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Harry Potter and the 2010 General Election
IT'S easy, what with Bigotgate and the TV debates, to forget the main story of the election...
Volcanic Relations
"Bloody Icelanders - first they pinch our money, now they send over a volcano cloud", was the acid...
Orbit around the Easter Egg
Boris Johnson says he wants to put the fun into the London Olympics and by way of solid proof has...
P Diddy Plays Hard Ball at the Palace
The news that hip-hop legend P Diddy wants to buy Crystal Palace Football Club has been greeted...
Cat and Mouse with Cheryl and Andy
Vermin have been found all over Theatreland and I'm not talking about ticket touts. "Tonight, over...
Christopher Robin and the Royal Hologram
When Christopher Robin went down with Alice, all they got to see of Buckingham Palace was the front...
Bambi tears and Froggie laughs
I'm told I cried like a baby when they took me to see to my first Disney film, Bambi. Partly that's...
Love by Numbers Equals One
We ran a story last week about the near impossibility of finding The One. Some boffin had...
Six of the Best London Boat Bits in Books
Few things stand in greater contrast to getting stuck in the snow than the freedom of sailing away...
Modernity Runs Out of Steam
Much of Britain has been brought to a shivering halt this week thanks to the Arctic frost. We're...
Parade London for Monetary Gain
They say that 100 million Americans tune in to watch London's New Year's Parade, a helluva figure...
Edinburgh Fringe Benefits
When news came through that London is to put on a rival to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, I was a...
London Games for London Food
The campaign to get London Olympic officials to serve traditional food at the 2012 games has taken...
All Hail Halloween
Walk into a supermarket at the moment you're likely to be confronted by one of those cruel angel v...
Riding Around the Twitter Loop
"Been out of Twitter loop for few days, feel so out of touch! Whats been happening? Whos in, whos...
London Wins Cheating Gold Medal
Who'd give us the Olympics if the vote was held now? In a summer of extraordinary revelations of...
New Term, New Tips for Bunking Off School
Put down that sickly pig, kids. Time's run out to catch swine flu; there will be no summer holiday...
You can't move for stories about bikes at the moment
Last week alone, London Mayor Boris Johnson gave more glimpses of his bike hire scheme for central...
Chuck a mud pie at the Thames beach
When there's a low tide on the Thames, you get a kind of muddy beach on the riverside and brave...
Take it to the London Bridge
No denying that Tower Bridge is one of the icons of London, but there has always been something...