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So there’s a hippo in the Thames...Video

By Robyn Vinter

Yes you read that headline right.

Powerful women

Female powerlist: Who is the most powerful woman on TV? You’ll be surprised

By Robyn Vinter

A list of the 30 most powerful women working in and on TV features some unlikely suggestions alongside our favourites.

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Dynamo generates backlash after Shard levitation aberration

By Harry Cockburn

Does the magician’s high-altitude stunt bear scrutiny?

Zara T-shirt

This Zara 'Holocaust uniform' T-shirt caused a global Twitter outrage yesterday

Zara’s Twitter timeline was flooded with complaints yesterday over a striped shirt featuring a yellow star on the front.

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Rain on the parade: Notting Hill Carnival in photographs

By Harry Cockburn

Ah, Notting Hill Carnival – the August bank holiday parade is the best place in London to get down to some grooving tunes, while gobbling goat curry from a paper plate in the rain.

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10 highest paid DJs in the world

By Robyn Vinter

Forbes has released the list of the world’s highest paid DJs. I think it’s fair to say they are minted.1: Calvin Harris $66m2: David Guetta $30m

Battersea Power Station before it stopped functioning

Battersea Power Station’s chimneys are coming down. We look at the power station through the ages

By Harry Cockburn

Battersea Power Station is being torn down. The iconic art-deco structure with its four colossal chimneys has dominated the skyline of west London for almost a century, but its reign is coming to an end, albeit temporarily.

Smartphone kid

Harry Cockburn: Smartphones are conduits for misery. Why can’t we put them down?

By Harry Cockburn

Not sure what to do with your life? There’s an app for that

Drunk Brits

Hic and click: drunk Brits spend an average £142 while shopping online

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

From drunk-dialling your ex to not waking up in your own bed, there are a lot of regrettable things we do when we’ve had a few too many drinks.

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Take a look at the amazing plans for a floating lido at Victoria Embankment

By Harry Cockburn

Fancy flinging yourself into the Thames for a bracing dip? Course you do. Well, now that beautiful dream is edging closer to becoming reality.

Fair trade Crack

The future of illicit online drug trading: “fair-trade” cocaine and “locally farmed” opium

By Harry Cockburn

Is your cocaine fair-trade? It sounds like some sort of hipster joke, but drug dealers on the internet are now offering their customers “fair-trade” Bolivian cocaine, and opium from non-violent producers rather than cartels, in a bid to win business from conscientious users.

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It's not too late to book! Awesome things to do in London in August

From jazz nights to outdoor cinema to streaking at London Zoo, Moya Maxwell, chair of Unique Venues of London, picks her favourites

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