Dozens of firefighters tackle warehouse fire as smoke plumes rise over south London

Fire crews were called to tackle a major warehouse fire in south London as a huge smoke cloud was seen hanging above the city.

J D Wetherspoon must pay £24,000 to Irish travellers after bouncer barred them from pub

A top lawyer, a retired policeman and a Catholic priest were amongst a group who brought the claim after they were turned away from The Coronet.

Police hunt man 'who performed sex act on Northern Line Tube train'

Police are hunting a man who allegedly performed a sex act on the Tube in central London.

Britain's 'worst train service' arrives early for once... but only because Southern bosses tweaked timetable

A commuter train dubbed the worst rail service in Britain after being late for an entire year has finally arrived early - after the timetable was tweaked.

Pregnant woman knocked to the ground by teenage mugger in north London

A pregnant woman was knocked to the ground and left with a fractured arm in a violent daytime mugging.

Train passenger who chased thief was beaten up by him so badly his EYEBALL fell out

A thug who beat up a man so badly his eyeball fell out has been jailed for seven years.

Jay Z and Beyonce 'paid Baltimore protesters' bail'

Showbiz:Jay Z and Beyonce have been making private donations to bail out protesters who were arrested during the recent riots in the US, according to tweets posted by the rapper’s ghost writer.

Depay will need time to settle at Manchester United, warns Neville

Football:Gary Neville is excited by the prospect of watching Memphis Depay play for Manchester United, but admits the winger still has much to learn if he is to become a star.

Barack Obama joins Twitter: @POTUS launches with single post from Oval Office

President Barack Obama announced he has joined Twitter with a single tweet sent from the Oval Office.

Armed police storm through church garden party hunting for man 'shooting gun at a bush'

A vicar today told of the “extraordinary” moment armed police stormed a church garden party as they hunted for a man who had been spotted firing a gun.

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Nine killed and 18 injured in shoot-out between rival biker gangs in Texas

Video:A shoot-out between rival motorcycle gangs at a Texas restaurant left nine bikers dead and 18 injured, and sent panicked customers fleeing for their lives.

London-born football coach killed in horror car crash in US

Father-of-two Peter Underwood, 31, was killed on Saturday while on a scouting trip to Iowa for the University of Nebraska, where he had worked for four years.

British holidaymaker dies in Thailand pool tragedy

Rachel Turner, of Wolverhampton, was a week into her seven-week trip to South-East Asia with partner Stefan Brown when the tragedy occurred yesterday morning.

Dog owner wanted for kicking his pet's head 'like a football'

Video:This sickening footage shows the moment a dog owner was caught kicking his pet in the head "like a football".

Gang who pistol whipped supermarket worker during terrifying raid at Asda store are jailed for 36 years

A gang who pistol whipped a supermarket worker during a terrifying raid at an Asda store were today jailed for 36 years.

House on the Thames: Onlookers marvel at early-morning Airbnb stunt

Video:Londoners walking on the banks of the Thames saw this novel sight... an entire house and garden floating on the river.

Billboard Music Awards 2015: Taylor Swift scoops eight awards and debuts star-studded Bad Blood video

Showbiz:The 25-year-old singer - who looked stunning in a cut out white jumpsuit - dominated the prestigious ceremony at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Artist behind Tower of London poppies installation unveils 'tulip tower' at Chelsea Flower Show

The artist behind last year’s installation of more than 800,000 ceramic poppies at the Tower of London today unveiled a 30ft high ‘tulip tower’ at the Chelsea Flower Show.

First look inside the breakfast in bed café after it opens in Shoreditch

Going Out:The IKEA Breakfast in Bed Café, at the Blackall Studios in Shoreditch, will serve sleepy Londoners traditional Swedish goods from the store’s food offerings for free.

Michael Fassbender plays the legendary Apple founder Steve Jobs in Danny Boyle’s new film

Film:The first trailer for Danny Boyle’s film about the legendary found of Apple, Steve Jobs, has arrived, giving our first look at the film’s key players.

Bond fans line Thames hoping to catch glimpse of Daniel Craig - but have to make do with stunt double

Showbiz:Daniel Craig attracted a swarm of Bond fans as he filmed a high speed boat chase on the River Thames for upcoming film, Spectre.

Postman claimed he was too ill to walk but was filmed on stage at music festival

Video:A postman who falsely claimed £23,500 in compensation for an accident at work which he said left him disabled was today jailed after investigators spotted performing at a Malaysian music festival.

Family of student shot in car tell of distress as murder trial collapses

Joseph Burke-Monerville

Joseph Burke-Monerville, 19, was shot in a case of mistaken identity as he sat in a parked car with his identical twin and his elder brother in east London.

