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Bus Strike today

Six million Londoners will be affected by the 24-hour bus strike that starts today.

Staff are striking over pay differences. It's the first of three strikes planned this month.

94 per cent of bus routes could be affected.

We will be live from the worst affected areas this morning

 

 

UK ‘should play a greater role’ in fight against IS

A group of MPs have said the UK needs to step up in the fight against Islamic State.

The Defence Select Committee has said the armed forces "can and should be playing a greater role" in combat.”

Just six per cent of coalition air strikes were carried out by the RAF.

The government said military action was just part of a wider campaign against IS.

 

 

Cyclists are a danger to themselves

A TfL board member has said the biggest danger to cyclists is themselves.

Sir John Armitt made the comments as the plans for a cycle superhighway were approved.

Armitt is also chairman of the National Express coach group.

He's been criticised after one of their coaches was involved in a crash with a cyclist hours before he made the claims.

 

 

A man has been found guilty of running the illegal website "The Silk Road"


Ross Ulbricht was convicted of all seven charges in a US court, including drug trafficking and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

The Silk Road was a website only accessible through the 'dark web', which was used to buy and sell drugs.

He could face life in prison.

 

 

12 passengers still missing from plane crash in Taiwan

The search continues for 12 people still missing after a plane crashed into a river in Taiwan.

31 people are known to have died in the incident, and 15 survivors have been rescued.

Authorities have said that the pilot and co-pilot are among the dead.

 

 

Incidents of anti-Semitism were at record levels in 2014.

That's according to the Community Security Trust, who is a group providing security for the Jewish community.

The Trust say the number of cases had more than doubled to over 1,000 in the past year.

They claim it's because of anti-Semitic reactions to the conflict in Gaza.

 

 

A robber armed with a gun threatens a shop in North London

A robber burst into a shop in North London, brandashing a gun and demanded money.

It was the first of three robberies that took place in December last year.

The suspect's been described as a tall white or European looking male - do you recognise him?

London Live has joined up with DCI Mick Neville of the Met Police to try and find London’s most wanted.

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