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Yesterday, 16:39

Londoners have a bad reputation for being short with tourists, but these actors took it one step too far when they posed as police officers — and got unsuspecting visitors to take part in ridiculous ‘sobriety tests’.

Yesterday, 11:42
Ever felt a bit wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey? Crispian Jago has created this map to keep all those plot threads nice and tidy! [Image by Crispian jago]

While we’re all very excited about the Doctor regenerating into Peter Capaldi, BBC’s time-bending show can be a bit confusing.

Friday, August 22, 2014
The landlady was within her rights to evict the man

A landlady was within her rights to evict a man for persistently using a squeaky swing in his apartment late at night as a sex prop, a German court has ruled.

Thursday, August 21, 2014
The film features a spoken word piece by Foxes

Using the stories and experiences of women who run in London, the #fromwhereirun film includes a spoken word piece about hitting the capital’s streets.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The motorcyclist moments before the incredible incident (Pic: YouTube)

The motorcyclist in this video must have had a lucky angel watching over him.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Perhaps the men in these CCTV stills are wearing hoodies to hide their flaky scalps? [Photograph from West Midlands Police]

We love a stupid criminal at London24, so we couldn’t believe it when we heard that a POUND SHOP was the target of a raid.

Thursday, August 14, 2014
The unusual birthday message appeared at a bus stop in Tulse Hill (Picture: Reddit/Imgur)

Bus passengers in Tulse Hill were greeted with a massive poster marking some mystery bloke’s 30th this morning after a special birthday message appeared.

Monday, August 11, 2014
The secretly-filmed video is really quite shocking (YouTube / AnthonyMHRichardson)

This secretly-filmed video shows the shocking truth behind London’s out of control housing market.

Monday, August 11, 2014
The super moon looks 30 percent brighter and 14 percent larger than any other full moon of the year. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Stargazers were treated to a dreamy sight last night as a ‘super moon’ - bigger and brighter than normal - lit up London’s skyline.

Monday, August 11, 2014
Did this cyclist just fail to see the barrier, or did he think he was invincible?

You won’t believe how foolish this cyclist is.

Friday, August 8, 2014
Could you work for MI5? (Pic: BBC)

Ever wondered if you have what it takes to work for MI5 in one of their frontline intelligence roles?

Thursday, August 7, 2014
Is this London's most extreme car? (Pic YouTube/ Shmee150)

You might have heard about or even seen this ridiculously showy £150,000 GOLD Range Rover that’s been seen whizzing around London and parked up in Knightsbridge.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
The seal repeatedly tried to get on to the surfboard (Pic: YouTube)

Two surfers were left astounded when a seal joined in trying to catch some waves by climbing onto their boards.

Monday, August 4, 2014
Musical comic Jay Foreman impresses with his supreme ability to point to Tube stations without looking - while singing. Picture: Jay Foreman/YouTube

Throw away your Tube map - this three-minute video will help you memorise every station on London’s Underground network.

Friday, August 1, 2014
A taxidermy turtle. Picture: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Hundreds of animal items, including stuffed turtles, rhino tusks and seahorses, have been seized by border officials over the last 18 months.

Friday, August 1, 2014
Paris police have lost 51 kilos of cocaine

Paris police have been left red-faced after managing to lose a whopping 51 kilos of cocaine that had been locked up in their headquarters in the city.

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Smithfield Market near Farringdon saw daring cyclists race the classic bikes yesterday. Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

As some cyclists elsewhere in the capital took to the streets naked to protest against car culture and oil dependency (see link), riders at the London Nocturne cycle race sped around central London on push-bikes from a rather more prudish age.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Picture of a large snowflake, 5-6mm, entitled The Beauty of Imperfection. Picture: Alexey Kljatov

A Russian photographer whose studio is the balcony of his house has captured loads of stunning close-ups of snowflakes in all their beautiful variety. His camera? A rudimentary amateur digital one.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The puppy was filmed trying to get onto the treadmill. Picture: YouTube

Treadmills have probably seen their fair share of action in the last month as people attempt to get fit for the year ahead.

