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When your website gets hacked

For any website manager, one of the most stressful moments in the job comes when the website gets hacked into. Even more so for smaller websites that don't have a team of experts who look after such things.


Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody to adorn Carnaby Street

A PR tie in that looks just a bit too much like Xmas decorations is to fill Carnaby Street with neon glowing lyrics from Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody.


Fatberg Live! Watch the living fatberg!

In a secure container, within a locked vault, the notorious Whitechapel fatberg continues to evolve and change.


The steam train – a magical mechanical marvel

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the last mainline passenger steam train on Britain's railways, yet, 50 years on, it's really quite easy to find a steam train on Britain's mainline railways.


Enter a ballot to march past the Cenotaph on Armistice Day

On 11 November 2018, following the traditional service of remembrance at the Cenotaph, members of the public will also have a unique opportunity to take part in a procession past the Cenotaph,


Watching the RAF100 Flypast

How wonderful of the RAF to put on a great big military flypast right in the middle of the week when loads of people in the city can pop out for 10 minutes to watch it.


It’s about to become easier to visit The Gherkin

Despite being inside one of London's favourite buildings, the restaurant at the top of The Gherkin has been largely off-limits, until now.


A giant orange nappy-wearing Donald Trump coming to London

Not the President of the USA, although he's on his way here as well, but a 6-metre high inflatable that will float over London during his visit.


London’s weekly railway news #259

A weekly round-up of London's rail transport news...


Crosrail’s three new yellow maintenance machines

The Elizabeth line’s purple is getting a splash of yellow, as three bright yellow maintenance engines start testing ahead of arriving in London later this year.


What’s it like to attend the Trooping the Colour?

Anyone can watch the Trooping the Colour on telly, but what's it like to be in the audience, in Horseguards Parade itself?


Glow in the dark tube roundels go on sale

What better for the tube geek than to drift off to sleep with the comforting glow of a London Underground roundel keeping the monsters away.


TfL’s smartphone app getting an upgrade

People who use TfL's own smartphone app will be able to view their contactless journey history following an upgrade expected to go live later this month.


Expect gunfire and explosions near Old Street on Tuesday

The weather forecast is good, so what could be a better way to spend a Tuesday evening than sipping a cup of Pimms while watching a military battle that destroys a cricket ground?


Large scale Twitter bot farm targeting Londoners

There appears to be a Twitter bot farm, with nearly 130,000 fake accounts that are targetting London accounts, including the Mayor of London, the Evening Standard and a number of listings websites and venues.