Balls confirms mansion tax plans

This Is Local London: Ed Balls said "asset-rich cash-poor" home owners will be able to defer their bills until they sell or pass on their property under Labour's mansion tax plans

3:44pm Monday 20th October 2014

Owners of properties worth between £2-3 million would pay an extra £3,000 a year under Labour's mansion tax plans, Ed Balls has confirmed.

Cancer fraudster admits charges

This Is Local London: Danielle Watson pleaded guilty at Basildon Crown Court, sitting in Southend

1:50pm Monday 20th October 2014

A young mother has admitted defrauding friends and kindhearted strangers out of thousands of pounds by claiming she had terminal cancer.

Blaze fuels 'energy crunch' fears

This Is Local London: Fire crews spray water at the scene of the fire at Didcot B Power Station

6:03am Monday 20th October 2014

Half of a power station supplying a million homes will remain out of action indefinitely following a fire, it was announced today - putting further pressure on the UK's squeezed electricity network.

Husband's tribute to Bellingham

This Is Local London: Lynda Bellingham has died after a battle with cancer

8:22am Monday 20th October 2014

Lynda Bellingham's heartbroken husband said he wanted people to remember his wife for her acting rather than "as a celebrity".

Parenting help urged by report

This Is Local London: Social mobility tsar Alan Milburn says it is likely that "rising living standards will bypass the poorest in society"

10:25am Monday 20th October 2014

Bad parents should be given parenting classes to make sure their children get the best start in life, according to a major new report.

Cambridges' child due in April

This Is Local London: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby is due in April

11:09am Monday 20th October 2014

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed their baby is due in April next year, Kensington Palace has said.

House sale turmoil over bank glitch

This Is Local London: A 'technical issue' at the Bank of England has hit payment transfers

1:01pm Monday 20th October 2014

Thousands of property purchases were thrown into turmoil today as the Bank of England system used to transfer hundreds of billions of payments between lenders was hit by a technical glitch.

'Not all paedophiles' face justice

This Is Local London: Many suspected paedophiles will escape prosecution, it is claimed

2:51pm Monday 20th October 2014

Not all suspected paedophiles can be brought to justice, one of Britain's crime-fighting chiefs has admitted.

Victims await revenge porn ban vote

This Is Local London: Victims of 'revenge porn', Hazel Higgleton (left) and Hannah Thompson outside Parliament before a vote on a move to ban the practice

6:13pm Monday 20th October 2014

Banning revenge porn will give victims more confidence of getting justice, campaigners have said ahead of a crucial vote to make the cruel craze illegal.

Mike Read defends Ukip Calypso

This Is Local London: Read was a Radio 1 DJ for more than 10 years

12:43pm Monday 20th October 2014

Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read has defended his Ukip Calypso as "simply a bit of fun" after some listeners took offence at his mock Caribbean accent.

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