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Gorilla Run hopes to break record as it returns to city

The Gorilla Run returns to London today. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Uri Geller and Bill Oddie will join hundreds of runners as they dress up as gorillas and jog across the city - all in the name of charity.

The London Great Gorilla Run returns today for the 11th year and organisers are hoping to set a new record with more than 1,000 people taking part.

The event is run by The Gorilla Organization and raises money to help protect gorillas and preserve their habitat.

"We have been overwhelmed by the amount of interest we've received in the past but the public's help is needed more today than ever before. It is for a serious cause but, let's be honest, running through London dressed as a gorilla is a lot of fun."

– Ian Redmond, The Gorilla Organization chairman.

As well as event patron Bill Oddie and Uri Geller, Boris Johnson's father, Stanley, is expected to take part.

The runners will pass iconic sites includes St Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London.

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Passenger films 'nightclub' in Tube carriage

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A YouTube user called Khalil Dimachkie posted the above clip yesterday showing several travellers dancing in an area of the carriage cordoned off by a red rope.

The bouncers at one point tell him they're operating a "one in, one out" policy.

Met Police boat comes face to face with giant hippo

The Met Police Marine Unit has come face to face with a giant hippo on the Thames.

It's the creation of renowned Dutch artist, Florentijn Hofman, the man who created the giant rubber duck which was seen floating down the Thames in 2012.

Giant hippo comes face to face with police boat Credit: Twitter/@mpsonthewater

The first UK commission from Florentijn Hofman has been towed upriver from its build site to its end position at Nine Elms on South Bank.

Giant hippo comes face to face with police boat Credit: Twitter/@mpsonthewater
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