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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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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...

MID-DAY UPDATE: Ireland in the spotlight

Nov 22, 2010
Today's big story was Ireland. Yesterday, the country agreed to a bailout from The European Central Bank and the IMF, though the terms and...