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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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Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

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Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

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The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

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'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
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12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
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