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Mothers Day is fast approaching, so we’ve rounded up some unusual and beautiful gifts for you to dazzle the most important woman in your life come March 15th.

(Picture: Martin Duhovic)

An artist has been drawing his fellow commuters from memory and built up an amazing collection of portraits showing us why life on the Tube may be frustrating, but never boring.

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A still from the film showing Tadesse Meskela talking to coffee farmers (Black Gold)

An award-winning documentary film about Ethiopia’s coffee industry is being given a special free screening at Hackney Picturehouse and will be followed by Q&A from one of its directors to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight.

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Adele did not take to being cut off at the 2012 Brit awards too well (Picture: PA)

The annual celebration of Britain’s music industry often makes headlines for very different reasons. Ahead of the 2015 ceremony here are the all-time most shocking moments:

Tue, 18:46
[Photograph by @Leemara89]

We’re at it again - we’ve found you the most colourful, the coolest, the quirkiest, the most Shoreditchiest pictures we can find to celebrate a unique corner of London.

Tue, 13:15
The floor where a murder took place (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

A remarkable new exhibition on the history of forensics, featuring the floor where a man was killed, mortuary slabs and bullet-riddled brains is opening at the Wellcome Collection.

Thursday, February 19, 2015
The happy couple [Photograph by Gerald Goh]

Remember the Game of Thrones feast we wrote about a few weeks ago? Well, for two GoT fans, it’s a night they’ll remember for the rest of their lives.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Yve Blake's show Lie Collector is on at Waterloo's Vault Festival. Picture: Katie Lambert

Lies. We all tell them, but musical comedian Yve Blake collects them.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
[Image by Charley/Gallay/Getty Images/Zoah Hedges-Stocks]

It’s the ultimate test for movie buffs - a list of films, maybe a subtle clue if you’re lucky, and a list of names.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Not pictured: the Screen on the Green, Camden Passage antiques market, Elektrowerkz, the Islington Gazette

We love N1, the home of the Loony Left, football, and this writer. Here are some pictures from the wonderful people of Instagram that celebrate the most quintessentially Islington things about our borough,

Monday, February 16, 2015
Can you do better than this?

We all have our pet transport peeves. There’s nothing worse than people who barge onto the train without letting people off first, and we’ve all tutted at people who put their feet on the seats.

Friday, February 13, 2015
[Photograph by Keystone Features/Getty Images]

Forget Valentine’s Day - Pancake Day is a holiday that everyone can enjoy, and we have the best places to stuff your face with crepey goodness in London.

Friday, February 13, 2015
Visitors to the Magnificent Obsessions exhibition look at record covers collected by Mexican artist Dr Lakra  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images for Barbican Art Gallery)

Even world-famous artists have a soft spot for the kitsch, the cheesy and even downright tat as this exhibition of their own collections goes on display at the Barbican.

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Will the Porridge Cafe's offerings be as exciting as this porridge from Story?

After the cereal cafe, it was almost inevitable that someone would launch a rival breakfast-food-based cafe for the more health-concious monovores out there.

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Tastes can be created at the push of a button using the electronic lolly (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

What drives our desire to eat? Is it our own appetite - or maybe it’s food tricking us into it, or the bacteria in our gut, or even the colour of the spoon we use.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Are YOU one of the people clamouring for Marmite body paint?

It’s a nightmare for some but an erotic dream for others: Marmite is developing a edible body paint to take the spread from the kitchen into the bedroom.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
The beautiful Tropical Extravaganza at Kew Gardens

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, London24 reporter Dominic Gover selects the Top 5 most romantic places in London to take that special someone.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
John Bradley-West, who plays Samwell Tarly, has a go in the Iron Throne at the opening of the Game of Thrones exhibition (Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)

Game Of Thrones fans can live the dream and sit on the Iron Throne as a massive exhibition of props, costumes and artefacts from the series opens at the O2.

Monday, February 9, 2015
The movie version of Elf, starring Will Ferrell, has become a cult Christmas movie

A stage musical based on the cult Christmas film starring Will Ferrell is coming to the West End this Christmas with a 10-week run at London’s Dominion Theatre.

