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Yesterday, 17:07

You might have heard of the Stirling Prize for beautiful buildings – now get ready for the Carbuncle Cup, honouring the ugliest new building of the year!

Yesterday, 11:05
The winning shot, of the goose on the banks of the Thames, by Lee Acaster

A patient goose wandering next to the Thames under a stormy London skyline helped a photographer scoop the top prize in this year’s British Wildlife Photography Awards.

Friday, August 29, 2014
In order to get your hands on the free crisps, you'll have to tweet a special code and contend with an animated Gary Lineker (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images for Walkers)

Londoners are set to get free crisps at three bus stops for the next two weeks!

Friday, August 29, 2014
Police were called to the house of Sam Taylor Wood, seen here with husband Aaron Taylor Johnson at the European premiere of 'Godzilla' in Leicester Square in May, after the machine gun was spotted through a window  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Sam Taylor-Johnson got a visit from the firearms squad last night after a spotter-by noticed a machine gun in her house and called the police.

Friday, August 29, 2014
I'm not sure we even want to know how this ended up happening... (Picture: People on the Underground/@Alliemew)

You spend enough time riding round the Tube and the chances are there is nothing you haven’t seen, no matter how bizarre.

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Who'd have thought you could bed down here for the night? (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

How do you fancy a sleep-over on the 72nd floor of The Shard?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Phil McFadden recieved money off his bill as an apology but declined Byron's offer to pay his whole bill [Photograph by Phil McFadden]

A man was shocked to find a metal ringpull in his order of onion rings at the London burger chain.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Commuters avoid any attempt at chit-chat with their fellow passengers (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

If you are out in London on Saturday don’t be alarmed if you see a strange sight; strangers having actual, normal conversations - its all part of a scheme to get Londoners talking to each other.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Dynamo spotted by Steve Spencer

Fans of magician Dynamo were delighted by his latest trick: appearing to ‘levitate’ from The Shard near London Bridge.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Makers Cafe has opened in Shoreditch (Pic: Makers Cafe)

The UK’s first 3D printing cafe has opened in Shoreditch, east London.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Ever felt a bit wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey? Crispian Jago has created this map to keep all those plot threads nice and tidy! [Image by Crispian jago]

While we’re all very excited about the Doctor regenerating into Peter Capaldi, BBC’s time-bending show can be a bit confusing.

Monday, August 25, 2014
The illuminated message at Gladstone Park, Dollis Hill, north-west London on Saturday night (MPSHelicopters/PA Wire

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A police helicopter crew captured on camera the moment a man got down on bended knee surrounded by the illuminated message: “Will you marry me?”

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Keepers Jack Sargent and Adam Davies measure Perry, a 6ft llama, and Mocha, a 4 month-old llama (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

From tiny insects to huge jungle beasts all 17,000 animals at ZSL London Zoo had to be herded, lifted or coaxed onto the scales for the annual weigh-in.

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Bigfoot sighted outside Asda Dagenham Photo: @Amziie86 on Twitter

Shoppers at a local supermarket caught a rare glimpse today of a creature thought by many to be mythical.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Think 'all you can afford is a broom cupboard'? Yep, probably (Picture: Quilliam Property Services)

To all those people saying ‘all I can afford to buy in London is a cupboard’ I hope you’re happy now, after a west London estate agent put a tiny storage space up for sale.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
What

You wouldn’t know it to look at it, but beautiful Clissold Park in Stoke Newington harbours vicious predators that will “consume any animal they can catch” and carry a disease that can kill humans and dogs.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Alfred Ajani was spotted at Waterloo this morning (Picture: Twitter/@JayrokOnline)

A graduate found success with an unorthodox method of jobseeking after he stood at Waterloo station with a placard stating his credentials during rush-hour.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The man was spotted walking along the railway lines outside Liverpool Street, bicycle and golf clubs in hand (Picture: Twitter/@jamowalto86)

Dozens of trains going in and out of Liverpool Street this morning were delayed or cancelled thanks to a man who thought it would be a good idea to wander down the tracks with a bicycle and set of golf clubs.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Being Human actor Russell Tovey voices Alan Turing, father of the modern computer  [Photograph by Lee Ryda]

London’s statues have come to the life with the help of top British actors and smartphones!

Monday, August 18, 2014
The team wore ear-defenders to protect themselves from the deafening chimes © UK Parliament/Stephen Pike

Today cleaners with a head for heights abseiled down London landmark Big Ben to give the clockface a good scrub.

Monday, August 18, 2014
Hackney's Carriage: easyCar Club has gifted the borough of Hackney its own taxi, decorated in the traditional East End 'pearly' style. [Photo by David Yiu]

It sounds too good to be true, but now you can rent a Hackney Carriage for a whole day for just a tenner – if you live in Hackney.

Friday, August 15, 2014
Pic: RSPCA

These pictures of four-weeks old kittens George and Elton sporting the latest in haute cat-ure might be the cutest thing you’ll see today.

