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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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To be part of it: the Olympics in a British way


July 26th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) In a purple and red uniform, gray-haired Alan Farmer was warm-hearted and helpful as an Olympic volunteer."How can I help," he would ask the journalists smilingly ... Read more...

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British Big Dance week announced to celebrate Olympics


May 15th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) A Big Dance week across the world is being organised from July 7 to 15 as part of the celebrations for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. ... Read more...

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Adele goes incognito in pyjamas


May 12th, 2012 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) Singer Adele escaped attention from fans by venturing out in public wearing pyjamas.Adele, whose second album "21" sold 21 million copies worldwide, is desperate to keep ... Read more...

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Twitter crashes after 16,000 New Year tweets per second


January 1st, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 1 (IANS) Social networking site Twitter was out of action for over an hour in Britain after it was overloaded with New Year messages.The site crashed around 3 ... 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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Gilmour’s son jailed over student riots


July 16th, 2011 - 8:41 am ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) "Pink Floyd" rocker David Gilmour's son Charlie has been jailed for 16 months for rampaging during student riots.Charlie admitted violent disorder after he was arrested for ... Read more...

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Drugs to cure breast cancer could be available in 5 years


May 4th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 04 (ANI): British scientists have identified three key breast cancer genes in a breakthrough likened to finding gold in Trafalgar Square.The discovery could save thousands of lives a year by ... 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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Trafalgar Square’s Olympic Clock stops working


March 16th, 2011 - 2:05 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The officials at Omega have got a lot of explaining to do because the Trafalgar Square’s Olympic Clock has stopped working. And sadly the most remarkable thing ... Read more...

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London Olympics 500-day countdown clock unveiled


March 15th, 2011 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
London, March 15 (IANS) A countdown clock was unveiled in London's Trafalgar Square as the 500-day countdown to the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games began Monday.The clock was ... Read more...

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Man in ‘love’ jailed for stalking woman over blog


March 10th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 10 (IANS) A man, who compiled up to 35 blogs to publicly insult his girl-friend after their month-long affair was ended by her, has been jailed by ... Read more...

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Harry Potter, Broadway producers battle for Daniel Radcliffe


March 2nd, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 2 (ANI): Actor Daniel Radcliffe's commitment to appear in a Broadway show has clashed with the premiere of the final Harry Potter, leaving producers of the two shows to ... Read more...

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Final Harry Potter to get biggest send-off at Trafalgar Square


March 2nd, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2 (ANI): The premiere of 'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows' Part 2 has been relocated to Trafalgar Square, where it is set to become the first red carpet movie ... Read more...

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Strauss’ Ashes-winning team receives just a ’single clap’ homecoming


February 9th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 9(ANI): England captain Andrew Strauss and several members of the Ashes-winning team have returned home to a quiet reception.The team was welcomed at London's Heathrow Airport by an elderly man ... Read more...

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Rolls Royce’s Spirit of Ecstasy turns 100 this year


February 7th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7 (ANI): The Spirit of Ecstasy, the figurine that is the trademark of every Rolls Royce, turns 100 years old this year.100 Rolls-Royce cars formed a cavalcade yesterday to mark ... Read more...

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100 Londoners ride Tube in underwear as part of annual No Trousers day


January 10th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 10 (ANI): Around 100 people were spotted taking part in the annual No Trousers Tube Ride: London, riding the capital's underground system minus their trousers.The group made the journey on ... Read more...

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London more attractive city to visitors than Paris, say the French


November 19th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 19 (ANI): The French have conceded that London is better than Paris, says a new tourism survey.Officials responsible for selling Gallic attractions to the world admit that visitors would be ... Read more...

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England rope in Lord Horatio Nelson to bag 2018 FIFA WC bid


May 12th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 12 (ANI): It seems war-hero, Lord Horatio Nelson is supporting England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup.His iconic Trafalgar Square statue is draped in a 'Back the ... Read more...

