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Fri, 09:29

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.

Fri, 08:38
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.

Thu, 16:40
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!

Wed, 11:00
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.

Tue, 11:38
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.

Mon, 16:24
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.

Mon, 08:24
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.

Friday, December 12, 2014
The van crashed into the drive thru

A famished driver got more than they bargained for when they decided to stop at a McDonald’s drive-thru.

Friday, December 12, 2014
The mushroom was discovered on a private walkabout (Wikipedia)

It gives a new meaning to Royal Highness after a species of magic mushroom was discovered growing in the grounds of Buckingham Palace.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Do you dare eat a Christmas dinner-flavoured ice cream? [Photograph by Nigel Davies]

If the answer is “yes”, then head down to Wembley Park to try the frozen festive treat for free this Saturday December 13.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Christmas dinner - delivered? [Photography by Qualit-E]

Feel like letting someone else do the cooking on Christmas Day for a change? Well this year you can put the stuffing down and your feet up.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
The rare beer is on sale at Sourced Market at St Pancras

One of the world’s rarest beers has arrived at Sourced Market in St Pancras with the aim of raising the alcohol’s profile.

Monday, December 8, 2014
The Barbican's fantastic exhibition, Digital Revolution, got people talking on Twitter  (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for Barbican Art Gallery)

The food, exhibitions and festivals that got Londoners’ tongues twitching on Twitter during 2014 have been revealed.

Sunday, December 7, 2014
Free to Feed campaigners breastfeed their children outside Claridge's hotel (Picture: Nick Ansell/PA Wire)

Dozens of mothers staged a mass ‘nurse-in’ outside Claridge’s to protest over an incident where a woman was asked to cover herself while breastfeeding in its restaurant.

Friday, December 5, 2014
(Pic: Belinda Lawley and Southbank Centre)

No you’re not hallucinating: Five massive brightly-lit rabbits have actually appeared on the Southbank Centre’s Winter Festival site.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Will they make it in time? [Image from YouTube]

First they beat the Tube, and now they’re trying to race a Thames Clipper boat!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Lucifer the lion is hoping he hasn't got socks again... [Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images]

It’s December, the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree has arrived, shop windows are looking festive, and the London24 staff have donned their ugly Christmas jumpers - and even the animals at ZSL London Zoo are feeling merry!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Afterall, who doesn't want to smell like a horse?

Ever felt the desire to smell like muck and sweet animal sweat? You have? Well you’re in luck as a series of horse perfumes have been released onto the market, just in time for Christmas.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
A mock-up of how the world's longest urban trampoline - The Bounceway- will look in central London (Architecture for Humanity)

The world’s longest urban trampoline is set to be built in central London after Boris Johnson gave it the green light along with a raft of other projects designed to improve the city’s streets and public spaces.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Islington came out top whereas Lewisham was voted among the worst London boroughs

The Metro has published a list of London boroughs voted best to worst - by its own staff.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
If it's not leaves on the line or the wrong kind of snow...(Pic: Amy Gray)

Greater Anglia passengers travelling from Liverpool Street to Chingford and Bethnal Green were surprised to be told their trains were delayed because of an ‘unusually large passenger’.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The strange electric force makes your hair stand on end (YouTube)

This video shows a strong electric force outside the Google building near Tottenham Court Road which makes your hair stand on end and feel a pressure in your head if you stand too close.

Monday, November 24, 2014
The sewer under Whitehall was clogged with tons on awful stuff which had to be pumped out (Picture: Thames Water)

London is blighted by the mighty bulks of congealed fat known as fatbergs, with an estimated 55,000 of them blocking sewers across the city.

Monday, November 24, 2014
The snake was found nestling in the recycling box outside the man's house (Picture: Imgur/lowercase_capitalist)

A resident in West Hampstead opened their front door this morning only to find a two metre-long snake nestling in a recycling box.

Friday, November 21, 2014
World Champion Parkour athlete, Tim Shieff, leaps across a ledge in some naked free-running in central London (Picture: Beautiful Crime/Jason Paul)

What’s more daring than leaping across London rooftops and free-running atop buildings? Doing it completely naked, that’s what.

Friday, November 21, 2014
A portrait of a naked and pregnant Duchess of Cambridge by graffiti artist Pegasus

An image of the Duchess of Cambridge in the nude bar a tiara balanced on her pregnancy bump has sprung up on the side of an art gallery in north London.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
But did he say yes? [Photograph courtesy of the Ritzy]

A woman called Marisa has proposed to her boyfriend Chris on the marquee of Brixton’s Ritzy, and now we want to find out if he said ‘yes’.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Two pranksters hid in the changing room and filmed themselves having an after-hours go on the slides (Picture: Daniel Jarvis)

A pair of YouTube pranksters hid in the changing rooms at a leisure centre until everyone went home and then filmed themselves riding the flumes and skinny dipping in the pools after dark.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
(Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Microsoft)

Daredevil street trials rider Danny MacAskill was all in a spin last night as he performed tricks on the Thames at Westminster Pier, with the London Eye as his backdrop.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Weighing in a whopping 12kg - Texas is the fattest cat staff at Battersea have ever seen (Picture: Batterse Dogs and Cats Home)

A giant fat cat has been put on a diet in the run up to Christmas after staff at Battersea said the morbidly obese moggy was the heaviest they had ever seen.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Romford in east London is Britain's luckiest town

Romford in east London has had more lottery wins of £50,000 or more per head than any area of Britain.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
The three friends did hardly any training for the mammoth journey (Pic@ YouTube / Chris Lawson)

“Fancy doing London to Paris on a Boris bike?” Graham McLoughlin asked his friend James Greig.

Monday, November 17, 2014
The magazine's editor says it offers drug addicts a safer route to fund their habit than theft or prostituition (Picture: Illegal!)

A new Big Issue-style magazine has been launched in London to help drug addicts pay for their habit without resorting to theft or prostitution.

Monday, November 17, 2014
That's when you know you're in trouble... [Image from YouTube]

A daredevil biker got a taste of instant karma when he pulled a wheelie - and got stopped by two City of London Police officers on horses.

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And we were all invited to the happy couple’s big day!

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Twinkle, twinkle you little stars – thanks for making your homes so festive.

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Eragon the chihuahua has been reunited with his owner for Christmas after being found in a Santa sack miles away from his home (Picture: RSPCA)

A tiny chihuahua from London has been reunited with his owner for Christmas after being found left in a Santa sack on a church porch all the way in Hertfordshire.

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A murder investigation was launched after police were called to reports of a man stabbed at Lumley Flats in Pimlico Road (Picture: Google Streetview)

A 65-year-old woman has been bailed after being arrested on suspicion of murder following the fatal stabbing of a man at a flat in Pimlico.

Fri, 17:31
The three teenagers were found guilty of killing Paul Thrower with an axe at a block of flats in Hayes (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Three 18-year-olds have been jailed for their part in a “wicked and unnecessary” axe and knife attack reminiscent of The Shining. An unnamed 17-year-old was cleared of involvement.

London Bloggers

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
Bird Lovegod

I genuinely and honestly have only a slight problem when it comes to buying domain names.

Friday, November 14, 2014
Bird says back up your data

What happened after a friend of mine lost basically everything he’d created in the last 5 years: