Sunday, February 19, 2017

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Pedro and Costa score as Blues overcome Wolves in FA Cup

Pedro's second half header spared Chelsea blushes as one moment of class was decisive as the Blues overcame a gutsy Wolves 2-0 at Molineux...

‘Snappy’ croc protest takes bite out of London Fashion Week

Animal rights protestors stripped down to their underwear and braved the cold weather in a bid to raise awareness of crocodiles being used in...

Walking or cycling for 20 mins a day could ‘save NHS £1.7bn’

Walking or cycling for just 20 minutes a day could save the NHS £1.7 billion towards life-saving treatments, according to new research. The Greater London...

Rock legend Daltrey banging the drum for younger generation

“I hope I die before I get old” - it will always be Roger Daltrey’s most memorable line. But with The Who classics still ringing...

‘Time running out’ to tackle mental illness in the LGBT+ community

A new London Assembly report has laid bare the shocking extent of mental illness experienced by the LGBT+ community. Verbal and physical abuse targeting sexual...

Greenwich M1 Art showing Ian Cryer’s work for new stamp

A GREENWICH gallery has the honour of exhibiting the original work for the latest stamp to be issued. Visitors to the ‘Master of Oil’ exhibition...

Gambler swiped thousands from London Zoo event to fund addiction

An events manager stole £92,000 after a corporate event at London Zoo in order to fund his gambling addiction. Alexander Beerjeraz, 26, was a manager...

London’s renting crisis leads to fears over ‘unsettled’ children

London’s renting crisis is now so severe that parents are concerned for their children’s stability and wellbeing. A survey of mothers and fathers in the...

Merlin apologises for ‘deeply offensive’ social media posts

A popular tourist attraction in central London has been accused of mocking people with facial disfigurements and making sexist comments after posting "crass and...

‘Gun surrender’ removes deadly weapons from London streets

More than 80 firearms and over 1,000 rounds of ammunition were handed into police last week as part of a city-wide 'gun surrender'. The haul...

Dying paedophile jailed for ‘Breaking Bad’ crystal meth plot

A terminally ill paedophile who bought crystal meth on the streets of London and lured children to his house for sex has been jailed after...

Mayor to mark Oscars night with Trafalgar Square film screening

Trafalgar Square will be transformed into London’s biggest cinema for a free screening of Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman to celebrate the capital's creative success. The...

Flying start for city’s cyclists as Londoners pedal past record

London cyclists made a record number of pedal-powered journeys around the capital in the first month of 2017, new figures reveal. Transport for London said...

Sir Bernard calls for ‘more trust’ in Met’s firearms officers

London’s top police chief says officers who carry guns should be viewed with “less suspicion and more trust”. Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe questioned the...

Firefighters rescue hundreds from ‘Fifty Shades’ sex game mishaps

Fire chiefs have warned kinky couples to play it safe on Valentine's Day after a sharp rise in the number of embarrassing sex game mishaps. London's...

Mayor calls for scrappage fund to rid city of diesel vehicles

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has urged ministers to implement plans for a nationwide “dirty” diesel scrappage fund in a bid to fight back against the...

London scientists make breakthrough in kidney failure treatment

London scientists have discovered that an "anti-ageing" hormone could be used to prevent kidney failure in diabetics. Those with type 1 diabetes are more at...

Blues held 1-1 at Burnley but open up 10-point lead at top of Premier...

Pedro's first half strike put the Blues into a commanding position but they were pegged back by a wonder free-kick, the result a 1-1...

Plumber trumps Mullins’ famous firm in landmark legal ruling

A plumber has won a landmark legal battle for self-employed workers to have the same rights as full-time staff after trumping a famous London company...

BIG INTERVIEW: Doc proud to be at heart of diabetes research

More than 4.5 million people across the UK are now living with diabetes – and three times that number are at risk of developing...

Homeless attacker ‘beat carer to death’ in Hyde Park

A homeless illegal immigrant accused of beating a carer to death in Hyde Park was only apprehended when he was caught shoplifting six days...

Shergar jockey Swinburn fell to his death from bathroom window

Shergar's jockey Walter Swinburn fell to his death from his bathroom window in a tragic accident, an inquest has heard. Swinburn, who rode the ill-fated...

Half of Londoners ‘fear they will never retire’, survey reveals

Almost half of Londoners fear they will never be able to retire, according to new research. A staggering 45 per cent of Londoners are now...

Rough sleepers exposed to mental health ‘crisis’ on London streets

Homelessness is on the rise in London with increasing numbers of people forced to spend a night on the streets. Drugs and alcohol are often...

Khan blasts ministers over ‘shameful’ child refugees decision

London Mayor Sadiq Khan says ministers should “hang their heads in shame” for cancelling a key programme to help child refugees find sanctuary in...

Police probe ‘unexplained’ death after body dragged from Thames

A police investigation is under way after a man's body was dragged from the River Thames only yards from the London Eye. Marine officers were called to Waterloo...
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