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If you thought dowries in Britain were a thing of the past, think again.

Dominic West is one of the signatories on a letter written to the anti-sleaze watchdog

Exclusive: Activists and MPs take on City’s influence on Parliament

The Square Mile enjoys 'unfettered and unmonitored' access to senior politicians and civil servants, campaigners claim

UK's lift from London doubles in size

London's contribution to the nation's coffers has doubled over the last financial year, helped by a rise in City jobs.

City of London Corporation to reveal details of £1.3bn private account

Exclusive: The City of London Corporation will reveal that its “City’s Cash” account, where it has been putting donations from benefactors like the real-life Dick Whittington - as well as money it has made from rent and investments - holds more than £1.3bn.

London jobs back at pre-recession levels as the City grows

London’s workforce is now greater than before the height of the 2008-9 recession, with the number of jobs across the City growing at a record rate in 2012, new figures have shown.

James Moore: Ignore the doom-mongers, the City lights are getting brighter all the time

Outlook There are still people who would have you believe that those employed in London's financial centre are falling over each other to get on the last plane out of town.

Reform group in bid to control City of London

A group of politicians, clergy and former members of the Occupy London movement have launched a bid to take control of the body which governs London’s financial district.

Group inspired by Occupy London to launch bid to take control of body that runs the Square Mile

Group will support a host of candidates standing for election to the City of London Corporation

The Occupy protest camp at St Paul’s Cathedral

Top Bank of England director admits Occupy movement had a point

Andrew Haldane praises ‘loud and persuasive’ protesters who succeeded because ‘they are right’

Last Night's Viewing: The Fish Market: Inside Billingsgate, BBC2
Grandma's House, BBC2

Can I commend to you an adjective I'd never encountered before? It's "skulduggerous" and the OED citation would run something like this: "2012 Roger Barton The Fish Market: Inside Billingsgate – 'I've never dealt with such a skulduggerous bunch in all my life and I've dealt with some real villains'."

Police remove Occupy protesters from St Paul’s Cathedral last month

Christians were dragged from St Paul’s while they prayed

A group of Anglican clerics have called on St Paul's Cathedral to fully explain why praying Christians were dragged by police from the steps of the famous landmark during the eviction of the Occupy London Stock Exchange camp.

The square cleared for the first time in months

Unoccupied: Life after the camp

The tents have been cleared – but what now for the protesters, or for St Paul's Cathedral?

Evicted St Paul's protesters remain defiant

Anti-capitalist protesters have warned that they will not be "derailed" after their camp was cleared from outside St Paul's Cathedral.

Timeline: Key events in the Occupy London protest

Here is a timeline of the Occupy London protest outside St Paul's Cathedral.

Debris is cleared away from the Occupy protest camp outside Saint Paul's Cathedral in central London as police and bailiffs evict demonstrators.

Occupy London protesters evicted from St Paul's site

Demonstrators who have been camped outside St Paul's Cathedral in London since October last year were finally evicted on last night as riot police and bailiffs moved in after dark, dragging both tents and protesters away.

Lawyers for the Occupy London protesters are appealing

'Occupy London' eviction appeal is rejected by judges

Protesters camped outside St Paul's Cathedral are facing removal after judges rejected their application to appeal the order for their eviction.

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