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There were severe delays on the District line and hold-ups on the Hammersmith & Circle line

Bob Allison: Eurovision contestant who was fielded as one half of the British answer to the hitmaking Everly Brothers

The Eurovision Song Contest was inaugurated in 1956, and although the UK didn't win until Sandie Shaw's "Puppet on a String" in 1967, there were several near misses. The Allisons came second with "Are You Sure" in 1961, beaten by Jean-Claude Pascal's "Nous les amoureux".

Council Christmas card warns London tenants to 'pay your rent'

Postcard advises tenants not to 'overindulge' over the festive period

QPR unveil plans for a new 40,000-seat stadium in Old Oak, west London

QPR: Club announce 'exciting' plans for a new 40,000-seat stadium in Old Oak to cement their place in west London

The ambitious plans are part of club chairman Tony Fernandes's long-term vision for the club after they admitted their current home Loftus Road had 'no option of expanding'

House prices in London and the South-east are rising fast

North-South house price divide: turning into a chasm?

With the cost of homes in London soaring as rich overseas buyers 'colonise' the capital, some of the hidden effects are revealed

Mohamed Al Fayed unveils a statue in tribute to Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson statue set to be removed from Fulham stadium Craven Cottage at Mohamed Al Fayed's request

The former Cottagers owner wants to take the statue to another of his properties

Iain Duncan Smith is facing criticism that Universal Credit leaves some families worse off

Working families will be ‘worse off’ under Universal Credit scheme

Some working families will be worse off under Iain Duncan Smith's flagship Universal Credit - even though it was intended to encourage people back into work, according to research published today.

Mitie wins lucrative deals

Mitie, the outsourcer that is catering at the Chelsea Flower Show, said yesterday that switching to longer and more lucrative contracts had triggered a 5.4 per cent rise in pre-tax profit to £111.1m in the year to April.

Piccadilly Circus Tube station

Staff vote for industrial action on four Tube lines

Piccadilly line workers vote for strike in row over agreements and procedures, while drivers on Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and Circle lines have voted for action over introduction of new trains

Boxing: Erik Morales hit with ban

The Mexican veteran Erik Morales, winner of world titles at four different weights, has been suspended from boxing for two years after testing positive for the banned drug clenbuterol.

Merton, Hackney and Croydon see rising asking prices

Merton, Hackney and Croydon were the surprise beneficiaries this month as property buyers sniffed around for bargains in London’s less prestigious boroughs and pushed up asking prices, website Rightmove said today.

Mayall and Edmondson abandon 'Bottom' revival

A revival of the cult TV comedy Bottom by its creators, Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson, has been axed.

Abu Hamza's wife asked to leave council house

Radical cleric Abu Hamza's wife has been asked by her local authority to move out of the five-bedroom council house she lives in.

A view of Fulham's Craven Cottage

Fulham granted permission to expand Craven Cottage

Fulham have been granted permission to expand the capacity of Craven Cottage by 4,300 seats to 30,000.

Council offers Chelsea stadium help

Chelsea could get help from Hammersmith and Fulham Council to upgrade Stamford Bridge after their latest attempt to find a new stadium site failed.

Tube signal problems lead to Monday morning travel misery for London commuters

Tube passengers endured further travel misery today, with severe delays on three Underground lines.

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Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

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And it will trigger more war in future
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My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
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The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot
Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn