Trafalgar Square's Fourth Plinth will welcome its latest artwork today when a sculpture by German artist Katharina Fritsch is installed.
The sculpture, chosen from several shortlisted submissions, depicts a bright blue cockerel and will be unveiled by London Mayor Boris Johnson this morning.
The plinth has featured several high profile artworks since 2005, including a marble portrait of disabled artist Alison Lapper, portraying her as heavily pregnant.
More top news
Rio Ferdinand has described being "overwhelmed" by the support he received from football fans after his wife died.
Gurav Sharma stabbed Mohammed Afzal to death in an attack on a street in Southall last August.
The first British boxer to win an Olympic gold medal beat Andre Dirrell in Boston last night to fight his way into the history books.