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Monday 23 July 2012
Passengers travelling on key Olympic routes endured delays today as a series of problems hit Tube and light railway systems in London.
Saturday 21 July 2012
British medal hopeful Phillips Idowu was "full of emotion" today as he carried the Olympic Torch in Stratford - just a stone's throw from the Olympic Park in east London.
Saturday 21 July 2012
Friday 20 July 2012
You might not be able to see the sea, but a wave of temporary beaches inspired by hip European hangouts are bringing summer to our cities
Monday 09 July 2012
I caught sight of a rather unusual list on a work friend's notepad recently. I won't go into the graphic details, but she was compiling a list of synonyms for the male member. After having a good goggle at it (and suggesting a few additions), I asked why she'd put penis to paper. It was all in aid of a forthcoming hen night, she explained, where each attendee would be given an alternative name for the night, chosen from the fruits of her labour. There was also going to be a stripper from the Full Monty school of disrobement. Luckily, I don't know the hen in question, so won't be invited to the festivities (and if I was, I'd already be compiling my own list – of excuses as to why I couldn't come).
Saturday 30 June 2012
When the full history of British national museums in the 20th century is written, the late 1960s and '70s may seem rather a golden age.
Thursday 28 June 2012
Having been waved off by a group of north London delicatessen workers, one of a rotating smorgasboard of sectional groups beaming out from an enormous screen in the “terminal building”, a jolt of acceleration begins one's journey on London's brand new £60m flying bus route. “You are cruising at an altitude of 295 feet. Please remain seated at all times,” informs the piped in stewardess.
Friday 22 June 2012
Another 50,000 Olympic tickets were put up for sale today.
Monday 18 June 2012
The UK's first urban cable car system will open next week.
Saturday 16 June 2012
Not to be confused with Ridley Scott's alien thriller Prometheus, another reinterpretation of the Greek myth arrives in Greenwich next week. Prometheus Awakes will be a piece of theatre on a grand scale - providing the weather stays fine.
Tuesday 12 June 2012
Zara Phillips hopes it can be a case of third time lucky after being selected for her Olympics debut.
Sunday 10 June 2012
Doreen Lawrence, mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence, has described how she had to hold herself back from screaming when her son's killers were found guilty.
Monday 28 May 2012
Around 70 firefighters are tackling a blaze at a factory today.
Friday 25 May 2012
Who's Adrian Wyatt?
Thursday 03 May 2012
Military chiefs said today that they hoped to “allay people's fears” as they unveiled surface-to-air missiles which could be deployed at six sites across London during the Olympics.
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