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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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