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Tower Hamlets Council said a Palestinian flag placed outside its town hall was torn down in an act of "perceived vandalism".

In a move which saw it criticised by the government, council staff had put up the symbol at Mulberry Place on Wednesday following a decision by Mayor Lutfur Rahman.

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Actress Sophia Myles peers into the abyss created by pavement artist Joe Hill's ghoulish apparition on West India Quay.

But the 3D effect was not the only secret of the installation, created to promote the release of new British horror film Blackwood.

See below to find out what happened next...

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Calls have been made to Boris Johnson to move Woolwich Arsenal station to Zone 3 on the London transport map.

It follows the London Mayor's decision to rezone stations in Stratford to help boost regeneration.

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Tower Hamlets police are appealing for further victims of a photographer who sexually assaulted two models to come forward.

Freelance photographer Shaun Colclough, 40, of Amhurst Road, Hackney, was sentenced to seven years after he assaulted a 25-year-old and 27-year-old at his studio in Wallis Road, Hackney.

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With most of its passengers earning over £100,000 a year you might expect London City Airport's most confiscated item to be fine wines.

However, jams and snow globes have actually topped the list this year, in a top 10 released by the airport.

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Vince Cable has given his backing to a £135million data centre development, that will see the Docklands become an international internet hub.

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The London Mayor is looking at a "series of new river crossings" to the east of the City, alongside a proposed Silvertown Tunnel.

It was included in the London Infrastructure Plan revealed by Boris Johnson on Wednesday, which says £1.3trillion is needed to be spent by 2050 to cope with a major population increase.

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Gruesome discoveries from London's past are revealed tonight in a BBC 2 documentary on the construction of Crossrail.

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After days of uncertainty and some very unhappy customers, Secret Cinema has announced it will screen its first showing of Back to the Future tomorrow.

Barclays announces drop in profits

By Rob Virtue on July 30, 2014 10:16 AM |

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Banking giant Barclays has reported a 7% fall in profits for the first half of this year caused mainly by a drop in income from its investment banking business.

Total profits for the period were at £3.35billion.

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