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Old university friends Noel Carroll and James Heptonstall teamed up to complete the ultimate London fitness challenge - racing the Tube!

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The towering sea of foam floating down the River Lea  [photograph by Kriss Lee, CLiPiCs Photography and Art]

A 10 foot deep, mile-long mountain of foam invaded the tree-lined River Lea at the weekend in scenes reminiscent of spooky sci-fi drama the X Files.

Organisers say it goes some way to helping answer 'What would your last meal be?' (Picture: Death Row Dinners)

In what might possibly be London’s least tasteful pop-up, diners in Hoxton Square will get to experience a prisoner’s last meal at ‘Death Row Dinners’.

Sunday, September 14, 2014
The bizarre 'nightclub' was set up on a Northern Line Tube train (Picture: YouTube)

Stepping on to a Tube train you should probably expect to see almost anything, but one passenger accidentally walked into a makeshift nightclub on the Northern Line.

Friday, September 12, 2014
This bizarre sight floated past Matt Perkins on Regents Canal - and immediately went viral on social media [Photograph by Matt Perkins]

What would you do if you saw a terrapin floating down a river on a dead fox? Take a photo, of course!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Spurred on the by the Scottish referendum, more Londoners now want independence of their own (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

After a poll revealed 20 per cent of Londoners want to secede from the rest of the UK, here are five things we need to sort out first.

Friday, September 5, 2014
Grant Mills with his terminally ill father John

We’ve all sat on the District line as it slowly trundles towards Upminster and thought: “I could probably run it faster than this” - but Grant Mills has decided to make those idle thoughts a reality.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
49(A) Glenwood Road is too narrow for an average three-seater sofa! [Photograph from McHugh]

You could get a two-bedroom house in Haringay for the knockdown price of £235k next month, but there’s a catch: it’s just 83 inches wide.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
The Woolwich Central Tesco has been voted not just the ugliest new building in London, but the ugliest new building in the COUNTRY! [Photograph from Google StreetView]

A development in Woolwich has ‘won’ the Carbuncle Cup, the competition for the ugliest new building of the year.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
This Buckingham Palace guard got bored on duty and decided to perform some silly walks [Image from YouTube]

A Grenadier Guard on duty outside of Buckingham Palace has apparently been captured on video twirling and performing silly walks - when he was supposed to be protecting the royal family.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Rare Bengal breed cat Bean pictured here with his brother Kato - who are known as the Beasts of Shepherd's Hill - is missing feared stolen

An exotic pedigree cat known as the Beast of Shepherd’s Hill has gone missing from its Highgate home and is feared stolen.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Florentijn Hofman poses with his weird and wonderful creation [Photograph by Steve Sills]

Don’t panic! The gigantic hippopotamus is completely friendly.

Monday, September 1, 2014
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.

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Miguel Ausina took this photo of shoppers beign evacuated from Westfield

The Westfield Stratford shopping centre has been evacuated after a suspicious package was found.

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Does he make it through the doors in the nick of time?

Old university friends Noel Carroll and James Heptonstall teamed up to complete the ultimate London fitness challenge - racing the Tube!

A 25-year-old man arrested in connection with Alice's disappearance will face no further action

A 25-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder in the investigation into missing Hanwell teenager Alice Gross will face no further action, say police.

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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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Monday, September 1, 2014
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.

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How well do you know your football stadiums? This brand new quiz from London24 will seperate the men from the boys...

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Do you know your Thames truths from the porkie pies? (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

So, you live (or work) in London, and you think you know the river well.

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Diego Costa of Chelsea exchanges words with Cesc Fabregas (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

Chelsea have made several personnel changes over the course of the summer as they look to mount a squad that can challenge for the title.

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