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Did that woman really start shuffling on First Dates?

This Is Local London: Did that woman really start shuffling on First Dates?

11:35pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Yes, yes she did. In a restaurant. To no music.

Row over provision of eye drug

This Is Local London: A row has broken out over the provision of a drug to treat an eye condition

11:31pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Allowing NHS doctors to offer a "cheap, safe and effective" drug to treat a common eye condition could release up to £102 million a year for other patient services but its access is being blocked by the pharmaceutical company behind it, health experts have claimed.

Everyone fell in love, and then swiftly out of love with a male model on First Dates

This Is Local London: Everyone fell in love, and then swiftly out of love with a male model on First Dates

11:25pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Is there really more to life than being really, really ridiculously good looking?

Murray marches into Miami semis

This Is Local London: Andy Murray clenches his fist after defeating Dominic Thiem (AP)

10:46pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Andy Murray overcame a spirited challenge from Dominic Thiem to reach the semi-finals of the Miami Open.

Hodgson: Kane keen to play for U21s

This Is Local London: Harry Kane, pictured, will have to get used to long seasons, warns Roy Hodgson

10:38pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Roy Hodgson has played down suggestions that Harry Kane will be exhausted by June and claims the young Tottenham forward is determined to go to the European Under-21 Championship.

Brown: Concussion calls for caution

This Is Local London: Mike Brown will not rush himself back to action ahead of time

10:35pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Mike Brown admitted he would adopt a "cautious" approach in recovering from his latest concussion setback.

5 things we were outraged about in tonight's episode of Billion Dollar Chicken Shop

This Is Local London: 5 things we were outraged about in tonight's episode of Billion Dollar Chicken Shop

10:25pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Who orders a salad in KFC?!

Camilla honey for sale in Fortnum's

This Is Local London: The Duchess of Cornwall at Fortnum & Mason in London at the launch of her limited batch of honey (Jeff Moore/Fortnum & Mason/PA)

9:06pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Retailer Fortnum & Mason is receiving a royal addition to its celebrated honey collection with the introduction of a new nectar from the Duchess of Cornwall.

64% say zero-hours contracts 'bad'

This Is Local London: The main parties diasgree over zero-hours contracts

6:42pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Almost two-thirds of voters think zero-hours contracts are bad for the economy, a survey has found.

Walking easier in high-tech 'boot'

This Is Local London: A boot-like exoskeleton can make walking seven per cent easier, a scientist claims

6:33pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

A boot-like exoskeleton has been developed that takes 7% of the effort out of walking.

Christians 'viewed with suspicion'

This Is Local London: Michael Gove said churches across the country daily offered 'thousands of quiet kindnesses' to those most in need

6:31pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Christians in contemporary Britain are being dismissed with a combination of condescension and suspicion, a senior Conservative minister has said.

Nicole Scherzinger to perform at Olivier Awards

This Is Local London: Nicole Scherzinger to perform at Olivier Awards

6:04pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

The singer will give a rendition from her time in musical Cats.

Terror charge teenager remanded

This Is Local London: Yahya Rashid appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court

5:54pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

A man was remanded in custody today charged with terror offences after he was arrested at Luton Airport having landed on a flight from Istanbul.

Avril Lavigne's shock reveal: 'I thought I was dying'

This Is Local London: Avril Lavigne's shock reveal: 'I thought I was dying'

5:01pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

The singer has told how she spent months in bed recovering from Lyme disease.

How likely are you to be eaten by a Walking Dead zombie based on your age, ethnicity and gender?

This Is Local London: How likely are you to be eaten by a Walking Dead zombie based on your age, ethnicity and gender?

5:01pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

We look at how picky the walkers in The Walking Dead are when it comes to their human snacks.

Three years for voyeuristic priest

This Is Local London: Father Anthony McSweeney arrives at Southwark Crown Court, London.

4:59pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

A "voyeuristic" Catholic priest has been jailed for three years for sexually abusing a vulnerable teenage boy at a children's home.