Monday, July 28, 2014
Apparently the film took only two hours to shoot.

Sometimes the simplest of concepts are the most effective.

Sunday, July 27, 2014
The naked thieves broke in and stole...burgers

Avert your eyes if you’re offended by a combination of nudity and extreme stupidity.

Sunday, July 27, 2014
The massive pothole was several feet deep. Picture: YouTube

A man has been filmed taking a dip in what is believed to have been Ireland’s deepest pothole.

Saturday, July 26, 2014
Best of friends? The kitten and the hedgehog. Picture: YouTube

What to do when you meet a mystery creature for the very first time?

Friday, July 25, 2014
David Haye's fifth professional fight took place at the Playboy Mansion. File picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Two of England’s oldest amateur football clubs will play a match in the Buckingham Palace Garden as part of the Football Association’s 150th anniversary celebrations. We take a look at five other unusual sporting venues.

Friday, July 25, 2014
All Points Electrical posted the security footage to their store's Facebook page in hope of catching the clumsy criminal [Photo from Facebook]

This man who tried to steal from an electrical shop in Canada might be the stupidest thief ever.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
The racy film tells the story of the forbidden romance between Anastasia Steele and the enigmatic Christian Grey. [Youtube]

The first trailer for the film of sexy smash-hit book Fifty Shades Of Grey has finally been released! You can take your first look at the enigmatic Christian Grey, played by Northern Irish actor Jamie Dornan, below, but we’re most excited about the exclusive version of Beyonce’s Crazy In Love!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
The whale approached the kayakers and lifted them out of the water. (Pic: YouTube / gisela6652)

This video shows the amazing moment a huge whale appears to lift two kayakers out of the water as they were paddling in Argentina.

Sunday, July 20, 2014
The Palace guards treated tourists to a special rendition of the Game of Thrones theme (Picture: YouTube/Omer Barnea)

Tourists drawn to Buckingham Palace for the changing of the guard were treated to a very special version of the famous ritual.

Friday, July 18, 2014
Munchie - the world's cutest kitten?

All kittens are cute. That is just an established fact. But some are even more cute than the rest. Could Munchie here be the cutest kitten ever seen?

Monday, July 14, 2014
Is London destined for 40 days of sun? (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Those who are superstitious should get their sun hats at the ready since it is going to be fair on St Swithun’s Day which, according to British folklore, means good weather will continue for a further 40 days.

Monday, July 14, 2014
The nightingale dropping facial costs £180 (Photo by JMN/Cover/Getty Images)

Have you ever thought to yourself ‘I would love a bird poo facial?’ You have? Well swing by the Hilton in Park Lane and you’re in for a exciting excrement treat.

Sunday, July 13, 2014
The winning Henri Lloyd Clipper Round the World yacht passed under Tower Bridge as part of a victory parade. England. Over the course of a year crews from over 40 different nations took part in the event(Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

The Round The World clipper race returned to London’s St Katherine’s Docks this weekend after circumnavigating the entire globe. Just check out this terrifying video of one team sailing into a TORNADO! The experience was caught on film by a camera strapped to the ship’s mast.

Thursday, July 10, 2014
The iPhone was lost in Oklahoma  (Photo illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

An Oklahoma farmer’s iPhone that was lost when it fell into a grain elevator has been returned to him unscathed after it was found in Japan.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Mr Dog, the guard dog who has been filmed training pedestrians to throw his ball back over the gate

Guard dogs are usually expected to be ferocious beasts with a penchant for chewing on legs. Mr Dog, however, is rather different.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Fancy driving your sheep across London Bridge? (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

All Freemen of the city can take baa-rt in another sheep drive across London Bridge this October - an event described by organisers as an ‘ancient and honourable tradition’.

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