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John (MARK WAHLBERG) hangs out with his best friend, Ted (voiced by SETH MACFARLANE), in the live action/CG-animated comedy Ted. Universal Pictures/Iloura  
Ted (15)
Dating back to the early 20th century, the teddy bear remains a potent symbol of childhood innocence. Stuffed animals can also be incredibly valuable: bears handmade by the world renowned German firm Steiff, distinguished by a button in their ears, are highly desirable to toy collectors...
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LondonNet Flight Comparison
We've launched a flight comparison search tool to the website. Working with dozens of the world's leading airlines and flight specialists means you get to compare all the best flight options and prices...
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LondonNet para Españoles
Todo lo que necesitas saber para venir a Londres de turismo o para vivir en español...
All you need to know to come to London for sightseeing or to live in Spanish...
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Top Attractions Sellers (19/07/12 - 01/08/12):
1. The London Eye, 2. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, 3. The View From The Shard, 4. Tower Of London, 5. Buckingham Palace

Diary: Bradley Wiggins wrong to call for compulsory helmets for cyclists

Bradley Wiggins has been the star of the summer, winning both the Tour de France and Olympic gold in the space of a few weeks and helping to revive interest in all things Mod into the bargain.

The sideburn-sporting son-of-Kilburn can do no wrong! Except for today, when he argued for the wearing of helmets to be made compulsory for all cyclists. Wiggins' call came on the back of the death of a cyclist yesterday, following a collision with an official London Olympics bus.

"London is a busy city with a lot of traffic," said Wiggins. "Ultimately, if you get knocked off and you don't have a helmet on, then you can't argue. You can get killed if you don't have a helmet on."

While wearing a helmet for road-racing is highly recommended, there are conflicting reports on the protection offered by helmets for everyday cyclists, to the extent that a government investigation in 2009 concluded that there is no reliable evidence that helmets resulted in a lower risk of head injury.

Possibly Wiggins was lead into the helmet issue by the media, who seemed to ignore the fairly important point that, as of today, we don't even know if the dead cyclist was wearing a helmet or not! That should tell us something about the inbuilt bias against cyclists prevalent in the press.

Had the bus run over a pedestrian, you can bet the focus would have been on the driver or the perils of Olympic transport organisation, not whether or not the walker followed the Green Cross Code.

David Clee


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- Cinema

Ted (voiced by SETH MACFARLANE), in the live action/CG-animated comedy Ted. Copyright: Universal Pictures/Tippett Studio  
Blockbuster of the Week: Ted (15)
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Mila Kunis
John Bennett works for a car rental company and has no ambition other than to romance his beautiful and successful girlfriend, Lori...
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Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days. 20th Century Fox  
Kids Movie of the Week: Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (U)
Starring: Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick, Steve Zahn
Greg Heffley has yet to hit the difficult teenage years but he is already painfully aware of the social minefields that lie ahead...
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Undefeated (12A)  
Critics' Choice of the Week: Undefeated (12A)
Director: TJ Martin, Daniel Lindsay
Manassas High School in North Memphis, Tennessee boasts an American football team, the Tigers, which has never made a single play-off game in over 100 years...
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A-Z of London Cinemas, A-Z of London Films, A-Z of UK Cinemas, A-Z of UK Films, Top 10 Movies, New Films This Week, Forthcoming Releases, Interviews

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Movies by Genres, 3 D Movies, Over 18s Screenings, Parents and Baby Screenings, Subtitled Movies

- Classical and Dance

The Nutcracker, Royal Opera House. Information and tickets.  
The Nutcracker - Royal Opera House
A young girl receives an enchanted nutcracker that leads her on a wonderful adventure, in this Christmas classic. Stunning choreography and Tchaikovsky's score combine in one of the best-loved of all ballets...
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Top Classical and Dance Sellers (19/07/12 - 01/08/12):
1. The Nutcracker, 2. Swan Lake, 3. LMA Ensemble - Bach and Vivaldi, 4. En Atendant, 5. Quimeras

