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The first Tube ticket offices close today

South Wimbledon and Queensway underground stations will be the first to have their ticket offices closed today.

It's part of the cost-cutting plans that have resulted in the tube strikes over the past year.

TFL is trying to save £4.2 billion pounds by 2020.

But transport unions say the changes are unsafe and put tourists at risk.


London’s Air Ambulance needs a  £4.4 million second helicopter

London Air Ambulance has started a public campaign to raise money for a second helicopter.

They need an extra 4.4 million pounds to buy and service another helicopter for when their current one's out of service.

They were unable to fly for 55 days last year because of maintenance work.


Journalist freed from Egyption prison says he ‘will not rest’ until friends are free

After 400 days behind bars, Australian Journalist Peter Greste, who works for Al Jazeera, has been freed from prison in Egypt.

He said he will not rest until his two colleagues, who still remain behind bars, are freed as well.

The three men were arrested in 2013 and tried on charges that included spreading false news and aiding the Muslim brotherhood. 


Police search for hit and run suspect.

Police are appealing for information after a woman died in a hit and run in Barking.

A pedestrian in her fifties was found with serious injuries on Wilmington Road at about 8pm last night.

She died later in hospital.

A 22 year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

If you have any information please contact Crimestoppers.


The for original Magna Carta copies reunited for the first time

The four surviving copies of the Magna Carta have been reunited right here in London.

The remaining copies will be seen by a select 1,125 people at the British Library, selected from more than 40,000 people who bid for the chance to see it in a public ballot.

The public viewing mark the document's 800th anniversary. 


11 arrested after a shooting in East London

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man was shot in South East London.

Eleven people were arrested following the shooting in Thamesmead.

Six people have been bailed, while five were released with no further action taken.

One man was taken to hospital with gunshot wounds, and died shortly afterwards. 


Anonymous art thought to be that of Michelangelo 

Researchers have found what they believe to be some of the last works of Michelangelo.

The person who crafted the two bronze statues, which are kept in a museum in Cambridge, has been unknown up to this point - but now experts believe they were created by the renaissance artist.

It's thought that he cast the statues shortly before he painted the Sistine Chapel, but after he completed the sculpture of the statue of David. 


The Patriots win the Superbowl

The New England Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks at the Superbowl.

The Patriots won 28-24 to pick up the biggest prize in American Football.

The Seahawks were champions last year and were 10 points clear at half time, but New England equalled the biggest comeback in Superbowl history.

Katie Perry was the headliner at this year's Superbowl half time show. 


Huge victory for Arsenal over Aston Villa

Arsenal are up to fifth in the Premier League after beating Aston Villa 5-0.

Mesut Uh-Zil got on the scoresheet in his first start since a knee injury in October.

The Gunners are now level on points with fourth placed Southampton, who lost 1-0 to Swansea.

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