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A baby two-toed sloth is being hand-reared by keepers at ZSL London Zoo - and the pictures and video of him cuddling with his teddy-bear surrogate mum are almost too cute to bear.

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Two women were attacked and made hostages in their own home in a terrifying raid on their Hampstead Garden Suburb house.

A 20-year-old man died last night after falling backwards down the chimney of a seven-storey building metres from Marble Arch, police said.

Yesterday, 12:07
Antisemitic crimes have more than doubled in London over the past year (Picture: Getty)

The number of antisemitic hate crimes - including assault, harassment and arson - has more than doubled in London in the space of a year.

Brazil Day in Trafalgar Square is always a colourful event (Picture: Fernando Arroteia)

The Olympic Games are heading to Rio in 2016 (yes, we can’t believe it will be four years since London 2012 either) and the hype is already building. Join thousands in Trafalgar Square to celebrate Brazil Day and get a taste of what the vibrant country has to offer.

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One of the men can be seen with a shotgun

This is the terrifying moment a masked gang armed with a shotgun and crowbars broke into a house in Gidea Park – after pulling up in a Porsche.

Yesterday, 16:27
Police want to speak this woman after a child was kicked repeatedly (Photo: Metropolitan Police)

Police are hunting for a woman who was seen hurting a young boy in a shop in Wood Green on Saturday February 28.

Yesterday, 09:23
Police and rescue crews try to find the male in the water (Picture: B.W)

A body was hauled from a Hackney canal yesterday afernoon and is believed to be that of a 17-year-old who was being chased by police.

Yesterday, 08:08
Sebastian Szerer, a senior employee at a hotel, raped a man who came for a job interview (Picture: Met Police)

The former head housekeeper has been jailed for ‘luring’ a man, 25, to a fake interview before raping him in the locked suite of a luxury Westminster hotel.

Wed, 17:36
Walkers have been urged to report any suspicious activity in the area (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

People are being warned to be vigilant on Hackney Marshes after three women were stalked and hurt in what police believe were sexually-motivated attacks.

Wed, 15:19
Danny Dyer is reacting to Twitter trolls in a comic fashion (Picture: PA Images)

Actor Danny Dyer has caused a storm on Twitter by dishing out witty comebacks to users criticising him and his “straight to DVD” films.

Wed, 14:43
You either olive them or hate them  (Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Londoners love a good old whinge, and there are few better ways to vent your emotions than a full-on online rant.

Wed, 14:43
Camden Lock

It is cheaper to live in Madrid and commute to London than it is to rent a flat in Camden Town and work in Liverpool Street, according to new figures.

Wed, 12:13
Murder most foul... but residents in Cable Street wonder if Jack the Ripper should be celebrated

The neighbours thought they were getting a museum in their street celebrating the achievement of heroines down the ages in London’s East End.

Wed, 11:37
Mock up of the new helter-skelter at Olympic Park, Stratford (Picture: London Legacy)

A 178m long helter-skelter is going to be wrapped around Anish Kapoor’s famous ‘Orbit’ in Stratford for Londoners to zoom down at six metres per second.

Wed, 11:06
Prudential Ride London 2015 takes in the capital's most striking landmarks (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

The capital’s cycling festival is back this year bigger and better, so we’ve put together a handy guide with everything you need to know about Prudential RideLondon 2015.

Wed, 09:16
Police have confirmed the victim of a murder in Acton on Monday was a woman from Harlesden

Warren White, 14, has been found safe and well after going missing from Bermondsey at the weekend.

Wed, 08:57
A woman'’s body was discovered at a hostel in Perryn Road, Acton

A woman’s body was found at a hostel for vulnerable people in Acton and a man has been charged with her murder, police said.

Wed, 08:33
Braydon Anderson, 23, managed to get to the top of Parliament on March 7 (Picture: Getty)

A young man who held an eight-hour stand off with police as he clambered around Parliament rooftops has pleaded guilty to smashing ancient windows.

Wed, 07:53
Police want to identify this woman after she was caught on CCTV acting suspiciously in Westminster (Picture: Met Police)

A ‘suspicious’ woman twice tried to get into a ‘highly restricted area’ in Westminster and police think she then left two large knives behind, wrapped in her scarf.

