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London is the capital of and largest city in England and the United Kingdom, with the largest municipal population in the European Union. Standing on the River Thames in the south-east of England, at the head of its 50-mile (80 km) estuary leading to the North Sea, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. Londinium was founded by the Romans. The City of London, London's ancient core − an area of just 1.12 square miles (2.9 km2) and colloquially known as the Square Mile − retains boundaries that follow closely its medieval limits. The City of Westminster is also an Inner London borough holding city status. Greater London is governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly.

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Welcome to life in Kensington, one of London’s most affluent boroughs and a place perfect for window shopping, aspirational visiting, and eating in style. The..
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London - Qantas is closer to the "final frontier of aviation" with plans to fly the 10 500 miles between London and Sydney non-stop. Passengers and pilots on the..
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More than one million people are expected to visit the west London event over the weekend.
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London's fire brigade said on Friday they had put out a fire on the balcony of the 12th floor of a building in West London near Grenfell Tower, where a blaze..
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Several hundred environmental activists demonstrated on Friday outside the Brazilian embassy in Paris as a clash between the two countries' leaders over the..
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Sixty firefighters are at the scene (Picture: 999London) Sixty firefighters are currently battling a fire in a tower block in west London. A spokesman for the..
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The young cast of the new "Harry Potter" franchise was revealed in London (Aug 23).
 
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London's fire brigade said they are dealing with a fire on the balcony of the 12th floor of a building in West London and have dispatched ten fire engines and..
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A fire has broken out in a block of flats near Grenfell Tower.
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Police say three women were assaulted during the early hours in Clapham and Putney.
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LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says it's theoretically possible to wipe out malaria, but probably not with the flawed vaccine and other control..
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A meteor almost the size of Burj Khalifa will "skim the Earth" in three weeks. The space rock, called 2000 QW7, is expected to pass our planet at a speed of..
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A small flock of sheep will be released on to Hampstead Heath for the first time in 60 years.
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The 48-year-old businessman appeared before the court via video link from Wandsworth prison in south-west London, where he is currently lodged
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It’s been a difficult few months for London-based Aussie billionaire Lex Greensill. But all that is easy to leave behind once the doors of his..
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Nothing says success like two private jets, but London-based Aussie billionaire Lex Greensill has had a difficult couple of months.
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Video shows passers-by kneeling on floor as they pick up tiny plastic bricks at Euston station
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Television star allegedly sexually touched woman in Westminster in 2008
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BEIJING — Global stock markets were mixed Thursday following Wall Street's rebound as investors looked ahead to a speech by the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman..
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The European Union is awaiting detailed proposals from London on Brexit, a senior official in Brussels said, as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pursued..
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The airline will track the health impacts of the 19-hour journeys from Sydney to New York and London.
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As per the complaint, the victim alleged that her husband also had an extramarital affair while they were living in London.
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The British government is launching a review of the proposed high-speed rail network, from London to Birmingham and to Manchester and Leeds, known as HS2, BBC..
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Multiple police cars rush and officers move public away from scene
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The man was found with stab injuries in the square in central London just after 21:00 BST.
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The High Court in London said it would allow a proposed strike by the United Kingdom-based Ryanair pilots to go ahead on Thursday and Friday, according to The..
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French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday said a no-deal Brexit would be of Britain's own making and not the European Union's, adding that any trade deal..
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Athens (AFP) - An Iranian tanker that has sparked a diplomatic row pitting Tehran against Washington and London is too big to dock in Greece, the country's..
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Melania Geymonat and her partner Chris Hannigan were targeted by four boys, a court hears.
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JaQuel Knight, who is the creative behind some of Beyoncé's iconic performances, teaches a workshop in London.
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The Indian government has lodged an appeal against a local UK council's attempt to close down a memorial dedicated to Bhimrao Ambedkar in north London,..
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An employee of Britain's consulate in Hong Kong who went missing earlier this month is being held in China, Beijing confirmed. The incident comes as relations..
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A Chinese national working at Britain's Hong Kong consulate has been detained in China's border city of Shenzhen for violating the law, the Chinese foreign..
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Germany's president said on Wednesday it was unlikely that negotiations over the so-called Irish backstop, a key point of discord between London and the European..
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'We cannot allow such deadly crimes on our streets and our communities need to work with us to stop them'
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President Donald Trump heads to Louisville in support of governor's reelection campaign, suspects in London bus attack to appear in court and more things to..
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A Chinese national working at Britain's Hong Kong consulate has been detained in China's border city of Shenzhen for violating the law, the Chinese foreign..
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to his British counterpart, Boris Johnson, about violent demonstrations over Kashmir outside the Indian embassy in..
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Police surrounded the flats in Barking, east London, as nearby residents were evacuated.
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Police have evacuated residents from an east London tower block after a man barricaded himself in a flat and threatened to burn the building down.
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The British Prime Minister regretted the incident and assured the safety of the Indian mission.
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PM Modi on Tuesday spoke to UK PM Boris Johnson over phone and raised the issue of violence against Indians participating in Independence Day celebrations..
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Dashcam footage caught the moment a gunman leaped out of a car and fired his weapon in a busy street in London. He hit his victim twice in the leg with a pump..
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Footage shows a man being shot in the leg in a busy street in south London.
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Elize Stevens suffered 86 knife wounds when Ian Levy attacked her at his flat in north-west London.
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The European Union executive said the backstop option was the only means identified by both London and the bloc to avoid a return to extensive border checks on..
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LONDON: Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes his debut on the global stage at the G7 summit this weekend, where all eyes will be on his chumminess with US..
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Thousands of protestors from Pakistani and Khalistani groups in London clashed violently outside the Indian high commission on India's Independence day even as..
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An Iranian court has dashed hopes that the 10-year sentence given to a British Council worker on spying charges could be reduced, The Independent reported. Aras..
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Britain's Prince Andrew is denying any involvement in Jeffrey Epstein's alleged sex trafficking ring. The royal family released a statement saying the Duke of..
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The space rock due to buzz Earth is big enough to destroy a city (Photo: Getty) A monster asteroid named after an Egyptian God of Chaos is due to travel so close..
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Public Health England issues warning as UK loses measles-free status and PM pledges action on social media firms One in seven five-year-olds may not be up to..
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Lord Holmes of Richmond is accused of touching the woman in a London hotel earlier this year.
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A man has been charged in connection with a stabbing that took place on Aug. 15 outside Britain's interior ministry in central London, the Metropolitan Police..
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The attack took place in Westminster, near the Houses of Parliament, in central London.
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GIBRALTAR: The Iranian oil tanker at the centre of a diplomatic dispute has departed from Gibraltar after the British overseas territory rejected a US demand to..
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Boris Johnson urged to act amid warnings planned transport spending for the capital is almost three times more per head than the north
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Research group Forensic Architecture collected images to use in ECHR case Newly collated evidence documenting Russian military involvement in the conflict in..
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Left-wing journalist describes incident as "premeditated assault" by far-right
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London: Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine...
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LONDON, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell French President Emmanuel Macron and...
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The Guardian columnist says a group of men made a "beeline" for him as he left a pub in north London.
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Police investigate Islington attack after columnist left with minor injuries
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LONDON --- A British judge has sentenced a lookalike of "Friends" actor David Schwimmer to nine months in...
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The British overseas territory of Gibraltar released a seized Iranian supertanker Thursday over last-minute objections from the US, potentially easing tensions..
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The UK government must explain why the High Commission was allowed to be exposed to a violent crowd
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Thousands of animal rights and environment activists are planning to blockade Smithfield Market – Britain’s largest wholesale meat market – in the next..
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