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Morris dancers celebrate St George's Day in London

The Ewell St. Mary Morris Men treated passers-by at Leadenhall Market to a special St George's Day performance today.

Shoppers also enjoyed music from England's Green and Pleasant Band as part of the celebrations.

The Ewell St. Mary Morris Men performed. Credit: PA Wire
Passers-by at Leadenhall Market were treated to the performance. Credit: PA Wire
Morris dancers celebrate St George's Day. Credit: PA Wire.

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England's Hall of Fame set to go on display

A new exhibition celebrating what England has brought to the world is set to go on display on London's Southbank.

VisitEngland urged the public to vote for what made England such a "diverse and fascinating place" to explore in the following categories: The Great, The Good and the Notorious; Inventions and Discoveries; Food and Drink; History and Heritage; Culture and Entertainment and Sport and Leisure.

VisitEngland's Hall of Fame, showcasing the best of the 1,000 submissions, will launch on St George's Day on April 23rd and run until April 30th.

Lady Cobham, VisitEngland Chairman, re-enacts the Beatle Abbey Road album artwork. Credit: PA Wire
Actors dressed as Wallace and Gromit help unveil the exhibition. Credit: PA Wire
The displays are part of the VisitEngland Hall of Fame exhibition. Credit: PA Wire

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North Korean gripe over hair advert reaches Whitehall

Complaints from the North Korean embassy against a hair salon's poster poking fun at their leader's unusual hairstyle has reached the corridors of power in Whitehall.

The Foreign Office confirmed it received a letter of complaint from the North Korean embassy this week
The Foreign Office confirmed it received a letter of complaint from the North Korean embassy this week Credit: ITV News

The Foreign Office has confirmed it received a letter this week complaining about the picture of Kim Jong-Un which was displayed in M&M hair Academy's window in South Ealing.

The advert said: "Bad Hair Day? 15% off all gent cuts through the month of April."

Staff at the west London salon were confronted by two men claiming to be North Korean officials over the marketing stunt earlier this month.

Read: Salon manager forced to destroy Kim Jong-un poster after 'scary' confrontation

Vikings set sail to 'invade' Westminster

A Viking crew ship set sail on the Thames today as they attempted to "invade" Westminster.

The event was publicising the upcoming live broadcast of Vikings Live exhibition to around 400 cinemas from the British Museum on April 24.

Audiences will explore Viking history as experts examine ships, swords and beliefs of the age.

A crew of Vikings in a replica boat on the River Thames opposite the Houses of Parliament in London. Credit: PA
Passers-by may have been shocked to see the modern-day Vikings sailing up the Thames. Credit: PA Wire
The event was publicising an upcoming exhibition at the British Museum. Credit: PA Wire

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