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Just one of the many delights the British Pathé archive has to offer

5 jaw-dropping films of old London from the British Pathé archive

Newsreel archivists British Pathé have deluged their entire collection of 85,000 films on to YouTube – and the impact on your productivity is going to be catastrophic.

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Surely not? (Picture: RateSetter)

Is that David Cameron pratting around on the Tube coated in bubble wrap?

We all know the lengths politicians will go to these days to enhance their public image – but surely this is too far?

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Salon staff member Barber Karim Nabbach standing next to the poster, which is still in the salon's South Ealing window (Picture: M&M Hair Academy/PA Wire)

North Korean embassy complains to Foreign Office over salon’s mocking poster

Displeasure from North Korea at a poster in a west London salon mocking the country’s leader has reached the Foreign Office.

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The BMW 6-Series that once belonged to David and Victoria Beckham (Picture: Auto Trader/PA Wire)

David Beckham’s BMW goes up for sale - on Auto Trader

Got a spare £75,000 and a love for all things David Beckham? Now you have the chance to get your hands on the superstar’s old BMW, which is being listed for sale on Auto Trader.

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M&M Hair Academy's tongue-in-cheek poster saw them get a visit from North Korean officials (Picture: M&M Hair Academy/PA Wire

Poster mocking Kim Jong-un sees Ealing salon in fight with North Korea

A hair salon in South Ealing sparked a diplomatic spat with North Korea after a poster making fun of its Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un led to a visit by officials from its nearby embassy.

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Left: Highgate resident Adrian Whitaker with the 2ft rat he caught in his home; right: Monday's Daily Mirror front page, with the inappropriate image

Daily Mirror ‘incorrectly used giant rat pic without permission’

A distressed north London man has accused national newspaper the Daily Mirror of “deception” after it published a front page picture of him holding a giant rat.

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The strange occurrence caused the Twitter hashtag #manonleash to start trending (Picture: @Ian_Jeffery)

Actress comes forward to ‘explain’ Farringdon dog leash stunt

A woman who baffled Londoners when she took a man on a leash for a walk around Farringdon has come forward to explain the stunt.

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Onlookers obviously took to Twitter

Daredevil shocks commuters by dangerously cycling along London Bridge edge

Bizarre rush-hour antics seem to be in vogue at the moment. Last Friday workers in Farringdon were left bemused by a man being led around on a leash – meanwhile commuters on London Bridge were thrilled by a daredevil riding a Boris bike along the dizzying edge of London Bridge.

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Charity runner Tony Phoenix-Morrison with his fridge (Picture: Nick Ansell/PA Wire)

Tony the Fridge completes two London Marathons...carrying a fridge, of course

A man known as Tony the Fridge has completed two back-to-back London Marathons carrying a refrigerator.

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The Mayor of London has found himself the star of new version of Flappy Bird (Picture: Flappy Mayor/App Store)

Boris Johnson mocked in new version of Flappy Bird

Boris Johnson has been left in a right flap after the Mayor of London was made the star of a copycat version of the insanely popular Flappy Bird.

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The scene outside the Palace of Westminster earlier today (Picture: Ellie Gellard/@BevaniteEllie)

Why are hundreds of people filming outside Parliament today?

History is being made in Westminster today – and unsurprisingly politicians are not involved.

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Our gallery shows Chelsea Pensioners having a happy retirement (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

23 pictures of Chelsea Pensioners enjoying the hell out of life

We celebrate the Royal Hospital Chelsea’s huge refurbishment with some awesome pictures of its Chelsea Pensioner residents having a great time in old age.

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'Wunsy' scared off his owner's attacker by flapping his wings and squawking (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Woman ‘attacked as she walked her parrot’

A woman was randomly attacked as she walked her parrot in a north London park last week, and saved when it flew to her rescue, police have revealed as they appeal for information.

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Amy the cat travelled 70 miles from Colchester to London

Adventurous cat travels 70 miles alone from Colchester to London

Amy the cat may be 18-years-old but she sure hasn’t lost her sense of adventure.

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After paperkutrob posted this picture from the pillow fight there was only one way this was going...(Picture via Imgur/Reddit)

10 hilarious Photoshops of the ‘Pillow Fight Woman’

Redditors have been having fun with a picture of the lady who was having the most fun of everyone at the big pillow fight in Trafalgar Square.

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