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Cyclist dies in lorry crash in north east London

Police are appealing for witnesses after a male cyclist died in a collision with a lorry in Homerton.

The driver of the HGV stopped at the scene but the 34-year-old man suffered critical injuries and was pronounced dead by the London Ambulance Service.

No arrests have been made. This is the second cyclist to die on Hackney streets in two weeks.


Two men stabbed in Walthamstow knife attack

Two men have been stabbed and two other people injured after a knife attack in Walthamstow.

Police were called at 4:20pm yesterday to reports of someone with a knife in the Forest Road area.

One man is fighting for his life and a woman has suffered head injuries.


Roof ripped off a London bus in Holborn

A bus has had its roof torn off after it hit overhanging trees in Holborn.

The number 91 was passing near the London School of Economics when it hit the trees.

Two people were taken to hospital with facial injuries, while two others were treated for minor injuries.


Rapper Suge Knight charged with murder

Hip hop mogul Suge Knight has been charged with murder and attempted murder after a hit and run in LA.

The Death Row Records founder handed himself into police on Friday.

It's alleged he ran over two men with his truck in a car park in the Compton area.

Bail was originally set at $2 million, but has since been revoked.


Brick Lane attackers sentences to 15 years

The gang who savagely attacked a 22-year-old American student in Brick Lane have been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

The suspects were caught on CCTV beating up Francesco Hounye, who had arrived in the UK three days earlier.

The assault, which happened in June 2013, left Francesco with severe injuries to his face.


Feminist comedian has show pulled after speaking out on prostitution

A feminist comedian has had her show at Goldsmiths University cancelled over a row about her views on prostitution.

Kate Smurthwaite was meant to be performing yesterday evening but she says the show was pulled with less than a day's notice.

Some members of the university's feminist society disagreed with her and were planning on picketing outside the show, which led to it being cancelled. 


MPs tell David Cameron to keep his Heathrow promise

A letter from MPs is being delivered to David Cameron calling on the Prime Minister to honour his promise against Heathrow's third runway.

In 2009, ahead of the last General Election, Mr Cameron said, "no ifs, no buts, there will be no third runway at Heathrow".

A cross-party group of MPs along with campaigners from across the capital will hand in the letter to Downing Street today.


Campaigners ‘disgusted’ that Tottenham Court Road mural dismantling begins

Campaigners have said they're "absolutely disgusted" that some of the Eduardo Paolozzi mosaics at Tottenham Court Road have already been dismantled.

They had been protesting the taking down of the artwork as part of the Crossrail upgrades at the underground station.

But despite more than 7,500 people signing an online petition, three of the four archways over the escalators have been removed.

TfL have said that 95 per cent of the artwork will be retained.

More on this story here.


Wife of poisoned spy says Russia can’t stamp out corruption

The widow of poisoned spy Alexander Litvinenko has said that Vladimir Putin didn't have the ability to stamp out corruption within Russia's security agency.

Marina Litvinenko was giving evidence at the public inquiry into the death of her husband.

The former KGB agent died in London in 2006 after drinking tea laced with radioactive material polonium 210.

More on this story here


The January transfer window closes

It was a busy 24 hours for London football clubs as the transfer window closed last night.

The biggest deal saw Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado signing for Chelsea in a £26 million deal.

Crystal Palace signed four players, including Wilfred Zaha's return on a permanent basis.

And Spurs snapped up MK Dons teenager Delle Alli for £5 million, sending Aaron Lennon on loan to Everton.


Artist produces a man-made world with Google Earth

A digital artist has used Google Earth to produce these pictures of the man-made world.

Benjamin Grant picked out images that showed humanity's impact on the globe, from cities to deforestation.

He focused on themes of current events and environmental issues.


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