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17:08
Feeding pigeons in the Palmer Estate could lead to eviction, the letter said. Picture: Muhammad Mahdi Karim

Heavy-handed town hall officials made a bizarre threat to evict Islington Council tenants because they had been feeding pigeons.

Yesterday, 12:03
Some of the strangest excuses the BBC hear from the public for not having a TV licence (Picture: PA Images)

Our favourite ridiculous I-haven’t-paid-but excuse has to be this Londoner’s unbelievable: “I am from the land of Lucifer and in my world I do not need a licence.” Read on for more hilarity.

Tue, 15:35
The farmer tried to jump out of the window to avoid detention (Picture: Redbridge MPS /Twitter)

When a working weed farm spread over seven rooms in a Redbridge home was busted yesterday, its occupant attempted to jump out of the window to get away.

Tue, 12:40
News presenter Alistair Stewart takes part the annual Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race in which MPs, Lords and media people compete for charity (Picture: PA Images)

Pancake Day is here and Londoners are experiencing this marvellous occasion in many varied and delightful ways. Here is a selection of some of the yummiest and funniest social media pancake posts from the capital.

Mon, 18:11
Smooth (Photo: Kingston Police)

When faced with a frantic police chase, most people would just stand and gape.

Friday, February 5, 2016
cow urine

As you walk down the grocery aisles you might expect to find milk, juice and other liquids but one store in Ilford has been found with a more unusual liquid on its shelves.

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Elton John wow-ing crowds in King's Cross St Pancras international today (Picture: @scvrIett/ Twitter)

Everyone likes a bit of music on the way home, but this afternoon hundreds of lucky Londoners got to hear Sir Elton John play piano live inside Kings Cross St Pancras international station.

Thursday, February 4, 2016
The pilot store will reopen tomorrow (Pic: Twitter@easyFoodstore)

London’s new food shop where each item costs 25p has sold all its stock in just three days, forcing its owner to suspend business while supplies are replenished.

Thursday, February 4, 2016
The picture of the realistic child's toy appears below

Police were called on Tuesday when a worried passer-by made a grisly discovery in a kids’ park in Enfield - what appeared to be a severed human ear.

Monday, February 1, 2016
Police would like to speak with this man after a dog was stolen from a 10-year-old boy (Picture: Metrpolitan Police)

A ten-year-old boy from Croydon had his dog snatched while he waited for his mum outside a local supermarket, and police want to trace the animal thief.

Monday, February 1, 2016
A bearded hairdressers' mannequin was left on the Tube - presumably at Old Street  (Photo: Fox Photos/Getty Images)

We’ve all lost our ticket (or our dignity) on the Underground at some point, but Transport for London’s lost property offices have revealed some of the strangest things that have been handed in to them.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A funny thing happened to writer Joe Craig when he took his dog for a walk in East Finchley the other night.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Over 300 plants were found in the house in Alexandra Drive (Picture: Kingston MPS)

Two south west London marijuana growers were caught green-handed with more than 300 shrubs in an innocent-looking house.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
More than welcome in Hackney (Photo: Alexis Boichard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

In news that will surprise literally no-one, the most beard-friendly pubs in London have been announced - and they’re both in Hackney.

Monday, January 25, 2016
The street art by Donald Trump in Shoreditch by Furia ACK, captured by Brick Lane Art

The yolk was on Donald Trump yesterday afternoon as people gathered to throw eggs at new street art of his face in Shoreditch.

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Dog owners in Barking and Dagenham are being urged to register their pet’s DNA as part of a pilot scheme to wipe out the problem of dog mess.
Council leader Darren Rodwell registering his dog Toby, with Gary Downie, PooPrints. MD

Pooches and their owners today pioneered a new way of tracing those falling foul of the law - CSI-style.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
No ice in sight! (Photo: Sipsmith/Ham Yard Hotel)

We’re not sure we would, but London’s latest rooftop pop-up is based on this strange idea - proving that G&T and roof bars aren’t just for the summer.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
How do you eat yours? (Photo: Evan-Amos)

The world’s first Cadbury Creme Egg café will open its doors in Soho on Friday January 22, dishing up a whole range of gooey treats forsweet-toothed diners.

Friday, January 15, 2016
Michael Jackson was a favourite of Robert Blasse - but not his neighbours (Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Images)

A Michael Jackson fan was made to pay more than £1,600 for bouncing “bass-heavy music” off the wall of his Barking home too close to midnight.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Forget leaves on the line and the wrong kind of snow, we’ve heard it all now - trains through Lewisham were delayed due to ‘strong sunlight’ this morning.

Thursday, January 7, 2016
We've all felt this kind of rage on our morning commute (Photo courtesy of @gunnerpunner and Rob Crego)

We’ve never encountered a celebrity on the Tube, but we imagine we’d probably get internally very excited, whilst outwardly remaining a grumpy, dead-eyed commuter.

Thursday, January 7, 2016
A studio flat? Certainly. Spacious? Hell no.

We haven’t done an article about a shocking London flat advert since last year, so when we heard about this gem on Ravenscroft Road, we just had to share it with you.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Don't be that guy (Photo: Carl Court/Getty Images)

A survey of Instagram users across the country has revealed that 68 per cent of Londoners feel happier after using the photo-sharing app - making us the happiest ‘grammers in the UK!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
The car was captured parked in Harlesden Gardens (pic: Facebook)

No one likes getting a parking ticket but one cheeky driver in Harlesden has taken extreme measures to possibly avoid being issued one.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Vicious  (Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

London seems to be in a silly mood, as not one but TWO giant pillow fights are coming to the capital this spring - including one in Trafalgar Square,

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Camden Police found a man preparing to cook 'cannabis cakes'

A 49-year-old man was given a formal warning after police found him baking two cakes filled with cannabis in his Camden Town flat completely by chance.

Monday, January 4, 2016
Mr Mercer moors his boat, named Pippa after his old dog, in Canada Water (Photo: Google StreetView)

Tory MP and former soldier Johnny Mercer is living on a boat in Canada Water in freezing conditions rather than take full advantage of the expenses system.

Thursday, December 31, 2015
Some of the pigs were Kune-Kune crossbreeds (Picture: RSPCA)

Around 30 to 40 pet pigs wandered en masse onto a dual carriageway in Bromley yesterday, forcing the road to close while the RSPCA herded the animals back to safety.

Thursday, December 31, 2015
The one billionth Uber ride took place in Hackney. Credit Press Association

Uber has just passed another milestone in its short journey - the one billionth ride was taken on Christmas Eve and it happened in Hackney.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Horses of The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment (HCMR) training in Hyde Park (Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Four military horses have had an exciting morning after they escaped into Hyde Park.

Thursday, December 24, 2015
Is  that you, Santa?

If you look to the skies this evening, you might just get a glimpse of Santa preparing to make his rounds tonight!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Would you call 999 if you bought a cold kebab? (Picture: Getty)

A woman who bought a cold kebab, people late for flights and someone who didn’t have change for a car park are among the worst offenders for making time-wasting 999 calls to the Met police this year.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

About a week ago, mistletoe began appearing in Tube carriages, leading Londoners conflicted over whether to make eye contact this festive season.

Friday, December 18, 2015
Londoner Caroline Macrory's 'doorstep challenge' has gone viral (Picture: Caroline Macrory/Facebook)

Londoner Carol Macrory wants to ‘bring back the true meaning of Christmas’ - to make someone smile this Christmas, even if she doesn’t know them well. Her ‘Christmas doorstep challenge’ involves leaving any gift on a random doorstep, and it’s going viral.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Do this at your own peril (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

If you’re caught short in Hackney you should think twice before spending a penny or you’ll find yourself the victim of some serious splashback.

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London Bloggers

Saturday, September 26, 2015
Vintage Salt

Vintage Salt, in Liverpool Street, is wonderfully atmospheric, like stepping back into a dining room at a period seaside resort.

Friday, September 25, 2015
Pickled sardines

On a dreary main road where high rise flats line the horizon Rootdown restaurant stands next to a busy roundabout.