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Sherlock Holmes

Amazing things to do in London this October

By Moya Maxwell

Sherlock, Strictly, satire and sartorialism - there’s something for everyone this month. Moya Maxwell picks her faves

Vin+Omi

Vin+Omi: Behind the scenes at London Fashion Week 2014

By Vin and Omi

What it’s like to put on a fashion show, from the duo who’ve just done it

Technology and innovation - tree with lightbulbs

Check out this series of inspirational debates and discussions in London, October 2014 - February 2015

From Alain du Botton to Google, The Midtown Big Ideas Exchange is well worth checking out

The Queen with Crowne Prince Pavlos of Greece

Who are the 100 most connected women in Britain?

From the Queen to George Clooney’s wife Amal Alamuddin to Boris’ executive assistant – women from all walks of life have made it to GQ’s list of the 100 most connected women in Britain.

Putney Bridge

Putney Bridge reopens after £1.25m repairs. Here are some of London’s other remarkable bridges

By Harry Cockburn

Putney Bridge has re-opened this morning after undergoing a significant repair operation to protect the Victorian structure from water penetration.

Ferrari 458 Italia

Total recall: Ferrari recalls £200,000 cars as owners can get stuck in boots

Ferrari has had to recall 3,000 of its £200,000 F458 Italia and F458 Spider models. Why? Because the latch that opens the boot from inside only works when the car is moving. 

Dr Dre

Hip hop pays top dollar to its stars – but who is the richest of them all?

By Harry Cockburn

Sean “Diddy”/“Puff Daddy”/“P Diddy” Combs has long been top-dog in the hip hop earnings stakes, with a $60m empire made up from drinks, clothing and TV deals.

Lobby of the Cumberland Hotel

Vin + Omi: Adding value to your spaces with creative collaborations

By Vin and Omi

Designers Vin + Omi give us an exclusive look at the workings of a creative partnership with London’s exclusive Cumberland Hotel

Southbank skater

Southbank Centre skaters to stay for long term, thwarting redevelopment plans

By Harry Cockburn

Skateboarders embroiled in a battle to keep the famous skate park at the undercroft on the South Bank have emerged victorious after campaigning to keep the park open.

Constable Hay Wain

Preview - Constable: The Making of a Master at the V&A

By Harry Cockburn

Constable has long occupied a tranquil, homely corner in the hearts of British art lovers. His leafy landscapes are famed for their easy celebration of the quiet drama of the countryside. His winding rivers and relaxed rural scenes seem to be straightforward recreations of idealised natural beauty.

Fat Man

Fit for work? NHS chief urges tax breaks for companies tackling obesity

By Harry Cockburn

Businesses in the UK could be encouraged to help tackle rising obesity in the UK with tax breaks for firms introducing slimming clubs and health activities for employees.

npower football

And the award for the WORST company in the UK for customer service goes to...

npower has bagged the not-at-all coveted title of the worst company for customer service in the UK.

London Eye

Londoners boo Boris for charging £10 to see New Year's Eve fireworks display

Londoners booed Boris today for making the capital’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display a paid and ticketed event.

Westfield, Stratford City

Westfield Stratford evacuated after suspect package found

Update: Shops were re-opened after the incident was stood down by Met Police.

Great Scotland Yard

Great Scot! Former police HQ Great Scotland Yard to become £10,000-a-night hotel

By Harry Cockburn

“Ello, ello, ello”, is probably not what the person at the front desk at Great Scotland Yard will utter when you stroll into the lobby, as the former police HQ is set to be turned into a £10,000-a-night five-star hotel.

Punch face

Portuguese professor pans “promiscuous” and “pathologically violent” Brits in bestselling book

By Harry Cockburn

A Portuguese professor at Imperial College, who is an expert in theoretical physics, has turned his hand away from slamming particles together, to instead slam all aspects of bad British behaviour in a bestselling book.

Quentin Blake Roald Dahl BFG

It's Roald Dahl Day tomorrow. Here are 10 marvellous quotes from the author

By Harry Cockburn

“Don’t gobblefunk around with words”, the BFG tells Sophie in Roald Dahl’s famous tale of a friendly dream-blowing giant.

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