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London launches Paralympic torch relay


August 24th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) A ceremonial cauldron was lit by former event rider Claire Lomas in London's Trafalgar Square to launch the Paralympic torch relay Friday.Lomas, who was paralysed ... Read more...

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Cheeky fox takes late night tube ride


August 9th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Cheeky Fox stunned commuters of the underground train in London when it jumped in to the train to take a late night ride. This happened ... Read more...

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London mayor doesn’t want to be PM


August 9th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) London Mayor Boris Johnson has said that at the moment he does not want to challenge David Cameron for the post of prime minister.Johnson said ... Read more...

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London mayor left hanging in mid-air


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Mayor of London Boris Johnson got stuck on a zip wire and dangled in mid-air during a promotional event for the Olympics, prompting roars of ... Read more...

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Rupert Murdoch wants Boris to lead the Tories


August 1st, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Rupert Murdoch wants Boris Johnson to lead the Tories. Johnson is a British politician who is currently the mayor of London and he is also an accomplished ... Read more...

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British guard stuns paperless Cameron


July 31st, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) A diligent guard deputed for Olympic security duty surprised Whitehall-headed British Prime Minister David Cameron Monday by asking him to show his papers.Cameron, however, praised ... Read more...

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London Olympics means $26 bn boost for Britain


July 29th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) As the sporting extravaganza of London Olympics 2012 started Saturday, irrespective of the medals' tally for Britain, the country's stuttering economy is all set to benefit ... Read more...

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Coe promises ’safe and secure’ Games


July 21st, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) The Chairman of the London 2012 Olympics, Sebastian Coe, has promised that the Games will be "safe and secure".Speaking on BBC radio, Coe responded to questions ... Read more...

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London Mayor upbeat over upcoming Olympics


July 20th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) London's Mayor Boris Johnson Friday insisted that the London Olympic Games would be a huge success.Just a week before the opening ceremony July 27 and on ... Read more...

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LeT founder wants Pakistani leaders to learn from Cameron


July 15th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
London, July 14 (IANS) Lashkar-i-Taiba founder and the 2008 Mumbai terror attack's alleged mastermind Hafeez Saeed has asked Pakistani leaders to aspire to be more like British Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Beckham, five young guns to bring Olympic Flame to UK


May 16th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS) The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) confirmed Wednesday that David Beckham will attend the Olympic Flame Handover Ceremony in ... Read more...

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Orbit tower unveiled in London’s Olympic park


May 12th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) Arcelor Mittal Orbit, the tallest sculpture in United Kingdom was unveiled in the Olympic park of London ahead of the Olympic Games Friday.The 114.5-metre-tall steel tower ... Read more...

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London mayor accused of hiding pollution


April 24th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 24 (IANS) London Mayor Boris Johnson has been accused by opposition Labour MPs of using dust particle suppressants around air quality monitors in the British capital to bring ... Read more...

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London mayor joins preparation for 2012 Games


March 17th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 17 (IANS) The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, joined "Team London Ambassadors" for the first public unveiling of the eye-catching uniforms they will wear when they welcome the ... Read more...

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Olympic rings launched on Thames


February 29th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 29 (IANS) London Mayor Boris Johnson launched giant Olympic rings measuring 11 meters high and 25 meters wide on the River Thames, to mark 150 days until ... Read more...

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Driverless tube trains for London


February 29th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 29 (IANS) Driverless tube trains should be introduced in the next few years to reduce the power of union bosses, London Mayor Boris Johnson has said.Johnson wants to ... Read more...

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British bank chief’s high bonus criticized (Lead)


January 28th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) Nearly one million pounds ($1.6 million) of share bonus given to Stephen Hester, boss of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), was strongly criticized by ... Read more...

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British bank chief criticized over bonus


January 28th, 2012 - 3:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) Head of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Stephen Hester has been criticized for receiving nearly one million pound bonus.The 963,000-pound share bonus is on ... Read more...

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‘Pay me 10,000 pounds for access to British PM’


January 15th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 15 (IANS) In a major cash-for-access scandal, a 50-year-old Indian-origin Conservative Party activist and fund-raiser was thrown out of the party after he was caught boasting in ... Read more...

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‘High-tech’ London creates 1,300 new jobs


November 15th, 2011 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 15 (IANS) The British capital is fast emerging as Europe's leading digital city and a new technology hub dubbed "Tech City" has led to the creation of 1,300 ... Read more...

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British PM plays tennis with London mayor


September 9th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson played a game of tennis with wheelchair-bound players to promote the Paralympic Games that will ... Read more...

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London Olympic Village sold for 557 mn


August 14th, 2011 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS) The 27-hectare Olympic village in London has been sold to a developer for an astounding 557 million pounds. The site will become a new neighbourhood for ... Read more...

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Use live bullets on rioters, says London public


August 10th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) At least one Londoner in three wants the police to use live bullets against "rioting thugs", a poll revealed Wednesday.Two-thirds support the use of plastic ... Read more...

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London calm, violence grips other British cities (Second Lead)


August 10th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) London was largely peaceful Wednesday after witnessing over four days of violence but arson spread to other British cities where hooded youths stalked the streets. ... Read more...

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London calms down, unrest spreads to other British cities (Lead)


August 10th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) London was largely peaceful Wednesday after witnessing over four days of violence as the unrest spread to other British cities where rioters stalked the streets, ... Read more...

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BlackBerry helped spread riots in London


August 9th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) There were calls Tuesday to shut down the BlackBerry Messenger service which is thought to have helped mobilise looters in the riots here, a media ... Read more...

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British PM cuts short holiday over London riots


August 9th, 2011 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron has cut short his family holiday and is returning to London to coordinate efforts to fight riots there, the premier's ... Read more...

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London witnesses riots’ escalation


August 9th, 2011 - 4:52 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Violent incidents, fires and rioting were witnessed on the third consecutive day in London, with riot police deployed and firefighters making efforts to handle blazes at ... Read more...

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London riots: Home secretary cuts short holiday, 100 held


August 8th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) British Home Secretary Theresa May Monday cut short her holidays after over a 100 people were arrested following a second night of rioting across London.May, ... Read more...

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Another British police officer resigns over phone-hacking scandal


July 18th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) A day after Britain's Metropolitan Police chief stepped down following the phone hacking scandal, Scotland Yard's top counter-terrorism officer John Yates also resigned over the same ... Read more...

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Overseas businesses in London see benefits from 2012 Olympics


June 17th, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Overseas firms are likely to increase their investments in London on the back of 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games that business feels would bring long-term ... Read more...

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London Mayor Boris Johnson fails to get Olympic tickets


June 2nd, 2011 - 2:25 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, June 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Londoners were in for a major surprise when they learnt that their mayor Boris Johnson was unable to get tickets for the Olympics, despite trying for numerous ... Read more...

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Mayor of London to present Wills, Kate with bicycle made for two


April 25th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 25 (ANI): London Mayor Boris Johnson, who is a cycling enthusiast, is set to present the royal couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton, a bicycle made for two.Johnson, 46, ... Read more...

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David Cameron’ does a U-turn as he decides to wear tails at royal wedding


April 21st, 2011 - 11:13 am ICT by ANI
London, April 21 (ANI): In yet another U-turn, British Prime Minster David Cameron has decided that he would wear a traditional morning suit to the royal wedding.A day before, Downing Street ... Read more...

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7,000 mobile phones hacked in Britain


April 11th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 11 (IANS) Nearly 7,000 mobile phones, including those of actress Sienna Miller and former culture secretary Tessa Jowell, were hacked by a British tabloid, a lawyer has ... Read more...

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