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A giant ball pit for adults has opened at a gallery in London and it looks absolutely amazing.

Colleagues of a 27-year-old man found collapsed next to his bicycle in central London have spoken of their shock and sadness at his sudden death.

A man who kept dozens of dogs including tiny puppies in filthy conditions at his £4million Holland Park mansion has been banned from keeping animals.

Yesterday, 19:29
Forecasters are predicting snow and sleet showers (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Weather forecasters are predicting snow and sleet showers from tonight and into next week across London, with some heavy enough to stick.

38 minutes ago
Passengers posted photos of trains driving through several feet of water outside Farringdon (Picture: Network Rail)

Thames Water faces a multi-million pound bill after a burst water main flooded rail tunnels outside Farringdon, causing disruption for thousands of passengers this week.

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The hell that was King's Cross this morning (Pic: Grace Allen  - @graceallen100)

Flooding, engineering works, bus strikes. When will it all end?* (*It won’t)

Yesterday, 12:54
Waist-deep in water, a lifeguard pulls the terrified dog from the Model Boating Pond on Hampstead Heath. Picture: Ron Vester

A 15-year-old blind dog was pulled to safety after falling into the icy waters of Hampstead Heath ponds.

Soon this iconic sight will be no more [Natural History Museum/PA Wire

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The iconic diplodocus skeleton that has greeted generations of wide-eyed schoolchildren as they enter the Natural History Museum will soon get to rest his long, weary neck.

Yesterday, 07:00
Crossrail tunnel... now completed

It has taken two years of tunnelling under London, but here’s the end result—Crossrail’s new ‘super tube’ deep under ground, ready to rock’n’roll by 2018.

Yesterday, 16:32
Drivers from 18 different bus companies could be going on strike on three dates in February

Londoners are facing a trio of bus strikes in February - including one on Friday 13 - after bus drivers threatened to walk out over a pay dispute.

Yesterday, 16:01
Naveed Ahmed admitted decapitating his wife at a hearing in the Old Bailey (Picture via Metropolitan Police)

A man who decapitated his wife and the mother of his two young children in a ‘senseless and brutal attack’ at their west London home has been jailed for life.

Yesterday, 10:34
Little and large: At nine stone, Nero is over 120 times Digby's weight [Photograph by RSPCA/Community Newswire]

A chihuahua puppy that was abandoned ‘frozen and shaking’ behind two rubbish bins in north London has been rescued - and is now best friends with a huge Neapolitan mastiff who is 120 times his weight.

Yesterday, 08:49
The men, all arrested by the Met's anti-terror officers, have been re-bailed (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

A dozen men from London arrested by counter-terrorism officers for being linked to a banned terror group have been re-bailed by police as they continue to investigate.

Yesterday, 08:10
An appeal has been launched after a man was assaulted on the Tube in east London in the early hours of 2015 (Picture: British Transport Police)

A man’s eyesight was damaged after he was attacked in the early hours of New Year’s Day on a District Line Tube at Mile End.

Yesterday, 18:44
Ambrose Ball, also known as Jay, has gone missing

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of missing Tottenham man, Ambrose Ball, also known as Jay, who was last seen after his car was involved in a crash on Saturday.

Yesterday, 12:00
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The Great Sausage Roll Off is back, and it’s happening tonight at the Red Lion pub in Barnes.

Yesterday, 09:17
Table for one? New solo dining pop-up comes to London (Picture: Eenmaal)

Imagine a restaurant where there are no loved-up couples putting you off your food, no screeching groups of friends, no one asking to try your steak or boring you with their terrible chat. Just you and your meal. Sounds glorious right?

Yesterday, 09:13
Tim A Roberts posted this photo on Twitter with the message:

The fatal accident occurred when two vehicles collided on Empire Way just before 6.54am this morning, and hit a pedestrian.

The Docklands Light Railway in Beckton. Picture: PA Wire/John Stillwell

Transport union RMT has cancelled a strike that was due to start tomorrow at 4am.

Tue, 15:05
The app lets toy split the bill at the touch of a button

We’ve all been there - you wake up with a bunch of receipts from a group night out and getting any of the money back is going to be a nightmare.

Tue, 11:41
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Tube travellers were more than a little shocked this morning when met with a full-sized polar bear.

