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Police warn of potential attempts of child abduction

Detectives in Lambeth are investigating three separate reports of a man or men approaching school children and suggesting the children go with them

Two of the incidents took place on Kennington Lane this week and have involved girls aged as young as 10.

Detectives are linking the incidents and are asking parents to remain vigilant. 

 

Page 3 is back

After days of speculation, as well as celebrations by campaigners against the publication, Page 3 of the Sun newspaper has returned to form.

Today's page featured an image of a topless woman named Nicole with a caption that ‘apologised for journalists everywhere’ following days of news coverage saying the paper had stopped publishing the half-nude picture tradition.

 

Serious assault in Camden

Police are hunting two men in connection with a serious assault in Camden. 

A shocking video shows CCTV of a man being punched to the ground and viciously kicked.

The attack left him with serious injuries to his face and body, injuries that he is still recovering from.

When the victim's friend attempted to help, she was also injured.

Anyone with any information is urged to call Crimestoppers

 

Tributes flood in for Anne Kirkbride at this year's National TV Awards

Tributes were paid to the actress, Anne Kirkbride at the National Television Awards last night.

She died on Tuesday this week, aged 60.

William Roache, who played Kirkbride's on-screen husband in Coronation Street for more than 40 years, led the tributes.

See London Live’s coverage of the Awards here

 

Campaigners try to keep Tottenham Court Road’s colourful mosaic tiles

A campaign's been launched to prevent the loss of two mosaic murals at Tottenham Court Road station.

The Twentieth Century Society, who exist to safeguard the heritage of architecture in Britain, has demanded urgent talks with architects behind the station's £400 million makeover.

TFL say 95 per cent of the mosaics will be saved using original and replica tiles.

 

Workers on the DLR to strike

Further disruption is expected to hit London's travel network as workers on the Docklands Light Railway prepare to go on strike.

RMT members are planning to strike in the middle of next week, with union statements saying it will last 48 hours.

The Union says the action is to fight against changes to terms and conditions.

The company that runs the DLR say they are trying to resolve the dispute.

 

A West End hotel has been crowned the best in the U.K.

The Haymarket hotel in Piccadilly was one of six hotels in London to win in the Hotel Awards last night.

In total, the city received more than both New York and Barcelona.

The same hotel, which charges £400 for a night for a room, was also placed seventh in the list of the best hotels across Europe. 

 

Tottenham Hotspur victory over Sheffield United

Spurs have made sure they go into the second leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final with an advantage over Sheffield United 1:0.

Andros Townsend scored from the spot after Jay McEveley's handball in the 74th minute.

United must now win the second leg at Bramall Lane to advance to the finals. 

A draw would see Tottenham go through.

 

Blur's Damon Albarn writes a musical for the National Theatre

Blur’s frontman Damon Albarn has co-written a new musical based on Alice in Wonderland

Titled ‘Wonder.land’ is the story follows a girl who creates an online alter-ego and loses herself in a virtual world.

The show is part of the National Theatre's first season under new artistic director Rufus Norris.

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