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Quentin Blake Roald Dahl BFG

It's Roald Dahl Day tomorrow. Here are 10 marvellous quotes from the author

By Harry Cockburn

“Don’t gobblefunk around with words”, the BFG tells Sophie in Roald Dahl’s famous tale of a friendly dream-blowing giant.

Charlie chaplin violin

John Nugent: There's no downside to live music in the cinema

By John Nugent

Our film columnist can’t get enough of the trend for live musical scores at film screenings in London

JD Wetherspoon

Wetherspoon makes biggest profit yet – up 37% – but slams pub tax

By Robyn Vinter

It’s the favourite pub chain of students and those people who have a pint with breakfast, and now it’s made a record profit.

Namaaste restaurant

Review: Namaaste Kitchen and Salaam Namaste - contemporary Indian cooking

By Robyn Vinter

The Camden and Bloomsbury restaurants are perfect for when you have visitors, says our reviewer

iPhone Apple haha

Funniest iPhone 6 and Apple Watch parodies, lolz and tweetsVideo

By Sophie Hobson

Oh, you didn’t hear? Apple just launched a load of new stuff.

Turner Burial at Sea

Preview: Late Turner at the Tate – an electric exhibition of the master’s most exhilarating period

By Harry Cockburn

There is no better story than that of triumph over adversity, and little can engender public adoration more effectively than an unlikely hero.

Stress person

Britain’s £100bn stress problem: 24% rise in lost working days since 2009

By Harry Cockburn

The government’s chief medical officer has warned that major improvements must be made to support the UK’s growing body of stressed workers.

The Great Riover Race - rowing boat

Five great things to do in London this September

From music to oarsmanship to Ming, there’s loads going on in London this month. Moya Maxwell picks her favourites

Jack the Ripper

London’s most famous murder mystery solved - Jack the Ripper’s identity revealed

By Robyn Vinter

A total of 126 years after his horrific murders shook Whitechapel, the identity of London’s most famous murderer, Jack the Ripper, has finally been revealed.

London School of Economics

LSE under fire for sending "racist" Kung Fu Panda emails to students

London School of Economics has come under fire for calling new students “Kung-Fu Pandas” in an email.

Beer bottle city

Brown's beer: Why beer (and NOT wine) goes with everything

By Pete Brown

Is our male-about-ale Pete Brown right? Tweet us @Londonlovesbiz

Victoria coach station

From penguins to pubs: London’s most unusual listed buildings

By Harry Cockburn

Every year around 10 million passengers file through the doors of Victoria Coach Station to be whisked away to over 1,200 destinations across the UK and Europe.

Union Jack sunglasses - Made in Britain

Freya Simms: What creates that unique British style?

By Freya Simms

Social butterfly Freya Simms blogs about how to get the perfect “British accent”

Cycle lane westminster

“Crossrail for cyclists” unveiled by Boris

By Harry Cockburn

The proposed design at Westminster. Photo via Twitter

Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow apologises over tax avoidance claims

Pop star Gary Barlow has vowed to settle his tax affairs “ASAP” after tax avoidance allegations.

Thames hippo

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

By Robyn Vinter

Yes you read that headline right.

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