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The ‘tears of joy’ and the shrug emoji are among the most popular ways phone users in the capital express themselves, the founder of Emojipedia revealed.
Posted: February 18, 2017, 5:15 pm
Spring will be in the air this weekend as a blast of warm air from the Americas brings milder weather to the capital and temperatures that could rival parts of the Mediterranean.
Posted: February 18, 2017, 1:08 pm
Croydon and Orpington men were part of a gang that held two people hostage, tortured them with an iron and a knife before tying them up and leaving them in a car boot.
Posted: February 18, 2017, 11:10 am
A fraudster has been jailed following his involvement in a fake land sale scam.
Posted: February 18, 2017, 10:11 am
Frustrated parents are petitioning for their summer-born children to be allowed to start school in reception at the age of five, rather than being missing out on a year of education.
Posted: February 17, 2017, 3:09 pm
Doctors say Britain looks to be heading for another large outbreak of scarlet fever.
Posted: February 17, 2017, 11:53 am
Wimbledon has the highest rate of teenagers applying to university in the country, as statistics show chances of applying for a degree course varies heavily depending on where you live.
Posted: February 17, 2017, 11:48 am
A Bromley benefit fraudster was sentenced for dishonestly claiming more than £4,000 in council tax discounts.
Posted: February 17, 2017, 11:33 am
A teenage gang, including twin brothers, who stabbed a 15-year-old and beat him with baseball bats “for no apparent reason” have been convicted of the attack.
Posted: February 16, 2017, 5:27 pm
Disruption hit London commuters after a cable fire started at South Bermondsey.
Posted: February 16, 2017, 2:42 pm
Nurseries, restaurants, dry cleaners and health and fitness groups are among 360 companies named and shamed by the government for underpaying thousands of workers nearly £1 million.
Posted: February 16, 2017, 2:40 pm
ASLEF drivers voted against an agreement that would have ended a bitter dispute with the franchise.
Posted: February 16, 2017, 1:50 pm
A highly infectious vomiting bug has been reported in schools across the UK, with parents being warned to know the general signs and symptoms.
Posted: February 16, 2017, 12:43 pm
One in eight parents in the east and south east of England blame frequent and stressful house moved caused by short rental tenancies for unsettling their children, figures show.
Posted: February 16, 2017, 8:16 am
A tree surgeon and father-of-one from Beckenham has been killed in an horrific chainsaw accident.
Posted: February 15, 2017, 6:00 pm
The UK have been given a “final warning” by the European Commission for repeatedly breaching the legal limit for air pollution.
Posted: February 15, 2017, 5:09 pm
Further misery was heaped on London commuters after Southern Rail drivers announced they would go on strike again.
Posted: February 15, 2017, 3:49 pm
A 14,000 square foot disused warehouse in St Mary Cray has been reinvented as a trampoline park by a father and son from Bromley despite stumbling blocks posed by the council.
Posted: February 15, 2017, 3:47 pm
A Bromley confectioner is offering customers the opportunity to print their selfies in 3D - using SWEETS.
Posted: February 15, 2017, 2:25 pm
A total of 83 firearms and 1,175 rounds of ammunition were handed in “no questions asked” during the Met’s one-week gun surrender, a 34 per cent rise on the previous two-week campaign.
Posted: February 15, 2017, 10:52 am
Talks between the Rail, Maritime and Transport union and Southern rail have broken down, prompting a threat of another strike.
Posted: February 15, 2017, 8:50 am
A dance instructor from Chislehurst who was recently awarded a BEM has spoken of the difficulty in raising enough money to keep her charity organisation going.
Posted: February 14, 2017, 12:10 pm
Randy south Londoners have admitted their favourite items of furniture to have sex on – including coffee tables, armchairs and even chests of drawers.
Posted: February 14, 2017, 11:32 am
The head of the Metropolitan Police will use his final speech to call for ‘more trust’ in armed police officers. The Commissioner of the Met Police, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, is due to address the Royal United Services Institute today, Tuesday, February 14, and will call for greater public support for firearms officers when they deal with terrorists and armed criminals. He is expected to say: “When people look at what we do, there should be less suspicion and more trust. “This a dangerous place to be - in two ways. We simply don't have enough people now wanting to do these jobs. The failure rate in training is high. "Secondly, we can't afford to have officers think twice because they fear the consequences of shooting someone. That's how they get shot, or the public gets hurt or a criminal gets away with a gun." Sir Bernard is also due to reveal that Met officers went to incidents involving firearms over 3,300 times in 2016, without firing a single shot at a suspect. However, he will also express concern that nearly 700 firearms were discovered in London last year, with 12 people shot dead by criminals. The Commissioner ordered an extra 600 specialist firearms officers after the terror attacks in Paris in November 2015, but has expressed concerns about the treatment of officers who are involved in shootings after one was charged with murder and then acquitted in 2015. So far over 400 extra officers have been trained or selected for specialist training. As those who volunteer face a demanding training course, which many do not pass, and those who retire need to be replaced, Sir Bernard will also highlight the importance of volunteers to the Met Police.
Posted: February 14, 2017, 8:03 am
London Fire Brigade is advising people to take care in their sexual escapades as penis ring removals have soared in the past year.
Posted: February 14, 2017, 12:00 am
A Bromley man has been jailed for attempting to perform a forced exorcism on a victim he had imprisoned in his home.
Posted: February 13, 2017, 3:05 pm
“Fate” brought a Bromley man together with the paramedic who saved his life, when he sat down next to him and recognised his voice.
Posted: February 13, 2017, 11:48 am
A new website has revealed the most popular names in the UK - and it's not what you might think. 
Posted: February 13, 2017, 11:37 am
Looking for a top rated restaurant to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year?
Posted: February 13, 2017, 11:29 am
Dating fraud has become a commonplace crime with the latest figures from City of London Police showing one victim reports dating fraud every three hours.
Posted: February 13, 2017, 9:54 am
Unseasonably warm weather could hit London this week, a welcome change following a cold snap that saw snow lash across capital over the weekend.
Posted: February 13, 2017, 7:42 am
A third of Britons back US president Donald Trump's controversial travel ban on people from a range of Muslim-majority countries, a new poll has found.
Posted: February 12, 2017, 11:38 am
A woman was taken to hospital with a head injury after being assaulted by another woman at Woolwich Arsenal station.