Tue, 14:24
£1.5 billion worth of food is wasted in London every year (Picture: Just Eat It/Peg Leg films)

New London app OLIO lets you share surplus food in your kitchen with neighbours and get delicious cupcakes, salads and dishes in return - almost all for free. London24 spoke to founder Tessa Cook about the app and the ideology behind it.

Tue, 12:02
Not fun: Part of the Victoria Line will closed in August and the rest of the line extremely busy

The top part of the Victoria Line will be closed for most of August, with no service between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central, and a reduced service on the rest of the line. Here’s everything you need to know about the closure.

Tue, 08:09
Lord Sewel resigns from the House of Lords (Picture: PA Images)

Lord Sewel has quit the House of Lords after video footage emerged of him allegedly taking cocaine with two prostitutes in his London flat, even snorting a line off one woman’s breasts.

Tue, 07:50
Police would like to speak to this man (Picture: Met Police)

A predator sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl in broad daylight as she waited for a bus on Brixton Road, police said.

Mon, 18:46
Lead singer Shane McGowan of The Pogues at the Highgate launch of the band's branded whisky

Celtic punk band The Pogues have launched their own brand of Irish whiskey at lead singer Shane McGowan’s favourite Highgate bar.

Mon, 18:22
Police would like to speak to this man (Picture: British Transport Police)

A 63-year-old was left with a bleeding nose and spit on his face after an argument with a man he bumped into on a Baker Street Tube station escalator, British Transport Police (BTP) said.

Mon, 17:03
Londoners will now be able to summon chilled champagne to their doors in 10 minutes (Picture: Gett)

Champagne, sir? London’s bubbly fans can now get the luxury beverage delivered to their doors within 10 minutes - with one catch.

Mon, 17:00
Boddington

A leading tech boss has called for more action to get girls interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects at school and for Tech City to become more multicultural.

Mon, 16:30
The illegal rave took place in a building near the A13 in Barking on Saturday night

More than 2,000 party goers descended on a warehouse for an illegal rave which ended with a woman being taken to hospital.

Mon, 14:32
The innocent man was attacked by a gang of men on Tower Bridge

This shocking video shows a gang of around 12 hooded thugs attacking an innocent man on Tower Bridge in an unprovoked ‘vicious’ assault.

Mon, 12:22
Commuters face heavy traffic (Picture: PA Images)

Drivers are stuck in three-hour queues in some places due to a collision that has caused chaos on the M25, A2 Dursley Road and the northbound approach of the Blackwall Tunnel.

Mon, 12:15
Police believe this man can help with their enquiries (Picture: Met Police)

The hunt is on for a pervert who sexually assaulted a woman on a Hackney bus as it drove near Shoreditch Town Hall.

Mon, 12:11
A huge fight broke out at Woolwich Tesco Extra in south-east London (Picture: Google Street View)

This shocking video shows a late night mass brawl between shoppers at Woolwich Tesco over the weekend.

Mon, 11:05
The driver's shocking injuries (Photo: Metropolitan Police)

A black cab driver was left unconscious and covered in blood after he asked his passengers to pay a standard clean-up fee for being sick in his taxi.

Mon, 10:18
Devoted dog owners Paula, Gary and Gary take turns to sleep in their white Ford estate

An east London family have spent a month taking turns to sleep in their car – because their SIX “evicted” dogs are living in it.

Mon, 09:34
Secret Garden Party

Festival-goers at Secret Garden Party were asked if they heard a woman screaming in the night after an alleged rape at the arts and music festival.

Mon, 09:16
Forecast for tomorrow: Bad hair day (Photo: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

If you were planning on camping for your summer holiday, think again: The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning that covers not just London but Wales, the west Midlands, the south-east and the south-west, so there’s no escape.

Mon, 08:30
Traders and residents demonstrate  against the Dog Parlour coming to South End Green. Picture: Nigel Sutton

A veterinary surgeon has joined arms with residents furious over plans to open Hampstead’s next dog spa – saying it could threaten the lives of asthmatics and lead to the high street being blasted with dog hair and skin.

Mon, 07:59
Euston station

Rush hour delays of up to 20 minutes are expected past 8am due to over-running engineering works between Watford Junction and Harrow & Wealdstone,

Mon, 06:12
The hearing took place in the Family Division of the High Court (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Three girls aged 12, nine and six have been made the subject of a landmark court order to protect them from being ‘cut’.

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