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London: Capital of the United Kingdom
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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Are you ready for the Notting Hill Carnival?

More than one million people are expected to visit the west London event over the weekend.
BBC News - Published

Fire extinguished at London building near Grenfell disaster

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 killed 71 people in 2017.
Reuters - Published

Videos for London

Indigenous protesters and environmental activists call to protect rainforest [Video]Indigenous protesters and environmental activists call to protect rainforest

Protesters from climate activist group Extinction Rebellion gathered at the Brazilian embassy in London on Friday (August 23) to call on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to protect the Amazon..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:40Published

Residents ‘fearful’ Notting Hill fire could have been a repeat of Grenfell Tower [Video]Residents ‘fearful’ Notting Hill fire could have been a repeat of Grenfell Tower

A fire at a block of flats close to Grenfell Tower had residents fearing a blaze similar to the one that killed 72 people in June 2017. Around 70 firefighters and 10 engines were sent to a 12th-floor..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:54Published

Samba dancer prepares for Notting Hill Carnival [Video]Samba dancer prepares for Notting Hill Carnival

Juliana Campos, from the Paraiso School of Samba, ahead of the Notting Hill Carnival. The samba dancer and Pilates instructor will parade on Monday during the main adults' parade. The two-day event..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:42Published

The Brief: British government speeds up preparations for a no-deal Brexit [Video]The Brief: British government speeds up preparations for a no-deal Brexit

The Brief: It's a race against time and the British government is speeding up preparations for a no-deal Brexit. With a little more than two months to October 31st, London is starting to automatically..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:10Published

Olesen denies alleged sex assualt on plane - reports [Video]Olesen denies alleged sex assualt on plane - reports

Thorbjorn Olesen will appear in court again next month after denying sexual assault, being drunk on an aircraft and assault by beating.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:43Published

Ryder Cup winner Thorbjorn Olesen arrives for court appearance [Video]Ryder Cup winner Thorbjorn Olesen arrives for court appearance

Olesen faces charges of sexual assault and being drunk on a plane after arrest at heathrow Airport last month.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:41Published

Prop Store is to hold the UK’s largest annual live auction of film and TV memorabilia [Video]Prop Store is to hold the UK’s largest annual live auction of film and TV memorabilia

A total of 900 rare and iconic lots will be sold during Prop Store’s unique entertainment memorabilia live auction over two days on Monday September 30 and Tuesday October 1 in Waterloo, London. The..

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DragWorld celebrates of all things drag in London [Video]DragWorld celebrates of all things drag in London

DragWorld is a celebration of all things drag. Almost 150 years on, drag as an art form has exploded thanks to the US RuPaul's Drag Race television series. But fewer of us may know about drag kings.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:48Published

Music mixing in virtual reality [Video]Music mixing in virtual reality

A graduate from London's Royal College of Art has created a music mixing tool which allows people to go "inside the mixing desk" using virtual reality. Emer McCarthy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

Uber appoints new UK boss as London licence renewal nears [Video]Uber appoints new UK boss as London licence renewal nears

Uber appointed a new boss for Britain and Ireland on Monday (August 19) just over a month before its licence expires in London, one of its most important global markets where the regulator has..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

The Marchioness disaster - what you need to know [Video]The Marchioness disaster - what you need to know

On the 30th anniversary of the Marchioness disaster, a look back at the events of August 20 1989, when 51 people died on the River Thames in London, when a dredger collided with a pleasure boat.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:56Published

'Tomato Edchup': Ed Sheeran body art Ketchup bottles auctioned by singer for £1500 [Video]'Tomato Edchup': Ed Sheeran body art Ketchup bottles auctioned by singer for £1500

Bottles of ketchup have been auctioned in London - one of which has a price of €1645. The bottles are based on the tattoos of British singer Ed Sheeran.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:59Published

Policeman killed while investigating burglary in England; PM 'deeply shocked' [Video]Policeman killed while investigating burglary in England; PM 'deeply shocked'

Andrew Harper died after attending the scene in Berkshire, west of London, at around 11.30 pm local time (00.30 CEST) on Thursday, say Thames Valley Police.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:17Published

French 'Spiderman' hangs peace banner in Hong Kong [Video]French 'Spiderman' hangs peace banner in Hong Kong

French "Spiderman" climber Alain Robert on Friday scaled up Hong Kong's Cheung Kong Center and unfurled a banner with "a message of peace", as the territory geared up for further mass pro-democracy..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Thousands protest for Kashmir outside London's Indian High Commission [Video]Thousands protest for Kashmir outside London's Indian High Commission

Thousands of people, many waving Pakistani and Kashmiri flags, protested outside the Indian High Commission in London on Thursday (August 15) in support of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Gibraltar frees Iranian tanker, raising hopes of ship swap [Video]Gibraltar frees Iranian tanker, raising hopes of ship swap

Gibraltar has released the supertanker Grace 1, which Britain seized last month, paving the way for a swap with the tanker Iran's holding. Lucy Fielder reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

Flock of sheep walk the streets of London for anti-Brexit campaign [Video]Flock of sheep walk the streets of London for anti-Brexit campaign

A flock of sheep was herded along Whitehall on Thursday by campaigners who say a no-deal Brexit could force half of UK farms out of business. Six sheep were led past government buildings by the..

