Cyclists ride in central London where the proposed SkyCycle routes would be built

Plans for 136-mile 'SkyCycle' highways above London's rail lines to be put forward for consultation

The proposed plans - designed to improve safety for cyclists - would cost over £200m

Archaeologist James Best holding a Roman skull found during the building of a utility tunnel at Crossrail's Liverpool Street station site, London

Unlocking Roman London's underground secrets: Roman skulls unearthed at £14.8bn Crossrail project site

Bones may have been washed from a nearby burial site along River Walbrook

Major delays hit key commuter routes into Moorgate and Waterloo

Commuters endured more train travel misery today with major delays on busy routes.

No Broadgate buy for British Land

British Land's chief executive, Chris Grigg, has ruled out a swoop to buy back the 50 per cent stake in Broadgate, the City's biggest office estate, that it sold near the bottom of the market to Blackstone three years ago.

Broadgate up for grabs as British Land rules out bid

British Land boss Chris Grigg today ruled out a swoop to buy back the 50% stake in Broadgate, the City’s biggest office estate, it sold near the bottom of the market to Blackstone three years ago.

Early-morning fog disrupts flights from London airports

Early-morning fog disrupted flights at airports today.

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Newton Faulkner busks for Centrepoint

Album chart-topper Newton Faulkner took his music to the streets as he busked to raise awareness of youth homelessness.

Does anyone want to move into the Shard?

Although it is due to be completed next month, the 1,017ft London tower's office space is still empty – but its developers refuse to panic, reports Laura Chesters

Delays hit Liverpool Street and Docklands Light Railway services

Thousands of commuters suffered delays today after a series of problems hit the transport network in London, while train passengers were warned of continuing disruption to services because of another strike by drivers.

Five held over London stock exchange Occupy camp

Police arrested five people after a group of anti-capitalist protesters set up a temporary camp outside the London Stock Exchange following May Day demonstrations.

Nine held over racist football chants

Nine men were arrested today by police investigating suspected racist chanting by football fans.

Extravagance personified: Serra's 7 soars out of the Bay of Doha

The magnificent '7' adds an edge to Doha's gloss

Richard Serra reveals the inspiration behind his 80ft landmark to Jay Merrick

7/7 tube manager 'stopped from sending staff back to track after blast'

A station manager was stopped from sending London Underground staff down to the Tube track after a bomb ripped apart a train on July 7, he said today.

'Courageous' doctor thanked for comforting 7/7 victims

A doctor spoke today of her distress at being unable to do more to help dying victims of the 7/7 attacks.

Consuming Issues: Why food shops are becoming DIY superstores

Beep, beep ... BEEP! Being a checkout assistant surely can't be one of the most interesting jobs in what my school used to call "the world of work". Waiting in a queue of time-poor, mildly peeved shoppers is not much fun either. So there are unlikely to be many tears shed at the end of the traditional checkout, but it's a tearless revolution which causes me some internal harrumphing, and probably won't do the retailers much good either.

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