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London: Capital of the United Kingdom
London is the capital and largest city of England and of the United Kingdom. Standing 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 − 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 City of Westminster is also an Inner London borough holding city status. Greater London is governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly.

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Climate activists jubilant as expansion of Britain's Heathrow Airport blocked

The planned expansion of London's Heathrow Airport was declared unlawful on environmental grounds by a court on Thursday, a ruling that could sink the $18 billion project that has been dogged by..
Reuters - Published

Controversial facial recognition returns to scan faces in central London

Technology will likely be used in central Westminster, police say
Independent - Published

Videos for London


London's 'tart cards' reveal history of sex work, design and printing [Video]London's 'tart cards' reveal history of sex work, design and printing

London's 'tart cards' reveal history of sex work, design and printing

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Coronavirus 'drive-through' facility to open in London [Video]Coronavirus 'drive-through' facility to open in London

Parsons Green Health Centre in London is to act as a "drive-through" swabbing hub to test people for coronavirus. The testing scheme will be rolled out across the UK at NHS sites. Report by Jonesia...

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PM: Numbers of rough sleepers 'way too high' [Video]PM: Numbers of rough sleepers 'way too high'

Boris Johnson says that the number of people sleeping rough in England is "way too high." Official figures released on Thursday showed that that 4,266 people were sleeping rough on a single night in..

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McDonnell and Khan react to Heathrow court decision [Video]McDonnell and Khan react to Heathrow court decision

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell and Mayor of London call for the Government to abandon its plans for Heathrow Airport's third runway. In a summary of the ruling, Lord Justice Lindblom told a packed..

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UK judge throws out Heathrow expansion plan [Video]UK judge throws out Heathrow expansion plan

Heathrow Airport’s $18bln plan for a new runway is in doubt after a UK judge said it didn’t comply with the country’s commitments on climate change. Francesca Lynagh reports.

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Reactions outside court as Heathrow lose third runway ruling [Video]Reactions outside court as Heathrow lose third runway ruling

Campaigners celebrated outside the High Court in London on Thursday after winning a Court of Appeal ruling over plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport on environmental grounds. Shadow Chancellor..

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PM hails help for flood victims but won't confirm if he plans to visit them [Video]PM hails help for flood victims but won't confirm if he plans to visit them

Boris Johnson has declined to say whether he will visit areas where people have been forced out of their homes by recent floods – while he toured the headquarters of a charity for the homeless...

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Johnny Depp Takes Newspaper To Court: 'Wife Beater' Libel [Video]Johnny Depp Takes Newspaper To Court: 'Wife Beater' Libel

LONDON (Reuters) - Hollywood star Johnny Depp appeared in a London court on Wednesday to hear his lawyer argue that Depp’s ex-wife had lied when she accused him of beating her in comments quoted by..

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"Call him Harry": Prince starts last royal duties insisting on informality [Video]"Call him Harry": Prince starts last royal duties insisting on informality

Britain's Duke of Sussex started the last round of his royal duties on an informal note on Wednesday, making it clear that the audience listening to his speech on sustainable travel in Edinburgh should..

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Kate shows her punching power at London's Olympic Park [Video]Kate shows her punching power at London's Olympic Park

The Duchess of Cambridge revealed her sprinting ability and punching power when she put on a sporting display with some of Britain’s best future athletic hopes. Kate burst out of the blocks as she..

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"Call me Harry," says prince as he starts last round of royal duties [Video]"Call me Harry," says prince as he starts last round of royal duties

Britain's Duke of Sussex started the last round of his royal duties on an informal note on Wednesday, making it clear that the audience listening to his speech on sustainable travel in Edinburgh should..

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Dior shows feminist-inspired collection at Paris fashion week [Video]Dior shows feminist-inspired collection at Paris fashion week

Actress Sigourney Weaver was among stars who attended the Paris Dior, show designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri and inspired by 1970s feminism, the day after film producer Harvey Weinstein was found guilty..

