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On 17 March 1968 the worst violence for decades erupted in London during an anti-Vietnam demonstration.

2012 ticket sell-off fails to start with a bang

Card fiasco sees thousands blocked from website, while countdown clock grinds to a halt

Olympic countdown clock off to a false start

Official Olympic timekeeper Omega today confirmed the countdown clock has stopped only a day after it was unveiled in Trafalgar Square.

19 Kosovans held after Trafalgar Square battle

Police are holding 19 teenagers after three young men were stabbed in Trafalgar Square in the middle of the afternoon. Violence broke out when rival groups of Albanian-Kosovans, armed with knives and hockey sticks, began to fight in one of London's most popular tourist destinations.

19 questioned over Trafalgar Sq stabbings

Police are questioning 19 men after three others were stabbed following a mass brawl in one of the UK's best known tourist spots.

Unions protest against culture cuts

Civil servants will stage a "love-in" today as part of a campaign to save cultural assets from the Government's cuts in public spending.

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