Friday, August 15, 2014
@bjornthomassen took his tiger costume very seriously, even transforming his eyes with freaky contact lenses!

WARNING: This article contains bare bottoms.

Friday, August 15, 2014
The House of Wolf account has been hacked

The website and Twitter account of posh Islington restaurant and bar House of Wolf was hacked by what appears to be an ex-employee with an axe to grind over not being paid.

Friday, August 15, 2014
No, not this one. London's ballsiest job ad is actually below, in the article. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

A ‘top London PR agency’ hunting for an alcoholic, ‘disturbed’, borderline criminal member of staff who is on anti-depressants, doesn’t care about global warming, and can fart and chew gum at the same time, to be a Senior Account Manager, “whatever the hell that is”.

Friday, August 15, 2014
Nathan Sawaya's Lego brick sculpture 'Yellow'... coming to Brick Lane, of course

Lawyer-turned-LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya has turned the children’s toy into a complex art form that has toured the world.

Friday, August 15, 2014
Will Boris Johnson be laughing when Gabriella sends up his political ambitions on stage?  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

BoJo superfans rejoice – a Mayor of London musical is in the works!

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Runners at last year's event [Photo from ZSL]

Tonight, hundreds of people will run naked through London Zoo to raise money for endangered tigers.

Thursday, August 14, 2014
An artist's impression of how the trio of swimming pools could look off the North Bank of the Victoria Embankment [Image by Picture Plane Ltd]

It could soon be possible to go for a swim in clean, fresh water on the Thames – because a visionary London architect has plans to float a swimming pool on the river.

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Will you help make the London Bubble Football League a reality? [Photograph courtesy of LBFL]

The world’s silliest sport could be coming to London, if one woman has her way.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
This is why you don't make eye contact with people on public transport [Photo from youtube]

We thought we’d seen everything at London24, and then we saw this man stitched into a figure-hugging suit made from raw chicken skin, going about his business in London. You know, catching the DLR at South Quay, having a stroll, popping into Pret - whilst covered in chicken skin.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The Rottweiler is desperate to find new owners to look after her

A mournful Rottweiler has been nicknamed ‘Permanently Sad Dog’ by staff at Battersea animal centre after her depressed expression has meant nobody has taken her home.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Robots are to give art fans a night at the museum with a series of after-hours tours around Tate Britain through an award-winning project.  Alexey Moskvin/Tate Britain/PA Wire

Robots are to give art fans a night at the museum with a series of after-hours tours around Tate Britain.

Monday, August 11, 2014
The video shows the men leaping from the terrace of a restaurant 48-storeys up in Canary Wharf (Picture: EpicTv)

If you’re not that great with heights then this video is probably not for you...

Friday, August 8, 2014
Giant sculptures of Sean the Sheep will arrive in London

Giant sculptures of Shaun the Sheep will arrive in London and Bristol today ahead of a public arts trail next summer.

TOP Stories

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The case is being heard at the Old Bailey (Photo by Bruno Vincent/Getty Images)

A former public school boy accused of sexually assaulting an ex-classmate after a boozy night out told jurors that their encounter was “definitely consensual”.

Myles Lovell saved the lives of two people - and now wants to know how they are doing [Picture by St John's Ambulance]

A man who saved the lives of two people after their car flipped over is appealing for them to get in touch.

Seahorses are a protected species and trade in them is illegal (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

A Chinese medicine trader has been fined for selling sexual enhancement pills made with seahorse extracts in Elephant and Castle.

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Advanced running and training technology for beginners up to elite athletes

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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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.

When no simple way to find Real Ale was at hand, 4 Ale enthusiasts got together to allow anyone with a smart phone to find Real Ale no matter where they happened to be, this was the birth of the Perfect Pint app.

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Yesterday, 17:16
Do you really need an explanation for that?! (Pic by Serena Marinelli)

If you’ve ever seen an Italian movie, you would probably know how important body language is in the culture.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Don't waste any of your harvest

If you are now inundated with ripe tomatoes, juicy green beans, berries and herbs, don’t leave them to go stringy or mouldy because the freezer can go a long way to making your crops last well into winter.

Friday, August 22, 2014
It turns out painting is the perfect thing to do in bars

I’m somewhat of a casual, lazy and very much amateur painter and after a busy day at work, the prospect of getting all my brushes, acrylics, water and other faff out is far from appealing.

Quizzes

Can you guess which bridge crossing the Thames in London which? (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Do you know your Blackfriars from your Southwark, Cannon Street from Waterloo, or do all of London’s bridges look alike to you?

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Amy Winehouse's second album became a classic

Are you an Amy Winehouse superfan?

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I'm only going to say this once: Stand. On. The. Right.

James Bond is Britain’s most famous secret agent, and the capital is its most famous city, so it makes sense that 007 would live and work here when he isn’t gallivanting around the world.

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