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Sajid Javid takes aim at Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings in resignation statement [Video]Sajid Javid takes aim at Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings in resignation statement

Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid giving a personal statement to MPs in the House of Commons, London, following his resignation from the Cabinet. Speaking from the backbenches for the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 02:12Published

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at 'Dear Evan Hansen' [Video]Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at 'Dear Evan Hansen'

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were full of praise for the cast of 'Dear Evan Hansen' last night, after attending a gala performance of the hit musical at the Noel Coward Theatre in London's west..

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Chelsea outclassed 3-0 by red hot Bayern Munich [Video]Chelsea outclassed 3-0 by red hot Bayern Munich

Frank Lampard says loss is a reality check, while Hansi Flick is happy to have two-goal scorer Serge Gnabry in Germany.

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Cambridges attend special performance of West End musical Dear Evan Hansen [Video]Cambridges attend special performance of West End musical Dear Evan Hansen

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a special performance of a West End musical in aid of their Royal Foundation. William and Kate joined the audience at the Noel Coward Theatre in central..

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The Queen visits the MI5 HQ in London [Video]The Queen visits the MI5 HQ in London

The Queen has visited the headquarters of the UK's intelligence service MI5 in central London, as its director general Sir Andrew Parker prepares to step down. Report by Czubalam. Like us on Facebook..

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The Queen visits MI5 headquarters in London [Video]The Queen visits MI5 headquarters in London

Queen Elizabeth II talks to Director General Andrew Parker as she leaves after a visit to the headquarters of MI5 at Thames House in London.

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Brussels and London flex muscles as EU prepares to finalise post-Brexit trade stance [Video]Brussels and London flex muscles as EU prepares to finalise post-Brexit trade stance

Brussels and London flex muscles as EU prepares to finalise post-Brexit trade stance

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Dad with kidney failure to run marathon for charity that helped his newborn baby [Video]Dad with kidney failure to run marathon for charity that helped his newborn baby

A dad whose kidney failure forced him to cancel his honeymoon will be on dialysis when he runs the London marathon for a baby charity in April, after his son was born with pneumonia and spent his first..

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Frank Lampard accepts Chelsea are seen as underdogs against Bayern Munich [Video]Frank Lampard accepts Chelsea are seen as underdogs against Bayern Munich

Frank Lampard has told Chelsea to turn the current European order on its head against Bayern Munich. Lampard has accepted many will brand Chelsea underdogs when hosting the buoyant Bundesliga leaders..

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Chelsea to up their game as Bayern look to get aggressive in UCL clash [Video]Chelsea to up their game as Bayern look to get aggressive in UCL clash

Frank Lampard says his side have to go up a level, while Hansi Flick expects Bayern to play with 'confidence and attack'.

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Protesters march for Assange's release [Video]Protesters march for Assange's release

Hundreds of protesters in London march for Assange to be released and for his extradition to be stoppedView on euronews

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Factbox: What Britain wants from the EU on trade

Britain has unveiled a tough negotiating mandate for talks with the European Union, underlining its desire for future economic and political independence that pits London on a collision course with..
Reuters - Published

Expansion of Britain's Heathrow Airport ruled illegal on climate grounds

expansion of britain's heathrow airport ruled illegal on climate grounds
LONDON — The planned expansion of London’s Heathrow Airport was declared unlawful on environmental grounds by a court on Thursday, a ruling that could sink the $18 billion project that has been..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Man killed in 'brutal and frenzied' attack on London street

Met Police are asking for anyone with information to come forward
Independent - Published

E-bike cyclist killed pedestrian while 'travelling 10mph over speed limit' in London, court told

Thomas Hanlon accused of causing death by careless driving after colliding with Sakine Cihan
Independent - Published

Essex and London car theft raids: About 400 officers take part

It is believed 12 arrests have been made, 12 stolen vehicles found and £90,000 seized.
BBC News - Published

Opponents of new London Heathrow runway to hear appeal outcome

Opponents of a third runway at London's Heathrow are set to hear on Thursday whether their legal appeal against the government's decision to expand Europe's biggest airport has been successful.
Reuters - Published