Tue, 11:18
One of the men was found injured in Kensington Mall in west London in the early hours of Monday (Picture: Google)

An investigation has been launched by detectives after two men were discovered with stab wounds within yards of each other in Notting Hill yesterday morning.

Tue, 10:31
Police said today if Arnis Zalkalns was still alive he would have been charged with Alice Gross' murder

Latvian builder Arnis Zalkalns would have been charged with murdering Hanwell schoolgirl Alice Gross had he still been alive today, police said.

Tue, 10:04
Do you recognise this man?

Police are appealing for information after a man exposed himself to a female passenger on board a c2c train.

Tue, 10:00
This is how Blackfriars Junction would look after the cycleway was installed (Picture: Greater London Authority)

Despite criticism from taxi drivers, the City and even cyclists themselves Boris Johnson has decided to go ahead with his contentious new cycle superhighway, dubbed ‘Crossrail for bikes’.

Tue, 09:01
The cyclist lay down on the road in Hackney (Picture: Tom Kearney)

More than 200 cyclists lay down in the street in Stamford Hill to protest about road safety last night after the death of Stephanie Turner.

Tue, 08:08
Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned in London in 2006

The family of posioned spy Alexander Litvinenko could finally find out who murdered him as the long-awaited public inquiry into his death opens in London today.

Mon, 19:28
Greenhouse N16 is a new co-working space in Hackney hoping to get creatives to strike the right balance

Nestled amongst the artisan cafes and shops on Green Lanes in between Dalston and Stoke Newington lies Hackney’s newest co-working space, a place for entrepreneurs to relax and eat as well as get cracking on the next big idea.

Mon, 18:44
The Croydon Tech City founders, Nigel Dias, Jonny Rose and Sarah Luxford

“The first two years were about validating Croydon as a tech hub – now it’s about becoming the best”

Mon, 18:35
Frugl co-founder Suzanne Noble

Want to get along to all the best events in London but put off by the cost? Well that’s where Frugl comes in - allowing users to find what’s going on across the capital all for under a tenner.

Mon, 17:40
The wreckage of the car [Photograph by London Fire Brigade]

A van driver has been praised by firefighters today after he dragged a man out of a moving burning car.

Mon, 14:30
Ed Sheeran said he was mistaken for Boris Johnson - we don't see the resemblance (Picture via Getty Images)

One is an incredibly successful 23-year-old musician, and the other is a bumbling 50-year-old politician - but apparently all it needs is some dishevelled hair for Ed Sheeran and Boris Johnson to be mistaken for one another.

Mon, 14:11
Officers want to speak to this man after a blind woman was sexually assaulted at Waterloo Tube station (Picture: British Transport Police)

A man pretended to help a blind woman get off a Tube train at Waterloo station - but then sexually assaulted her and fled the scene.

Mon, 12:13
Anyone with information about the incident outside Goresbrook School is asked to call police on 02 3276 1090 quoting ref 5100841/15

An appeal has been launched to find a moped rider who kicked a cyclist off his bike in east London on Friday night.

Mon, 11:33
The flooding on the Thameslink line in the Clerkenwell Tunnel

Flooding in a Farringdon railway tunnel is continuing to cause problems for commuters today.

Mon, 11:24

Police in Enfield say missing teenager Courtney Hazel, who was been seen more than a fortnight, has been found ‘safe and well’

Mon, 11:10
Josh Dorgu at his beloved Arsenal

A school community is in mourning after popular A level student Josh Dorgu collapsed and died in front of his shocked classmates.

Mon, 10:41
Die-ins are a graphic illustration of the dangers that cyclists face [Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images]

The Stop Killing Cyclists campaign is holding a vigil tonight at the site where a cyclist was killed last week.

Mon, 09:06
The man was killed in Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch (Pic: Google Street View)

A man believed to be aged in his 20s has died after being run over in Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, in the early hours of this morning.

Mon, 07:32
The blue fox was spotted in the Travelodge in Woolwich, south London (Pic by Scott Farnell)

A mysterious blue fox has been spotted at a Travelodge in Woolwich, south London.

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The iconic skeleton is set to be replaced by a giant blue whale skeleton in 2017, and people on Twitter really aren’t happy about it.

Citizens of New England wished they had temperatures “barely getting above freezing”.

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