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The oil-Rich Qataris failed to note those three basic requirement for success in the UK property market: location, location and – you guessed it – location

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Fancy a disco party up on the London Eye with a 360 degrees views of London and its landmarks?

Gerrard Butler staring in Olympus has fallen; there will be a sequel based in London

Why can’t Hollywood’s masters of disaster give London a break?

There were two identical “Die Hard in the White House” thrillers in cinemas this year. In both of them, terrorists took over 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, only for the President and his muscle-bound sidekick to send them packing.

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

Seal count discovers over 700 in Thames Estuary

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

Simon Calder: Edinburgh – where the geology and geometry are magic

The man who pays his way

New Year fireworks above London's Houses of Parliament

World welcomes 2013 with firework spectaculars

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

Team GB's discus thrower Abdul Buhari says Olympic challenge transformed his life

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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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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