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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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Mo Farah wax figure unveiled at Madame Tassauds

It took 20 people four months to complete the figure which cost around £150,000. Credit: Madame Tussauds

A new wax figure of double Olympic champion Mo Farah has been unveiled at London's Madame Tassauds.

Farah is portrayed in his trademark "Mobot" pose and is wearing a Team GB athletics kit.

“It’s brilliant – it’s weird to see myself like this but they did a great job, they look exactly like me. Even my kids are shocked!” the long distance runner said.

The unveiling comes just two days after Farah finished eighth in his first London Marathon.


Hi-Tech Blue Plaque for 'Tin Pan Alley'

Sixties folk star Donovan is set to perform at the unveiling today of a hi-tech blue plaque in Denmark Street, known as the British Tin Pan Alley because of all the famous artists who recorded there.

Denmark Street is known as the British 'Tin Pan Alley' Credit: ITN

The plaque, which will have audio and video, will be presented at the Giaconda Dining Rooms, an old haunt of stars Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie and Marc Bolan.

Donovan is to mark the occasion by performing 'Tin Pan Alley' - a song he wrote especially for the occasion.

The singer-songwriter made his first recording there. Jimi Hendrix also recorded there and The Rolling Stones made their eponymous debut album at Regent Sound Studios in 1964.


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