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4th December 2014

Christmas comes at a cost of £400 for Londoners

Londoners are expected to spend an average of £404 each on Christmas gifts during December, with a quarter of us paying more than we did in 2013.

We also prefer tickets to a gig as a gift. 

This is according to a Travelzoo survey given to London Live exclusively, 


Mother pleas for find sons attackers

The Mother of a teenage boy with autism who was slashed across the neck has released an emotional plea to help find her sons attackers. 

Police have released CCTV images of the suspects.

Sixteen year old Eamonn Finn was attacked as he walked to a youth club in Pimlico. 

More on this story here.


Sparks fly as train catches fire in Denmark Hill

Passengers were forced to flee a train after it caught fire in south London during last night's rush hour.

Sparks and smoke began to fly from the South Eastern train as it arrived at Denmark Hill station.

London Fire Brigade were called to the scene and the station was evacuated.


The worlds most complete Stegosaurus comes to London 

Sophie the stegosaurus has a new home, The Natural History Museum.

More than 100 million years ago she lived in subtropical forest in Wyoming in America, but now the 18ft long and 9.5ft tall skeleton will be on display in the museum's 'earth hall'.

She is the world’s most complete specimen of a stegosaurus dinosaur.

Smokers and obese people barred from operations

Smokers and morbidly obese people in Devon will be denied routine operations unless they make lifestyle changes.

As part of an attempt to cut costs, the county NHS hospital has said obese patients will need to lose 5 per cent of their body weight before surgery.
Smokers will need to have quit for a minimum of eight weeks.

Clinical trusts in Devon face a £14.5million pound deficit and say they need to make the cuts to help meet waiting-list targets.

Tom Cruise finds it Mission Impossible to cross a London road

Tom Cruise maybe famous for doing his own stunts, but it looks like he needs a refresher in his green cross code.

Whilst in town filming scenes for the new Mission Impossible movie, The Top Gun star was trying to cross a road and almost got hit by a bus in Picadilly Circus.

As he begins to cross the road into traffic, the bus driver sounds the horn, which springs him back to the pavement.

Driverless cars in Greenwich

Driverless cars could be coming to a road near you - well, they could if you live in Greenwich.

It's one of four English cities chosen to trial the new vehicles.

The aim is to see whether they could reduce congestion and make the roads safer.

The scheme is thought to have cost about £19 million. 


Chelsea 3 -Spurs 0

Chelsea managed a comfortable 3-nil victory over Tottenham at Stamford Bridge, maintaining their six-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

After striker Harry Kane hit the crossbar, Spurs tried to get back into the match, but with goal-scoring from Hazard, Drogba and Remy, it wasn't enough to beat the blues.


Sanchez's late goal nets three points for Arsenal

A late goal from Alexis Sanchez netted Arsenal a three point win in their match against Southampton last night.

Southampton goalkeeper Frase Forster kept the Gunners at bay until only two minutes before the end of the game.

Despite the win, Southampton remain three points ahead in the Premier League.


Ed Sheeran is the most streamed artist of 2014

The 23-year-old racked up more than 860 million streams on Spotify, beating bands like Coldplay and The Arctic monkeys.

Sheeran has dominated the music industry for the past 12 months; his album 'X'  was at the top of the UK charts for eight straight weeks.

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