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Squatters take over an office to provide a free Christmas dinner

A group of squatters have taken over an office near Trafalgar Square who are planning to open it tomorrow, on Christmas Day and provide a free festive lunch for homeless people.

It is in a protest against what they call is a housing crisis.

The 'Love Activists' as they call themselves, claim the building has ‘been taken by the people.’


The Chancellor accused of ‘Willful destruction’ of public services

George Osborne has been accused by his Liberal Democrat deputy of planning the "willful destruction" of key public services if the Conservatives win next May's general election.

Danny Alexander said the Chancellor of making £60bn of unnecessary cuts by 2020.

Danny Alexander claims the Treasury boss wants to "shrink the state", and warned that even deeper cuts would be needed to deliver the income-tax reduction.


Middle aged drinkers are cutting back on their booze

The consumption of alcohol by middle-aged drinkers has fallen by a fifth in the last 10 years according to research by University College London and Keele University.

Despite the numbers of statistics falling the study found wealthy middle class men are the group most likely to drink and are the least likely to cut back on drinking. 


Benedict Cumberbatch is the latest celebrity to join the save Soho campaign.

The Sherlock actor has joined a campaign that is warning that Soho is becoming gentrified, and loosing its charm.

Cumberbatch has joined famous faces including Stephen Fry, Paul O'Grady and actor Andy Serkis who are also supporting the campaign.


Three of the people killed in the Glasgow crash were from the same family

A special service will be held today in Glasgow to remember the 6 people who died when a bin lorry crashed into them.

Among the six who were killed were three members of the same family, Erin McQuade, who was 18, and her grandparents Jack and Lorraine Sweeney, who were all from Dumbarton.


Brentford football club have a signed a deal to develop their new stadium

The new 20,000 seater stadium will come with nearly 1000  homes  and shops.

The Bees have said the next step is for Hounslow Council to issue the necessary compulsory purchase orders forcing owners of land nearby to leave before it is built.


UKIP’s Roger Bird reinstated

The UKIP general secretary Roger Bird has been cleared of allegations of sexual harassment.

It comes after a disciplinary hearing over his relations with a would-be UKIP candidate, Natasha Bolter.

Roger Bird has been reinstated into the party, but he has agreed to leave his post early by mutual consent due to 'unfortunate publicity.'

Sony will release the controversial ‘The Interview’ movie

The controversial film about North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un will be released after all.

Sony Pictures originally scrapped its release after the company was was hacked.

Barack Obama said it was 'a mistake' for the entertainment giant to give into hackers.

The film will be on limited released from tomorrow.

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The capital's tallest landmark gets into the festive sprit

The Shard spire lit up the city's skyline to see us into Christmas Eve.

The Shard lightshow will feature individual displays every night until New Year's Eve, when it will feature a clock counting down to 2015.


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