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Ice bucket challenge fail

Two men from south London faced an embarrassing rescue from their balcony after getting locked out doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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Top cop takes up the ice bucket charity challenge

Chief Constable for Surrey Police Lynne Owens let herself in for a soaking when she accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge from Metropolitan Police Chief Superintendent Pippa Mills.

Staff and officers came out to support Chief Constable Owens and the event raised more than £300 which was split between ALS and the Chief Constable's nominated charity The Children's Trust for children with brain injury.

In turn, she nominated the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey, Jeff Harris, Sussex Police Chief Constable Giles York, Head of Crime Scene Investigation, Maria O'Brien and Runnymede Neighbourhood Inspector Roger Neild.

Car left hanging from flats after midnight crash

A man's been arrested after hitting the front of a building in Barnet. The Ford Focus veered off the road and smashed through the front of the detached house in Capel Road, on a T-junction with Cranbrook Road.

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The house in Capel Road this morning, thank goodness he went into hallway & nobody was hurt! http://t.co/mm4OwTk9uQ

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No-one was hurt in the crash, which happened late last night, though some residents were trapped in their flats until this morning.

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@itvlondon young driver takes out front of house in East Barnet last night then resisted arrest. http://t.co/at7Cj3mGP9

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A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, drink driving, possession of cannabis, committing grievous bodily harm and assaulting a police officer.

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Newborn baby stuns doctors by holding her own bottle

A baby girl has amazed doctors with her ability to hold her own feeding bottle.

Two-week-old Ammra was able to grasp her bottle alone just three days after she was born at Queen's Hospital, Romford in Essex, her mother Onyi Chiedozie said.

Two-week-old Ammra, pictured with mum Onyi Chiedozie, was holding her own bottle at three days old.
Two-week-old Ammra, pictured with mum Onyi Chiedozie, was holding her own bottle at three days old. Credit: SWNS

The 20-year-old, who is using a combination of breast and bottle feeding, said doctors and nurses were stunned by the baby's ability to master her strong grip so soon after she was born.

Baby Ammra holding her own feeding bottle.
Baby Ammra holding her own feeding bottle. Credit: SWNS

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Annual weigh-in at London Zoo

Camel weigh in

All creatures great and small are getting ready for their annual weigh-in at London Zoo. Keepers will be measuring the height and weight of over 19,000 animals. It helps them find out if any of the zoo's endangered species are pregnant and check the health of all the inhabitants.

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