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London: Capital of the United Kingdom
London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom. The city stands on the River Thames in the south-east of England, at the head of its 50-mile (80 km) estuary leading to the North Sea, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. Londinium was founded by the Romans. The City of London, London's ancient core and financial centre − an area of just 1.12 square miles (2.9 km2) and colloquially known as the Square Mile − retains boundaries that closely follow its medieval limits. The adjacent City of Westminster is an Inner London borough and has for centuries been the location of much of the national government. Thirty one additional boroughs north and south of the river also comprise modern London. London is governed by the mayor of London and the London Assembly.

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Artist creates tapestry to document most notable lockdown moments [Video]

Artist creates tapestry to document most notable lockdown moments

Three UK has unveiled an art installation that shows trending moments duringthe Covid-19 lockdown. Illustrated by London artist Emmy Lupin, How WeScrolled: Lockdown 2020 is an undulating, 25-metre look..

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Jesus Christ Superstar brings back live outdoor theatre to Regent's Park [Video]

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The public are “ready” to get back to watching live theatre performances, anactor starring in an upcoming outdoor production of Jesus Christ Superstar hassaid. The Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre..

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London lit red to mark Red Alert for arts events [Video]

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UK weather: The forecast for the next five days [Video]

UK weather: The forecast for the next five days

A look at the weather forecast for London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast asthe UK braces itself for storms and sunshine.

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Arts venues illuminated red to represent plight of creative industries [Video]

Arts venues illuminated red to represent plight of creative industries

Hundreds of arts venues across the UK have been lit up red in a show ofsolidarity with the ailing creative industries. London landmarks including theTate Modern, Millennium Bridge, Southbank Centre and..

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Referee punched during amateur football match [Video]

Referee punched during amateur football match

An amateur football referee was punched in the head several times aftersending off a player in a friendly match in London.

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Boris Johnson: The plan is there for schools to return in September [Video]

Boris Johnson: The plan is there for schools to return in September

Boris Johnson visits St Joseph's Catholic Primary School in Upminster, eastLondon, to see work to make schools safe for return in September. The PrimeMinister struck a conciliatory tone to education..

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Willian confirms Chelsea exit after seven years [Video]

Willian confirms Chelsea exit after seven years

Willian says goodbye to Chelsea fans with a farewell letter as the Brazilian international nears closer to a reported move across London to Arsenal.

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Murder investigation after stabbing in London’s West End [Video]

Murder investigation after stabbing in London’s West End

A teenager has died after being stabbed in London’s West End. Police werecalled to reports of an assault on Market Place at the junction with OxfordStreet at 5.38pm on Saturday, Scotland Yard said...

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Britons set for another hot day before severe thunderstorms strike [Video]

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Black Lives Matter Protest takes to the streets of Tottenham [Video]

Black Lives Matter Protest takes to the streets of Tottenham

Rapper Wretch 32 joins a Black Lives Matter protest on the streets of Tottenham in north London. Campaigner Stafford Scott says they had no choice but to hold another demonstration to highlight racism..

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The crippling effect of coronavirus within communities [Video]

The crippling effect of coronavirus within communities

Data obtained by ITV News has revealed the crippling impact coronavirus is likely to have on towns and cities across the UK. With the full winding down of the furlough scheme by October, more than..

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International Cat Day: Larry poses for photo shoot in Downing Street [Video]

International Cat Day: Larry poses for photo shoot in Downing Street

A photographer has been snapping one of London's most famous felines ahead of International Cat Day on Saturday (August 8).View on euronews

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London MP calls for a boycott of Unilever over treatment of Kenyan farmers [Video]

London MP calls for a boycott of Unilever over treatment of Kenyan farmers

Black Lives Matter held a 'bend the knee, don’t drink the tea' demonstrationoutside Unilever HQ in central London, claiming the company is exploitingAfrican farmers.

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London lions beat the heat with icy meat-pops [Video]

London lions beat the heat with icy meat-pops

With temperatures in London forecast to hit 36 degrees Celsius on Friday (August 7), animals in the British capital's zoo were given icy treats to help them keep cool in the hot weather.

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Arsenal close to signing Chelsea's Willian - media reports [Video]

Arsenal close to signing Chelsea's Willian - media reports

Brazil international Willian is close to moving across London from Chelsea to Arsenal on a three-year deal according to the British media.

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Notting Hill Carnival to go digital for 2020 festival [Video]

Notting Hill Carnival to go digital for 2020 festival

Notting Hill Carnival will be moving online this year after the event wasforced to cancel its street party due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Forthe first time in its 54-year history, the west..

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BMW launches world-first eDrive Zones technology in London and Birmingham [Video]

BMW launches world-first eDrive Zones technology in London and Birmingham

The new digital service automates the process of switching to electric-onlypower when a BMW plug-in hybrid vehicle enters a defined area of the city. BMWeDrive Zones technology provides many benefits,..

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Lebanese diaspora holds vigil to honour victims of Beirut blast [Video]

Lebanese diaspora holds vigil to honour victims of Beirut blast

Vigils for the victims of the Beirut blast were held in Tel Aviv, the Palestinian Territories, Tehran, Paris and London. View on euronews

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UK weather forecast: How hot will the weekend get? [Video]

UK weather forecast: How hot will the weekend get?

A look at the weather forecast for London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast asthe UK braces itself for a hot Friday.

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Arsenal to sack 55 staff as COVID-19 hits revenues [Video]

Arsenal to sack 55 staff as COVID-19 hits revenues

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Caroline Flack inquest: Love Island presenter was seriously let down by authorities [Video]

Caroline Flack inquest: Love Island presenter was seriously let down by authorities

Television presenter Caroline Flack was “seriously let down by theauthorities” and was “hounded” by the press over her forthcoming trial in theweeks before she killed herself, her inquest..

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Drag queen embraces disability [Video]

Drag queen embraces disability

A maths tutor who lost his leg after being hit by a car has revealed how hisdrag queen alter ego has helped him embrace his disability. Ian Lilley, 43,had just moved from his home town in South Wales..

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Brentford v Fulham: Championship play-off final match preview [Video]

Brentford v Fulham: Championship play-off final match preview

An in-depth look at the Championship play-off final between Brentford andFulham at Wembley, as the west London clubs look to seal promotion to thePremier League.

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‘Irv The Swerve’ the 80-year-old water skier [Video]

‘Irv The Swerve’ the 80-year-old water skier

Credit: British Water Ski and Wakeboard Irving Stone, aka ‘Irv the Swerve’ hasmarked his 80th birthday by going water skiing. There was nothing thesolicitor from Hampstead in north London wanted to..

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