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Shocked coffee-drinkers at the BBC were joined by a fox who dropped in to the branch of Caffé Nero at New Broadcasting House.

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A man has been charged with the death of cyclist Victor Ben-Rodriguez, who was killed after being hit by a lorry at Ludgate Circus in the City.

The London Air Ambulance landed in Avery Hill Park this afternoon to treat a critically inured man.

If you’ve always fancied living with a superhero the flatshare for you may just have come on the market as an advert for a room in north London shows Spiderman relaxing at home.

Master criminal Dwight Brown was caught after he dealt drugs in a public place covered by CCTV [Photograph from British Transport Police]

An inept criminal has been sent to prison for nine years after he was overheard selling drugs on a train.

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The massive cannabis factory was discovered near Bromley in south London

A huge cannabis factory which would yield its owner a whopping £250,000 per year was discovered in Chelsfield, near Bromley, south London yesterday morning.

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This is the leaflet that the BNP handed out on Hornchurch High Street

The British National Party has been condemned after handing out anti-Islamic leaflets to shoppers - that depicted a lit bomb.

Boris Johnson gave a typically statesmanlike response to questions about IS  (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)

In typically statesmanlike fashion when asked about the sorts of people lured to join organisations like Islamic State - Boris Johnson labelled them all as ‘w*****s’ obsessed with pornography.

Officers want to speak to this man after a sex attack in Startford (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Officers have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to after a woman was subjected to a sex attack in the bathroom of a Travelodge in east London.

Yesterday, 15:41
Paul Kohler was left with horrific injuries [Photograph from Metropolitan Police]

A professor who was savagely beaten in his Wimbledon home by a gang of Polish burglars said the attack should not be used to justify racism, and praised the local Polish community.

Yesterday, 12:24
Snoopy is now free and seems well [Photographs from London Fire Brigade]

London Fire Brigade have rescued a horse called Snoopy who was stuck in water up to his neck in marshland near Erith.

Yesterday, 12:09
Missing: Sociable Rocky hasn't been seen for almost a week

The distraught owner of Rocky, a poodle-cross puppy who went missing last Friday (January 23) has launched a borough-wide appeal to help bring him home.

Yesterday, 11:43
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.

Yesterday, 11:41
The hell that was King's Cross this morning (Pic: @billyclarkillo)

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

Yesterday, 10:47
Oh my god this looks like so much fun! (Picture: Pearlfisher Gallery)

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

Yesterday, 09:35
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, 09:14
Andrew Hunt, 27, had worked at Burgh House in Hampstead for 18 months. Colleagues are devastated at news of his sudden death.

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.

Yesterday, 08:02
The owner has been banned from keeping dogs and ordered to perform community service after officers found the animals (Picture: Met Police)

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, 07:15
Pretima Champaneri-Phillips with her huge bill

A diner who went for a quick evening meal at Cote Brasserie, in Hampstead, came out with a bill for nearly £270,000

Wed, 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.

Wed, 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.

Wed, 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.

Wed, 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.

Wed, 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.

Wed, 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.

Wed, 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.

Wed, 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?

Wed, 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.

Wed, 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.

Wed, 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.

Wed, 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.

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
David Parry/PA Wire

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.

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The gunman’s background and motives are still being investigated by the Dutch authorities.

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Everybody thinks they know the Tube map but do you really?

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It’s time to test your knowledge on the two London institutions: the Underground, and the boozer.

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Adrian Chiles is no longer ITV's main man... so why not test your knowledge of some of his (and others') greatest gaffes? (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

With news of presenter Adrian Chiles’ sacking by ITV, it’s a good time to remember some of the most memorable punditry blunders.

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