Illusionist Dynamo has defended his levitation stunt at the Shard, after photos emerged clearly showing wires holding him up.
He told The Sun newspaper: “That was a rehearsal and we used those wires for health and safety,” he told The Sun. “It's a shame a picture went out, but that's the world we live in." He added: “The stunt we filmed for the show will give people something to think about when they see the full effect.”
SHARD / DYNAMO update: Er, not much of a levitation illusion if you can see the wires. http://t.co/1JiiffZBe0
A picture of a goose under a stormy London sky has won this year's British Wildlife Photography Awards.
The snap by Lee Acaster shows the bird close-up by the Thames with the Shard in the background.
The shot beat thousands of entries to win a £5,000 prize.
Dynamo has caused a storm on Twitter, after his 'levitation' stunt on top of the Shard was debunked in photos showing the wires.Read the full story ›
A job advert has appeared on website for Good People Connect, a social enterprise which specialises in recruiting jobless Southwark residents.
The advert states: "Do you want to take your career to new heights? We are looking for 2 experienced Vertical Window Cleaners to work at the The Shard and beyond."
Applicants must have some abseil experience and previous cradle work experience.
Europe's tallest building, The Shard, is on the hunt for two unemployed abseilers from Southwark to work as window cleaners. The successful candidates will be expected to work more than 1,000 feet above the ground.
Once the alarm sounded in the building, the management put procedures into place for the evacuation process.
As we arrived, the commander at the time decided that as a precaution the entire building was to be evacuated and crews quickly worked alongside building management to make sure that occurred.
Evacuating such large numbers of people can impede crews if there is a fire apparent but because it has been practised a number of times and we have worked alongside building management on a number of exercises, it was quite a quick and easy process.