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Gender-neutral announcements on London Tube

Staff making announcements on London's underground system have been told to drop the term "Ladies and gentlemen" in favour of more inclusive greetings such as "Good morning everyone".The move, which h...
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V&A Museum unveils new courtyard

London's Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum has unveiled its new spaces on the site's Exhibition Road Quarter following a £55 million programme of works.   The complex comprises a new entr...
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Wet wipes clog London's river Thames

Discarded wipes pose serious threat to Thames wildlife. A huge increase in wet wipes being flushed down London’s toilets has become a “major threat” to wildlife in the river Thames, according to en...
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London to host free premiere of Iranian movie

London mayor to screen Iranian film in Trafalgar Square on Oscar Night. An Oscar-nominated Iranian movie is being screened in London on the same night as the Academy Award ceremony which the film's...
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New Holocaust memorial for London

Top architects and artists shortlisted for Holocaust monument near Westminster. The ten shortlisted designs for a new Holocaust Memorial in London have been announced by the organisers of the inter...
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New London Design Museum opens

Museum moves to new South Kensington site. London’s Design Museum opens at its new 10,000-sqm base at High Street Kensington on 24 November, following a four-year renovation project costing £83 mil...
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London taxis get new look

TX5 black cab to launch in 2017. London's classic black cabs are to get a revamp with the 2017 launch of the six-seater TX5 which is described by its makers as cleaner, greener and more practical....
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Queen opens Heathrow’s new Terminal 2

Queen Elizabeth officially opened Heathrow’s new Terminal 2 on 23 June, almost 60 years after she inaugurated the first civil aviation building at what was to be transformed from a military faci...
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Battersea power station summer season

The old Battersea power station, now in the process of redevelopment after decades of controversy, will turn into an open-air cinema during the summer and will screen the World Cup final on 13 July. T...
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Boris bus crashes in central London

One of the new-design London double-decker buses crashed in Chelsea a day after it came into service on the central London route 11 on 22 September. Three people were seriously hurt, including the dri...
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Blue cock in Trafalgar Square

Visitors to Trafalgar Square this summer will be able to gaze at a large blue cock by German artist Katharina Fritsch on the controversial fourth plinth. Fritsch has claimed that the gigantic blue...
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London ministry becomes home for seniors

A development of one-bedroom apartments designed for wealthy seniors citizens is planned for London’s central Victoria area. About 50 apartments, with a starting price £1.2 million, are...
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Londoners unhappy with Boris bikes

Boris bikes, named after Boris Johnson the mayor of London, are not quite as popular as they were when the scheme first came into operation three years ago. An increase in costs, as well as difficu...
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Olympic accommodation attracts Londoners

More than 17,000 people have shown interest in renting the 2,800 apartments in the ex-Olympic village in east London. The Qatari Diar Delancy consortium, which owns half of the complex, has said th...
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London Fire Brigade faces cuts

Plans for the closure of at least 17 of London’s 112 fire stations are contained in a proposal put forward by the mayor of London, Boris Johnson. The project, which has not yet been finalised, i...
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Primark opens new branch in central London

Budget clothing store Primark has opened a new branch at the Tottenham Court Road end of Oxford Street in London. The new four-storey store is at the upper end of Primark’s discount market. T...
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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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