Harriet Harman on how she’s holding it together as the Labour leadership battle continues

Interview:As she steps in as interim leader for the second time, Harriet Harman tells Charlotte Edwardes how she’s holding it together and that the ‘fuchsia’s bright’ in a strongly female Labour party.

Taylor Swift’s new video for song Bad Blood: the 10 coolest moments

Staying In:After flooding Twitter with Sin City-esque posters introducing a whole host of stunning female assassins and secret agents, Taylor Swift’s video for Bad Blood has finally arrived.

Pedestrian killed crossing west London road 'plagued by boy racers'

Residents along the Great Western Road, Brentford, today described hearing a “loud thud” as a Mazda MX-5 collided with a pedestrian trying to cross the six-lane road.

Rich Mix debt: Charity arts venue calls on council to drop £1m legal battle that 'could shut it for good'

A charity-funded arts venue will tonight call on an east London council to drop legal action that it says could force its closure.

Killer nurse convicted of two murders during 'reign of terror' at Stepping Hill Hospital

Father-of-two Victorino Chua, 49, injected insulin into saline bags and ampoules while working on two wards at the hospital in June and July 2011.

East London market traders arrested as police swoop on gangs trading in stolen bikes

Seven market traders were arrested in east London as police launched a campaign to smash the “heart” of the capital’s stolen bike trade.

Novel commute: how lawyer and mother turned her train journey into an e-book

Lifestyle:In between working until midnight and looking after her baby, Amelia Slocombe wrote a novel about being a mum in a high-powered job, she tells Susannah Butter.

Amy Winehouse documentary: Cannes premiere shows rise and fall of a star

Review:The film is totally compelling, living up to the shocking directness of Winehouse herself, says David Sexton.

Behind the scenes: Chelsea Flower Show 2015

Gallery: As the world's most innovative garden designers make final touches to their 2015 show gardens, we take a peek behind the scenes at the show everyone wants tickets for - The Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower Show.

High Society review: champagne flows in night of magic, madness and moonlight

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Theatre review: The final show of Kevin Spacey’s 11-year tenure at the Old Vic is suffused with exuberance.

The Lobster review: 'very funny but also bloody and brutal...terrific'

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Film review: The Lobster is both totally off the wall and flatly prosaic, says David Sexton.

Beyond Bollywood review: good-hearted, cheesy-as-hell dance musical at Palladium

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Theatre review: A weak set-up and shonky plot don't do this production any favours, says Lyndsey Winship, but it is lively and a fun night out.

Il Racconto dei Racconti (Tale of Tales): a film of rare originality

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Film review: These gruesome fairytales warn that every dream brings with it a nightmare - and are exactly what you'd hope to find at Cannes.

Pitch Perfect 2 review: proof women are as funny as men

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Film review: Though much is completely preposterous, this gynocentric comedy is as funny as a pig in a bath.

Hot Chip review: a startling performance from achingly hip synth-pop-funkers

Gig review: Covering Bruce Springsteen’s Dancing In The Dark proved to be a masterstroke.

Grace Dent reviews Chick 'n' Sours

Restaurant review: Our critic braves Dalston to check out pop-up pioneer Carl Clarke’s new chicken shack.

Going Out with... Brandon Flowers: "I don't hear any identities in rock bands anymore"

Music: Ahead of his Brixton shows, Brandon Flowers tells David Ellis modern music "all just sounds the same".

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015: The best bouquets inspired by the floral spectacular

The annual floral spectacular is upon us and designers have put their heart and soul into decorating the west London gardens. If you can’t make it to the show this year, don’t fret - we’ve found some striking Chelsea-inspired flower arrangements, so you can bring a slice of the action into your very own home

Behind the scenes: Chelsea Flower Show 2015

As the world's most innovative garden designers make final touches to their 2015 show gardens, we take a sneak peek behind the scenes.

​The winners are in: our Evening Standard new homes awards 2015

Discover which London development has scooped this year's top prize..

Commute to London from Surrey or Sussex and watch your home’s value rise

A new report reveals strong house price growth in a cluster of towns and villages beyond Gatwick airport, but still within an hour of the capital in Surrey and Sussex

The London councils that like to say 'yes'

An audit of planning proposals has uncovered a dramatic postcode lottery across the capital, with some councils rejecting two-thirds of applications, while others granted 92 per cent of proposals in the past year.

Flexible furniture: 25 clever ideas for small spaces

The latest innovations in furniture design maximise precious space for compact city homes - from beds with integrated TVs, to fold-away dining-tables and seating that doubles as storage...

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