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

Video: Boris: Olympics transport 'virtually ready'

Mayor of London Boris Johnson is confident in the transport system for London 2012 as time-lapse footage of Stratford station is released.

London Mayor appoints new chief of staff

London Mayor Boris Johnson has appointed the Conservative leader of Wandsworth Council as his new chief of staff, following the death of Sir Simon Milton.

Sir Simon Milton: London's deputy mayor for policy and planning and Boris Johnson's chief of staff

Sir Simon Milton, deputy mayor of London for policy and planning and chief of staff to London Mayor Boris Johnson, was seen by many as "the man really responsible for running the capital" and perhaps more importantly as the "details man" who was able to make his boss's ideas a reality.

Video: Boris Johnson's Budget thoughts

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, gives his views on the Budget.

Leading article: Distance loving

Spouses living apart: what's it all about? We ask because it is reported to be an increasingly common phenomenon, with even the Mayor of London reported to be trying it. Various explanations have been proffered for the growing number of "living apart but together" (LAT) couples. These range from the economic (the perverse incentives of the benefits system, growing affluence), to the social/psychological (people's modern independence of mind).

City must work to restore public faith

The Lord Mayor of London is to call for a "new contract" between the City of London and the public. Nick Anstee plans to "challenge the City" with a debate on trust and ethics at a City of London conference today.

Tens of thousands embrace bike hire scheme

More than 350,000 journeys have been made on hire bikes in London since the launch of a new scheme a month ago, new figures showed today.

Tories should back gay marriage, says Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, called for full gay marriage to be legalised yesterday, according to Peter Tatchell, the gay rights campaigner.

Jane Merrick: Boris should stick his fiver on Lipponen

Boris Johnson writes today that Tony Blair will not become EU president because he is too much of an Atlanticist and a defender of the Anglo-Saxon market economy. He's willing to bet any reader £5 that he's right.

BNP councillor faces ban over 'murders'

A BNP member of the London Assembly could be banned for up to six months today for making up details of murders.

Boris Johnson's ex-deputy charged with expenses fraud

A former deputy of London Mayor Boris Johnson appeared in court today charged with fraud over alleged misuse of his expenses.

Ben Chu: Boris Johnson - would you buy a faulty boiler from this man?

Imagine that there had been a great global conflagration which began when boilers with faulty designs around the world simultaneously exploded.

Sacked mayoral adviser faces police referral

London's City Hall will formally refer a sacked adviser to Boris Johnson to police today over allegations he misused a corporate credit card.

Boris's deputy resigns over credit card

One of Boris Johnson's mayoral deputies resigned yesterday over his misuse of a corporate credit card.

Boris Johnson's deputy quits over credit card misuse

One of London Mayor Boris Johnson's deputies resigned today over his misuse of a corporate credit card.

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Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Could cannabis oil reverse the effects of cancer?

Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

The Interview movie review

You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
Serial mania has propelled podcasts into the cultural mainstream

How podcasts became mainstream

People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

A memorable year for science – if not for mice

The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
5 best activity trackers

Fitness technology: 5 best activity trackers

Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas
La Famille Bélier is being touted as this year's Amelie - so why are many in the deaf community outraged by it?

Deaf community outraged by La Famille Bélier

The new film tells the story of a deaf-mute farming family and is being touted as this year's Amelie
10 best high-end laptops

10 best high-end laptops

From lightweight and zippy devices to gaming beasts, we test the latest in top-spec portable computers