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In Dante's Inferno, the ninth and innermost circle of hell is reserved for those who have committed vile acts of treachery against people who had reason to trust them, such as Cain, and Judas Iscariot.
London Underground claims a series of strikes protesting against the sacking of two Tube drivers been suspended, despite the RMT union insisting they will go ahead.
Ken Livingstone has said he would be horrified if Tottenham were successful in their bid to take over the Olympic Stadium because of the "horrendous" cost to the environment.
Ken Livingstone today vowed to eject Boris Johnson from City Hall after he was selected as Labour's candidate for the London mayoral elections of 2012.
With results available from 157 councils, the state of parties is: <br/> Councils: Con +12, Lab -9, Lib Dem +1; <br/> Councillors: Con +260, Lab -333, Lib Dem +34
The Tory candidate has refused to play the fool - and the strategy appears to be paying off, says Andrew Grice
The Labour MP and former sports minister Kate Hoey will work for Boris Johnson if the Tory unseats Ken Livingstone to become London's Mayor in Thursday's election, his campaign officials announced today.
As the representative of the third party, Brian Paddick has struggled to make his voice heard