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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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London’s mayor launches 2013 cycle festival

The mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has called for a world-class cycling festival to be held in London during August 2013. Johnson hopes that the two-day event will attract about 200,000 people to the...
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Exhibition Road renewal opens

The new pedestrian and vehicle precinct around Exhibition Road in central London was officially opened on 1 February after three years
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London’s literacy drive

The department store Selfridges on Oxford Street in London is providing an interactive reading space for children on its lower ground floor in an effort to improve literacy in the capital. The new...
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Public transport planning for London Olympics

London commuters are being asked to travel at off peak times during the Olympic Games, to work from home or to take a break at the pub after work before taking the train home. It is estimated that...
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New London buses

Eight new jump-on, jump-off red double-decker buses will start service in London at the end of February 2012. The new models will run on route 38 from Victoria to Hackney. Inspired by the old Rout...
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London’s parking tightened for Olympics

During the London Olympics in summer 2012 about one million motorists will have to get new permits to park outside their houses and businesses or face up to
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