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Canary Wharf owner on track to resume London's Shell Centre project

Canary Wharf Group’s majority shareholder Songbird Estates today said it hoped to get back on track with the £1 billion overhaul of the Shell Centre on London’s South Bank within months.

Over 700 seals were spotted in the Thames Estuary in a count by conservationists

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Over 700 seals have been counted in the Thames Estuary after the first ever count by land, air and sea.

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New Year fireworks above London's Houses of Parliament

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Revellers around the world welcomed 2013 with dancing, singing and firework spectaculars.

Team GB's discus thrower Abdul Buhari moved from a tough Brixton estate to working in finance thanks to his Olympic aspirations

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Team GB's Abdul Buhari says that setting his sights on the Olympics changed his life and helped him move from a tough Brixton estate to working in finance.

Energy of the Nation at the EDF Energy London Eye

Excitement is reaching fever pitch as the London 2012 Games kick off on 27 July. The eyes of the world will be on London for this sporting extravaganza. Everyone in the country will be cheering on their heroes and hoping for national sporting success. Now, thanks to EDF Energy, you can play a part by taking to Twitter to express your thoughts and feeling about the Games. This will contribute to the world’s first social media driven lightshow on the EDF Energy London Eye every night of the Olympics and Paralympics.

Hockney country enraged by super-turbines plan

In the Yorkshire Wolds, Jonathan Brown finds little enthusiasm for wind power

How to embrace the patriotic trend at home

Emily Jenkinson looks at stylish ways to wave the flag for Britain in your interiors.

Ian Powell's accountancy firm has been hit with a record fine

The best way to bring companies to book

PwC's Ian Powell believes attempts to break the grip of the 'big four' will only weaken audit quality.

The London Eye has introduced Samsung Galaxy tablets to its capsules – they provide interactive facts as visitors pass each landmark. Go to londoneye.com

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Pop music used to belong in dive bars and basements. But, says Elisa Bray, today's acts are more interested in getting high

Britain sees in 2012 with nationwide party

Thousands of New Year's Eve revellers took part in a parade through Northumberland Street in Newcastle last night as millions celebrated across the country.

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