Thursday, February 5, 2015
BYOC

The third branch of this little bar has taken ‘bring your own’ to a whole new level, producing cocktails so fine you won’t want to leave.

Thursday, February 5, 2015
[Photograph by Michael Tiritas]

It’s LGBT History Month, and with Valentine’s Day drawing near too, London24 wants to celebrate love in all its forms.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Here are the best pubs to watch all the 6 Nations action unfold in London (Picture: PA)

This year’s Six Nations kicks off on Friday with a colossal match between England and Wales in Cardiff - so we’ve put together a list of the best places to get stuck in to the rugby in London:

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Feast like Tyrion Lannister at the Game of Thrones pop-up in Liverpool Street (Picture: HBO)

Game of Thrones fans can pretend they sit on the small council for a night after a new pop-up in London is recreating King’s Landing for a special feast.

Friday, January 30, 2015
Twelth portrait of Peggy Jean (The sick child) from 1928  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Described as a pioneer of modern sculpture Sir Jacob Epstein’s work often sensationalised but a new exhibition explores the artist’s love of children with some of his amazing bronzes.

Thursday, January 29, 2015
The Ritz Restaurant won best restaurant, according to reviews by Bookatable users (Pic: Ritz)

The best 50 restaurants in London have been published today, based on reviews by people who use Bookatable.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Whiskey Masterclass

Whiskey, like wine, caters to a range of tastes but perhaps more than any other drink, dramatically polarises opinions. A couple of hours with an expert left me questioning whether what I had tried in the past was a fair representation of this fabled beverage.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Rum & Sugar offers more than 100 rums in its extensive menu

Rum & Sugar has plenty of character and a buzzing atmosphere, located in a charming area of the Docklands.

Friday, January 23, 2015
Forget kettlebells and skipping ropes... (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

There’s no reason why you need to pound the pavements or be bored on the treadmill if you want to get fit in London. Just go to ninja school or swing a sword instead!

Friday, January 23, 2015
The Super Bowl is coming, and we've got the best places to catch the action [Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images]

On Sunday February 1, the biggest showdown in American football is happening, so forget you have work and stay up late at one of these venues...

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Five Guys

Burger fiends rejoice because the Five Guys’ feature of free extras has extended to the O2 with the restaurant’s new branch - making this one of the most satisfying fast food fixes around.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
PokerStars All-in Kitchen

The first restaurant where guests are encouraged to put their faith in Lady Luck (and a few good ‘hands’) to win a gourmet meal has added extra dates to its London launch.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Brian Blessed collapsed on stage - but then returned to finish his performance as King Lear (Photo by Anna Gowthorpe/Getty Images)

Brian Blessed collapsed on stage but after ‘a cup of sweetened tea’ returned to finish off his performance as King Lear

Friday, January 16, 2015
La Tagliata Steak

Deep among the myriad narrow of lanes around Spitalfields, La Tagliata is an almost-hidden haunt which offers up a small but quality menu of homestyle Italian cooking.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
This year's masterclasses have been designed in collboration with Lindt's master chocolatiers

Most people know the simple pleasure of curling up with a nice glass of wine and some delicious chocolate. But how many people can tell which chocolates and wines actually work together without overpowering one another?

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Tuna with Truffle and Avocado © Adrian Lourie

At Amaru, Asian and Peruvian flavours enhance fresh seafood in ways that signify great things to come.

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A look at one of our previous Design Fairs

Chelsea Old Town Hall will be the venue for the renowned Desire Fair from 6-8 March 2015. This stunning mixed media jewellery and silversmithing event where visitors can purchase direct from contemporary designer makers selected from the best in the UK is an event not to be missed.

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Quizzes

Name the Charlton players from their Wikipedia careers!

Charlton are a club with a rich history and tradition, with academy prospects and club legends stealing the hearts of The Valley crowd.

Read more
Just some funky Instagram photos of London's best borough

Whether your heart belongs in Highbury, you adore Arsenal, or you flirt with Finsbury Park, we’ll test your Islington knowledge with this quiz.

Read more
How well do you know old London?

London’s changed so much over the years but some streets still bear relics offering an insight into the city’s fascinating past.

Read more