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Things To Do Today In London: Tuesday 20 August 2019 Peter Pan, Jurassic Park and Bohemian Rhapsody.

Heavy rain across the UK but heatwave predicted for bank holiday The Met Office says heavy rain in the south east of England is due to clear by the weekend, making way for temperatures as high as 29C.

When is Notting Hill Carnival 2019? The annual festival will see thousands of Londoners descend upon west London to celebrate Caribbean culture, watch dancers perform and eat.

"I Created A London Club Night For Queer Women Of Colour" I started Queer Bruk as a movement for queer people of colour. I started it as a night where people can listen to dancehall, afrobeats, soca. I started it as a place where people could feel safe to dance uninhibited by prejudice and hate.

Open House London bookings list It's that time of year again as a dark green booklet flops into homes across the Capital informing us which delights will be available during the annual Open House Weekend. The vast majority of venues are just turn up and go in, but some need pre-booking in advance.

Christopher Holmes: Blind Tory Lord and Paralympian swimmer denies sexually assaulting woman A Conservative peer and one of Britain's most successful ever Paralympians has denied sexually assaulting a woman at a five-star hotel. Lord Holmes of Richmond, a nine-time Paralympic swimming champion, is accused of touching the alleged victim at the luxury venue in central London on 7 March this year.

This Mystery Composer Is Scoring The Sounds Of Tube Doors Closing That's the case with Tiny Concerts - a mystery composer, who's going around the various tube lines, and scoring the 'music' made by the closing doors. We've never stopped before to appreciate the lilting tones of the Victoria line's door alarm, nor the frantic chirruping of the Piccadilly's.

A Spellbinding Wizard Afternoon Tea Magicked Up At Georgian House Hotel Smoking cocktails, inside out sandwiches and popping candy jam.

Weather Gods Promise The Bank Holiday Is Going To Be Really Rather Nice As if to compensate for a rainy start to August, the weather gods have decreed that the bank holiday weekend shall be absolutely peachy, with rising temperatures and sunshine forecast for the long weekend. Really, this weather seems like it was designed in a lab for peak outdoors-ing.

King's Cross investor seeks facial recognition answers "We are looking into the reported use of facial recognition at King's Cross and take this issue very seriously," a statement issued by Hermes Investment Management, on behalf of BTPS, said.

Pedestrian suffers head injuries in Bromley-by-Bow crash A pedestrian has been taken to hospital with head injuries following a crash in Bromley-by-Bow.

Fulham hit-and-run: Cyclist, 18, fighting for life after car hits bike in south west London An 18-year-old cyclist is fighting for life after a hit-and-run in south-west London. The man was hit by a car while riding his bike in Sullivan Court, Fulham, on Sunday afternoon. Officers are attempting to trace the driver, who failed to stop at the scene after the crash.

47 Wicked Ways To Enjoy The August Bank Holiday In London Oh yes, it's the big one. Always one of the highlights of the August bank holiday weekend, SW4 returns for another year of electro-dance wizardry. Huge names - think Martin Garrix, Chase and Status, Pendulum, Craig David, Ms Dynamite, Wiley, Idris Elba, and Sigala - are all rocking up, and Clapham Common is primed and ready to host.

Our West Ham ratings against Brighton on Saturday Who gets our nod as Hammers man of the match?

West Ham get away with a draw but so many questions still needing answers Our West Ham Correspondent Dave Evans gives his verdict on the draw against Brighton at the Amex.

Paralympian Lord Holmes denies sexually touching a woman Lord Holmes of Richmond is accused of touching the alleged victim in a central London hotel on 7 March. The 47-year-old, who is blind, pleaded not guilty to the charge during a hearing at Southwark Crown Court. Champion swimmer Lord Holmes won nine gold medals and broke 35 world records during his sporting career.

A book about London Underground's famous Moquette It's a curious thing, Moquette, that hard wearing fabric in bold designs that seems to spark strong passions in people. Is it the design, the familiarity, the heritage, the links with London Transport? To find out, a new book dedicated to the fabric that cushions our bums on daily commutes has been commissioned.

Call for better police and NHS coordination with Tower Hamlets Council as drug deaths rise Drug deaths have bucked the national trend in the East End and gone down compared to the shock 16 per cent rise across the country in just 12 months.

'Peppa Pig: My First Concert!' introduces children to classical music at Southbank Centre Read the latest London stories, 'Peppa Pig: My First Concert!' introduces children to classical music at Southbank Centre on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest London news.

US silicone death: Briton Donna Francis extradited A British woman accused of killing a patient by giving her botched bum enhancement injections has been extradited to the US to face trial. Kelly Mayhew, 34, died in 2015 after silicone was injected into her buttocks in the basement of a house in New York.

Teen hospitalised after being knocked off moped as police chased car in Islington A 19-year-old was hospitalised after he was knocked off his moped while police were chasing a car in north London. Officers in an unmarked police car pulled over a vehicle in Canonbury Road, Islington, at 1.33pm on Saturday, the Met Police said. As the officers got out to speak to the occupants, the suspect car made off.

Fancy An Art-Filled Seaside Soiree? Nab Yourself Free Tickets To This New Art Fair In Brighton Brighton, a seaside stunner that's a mere hour's train ride from London. The draw? To immerse yourself in thousands of beautiful artworks, from both well-known galleries and independent artists alike, from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 October 2019. The clincher?

Things To Do In London This August Bank Holiday Weekend: 24-26 August 2019 A bumper crop of events for the three-day weekend.

Alex Smith stabbing: Two men charged with murder Alex Smith, from Wembley, was attacked in Munster Square, Camden, on Monday 12 August. Yusuf Yusuf, 19, of Sandwell Crescent, West Hampstead, and Arif Biomy, 19, of Wickham Lane, Plumstead, have both been charged with murder. A post-mortem examination found the cause of Alex's death to have been a stab wound to the chest.

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