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

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.

Yesterday, 11:01
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.

Wed, 12:14
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.

Tue, 12:00
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.

Mon, 20:03
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’.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
We make no apologies for the fact that this website will swallow the next twenty minutes of your life [Picture by Ubisoft]

Ever felt like you were living in a video game? Probably not, unless you were, like Pacman, listening to repetitive electronic music in a darkened room.

Monday, July 7, 2014
See anything you recognise? [Photo courtesy of Bright Bricks/Youtube]

The London24 team can’t help but grin as we watch this video - it makes us feel like big kids!

Friday, July 4, 2014
The worst doubles pairing in history? (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Fancy playing tennis with Boris Johnson and David Cameron? It’ll cost you £160,000. It’s probably not worth the money…

Friday, July 4, 2014
'Agent Candy Crotch Saga' at the end of the month-long war, wielding the weapon that won him the final battle

First we told you about the vicious waterpistol war that took over London’s streets for a month. Now London24 brings you an interview with the sole survivor.

Monday, June 30, 2014
Jack Eyers is very keen to donate his unwanted clothes to Scope...

Remember that iconic 1985 Levis ad, where model Nick Kamen stripped down to his skivvies in a laundrette?

Monday, June 30, 2014
A dozen acoustic guitars will be placed round the capital for the City of London festival  (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

Fancy a free strum around the capital? Well now you can as a dozen guitars are being left around the City of London from tomorrow.

Friday, June 27, 2014
Telemarketers put on hold

South African prankster Darren ‘Whackhead’ Simpson produced a magnificent way of dispatching telemarketers.

Thursday, June 26, 2014
Russia's Maria Sharapova is one of the loudest grunters in the women's tennis game. Photo: Stephen Pond/PA Wire

With tennis bosses considering a curb on noisy players, watch this ‘grunt montage’ of one of the worst offenders – women’s world number one Maria Sharapova.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
This news story in America prompted a verbal slip-up

For print and digital journalists, horrendous bloopers are generally kept to the confines of the office.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Londoners have the worst sleep satisfaction in the UK, says a new report (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

The hustle and bustle of city life may make for an interesting life but perhaps not a restful one as Londoners rank the lowest for sleep satisfaction in the UK.

Sunday, June 22, 2014
North Yorkshire Police kept a sense of humour and tweeted this photo, after the worst had been cleared away

A main road in Yorkshire had to be closed because of mashed potato.

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Wayne Rooney and his England team-mates have been urged to vegan for World Cup success in Brazil (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

England face a crucial World Cup match against Uruguay tonight and amongst the plethora of advice and tactics from armchair experts up and down the land, PETA reckon they know how Roy’s boys can win in Brazil, and it has nothing to do with football.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Would you have to be barking mad to sit in the passenger seat? Picture: YouTube

At first glance at looks as though the world really has gone barking mad.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
The woman called 999 because ants were crawling under her front door (Photo by Nurcholis Anhari Lubis/Getty Images)

A woman made a bizarre 999 call demanding police come to her house in north west London because ants were crawling under her front door.

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