START A PETITION34,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good


Bird Starts Flat Fire By Dropping a Smoking Cigarette Butt
Offbeat  (tags: pigeon, fire, London, cigarette butt, bizarre )

- 845 days ago -
A pigeon has been blamed for starting a flat fire in south London by firefighters who believe the bird dropped a smoking cigarette butt.
Inside the Post Office Underground Railway - Video
Offbeat  (tags: London, Post Office Underground, video, interesting )

- 885 days ago -
Joe Shute takes a ride on the forgotten relic of London's underground railway, which used to transport four million parcels a day for the Post Office/
Fire Brigade Releases Ridiculous 999 Calls
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, news, humans, London, bat, 999 calls )

- 991 days ago -
The staggering 999 calls received by London Fire Brigade include a mother concerned that a bat which had flown into her flat may be carrying rabies, despite the disease having been effectively eradicated from the UK.
London in 1927 - Special Video!   video
Offbeat  (tags: London, 1927, video, beautiful )

- 1041 days ago -
Incredible colour footage of 1920s London shot by an early British pioneer of film named Claude Friese-Greene, who made a series of travelogues using the colour process his father William - a noted cinematographer - was experimenting with.
Early Colour Footage of London Comes to Light
Offbeat  (tags: video, early footage, London, interesting, world )

- 1142 days ago -
Celluloid film of the capital in 1927 comes to light, revealing a city devoid of skyscapers but teeming with trolley buses and horse-drawn carts and the occasional car.
Cheryl Leitner Home Burglarized: U.S. Paralympian Robbed While Competing In London (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: Cheryl Leitner, paralympian, usa, home, robbed, competing, London, wheelchair, games, video )

- 1385 days ago -
After spending two weeks in London competing in the 2012 Paralympics, Cheryl Leitner returned to the United States to find her home had been burglarized.
Pictures: Arrival of 2012 Around the World!
Offbeat  (tags: New Years, London, New York, Hong Kong, Sydney, worldinteresting, culture, humans, pictures, photos, world, performance )

- 1642 days ago -
From Sydney to Hong Kong, New York to London, check out the wonderful pictures of the world welcoming the new year. PHOTOS.
Ryanair Jet Window Mended With Tape Before London Takeoff
Offbeat  (tags: Ryanair jet, window, mended, with, tape, before, London, takeoff )

- 1711 days ago -
A PLANE with 200 passengers onboard had to turn back to London after tape used to patch up a pilot's window came loose. Passengers watched in horror as ground crew put the tape around the edge of the windscreen of the Ryanair jet shortly before takeoff
Rare Seahorse Found in River Thames
Offbeat  (tags: Seahorse, discovered, London )

- 1726 days ago -
The species at the heart of the contentious Studland Bay row has been discovered higher up the River Thames than ever before - raising the possibility of a Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) in the heart of London.
Big Issue Finds Home; Homeless in Charge
Offbeat  (tags: Big Issue, Big Issue Ltd., Japan, shop, homeless peolpe, magazine, London, business model )

- 2099 days ago -
The Big Issue Japan Ltd., a publisher that hires homeless people to sell its magazine on the streets, opened on Friday Japan's first shop managed by homeless people in a former convenience store in Nishi-Umeda subway station.
When the Fate of a Dog Tore London in Two
Offbeat  (tags: brown dog statue, vivisection, london, history, anti vivisectioin movement )

- 2282 days ago -
We sought refuge in the park's quieter walks, where, hidden near the river, I found the Brown Dog Memorial. It is a lifesize bronze of a terrier with an expressively cocked head and alert ears. A sentimental piece, but it carries a shocking inscription:
Baby Boy Hit By Falling Lamppost Dies
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, baby, killed, falling kamppost, London )

- 2317 days ago -
A baby boy hit by a falling lamppost while being pushed in his pram along a west London road has died.The one-year-old, whose name has not been released, was hit by the streetlight in Chiswick on Tuesday.
Police Nab Fugitive Who Taunted Them Online(Update)
Offbeat  (tags: London, fugitive, Facebook, caught, taunted, police, crime )

- 2361 days ago -
An escaped British convict whose online antics drew an international Internet fan base has been caught after nearly four months on the run
Polar Bears Float Past Houses of Parliament in London
Offbeat  (tags: arts, polar bears, global warming, London, Parliament )

- 2711 days ago -
Londoners got a shock as polar bears floated down the Thames River on icebergs, past the Houses of Parliament. They didn't make some kind of bizarre, epic journey - they're sculptures launched to raise global warming awareness.
Vatican Says No to 'Code' Prequel
Offbeat  (tags: Vatican, Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code, Jesus, Mary Magdalene, Vatican, London, interesting, forbidden filmmakers )

- 2934 days ago -
Following its condemnation of Brown's mega-seller and its 2006 film adaptation, "The Da Vinci Code," which claimed that Jesus married Mary Magdalene, the Vatican has forbidden filmmakers from shooting the "Code" prequel in the Vatican or in any church...

butterfly credits on the news network

  • credits for vetting a newly submitted story
  • credits for vetting any other story
  • credits for leaving a comment
learn more

Popular Tags for: Offbeat

Most Active Stories Today in Offbeat tagged with London

top story finders in Offbeat

1. Carole K. 208 popular stories

2. Animae C. 204 popular stories

3. Nicola VeryBusy F. 161 popular stories

4. Christeen Anderson 146 popular stories

5. Laura H. 142 popular stories

6. Ljiljana Milic 138 popular stories

7. Pat B. 129 popular stories

8. Frans Badenhorst 127 popular stories

9. Lawren R. 126 popular stories

10. Candy L. 108 popular stories

more top news finders »

What makes a top story finder?
A top finder is someone who submits stories that become popular and are promoted to the front page.

wanted: news analysts

Get Active in the Care2 News Network!

Help ferret out the most noteworthy of the Newly Submitted stories and promote them to the Front Page.

care2 news network tools

News Network Bookmarklet

Submit stories from your browser toolbar with the easy to use Add to Care2 News! bookmarklet.

News Network Syndication

Get this page in RSS. Keep up to date with the Care2 News Network in your favorite RSS reader. Yahoo!, Newsgator, Bloglines, and more!
Find out how to subscribe!

care2 newsletter spotlight

Join over 2 Million Care2 Subscribers! Sign up for our FREE Newsletters, Delivered to your Inbox!

New to Care2? Start Here.

site feedback


Problem on this page? Briefly let us know what isn't working for you and we'll try to make it right!