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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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Flight MH370 a year on: Lost without a trace – but the search goes on

Lost without a trace

But, a year on, the search continues for Flight MH370
Germany's spymasters left red-faced after thieves break into brand new secret service HQ and steal taps

Germany's spy HQ springs a leak

Thieves break into new €1.5bn complex... to steal taps
International Women's Day 2015: Celebrating the whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir's seminal feminist polemic, 'The Second Sex', has been published in short-form for International Women's Day
Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Why would I want to employ someone I’d be happy to have as my boss, asks Simon Kelner
Confessions of a planespotter: With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent

Confessions of a planespotter

With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent. Sam Masters explains the appeal
Russia's gulag museum 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities

Russia's gulag museum

Ministry of Culture-run site 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities
The big fresh food con: Alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay

The big fresh food con

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Paris Fashion Week 2015: The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp

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The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp
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Paul Scholes column: I don't believe Jonny Evans was spitting at Papiss Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible

Paul Scholes column

I don't believe Evans was spitting at Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible
Miguel Layun interview: From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
Frank Warren column: Amir Khan ready to meet winner of Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

Khan ready to meet winner of Mayweather v Pacquiao

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War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable