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Life beyond the Premier League: He has overseen eigh victories in nine games since he replaced Uwe Rösler as manager

Boris Johnson 'is a great London Mayor', says David Cameron

David Cameron today said he wanted his potential rival Boris Johnson “to be as ambitious as possible”.

Boris says schools should provide two hours of PE daily

Boris Johnson put himself at odds with David Cameron yesterday when he suggested that children should have two hours of physical exercise every day at school.

'No one wants a prat like me as PM' says Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson dismissed talk of him becoming the next Prime Minister yesterday as he joked: "How could anybody elect a prat who gets stuck in a zip wire?"

Boris Johnson's encounter with a zip wire this week only served to prove how adept the London Mayor is at defying political gravity

Boris Johnson dismisses PM ambitions

Boris Johnson has dismissed talk of him becoming the next prime minister as he joked: “How could anybody elect a prat who gets stuck in a zip wire?”

MP Louise Mensch sends the Prime Minister a resignation letter saying 'sorry I have been unable to make the balanoing aot work'

Mensch: I quit as MP to spend time with my family

Resignation of high-profile Tory triggers unwelcome by-election in marginal seat

Advice to Europe - from Britain's richest man

Even Lakshmi Mittal is feeling the economic pain. The metals magnate tells James Ashton what he would do about it
Mr Johnson was the first person to use the 45-metre high, 320-metre long zip wire zip wire which offers views towards the Olympic stadium. (pic via Rebecca Denton)
9AM - Archery: Naomi Folkard of GB takes aim in the Women's individual archery at Lord's Cricket Ground

A day in the life of the Olympics

Kevin Garside ticks off the venues with a mad dash across the city, but seems to spend a dubious amount of time at the beach volleyball...

Boris Johnson hails Olympic Games opportunity

London Mayor Boris Johnson said today he wants to take the opportunity of the Olympics to sell the capital and Britain to the world.

No amnesty for illegal immigrants

Downing Street yesterday ruled out offering an amnesty for illegal immigrants and failed asylum-seekers still in Britain.

Boris Johnson supports OAP Jack Denness's Olympic Torch bid

A pensioner who has run through Death Valley 12 times for charity may yet get the chance to carry the Olympic Torch after his case was highlighted by The Independent.

Transport: 'Next stop Westminster, eh?!' Boris Johnson turns Tube announcer

Londoners can be a miserable lot. While the rest of the country flocks to watch the torch relay and gets ready for the Olympics on TV, they're moaning about ZiL lanes, anti-aircraft missiles, packed trains and tourists. And now there's something new to drone on about.

Broker slams watchdogs

The City stockbroker Charles Stanley is doing a steady job of helping clients through the ongoing financial crisis, without much help from regulators.

Cities reject Cameron's dream of mayors for all

PM's plans for 'a Boris in every city' thwarted by resounding referendum defeat

Boris Johnson on track for victory and planning return to Commons

Boris Johnson plans to seek a return to the Commons at the 2015 general election, a move which could see him emerge as the front-runner to succeed David Cameron as Conservative Party leader. Mr Johnson's future prospects will receive a huge boost today if, as is expected, he sees off the challenge from Labour's Ken Livingstone and wins another term as Mayor of London.

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Ashes 2015: Damien Martyn - 'England are fired up again, just like in 2005...'

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Australian veteran of that Ashes series, believes the hosts' may become unstoppable if they win the first Test
Tour de France 2015: Twins Simon and Adam Yates have a mountain to climb during Tour of duty

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John Palmer: 'Goldfinger' of British crime was murdered, say police

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Forget little green men - aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert

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