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Nude runners earn stripes at London Zoo in ‘Streak for Tigers’ fundraiser

Hundreds of animal lovers stripped naked to run around London Zoo on Friday to raise money for a rare sub-species of tiger. The sponsored streak saw 300 activists jog round the zoo outside of normal visiting hours cheered on by supporters and observed by some rather bemused animals. Wearing nothing…

Second suspect in beheading of British soldier appears in court

One of the men accused of hacking to death a British soldier in London attended court for the first time on Monday, while his co-accused appeared in a separate hearing via videolink from prison. Michael Adebolajo had a bandaged left hand and held up a Koran as he appeared at…

Report: London machete attacker raised Christian, converted to Islam

When Michael Adebolajo was filmed clutching the bloodied knives he apparently used to butcher a soldier, Britons were chilled by the strong London accent in which he spoke of his Islamist motives. How could one of their own have become so radicalised? A picture is slowly emerging of the 28-year-old,…

15-year-old boy arrested over horrific acid attack against woman

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with an acid attack on a woman on her own doorstep in East London, police said on Sunday. The 28-year old victim of the attack, has asked police to identify her only as ‘Tara.’ The woman suffered horrific injuries to her face…

Controversial mural by Banksy back up for sale

A work by renowned British graffiti artist Banksy that was withdrawn from a controversial auction is being put up for sale again in London, auctioneers said Saturday. The mural, called ‘Slave Labour’, mysteriously vanished from its original site on a wall in north London in February before appearing on an…

Thatcher protesters vow to pelt her coffin with eggs, coal or milk as London police brace for Wednesday’s funeral

London police are bracing for protests at Margaret Thatcher’s funeral on Wednesday, with opponents vowing to pelt her coffin with eggs, coal or milk if they can get close enough — or simply turn their backs on the passing procession. More than 800 people have pledged to attend an event…

London down 0.11% as European stocks drop at open

European stock markets fell at the start of trading on Friday — the end of a turbulent week for equities owing to the Cyprus bailout and banking crisis. At the open, London’s benchmark FTSE 100 index slipped 0.11 percent to 6,381.35 points, Frankfurt’s DAX 30 lost 0.19 percent 7,917.64 points…

Graffiti tours turn London into open-air museum

Far from London’s beaten tourist track, a group of visitors is staring keenly at the graffiti-covered gates to an abandoned construction site. Their guide, Karim Samuels, points out the black-and-white images of two young faces, and behind them, a piece of street art by Britain’s most famous and enigmatic street…

London’s Gatwick airport disrupted by hot-air balloon

Flights at Britain’s second largest air hub, London’s Gatwick Airport, were disrupted on Friday when a hot-air balloon strayed into itsairspace, a spokeswoman said. Five departing flights were affected after airspace was shut on safety grounds at the airport in Sussex, she said. “Airspace was shut for safety reasons after a hot-air balloon strayed into the…

London Occupy camp cleared from outside St. Paul’s

Police tore down the anti-capitalist camp outside St Paul’s Cathedral in London early Tuesday, arresting 20 people as they brought a swift end to the last major Occupy protest around the world. Dozens of police officers and bailiffs moved in shortly after midnight Monday and within hours the encampment, which sprung up in…

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