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Pammie portrayed as pair of cojoined twins in art show


May 7th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 7 (ANI): Hollywood actress Pamela Anderson has been portrayed as a pair of conjoined twins in an art show by British sculptor Marc Quinn.The glittering barely-clad statue of Anderson, depicting ... Read more...

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Christian group angers anti-racist campaigners by insisting for a white Jesus


January 27th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan. 27 (ANI): A Christian group has infuriated many anti-racism campaigners after putting an advertisement for a "male white actor" to perform the role of Jesus Christ in a play.The ... Read more...

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‘London Dreams’ - predictable musical love triangle (Film Review - Rating: **)


October 31st, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Film: "London Dreams"; Cast: Ajay Devgn, Salman Khan, Asin Thottumkal, Ranvijay Singh, Aditya Kapoor; Director; Vipul Amrutlal Shah; Rating: **Two friends Arjun and Manu from childhood share a common ... Read more...

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UK hate preacher wants to rename Buckingham Palace Buckingham Masjid!


October 29th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.29 (ANI): A fanatical UK hate preacher, Anjem Choudary, wants to turn Buckingham Palace into a mosque.Choudary is calling for Buckingham Palace to be renamed Buckingham Masjid, reports the Daily Express.The ... Read more...

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Radical Muslim group to demand full imposition of Sharia law in UK


October 15th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.15 (ANI): The fanatical group -- Islam4UK - has announced plans to hold a potentially incendiary rally here later this month to further its aim of imposing sharia law on ... Read more...

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Kelly Brook goes ‘Skyriding’ to promote bicycles in London


September 21st, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 21 (ANI): Kelly Brook took to the saddle to promote bicycles in London recently.She was joined by 50,000 riders on a route across the city's historical landmarks, including Buckingham ... Read more...

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Austerity drive hits 2010 Commonwealth Games


September 16th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) As if taking a cue from the Indian government, chairman of the Commonwealth Games Organising committee Suresh Kalmadi Wednesday announced his own austerity drive by cancelling ... Read more...

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Bangalore’s ‘Twitters’ to help underprivileged children


September 11th, 2009 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 11 (IANS) They mainly express themselves in the virtual world, but in order to help Bangalore's underprivileged children, the Twitter community of India's IT hub will come out in the ... Read more...

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Mumbai’s Taj or London’s Trafalgar - tourist attractions both


December 1st, 2008 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 1 (IANS) For years, the imposing Gateway of India and the Taj Mahal Hotel opposite it have been Mumbai's prime tourist attractions. And so it was Monday with cameras clicking ... Read more...

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The ten things you never knew about Prince Charles


November 16th, 2008 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 16 (ANI): He might be a public figure, yet there are many things about Prince Charles that are still unknown.Now, Times Online has provided a list of not very ... Read more...

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Bollywood set to bail out cash strapped British film industry


October 23rd, 2008 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 23 (ANI): UK Film minister Barbara Follett has signed a bilateral co-production treaty with Bollywood.Follett met Bollywood actor Ajay Devgan and filmmaker Vipul Shah and declared the launch of ... Read more...

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Sydney freezes in Facebooks public freeze prank


June 25th, 2008 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne , June 25 (ANI): People dont just freeze in shock, for there are those who freeze just for the sake of some basic fun.Passers-by in central Sydney were taken aback ... Read more...

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Numbers of refugees rose for a second year: UN


June 18th, 2008 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
DPA Geneva, June 17 (DPA) The number of refugees rose worldwide for the second year running to reach 11.4 million following a five-year decline, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said Tuesday. The number ... Read more...

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London’s Covent Garden district at least 100 years older than thought


June 7th, 2008 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 7 (ANI): London's Covent Garden district is at least 100 years older than previously thought, according to an analysis of skeletons and objects found in the region's oldest Anglo ... Read more...

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London mayor’s first engagement is Baisakhi Mela


May 5th, 2008 - 4:41 pm ICT by admin
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, May 5 (IANS) London's colourful new mayor Boris Johnson chose Baisakhi celebrations in central London to make his first major public appearance in the job. Mobbed by well-wishers ... Read more...

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