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Murder investigation underway over Ilford death and other stories

Man stabbed to death in Ilford

Knife attack outside Ilford Train staion credit – Wikimedia Commons

A murder investigation is underway after a man was stabbed to death in east London last night.

Police were called to Cranbrook Road in Ilford just before 9pm on Tuesday and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

A witness of the attack, who works in a nearby phone shop, says he saw two men with knives at the scene.

The victim is believed to be in his 20s, and is the sixth person to be stabbed in London in the past nine days.

Scotland Yard say that no arrests have been made yet, but are investigating the scene of the attack at the front entrance to the station.

Above train tracks: New location for affordable housing

New affordable homes are being built above train tracks all over London.

The move has been welcomed by Network Rail, the body in charge of maintaining the country’s rail infrastructure.

Aerial view of London Bridge Station credit – getty images

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan hopes to build up to 250,000 homes over London’s train tracks.

Concerns have been raised over worker conditions as trains will run while the buildings are built.

This new method hopes to combat the shortage of affordable housing across the capital.

Who is ‘Basil’? Hatton Garden raider questioned over links to Antwerp diamond Heist.

Credit - Julia Quenzler

Artist impression of Michael Seed – Artist – Julia Quenzler

Michael Seed, 58, from Islington, is accused of being the alarm expert who played a key role in the £14m raid of the Hatton Garden safe deposit in 2015.

The prosecution are accusing Mr Seed of being the ellusive ‘Basil’, a key part of the of the Hatton Garden heist and someone who may have links to a £86 million diamond heist in Belguim.

The defence say the police should look to Europe to find the guilty man.

Along with Mr Seed, Brian Reader, 79, John Collins, 78, Daniel Jones, 63, Carl Wood, 61, have been convicted of conspiring to carry out the burglary in Hatton Garden along with Terry Perkins, who died last year.

The trial continues

Girl-powered Marvel film premieres tonight

Tonight sees the premiere of new Marvel picture, Captain Marvel.

Oscar winner Brie Larson will join fellow stars Samuel L Jackson and Jude Law on the red carpet.

Larson plays former pilot Carol Danvers in the comic book film.

This will be the first Marvel movie to focus on a female superhero, and to be co-directed by a woman.

Captain Marvel is out in cinemas on the 8th of March.

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