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Bentaleb signs new Spurs deal

This Is Local London: Nabil Bentaleb made 35 appearances last season

8:40pm Monday 6th July 2015

Tottenham midfielder Nabil Bentaleb has signed a new five-year contract, committing himself to the north London club until 2020.

Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick 'split': 12 ways Twitter has reacted

This Is Local London: Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick 'split': 12 ways Twitter has reacted

8:19pm Monday 6th July 2015

Let’s face facts. Any man whose name doesn’t begun with “K” is unlikely to keep a Kardashian sister.

Sidebottom puts Yorkshire in charge

This Is Local London: Ryan Sidebottom rolled back the clock at Edgbaston on Monday

7:32pm Monday 6th July 2015

LV= County Championship leaders Yorkshire moved into a commanding position after bowling out Warwickshire for just 69 on day two of the Division One match at Edgbaston.

Activity 'cuts heart failure risks'

This Is Local London: Cutting down on alcohol consumption reduces the risk of heart failure, experts said

7:22pm Monday 6th July 2015

Being active, not smoking, keeping slim and drinking only moderate amounts of alcohol can halve the risk of heart failure in people over the age of 65, a study has found.

Murray cuts Karlovic down to size

This Is Local London: Andy Murray celebrates beating Ivo Karlovic on Centre Court

7:15pm Monday 6th July 2015

Andy Murray furthered his reputation as one of the sharpest returners in the game as the Scot overcame Ivo Karlovic's demon serve to book his place in the Wimbledon quarter-finals.

Fury set for Klitschko showdown

This Is Local London: Tyson Fury, pictured, is going toe-to-toe with Wladimir Klitschko

6:57pm Monday 6th July 2015

Unbeaten British boxer Tyson Fury will challenge WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf in October.

Milner remains full of ambition

This Is Local London: England international James Milner has begun life as a Liverpool player

6:53pm Monday 6th July 2015

James Milner has revealed that Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was a major factor in his move to Anfield where he hopes to win "a trophy cabinet full of medals".

Stoke in player abuse court case

This Is Local London: Former trainee George Blackstock was scouted by Stoke City when he was just short of 16

6:08pm Monday 6th July 2015

Premier League club Stoke City are embroiled in a landmark civil case with an ex-apprentice footballer who alleges he was subjected to physical abuse at the hands of a former player in the 1980s.

Lightning strike walker 'improving'

This Is Local London: One of the walkers seriously injured in a lightning strike in Brecon Beacons is showing signs of improvement

6:07pm Monday 6th July 2015

A walker seriously injured in a mountain top lightning strike, which killed two others, is showing signs of improvement, police have said.

Tunisia bodies released to families

This Is Local London: Christopher and Sharon Bell, who died in the Tunisia beach massacre (West Yorkshire Police)

6:03pm Monday 6th July 2015

The bodies of seven of the Tunisia beach massacre victims have been released to their families, after an inquest heard of the fatal wounds they suffered.

Hall says BBC has made 'right deal'

This Is Local London: BBC director-general Tony Hall said the corporation was committed to fully fund TV licences for over-75s

6:02pm Monday 6th July 2015

BBC director-general Tony Hall said committing the corporation to fully fund TV licences for over-75s was the "right deal" in "difficult circumstances".

FIFA bid inspection chief banned

This Is Local London: Harold Mayne-Nicholls has been banned from all football-related activity for seven years

5:49pm Monday 6th July 2015

The head of FIFA's inspection team for the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups has been banned from football for seven years after it was revealed he asked for favours from Qatar.

Taser contributed to man's death

This Is Local London: Jordon Begley was shot with a Taser while being restrained and handcuffed by  officers from Greater Manchester Police

5:23pm Monday 6th July 2015

A factory worker died partly as a result of being shot with a Taser and restrained by police officers, an inquest jury has concluded.

Froome takes yellow amid chaos

This Is Local London: Chris Froome has assumed the yellow jersey in the Tour de France

5:14pm Monday 6th July 2015

There was near perfection for Team Sky amid the chaos of a colossal crash as Chris Froome took the Tour de France yellow jersey on Monday.

Serena wins Williams battle

This Is Local London: Serena Williams, left, dumped sister Venus out of Wimbledon's last 16 on Monday

4:42pm Monday 6th July 2015

Serena Williams powered past big sister Venus to reach her 11th Wimbledon quarter-final, while best friend Caroline Wozniacki's wait for a place in the last eight at SW19 goes on.

Gasquet through and Kyrgios booed

This Is Local London: Richard Gasquet shakes hands with Nick Kyrgios, left, after an extraordinary fourth-round match

4:27pm Monday 6th July 2015

Richard Gasquet took advantage of a Wimbledon strop from Nick Kyrgios to avenge last year's second-round defeat to the Australian and reach the quarter-finals.

