by a dog last year - and a further 230 were attacked by other mammals such as rats, foxes, cats and horses.

London's conviction rates among 'the worst in country,' official report finds

Prosecutors are performing worse in London than in the rest of the country because of a “lack of grip” on cases, an official watchdog warned today.

I was a karate kid and boys used to kick me in the boobs, reveals Suki

Interview: Model of the moment Suki Waterhouse reveals her tomboy childhood ... and how she once knocked out a girl.

Tottenham weigh up gamble on David Moyes

Football:David Moyes is emerging as a contender to become Tottenham’s next manager but senior figures at the club are divided.

Glamorous Ukip aide Lizzy Vaid calls in police over leaked 'explicit' photos

Police have been dragged into a  row over alleged explicit pictures of an aide working for Ukip leader Nigel Farage.

Father in New Malden child deaths tragedy 'beyond shock' as he flies back to UK

The father of three severely disabled children allegedly killed by their mother was today said to be “beyond shock” as full details of the family’s struggles emerged.

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London votes dockside café White Mulberries best for caffeine fix

London’s best coffee shop was named as White Mulberries in St Katharine Docks.

Clegg’s warning over terror risk of Syria fighters

Nick Clegg today issued a warning to London over the threat of a terror atrocity by young men returning radicalised and “filled with hate” from the Syrian civil war.

Cornish people formally declared a national minority group along with Scots, Welsh and Irish

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The Cornish are to be recognised as a national minority group for the first time.

Comedian Jason Manford praises terminally ill teenager's £1.5million fundraising effort

A terminally-ill teenager's efforts in raising more than £1.5 million for charity were today hailed as “incredible” by Jason Manford.

Espresso yourself: What does your coffee order say about you?

London Life:What do your beans mean? Old school style cappuccino versus macho macchiato? Your order reveals a lot about you, says Richard Godwin.

Three London trusts among UK's worst for A&E delays

Three London hospital trusts have been named among the worst in the country for delays in accident and emergency departments.



Duke and Duchess of Cambridge send their heartfelt condolences to Camilla after the sudden death of her brother Mark Shand

Prince William and The Duchess of Cambridge sent a heartfelt message to the Duchess of Cornwall after learning of her brother Mark Shand's sudden death while they were on tour in Australia.

Miranda Kerr sizzles in racy bikini shoot for Elle magazine

Former Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr has showed off her beach body in a racy new photo shoot.

Rich Arabs safe in London, says Met after raids

Police today moved to reassure visitors to London after a masked gang armed with guns, knives and hammers raided an Arab couple’s holiday flat in the capital’s centre.

Team GB doctor offers services to amateur athletes at London clinic

A sports clinic that helped propel the likes of Mo Farah, Greg Rutherford and Christine Ohuruogu to Olympic glory is offering its unique service to amateur athletes.

F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone weighs up risks on first day of bribery trial

Formula 1 boss Bernie Eccelstone faced a court in Germany today with the prospect of having to pay a £250 million fine or be jailed for up to 10 years.

Young Londoners lead the way for Ivor Novello Awards nominations: full list revealed

London Grammar are among a host of the capital’s hottest musical stars who will battle it out at this year’s Ivor Novello Awards.

Philip Gould fund donates £300,000 to cancer unit at the Royal Marsden

A cancer hospital has been awarded more than £300,000 from the memorial fund of New Labour “architect” Philip Gould.

MPs attack expenses watchdog over its own 'secretive' spending

MPs today accused the body that checks expenses of being over-secretive about its own spending on new offices in the heart of Westminster.

'Deport this wicked Nigerian witch-hunter as a danger to children'

A woman who attended the church  of a Nigerian “witch-hunter” has  told how the experience left her with nightmares.

Swipe your smartphone to pay for the Tube 'by the end of the year'

bus users will soon only be able to use Oyster or contactless debit or credit cards to pay their fare

Tube passengers will be able to pay by smartphone by the end of this year, Transport for London has confirmed.

Jodie Foster marries Alexandra Hedison in small ceremony

Jodie Foster has quietly married her girlfriend, the Oscar-winning actress’s spokeswoman confirmed last night.

'Buccaneering aristo-rebel': a tribute to Mark Shand, a gent who walked on the wild side

Gallery: Mark Shand, who died yesterday, was a glamorous adventurer with a love of elephants, women and life. Nick Curtis pays tribute.

Dalston gets a taste of Italy: Fay Maschler reviews Rotorino

Restaurant of the Week: Despite a sound wine list from Ruth Spivey and rousing fried potatoes, Stevie Parle's new Dalston restaurant does not resemble the idyllic The River Cafe, says Fay Maschler.

Ready, set, work: have you joined the super-working classes?

London Life: Do you spend all holiday searching for a mobile phone signal? Respond to emails from the bath? You are super-working class, says Anne McElvoy.

Privacy, Donmar Warehouse - theatre review

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Theatre review: James Graham takes a dramatic plunge into the future with a slick piece that sometimes shimmers with bravura and finds a vein of racy humour amid the Orwellian angst.

Russell Kane, Queen Elizabeth Hall - comedy review

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Comedy review: In his inspired whirlwind of a show, Smallness, Russell Kane unpicks Britain’s enduring fixation with not making a fuss.

Joan as Police Woman, Village Underground - music review

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Best known for her melancholy torch songs, Joan Wasser almost sounds happy on her storming, soulful new record, The Classic.

Fay Maschler reviews Bravas Tapas

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Restaurant review: Who needs the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, when you can sit on the waterfront terrace at Bravas Tapas, says Fay Maschler.

Circus Geeks, Roundhouse - circus review

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Going Out: The unusual juggling act educates as well as entertains in their impressive new show, Beta Testing.

Dorian Gray, Riverside Studios - theatre review

Theatre review: Daisy Bevan and Jack Fox star in a stilted and airless production that suffers from a fatal uncertainty of tone.

Elbow, O2 Arena - music review

4star

Music review: On their own terms, in front of their own crowd, Elbow are a band to luxuriate in.

Augustines, Koko - music review

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Music review: Augustines' Billy McCarthy has channelled his troubled upbringing into a suite of crushing, cathartic rock songs.

Hot homes along the Victoria line

New research into average property values along the Tube network reveals homes hotspots and pockets of hidden value along the Victoria line.

Picture gallery: celebrity homes

Now that The Voice has finished, those missing their weekend fix of Kylie Minogue can snuggle up to her instead.

Deputy mayor for housing: tackling London's new homes shortage

London needs 42,000 new homes a year for its soaring population. We ask the deputy mayor for housing for some answers.

Picture gallery: celebrity homes

Robbie Williams lands a £4.2 million sale, Meryl Streep films new film Suffragette in a historic Islington Square and we take a peek inside The Feeling frontman's Hackney home.

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