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Wed, 16:40

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.

Wed, 13:21
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.

Wed, 11:59
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.

Tue, 12:45
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’.

Tue, 10:43
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.

Mon, 18:31
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.

Mon, 14:15
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.

Friday, November 14, 2014
Parnsip with RSPCA animal collection officer Kirstie Gillard (Picture: RSPCA)

A tiny kitten had a narrow escape after hiding herself in the engine compartment of a car and being discovered just seconds before it was switched on.

Friday, November 14, 2014
What do you think is the world's best cheese? (Photo by Pepe Franco/Cover/Getty Images)

UPDATE: Bath Blue has been named the world’s best cheese this evening after battling it out with more than 2,700 varieties at the BBC Good Food Show

Thursday, November 13, 2014
This first date had a happy ending - even if it wasn't for the couple involved (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Unfortunately most first dates die a horrible death but on this one a man’s life was actually saved.

Thursday, November 13, 2014
(Matt Crossick/PA Wire)

These incredible pictures show the moment the world’s tallest man, who measures a whopping 2.51m met the world’s shortest man, who is 10 times shorter than him.

Thursday, November 13, 2014
These are not vegetables

Some of a 1,000 Brits surveyed about their vegetable-eating habits thought Turkish delight, liver and cottage cheese all counted towards their five a day.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Ray Gipson tracing lost East End pubs

Ray Gipson is a recognised ‘geezer’ who has just been given £2,000 to go on a big pub crawl around London’s East End — on the taxpayer.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Tiny Chandra Bahadur Dangi and super-tall Sultan Kosen will meet for the first time

The world’s tallest and shortest men will meet in London for the first time on Thursday to celebrate the 10th annual Guinness World Records Day.

Monday, November 10, 2014
The staff arrive on scene to try and remove the enexpected landing (Picture: YouTube/Dantorp Aviation)

Staff at Heathrow were left in a flap after an unexpected landing at the airport - when a stubborn swan refused to off the runway.

Monday, November 10, 2014
The marmorated stink bug will invade Britain, experts say (Pic: Wikimedia)

A pungent insect which releases a rancid stink as part of a defence mechanism is heading for Britain, experts fear.

Sunday, November 9, 2014
Somehow the man mistook a metal teapot for a glove (Photo by Chaloner Woods/Getty Images)

A man walked into a fire station with a teapot stuck on his right hand.

Sunday, November 9, 2014
Lara Clarke with her award-winning cake creation of Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence (Lara Clarke/PA Wire )

Jennifer Lawrence will be in London for the premiere of Hunger Games tomorrow - but is this the actress’s sweetest super fan?

Friday, November 7, 2014
London Ambulance Service said they were called to a pharmacist in a shopping centre on Stratford's Montfitchet Road [Photograph from Google StreetView]

A shopper in Westfield dialled 999 yesterday - because of trapped wind.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Theodosia Aresti in her bathroom where it all began

An east London pensioner was left understandably horrified when she heard a “great big rumbling”: a poo explosion that covered her bathroom in three inches of effluence.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
I believe that is what is known as 'instant karma' (Picture: YouTube/David Attenbrah)

If anyone can show me a more glorious moment of instant karma than watching the driver of a £300,000 Lamborghini try and put out his flaming supercar after revving the engine too hard then I don’t want to see it.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
The sewer under Whitehall was clogged with tons on awful stuff which  had to be pumped out (Picture: Thames Water)

One of the biggest fatbergs ever discovered in London’s sewers was sucked out from under Whitehall as Thames Water reveals it spends £1million every month unclogging pipes.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
The North Korean's London embassy is housed in this unassuming semi-detached house in Ealing (Picture: Google Streetview)

Londoners are being given the chance to step onto North Korean soil and see inside the reclusive country’s headquarters in the capital for the very first time.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
The Pug is a popular choice in the City and Canary Wharf (Picture: The Kennel Club)

The Kennel Club reckon you can, and have released information on the most popular breeds of dog broken down by areas in London.

Monday, November 3, 2014
Indentical twins Alan Keery (left) and Gary Keery are setting up the UK's first cereal cafe in Shoreditch

The UK’s first cereal cafe selling more than 100 varieties from all over the world is due to open in Brick Lane, Shoreditch, in December.

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With Christmas comes a host of movies to the big screen, from festive family comedies to action blockbusters. Here is our pick of the best out next month.

The comedian returned to his home town for the prestigious award ceremony.

The helicopter crashed through the roof of the Clutha pub.

Twitter sat back and watched as the world went bargain-hunting crazy on Black Friday.

There was definitely something buzzing at JCB when he delivered his immigration speech.

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Yesterday, 13:17
The Northern Line during a strike on April 29, 2014  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

The Northern Line may be disrupted on Monday December 1 as RMT members walk out over the sacking of a colleague who failed an alcohol breathalyser test on the job.

Yesterday, 14:07
London Ambulance Service Joint Response Unit tweeted this photograph of the aftermath of the crash

There are serious traffic delays in Islington today after a pedestrian was knocked down on Popham Road.

Yesterday, 12:04
The westbound A13 is closed at the junction with Ferry Lane [Photograph from Google StreetView]

The A13 was closed near Ferry Lane yesterday as police discovered a dead body in a car.

London Bloggers

Thu, 10:58
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.

Thu, 10:54
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: