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The motorcyclist moments before the incredible incident (Pic: YouTube)

Video: This must be the luckiest motorcyclist ever

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

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

Thieves steal £5k of anti-dandruff shampoo from pound shop

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.

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The unusual birthday message appeared at a bus stop in Tulse Hill (Picture: Reddit/Imgur)

Bus stop turned into unique birthday billboard in south London

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.

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The secretly-filmed video is really quite shocking (YouTube / AnthonyMHRichardson)

Shocking video reveals ‘out-of-control’ London housing market

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

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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)

PICTURES: ‘Super moon’ lights up London

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

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Could you work for MI5? (Pic: BBC)

Could you work for MI5? Try this quick test

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

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Is this London's most extreme car? (Pic YouTube/ Shmee150)

VIDEO: What’s so good about the gold £150k Range Rover in Knightsbridge?

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.

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The seal repeatedly tried to get on to the surfboard (Pic: YouTube)

Video: Seal astounds surfers by jumping on board to catch waves

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

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

VIDEO: The Every Tube Station Song

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

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If you’re thinking of adding running treadmill to your fitness routine, you’re on the right track! There are several advantages to running on a treadmill versus running outdoors.

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Renault ZOE is perfect electric supermini for short to mid-range commuters

The Renault ZOE follows on from the introduction of the electric Fluence ZE and Twizy, but unlike the former, the ZOE was designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle.

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