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Emery confident Ozil and Kolasinac are ready to return [Video]Emery confident Ozil and Kolasinac are ready to return

Arsenal boss Unai Emery says he is certain Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac are both mentally prepared to feature this weekend against Burnley. The duo were unavailable for last weekend’s 1-0 win at..

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Man stabbed outside Home Office in central London [Video]Man stabbed outside Home Office in central London

A man has suffered knife injuries in a stabbing outside a Government building in central London. One man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm after the assault on Marsham Street in..

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U.S. applies to seize Iran oil tanker [Video]U.S. applies to seize Iran oil tanker

The U.S. has applied to seize the Iranian tanker held in Gibraltar, scuppering hopes that it would be released on Thursday and allow an easing of tensions. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:10Published

City worker ditches London life for paddleboarding [Video]City worker ditches London life for paddleboarding

A corporate whizz kid has revealed how she found happiness after swapping London’s boardrooms for a paddleboard. Burned out and disillusioned by the rat race, former project director Sian Sykes, 40,..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:06Published

Lawyer calls for Sala's plane to be recovered from seabed [Video]Lawyer calls for Sala's plane to be recovered from seabed

Emiliano Sala's family lawyer demands investigators recover the wreckage on the plane in which he died after report show carbon monoxide in his body.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:15Published

Autopsy on UK schoolgirl found in Malaysia [Video]Autopsy on UK schoolgirl found in Malaysia

An autopsy has begun in Malaysia following the discovery of the body of London teenager Nora Anne Quoirin, Malaysian police said Wednesday. Nora, aged 15, went missing from an eco-resort in Negeri..

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IWF provisionally suspends five Russian weightlifters over potential doping [Video]IWF provisionally suspends five Russian weightlifters over potential doping

Olympics bronze medallist Ruslan Albegov and 2013 women's world champion Tima Turieva among provisional suspensions.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:53Published

Family confirm body to be missing teenager Nora Quoirin [Video]Family confirm body to be missing teenager Nora Quoirin

Malaysian police said the family of a missing 15-year-old London girl has positively identified a body found near the nature resort where she disappeared over a week ago. Nora Quoirin’s body was..

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Climate activists demonstrate outside Brazil embassies in Paris and London

Several hundred environmental activists demonstrated on Friday outside the Brazilian embassy in Paris as a clash between the two countries' leaders over the issue of climate change intensified, while..
Reuters - Published

Notting Hill fire: Blaze breaks out in London tower block near Grenfell

A fire has broken out in a block of flats near Grenfell Tower.
Independent - Published

Lone women warned of 'predatory minicab driver' in west London

Police say three women were assaulted during the early hours in Clapham and Putney.
BBC News - Published

Hampstead Heath sheep: Flock to graze London park

A small flock of sheep will be released on to Hampstead Heath for the first time in 60 years.
BBC News - Published

Woman accidentally spills daughter's 3,200-piece Lego birthday present at London station – only for crowd of strangers to help put it back together

Video shows passers-by kneeling on floor as they pick up tiny plastic bricks at Euston station
Independent - Published

John Leslie: Former Blue Peter presenter denies sexually assaulting woman in London

Television star allegedly sexually touched woman in Westminster in 2008
Independent - Published

'We want detail,' senior EU official tells Brexit Britain

The European Union is awaiting detailed proposals from London on Brexit, a senior official in Brussels said, as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pursued efforts to persuade the bloc's leaders to..
Reuters - Published

Qantas to run test flights on world's longest route

The airline will track the health impacts of the 19-hour journeys from Sydney to New York and London.
BBC News - Published

Trafalgar Square stabbing: Metropolitan Police cordon off London tourist hotspot after man knifed

Multiple police cars rush and officers move public away from scene
Independent - Published

Trafalgar Square stabbing: Man knifed in central London

The man was found with stab injuries in the square in central London just after 21:00 BST.
BBC News - Published

France's Macron says no-deal Brexit would be Britain's fault

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 London cut with Washington would not..
Reuters - Published

