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Tower Hamlets trumped Kensington this month as London’s less glamorous boroughs showed the biggest increase in property asking prices, according to property website Rightmove.

Report on election 'fraud' dismissed as a whitewash

The Electoral Commission has concluded that there was no widespread evidence of voting fraud at last year's local and general elections, despite allegations at the time that the postal ballot system was being exploited.

Blackwall Tunnel closed 1,200 times in nine months

A busy tunnel which carries around 100,000 vehicles a day under the River Thames has been closed a "staggering" 1,200 times in the past nine months because drivers did not heed height restriction warnings - or ran out of fuel, according to a new report.

Canal searched in gun murders probe

Police divers were dredging a canal today after a tip-off that a gun used to murder two people almost five years ago was dumped there.

Labour in by-election triumph

Labour is celebrating a council by-election gain from Tories in a key parliamentary constituency.

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History repeats itself, but at least it's short and snappy

Lloyd's drive nets &#163;240,000

Lloyd's of London staff held their annual Rembrance Day service in the Underwriting Room of the Lloyd's Building in the City of London yesterday. The ceremony, in which the two-minute silence is marked by the ringing of the Lutine Bell, is organised by the Lloyd's branch of the Royal British Legion, which raised a record £240,000 for the London Poppy Appeal this year.

School fall girl dies in hospital

An 11-year-old girl who fell down a stairwell at school has died in hospital, it was confirmed today.

Labour outcast Lutfur Rahman wins mayoral election

A candidate for a mayoral election who was dumped by Labour then stood as an independent won the contest with more than half the vote early today.

Ken Livingstone faces expulsion from the Labour Party

Ken Livingstone faced calls for his expulsion from the Labour Party today after he joined a rival candidate on the campaign trail.

Schoolgirl plunges six floors down stairwell

A girl was badly injured when she fell down a stairwell at her school, police said today.

Alice-Azania Jarvis: 'A taste for renovating is making me feel old'

All this wedding chat (for those who didn't read last week, a quick disclaimer: Not mine. I repeat, not mine) is having a strange effect on me. It's making me feel old. Well, older, by which I mean approaching adulthood. Adulthood, you see, has always appeared an abstract, almost futuristic concept. Something which had yet to seem relevant to my life. Well, until now.

Hospice awarded patient's payout

A hospice has been awarded a payout in a landmark claim over the death of one of its patients from asbestos-related lung cancer.

Blair's top appointees to quit schools inspectorate

The two most senior executives at the education standards watchdog, Ofsted, are leaving their jobs as the school inspectorate faces a major review of its operations.

Office block sold at 74% mark-up

Hammerson will make a 74 per cent return by selling an office block in London's Docklands for £134m in a portfolio reshuffle aimed at unlocking capital for new buys.

Police attacked during anti-racist march

A man was being questioned today after gangs of youths attacked police officers following an anti-racist march, Scotland Yard said.

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