Outcry over 6 cyclists killed in London

2013-11-21 13:57

Six cyclists have been killed in the last two weeks in London. Consequently there has been a public outcry for immediate development in the transport sector especially for cyclists.

UK media reject watchdog plans

2013-04-25 22:33

British newspapers have rejected government plans for a state-backed press watchdog and published their own proposal for self-regulation.

Mayor wins case over anti-gay bus ad ban

2013-03-22 21:49

Britain's high court says the mayor of London acted lawfully when he banned bus ads from a Christian group suggesting that homosexuality can be cured.

London plans floating village

2013-03-12 16:16

London has plans to build a floating village on the River Thames, looking to regenerate derelict sites after the Olympics.

UK urged to keep strong voice in EU

2013-01-10 15:23

The US has publicly expressed concerns about Britain's plans to renegotiate its relationship with the EU, with a senior official saying Washington favours a "strong British voice" in Europe.

Mayor opposes Henry Moore sculpture sale

2012-11-09 07:55

London Mayor Boris Johnson is urging a cash-strapped local government not to sell an iconic Henry Moore sculpture.

London mayor slams 'whingers'

2012-07-20 15:30

London Mayor Boris Johnson has blasted people moaning about the Olympics, saying that doom-mongers should "put a sock in it".

British PM's party suffers heavy losses

2012-05-04 18:01

Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party has taken a bashing in mid-term local elections, capping a bad month for the government after Britain slid back into recession.

1 000 ship flotilla for queen's jubilee

2012-01-18 20:13

A seven-mile flotilla of 1 000 ships will sail down the River Thames in one of the biggest and most spectacular events ever seen in London to mark Queen Elizabeth's 60 years on the throne.

No London car ban during Olympics

2011-10-12 20:52

Mayor Boris Johnson has reassured motorists they will not be banned from driving in the centre of London during next summer's Olympics as part of measures to keep congestion down.

London carnival starts amid riot concerns

2011-08-28 16:13

London's Caribbean-flavoured Notting Hill Carnival is under way amid hopes that Europe's biggest street festival will not be marred by riots.

Iconic London bus to get makeover

2010-11-11 18:05

London's mayor is unveiling the latest incarnation of a British icon, London's red double-decker bus.

London subway workers go on strike

2010-10-03 23:04

Union activists are mounting picket lines outside London's subway stations as workers get ready for a one-day walkout.

London might get cable car

2010-07-05 21:20

Visitors to the London Olympics in 2012 might be able to cross the River Thames using the city's first ever cable car.

London Mayor in Cape Town

2010-06-18 08:40

London Mayor Boris Johnson has visited Cape Town to learn more about hosting major sporting events, and football community projects.

Vuvuzela not in UK bid - mayor

2010-06-17 08:25

London mayor Boris Johnson says vuvuzelas are like a "mosquito in your ear", and they probably won't feature in England's World Cup bid.

London mayor in trouble

2009-07-15 07:17

London's outspoken mayor, Boris Johnson, has described the £250 000 second salary he earns as "chicken feed".

London gridlocked by strike

2009-06-10 14:44

Millions of exasperated Londoners have battled with travel chaos as the underground system ground to a halt at the start of a two-day Tube strike.


Victoria Beckham praises retiring David

2013-05-17 13:19

Victoria Beckham has led tributes to her husband David Beckham following his announcement that he's retiring from soccer, saying he's been an "inspiration" to her and their kids.

London braces for anti-Thatcher 'party'

2013-04-13 10:01

Police are braced for a mass "party" staged by opponents of Margaret Thatcher in London's Trafalgar Square to celebrate the former British prime minister's death.

London mayor admits he'd like to be PM

2013-03-19 19:02

London's popular Mayor Boris Johnson, tipped as a possible rival to British Prime Minister David Cameron, has admitted he would like to "have a crack" at being prime minister one day.

Fox attacks 4-week-old baby boy

2013-02-10 22:18

A 4-week-old baby boy has been hospitalised in London after a fox attacked him at his home.

London mayor hails British press freedom

2012-11-26 14:04

Britain would be moving in the opposite direction to many countries if it introduced tougher regulation of the media, Mayor of London Boris Johnson has said during a visit to India.

London's mayor to become PM? Not yet

2012-09-17 12:05

London Mayor Boris Johnson eclipsed Prime Minister David Cameron as Olympic host this summer, but he will have to bide his time before mounting any challenge for the top job.

Boris Johnson re-elected London mayor

2012-05-05 08:23

Boris Johnson has been re-elected mayor of Olympic host city London, to the relief of British Prime Minister David Cameron, whose Conservative Party took a beating in mid-term local elections.

Next London mayor: Comic or leftist pol?

2012-05-03 22:11

Ahead of the Olympic spotlight, London gets to elect a new mayor: Outspoken incumbent or leftist?

UK mulls 'Boris Island' airport

2012-01-18 10:01

The British government is set to announce a consultation on building a new airport in the Thames Estuary outside London within weeks, a report says.

IOC inspection team in London

2011-10-06 11:48

With less than 10 months before the opening ceremony, IOC inspectors are back in London to check on preparations for the Olympics.

London carnival starts amid riot concerns

2011-08-28 16:13

London's Caribbean-flavoured Notting Hill Carnival is under way amid hopes that Europe's biggest street festival will not be marred by riots.

Tube strike hits UK commuters

2010-10-04 14:12

By foot, bike and devious new routes, London commuters have scrambled to get to work during a one-day strike by the city's subway workers.

London mayor to stand again

2010-09-10 20:39

London mayor Boris Johnson has announced that he will seek re-election for a second term, setting up a potential conflict with the government.

London mayor may evict protesters

2010-06-29 20:09

London mayor Boris Johnson has won a High Court battle to evict anti-war protesters from Parliament Square in central London.

Cup atmosphere 'inspirational'

2010-06-17 19:27

It is an inspiration to see how the World Cup has brought people together, and the atmosphere is "incredible", says Boris Johnson.

Knight on shining cycle

2009-11-04 21:35

London Mayor Boris Johnson rescued a woman attacked by a group of girls wielding a metal bar after answering her plea for help during an evening bicycle ride.

Travel chaos: Mayor says sorry

2009-06-11 12:59

London mayor Boris Johnson has apologised to the city's commuters for a strike on the underground train network.

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