Rolf Harris, the royal artist and television entertainer, has denied sexually assaulting four girls - the youngest aged seven - in a string of alleged attacks said to have spanned nearly two decades.
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Sunday 29 April 2012
He came, he chatted, he bent a pipe. The London mayoral race entered its final week with Ken Livingstone trailing Boris Johnson, as the Labour candidate struggled to get out of second gear.
Urban growth: A gardening guru is getting children hooked on the joys of growing fruit and vegetables
Saturday 28 April 2012
Tom Moggach has a way of falling silent in the middle of a sentence, as though he's just remembered something he ought to be doing. When it first happened, I fully expected that he'd excuse himself from our conversation and dash out of his house into north London's busy streets. He has plenty of reasons to do so.
Tuesday 24 April 2012
Two men have been jailed for money laundering following a £2.3 million fraud against the Olympic Delivery Authority.
Friday 20 April 2012
Originally published as a Victorian periodical, London Labour and the London Poor "would have been an extraordinary achievement no matter who had written it," notes Robert Douglas-Fairhurst in his astute introduction. "Coming from Mayhew, it was close to a miracle."
Sunday 15 April 2012
A new band of pilgrims will take to the Old Kent Road this week to relive The Canterbury Tales
Saturday 24 March 2012
It's funny how the personality of a TV celebrity can permeate a place he owns. Gregg Wallace comes across on MasterChef as a no-nonsense, don't-muck-about, straight-talking, plain-dealing kind of geezer, not a foodie, certainly not a cook, just a chap who loves his food and appreciates it in big quantities. His most characteristic utterance in praise of a dish is, "I could polish off a 'ole plate of that". When you visit his new restaurant, Gregg's grinning visage keeps turning up in your head, beaming encouragement, defying you to find fault and criticise his down-home style.
Friday 23 March 2012
JLS are all over this year's Sport Relief – they've recorded the official single, they're on TV, at the O2, and running The Mall. Alan Carr meets the chart-toppers.
Friday 23 March 2012
The Imperial War Museum in London has submitted plans for a £35m overhaul, which will create new First World War galleries in time to commemorate the centenary of the conflict in 2014.
Wednesday 21 March 2012
Rising knife crime in London, youth gangs out of control, and helpless lawmakers attempting to curb the fighting by banning certain types of blade. It may sound familiar, but this was the London of William Shakespeare's day, and gives an insight into one of his most enduring love stories.
Saturday 17 March 2012
An alleged hacker has appeared in court accused of conspiring with three British teenagers to bring down the websites of the CIA and the UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency.
Wednesday 07 March 2012
Secularists hit back yesterday at the Roman Catholic church's drive against plans to legalise gay marriage, following the publication of a letter from the Archbishop of Westminster calling on Catholics to oppose same-sex weddings.
Wednesday 07 March 2012
The Catholic Church is to continue its drive against plans to legalise gay marriage with a letter from the Archbishop of Westminster calling on Catholics to oppose same-sex weddings, which will be read out at every mass in England and Wales this Sunday.
Tuesday 06 March 2012
A young mentally ill man who died in Brixton prison had repeatedly asked to be transferred to hospital for treatment, a coroner's court was told yesterday.
Monday 20 February 2012
A cross-eyed arsonist who set fire to a shop and post office during the August riots has been jailed for eight years, after police spotted his unusual eyes on CCTV.
Friday 17 February 2012
Even in 1952, with the best years of his movie career behind him, Charlie Chaplin had one of the biggest names in Hollywood. But according to newly released MI5 files the authorities were not convinced it was really his: asked by a suspicious US to investigate Chaplin's early years in England, British intelligence officers were unable to locate the star's birth records.
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