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London Metropolitan University loses licence for foreign students

About 2,500 non-EU students at London Metropolitan University must now find a new institution of higher education to sponsor them for study visas or face having to return home in the next two months....
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Paralympics cauldron lit in London

A celebration cauldron was lit in front of the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square on 24 August to mark London’s start to the Paralympic Games that open on 29 August. Four flames ignited in...
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London airports coping with post-Olympic rush

As thousands of Olympic athletes leave London for the journey home Heathrow airport has set up a special terminal to deal with check-in and baggage requirements. Over 10,000 athletes and Olympic offic...
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London Olympics opening ceremony still a secret

Details of the opening ceremony for London’s Olympic Games on Friday 27 July are still secret even though there have now been two rehearsals for a specially invited public. Footage has been l...
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London finalises Olympic Route Network

London’s special network of high priority roads for the Olympic Games starts operating on Wednesday 25 July, two days before the Games open. A workforce of about 2,000 is putting the final to...
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London’s population rises

London’s population has hit a total of eight million according to the statistics for the 2011 census, 12 per cent over the previous census in 2001. This is considerably higher than the averag...
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Lighting up London’s Shard

The Shard, Europe’s tallest building, is to be officially inaugurated on 5 July in a spectacular display of light from 12 lasers and 30 search-lights, accompanied by classical music. Light-up is...
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London bus strike

London bus drivers went on a 24-hour strike on 22 June in protest about the lack of an agreement over payment of a bonus during the Olympic Games, which start on 27 July. The union is asking for a &po...
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Tate Modern to reprint Damien Hirst catalogue

The Tate Modern is to reprint the catalogue of the Damien Hirst retrospective now showing at the gallery because one of the images is wrong. The reproduction on page 209 of the £35 catalogue,...
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London’s first cable car ready for Olympics

London’s first-ever cable car system, which runs between Greenwich and the Royal Docks, will open on 28 June in time for the London Olympics. 34 cable cars will carry 2,500 passengers an hour...
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London Olympics tickets on general sale

Some 500,000 tickets for the London Olympics were released for general sale at 11.00 on 23 May. There are a few £20 tickets left for sports such as volleyball, table tennis, weightlifting, bo...
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The Mall closes for Jubilee and Olympics

Parts of The Mall in central London are now closed to traffic in preparation for the four-day celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee from 2-5 June and the Olympic Games that start on 27 July...
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Boris Johnson returned as mayor of London

Voters in London have returned Boris Johnson, the Conservative party candidate, as mayor of London but only with a narrow victory over his Labour party rival, Ken Livingstone. Johnson won thanks to...
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Boris Johnson moves ahead in polls for London mayor

With the election for mayor of London on 3 May Boris Johnson, the Conservative Party candidate, is now moving ahead of his traditional rival, Labour Party candidate Ken Livingstone. The race is still...
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London’s Globe to Globe

To celebrate the World Shakespeare Festival the Globe Theatre in London is staging 37 Shakespeare plays by 37 companies from 37 countries in almost as many languages - from Albanian to Yoruba. The...
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Police to use Battersea power station site

The site of the old Battersea power station, which has been waiting for over a quarter of a century to be redeveloped, has been earmarked as a police transport centre during the Olympic Games which be...
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Johnson targets women's vote in campaign to stay in office

With just over a week to go until the elections for mayor of London on 3 May the incumbent, Boris Johnson, is promising to create 20,000 part-time jobs to help mothers get back to work if he is re-ele...
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Closing The Mall

Plans to close The Mall
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London to vote for mayor in May

The elections for mayor of London on 3 May are too close to call at the moment, with the present mayor Boris Johnson (Conservative party) fighting it out against the ex-mayor Ken Livingstone (Labo...
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London Fashion Week

London Fashion week started on Friday 17 February, fast on the heels of the New York showings. One of the highlights of the next six days is the Stella McCartney special presentation show (Saturda...
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