Code switch not easy - Powell

This Is Local London: Kevin Sinfield will switch codes at the end of the season

4:53pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Former England captain Kevin Sinfield has been warned he will be a "target" when he makes the switch to rugby union at the end of the season.

Sterling: I'm no money-grabber

This Is Local London: Raheem Sterling still has more than two years to run on his current £35,000-a-week deal

4:42pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling insists he is not "a money-grabber" after talks on a new contract were put on hold until the summer.

Balls accused of 40p tax assault

This Is Local London: Ed Balls says he would like to have fewer people in the 40p tax bracket

4:39pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Ed Balls has been accused of preparing a squeeze on middle income earners after he refused to rule out dragging more workers into higher rate tax.

Osborne rules out income tax rise

This Is Local London: George Osborne, pictured on the campaign trail at Pizza Express in Hove, ruled out increasing VAT, national insurance and income tax

4:39pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Chancellor George Osborne has said the Conservatives will not raise income tax or national insurance if they are returned to power in the General Election on May 7.

John Lennon's first wife Cynthia has died

This Is Local London: John Lennon's first wife Cynthia has died

7:36pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

She passed away after suffering from cancer.

Nuisance calls firm fined £80,000

This Is Local London: One complainant said the callers left them in fear of answering the phone

4:34pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

A personal injury claims company has been fined £80,000 by the privacy watchdog for making nuisance calls - in one case phoning a single household 470 times.

Major road closed amid cables blaze

This Is Local London: Police and firefighters on the scene, as police have declared a major incident over a blaze which began under the pavement of Kingsway in Holborn, London

4:33pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Police have declared a major incident over a blaze which began under the pavement of a main road in central London, the fire brigade said.

What happened to Justin Bieber's bum? (according to Twitter)

This Is Local London: What happened to Justin Bieber's bum? (according to Twitter)

4:25pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

It’s like SuBo’s ahem, “album party” all over again.

Tributes after Cynthia Lennon dies

This Is Local London: Julian Lennon was by his mother Cynthia's bedside when she died

4:22pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

The surviving Beatles have paid tribute to John Lennon's first wife, Cynthia, who has died from cancer.

Why do people on Twitter think Harry Styles got arrested?

This Is Local London: Why do people on Twitter think Harry Styles got arrested?

4:06pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Did Mr Styles get nicked?

Soap goes pop: Sarah Harding heads to Corrie and other soap cameos

This Is Local London: Soap goes pop: Sarah Harding heads to Corrie and other soap cameos

4:25pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Following news of Sarah Harding’s Coronation Street cameo, we look at other famous faces who’ve been in soaps over the years.

Yorkshire pounce for Pujara

This Is Local London: New Yorkshire signing Cheteshwar Pujara spent time last season at Derbyshire

3:28pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Yorkshire have signed India international Cheteshwar Pujara until the end of May after cancelling the contract of Younus Khan.

I'm going to keep seat, says Clegg

This Is Local London: Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg speaking with journalists from Scotland's national media at the Thomas Muir Coffee shop in Glasgow

3:19pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Nick Clegg said he was confident of remaining an MP despite a poll putting Labour ahead by two points in his constituency.

Mafia fugitive's sentence dropped

This Is Local London: A sketch of Domenico Rancadore when he appeared in court

2:43pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

A Mafia fugitive who was set to be extradited to Italy from the UK following a long legal battle has had his sentence dropped.

Baby killer jailed for ten years

This Is Local London: Paul and Ashlea Thomas have both been convicted of charges relating to the death of baby Oliver Sargent

2:39pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

The father of a "smiley and cheerful" 11-month-old boy convicted over his killing has been jailed for 10 years.

Top-four fate in our hands - Rooney

This Is Local London: Wayne Rooney says England are better than they showed in the first half in Turin

2:25pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Wayne Rooney knows Champions League qualification is Manchester United's to lose, making this weekend's clash with Aston Villa all the more important.

Russell Crowe: I don't pretend to be young

This Is Local London: Russell Crowe: I don't pretend to be young

2:16pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

The Water Diviner star, who is 50, is comfortable in his own skin.

Libertines promise fans new album is coming 'soon'

This Is Local London: Libertines promise fans new album is coming 'soon'

2:16pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Carl Barat and Pete Doherty are hard at work on their new music.

Most savers back pension reforms

This Is Local London: Next week's reforms mean people can take their pension how they wish rather than being required to buy an annuity

2:15pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Most pension savers who will have access to new retirement freedoms starting next week support the changes but fear there could be drawbacks, research has found.

Suchets play Classic April Fool

This Is Local London: Suchets play Classic April Fool

2:06pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

The famous brothers played a prank on Classic FM listeners.

Mice 'use music' to seduce partners

This Is Local London: Mice use music to seduce mates, research reveals

2:01pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Male mice sing like birds to serenade prospective mates, research has shown.

Suchets play Classic April Fool

This Is Local London: John and David Suchet play an April Fool prank on Classic FM listeners

1:57pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Classical music fans were left confused when actor David Suchet replaced his brother John behind the microphone on his radio show for an April Fool's prank.

Advice sought for annuity holders

This Is Local London: The Government's plans give five million people the right to sell the income they receive from their annuitites

1:47pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Pensioners looking to cash in their retirement annuity under plans set to come into force next year could be at risk of making a bad decision over its true worth, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has warned.

16m cars set for Easter getaway

This Is Local London: The RAC has forecast that four million motorists will be travelling on Good Friday and 4.5 million on Easter Sunday

1:42pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Roads will be jammed with around 16 million cars over Easter while those taking the train face disruption due to major engineering works.

Selfies quick and dumb - Schama

This Is Local London: Simon Schama says "the true object of art is endurance"

1:42pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Historian Simon Schama has spoken of his disdain for selfies, saying the craze constitutes "quick dumbness" rather than true art.

Earth biochemical balance 'change'

This Is Local London: Scientists found a condition called marine photic zone euxinia took place in one of Earth's prehistoric oceans

1:42pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

The Earth could be suffering from shifts in its biochemical balance similar to those believed to have wiped out half of all plant, animal and marine life 200 million years ago, according to research.

Absconding prisoner policy unlawful

This Is Local London: Judges at the High Court overruled the Justice Secretary

1:42pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling's policy of excluding prisoners from being transferred from closed prisons to more lenient open prison conditions if they have a history of absconding has been declared unlawful by the High Court.

Zaraah Abrahams joins the cast of The Knick

This Is Local London: Zaraah Abrahams joins the cast of The Knick

1:37pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

The former soap actress has signed up to star in a popular US series.

Mel B: Spice Girls will Always Be There for each other

This Is Local London: Mel B wants one more baby

1:37pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

The girlband members are like sisters according to Mel B – they argue sometimes, but they love each other deep down.

New Warwickshire deal for Bell

This Is Local London: Ian Bell has spent his entire county cricket career with Warwickshire

1:19pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

England batsman Ian Bell has signed a three-year contract extension with Warwickshire that will keep him at the club until the end of the 2017 season, the county have announced.

Madonna hints at tell-all book

This Is Local London: Madonna hints at tell-all book

1:16pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

If the Queen of Pop writes a book about her life it will reveal everything from start to finish, she has promised.

Julianne Moore 'cut from Turkish tourism ad'

This Is Local London: Julianne Moore 'cut from Turkish tourism ad'

1:06pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

The Oscar-winning Still Alice star was reportedly dropped from a promotional film.

What does historian Simon Schama think about selfies?

This Is Local London: What does historian Simon Schama think about selfies?

1:06pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

The craze for snaps of ourselves has been irking the TV presenter.

North ruled out of Clermont match

This Is Local London: George North has suffered a series of head injuries

12:58pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

Northampton will await expert opinion before deciding when George North will next play after confirming the Wales wing will miss Saturday's European Champions Cup quarter-final at Clermont Auvergne after his latest head injury.

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