The British pop artist who designed the Beatles's album cover for Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club is backing a campaign to support the UK'S small businesses. Sir Peter Blake has created a new piece called High Street Heroes for 'Small Business Saturday,' which takes place on December 6th. The artwork is free to download online.
A fly-tipper has dumped a fridge in a phone box in West London. The bizarre appearance on Ealing high Street was reported to the council on Twitter by Lawrence Dawson.
Ealing Council says the fridge has been removed but the fly-tipper has not been found.
The fridge was empty so we won't be able to trace who put it there.
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Take That's Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald were tasked with flicking the switch at the annual Regent's Street Christmas lights.Read the full story ›
Dr Matt Taylor, one of the Rosetta project team, has apologised for his choice of shirt, after he was attacked on social media. The space scientist from north London was originally hailed as 'cool' for his unconventional style, and plentiful tattoos. But a closer look at his shirt revealed it was covered in scantily-clad women, leading to accusations that it was sexist.
Matt Taylor, the ESA scientist with the tattoos, apologises for shirt he wore on weds. Says he made a big mistake and offended many people.
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80-year-old Roy Walker used to keep the bomb on the mantelpiece at home and even used to polish it.Read the full story ›
A swan, reluctant to the leave the runway at Heathrow, put the staff in a flap last week.
It took a member of the airside safety team more than 20 minutes to get the bird clear of the runway so the queue of waiting planes could begin taking off.
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Volunteers cleaning up a canal were shocked to find an unexploded grenade from the Second World War. Today's event was the first of five planned over the next month to clear rubbish from the bed of the Regent's Canal in east London. The grenade was discovered at Salmon Lock in Mile End, the Canal & River Trust said.
Debbie Vidler, volunteer co-ordinator with the trust, said:
"It was a bit of a shock for the volunteer who came across it but we acted quickly to alert the emergency services and police arrived within minutes to make the area safe. We're now looking forward to what else we may find with the next planned clean-ups at the site."
The annual cost to the charity of cleaning up litter from the waterways last year was just under £900,000, with spending in London the highest at more than £500,000.