England name experienced squad

This Is Local London: England captain Charlotte Edwards is ready for her eighth Ashes series

4:25pm Monday 6th July 2015

England have named a 14-strong one-day international squad for the start of a multi-format Ashes series being described as the 'most eagerly anticipated in women's cricket history'.

Serena baffled by Kyrgios fan stunt

This Is Local London: Nick Kyrgios, pictured, has had fans covering their faces in edible spread to show their support

4:18pm Monday 6th July 2015

Serena Williams has called on tennis fans to justify coating faces in chocolate and various spreads in support of firebrand Australian star Nick Kyrgios.

Would-be father Rod in a tight spot

This Is Local London: Penny Lancaster has two sons, Aiden and Alastair, with Rod Stewart

4:07pm Monday 6th July 2015

Penny Lancaster has revealed husband Rod Stewart ditched his trademark tight trousers on doctor's orders while the couple were trying for a baby.

On-the-run David Cameron leaves This Morning hosts in a stew

This Is Local London: On-the-run David Cameron leaves This Morning hosts in a stew

3:40pm Monday 6th July 2015

This Morning hosts Amanda Holden and Gok Wan were surprised to see Prime Minister David Cameron out for a run while they prepared a superfood salad on London’s South Bank.

Danczuk reveals abuse battle 'cost'

This Is Local London: MP Simon Danczuk says that his campaign against sex abuse contributed to the end of his marriage

3:33pm Monday 6th July 2015

Labour MP Simon Danczuk has spoken of the personal cost of his battle to expose child sex abuse, saying it left him depressed and helped wreck his marriage.

Dover boss's plea over Calais chaos

This Is Local London: Lorries backed up on the M20 in Ashford, Kent

3:33pm Monday 6th July 2015

Bosses at the Port of Dover have appealed to the UK Government to stop "aggrieved militant Frenchmen" harming trade.

Kyrgios exits amid controversy

This Is Local London: Nick Kyrgios, pictured, played a controversial match against Richard Gasquet

3:26pm Monday 6th July 2015

Nick Kyrgios risks a heavy fine after going into a sulk and appearing to stop trying during his Wimbledon fourth-round defeat against Richard Gasquet.

Serena the 'ultimate champion'

This Is Local London: Serena Williams, left, met sister Venus at Wimbledon for the first time in six years

3:10pm Monday 6th July 2015

Venus Williams believes her "ultimate champion" sister Serena is on course to become the greatest player in the history of women's tennis.

FA tweet causes controversy

This Is Local London: The FA have received criticism after an ill-judged tweet

3:08pm Monday 6th July 2015

The Football Association has been criticised after its official England Twitter account referred to the Lionesses returning from the Women's World Cup to "go back to being mothers, partners and daughters".

Penny Lancaster on why Rod Stewart ditched the tight trousers and isn't allowed near the oven

This Is Local London: Penny Lancaster on why Rod Stewart ditched the tight trousers and isn't allowed near the oven

3:08pm Monday 6th July 2015

The model explained why she won’t let her rock star husband do the cooking.

Anderson sad to see Harris retire

This Is Local London: James Anderson has fond memories of Cardiff

2:29pm Monday 6th July 2015

England pace linchpin James Anderson believes Ryan Harris' career-ending injury means Australia will pose a reduced threat in this summer's Investec Ashes.

White House invite for Lloyd

This Is Local London: Carli Lloyd has been invited to the White House after starring at the World Cup

2:24pm Monday 6th July 2015

USA's World Cup winner Carli Lloyd has earned an invitation to the White House following her heroics in the final against Japan.

Sherlock star lands theatre role

This Is Local London: Sherlock star lands theatre role

2:18pm Monday 6th July 2015

The actress who plays Molly Hooper will star with Anne-Marie Duff.

Paula Lane: Coronation Street fans should be worried for Kylie Platt

This Is Local London: Paula Lane: Coronation Street fans should be worried for Kylie Platt

2:09pm Monday 6th July 2015

Kylie Platt is left fearing for her own life after her trap for the bad boy fails.

Palace thanks for christening crowd

This Is Local London: A large crowd of loyal royal fans near the area around the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham, Norfolk

2:08pm Monday 6th July 2015

Kensington Palace has thanked the thousands of well-wishers who flocked to Sandringham to celebrate Princess Charlotte's christening.

Rolls shares hit by profits warning

This Is Local London: Rolls-Royce announced its first full-year fall in revenues for a decade in February

1:49pm Monday 6th July 2015

Shares in Rolls-Royce have slumped as much as 10% as the engine-maker issued another profits warning and cancelled its share buyback programme.