Witnesses at London's Grenfell fire inquiry to be protected from prosecution: British AG

Witnesses at a public inquiry into the 2017 fire at Grenfell Tower in London which killed 72 people will be immune from prosecution over the evidence they give, Britain's attorney general said on..
Reuters - Published

London firms sending staff home amid coronavirus fears

Three companies have now asked employees to work from home as a "precautionary measure".
BBC News - Published

'Zidane would like to see your son!' - Mbappe explains Real Madrid & Chelsea trips

'zidane would like to see your son!' - mbappe explains real madrid & chelsea trips
Kylian Mbappe has revealed how Zinedine Zidane personally greeted him at the airport after he was invited to train with the Real Madrid youth team during the week of his 14th birthday. The France..
WorldNews - Published

Two men and dog stabbed after fight in London

Two men arrested on suspicion of affray
Independent - Published

Sajid Javid takes aim at Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings in resignation statement

sajid javid takes aim at boris johnson and dominic cummings in resignation statement
Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid giving a personal statement to MPs in the House of Commons, London, following his resignation from the Cabinet. Speaking from the backbenches for the..
WorldNews - Published

UK should not allow Assange’s extradition on 'political' charges, lawyer says

Britain should not send Julian Assange to the United States to face spying charges because a treaty between the two countries bans extradition for political offences, his lawyer told a London court on..
Reuters - Published

Andy Murray admits he may need further operation

andy murray admits he may need further operation
LONDON: Britain's former world number one Andy Murray faces a crucial few weeks to find out if he requires another operation in order to return to top-level tennis. The 32-year-old three-time Grand..
WorldNews - Published

Verdicts delivered in child wardship battle between Dubai ruler and ex-wife, court hears

Verdicts have been given in the latest stage of a legal battle between Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum and his former wife Princess Haya bint al-Hussein over their children,..
Reuters - Published

Assange stripped and handcuffed, lawyer tells court

assange stripped and handcuffed, lawyer tells court
LONDON: A lawyer for Julian Assange on Tuesday accused the United States of “boldly and blatantly” misstating facts about the Wikileaks founder’s conduct, on the second day of his extradition..
WorldNews - Published

Gnabry scores twice as Bayern dominate Chelsea

Serge Gnabry continues his dominance over London clubs in this season's Champions League as Bayern Munich take control of their last-16 tie with Chelsea.
BBC News - Published

EU issues ultimatum to London ahead of Brexit talks

eu issues ultimatum to london ahead of brexit talks
EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier warned Britain the bloc was ready to play hardball in coming Brexit negotiations as member states signed off on a common negotiating stance on Tuesday. “We will not..
WorldNews - Published

UK court told Assange tried to call White House, Hillary Clinton over data dump

Julian Assange tried to contact Hillary Clinton and the White House when he realised that unredacted U.S. diplomatic cables given to WikiLeaks were about to be dumped on the internet, his lawyer told..
Reuters - Published

Brexit: Michel Barnier warns Boris Johnson that Brussels will not accept trade deal 'at any price'

EU negotiator warns London against 'backtracking' on commitments in withdrawal agreement
Independent - Published

Huawei unveils latest folding smartphone, Mate Xs

huawei unveils latest folding smartphone, mate xs
LONDON -- China's Huawei unveiled its latest folding smartphone Monday and its first such device to be available internationally, competing in a niche category with new...
WorldNews - Published

Heathrow expansion will wreck Boris Johnson's promises to 'level up' UK, economists warn

Third runway estimated to trigger £43bn GDP shift to London and southeast from poorer regions – ahead of crucial court ruling
Independent - Published

Julian Assange: What is extradition and how does it work?

Julian Assange's extradition trial begins in London on Monday. How does the process work?
BBC News - Published

Julian Assange 'put lives at risk' by sharing unredacted files

The Wikileaks co-founder appears at a court in London on the opening day of his extradition hearing.
BBC News - Published

On This Day: 24 February 1969

"The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" - starring Maggie Smith - had a royal premiere in London. (Feb. 24)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Man's body found in back of bin lorry in Camberwell

Police are treating the death of the man in Camberwell, south London, as "unexplained".
BBC News - Published

Man found dead in London bin lorry

Police treating death as unexplained
Independent - Published

Julian Assange supporters set out stall as extradition hearing begins

julian assange supporters set out stall as extradition hearing begins
US lawyers to give opening arguments for deporting WikiLeaks founder to face charges of espionage Julian Assange is set to face off with the US government when his extradition hearing begins on Monday...
WorldNews - Published

Public toilets: Should you be able to pee for free?

Toilet access in London can be a real issue for many people who live in and visit the city.
BBC News - Published

$110 billion gas project to make Saudi Arabia a gas exporter

$110 billion gas project to make saudi arabia a gas exporter
LONDON: A $110 billion project to develop a gas field in eastern Saudi Arabia will turn the global market on its head and make the Kingdom a gas exporter, industry analysts told Arab News on Saturday...
WorldNews - Published

Roger Waters of Pink Floyd joins Assange supporters in London protest march

Hundreds of people including Roger Waters, co-founder of the Pink Floyd rock group, and designer Vivienne Westwood, marched through central London on Saturday demanding that jailed Wikileaks founder..
Reuters - Published

Man accused of stabbing London mosque prayer leader appears in court

A man accused of stabbing a prayer leader inside a north London mosque appeared in court on Saturday charged with causing grievous bodily harm and was remanded in custody to appear again next month.
Reuters - Published

Homeless man appears in court over London mosque knife attack

Prosecutor tells court defendant had been attending mosque for several years
Independent - Published

Man charged over London mosque stabbing

The accused is due in court on Saturday
Independent - Published

Markets weaker on fears of virus spread

markets weaker on fears of virus spread
LONDON: More cases of the new coronavirus outside China along with warnings by big companies that their earnings could be hurt caused most stock markets...
WorldNews - Published

London police charges man in mosque stabbing

London police said on Friday that they had charged a 29-year-old man in the stabbing of a prayer leader at a mosque in Park Road.
Reuters - Published

London's Coffin Club where people plan their final farewell

Death isn't easy to talk about, but London now has a "Coffin Club" where people plan their final farewell.
BBC News - Published

Royal no more! Prince Harry and Meghan will stop using 'Sussex Royal' brand

royal no more! prince harry and meghan will stop using 'sussex royal' brand
LONDON - Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have decided not to use the word “royal” in their branding after they abruptly decided to start a new life in Canada, according to the BBC. As things..
WorldNews - Published

London mosque stabbing victim says he forgives attacker

Raafat Maglad returns to London Central Mosque less than 24 hours after he was stabbed at prayer.
BBC News - Published

'Call the FBI': Prince Andrew targeted by school bus with giant picture of his face driving around London

Sighting comes as FBI pushes for Duke to cooperate in Epstein investigation
Independent - Published

London mosque stabbing: Muslim prayer leader says he forgives attacker who slashed him in the neck

'I feel very sorry for him,' says Raafat Maglad, who checked himself out of hospital less than 24 hours after attack
Independent - Published

Inside London's super sewer

The Thames Tideway Tunnel is now officially at the half way stage but what exactly is it going to do?
BBC News - Published

Woman admits plotting to bomb St. Paul's cathedral in London

A woman has pleaded guilty to two terrorism offences, including scoping out St Paul's cathedral in London as a possible bomb target, police said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Vietnam police charge seven over Britain truck deaths

Police in Vietnam have charged seven people in connection with the deaths of 39 migrants whose bodies were discovered in the back of a truck near London last year, authorities said late on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Man arrested after prayer leader stabbed inside London mosque

A prayer leader in his 70s was stabbed in a London mosque on Thursday and the assailant was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, police and mosque officials said.
Reuters - Published

Caroline Flack: Met refers itself to watchdog over contact with star

It comes after the former Love Island host was found dead at her north-east London home on Saturday.
BBC News - Published

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