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The men who would be mayor: Power and the people

It's all about big personalities and even bigger budgets – with bendy buses, bikes and bitter vendettas thrown in for good measure. With just 24 days to go until Londoners cast their votes, John Walsh gets under the skin of the three contenders for the capital

Ghent, Belgium

With a fine mix of museums, shops and ancient architecture, this Flemish city has something for everyone, writes William Cook