- Comedy

Lee Nelson at IndigO2, London. Information and tickets.  
Lee Nelson - IndigO2
Star of Live at the Apollo (BBC ONE) and two series of the smash-hit comedy Lee Nelson's Well Good Show (BBC THREE). 'The hottest creation since Ali G and Vicky Pollard' (Daily Mirror) is adding final extra dates to his twice extended live tour due to overwhelming popular demand...
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Top Comedy Sellers (19/07/12 - 01/08/12):
1. Michael McIntyre, 2. Jimmy Carr, 3. Richard Herring, 4. John Bishop, 5. Frankie Boyle

- Music

Emeli Sande at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Information and tickets. Photo Credit: David Boyle. C.C.License  
Emeli Sande - Royal Albert Hall
Emeli Sande is a Scottish soul and R&B recording artist and songwriter. She first entered the public eye when she featured on rapper Chipmunk's single, Diamond Rings. Since 2011, Sande has become recognised in her own right for her single Heaven and collaborations such as Read All About It and Next To Me. She sang at the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony....
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Top Music Sellers (19/07/12 - 01/08/12):
1. Lady Gaga, 2. Jessie J, 3. Muse, 4. The XX, 5. Elbow

- Theatre

Mack and Mabel, The Vault Southwark Playhouse. Information and tickets.  
Mack and Mabel - The Vault Southwark Playhouse
1920s Hollywood. A time when movies were silent and cinema was magic. Mack Sennett, 'King of Comedy' and creator of The Keystone Cops, discovers Mabel Normand, a waitress from Brooklyn, casts her in his two-reelers and turns her into a star...
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Top Theatre Sellers (19/07/12 - 01/08/12):
1. The Lion King, 2. The Wizard Of Oz, 3. Shrek The Musical, 4. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, 5. We Will Rock You


Brioche Pasquier Competition  
Brioche Pasquier Competition
The Brioche Pasquier story started in 1936, with Gabriel Pasquier's small family bakery situated in Les Cerqueux, West of France.
Win a £75 hamper full of yummy Brioche products...
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London Accommodation

The Stafford London by Kempinski, Mayfair. 5 Star Hotel  
The Stafford London by Kempinski - Mayfair (5* Hotel)
Tucked away behind Green Park in St James's, the luxurious 5 star The Stafford London by Kempinski effortlessly combines the tranquillity and charm of a country house with all the vibrancy of London's bustling centre...
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Days Hotel Waterloo, Waterloo. 3 Star Hotel  
Days Hotel Waterloo - Waterloo (3* Hotel)
Situated south of the river Thames, close to the Imperial War Museum, the Days Hotel Waterloo, London provides an excellent base for exploring the capital. The Days Hotel Waterloo, London is also within walking distance of many London attractions including the London Eye and Houses of Parliament...
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Elizabeth Hotel, Victoria, London (3 Star Bed and Breakfast).  
Elizabeth Hotel - Victoria (3 Star B&B)
Occupying a 19th century townhouse overlooking the gardens of Eccleston Square, Elizabeth Hotel offers affordable 3 diamond bed and breakfast accommodation within walking distance of Victoria's coach, tube and rail stations...
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Redland House Hotel London, Marylebone (1 Star Hotel)  
Redland House Hotel - Marylebone (1* Hotel)
Redland Hotel London offers a good range of rooms, making it suitable for everyone's needs, including families. There are single, double, and twin rooms, as well as rooms for three of four people to share...
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Top Hotel Sellers (19/07/12 - 01/08/12):
1. Dylan Earls Court - Earls Court (3 Star Studios), 2. The Belgravia Hotel - Victoria (1 Star B&B), 3. Romanos Hotel - Victoria (2 Star B&B), 4. Royal Hyde Park Hotel - Bayswater (2 Star Hotel), 5. Lord Jim Hotel - Earls Court (3 Star Hotel)

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