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Tue, 15:59

A great £5 parking deal in Portland Square turned into a nightmare for one family when the dad was charged £3,731 instead, maxing out his credit card and leaving him to borrow money from his sister.

Tue, 09:59
Efes snooker hall in Dalston is turning into Fun House for one night only

Legendary Dalston snooker hall Efes is taking a giant retro step into the past by turning into Pat Sharp’s Fun House for one night only this Friday.

Mon, 08:00
London Fire Brigade have to rescuer more than two Londoners every day from loos  (Photo: Nadine Hutton /Getty Images)

London Fire Brigade has revealed that it rescues more than two people a day who are stuck in washrooms.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Picture: Stepgen Fothergill

Did you know there’s an art gallery in London run by Tube staff?

Monday, November 16, 2015
The boulders can be seen here

This extraordinary footage shows a man ambitiously trying to move a fixed concrete boulder outside a bar in east London – for 17 minutes.

Monday, November 16, 2015
Lauren Crouch was asked by her Tinder date for a £3.50 refund after their Costa visit

For Lauren Crouch, there is no such thing as a bad date. She sees them as an opportunity to tell a good story. And that’s certainly what she got when her love interest, stung by rejection, asked her for a £3.50 drink refund.

Friday, November 13, 2015
An INCREDIBLE Tardis built entirely from Lego. Wow. (Picture: Matt Adams)

Scarves, fezzes and bow ties were the accessories of choice for the thousands of fans attending the celebratory Dr Who Festival at London ExCel today.

Friday, November 13, 2015
Only 'U' - Lewis' - and 'T' - Adam - are still up there (Photo: McCann PR)

The pair have been enduring fake rain, wind and snow for almost a day in a bizarre endurance test that has already brought six other people to their knees.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Folly Mix will be one of the star acts at this weekend's Sexpo (Picture: Adam Robertson/ Sexpo UK)

A penis painter, adult stars, glamour models and female-friendly orgasm masterclasses will all feature at the UK’s first Sexpo - a huge sex and sexual health exhibition - in Hammersmith this weekend.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Definitely not suitable for those with vertigo (Photo: Go Ape/Vilius Uksas)

Go Ape’s forest adventure parks are a cult favourite for children and big kids alike - so we’re a bit excited to learn that one is coming to Battersea!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
This terrifying creature was discovered slithering through a south London park (Picture: RSPCA)

A six-foot long boa constrictor was discovered slithering through a park in Bexleyheath and brave people trapped it in a bin to protect themselves.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Cute little Wilbur suffered small wounds to her ear and neck during her adventure (Photo: RSPCA)

We see some strange sights in London, but no-one expects to see a tiny micro pig running along a busy A road.

Monday, November 9, 2015
You can make your own alcohol-infused candy floss! (Photo: Smith & Sinclair)

A boozy sweetshop is opening in Carnaby Street to make you feel like a kid in a candy shop - complete with cocktail-flavoured dibdabs and infused candy floss.

Friday, November 6, 2015
Can fried chicken be healthy and still be delicious?  (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Chicken-loving youngsters in a deprived borough of north London will soon be able to buy healthy fried chicken, as groundbreaking new restaurant Chicken Town opens its doors in Tottenham.

Friday, November 6, 2015
That's not a knife, that's a knife!

Airport police were stunned after opening the suitcase of a 25-year-old Australian man to find a huge knife and notes plotting a kidnap last night.

Friday, November 6, 2015
The Man on the Moon John Lewis Christmas advert 2015 is amazing (Picture: YouTube)

The John Lewis Christmas advert is a massive deal. This year’s offering - released at 8am Friday morning - is about the Man on the Moon and features a version of Oasis’s ‘Half the World Away’ sung by 19-year-old Norwegian Aurora Aksnes. It made our reporter cry.

Thursday, November 5, 2015
Kate Spicer with her beloved dog, Wolfy

A social media appeal to find a dog that went missing in Tufnell Park on Halloween has gone viral - after being re-tweeted by Jeremy Clarkson and Ricky Gervais.

