London’s conservative Mayor Boris Johnson won a second term on Friday, giving Britain’s Conservative Party a needed lift amid a barrage of defeats in local elections for it and its junior coalition partner, the Liberal Democrats.
100 days from now, all eyes will be on London as the Olympic games get underway. The biggest sporting event on the planet will give the British economy a welcome boost. Local communities stand to benefit a great deal too, and not just in the short-term - regenerating London's deprived east end is a key part of the run-up to the Games. A year after violent riots across London made the headlines, the borough of Hackney will again be in the spotlight, but this time for all the right reasons.
Presidential frontrunner François Hollande made a campaign stop in the UK capital on Wednesday in the hope of seducing its booming French community. A London-based professor of French politics explains why the Socialist candidate might be in luck.
Police and bailiffs dismantled the Occupy London campsite outside the city’s iconic St Paul’s cathedral in an overnight raid Tuesday, ending a four-month protest against corporate greed and economic inequality.
A heavy overnight snowfall forced London Heathrow airport, one of the world’s busiest hubs, to cancel 30 percent of its flights Sunday. Europe is experiencing a brutal cold snap, which has caused more than 200 deaths in the past week.
Presidential frontrunner François Hollande will visit the UK in February to seek votes from French expatriates, but London will be all ears after the Socialist candidate reportedly “declared war” on the financial district, the City.
Oscar-winning film director Danny Boyle, the artistic director for the 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony in London, revealed Friday that the ceremony will be a Shakespeare-inspired celebration of British culture.
A British judge has approved the eviction of the Occupy London protest camp that has been based outside St Paul's Cathedral in the heart of financial district since October. Protesters said they planned to appeal the ruling.