A sarcophagus believed to be an ancient roman relic has been discovered buried in south east London. It’s one of only three ever found in the capital. BBC London’s cameras were allowed to film the painstaking excavation. Alice Bhandhukravi reports.
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It comes around every year, the rise in the cost of your train ticket. But many Londoners will have escaped that as bus and Tube fares have been frozen by the Mayor. But Critics say the cost of the fare freeze is too much and it's stopping ‘badly needed’ investment. BBC London’s Transport Correspondent Tom Edwards reports.
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Diwali otherwise known as 'The Festival of Light' is the biggest event in the Hindu calendar. Traditionally, it's celebrated over 5 days and those celebrations brought thousands of people to the Neasden Temple in north west London along with a mountain of food, as Ena Miller reports.
Londoners have been making the most of the sunshine, with June looking set to be one of the warmest on record. Now scientists are warning we can expect to see more frequent, hotter summers in the capital in the future. What impact could that have on our city? BBC London's environment correspondent Tom Edwards reports.
It’s been the centre of Chinese life in London since the 1950s. But Chinatown is changing. Shaftesbury Estate, which owns four fifths of Chinatown, says the area needs to modernise by bringing in new restaurants from across East Asia and attract a new generation. But there are fears from the long-established community that the area will lose its Chinese identity. Tarah Welsh reports.
Thousands of people have signed a petition calling on the Mayor to ban private cars for a day in the capital. Campaigners say it will help encourage people to think about pollution and the impact it has on London's health. Jon Ironmonger reports.
Could your daily commute be damaging your hearing? That's the claim from a scientist at University College London, who says that noise levels on the Underground are, in places, equivalent to those found at a rock concert. Gareth Furby looks at the Underground, the capital’s night life and it’s streets to see just how loud London can be.
They could help tackle congestion and even make the daily commute less stressful but are enough people aware of electric bikes and what they are? The Mayor's hoping to change that with a scheme to encourage more Londoners to ditch their cars in favour of ebikes. Our Transport Correspondent, Tom Edwards reports.