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

Mayor 'provoked Tube strike'

A Labour MP today said there was a "real suspicion" that Boris Johnson's fingers were "all over" the provocation of the strike on London Underground (LU).

Waxwork waistline a shock for Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson has revealed his shock at how fat a waxwork likeness of him is.



Boris used public funds for Tory conference hotel

London Mayor is in trouble again, now for 'playing fast and loose with the rules' over a £2,000 stay

Johnson to face Whitehall leaks probe

London Mayor Boris Johnson faced a formal investigation tonight into his role in the Whitehall leaks inquiry.

Johnson loses another deputy as transport supremo quits

A high-flying businessman brought in by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to head his staff resigned suddenly yesterday – the third senior figure in his team to quit in as many months.

Third mayoral aide quits

London Mayor Boris Johnson was facing fresh embarrassment today after the resignation of a third senior aide in four months.

Fourth plinth is reserved for the Queen

The mystery of Trafalgar Square's empty plinth is solved. A statue of the monarch on horseback will be commissioned after her death, James Macintyre reveals

Tories now 'the party of the poor'

The Conservative Party has claimed it is now the "party of the poor" in another attempt by David Cameron to invade Labour's natural territory.

Ken Livingstone bounces back on radio

Ken Livingstone admitted losing the mayoralty of London was like a "bereavement" yesterday, as he prepared to start his new job – as a radio talk-show host.

Boris Johnson aide quits after saying 'go home' to blacks

Boris Johnson faced embarrassment when a key aide resigned after calling for black critics of the Mayor of London to return to the Caribbean

Boris in sleaze row over undeclared shareholding

Boris Johnson faces the possibility of an inquiry by anti-sleaze watchdogs after failing to declare his shareholding in a television company.

Brown backs Livingstone and ends feud

One of the longest feuds in British politics ended yesterday when Gordon Brown endorsed Ken Livingstone's bid to be re-elected as Mayor of London.

Richard Ingrams' Week: Scorn is the price people pay for having an education

When education minister Andy Burnham was talking last month about plans to introduce schoolchildren to culture, I pointed out that nowadays what we older folk think of as culture is regarded by many people in authority as elitist. I am grateful to Burnham's fellow minister, Mrs Margaret Hodge, for spelling this out very clearly in a speech this week to the Institute for Public Policy Research.

Livingstone's £120,000 race adviser blames 'racists' as he resigns over saucy emails

The chief race relations adviser to the Mayor of London resigned last night, claiming he was the victim of a "racist" and "relentless media campaign".

Livingstone aide Jasper quits after email claims

The Mayor of London Ken Livingstone accepted the resignation of senior aide Lee Jasper today.

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Eugene de Kock: Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

The debate rages in South Africa over whether Eugene de Kock should ever be released from jail
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Standing my ground

If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
Israel-Gaza conflict: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

Patrick Cockburn: Secret report helps Israel to hide facts

The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
The man who dared to go on holiday

The man who dared to go on holiday

New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business, from Sarah Millican to Marcus Brigstocke

Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

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The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

The Guest List 2014

Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
Jokes on Hollywood: 'With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on'

Jokes on Hollywood

With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on
It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

Voted for by the British public, the artworks on Art Everywhere posters may be the only place where they can be seen
Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Blanche Marvin reveals how Tennessee Williams used her name and an off-the-cuff remark to create an iconic character
Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Websites offering your ebooks for nothing is only the latest disrespect the modern writer is subjected to, says DJ Taylor
Edinburgh Fringe 2014: The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee
Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

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