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Murderers and rapists among hundreds on run after breaking release conditions

This Is Local London: Offenders released on licence can be recalled to custody if they commit a further crime or if there is a deterioration in their behaviour

1:15pm Thursday 30th July 2015

Murderers and rapists are among hundreds of criminals on licence who are still at large despite breaking their release terms, new figures show.

Ministers call for end to "barbaric hunting" after Cecil the lion killed

This Is Local London: Cecil the lion was killed in Zimbabwe (Andy Loveridge/Wildlife Conservation Research Unit/AP)

1:15pm Thursday 30th July 2015

The death of Cecil the lion has prompted UK ministers to write to the Zimbabwean government to offer help in protecting threatened species.

Labour vetting phone calls to stop infiltration by 'various socialist parties'

This Is Local London: Harriet Harman said supporters of other parties had no right to vote in the Labour leadership election

1:14pm Thursday 30th July 2015

Labour is listening in to the phone calls of activists signing up to vote in the leadership race to stop "various socialist parties" infiltrating the movement, Harriet Harman has said.

Donald Trump 'expects' to win US presidential race

This Is Local London: Donald Trump said that his US presidential campaign has been going 'really well'

1:14pm Thursday 30th July 2015

Businessman Donald Trump has said he expects to win the US presidential race after he flew into Scotland.

Watch Simon Pegg as Harry Potter's drunk friend Ron Weasley

This Is Local London: Watch Simon Pegg as Harry Potter's drunk friend Ron Weasley

1:02pm Thursday 30th July 2015

The Mission: Impossible star may have had too many butterbeers as he appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s show.

Personal injury claims 'pushing up motor insurance costs'

This Is Local London: The cost of motor insurance is being pushed up by a fresh wave of claims for personal injury, it is suggested

1:00pm Thursday 30th July 2015

The cost of motor insurance is being pushed up by a fresh wave of claims for personal injury such as whiplash, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI).

Coe boost in IAAF presidency race

This Is Local London: Sebastian Coe is edging closer to winning the IAAF presidency

12:44pm Thursday 30th July 2015

Sebastian Coe has edged closer to securing the IAAF presidency after winning public declarations of support of 12 European countries.

Zayn Malik left the band to make "real music" and One Direction fans are not sure how to take that

This Is Local London: Zayn Malik left the band to make "real music" and One Direction fans are not sure how to take that

12:43pm Thursday 30th July 2015

Twitter went into uproar after Zayn tweeted about making “real music”, with some taking it as a dig at One Direction.

Alexander Litvinenko inquiry: Scientific evidence 'condemns Lugovoi and Kovtun'

This Is Local London: The last photo taken of poisoned spy Alexander Litvinenko alive (Litvinenko Inquiry/PA)

12:34pm Thursday 30th July 2015

Two suspects wanted over the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko have "no credible answer" to the scientific evidence against them, the inquiry into the spy's killing has heard.

EU referendum: Ukip will take lead in No campaign, says Nigel Farage

This Is Local London: Ukip leader Nigel Farage during a speech supporting the No campaign in the upcoming EU referendum

12:34pm Thursday 30th July 2015

Ukip will "take the lead" in the campaign for a No vote in the upcoming EU referendum, party leader Nigel Farage has said.

How Top Gear fans reacted to Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond signing a deal with Amazon

This Is Local London: How Top Gear fans reacted to Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond signing a deal with Amazon

12:19pm Thursday 30th July 2015

The reactions have been a very mixed bag.

Jeremy Clarkson v Chris Evans: Which motoring host will come out on top?

This Is Local London: Jeremy Clarkson v Chris Evans: Which motoring host will come out on top?

12:19pm Thursday 30th July 2015

We look at how the two presenters measure up to one another.

Anne Reid and Derek Jacobi to dance Last Tango In Halifax

This Is Local London: Anne Reid reveals Derek Jacobi's hospital cocktail hour

12:19pm Thursday 30th July 2015

The BBC One drama could end in 2016, according to actress Anne.

Ex-Top Gear trio Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May on why they signed with Amazon

This Is Local London: Ex-Top Gear trio Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May on why they signed with Amazon

11:27am Thursday 30th July 2015

Jeremy Clarkson joked he felt he was boarding a spaceship after signing with the online streaming service.

Cara Delevingne bites back over awkward interview

This Is Local London: Cara Delevingne bites back over awkward interview

11:17am Thursday 30th July 2015

The model-turned-actress said Good Day Sacramento didn’t understand her British sense of humour.

Police hunt Robin Reliant driver who went on level crossing rampage

This Is Local London: Screen grabbed image taken from video issued by British Transport Police of a Robin Reliant crashing through a level crossing in Nottinghamshire (British Transport Police/PA)

11:14am Thursday 30th July 2015

A Robin Reliant has been caught on camera crashing through a level crossing, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.

Thomas Cook expects £39m hit after Tunisia terror attack and Greece debt crisis

This Is Local London: Peter Fankhauser believes Tunisia's tourist industry will recover from events in Sousse

11:14am Thursday 30th July 2015

Travel operator Thomas Cook today warned of a £39 million earnings hit from the combined impact of the terrorist atrocity in Tunisia, the Greek debt crisis and the weakening of the euro.

Funeral for undiscovered M9 crash victim John Yuill

This Is Local London: John Yuill and Lamara Bell lay for three days in a crashed car despite it being reported to police (Police Scotland/PA)

11:13am Thursday 30th July 2015

A funeral is being held for the victim of a car crash which went undiscovered by police for three days.

The Kray Twins: We tour the streets they once ruled

This Is Local London: The Kray Twins: We tour the streets they once ruled

11:27am Thursday 30th July 2015

We walk in the footsteps of The Kray Twins ahead of a new film about the renowned gangsters.

Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May sign with Amazon

This Is Local London: James May and Richard Hammond 'didn't want to do Top Gear without Jeremy Clarkson'

10:58am Thursday 30th July 2015

The Top Gear stars have signed a deal to host a new show on Amazon’s streaming service.

55 priests defrocked for sex abuse since 2001

This Is Local London: Figures show how many priests have been defrocked

10:35am Thursday 30th July 2015

More than 50 priests in England and Wales have been defrocked for clerical sex abuse since 2001, new figures show.

Fifty pupils a day suspended from school for assaulting an adult

This Is Local London: Pupils aged five to 11 were suspended 11,420 times for physical assault against an adult in state-funded primary schools in 2013/14

10:23am Thursday 30th July 2015

Fifty pupils a day are suspended from school for assaulting an adult, new figures have revealed.

BBC's The Voice to swap channels to ITV?

This Is Local London: BBC's The Voice to swap channels to ITV?

10:19am Thursday 30th July 2015

Could BBC’s singing competition The Voice be heading over to rival channel ITV?

WBA order Crolla-Perez rematch

This Is Local London: Anthony Crolla, left, has been granted an immediate rematch after a controversial decision

10:01am Thursday 30th July 2015

Anthony Crolla has been granted an immediate rematch of his world lightweight title fight against Darleys Perez.

Mad Men's Vincent Kartheiser finds relief in new role

This Is Local London: Mad Men's Vincent Kartheiser finds relief in new role

9:46am Thursday 30th July 2015

The actor, best known for playing sly Pete Campbell in Mad Men, plays a morally upright leader in Saints And Strangers.

Chris Evans signs up Big Breakfast producer for Top Gear

This Is Local London: Chris Evans is going on air, in the air from the cockpit of a Spitfire

9:18am Thursday 30th July 2015

The former Big Breakfast friends are to reunite for the new series of BBC’s motoring show Top Gear.

Ex-Top Gear trio Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May sign for Amazon

This Is Local London: James May, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond have signed a deal for a new motoring show with Amazon (Amazon/PA)

9:16am Thursday 30th July 2015

Former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have signed a deal for a new motoring show with Amazon.

John Legend goes Underground for new musical role

This Is Local London: John Legend goes Underground for new musical role

9:08am Thursday 30th July 2015

The Ordinary People singer will take on music duties for WGN America’s new show, Underground.

Doctor Who, Star Wars and Star Trek items up for auction

This Is Local London: Doctor Who, Star Wars and Star Trek items up for auction

8:49am Thursday 30th July 2015

Items from some of the top Hollywood movies including James Bond and Star Wars are on sale.

Police face probe after boy, 17, dies in London canal

This Is Local London: Police are investigating the death of a boy in a London canal

8:00am Thursday 30th July 2015

A police force faces a watchdog investigation after a 17-year-old boy died in a canal while being chased by officers.

Debt warning as university tuition fees tipped to rise to £10,000 a year

This Is Local London: Some students will never be able to repay their loans, research suggests

7:58am Thursday 30th July 2015

Tuition fees at some universities could reach £10,000 a year by 2020, it has been suggested.

Average person 'spends nearly a decade watching TV'

This Is Local London: A decade in front of a TV screen is what is in store for the average person

7:48am Thursday 30th July 2015

The average person spends almost a decade of their lives in front of the TV , according to research.

Police probe into Sir Cyril Smith claims closed due to lack of evidence

This Is Local London: Sir Cyril Smith was never prosecuted

7:48am Thursday 30th July 2015

A police probe into claims former Liberal MP Sir Cyril Smith was released by officers after being found in possession of child pornography has closed due to a lack of evidence.

RBS posts losses of £153m after banking scandal fines

This Is Local London: Royal Bank of Scotland took another 1.3 billion pound hit for banking scandal fines and warned of more charges to come

7:48am Thursday 30th July 2015

Taxpayer-backed Royal Bank of Scotland has dropped back into the red during the first half of its year after taking another £1.3 billion hit for banking scandal fines and warned of more charges to come.

Anderson was spurred on by Lord's

This Is Local London: England's James Anderson was focused after a poor showing at Lord's

7:27am Thursday 30th July 2015

James Anderson admits his wicketless showing at Lord's spurred him on to his best Ashes bowling figures on day one of the third Investec Test.

Di Maria 'close' to PSG move

This Is Local London: Angel Di Maria had a disappointing first year at Old Trafford and could now leave

6:28am Thursday 30th July 2015

Laurent Blanc claims Paris St Germain are close to completing the signing of Manchester United midfielder Angel Di Maria.

Anderson eyeing Ashes improvement

This Is Local London: Record-breaker James Anderson still sees room for self-improvement

6:23am Thursday 30th July 2015

James Anderson can celebrate his birthday with six more Test wickets to add to his national-record tally - but he believes he can bowl much better than he did for his Ashes-best figures at Edgbaston.

Boyata buoyed by late Celtic winner

This Is Local London: Celtic's Dedryck Boyata, left, headed in a corner from Kris Commons on Wednesday night

6:16am Thursday 30th July 2015

Dedryck Boyata's late goal gave Celtic a Champions League advantage over Qarabag and the confidence to complete the job in Azerbaijan next week.

Chung: FIFA needs non-European boss

This Is Local London: It will be "very difficult" for Michel Platini, pictured, to have meaningful reform at FIFA, according to Chung Mong-joon

6:13am Thursday 30th July 2015

Michel Platini has been criticised by a rival for the FIFA presidency as "a product of the system".

United punished by PSG

This Is Local London: A mistake from Phil Jones led to Paris St Germain's opening goal

6:12am Thursday 30th July 2015

Manchester United's defensive vulnerabilities were highlighted with ease by Paris St Germain, who blew Louis van Gaal's team away in the Windy City.

Fab time for Thunderbirds fans as puppet show returns

This Is Local London: Fab time for Thunderbirds fans as puppet show returns

6:07am Thursday 30th July 2015

The Thunderbirds team has returned to its “spiritual home” at Slough Trading Estate.

Controversy over high energy prices as British Gas profits double

This Is Local London: British Gas profits were £528 million for the first half of the year, figures show

2:56am Thursday 30th July 2015

Controversy over high energy prices has been reignited when British Gas announced it had doubled profits in the first half of the year, as its parent firm announced thousands of job losses.

David Cameron blames Calais crisis on "swarm" of migrants

This Is Local London: French police guard the perimeter security fence of the Eurotunnel site in Calais as migrants look for a way to get to the UK

1:37am Thursday 30th July 2015

David Cameron has blamed the Calais crisis on a "swarm" of migrants crossing the Mediterranean - as hundreds more stormed the Channel Tunnel.

Black men 'twice the risk of prostate cancer diagnosis than white men'

This Is Local London: Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK

1:00am Thursday 30th July 2015

Black men have twice the risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer than white men, researchers have said.

Sarah's Law disclosure figures spark 'postcode lottery' fears

This Is Local London: NSPCC chief Peter Wanless spoke of his dismay at the apparent discrepancies (NSPCC/PA)

12:23am Thursday 30th July 2015

Children may be at risk of abuse because of a "postcode lottery" in disclosures made under the paedophile warning system known as Sarah's Law, campaigners claim.

Spoonful of sugar tax 'will help the medicine go down', health experts argue

This Is Local London: A tax of around 70p per kilogram of sugar would "substantially reduce demand for sugar and sweets", according to a study.

12:23am Thursday 30th July 2015

A tax of around 70 pence per kilogram of sugar would "substantially reduce demand for sugar and sweets", lead people to lose an average 3.2 kilograms in weight, and lower the incidence of type 2 diabetes by 13%, according to a study.

Five genetically-different types of prostate cancer identified

This Is Local London: The "five ways" discovery was made by scientists who studied samples of healthy and cancerous tissue from more than 250 men

12:23am Thursday 30th July 2015

Five different recipes of prostate cancer have been identified, with major implications for the way the disease is treated.

Zayn Malik pledges to reveal 'real me' after record deal

This Is Local London: Former One Direction star Zayn Malik tweeted a picture showing him signing a new record contract

12:23am Thursday 30th July 2015

Former One Direction star Zayn Malik said he will reveal the "real me" to fans, as he tweeted a picture showing him signing a new record contract.

Experts issue end-of-life warning as shortage of unpaid carers expected

This Is Local London: The UK's increasingly ageing population will mean there will be fewer unpaid carers able to meet the demand in future, experts say

12:23am Thursday 30th July 2015

Unpaid carers to people with terminal cancer are providing health and social care worth £219 million each year - but health experts have warned that the Government is going to need to stump up more resources.

Rise in day surgery 'has saved NHS £2 billion'

This Is Local London: An increase in day surgery has saved the NHS around £2 billion, John Appleby of the King's Fund said

12:23am Thursday 30th July 2015

The increase in the NHS carrying out operations as day surgery has saved around £2 billion, according to the chief economist of a leading think tank.

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