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Past articles by Anna:

Kensington live: Updates as man killed and 2 people rushed to hospital in high street crash

The incident take place just after 8pm this evening → Read More

Full list of DWP benefits changes and Universal Credit rises coming in England as Londoners could get £129 extra per month

A number of changes are coming for people on means-tested benefits this year, as Londoners could be given an extra £129.75 per month. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has laid out the changes coming to the income support system this year, including changes to the number of hours you need to work to claim Universal Credit, the number of people required to meet a work coach, and the… → Read More

Uxbridge, Hounslow and Harrow among West London towns that could be named England's worst place to live

Uxbridge, Hounslow and Harrow residents might be fond of their neighbourhoods - but the same can't be said for the rest of the UK. The three West London towns are all in the ever-shrinking shortlist of places which could be named 'the worst place to live in England' in 2023. Britain's worst places to live are chosen by members of the public, in a massive annual vote conducted by ilivehere. The… → Read More

London Underground live: Updates as person killed by train at Central line Tube station

A person has been killed by a London Underground train in West London this morning (Tuesday, January 3). The British Transport Police are not treating the death as suspicious after they rushed to East Acton station to reports of a casualty on the tracks just before 6am. BTP confirmed the person was struck by a Central line train on the westbound platform. The London Ambulance Service also raced… → Read More

London weather: City set for 21 hours of rain in a day as new maps show fresh wave of downpours on their way

After a brief window of respite after London's drizzly Christmas, the capital is set for another washout later today (Tuesday, January 3). The Met Office is warning Londoners to brace themselves for a "wet and windy" Tuesday, with 21 hours of rain forecast between 9am today (January 3) and 7am tomorrow (January 4). Across London and the South East, Tuesday will be windy with possible coastal… → Read More

London Underground live: Updates as Central line service part suspended after 'casualty on the track'

There is no service on the Central line between White City and Leytonstone → Read More

London man's map shows city's 'most gentrified' areas and the difference in 10 years is startling

A new map reveals the scale of gentrification in London since 2011 → Read More

DWP's Cold Weather Payment: How to get £25 bonus as freezing London weather continues

As a bitter cold snap continues across the UK, many people will be wondering if they are eligible for a Cold Weather Payment. The one-off government payments of £25 which help households with energy bills are sent out to certain low-income households when the temperature in their area drops to zero degrees Celsius or below for long enough. The threshold for the payments is met if the average… → Read More

Winter Wonderland stabbing: Man, 24, slashed 'in neck' in Hyde Park Christmas fair

A man has been rushed to hospital after being stabbed in the neck at Winter Wonderland last night (Sunday, December 11). A 24-year-old man was slashed in the neck in Hyde Park. The Met Police rushed to the Christmas fair at around 9.25pm and found the victim with slash injuries. Footage shared by a witness on TikTok showed Met Police officers unfurling police tape as they directed people away… → Read More

Harrow police live: Updates as 'armed' officers arrest 4 men after 'violent street fight'

Four men have been arrested after a violent street fight in North West London this afternoon (Wednesday, December 7). A group of "armed men" were caught fighting at Lime Close, in Harrow, at around 3.18pm today, according to police. Police rushed to the scene of the fight, and chased the men as they tried to flee. Police caught four men, who were detained and arrested on suspicion of going… → Read More

London weather: Will I get a cold weather payment if the temperature drops below freezing for 5 days?

Find out if you are eligible and when you should get paid → Read More

'A Met Police officer commented on what I was wearing after I was drugged and raped at home'

Juliana said she was 'frightened' by the officer's behaviour → Read More

'I tried the weird Poundland hack which is meant to keep your house warm with no heating and it was effective... sort of'

There are a number of activities I could have expected to find myself doing on a chilly November evening, but mounting hot bricks on a cookie tray wasn't one of them. Still, desperate times call for desperate measures, and since some people swear by it, I would have been a fool not to try the Poundland hack which is meant to keep your house warm without turning the heating on. I've been trying… → Read More

The London neighbourhood with no budget supermarkets like Aldi, Lidl and Asda where food costs are 'sky high'

This neighbourhood is a vacuum for cheap supermarkets → Read More

Sudbury 'murder': Friend of stabbing victim, 21, 'mistakenly arrested while trying to save him as he bled to death'

Police confirmed a man was arrested on suspicion of murder then later released without charge → Read More

M&S food item that is cheaper than at Tesco, Asda, Aldi and Morrisons

A TikToker has shocked shoppers by revealing a family favourite to be cheaper in the more upmarket supermarket → Read More

Woman, 40s, sexually assaulted in Ealing as police hunt for man

If you see this man, call police on 101 immediately → Read More

Cost of Living: 'I tried a Sainsbury's 'feed your family for £5' recipe and immediately regretted it'

I had high hopes for the Sainsbury's 'Feed your family for a fiver' recipe section, when I first stumbled across it. This special section of the supermarket's website, which currently features 17 recipes to feed a family of four, proudly boasts that it's back with a bang, "right when you need it." Pay day was looming, which meant cheap meals were a necessity. I perused the selection, and to… → Read More

The London Underground and National Rail hacks that can save an average commuter £3.40 a day

Savvy passengers could be saving huge amounts by using these hacks → Read More

New map shows London boroughs where you are most likely to have breathing problems and die younger

Londoners could have shorter life spans depending on where they live due to air pollution levels → Read More