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As London readies for Olympics, some fear chaos

May 8, 2012
British authorities are checking their level of preparedness for the Summer Olympics in London in July. Some Brits say they aren’t ready.
Posted In: London, Olympics 2012, security, terrorism, Immigration, Heathrow, airport

James Murdoch faces questions at media ethics hearing

Apr 24, 2012
In London, media tycoon Rupert Murdoch and his son James are facing tough questions at a government hearing into news media ethics. When they appeared together before parliament last year, the Murdochs did not get an easy ride. One lawmaker accused them of running their media empire like the mafia.
Posted In: London, James Murdoch, Rupert Murdoch, media

Mayor pulls anti-gay ads from London buses

Apr 13, 2012
In Britain's capital today, the mayor blocked an anti-gay group from putting ads on London buses.
Posted In: London, gay marriage, advertising, censorship

British government plans for minimum price on alcohol

Mar 23, 2012
The British government has announced today that it wants to set a minimum price on beer, wine, and spirits. It hopes the move will help prevent alcohol-related crimes and deaths in the country.
Posted In: London, alcohol

U.K. Starbucks locations start playing the name game

Mar 14, 2012
In the U.K. today, where Starbucks has just started writing customers' names on their coffee cups for the first time.
Posted In: starbucks, London, coffee, mid-day extra

Britain not wired enough to handle the Olympics’ demand for Internet access

Feb 8, 2012
Things less than brilliant over there.
Posted In: Olympics, London, internet access

U.K. restaurants get stingy with straws

Feb 3, 2012
Bars and restaurants in London are no longer handing out straws with their drinks, waiting until customers request them.
Posted In: London, restaurants

Mid-day Extra: Fighting for a seat on the morning commute

Oct 12, 2011
Londoners face crowded subway trains every morning on the way to the office. What kind of tactics might give them an edge in actually getting a seat?
Posted In: Transportation, commute, London

London riots? Blackberry's fault.

Aug 9, 2011
The London newspaper The Guardian has been monitoring chat about the riots on Blackberry's BBM messaging service and posting newsworthy posts tha...
Posted In: Blackberry, London, Research in Motion, riots

London: Pay up Mr. President

Jul 22, 2011
President Obama owes the city of London $193....
Posted In: London, Obama

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