Police officers were called to the station on Friday evening at about 10.50pm and disrupted an altercation between two women.

Posted: February 12, 2017, 11:09 am
Hundreds of cyclists have staged a "die in" on the streets of London amid concerns about road safety.
Posted: February 11, 2017, 4:14 pm
Police in Bromley are appealing for the public's help in trying to find a missing 14-year-old girl from Penge.
Posted: February 11, 2017, 3:13 pm
Six men have been sentenced for a string of robberies across south London which netted them more that £120,000.
Posted: February 11, 2017, 10:44 am
The freezing temperatures are set to continue in London for weekend, with a windchill feel in the minus figures.
Posted: February 10, 2017, 4:19 pm
Freezing conditions served as a reminder to hundreds of student visitors at the Nazi death camps Auschwitz-Birkenau of the brutal conditions millions were forced to suffer.
Posted: February 10, 2017, 3:59 pm
A design team is starting works for a new car-free bridge across the Thames in central London.
Posted: February 10, 2017, 3:21 pm
The finalists for the annual British Kebab Awards have been announced and takeaways and restaurants from the News Shopper area dominate the list.
Posted: February 10, 2017, 12:28 pm
A rise in gang violence and miscarriages of justice will be the result of Croydon Magistrates’ Court’s extra cases from another court that is being closed down, it has been claimed.
Posted: February 10, 2017, 11:06 am
A woman was arrested after police found a cannabis farm while executing a search warrant in St Mary Cray.
Posted: February 10, 2017, 9:47 am
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has admitted problems facing the NHS in England are "completely unacceptable".
Posted: February 10, 2017, 7:41 am
Today is National Pizza Day so it is the perfect time to sample the best pizza south London has to offer.
Posted: February 9, 2017, 5:04 pm
Police are searching for a teenager who went missing from Penge and has connections to the Croydon area.
Posted: February 9, 2017, 3:13 pm
The iconic red phone box (K2) is becoming extinct as a new wave of modernised replacements arrive in London.
Posted: February 9, 2017, 1:23 pm
Plans to extend the Bakerloo line into Lewisham have been unveiled by Transport for London(TFL).
Posted: February 9, 2017, 1:12 pm
Pizza lovers will be pleased to hear that today is National Pizza Day, and the perfect time to celebrate one of the UK's favourite foods.
Posted: February 9, 2017, 11:20 am
A car fire in Locksbottom is causing traffic chaos.
Posted: February 8, 2017, 2:34 pm
Ten people were arrested and large amounts of class A and B drugs were found during dawn drugs raids across south-east London.
Posted: February 8, 2017, 10:10 am

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