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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Much loved poet and author Michael Rosen has been penning some sterling poetry on Twitter about Grant Shapps.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Robotic kitchen at work

Futuristic kitchen uses robotic arms to rustle up lobster bisque for panel of chefs

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Jack says running as a pair of testicles would have made Rob laugh 'so much'

A giant pair of testicles will make its way around the London Marathon race course later this month.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Ram Books, Holloway Road

A new business is helping bereaved families get rid of unwanted pornography in Holloway Road.

Monday, April 20, 2015
Ah sweet, weighing no more than a 3lb bag of sugar... new spring arrival at Spitalfields farm

The latest woolly arrivals down on the farm in London’s urban East End have been enjoying the spring frolicking in the sunshine.

Monday, April 20, 2015
Seriously, doesn't this look awesome? [Photograph from Up&Go]

In fact, it’s more like a giant bouncy bridge - the largest inflatable bridge ever built, in fact - and you can play on it from Wednesday April 22 to Sunday April 26.

Monday, April 20, 2015
The police woman impressed fans outside Wembley (Pic: Beanyman Sports)

This policewoman’s ball skills impressed football fans outside Wembley Stadium during Aston Villa’s semi final FA Cup clash with Liverpool on Sunday.

Monday, April 20, 2015
A man wearing a President Obama mask holds a giant spliff [Yui Mok/PA Wire]

Over fifty people were arrested yesterday as Hyde Park became ‘High Park’ at an cannabis legalisation demonstration.

Friday, April 17, 2015
(Pic: Theo Cohen for London Pet Show)

Man is responsible for some terrible acts of nature. But dog yoga - or ‘Doga’ as it’s known - might just take the biscuit for the most ridiculous.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Researching pictures of full English breakfasts for this article was a hard task for a hungry journalist... [Photograph by Ewan Munro]

A woman from Greenwich has started up a cooked breakfast delivery business - and hopes to expand across London.

Friday, April 10, 2015
Alisan has had its premises licence suspended (Pic credit: Angela Blake)

A restaurant in Wembley has been forced to close after it had its premises licence suspended following a serious of violent incidents including an attempted murder.

Friday, April 10, 2015
The fox cub trapped in the football net.

A fox cub, only a few weeks old, nearly scored an own goal when it caught its neck in a back garden football net.

Thursday, April 9, 2015
The sign was spotted by Emily Power

This intriguing sign was spotted in east London offering the princely sum of £50 for completing a 1000-piece jigsaw.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
The final piece [Photograph by @CandieBandit]

A Parisian man proposed to his girlfriend last week in the most east London way possible: with a graffiti mural in the tunnel near Shoreditch High Street station.

Monday, April 6, 2015
Fire chiefs are urging pet owners to be vigilant around heating equipment or they may end up in the dog house (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Animal lovers are being urged to let sleeping dogs lie after the London Fire Brigade had to put out a blaze started by the family pooch.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
[Photograph by Matt Alexander/PA Wire]

A six-foot-tall sculpture of Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is going on display at Westfield Stratford City on Good Friday to celebrate Easter and the launch of a new television channel.

[Photograph by Tony Hisgett]

If you thought animal-themed businesses were running out of steam, what with the cat cafe, rat cafe, owl bar (and subsequent drama), micropig picnic and fox/hedgehog/squirrel space, you were wrong.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Pictured: not the perfect crime [Photograph by Flixtey/Wikimedia Commons]

An Ilford man has escaped jail after he tried to rob a bookmakers with a tin of fish.

Friday, March 27, 2015
The lights inside the clockface will be switched off, so Londoners don't get freaked out by the shadows of people moving within [Colin/Wikimedia]

The clocks go forward at 1am this Sunday. It’s brilliant: we won’t have a super grumpy work morning and we are officially closer to summer.

Friday, March 27, 2015
Instagram user @avecsans took this picture of one of the satirical signs

Don’t worry - these signs going up in Islington and other parts of the city aren’t real, just cheeky spoofs.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Russell Brand is opening his Trew Era Cafe in Hoxton (Neil Jones)

Russell Brand will open his Trew Era Cafe on the New Era estate in Hoxton, east London today.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
3D walkthrouh of the Mail Rail - ScanLab

A lost rail network which ran silently under London for centuries could become a virtual world at a new museum.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Inside the Metropolitan Police's hidden Crime Museum at New Scotland Yard © Museum of London

For the first time ever, ordinary people will be able to see gruesome artefacts from the Metropolitan Police’s crime museum – normally only open to police officers and special invited guests.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Frances Bacon has been banned from drinking in the pub which her family owns (Pic: Twitter/Dan Northcote-Smith

A pig which head-butted the customers of the pub it lived in has been served with a booze ban, landlords have said.

Friday, March 20, 2015
A man dressed as 'The Stig' delivering a petition (Picture: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire)

There was pandemonium in central London this morning as a man dressed as the Stig drove up to the BBC in a tank to deliver a petition demanding Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson be reinstated.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Samsam Bubbleman is the world's 'most famous bubbleologist' (Pic: Samsam Bubbleman)

The world’s most famous bubbleologist Samsam Bubbleman is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the largest free-floating bubble near the London Eye this morning.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
(Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)

The three chancellors George Osborne, Ed Balls and Danny Alexander took scrambled to get their hands on bank notes today during a Crystal Dome cash grab.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG [Photograph by Paul Downey]

With three-quarters of Brits drinking a cup of tea every day, it’s a controversial opinion, but Professor Mark Miodownik says we’re doing it all wrong.

Monday, March 16, 2015
The London to Dubai plane was forced to turn around (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

A British Airways plane from London to Dubai was forced to turn around and land after just 30 minutes because someone made such a mess of the toilet.

Monday, March 16, 2015
How do you eat yours? [Photograph by Travis Hodges]

Bruce Willis would be proud of this extreme food homage to his classic action movie - ‘Fry Hard’ takes no prisoners and promises to smother 100 different foods in batter.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Always wear clean underwear  [Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images]

The hashtag #GoodAdvicein4Words has gone viral - but we’re not sure all of it is ‘good’. The last one is definitely the best.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Cheeky in more ways than one

It seems someone at the NHS has been watching Fifty Shades of Grey, because partygoers at a kinky clubnight were handed out free NHS condoms - featuring a rather racy advert.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Secret Cinema announce Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Immersive film experience Secret Cinema has today announced its latest London project: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
[Photograph from Petpiggies]

After the cat cafe, rat restaurant and owl bar, we asked what animal-themed night out would be next - and now we have the answer.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
This has to stop [Photograph by Ewan Munro]

It’s official: London is bored of burgers served on boards, sick of salads on slates, and just so over drinks in jamjars.

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Monday, April 13, 2015
Vintage fashion shopping is a joy in London (Photo by Graham French/BIPs/Getty Images)

In with the old, out with the new. This is the mantra of the best London vintage shoppers today, whose aesthetic of effortless chic is becoming more sought after.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Eating the right foods can significantly improve your mood

Think sweet treats make you feel better? ‘Comfort foods’ could be adding to your misery.