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More than 3,000 candle-lit pumpkins will line the Canalside Steps in Granary Square, Kings Cross from today for Halloween.

Yesterday, 13:11
A single mother has won a benefits fight with the Haringey Council from beyond the grave (Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire)

A dead woman has won a court case from beyond the grave after the Supreme Court found in her favour in a battle over council tax in north London.

Yesterday, 11:04
It turns out the Harry Potter star is actually a massive rap fan

Whoever knew Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe liked hip-hop so much?

Mon, 14:37
All wrapped up and safe - swan 'Miley' with PC Matthew Purcell [Photograph from Tower Hamlets Police]

An unusual rescue mission took place this weekend, as a policeman saved the life of a young swan.

Mon, 08:09
The zombies have invaded London! And they have sweet dance moves!

Hundreds of ‘zombies’ gathered in Covent Garden on Saturday night - not to eat people’s brains, but to take part in an amazing performance of Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

Friday, October 24, 2014
Zaire enjoying her cake at London Zoo

This sweet-toothed gorilla celebrated her birthday in style - by filling her face with a special cake made by Great British Bake Off finalist Richard Burr.

Friday, October 24, 2014
The original photo clearly showed a topless woman [Photograph by @TheLondonLuke]

The window displays of estate agents often raise Londoners’ blood pressure, but Faron Sutaria set pulses racing for a different reason at their Notting Hill Gate agency earlier this month.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
@TrudieLyons tweeted this picture of Brian Harvey with the infamous ringbinder

The drama around East 17’s Brian Harvey rumbles on today, as London24 discovered the contents of his enigmatic dossier.

Friday, October 17, 2014
Pure Taste will serve food based on the caveman, or Paleo, diet(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

From the Atkins to the 5:2 diet, there’s always a new fad on the market but Pure Taste, a new Notting Hill restaurant, is taking things back to basics with a menu based on what cavemen would have eaten.

Thursday, October 16, 2014
The tomatoes were spotted by a rail worker on the line from Liverpool Street to Southend

The RMT has hit out at the ‘disgusting and dangerous practice’ of trains dumping waste onto railway lines after a tomato plant was seen growing on the tracks.

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Nico is seen grinding along boats and on locks as he fires up the canal

The genteel quite of the canal in east London is rudely awoken by wakeboarder Nico von Lerchenfeld as he screams along the canal in this amazing video.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Molly the dog was returned seconds after a tweet from Britain's Got More Talent presenter Stephen Mulhern

A dog stolen as she waited for her owner outside a shop in Spitalfields was safely found just seconds after a celebrity backed the appeal to find her on Twitter.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The cold, dead eyes of a killer? [Photograph by Dfaulder]

A seagull has been spotting stalking pigeons in Hyde Park – then drowning the smaller birds in the Serpentine.

Friday, October 10, 2014
The picture had appeared all over social media this week (Picture: Twitter/@MPSWandsworth)

Street art enthusiasts were sent into a frenzy this week after an apparent ‘Banksy’ was spotted in south London – but sorry everyone, it looks like it’s a fake.

Friday, October 10, 2014
Siobhan Gerrard spotted this bizarre sight in Wood Green.

We’re used to strange sights at London24, but this one has us scratching our heads.

Friday, October 10, 2014
Where the flamin hell are they?

Never mind fighting fires, the real emergency at the London Fire Brigade’s headquarters in Southwark is their missing tea caddies.

Friday, October 10, 2014
Firefighters were called to saw through the iron bars and rescue the trapped Labrador in Hornsey (Picture: Twitter/@Natty_Huitson)

A Labrador had to be cut free from iron railing after somehow getting his head stuck between the bars on a first-floor balcony in north London.

Thursday, October 9, 2014
The new footbridge is simple but stunningly elegant [Image from YouTube]

Move over, Tower Bridge: the capital has a new favourite draw-bridge, and it’s achingly cool.

Thursday, October 9, 2014
The abandoned Lamborghini was left on Tower Bridge (@TfLTrafficNews)

They say Lamborghini owners are a flamboyant lot but this stunt would leave even 50 Cent reeling.

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Cup of Rosie Lee old chum? (Pic Added Honesy)

Fancy a cup of Rosie Lee old chum? Get up close and personal as you wrap your chops around your very own Boris Johnson mug - for the bargain price of £4.99.

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Lindsay Siviter unveils what Jack the Ripper's graffiti may have looked like in Goulston St, where a restaurant now stands [photo: Mike Pattison]

A fish’n’chip shop in London’s East End has had a traditional makeover and been turned into an historic memorial to the victims of Jack the Ripper—at the spot where the Victorian serial killer taunted police with a message chalked on a wall.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
You can see octopuses being fed at the London Aquarium [Photograph by Albert Kok]

Today is Octopus Awareness Day, so here are some of London24’s favourite octopus moments!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
The picture made the national press (Picture: James Galbraith)

An under-fire street cleaner who hit the headlines after being photographed sweeping a police crime scene in east London has said she did nothing wrong.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
The musuem will have a large collection of skulls

London’s weirdest museum needs your help as plans to create a permanent home for curiosities like two-headed kittens and dodo bones in Hackney have hit a financial snag.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
That is one pricey burger....

The world’s most expensive (and utterly pointless) burger has been created by a chef in London, using the usual array of spectacularly expensive ingredients: Kobe beef, check! Truffle, check! Lobster, check! Caviar, check! Saffron, check! Gold, of course!

Monday, October 6, 2014
An example of a dog pram as seen at Crufts. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Images

It sounds barking mad, but a woman attacked and racially abused a mother on a bus - because she asked her to move her dog pram.

Monday, October 6, 2014
Who leaves an entire leg of pork just lying around on the street?

A Spanish pork lover was left without a leg (of ham) to stand on after an entire Jamon was discovered abandoned on a street in Crystal Palace.

Monday, October 6, 2014
(Pic by David Parry/PA)

Passersby do a double take after a 24 metre square canvas of Jack Bauer - star of US television series 24 - popped up at Borough Market.

Thursday, October 2, 2014
The installation, entitled 'Take my lightning but don't steal my thunder', is by British artist Alex Chinneck (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

Don’t worry, Covent Garden isn’t an alien spaceship floating off into the sky, even though it kinda looks that way in this amazing art installation by Alex Chinneck.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
I don't know what it is but I'm suddenly very thirsty...

Can anyone please explain why there is a giant pint of beer walking along the street in Tower Gateway? Nope, us neither.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The cocktail costs £16

A new bar has opened in Chelsea serving up cocktails made with pig’s blood, octopus tentacles, candy floss, raw eggs and squid ink.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Londoners love free wifi (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

How much do you love free WiFi? Would you give up your eldest child for it? Of course not right? Well that’s exactly what 6 Londoners unwittingly did after being caught out by a security firm.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Chriss Dodd questioned the supermarket whether the poster should be in full view of the customers

Sainsbury’s was forced to apologise after a motivational poster urging staff to squeeze an extra 50p from every customer was mistakenly put in the window of its Stratford store for customers to see.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Not your usual sight at Holborn during rush-hour

When people say it’s a battle to get a seat on the Central Line at rush-hour they probably don’t mean you have to fight Spartan warriors...but commuters at Holborn Tube station had to do just that yesterday.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
65ft-long hippo sculpture that floated down Thames under Tower Bridge

The giant hippo which made its way down the Thames is back by popular demand and has found a new home at St Katharine Docks.

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It’s not just a bit warmer, it will be eight degrees warmer than is normal for this time of year.

Rushing towards the bear for a photo is not the done thing!

TOP Stories

08:50
The flood in Malpas Road, Brockley (Pic Benjamin Groucott)

A south-east London road was flooded this morning after a water main burst overnight.

19 minutes ago
Kamran Khan, Romaine Callender, Aamir Yousef, Sean Cephinis and Tevin Forde have been jailed for numerous guns and drug offences (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

A gang who buried guns, ammunition, heroin and crack cocaine in a park in north west London have been jailed for more than 42 years.

The GLA Conservatives claim drivers waste more than 2,000 hours every night waiting at traffic lights unnecessarily (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Switching traffic lights off at night in London could save £10million a year and relieve frustrated motorists left stuck waiting at reds when there are no other cars around.

London Bloggers

10:07
The Appilepsy team: Phil Efstathiou, Alex Telek , Clarence Ji, Miklos Molnar, Joran van Apeldoorn

In Tech City, things move fast. And sometimes erratically. Like phones in the pockets of people having epileptic seizures.

Friday, October 24, 2014
The 91-year-old gave the cyclist a wallop

After Baroness Sharples bragged about walloping a cyclist, London24’s cycling blogger AViewOfLondon has this to say...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The cast, including Josie Lawrence and Mike Myers

Simon Collins catches up with the improv impresarios, who despite being the world’s longest-running comedy show with the same cast, have lost none of the razor-sharp wit: