Northern Line signal failure causes Tube chaos

A signal system failure hit a busy Tube line today, causing severe delays in the morning rush-hour.

Boris Johnson attacks union for London bus strike

A war of words is raging after two-thirds of bus services in London were cancelled because of a strike by thousands of workers in a dispute over an Olympic bonus.

Bus strike threatened in bid for Olympic gold

Thousands of bus drivers are set to go on strike in London today after talks over a bonus payment for working during the Olympic Games broke down last night.

Eleventh hour talks to avert bus strikes held

Last-ditch talks aimed at averting a strike by London bus workers over an Olympic bonus got under way today.

Pair jailed over 'Boris bike' scam

Two fraudsters were jailed today for swindling up to £42,000 from the "Boris bike" scheme.

London bus staff to strike over Olympic pay row

Thousands of London bus workers will go on strike next Friday in a row over extra pay for working during the Olympics.

Parking tickets issued every 4.6 seconds

Local councils handed out an increased number of parking tickets last year despite cutting back on traffic wardens.

Minicab firm Addison Lee loses Government contract over bus lane rebellion

Minicab company Addison Lee, which urged its drivers to use bus lanes, has lost its Government contract, it was announced today.

Twitter reports by the RMT union had claimed the obstruction had been caused by a tunnel collapse, however, the union later clarified that the incident had in fact been caused by a bump in the tunnel wall caused by rain water

Tube hit by disruption amid claims of 'collapsed tunnel'

Services suspended for much of the morning between Piccadilly Circus and Elephant and Castle causing severe delays along the rest of the line

Talks to be held over Tube action

Talks which will be aimed at averting a 72-hour strike by London Underground maintenance workers are to be held tomorrow.

Tube maintenance workers to go on 72 hour strike

Workers who maintain and upgrade Tube lines on London Underground are to strike for 72 hours next week in a dispute over pensions and benefits.

TfL slams minicab firm Addison Lee for instructing drivers to use bus lanes

London’s leading minicab firm has instructed its drivers to risk fines of up to £1,000 by using the capital’s bus lanes.

Tube maintenance staff to go on strike, says RMT

Workers who maintain and upgrade Tube lines on London Underground have voted to go on strike in a dispute over pensions and benefits.

Power cut hits 90,000 after blaze

A blaze at a goods yard which ran underneath an electricity line caused almost 90,000 properties to be without power this afternoon.

Fanny Blankers-Koen, left, wins the 200m at the 1948 London Olympics; her name on the commemorative Tube map will replace either Mary Decker or Zola Budd

Fanny takes the Tube: new London victory for the Flying Dutchwoman

Protest sees Blankers-Koen promoted to Transport for London's Olympic map

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee