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A hoax caller who rang GCHQ just hours before a prank call was put through to David Cameron has claimed he was high on drink and drugs at the time, described the situation as “hilarious” and said he was going to do it again.

Friday, January 23, 2015
No, we don't know what you're meant to do with a swimming pool of champagne either... [Photograph by Andy Tyler]

It’s the time of year for extravagant gestures, but one London hotel has come up with a Valentine’s package that is so OTT we’re surprised Kanye hasn’t booked it for Kim.

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Alfred Ajani is now helping others who were in the same position [Photograph from Twitter]

A man who landed his dream job after holding up a placard in Victoria train station in the summer is now giving other jobseekers a helping hand - by hiring them.

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Top tip: Check where you actually parked your car before reporting it stolen to police (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

An attempt by police in east London to live-tweet every call they receive today got off to an hilarious start with a false alarm over a stolen car.

Thursday, January 22, 2015
The dead mouse in the packet of popping corn

Imagine the horror of munching on a bag of popcorn, only to discover the remains of a dead mouse in your tasty snack moments later.

Thursday, January 22, 2015
(Pic: Clive Gee/PA Wire)

The Sun tricked us all! How fun.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
A unique rainbow in the dark [Photograph from Channel 4]

The world’s first-ever ‘night rainbow’ will brighten up Trafalgar Square tonight to celebrate the launch of three new LGBT television shows.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The restaurant used the hashtag to promote its lasagne

An Italian restaurant which tweeted a lasagne promotion during the bomb scare in Moorgate yesterday has apologised and offered to delete its Twitter account.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Court staff used cones to divert people around the mucky pile

Court can be a pretty nerve-wracking experience. It seems it all got a bit much for one visitor to Westminster Magistrates yesterday after a pile of human poo was discovered on the floor outside Court 7.

Monday, January 19, 2015
The Jolly Butcher's in Stoke Newington picked up the prestigous award from the Beard Liberation Club (Picture via Google and Getty Images)

Hirsute drinkers have a new favourite watering hole after The Jolly Butchers in Stoke Newington was voted the UK’s most ‘beard-friendly’ pub.

Monday, January 19, 2015
The man was knocked down by the sliding motobike live on television (Picture via ITV News)

As a reporter sometimes you have to go find the news - and sometime the story, well, comes to you - after a collision between a pedestrian and a motorbike was caught live on air.

Monday, January 19, 2015
These pigeons know exactly where they're going [Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images]

When you’re stuck on the Underground, you might imagine that being able to fly would be a better alternative.

Friday, January 16, 2015

A photographer from London dived into shark-infested waters not once but twice as he attempted to get the perfect ‘shark selfie’ - and the results are simultaneously incredible and terrifying.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Chaos last week at London Bridge (Picture: Sonia Hogg)

London Bridge station is currently among the most hated things in the city.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
This glitterbug poured a bucket of the shimmery stuff on her head at Glastonbury

A website has created a commercial opportunity from the thing we’ve all known all along: Glitter is fun for a minute until it gets really, really annoying.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Identical twins Alan and Gary Keery were insulted for both their business venture and their beards. Now they're getting offers to expand overseas

First we brought you the news that some frootloop was trying to crowdfund a cereal café. Then we told you that the crazy idea was actually happening.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
The 'fake' painting will be hung amongst the Old Masters at the gallery for three months (Picture: Dulwich Picture Gallery)

Could you spot a fake version of a priceless Old Master painting? That is the challenge the Dulwich Picture Gallery is laying down to visitors and critics by hanging a £79 Chinese replica on its walls.

Monday, January 12, 2015
(Picture: Elena Isac)

The sixth annual No Trousers Tube Ride saw baffled passengers look on as hundreds of Londoners dropped their keks for one of London’s silliest events.

Monday, January 12, 2015
Stephen Emerson made the ludicrous claims on Fox News last night

An American news commentator has apologised for making the ludicrous claim on Fox News that ‘Muslim religious police beat people in London who do not dress in religious attire’.

Friday, January 9, 2015
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If the success of our naked London guide is anything to go by, you guys just love getting your kit off. Now you can do a half-monty on the Tube.

Thursday, January 8, 2015
This Chelsea fan may find using his selfie stick at Stamford Bridge harder after Spurs banned the devices from being used at White Hart Lane (Picture: PA Images/Mike Egerton)

Watching a match at the Lane or the Emirates your enjoyment will no longer be ruined by some idiot with an iPhone on a rod dangling in front of them after Spurs and Arsenal banned ‘selfie sticks’ from their grounds.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
(Picture: Strike!/Facebook)

As if travelling into work for the first time after Christmas wasn’t hard enough, Tube passengers yesterday were greeted by posters making them question whether their job is completely pointless.

Monday, January 5, 2015
A zookeeper feeds Humboldt Penguins as staff at ZSL London Zoo's count up all their animals (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

If you thought your first day back at work after Christmas was hard going then spare a thought for the staff at ZSL London Zoo, who had to count up every animal for their annual stock take this morning.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
This drillbit was found in a chicken kebab. Inset: Top Kebab

A takeaway owner has been charged more than £7,500 for topping a chicken kebab special with a three-inch drill bit.

Monday, December 29, 2014
The brownies had an extra, illegal ingredient [Photograph by Jeffrey W]

London Ambulance Service rushed to the aid of some unwell patients who had indulged in drug-laced cakes last night.

Monday, December 29, 2014
So do we. But in a less mushy way, like the way you love your best mate [Image from YouTube]

We really, really hope not. It’s a promotional video for London by a company called MapToBuy, and is both catchy and refreshingly free of massive, glaring plugs for their product.

Monday, December 22, 2014
The man's hilarious new hobby is correcting people's bridge fallacies one Instagram caption at a time (Picture: Charles Lawley/Instagram)

One hilarious pedant is correcting Instagram users who mistakenly label Tower Bridge as London Bridge - and it’s so gloriously British in its passive-aggressiveness.

Friday, December 19, 2014
The 'Ho Ho Honut', the stuff of Christmas nightmares

Right, that’s it, Christmas is cancelled - a ‘festive’ doughnut featuring the flavours of turkey and all the trimmings and filled with gravy has been created, and it looks horrific.

Friday, December 19, 2014
TfL's 'amazing' new equipment for preventing delays, behold; THE STICK! (Picture: TfL/Twitter)

There is nothing quite so annoying as delays on Tube journeys - so it’s good to know TfL are sparing no expense with a new hi-tech gadget to help tackle disruption...wait a minute, that’s just a stick.

Thursday, December 18, 2014
A thousand simultaneous kisses meant that Borough Market could be lit by the power of love [Photograph from Borough Market]

To celebrate Borough Market’s 1,000th Christmas, a thousand couples were invited to pucker up under a thousand bunches of mistletoe - and generated enough electricity to switch on the Christmas lights!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Anton Page estate agents, which suffred a ram raid on Monday night

A late night smash and grab was foiled when Good Samaritan neighbours used unusual tactics to scare the thieves away.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Actor John Hurt (Picture: Brock Elbank)

A pogonophile’s dream: A new photography exhibition dedicated to facial fuzz of all kinds is set to open at Somerset House, proving 2014’s love for the beard is not over yet.

Monday, December 15, 2014
The Green Sea Turtle, named Greedy Boris, is fed with sprouts at London Aquarium (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

If you dread sitting down at the table for Christmas dinner and seeing a mound of sprouts in front of you - then there’s a very hungry turtle who would happily take them of your plate.

Monday, December 15, 2014
This picture was posted on Twitter by @asholles

A series of mock Met police posters appeared on advert boards around London over the weekend ‘admitting’ that the force is ‘still really racist’.

Friday, December 12, 2014
(Picture: London24/Alain Tolhurst)

Dozens of porn stars, freedom of speech campaigners and sex workers took part in a mass ‘face-sitting’ protest outside parliament today.

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09:06
The man was killed in Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch (Pic: Google Street View)

A man believed to be aged in his 20s has died after being run over in Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, in the early hours of this morning.

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Officers want to speak to this man after a blind woman was sexually assaulted at Waterloo Tube station (Picture: British Transport Police)

A man pretended to help a blind woman get off a Tube train at Waterloo station but then sexually assaulted her and fled the scene.

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Anyone with information about the incident outside Goresbrook School is asked to call police on 02 3276 1090 quoting ref 5100841/15

An appeal has been launched to find a moped rider who kicked a cyclist off his bike in east London on Friday night.

London Bloggers

Monday, December 22, 2014
Around 25 per cent of the population self-identity as having no religion yet still enjoy the fun of Christmas (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

It’s Christmas time. We know this by the light-adorned streets, the mobility hazard posed by boxes of Quality Street, Roses and Celebrations in every supermarket’s entrance and, of course, the incessant radio-plays of Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You.

Thursday, November 27, 2014
The main room at the Museum of Comedy (Pic: Steve Ullathorne)

This week I visited the Museum of Comedy located at the corner of Museum Street and Bloomsbury Way in the crypt under St George’s Church.

Thursday, November 27, 2014
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I genuinely and honestly have only a slight problem when it comes to buying domain names.