Boris Johnson will seek 2nd term

LONDON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- London Mayor Boris Johnson announced Friday he will run for a second term in 2012 and laughed at the possibility he might try to become prime minister.

London peace protesters' eviction upheld

LONDON, July 16 (UPI) -- London peace protesters must abandon their camp in Parliament Square after failing in a bid to stop their eviction, a court has ruled.

Britons mourn terrorist victims

LONDON, July 7 (UPI) -- Family and friends of the victims of Britain's terrorist attacks in 2005 have criticized the government for snubbing their commemorative ceremony in a London park.

London's mayor trashes plastic bags

LONDON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- London Mayor Boris Johnson proposed plans Monday to make the city plastic-bag free by the 2012 Olympics.

London police had millions in Iceland

LONDON, April 4 (UPI) -- London's police agency, guided by a financial adviser, pulled millions of pounds from an Iceland bank but then put the funds back in the bank, officials said.

Mayor runs afoul of London congestion fee

LONDON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- London Mayor Boris Johnson admitted Thursday he has been fined for failing to pay the congestion charge when he drove into the center of the city.
London mayor wants friendlier Olympics

London mayor wants friendlier Olympics

LONDON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- London's mayor has proposed giving every spectator at the city's 2012 Olympics a hand-held device that provides action replays and live updates.
London mayor to probe police racism claim

London mayor to probe police racism claim

LONDON, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Black London police officers say they're boycotting management efforts to recruit more minorities because they face a hostile and racist work environment.

Ian Blair, head of Scotland Yard, resigns

LONDON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Ian Blair, head of the Metropolitan Police, resigned Thursday under pressure from London Mayor Boris Johnson, Blair said.

Proposed airport would replace Heathrow

LONDON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- London's mayor says congested Heathrow airport should be replaced with an airport on an island in the Thames with passengers ferried in on high-speed trains.

Londoners observe 7/7 blast anniversary

LONDON, July 7 (UPI) -- Commuters, survivors and victims' families crowded into a London subway station Monday to mark the three-year anniversary of the "7/7" terror bombings.

London deputy mayor quits

LONDON, July 5 (UPI) -- London Mayor Boris Johnson's deputy resigned Friday amid allegations of financial and other misconduct.

Mayor turns over Iraqi cigar box to police

LONDON, June 24 (UPI) -- London Mayor Boris Johnson Tuesday labeled as "ludicrous" an investigation into how he acquired a cigar box from Iraq during Saddam Hussein's regime.

Bloomberg, Johnson to talk mayor-to-mayor

LONDON, May 9 (UPI) -- Boris Johnson, the newly elected Conservative mayor of London, plans to pick New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's brain during a meeting Friday.

N.Y. police chief to stop crime in Britain

LONDON, May 7 (UPI) -- London's new mayor, Boris Johnson, says he appointed former New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton to advise him on enforcing zero tolerance of minor crimes.
Bye-bye boomers

Bye-bye boomers

LONDON, May 5 (UPI) -- The victory of Boris Johnson in London's mayoral election represents the emergence of a new generation of politicians into the struggle for power. The baby boomers are starting the long, sad slide into senescence. The generation X-ers are on the march.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

New London mayor warns top cop on crime

LONDON, May 5 (UPI) -- Boris Johnson, newly sworn in Sunday as mayor of London, warned the head of the Metropolitan Police that his days are numbered if crime remains high.

Straw: Labor can overcome local defeats

LONDON, May 3 (UPI) -- British Justice Secretary Jack Straw said Saturday Labor could still win a fourth parliamentary race despite its disastrous showing in local elections.

Conservatives oust 'Red Ken' in London

LONDON, May 2 (UPI) -- Boris Johnson, the Conservatives' fourth-choice candidate to run for mayor of London, has been elected to run the British capital.
Brown's Labor Party routed in British vote

Brown's Labor Party routed in British vote

LONDON, May 2 (UPI) -- In his first proper electoral test as prime minister, Gordon Brown's Labor Party was routed in British local elections Friday.

A tale of two cities

LONDON, April 23 (UPI) -- New York's mayor has money and power; London's mayor has neither. But London's voters have more fun. Is this the way to run the city of the future?
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Official denounces healthy school food

BOURNEMOUTH, England, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Shadow Education Minister Boris Johnson has denounced some of Britain's attempts to get school children to eat healthy food.

The Bear's Lair: Blair's race against time

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- British prime minister Tony Blair is said to be aiming Britain's General Election, (which must be held before June 2006), for May 2005, about the earliest he ca

Johnson ouster big news in London

LONDON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- British conservatives support the removal of shadow arts minister Boris Johnson amid allegations about his private life, the BBC reported Sunday.

Britain's Tory shadow minister fired

LONDON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Britain's Conservative Party has fired Boris Johnson as shadow arts minister amid allegations about his private life, a party spokesman said Saturday.
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