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London commuters take to the river.

The London bombings have had a dramatic impact on the number of commuters using the boats on the Thames as their preferred means of transport. Operators have registered a 50 per cent increase in commu...
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Olympic planning.

East London power-line pylons go underground for Olympics Preparations for the Olympic Park for the 2012 Games are already underway. The initial stage of a 200 million project to improve the area de...
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The changing face of London allotments.

A quiet revolution has been taking place in London allotments over the last few years. Its not only what is being planted, but who is doing the planting that has seen a dramatic change. The growing in...
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Water restrictions in the pipeline.

One of the driest winters in over 100 years has prompted the Thames Water Authority to issue a drought warning and to threaten a hosepipe ban for some time in August. Despite the rainy weather this su...
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London road safety record.

The recent release of statistics compiled by Transport for London (TfL) show that road safety in the capital is far ahead of previously set targets. Originally road deaths were to be reduced by 40 per...
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Londons congestion charge goes up.

The congestion charge was introduced in February 2003, with the aim of reducing Londons traffic. Drivers were obliged to pay 5 if they wanted to drive into central London. The move was considered very...
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British Library acquires ill-fated book.

Luckily the bookbinding curator at the British Library doesnt believe in evil omens. However the fortunes of the bejewelled copy of Omar Khayyams Rubaiyat, recently acquired by the library, should giv...
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Bonuses at the BBC.

BBC bosses have upset many of their staff, thousands of whom are facing redundancy, by accepting huge bonuses of up to 25 peer cent of their salaries. Mark Thompson the BBC director-general turned d...
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The 2012 Olympics.

There was jubilation throughout the United Kingdom when it was announced that London had won its bid to host the 2012 Olympics. But then the bombs came and the celebrations for the Olympic victory was...

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