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How terror struck out of nowhere

"We will never stop fighting you," one of the attackers says, as his victim lies on the road

A meat cleaver is clasped in his blood-smeared left hand, the other - stained red with human blood too - waves manically as he shouts at the camera, ranting his justification for the atrocity on the streets of southeast London.

Friday, 24 May, 2013, 1:58am

Britain names soldier killed in London attack

A picture of victim Lee Rigby of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers is displayed with flowers near the scene of his killing in Woolwich. Photo: Reuters

Two British men of Nigerian descent accused of hacking a soldier to death on a London street in revenge for wars in Muslim countries were known to security services, a source close to the investigation said on Thursday.

24 May 2013 - 4:22am 1 comment

Woman confronted London attackers: ‘Right now it is only you versus many people, you are going to lose'

A woman who challenged knife-wielding assailants suspected of hacking to death a British soldier in London on Wednesday said she intervened because “it was better having them [the weapons] aimed on one person”.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

'British soldier' butchered in broad daylight in suspected London terrorist attack

One of the suspected assailants with bloodied hands at the scene attack in Woolwich. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Two men wielding knives and a gun murdered a man believed to be a British soldier near a London barracks on Wednesday, before delivering an Islamist tirade to passers-by.

23 May 2013 - 9:35am 14 comments

Cameron calls security emergency after brutal killing on London street

Police at the scene of the attack in London. Photo: SCMP Pictures

One person was killed and at least two people were wounded in a violent attack near a military barracks in London, British officials said yesterday. Prime Minister David Cameron called an emergency security meeting in response.

23 May 2013 - 4:08am 1 comment

World's best fast food found at London Boy Scout hut

Story's Lee Hollingworth with a margherita. Photo: SCMP Pictures

A restaurant in a former Scout hut in east London serves a pizza that is the most delicious fast food item in the world, according to voters in the Chowzter Fast Feast awards. Story Deli took the top prize as well as the pizza award for its margherita, made with organic flour, rolled thin and baked for 30 seconds.

30 Apr 2013 - 2:01am

Godless Londoners flock to new atheist church

Comedians Sanderson Jones (right) and Pippa Evans (second from left) lead "worshippers" in song during an atheist service. Photo: AFP

Britain's atheist church is barely three months old but it already has more "worshippers" than can fit into its services, while more than 200 non-believers worldwide have contacted organisers to ask how they can set up their own branch.

12 Mar 2013 - 2:55am

London's wealthiest areas a big attraction for overseas buyers

London home sellers increased asking prices for a third month in November as the wealthiest areas continued to lure overseas buyers, Rightmove said.

21 Nov 2012 - 3:18am

Development offers ease of convenience

People living in Hong Kong know the advantages of getting around with ease and convenience for work, school, shopping or a night out. And owning an apartment at London's luxurious new Waterside E1 development allows them the same sense of having everything just around the corner.

14 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

You cannot be serious

Newspapers have had more 'hard' news than usual this summer to fill their pages, what with the bombings and shootings in London, an early kick-off for the football season and the mass hysteria surrounding the Ashes matches vs Australia.

5 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Old offices turned into apartments

As development sites in Central London's plushest residential areas become scarce, builders are turning to secondary inner-city districts to construct new projects.

26 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Available space up for first time in two years

THE amount of available office space in 'Midtown' London has increased for the first time since 1992.

There is about 2.2 million square feet available now, 400,000 sq ft more than in the first quarter this year, Knight Frank and Rutley says in its latest Central London quarterly report.

28 Sep 1994 - 12:00am