Is east London really the most miserable place in Britain?

Plus: young Iranians were arrested for dancing to Pharrell, UKIP put on a carnival and space cakes could put you in the slammer for life

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EAST LONDON IS THE UNHAPPIEST PLACE IN BRITAIN

Every one of the top ten unhappiest places is occupied by London, according to a survey of 50,000 Brits. You might think post-industrial mining towns or crap one-pub villages would feature, but no, it's the capital's hipster central. 

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HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY, SUN RA!

The Afrofuturist pioneer and cosmic composer was born a century ago this week. We paid tribute to his extraterrestrial vision. 

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TEENAGER FACES LIFE IN PRISON FOR BAKING WEED BROWNIES

19-year-old Jacob Lavaro from Texas could face life behind bars over space cakes. Officials in Round Rock, Texas, have charged him with a first degree felony for using hash oil rather than marijuana.

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YOUNG IRANIANS ARRESTED FOR DANCING ON FILM TO PHARRELL

Six Iranians in their early 20s have been arrested for recording a video of themselves performing Pharrell Williams's hit song “Happy” because it's illegal under Iranian law for a woman to appear in public without wearing the hijab.

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UKIP CARNIVAL ROLLS INTO TOWN – AND SWIFTLY OUT

This week UKIP intended to celebrate with a vibrant street party in Croydon, complete with steel band who later walked out after claims they were misled over who they were performing for.

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