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O'Toole resigns as head of London underground.

The London underground chief, 53-year old American Tim O
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London mayor scraps plans for cleaner air.

London mayor Boris Johnson has scrapped the third phase of London's Low Emission Zone (LEZ), due to come into force in October 2010, commenting that in times of recession additional costs would be "a...
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Honour for iconic British comedian Peter Cook.

Recently voted the comedian's favourite comedian Peter Cook, who died in 1995, has been honoured with a Heritage Foundation plaque at the site of the Soho comedy club he opened in the early 1960s. T...
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London encourages bikers.

The Corporation of London has given approval to a scheme that will allow cyclists to avoid busy thoroughfares by riding the wrong way down some one-way streets in the City of London. The scheme aims t...
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London’s new police chief.

London finally has a new police chief following the controversial departure of Sir Ian Blair last October. The appointment of 55-year old Lancastrian Sir Paul Stephenson as metropolitan police commiss...
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London Evening Standard sold to Russian billionaire.

Publishers of the London Evening Standard newspaper, the Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT), have agreed to sell a majority share in the historic tabloid to Russian billionaire Alexander Lebedev. DMG...
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Greenpeace buys up Heathrow runway land.

Campaigners opposed to the controversial third runway planned for Heathrow have bought a piece of land the size of a football pitch, which is part of the area earmarked for the airport
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Hackney council gets tough on littering.

Environmental enforcement officers employed by Hackney council in north London are using their mobile phones to film people who drop litter or fail to clean up after their dogs, as part of a campaign...
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Fares discount for low-income Londoners.

Londoners on income support now benefit from a 50 per cent discount on bus and tram travel following the introduction of Transport for London (TfL)
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Barnes Olympic recording studios may close.

International recorded music company EMI is considering shutting down the historic Olympic Studios in Barnes in southwest London because they are not making money,
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Downturn fuels animal dumping in London.

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in south London has taken in 6,430 stray dogs so far this year compared with 5,335 over the same period in 2007. Staff at the animal sanctuary explain the rise in numbers...
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Animal dumping on rise in London.

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in south London has taken in 6,430 stray dogs so far this year compared with 5,335 over the same period in 2007. Staff at the animal sanctuary explain the rise in numbers...
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London names interim police chief.

Sir Paul Stephenson has taken over as temporary head of the London Met, following the resignation of Sir Ian Blair. Seen as the most likely candidate in line for the permanent position as commissioner...
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City bike scheme for London.

A rent-a-bike scheme similar to the successful V
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London Met mulls policing priorities.

The Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA) is calling on Londoners to have their say in determining policing priorities over the next three years. A short on-line questionnaire asks
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Shakespeare’s ‘first theatre’ uncovered.

Excavation works carried out by the Museum of London in Shoreditch have uncovered what appear to be the remains of the theatre where William Shakespeare’s plays were first performed. An open-air...
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Child poverty in London.

One in two children in Inner London are living in poverty according to a report by the Campaign to End Child Poverty. Using estimates based on the number of families receiving Child Tax Credit and Wor...
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Cleaning up the Thames.

The Isle of Dogs has been chosen for this year
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London mayor boosts recycling projects.

Recycling and waste reduction in London have been given a boost with the naming of the capital
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London mayor launches Mela event.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has launched the sixth edition of the Asian community
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Public consultation on West London congestion zone.

London mayor Boris Johnson has announced a review of the controversial western extension to the congestion charging zone, with a five-week public consultation to be held from early September. Special...
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Thieves target London drain covers.

More than 40 cast-iron gully grates have been stolen from roads in northwest London since the beginning of June. Scrap iron thieves are thought to be responsible for the disappearance of the 50 kg dra...
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London police deploy more

Police are deploying special stop and search teams in key areas of London in response to the rise in fatal knife attacks in the capital. Using powers granted under Section 60 of the Public Order Act,...
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New London mayor.

Conservative candidate Boris Johnson defeated Labour incumbent Ken Livingstone in the London mayoral elections of 1 May, which saw a record turnout of 45 per cent of registered voters. Johnson won 1,1...
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Mayoral elections in London.

Londoners go to the polls on 1 May to elect their next mayor and the 25 members of the London Assembly. Ten candidates are standing for the position of mayor including the incumbent Ken Livingston (La...
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Giant artwork covers Tower of London restoration.

The walls of the 1,000-year-old White Tower are now covered by a 23 m by 15 m work of art. The giant black and white drawing by St Albans artist Rydal Hanbury has been realised on the scaffolding shee...
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London mayor challenges Post Office closures.

London mayor Ken Livingstone is to challenge the Royal Mail
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SUVs targeted in new London congestion charge.

Cars and trucks that emit more than 225g of carbon dioxide per kilometre are to be subject to the new
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Heathrow’s terminal 5 opens in March.

Volunteers are needed to test out the new terminal 5 at London
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