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13th November 2014

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Poppy installation dismantled: day 2

London Live have obtained more stunning images of the poppy display at Tower of London.

The pictures, taken by a drone, give an aerial view of what were 888,264 poppies that encircles the tower. The number of poppies is dropped as volunteers began dismantling the installation yesterday. The poppies will tour the country.

Miliband defiant after recent trashing

Ed Miliband has insisted he has emerged "stronger" from a "tough few days" of criticism. His comments come after widespread condemnation of his leadership and a slump in the polls. Yesterday, polls showed he was less popular than deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

The Labour leader is expected to say in a speech later today that his party will fight the next election on a commitment to make Britain work "for everyday people."

He is also expected to confront the UKIP threat to Labour from UKIP, and to declare his fight to make it to number 10.

Scientists anxious over space craft comet landing 

Scientists waiting to learn the fate of the spacecraft which yesterday made a historic landing on a comet but did not stay in place as planned.

Information from the Philae craft suggested it landed at least three times on the comet after it failed to attach to the surface on its first attempt.

The chief of the European Space Agency said the landing, after a 7 year journey, was a "big step".

£1.5 million jewel heist in Belgravia

£1.5 million worth of jewellery was stolen recently during a raid on a luxury home in Belgravia.

Police said the burglar struck as a couple watched television on the evening of October the 18th.

A £25,000 reward is being offered for any information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of those responsible and for the recovery of any stolen items.

Northern Line to be extended to Nine Elms and Battersea

Plans to extend the Northern Line to Nine Elms and Battersea have been given the green light.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin approved the £1 billion extension linking Nine Elms in south-west London to Kennington.

The project could bring up to 24,000 jobs and thousands of new homes and businesses to the heart of the capital.

Youtube introduce paid for features 

Content has been available to stream for free for almost a decade on Youtube, but things are now set to change.

Youtube will now start charging its millions of users for additional perks which offers extra features, including an option to watch without adverts.

Subscription fees to the site could lead to greater royalties for artists and record companies.

375 London "penguins" break world record for Children's Hospice

Londonders may have spotted a few hundred suspiciously human like penguins waddling around the capital last night. 

375 of them came together to break the guinness world record for “the largest gathering of people dressed as penguins.”

They were raising money for Richard House Children’s Hospice.

After the count, they took part in a 2km "Penguin Waddle" around City Hall and Tower Bridge.

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