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Past articles by Tom:

The incredible story behind that 'abandoned' plane you can see at Heathrow Airport

Sign up to FREE email alerts from MyLondon - MyWestLondon NewsSubscribeWhen you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time. You might be driving to Heathrow… → Read More

Exactly why Heathrow Airport doesn't have a Terminal 1

You've probably noticed that these days you never get to fly from T1 → Read More

The lost South London village totally knocked down by Henry VIII

Imagine being powerful enough to just totally remove a village from the map → Read More

The incredible story behind that 'abandoned' plane you can see at Heathrow Airport

Sign up to FREE daily email alerts from MyLondon - MyWestLondon NewsSubscribeWe will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see ourPrivacy Noticefor details of your data protection rights There's something extremely fascinating about abandoned places and things, from hospitals to London Underground stations, to landmarks and even planes. So the huge green aeroplane… → Read More

The forgotten London Underground station built in Hammersmith but never needed

It would be a bit of a nightmare if it still existed → Read More

London Underground tissue begging: What you should do if you spot it on the Tube or trains

So-called tissue begging - or tissue selling - is illegal, but there is another way to help people → Read More

These two fake Bayswater houses reveal a hidden secret of the London Underground's past

They are relics from a time when steam trains ran beneath the streets of London → Read More

The relatively unknown rule at NCP car parks all drivers should know

We've all reached that point of desperation in trying to find an on-street parking spot. That's it, you'll have to pay to go into a multistorey instead. And usually the nearest one will be an NCP. While you may begrudge handing over your hard-earned money to pay to park for an hour or two, the convenience can be a lifeaver. And there is a handy NCP tip which all drivers will be grateful to find… → Read More

What you can legally do if a car splashes you while driving through a puddle

Large puddles are risky to pedestrians and drivers → Read More

12 Aldi secrets according to a former employee

Shopping in Aldi, it's safe to say, can be a bit different to most other stores. It can be super busy, especially if you venture in on the weekend. And can anyone really cope with how fast the checkout staff are. The German-owned chain is well-known for being super-efficient. In a weekly shop comparison a shop at Aldi came to £13 cheaper than one at Asda - and now a staff member has lifted the… → Read More

The 17 things that make London 'the worst place to live'

Tell someone from around the rest of the country that you love living in London and you're bound to get a confused face in return. People who don't live here think they know literally everything there is to know about the city - and as far as they're concerned it must be a living hell. They've got it all worked out because they occasionally visit to go to the theatre. They know for sure they… → Read More

London Bridge live: Updates as police cordon off bridge amid reports of shooting

There are unconfirmed reports of a shooting at London Bridge. A witness told MyLondon that a man brandishing knives was spotted near the station. They reported seeing armed police arrive and shoot the man. The Metropolitan Police have confirmed they are dealing with an incident on London Bridge but are yet to provide any further details. Witnesses on Twitter also reported hearing gunshots.… → Read More

Warning that doing 90mph on the M25 will mean an instant ban isn't true

Ex-pro footballer Frank Sinclair posted the original tweet, which has been retweeted thousands of times → Read More

27 places without a London Underground station that should have one

What on earth does the Tube have against Bromley? → Read More

What you're supposed to do if frozen urine from a Heathrow or Gatwick plane hits your house

Incredibly - Heathrow actually offers official advice on what to do if it happens → Read More

The 11 awkward mistakes everyone's made on the London Underground

Come on, there's no escaping the fact you've done at least four of these → Read More

17 annoying things you should never do on the London Underground

We all know there are some unwritten rules. So we've written them down for the avoidance of doubt → Read More

Exactly who lives on the West London street among the most expensive in world

There are some familiar - and some not-so-familiar - famous faces who dwell in this exclusive street → Read More

The chilling moment Shane O’Brien smiled as he was jailed for life for the murder of Josh Hanson

Murderer Shane O’Brien - who spent four years on the run from the law - simply smiled as he was locked up for life for the savage killing of Josh Hanson. → Read More

21 hacks for Asda that should save you money every time you shop

The thought of the weekly shop at Asda or any other supermarket can bring both fear and enjoyment into our lives. There's plenty of fun to be had in the the aisles, while you dream of what delicious meals you can make for the family. While others hate the blinding fluorescent lights, trolley rage and scramble at the self-service tills. But everyone loves a bargain, so we have taken a look at… → Read More