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Top trick or treating spots in London

Charlotte Benson and Kelly Aldridge, staff at the Angels Fancy Dress shop in Shaftesbury Avenue, dress-up in Halloween costumes Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Barnet, Bromley and Richmond-upon-Thames have been named the best places to go trick or treating in London according to a new survey.

The study by the property website Zoopla found these areas had very low incidents of crime and road traffic accidents, making them safe places to go trick or treating this Halloween.

The London Eye glows green for Halloween Credit: Doug Peters/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Artist powers across river in hollowed-out pumpkin

A contemporary artist from Hackney has become the first person to sail a hollowed-out pumpkin across the River Solent. Dmitri Galitzine set sail from Gosport in Hampshire in the boat made out of a 500kg pumpkin. He arrived an hour and 56 minutes later on the Isle of Wight.

It was fitted with a small outboard motor which allowed him to travel at about 1 or 2 knots. Speaking after his record-breaking feat, Dmitri Galitzine said:

"It went really well, I took on quite a bit of water along the way which was a bit alarming but I made it. It was a little bit nerve-wracking, those ferries go quite quickly as it turns out."

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Zombie girl 'no worse' than other Halloween images

The image of the zombie girl on our advertising is no worse than many images you'll see at this time of year in newspapers and magazines, on the Halloween costumes in the supermarket aisles and even on kids' TV programmes.

We have been running our Halloween events for over 15 years, and they are extremely popular, with up to 5,000 people a night going through the six haunted houses and rides.

We are waiting for the Advertising Standards Authority to come back to us with their judgment to see if we have to take the ads off the buses.

– Stuart Beare, organiser of the Tulleys Farm Shocktober Fest

Halloween bus advert is criticised for being too scary

A Halloween bus advert which features a zombie covered in blood has been criticised for being too scary. The Tulleys Farm Shocktober Fest banner appears on the side of more than 100 buses operating from south London into Sussex.

Tulleys Farm Shocktober Fest banner Credit: Press Association

The Advertising Standards Authority is looking at whether any rules have been broken after receiving several complaints.