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UK, Spain police break up major international fraud ring

Over 100 alleged fraudsters who funded their lavish lifestyles by duping British victims out of millions of pounds in a fake-share scam have been arrested in an international crackdown. The City of London Police and their Spanish counterparts swooped in Barcelona, Madrid, Marbella and London this week, leading to the…

‘Murder, She Wrote’ star Angela Lansbury returns to London’s West End after 40 years

British-American actress Angela Lansbury, star of "Murder, She Wrote", is returning to London's West End for the first time in nearly 40 years -- in the same theatre where her mother made her debut in 1918. Lansbury will reprise her Broadway role as……

Concrete leaks snarl London Underground traffic

London commuters suffered rush-hour chaos on Thursday after fast-setting concrete was accidently leaked into a signal control room at a major underground train station. A stretch of London Underground’s (LU) key Victoria line was closed, forcing tens of thousands of travellers to seek alternative routes home, after contractors working at…

London teenager dies of suspected ecstasy overdose

A 16-year-old teenager who died after a suspected ecstasy overdose at an illegal London rave was described by his teacher Tuesday as "a boy of huge potential" as police charged two men over the supply of drugs. Paramedics were called in the early hours……

London ‘dethrones’ Paris as world’s top tourist destination — or does it?

Strong growth in visitor numbers to London last year may threaten the French capital’s proud title as the world’s number-one tourist destination – a claim some say is politically motivated and impossible to verify. Record numbers of tourists travelled to London in 2013, and Paris is expecting the past year…

Jury finds London police lawfully killed man whose death sparked 2011 riots

An inquest jury concluded that police lawfully killed a man whose shooting in 2011 sparked deadly riots across the country. Family members and supporters of Mark Duggan shouted obscenities and smashed a door after the decision was read out at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. The 29-year-old father…

Crossrail: Britain’s $24 billion infrastructure project will transform London

Crossrail is not just about engineering: artists, designers and archaeologists are all involved.  Sometimes, when flying over a landscape, you see a seam of unexpected fecundity – lush trees, richer green – that indicates the presence of water or a change to a more fertile soil. Something similar is happening…

London police rescue three women held captive in domestic slavery for 30 years

British police on Thursday rescued three women from a house in London where they are believed to have been held as slaves for at least 30 years. Scotland Yard police headquarters said the victims were a 69-year-old Malaysian, a 57-year-old Irish woman and a 30-year-old Briton. The women were described…

Three teenagers stab and rob man of ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ copy

Three British teenagers have been charged over the stabbing and robbery of a man who was walking home after buying the blockbuster videogame “Grand Theft Auto V”, police said on Saturday. The 23-year-old victim was attacked in London in the early hours of Tuesday as he made his way home…

UK holds 12 over ‘sophisticated’ cyber plot to steal millions from Santander bank

British police said Friday they have arrested 12 men over a “sophisticated” plot to remotely take control of a computer at a branch of Santander bank and steal millions of pounds. Police found a device fitted to a computer in a branch of the bank in London which would have…

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