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London First is a body set up about 20 years ago by the London business community to promote the city as a place to do business and to lobby for the improvements – particularly to infrastructure – which everyone knows we urgently need but which government seems incapable of planning for.

Each year nearly two million people visit St Paul's Cathedral for services and concerts in the run up to Christmas

In pictures: Choristers of St Paul's Cathedral rehearse for Christmas

Every year hundreds of London city goers make their way to St Paul's Cathedral in time for the festive activities. This year's programme features concerts of traditional Christmas carols as well as readings from special guests.

Welsh actor Rhys Ifans is to appear in a one-man show at the National Theatre

Rhys Ifans to appear in one-man show at National Theatre

Notting Hill star Rhys Ifans will play a down-and-out who accidentally ends up at the centre of a political protest in a one-man show at the National Theatre.

An archaeologist digs out a skull from the site of the graveyard of the Bethlehem, or Bedlam, hospital

Crossrail tunnel project uncovers ancient burial ground - including Bedlam patients

Archaeologist for London rail programme say thousands of bodies of plague victims and asylum inmates could be uncovered, along with Roman road

Now payday lenders are turning to religion

Debt charities have slammed the actions of two unlicensed payday lenders which target vulnerable borrowers by falsely claiming to be affiliated with religious institutions.

Baroness Thatcher funeral sets TV record

The BBC's coverage of Baroness Thatcher's funeral was the third-most-requested live television programme ever on the iPlayer – with only the Olympics proving more popular.

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Entrepreneurial spirit: Order of Service from Thatcher funeral goes on eBay

She would perhaps have approved of the entrepreneurial initiative. Memorabilia from Baroness Thatcher's funeral, including a mint condition Order of Service, is already being auctioned to the highest bidder on eBay.

Margaret Thatcher funeral: Guests attend Guildhall reception

Guests have started to arrive at the the City of London's Guildhall for a reception to honour Baroness Thatcher's memory.

The coffin containing the body of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher arrives for the ceremonial funeral at St Paul's Cathedral

Margaret Thatcher funeral: Political giants pay tribute to former prime minister at St Paul's Cathedral

A “who's who” of the political world past and present packed into St Paul's Cathedral for the ceremonial funeral of one of Britain's most divisive figures.

Margaret Thatcher funeral: Mourners outside St Paul's Cathedral pay respects to 'inspiring' woman

Devotees of the Iron Lady arrive early to watch funeral procession of leader who was 'simply the greatest'

St Paul's Cathedral ahead of the funeral of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

Baroness Thatcher funeral timetable

Here is the timetable for events surrounding the funeral of Baroness Thatcher today.

Margaret Thatcher's body to be moved to Westminster chapel for private family service ahead of funeral

George Galloway and Dennis Skinner object to plans to delay start of Commons, which would cause the cancellation of Prime Minister's Questions

Margaret Thatcher pre-dawn funeral rehearsal 'went very well'

A full military rehearsal for Baroness Thatcher's funeral has taken place in the early hours of this morning.

The Bishop of London, the Right Reverend Richard Chartres, is known for his outspoken views

Margaret Thatcher's funeral: Maverick bishop's sermon will not be vetted by No 10

Officially, there will be no political eulogy at Baroness Thatcher's funeral. But when the Bishop of London, the Right Reverend Richard Chartres, clambers up to the pulpit of St Paul's Cathedral to deliver the sermon on Wednesday, there will be some who will be holding their breath to see what he comes out with.

Prime Minister's Questions on same day as Thatcher's funeral 'a bit odd'

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has suggested it would be “a bit odd” to go ahead with Prime Minister's Questions on the day of Baroness Thatcher's funeral.

Baroness Thatcher with her son Mark and his wife Sarah in 2012

Mark Thatcher: The wayward son who finds himself torn between publicity and propriety

He has a reputation for misadventure, but Mark Thatcher is determined to do the right thing by his late mother

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