Pub must be rebuilt brick by brick, orders council, after developers tore it down

Video: Robert Davis, deputy leader of Westminster council, said he was “absolutely horrified” at the “scandalous” destruction of the Carlton Tavern.

Will battle after Londoner leaves £500k to builder who cleaned his gutters for free

Daniel Bryan Sharp says he struck up a six-year friendship with Ronald Butcher after the job at his bungalow.

Down Street Tube station video reveals secrets of disused Underground stop

Video: This amazing footage gives a glimpse into an abandoned Tube station in the heart of Mayfair.

Revealed: £45m hotel bill for BBC staff and guests

The BBC's spending on hotels soared past the £10million mark last year, it has been revealed.

'Give me your phone or you will get stabbed': thug's chilling warning moments before man is repeatedly knifed from behind

A man was repeatedly stabbed from behind in a brutal mobile phone robbery moments after being warned: "Give me your phone or you will get stabbed."

Raiders steal life savings of 'devastated' 91-year-old war veteran while he slept

A 91-year-old war veteran from west London has been "devastated" by the theft of his life savings while he slept.

Student receives huge outpouring of support for open letter to sex attacker

Ione Wells, 20, bravely waived her right to anonymity to write the emotive letter in college newspaper Cherwell, to shame her assailant, saying: “This is a fight you will not win.”

Woman sets fire to petrol station after man refuses to give her cigarette

Video: A woman started a large fire at a petrol station after a man refused to give her a cigarette, police have said.

Man 'repeatedly punches pregnant woman in bus row before attacking police officer'

A thug rained blows on a pregnant woman during a row about space on a bus before attacking a police officer, detectives say.

Police appeal after young couple attacked and shoved onto train tracks at north London train station

A couple aged in their twenties were attacked and shoved onto train tracks by two thugs at a north London train station.



Crossrail: 40 essential facts you need to know

Homes & Property:High-speed Crossrail will change the lives of millions of Londoners, creating new homes hotspots along its 75-mile route. We take a tour of the districts most likely to benefit from faster trains — from Reading in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.

Russell Brand interviews Ed Miliband at his east London flat

Video: Russell Brand has posted his full interview with Ed Miliband after the Labour leader visited his plush east London flat.

Putney High Tide Facebook group celebrates cars submerged in the River Thames

A hilarious Facebook page has been set up dedicated to posting images of when cars become submerged in the River Thames during high tide.

Tens of thousands of ballot papers stolen in London ahead of next week's vote

Tens of thousands of ballot papers have been stolen along with a van in London.

Royal baby news: Kate Middleton prank call DJ pens open letter urging media not to prank call anyone

Mel Greig, the presenter who infamously prank called a hospital about Kate Middleton, leading to the suicide of a nurse, has urged reporters not to follow in her footsteps.

Gisele Bundchen poses nude for Vogue Brazil as she celebrates 20 years of modelling

Showbiz:In newly released images from her magazine cover shoot, which was also the magazine's 40th issue, the 34-year-old shows off both her undeniably beautiful figure as well as her impressive flexibility.

How three men replaced beer bellies with six-packs in just 10 weeks

Health & Beauty: Three men transformed their bodies and up their fitness game in just 10 weeks - here's how they did it.

Blog 'celebrates' the saddest lunches eaten by office workers at their desks

Gallery: Soggy sandwiches, congealed curries and plastic looking pizza make up the lunch menu for the majority of people eating at their desks come midday, according to website Sad Desk Lunch.

Rock School singer Lil' Chris was found dead by a friend, inquest hears

Showbiz:Singer and TV personality Lil’ Chris was found hanging in his home by a friend, an inquest heard today.

Woman 'risks life' by running around burning building looking for her cats

A woman "ran around" a burning building for five minutes looking for her cats, firefighters have said.

David Cameron talks to the Standard with eight days to go until the General Election

Exclusive:The Prime Minister appealed to voters to back him as the only leader capable of winning a Commons majority on May 7.

London Bank Holiday weather: Arctic blast heralds miserable forecast after unseasonably warm April

Hopes for a bright and balmy May Bank Holiday weekend after one of the hottest Aprils in recent years have been dashed.

