Henry VIII foundation stone discovered at University of London

LONDON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The foundation stone for King Henry VIII's Deptford dockyard was rediscovered by chance in the geography department at the University of London, officials say.

A strike over 953 jobs hobbles London's commuter trains

LONDON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Union leaders in London said transport workers had strong support for a two-day strike against the city's rail services that began Wednesday.

British conservatives call for further immigration restrictions

LONDON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- British conservative leaders called for further immigration crackdowns this week after EU travel restrictions on Bulgarian and Romanian workers were eased.
Boris Johnson fails two IQ questions, refuses to answer a third

Boris Johnson fails two IQ questions, refuses to answer a third

LONDON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- London Mayor Boris Johnson failed a live IQ test on the radio in his first public appearance since he mocked those with low intelligence in a speech last week.

Jury in British phone-hacking trial sees 'target evaluation' list

LONDON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- A private detective working for the London tabloid News of the World had a "target evaluation" list that included Kate Middleton, a jury heard Tuesday.

London's Boris Johnson: Terror suspect's flight shows laws lacking

LONDON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The disappearance of a terror suspect this week is proof that Britain's current counter-terrorism laws aren't working, London Mayor Boris Johnson says.

London mayor says shorts OK at work -- but no Stubbies

LONDON, July 19 (UPI) -- London Mayor Boris Johnson said he wouldn't mind if his deputy wore shorts to work -- provided they weren't skimpy Australian brand Stubbies.

Heathrow says new runway could add 260,000 more flights each year

LONDON, July 17 (UPI) -- Officials at London's Heathrow Airport have revealed three options for a new runway they saw are quicker and cheaper than building a new airport elsewhere.

Funeral held for Lee Rigby, British soldier killed in London

MANCHESTER, England, July 12 (UPI) -- British soldier Lee Rigby, killed in an attack in London in May, was honored with a military funeral Friday in Manchester, England.

Cyclist riding rented bike killed in London

LONDON, July 6 (UPI) -- A bicyclist riding on a London highway painted especially to make it safer for riders was killed when a taxi struck her, police said.

Cameron's ex-press secretary: PM has Boris Johnson problem

LONDON, May 29 (UPI) -- Andy Coulson, the British prime minister's disgraced former press secretary, has offered David Cameron some advice in the form of a magazine article.

U.K. soldier killed in London attack, terrorism suspected

LONDON, May 22 (UPI) -- A man was killed with a sharp instrument and London police shot and wounded two alleged attackers in what officials said appeared to be a terrorist attack.

London mayor, MPs, spar on Heathrow Airport expansion

LONDON, May 10 (UPI) -- London Mayor Boris Johnson said a Heathrow Airport expansion proposal was too costly and too noisy for city residents.

Londoners protest Heathrow expansion proposal

LONDON, April 27 (UPI) -- London Mayor Boris Johnson was among hundreds of demonstrators who called for the scuttling of a plan to expand the city's Heathrow Airport.
GPS system can warn of danger to cyclists

GPS system can warn of danger to cyclists

LONDON, April 18 (UPI) -- A British company says its latest GPS system can warn truck drivers when they are approaching roads where they are most at risk of hitting a cyclist.

Climate scientist killed in bike crash

LONDON, April 11 (UPI) -- Global warming researcher Katherine Giles was killed when she was struck by a garbage truck as she bicycled to work in London.

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Fox bites off baby's finger in London home

LONDON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Police in London were investigating a fox attack on an infant in which the baby's finger was torn off, officials said.
David Cameron delivers Christmas message

David Cameron delivers Christmas message

LONDON, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron released an unusually religious Christmas message this year, linking the Gospel of John to the mission in Afghanistan.

MIT: Third Heathrow runway may up deaths

BOSTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- A third runway at London's Heathrow Airport would increase airport air pollution-related deaths from the current 50 a year to 150 by 2030, researchers say.

Terrorists fight extradition from UK to US

LONDON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Harsh conditions contribute to the poor health of terrorism suspect Abu Hamza, a lawyer fighting Hamza's extradition to the United States told a British court.
Mayor: Cameron faked Magna Carta ignorance

Mayor: Cameron faked Magna Carta ignorance

LONDON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The mayor of London said Prime Minister David Cameron was pretending when he said he did not know the meaning of the term "Magna Carta."
Cameron: Politicians need holidays, too

Cameron: Politicians need holidays, too

LONDON, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Prime Minister David Cameron is defending his decision and that of other British leaders to take vacations so soon after the end of the Olympics.
Israeli widows lash out at IOC

Israeli widows lash out at IOC

LONDON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The widows of two Israeli athletes killed in the 1972 Munich Olympics accused the International Olympics Committee of submitting to terror.
London mayor gets stuck on zip line

London mayor gets stuck on zip line

LONDON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- London Mayor Boris Johnson attempted to take a ride on an Olympic zip line but was left calling for help when he got stuck.
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