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Yesterday, 12:45

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’.

Yesterday, 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.

Monday, November 3, 2014
Reddit user Santero posted the picture on Saturday night after the horse ran past him (Picture via Imgur)

A jogger was shocked to find a loose police horse charging past him as he ran round Victoria Park on Saturday - but thankfully another passer-by managed to capture it before it caused any damage.

Friday, October 31, 2014
Surfing on Hampstead No. 2 pond. Picture: Ron Vester

It’s not exactly Bondi Beach, but that didn’t stop three daredevils attempting to surf one of Hampstead Heath’s placid ponds.

Friday, October 31, 2014
The customer thought 10 Oxo cube wrappers = a posh cocktail. It did not.

A confused customer at the ‘posh’ Oxo Tower bar tried to claim a free cocktail by presenting 10 Oxo cube wrappers - after reading the advice on Reddit.

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Darren Wilson described what happened when he stopped his police car to speak to Mike Brown before the shooting.

Eddie said that despite being sexually attracted to children, he’s never committed a crime and that there’s many more like him.

PM speaks out after Lee Rigby report is made public calling one internet firm a ‘safe haven’.

Social network named in media reports as the platform used by extremists and criticised in government report.

TOP Stories

10 minutes ago
Ben Purdy, 18, was shot at close range in Mossington Gardens on Monday and later died in hospital [Photograph from Metropolitan Police]

Two men have been charged with the murder of teenager Ben Purdy who died after he was shot at Mossington Gardens on Monday November 23.

20 minutes ago
The fatal accident happened at this junction between Commercial Road and Cavell Street on Monday November 24 [Photograph from Google StreetView]

Police have arrested the driver of a car that hit and killed a cyclist in Whitechapel and failed to stop at the scene.

00:05
The £3 pill is for people who drink more than half a bottle of wine or three pints of beer a night  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

It’s something many Londoners have wished for on a Sunday morning. Now a pill which helps dampen the desire to drink alcohol is available to people who drink half a bottle of wine or three pints a night or more.

London Bloggers

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:

Thursday, October 30, 2014
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...