Life beyond the Premier League: He has overseen eigh victories in nine games since he replaced Uwe Rösler as manager
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Friday 22 June 2012
Some civil servants are going to be very busy during the Olympics fortnight. Not all, of course – otherwise the Government would not have needed to shell out for 2,300 tickets so civil servants could watch the events, including 410 for the women's beach volleyball, bottom. But at the Home Office and the Foreign Office there will not be a lot of time for enjoying the contests. The Foreign Office will have to look after no fewer than 120 heads of state or heads of government who will be in London, each of whom has to have an assigned official making sure his or her visit goes smoothly. The Home Office is also anticipating a heavy workload, and will be staffed from 6am to 11pm. To keep up morale, the department has organised a competition in which each section of the Home Office is assigned a middle ranking country, and there will be a prize of some sort for the section whose national athletes win the greatest number of gold medals. The press office has Jamaica. This explains why, if you visit the Home Office press office this week, you will see a Jamaican flag prominently displayed.
Wednesday 20 June 2012
Boris Johnson’s links to News International came under fresh scrutiny today after it emerged he had a dinner with Rupert Murdoch days before the Metropolitan Police launched a new inquiry into phone hacking.
Monday 18 June 2012
The UK's first urban cable car system will open next week.
Friday 15 June 2012
The "basic problems" of youth illiteracy must be tackled in order to help stem the capital's gang culture, the Mayor of London has said.
Saturday 09 June 2012
Friday 25 May 2012
A senior BBC political journalist has been appointed as London Mayor Boris Johnson's communications chief.
Tuesday 22 May 2012
As Posh makes its West End debut, Laura Wade tells Alison King why her play about public school boys behaving badly is more relevant than ever
Monday 14 May 2012
The next boss of the “statist, corporatist, defeatist” BBC must be a Tory, according to Mayor of London Boris Johnson.
Thursday 10 May 2012
Thousands of bus workers are to vote on strikes in a row over payments during the Olympic Games.
Sunday 06 May 2012
Not for the first time, the Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader could be asking whether he really needs enemies, given the vitriol he has to suffer from his supposed friends. The party's loss of hundreds of council seats in elections last week has been seized on by right-wingers to call for a sharp turn towards what they regard as full-blooded Conservatism.
Saturday 05 May 2012
PM's plans for 'a Boris in every city' thwarted by resounding referendum defeat
Friday 04 May 2012
Labour was today celebrating significant gains in council elections across Britain, but failed to win the mayoral race in London, where Boris Johnson's victory provided a consolation prize for Conservatives on a grim day for both coalition parties.
David Cameron makes 11th hour for potential Tory voters not to assume London Mayoral battle is already won
Thursday 03 May 2012
David Cameron made an eleventh hour plea to potential Tory voters in London yesterday not to assume that the epic battle between two of the best known names in British politics is already over.
Wednesday 02 May 2012
If irony was an Olympic sport, there would almost be no point in anyone else turning up. Get ready to hear God Save The Queen and let your heart swell with national pride. I'm not sure the hundreds of visitors to Britain at Heathrow Border Control the other day would have appreciated the high humour of the situation, but there they were, snaking their way to passport and visa checks underneath a huge British Airways advertisement about the Olympics. "We're Ready," it proclaimed. You couldn't make it up. Ready? By the look of things in the immigration hall, you would think we were ready only to host the finals of the multi-national queuing tournament (another sport in which we might be among the favourites for gold).
Tuesday 01 May 2012
Revealed: failed airport eye scanners have cost £2 for every passenger who used them
The food poverty scandal that shames Britain: Nearly 1m people rely on handouts to eat – and benefit reforms may be to blame
Scottish independence: It is the English who should be on their knees, begging the Scots to vote ‘No’
'Sinful': Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy comes under attack
Nigel Farage: I’m taking on the status quo, and the Establishment’s fighting back
Abdullah Deghayes: My son was the martyr of a just cause, says father of British teenager killed in Syria conflict
Ukraine crisis: Helicopter gunships take country closer to all-out war
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