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Man dies after falling down chimney

A 20 year old man has died after falling down the chimney of a seven storey building near Marble Arch.

Police believe the man was sitting on the roof of the residential block when he fell backwards into the chimney at around 1am this morning.

Officers found the man's body in the basement of the building at the foot of the chimney.

His next of kin have been told but formal identification is still to take place.

London taxi drivers' families to protest over driver regulations

Families and partners of taxi drivers are planning a protest this afternoon over what they say is a lack of proper regulation of cab companies.

Taxi drivers protested outside Transport for London HQ in May. Credit: PA

The demonstration takes place today at 2pm outside Windsor House.

Protestors are calling for proper monitoring of drivers and a limit to the number of taxis on the City's roads.

Madame Tussauds unveils three waxworks of Dame Helen Mirren

Dame Helen Mirren did a triple-take last night when she came face to face with three waxwork figures of herself in a special exhibition at Madame Tussauds to celebrate her 70th birthday.

Dame Helen had already seen one of the figures - herself on the red carpet in a dress she donated. But the actress met a further two statues for the first time.

Dame Helen Mirren poses with Detective Jane Tennison. Credit: PA

The likenesses commemorate some of the actress's most famous roles - including her BAFTA award-winning portrayal of the Queen and her iconic Prime Suspect character, Detective Jane Tennison.

The three waxworks are to celebrate Dame Helen's 70th birthday. Credit: PA


Thief steals designer bag from charity shop

A designer bag worth hundreds of pounds has been stolen from a charity shop in Surrey.

The Mulberry handbag was snatched from the Shooting Star Chase children's hospice shop in Guildford this afternoon.

Director of Fundraising Karen Sugarman said the bag was worth £900.

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