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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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Sweets to the sweet for Cumberbatch as Hamlet becomes most in-demand play ever

By Harry Cockburn

Whatever Benedict Cumberbatch touches turns to gold at the moment it seems. The actor is hot property across the globe after the success of Sherlock, which has won him fans as far afield as China and Japan, but it is his decision to tread the boards as Hamlet in a production at the Barbican next year that has got the ticket-buying public baying for Benedict.

Closed pub The Lord Napier in Hackney Wick

No pubs left in 34 years if current decline continues

By Harry Cockburn

Closed pub The Lord Napier in Hackney Wick

Supermoon rises over Auckland, New Zealand

Stunning photos of last night's supermoon from around the world

By Sophie Hobson

From London to Jiangsu to Auckland, the world was awed by the orb…Auckland, New ZealandSource: REX/Simon RuntingJiangsu, China

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Watch the moment two adrenaline junkies jump off 48th floor at Canary WharfVideo

Two adrenaline junkies jumped off a 48-floor skyscraper in Canary Wharf last month.

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Rain, wind and excitement: RideLondon in pictures

By Harry Cockburn

London’s annual cycling festival, RideLondon, has cemented its place in the capital’s summer calendar despite being in just its second year.

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