Andy Samberg chose Kit Harington for comedy role from a Google search

This Is Local London: Andy Samberg chose Kit Harington for comedy role from a Google search

1:33pm Monday 6th July 2015

The US comedian cast his Game Of Thrones hero after a chance internet search.

Tube strike peace talks resume

This Is Local London: London Underground staff have voted to strike in a row over pay and the introduction of a new all-night Tube service

1:16pm Monday 6th July 2015

Talks aimed at averting a strike by thousands of London Underground workers have resumed, with time running out on reaching a deal to head off a damaging walkout.

Bid to avert FGW train strike fails

This Is Local London: Workers on First Great Western trains are due to walk out for 48 hours from Wednesday evening

1:16pm Monday 6th July 2015

Talks aimed at averting a 48-hour strike by workers on First Great Western trains have broken down.

Lorry driver jailed for wife murder

This Is Local London: Iain Montgomery showed no emotion as he was jailed at Stafford Crown Court for murdering Tina Montgom

1:16pm Monday 6th July 2015

A lorry driver has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 14 years for brutally murdering his wife at their marital home.

The NME is going free to boost its circulation

This Is Local London: The NME is going free to boost its circulation

12:28pm Monday 6th July 2015

Long-running music paper NME is going free in a bid to boost its circulation. The weekly, formally known as the New Musical Express, currently sells around 15,000 copies – but its publisher’s plans will see 300,000 distributed at stations, shops and colleges around the country. Editor Mike Williams said the move would transform the magazine, […]

Hello Kitty film set for 2019 release

This Is Local London: Hello Kitty film set for 2019 release

12:19pm Monday 6th July 2015

Fans will be able to enjoy the beloved Japanese character at cinemas as she stars in her own Hollywood film.

Capoue swaps Spurs for Watford

This Is Local London: Etienne Capoue has signed a four-year contract at Watford

12:18pm Monday 6th July 2015

Watford have announced the signing of midfielder Etienne Capoue from Tottenham for a club-record fee.

George Clooney and Amal took Julia Roberts sailing for the Fourth of July

This Is Local London: George Clooney and Amal took Julia Roberts sailing for the Fourth of July

12:00pm Monday 6th July 2015

The power couple hosted famous friends at their Italian home, with fireworks and a sailing trip.

Cara Delevingne opens up on happiness with St Vincent

This Is Local London: Cara Delevingne opens up on happiness with St Vincent

11:40am Monday 6th July 2015

The model and actress says she is happy that more countries are accepting of same-sex marriage now.

Caitlyn Jenner: I'm free to be me in America

This Is Local London: Caitlyn Jenner: I'm free to be me in America

11:40am Monday 6th July 2015

The reality TV star posted an inspirational message on social networks to celebrate July 4.

What's the Doctor up to? Sneak peek Doctor Who photo released ahead of new series

This Is Local London: What's the Doctor up to? Sneak peek Doctor Who photo released ahead of new series

11:29am Monday 6th July 2015

Doctor Who, played by Peter Capaldi, is seen striding away from the TARDIS in a sneak peek photo ahead of series nine.

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl makes stage comeback on throne

This Is Local London: Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl makes stage comeback on throne

11:23am Monday 6th July 2015

The Foo Fighters frontman showed who’s the reigning king of rock at the group’s Washington gig.

McIlroy facing lengthy lay-off

This Is Local London: World number one Rory McIlroy has suffered ankle ligament damage playing football

11:14am Monday 6th July 2015

World number one Rory McIlroy could miss next week's Open Championship and face a lengthy lay-off after suffering a serious ankle injury playing football.

Did Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis wed at a private ceremony this weekend?

This Is Local London: Did Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis wed at a private ceremony this weekend?

4:28pm Monday 6th July 2015

The That ’70s Show stars reportedly made things official at a private ceremony this weekend.

Big Brother security called over housemate revolt

This Is Local London: Big Brother security called over housemate revolt

11:09am Monday 6th July 2015

The contestants removed their microphones and got out into the camera run.

Kit Harington’s long hair sparks Game of Thrones speculation

This Is Local London: Kit Harrington’s long hair sparks Game of Thrones speculation

11:23am Monday 6th July 2015

The Game of Thrones actor has kept his luscious locks long, like his Game of Thrones character Jon Snow.

7/7 survivor reunited with saviour

This Is Local London: 7/7 survivor Gill Hicks hugs Pc Andy Maxwell, who came to her aid when she was injured at Kings Cross Station in London

11:02am Monday 6th July 2015

A survivor of the 7/7 London terror attacks has had an emotional reunion with one of her saviours today.

NME goes free to boost circulation

This Is Local London: NME editor Mike Williams said the move would "transform" the publication

11:00am Monday 6th July 2015

Long-running music paper NME is going free in a bid to boost its circulation.

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