Advert of Cara Delevingne on Brick Lane billboard didn't objectify women, officials rule

An advert for Tom Ford perfume which featured the model Cara Delevingne lying down naked on her front has been cleared of objectifying women after locals complained it was too sexual.

Tower Hamlets: Pickles steps in to halt Lutfur Rahman's 'cronies' from destroying files

The Communities Secretary demanded the borough prevent the deletion of documents after Lutfur Rahman was found guilty in court of corruption.

TfL boss Sir Peter Hendy apologises for calling Southeastern train services 's***'

London transport boss Sir Peter Hendy has apologised for describing services on a major London commuter route as "s***".

Student attacked while out at 2am in Camden for his 53-year-old dad's birthday

A student has told how he was left in months of agony after stepping in to defend his dad from two thugs.

The best vegan blogs to follow for recipes and diet tips

Lifestyle: A vegan diet can be tricky without some handy guidance, so we’ve compiled a list of inspiring bloggers who post plenty of recipes, tips and more for a happy and healthy vegan lifestyle.

Second branch of Cereal Killer Café to open in Camden this May despite public backlash

Irish twins Alan and Gary Keery opened the doors of the Cereal Killer Café in Brick Lane, Shoreditch, last November.

Tottenham hope to clinch £20m Schneiderlin deal

Football: Tottenham are confident they will win the race to sign Southampton star Morgan Schneiderlin this summer and are prepared to offer Andros Townsend or Benjamin Stambouli to help secure the deal.

Hilary Duff reveals she is looking for love on Tinder and has already been on a date

Showbiz:The 27-year-old star who has described herself as a “Tinder animal” said that fans would be surprised at how long she had been on the popular app.

Fay Maschler reviews Queenswood

Going Out:The Michelin Guide, rightly conscious of the exigencies of travel, rates its two- and three-star entries as “Table excellente, merite un detour” (worth a detour) and “Une des meilleures tables, vaut le voyage” (worth the journey). On Michelin tyres, of course.

Way Upstream theatre review: dark, nasty and surreal at Festival Theatre, Chichester

Theatre:Alan Ayckbourn's oddest play is an amusing, bizarre and perplexing Biblical allegory, says Fiona Mountford.

Rich Mix festival in Shoreditch: meet headline act Flavia Coelho

Interview:With her unique cocktail of Rio rhythms and urban stylings, Brazilian singer Flavia Coelho is the perfect headline act for Shoreditch’s new festival of fresh music talent, says Jane Cornwell.

The best new cycle cafés in London

Going Out:For a good cup of coffee get on your bike, says Susannah Butter.

Bugsy Malone theatre review: joyous show full of charm and mischief at Lyric Hammersmith

Theatre:This vibrant show is the perfect way to re-open the Lyric Hammersmith, says Henry Hitchings.

London's best Scandinavian sandwiches: meet the scandwich

Going Out:London's latest love affair is with Scandinavian sandwiches, says Susannah Butter.

Stephen Hough, Festival Hall: A deeply satisfying but restrained performance

Going Out:Stephen Hough's performance on the South Bank has perception and integrity, says Barry Millington.

Crossrail: 40 essential facts you need to know

High-speed Crossrail will change the lives of millions of Londoners, creating new homes hotspots along its 75-mile route. We take a tour of the districts most likely to benefit from faster trains — from Reading in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.

Take the 24-hour Tube to London's new homes hotspots

Clubbers won't be the only ones to gain from the 24-hour service as more affordable end-of-the-line locations get set for a property boost.

Hot homes: London's most spectacular roof terraces

Perched high above the capital, many of London's glamorous new penthouses and rooftop homes have exclusive wraparound terraces and landscaped gardens with private pools, hot tubs and open-air dining areas with panoramic views.

Homes for first-time buyers: what will a budget of £300,000 buy in London?

As the Labour party pledge to exempt first-time buyers from paying stamp duty on purchases under £300,0000, we take a look at how far this proposed tax-free budget will stretch throughout London. From one-bedroom flats in gated developments, to starter homes in Zone 2 hotspots, we uncover homes across the capital priced at £300,000 or less...

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.

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