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The Science Museum has been evacuated after a suspicious package was found.

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Just got evacuated from the Science Museum in London, police everywhere!

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Stripped down to his jeans, David Beckham gets drenched

David Beckham got a drenching today, the latest celebrity to take part in the ALS ice bucket challenge. He was nominated by American TV presenter Ryan Seacrest.

Stripped down to his jeans three men soak him using one of the biggest buckets yet. Beckham went on to nominate Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Celebrities across the board have endured the viral ice bucket challenge, read more about it here.

Passengers warned over 'free travel' bus stop scam

Passengers are being told to ignore a scam which falsely claims Transport for London is giving out 10,000 free Oyster cards. The sign has been appearing around Wandsworth in south London.

Scam seen around Wandsworth in south London
Scam seen around Wandsworth in south London Credit: Reddit/IIdeletedII

Transport for London says the sign is fake.

The posters are not an official TfL communication and are clearly some sort of scam.

We advise passengers not to follow the instructions on the poster.

Any unofficial posters found on our bus shelters are removed as a matter of course.

– Transport For London

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Average London house prices rise to £499,000

House prices in London have continued to rise around twice as quickly as those across the UK, with the capital seeing a 19.3% jump in prices in the 12 months to June.

Today's figures have been released by the ONS
Today's figures have been released by the ONS Credit: PA

Figures from the Office for National Statistics show the average house price in London is now just shy of half a million pounds, at £499,000.

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Rail fare rise a 'kick in the teeth' for passengers

The RMT union, which campaigns for the railways to return to public ownership, has said that next year's fare rise is a "kick in the teeth" for rail passengers.

With the “flex” rule passengers are facing fare increases of up to 5.5% at a time when wages are stagnating. People will simply be priced off the railways while the greedy train operating companies are laughing all the way to the bank. This is a kick in the teeth for the millions of British people who use our trains ... With Northern Rail already axing off-peak tickets, with others set to follow, we are once again ratcheting up the highest rail fares in Europe to travel on some of the most clapped-out and overcrowded services ...

– Mick Cash, RMT Acting General Secretary
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