Thursday, November 5, 2015
London's only underground cinema is back in town (Picture: Rooftop Film Club)

From next week Londoners can snuggle up with a date in the capital’s only underground cinema, nestled in The Vaults under Waterloo station.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Romance is well and truly alive in London (Picture: SW_Trains)

This loved-up couple proved their relationship is right on track after a shock proposal at a busy train station this morning.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
This Pot Noodle had a special ingredient... (Photo: Miggy Perez)

A Facebook user has gone viral with his tale of a Pot Noodle with a ‘strange’ new ingredient that made him really happy - and hungry.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
A supercross is a cyclesport requiring amazing bike-handling skills and ability to negotiate obstacles (Picture: Commons)

A high-energy cyclesport tournament comes to Granary Square in King’s Cross this month, where contestants will get to ride with the world’s top professionals while swerving and dodging round intricate obstacles.

Monday, November 2, 2015
Cow & Gate baby muesli had a different type of natural ingredient inside

A shocked Mum found ‘a spiders web’ and ‘a maggot’ in her child’s baby muesli last week and its maker Cow & Gate are now warning parents not to give the cereal to their kids.

Thursday, October 29, 2015
Danny Dyer will join other celebs in doing Tube announcements today (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

Staunch West Ham fan and all round east London geezer Danny Dyer, well known for his way with words, will be joining a host of other celebrities including Arsene Wenger, Harry Kane and John Terry in making announcements on London’s Tube network today.

Thursday, October 29, 2015
The driver got more than they bargained for

One motorist was so keen for a burger or two that they had a bit of a disaster at the drive-thru.

Monday, October 26, 2015
Do you know where Big Ben is? (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Hundreds of people who were asked where Big Ben is in a survey failed to correctly locate the famous London landmark.

Monday, October 26, 2015
Shops have been warned not to sell the foods to under 16s at Halloween (Picture: PA Images)

Shop owners are being told not to sell eggs and flour to under-16s at Halloween because police are worried the foodstuffs will be used in nasty pranks.

Thursday, October 22, 2015
Thieves stripped this mountain bike bare (Picture: Shafi Naqi Jamie)

Some London bike thieves are now kindly leaving you the frame when they steal your wheels.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
What makes you freak out?

The hashtag #LondonersFreakOutWhen started trending on Twitter today. Here’s the best of...

Monday, October 19, 2015
The police described the strange item as looking like a 'crash-landed UFO' (Picture: Kingston Police)

Police in Kingston, south-west London, have been left utterly perplexed by an object described by cops who found it as “a crash landed UFO”.

Monday, October 19, 2015
A Metropolitan Police officer was filmed 'riding a swegway' in London in a video uploaded to YouTube (Picture: YouTube/Carnage)

Just last week the Metropolitan Police said ‘swegway’ riding on London’s streets is illegal, but now two young Londoners have posted a video to YouTube showing one of its female officers ‘riding a swegway’.

Thursday, October 15, 2015
(Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has just rugby tackled a boy aged 10 in a game in Tokyo.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Yes, you heard that right, everyone can get personalised Nutella at Selfridges this Christmas

Licking Nutella off a spoon while binge-watching Netflix is everyone’s guilty pleasure, right? Well now you can make sure people keep their hands off your jar as personalised Nutella will be available at the click of a button from next week.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Barri Ghai, Founder and Lead Investigator at The Ghostfinder Paranormal Society, will investigate your 'haunted' home

Londoners looking to prove their homes aren’t haunted before selling them are being offered a helping hand from paranormal investigators.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Perri's receipt shows the charge for women's clothes at the top

Most shoppers have accepted the 5p charge for plastic bags in supermarkets, but £12 for four of them is another story.

Monday, October 12, 2015
Deborah Willemen said she felt like she had 'lost a limb' after the bike was stolen at 3am on Saturday morning (Picture: Deborah Willemen)

‘It was like losing a limb’: A Tottenham single mum needs your help after her life-altering cargobike was (ineptly) stolen by a thief in the dead of night.


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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.