London bus attack: Four teenagers deny homophobic harassment

Melania Geymonat and her partner Chris Hannigan were targeted by four boys, a court hears.
BBC News - Published

Beyoncé's choreographer brings 'Flawless' dancing to London

JaQuel Knight, who is the creative behind some of Beyoncé's iconic performances, teaches a workshop in London.
BBC News - Published

China detains employee of Britain's Hong Kong mission, UK urged to act

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 ministry said on Wednesday, likely worsening..
Reuters - Published

German president: Reopening Brexit talks on backstop unlikely

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 Union on Britain's exit from the bloc,..
Reuters - Published

Clapham shooting: Man opens fire with pump-action shotgun on busy London street

'We cannot allow such deadly crimes on our streets and our communities need to work with us to stop them'
Independent - Published

China says detains employee of British consulate in Hong Kong

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 ministry said on Wednesday, likely worsening..
Reuters - Published

Indian PM raises Kashmir protests with British counterpart

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to his British counterpart, Boris Johnson, about violent demonstrations over Kashmir outside the Indian embassy in London, the foreign ministry said.
Reuters - Published

Barking police surrounded flats as man barricaded himself in

Police surrounded the flats in Barking, east London, as nearby residents were evacuated.
BBC News - Published

Scores evacuated from east London tower block after man barricades himself in flat and 'threatens to burn the building down'

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.
Independent - Published

Clapham shooting: Police release video of man being shot

Footage shows a man being shot in the leg in a busy street in south London.
BBC News - Published

Elize Stevens death: Man jailed for murdering partner

Elize Stevens suffered 86 knife wounds when Ian Levy attacked her at his flat in north-west London.
BBC News - Published

EU executive says Brexit backstop only way to avoid hard border in Ireland

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 the island of Ireland after Brexit.
Reuters - Published

Paralympian Lord Holmes denies sexually touching a woman

Lord Holmes of Richmond is accused of touching the woman in a London hotel earlier this year.
BBC News - Published

Man charged over stabbing incident outside UK interior ministry

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 said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Home Office attack: Man charged after government worker stabbed

The attack took place in Westminster, near the Houses of Parliament, in central London.
BBC News - Published

North set to receive £2,389 less per person than London on transport, think tank warns

Boris Johnson urged to act amid warnings planned transport spending for the capital is almost three times more per head than the north
Independent - Published

Owen Jones says evidence has emerged 'of political motivations' behind attack outside London pub

Left-wing journalist describes incident as "premeditated assault" by far-right
Independent - Published

Owen Jones 'kicked in head' in London street attack

The Guardian columnist says a group of men made a "beeline" for him as he left a pub in north London.
BBC News - Published

Owen Jones: Left-wing commentator attacked in 'blatant premeditated assault' outside London pub

Police investigate Islington attack after columnist left with minor injuries
Independent - Published

UK judge to allow firm to try to seize $9 billion in Nigerian assets in gas dispute

A judge in London said on Friday he would grant a firm called Process and Industrial Developments Ltd (P&ID) the right to seek to seize some $9 billion in assets from the Nigerian government over an..
Reuters - Published

Share trading in London delayed by technical issue

Trading in the biggest shares has been delayed as the exchange investigates a technical problem.
BBC News - Published

U.S. failed to stop release of oil tanker, says Iran envoy in London

The Iranian ambassador in London accused the United States of desperately trying to stop the authorities in Gibraltar from releasing the Grace 1 Iranian oil tanker, saying the American effort had been..
Reuters - Published

Man stabbed near government offices in central London

A man's life was in danger after he was stabbed near British government offices in central London on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Home Office stabbing victim has life-threatening injuries

The attack took place in Westminster, near the Houses of Parliament, in central London.
BBC News - Published

Man injured in London near government offices: Reuters photographer

A man was injured near British government offices in central London on Thursday in what police said they believed was a possible slashing incident.
Reuters - Published

Thousands protest in Britain for Kashmir outside Indian High Commission

Thousands of people, many waving Pakistani and Kashmiri flags, protested outside the Indian High Commission in London on Thursday in support of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.
Reuters - Published

China will not 'sit on its hands' if Hong Kong protests intensify, says UK ambassador

China will use its power to quell Hong Kong protests if the situation deteriorates further after some protesters have shown signs of terrorism, China's ambassador to London said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

May take time to convince Hong Kong public of merits of extradition bill: UK ambassador

It may take time for the Hong Kong government to convince the public that the extradition bill that sparked violent protests is in their interest, China's ambassador to London said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

China will quell Hong Kong protests that show signs of terrorism: UK ambassador

China will use its power to quell Hong Kong protests if the situation deteriorates further after some protesters have shown signs of terrorism, China's ambassador to London said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

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