'Britain's vainest man' set up fake escort website and tried to blackmail Brazilian fitness model ex-girlfriend after they split up

A fitness fanatic dubbed Britain’s vainest man has been banned from contacting his ex-girlfriend after setting up a fake website claiming she was an escort in a nine-month harassment campaign.

Everybody Loves Raymond child star Sawyer Sweeten commits suicide at the age of 19

A former child star who starred in the long-running hit US comedy series ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ has committed suicide at the age of 19.

Goldsmiths student diversity officer 'bans' white people and men from anti-racism protest meeting

A students' union officer employed to promote diversity at a London university has reportedly asked white people and men not to attend an anti-racism meeting.

Golders Green crash: Woman, 94, fighting for life after being 'trapped under minicab'

A 94-year-old woman is fighting for her life and her husband is seriously injured after a crash involving a minicab in a busy west London road.

Motorcyclist dead after van crash near 'mad mile' in major south London road

A motorcyclist has died following a rush-hour crash in south London.

Harry Styles: Rita Ora Instagram post of 1D star with chips up nose goes viral

A picture of Harry Styles with chips up his nose has been shared more than 80,000 times on Instagram.

Hear violent bag-snatcher's breathless phonecall for cab 'so he could make it home in time for curfew'

A teenage mugger who breathlessly phoned for a cab so he could make curfew after a terrifying attack on a lone woman has been jailed.

'Very silly 18-year-old' who tweeted about hitting cyclist reportedly loses job

A young motorist who tweeted about knocking a cyclist from his bike before driving off has revealed she lost her job because of the incident, police have said.

Woman falls down hole which opened up in street outside Fulham café

Video: Witnesses said they heard a loud scream before the woman disappeared down the hole in North End Road, Fulham.



W1A: The funniest moments from Ian Fletcher and Siobhan Sharpe

The BBC’s meta-satire W1A is returning for a second series of relentless self-parody on BBC Two. A spin-off from hit mockumentary show Twenty Twelve, which spoofed the organisation (or lack thereof) of the London 2012 Olympics, the first series of W1A followed Hugh Bonneville’s bumbling character Ian Fletcher as he became Head of Values at the BBC.

Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman quits show in wake of Jeremy Clarkson departure

Top Gear's executive producer Andy Wilman has quit the show following Jeremy Clarkson's departure, the BBC has confirmed.

Election 2015: 'Vote Name Surname,' east London Tory's campaign leaflet urges

Voters in an east London constituency were left confused by an election leaflet urging them to vote for a Tory candidate called "Name Surname".

War hero, 96, who faced losing north London home over care costs 'allowed to stay'

A Second World War hero who feared he would be forced to leave his north London house of nearly 50 years because of spiralling care costs can stay, it has been announced.

Jailed: Murder gang who posted rap video on YouTube bragging about stabbing

A gang who murdered a teenager and then brazenly filmed a rap video bragging about it have been caged for life.

Canada Water Tube station to be renamed 'Buxton Water' as part of marathon sponsorship deal

A Tube station is to be renamed after a commercial sponsor for the first time in a deal that will generate £110,000 for Transport for London.

Avengers: Age of Ultron review: there’s no stopping this juggernaut


Going Out: Marvel’s money-making superhero mash-up is bigger and better than ever — and they’ve only just got started.

London's most magnificent mews homes

Homes & Property: Mews houses are hot property across the capital. The recent £5.3 million sale of a three-bedroom home in Weymouth Mews set a new price-per-square-foot record in Marylebone. Join us as we take a tour to uncover stunning London mews conversions.

Tottenham in talks with the NFL to host an American franchise in new £400m stadium

Sport exclusive: Tottenham are in talks with the NFL to host an American football franchise at their new stadium.

First full interview with DPP Alison Saunders on her decision not to charge Lord Janner over child sex

Exclusive: Britain's top prosecutor has robustly defended her decision not to charge Lord Janner with child sex crimes — and defiantly told critics to “challenge me in court”.

Lollipop man suspended for 'holding up fire engine on 999 call'

A lollipop man has been suspended after he allegedly held up a fire engine as it made its way to an emergency call.

Message to top designer over ‘late’ wedding dress: You’ll die

A dispute over a £2,500 wedding dress culminated in an angry groom sending threatening messages to a top fashion designer, a court heard.

