Your Sunday morning best-of-Londonist weekly round-up.
- Strike action by drivers working for Tower Transit services affected buses earlier this week — and will again on Monday
- A reminder of the 2015 London public transport fares changes, which came into effect on Friday
- 25 year old Londoner Jamal Edwards was appointed MBE as part of The New Year Honours List
- Central line trains are no longer stopping at Tottenham Court Road, until December 2015
- 64% of Londoners back rent control
- Find out where to recycle your Christmas tree by borough
- We've been casting an eye back on last year's news. This week we looked at the capital's infrastructure, politics and, er, everything else (previous round-ups include housing and transport and environment)
- As if we're not stuffed enough post-Christmas, we digested what was a hefty year of food and drink in London...
- ...and looked at what food and drink trends we can expect this coming year
- Our music predictions for 2015 (warning: may contain James Blunt and S Club 7)...
- ...and some more whimsical predictions for London (warning: may contain some light Thameslink and Penge ribbing)
- Here are 11 art exhibitions to look forward to this year, including Rubens, Goya and Hepworth
- The story of how Ernie Wise (almost) made the UK's first mobile phone call
- We gained access to the Thames Barrier recently and brought some secrets back with us
- Christmas and New Year bring a lot of football. We compare the London teams
- Gratuitous New Year fireworks photo gallery
Things to do
- If you're quick, you can catch the Bankside Twelfth Night festivities taking place outside the Globe Theatre today
- The top 10 art exhibitions to see in London this month
- Al Murray hosts the fourth Sex Appeal comedy fundraiser for young people’s sexual health charity Brook on 10 January
- Learn all about Sherlock at one of Museum of London's first all-night Sleeping With Sherlock events in February and March
- Explore London's hidden side this year, with Secret Adventures
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