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Keith Chegwin is back in the rink in the new series of Dancing On Ice a year after he crashed out of the show when he fell and broke his ribs.

The Labour candidate Ken Livingstone, who travelled in public transport and arrived on foot to Southwark College last week

Still a consummate politician, but Ken trails 'joker' Boris

He came, he chatted, he bent a pipe. The London mayoral race entered its final week with Ken Livingstone trailing Boris Johnson, as the Labour candidate struggled to get out of second gear.

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Ken Livingstone promised to put the impact of spending cuts on London at the heart of his campaign to oust Boris Johnson as he was confirmed as Labour's candidate for the mayoralty in 2012.

Ken to take on Boris again in mayoral race

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.

Ken Livingstone: 'Boris said we have to work into our eighties – I'm helping out'

As he prepares for another mayoral race, the veteran politician tells Andy McSmith that he is still fighting fit

Oona King: 'I can appeal to Tories as well'

Oona King took a battering when she lost her MP's seat in 2005. But now she's back as would-be London mayor.

Johnson to stand for second term as Mayor

Boris Johnson is preparing to run for another four years as the Mayor of London, Conservative sources disclosed last night.

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: The grip of the imperial imagination

Gove wants to own and whitewash the story of British imperialism

Livingstone opens his mayoral campaign

Ken Livingstone launched his bid to make a comeback as London's Mayor yesterday, attacking his successor Boris Johnson over steep rises in public transport fares.

Oona King to launch bid to be London Mayor

Former MP Oona King will launch her bid to take on Boris Johnson as Labour's candidate in the London mayoral election in 2012 today, the first to formally declare her candidacy since nominations opened yesterday.

Galloway looks on the bright side despite losing east London stronghold

Jerome Taylor hears the Respect party founder claim the credit for the election of the country's first British Bangladeshi MP

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Pandora: PA problems bug Tony Blair

The secret paranoia of former statesmen. The former Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson memorably told two journalists: "I see myself as a big fat spider in the corner of the room. Sometimes I speak when I'm asleep. You should both listen. Occasionally when we meet, I might tell you to go to the Charing Cross Road and kick a blind man standing on the corner. That blind man may tell you something, lead you somewhere."

Galloway shows disrespect to his party

George Galloway is to stand on an "Old Labour" ticket for the London Assembly in another attempt to form a new political force after splitting from Respect, the left-wing coalition that he helped to found.

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