Major evacuation as Calbuco volcano erupts in Chile

Video: A huge ash cloud billowed over a mountainous area of Chile after the country's Calbuco volcano erupted for the first time in more than 42 years.

Proms 2015: BBC celebrate 120th anniversary with everything from Sherlock to hip hop

Going Out: Almost every corner of the BBC will be embraced at the 2015 Proms — from Pete Tong and grime to Sir David Attenborough and the musical passions of Sherlock Holmes.

TfL boss in four-letter rant at London commuter train services

London Transport Commissioner Sir Peter Hendy has blasted commuter train services running into the capital.

Drug dealer cleared three times of murder still facing jail after GBH conviction

A drug dealer is facing jail despite being cleared of three murders in three Old Bailey trials.

‘Hound of Hounslow’ made £30million in just four years trading from his parents’ home

The “Hound of Hounslow” trader accused of helping trigger a Wall Street “flash crash” made more than £30m profit from his parents’ home in four years.

SUV completely wipes out lorry in dramatic video of terrifying crash inside a tunnel

This dramatic footage captures the moment an SUV wipes out a lorry after smashing into it while trying to overtake in a tunnel.

Katie Hopkins TV show in jeopardy after guests refuse to sign up as she is 'too nasty'

Showbiz: Katie Hopkins is struggling to find guests to star on her TV show as she is "too nasty", according to reports.

London Marathon: 26 facts and records from the capital’s big race

London Marathon: Thousands of runners will tackle the capital's 26-mile route again on Sunday and as we gear up for the 35th annual London Marathon, Standard Sport has picked out some facts and records for you to get your teeth into.

Avengers: Age of Ultron beginner’s guide: what you need to know

Staying In: Get up to speed on Marvel’s superhero roster with our handy cheat-sheet.

Meet the couples who workout together including Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's brother Toby and his girlfriend Cecily Brown

Health & Beauty: Hannah Nathanson on the couples who eat, sleep and work out together.

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How to... exercise when you are pregnant, with Becky Adlington

Health & Beauty: Ahead of her appearance at BeFit London, a festival dedicated to fitness and health for women, Becky Adlington shares her top three pregnancy exercises.

Mystery of the toast Taj Mahal left on a Peckham street corner explained

The creators of a bizarre replica of the Taj Mahal made out of toast left on a street corner in Peckham have come forward.

Man, 37, arrested in west London street on suspicion of encouraging terrorism

Counter terror detectives this morning arrested a man in a west London street.

Two lambs beaten to death by gang of thugs who hung one from a tree in west London park

Lambs at Belmont Farm

Two lambs have died after being savagely beaten by a gang of teenagers in a country park in west London.

Doctor Who: Showrunner Steven Moffat speaks about potential movie plan

Staying In: Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has spoken about a potential movie, saying that if a film ever happens it won’t “damage” the show.

Golem theatre review: witty, jittery satire of our tech devotion at Trafalgar Studios


Theatre review: Animation and live performance are combined to gorgeous effect in this inventively realised, charming production.

Ah, Wilderness! theatre review: rising star George MacKay excels as O’Neill’s teen rebel at Young Vic


Theatre review: George MacKay is the most compelling reason to see this revival of Eugene O'Neill's only truly comic play, says Henry Hitchings.

Grace Dent vegs out at Grain Store Unleashed

Restaurant review: Our critic checks out the sister restaurant of Grain Store, King’s Cross, but it’s more experimental, edgier version is only here for a limited period.

Step inside London's most magnificent mews homes

Mews houses are hot property across the capital. The recent £5.3 million sale of a three-bedroom home in Weymouth Mews set a new price-per-square-foot record in Marylebone. Join us as we take a tour to uncover stunning London mews conversions.

Six property hotspots to watch: the top London growth districts tipped to rise by 2018

Buyers who head for promising new growth areas in the capital often get rewarded. While the biggest recent price rises have been in coveted areas ringing prime central London, the new growth districts are further afield, in Zones 2, 3 and 4.

Record price achieved for Marylebone mews house

A new property record has just been set in Marylebone, with the sale of a mews conversion for £5.3 million.

Do letting agents' fees really add up?

From extortionate admin charges to reference check fees, tenants are being ripped off.

The transformation of Archway: why this north London suburb is set to soar

House prices in Archway are a comparative steal compared to its north London neighbours. But plans to replace a gyratory system with two-way traffic, cycle lanes and a central piazza are set to change that...

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