Activist group declares victory in fight against anti-homeless spikes

Activist group declares victory in fight against anti-homeless spikes

LONDON, June 13 (UPI) --The London Black Revolutionaries are celebrating a small victory after they convinced Tesco to remove anti-homeless spikes from a London store.
Aileen Graef
London Mayor Boris Johnson has agreed to be blasted by a water cannon

London Mayor Boris Johnson has agreed to be blasted by a water cannon

LONDON, June 11 (UPI) --London Mayor Boris Johnson has agreed to be blasted by a water cannon in an effort to prove to citizens that the devices are safe.
Evan Bleier

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.
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Boris Johnson
London's Mayor-elect, Boris Johnson arrives at City Hall to sign the "Declaration of Acceptance of Office" for the Mayor of London, in central London on May 3, 2008. (UPI Photo/Hugo Philpott)

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson (born 19 June 1964) is a British journalist and Conservative Party politician, who has been the elected Mayor of London since 2008. He was the Member of Parliament for Henley and editor of The Spectator magazine.

Johnson was educated at the Primrose Hill Primary School, Camden, European School of Brussels, Ashdown House School, Eton College and Balliol College, Oxford, where he read Literae Humaniores. He began his career in journalism with The Times, and later moved on to The Daily Telegraph where he became assistant editor. He was appointed editor of The Spectator in 1999. In the 2001 general election he was elected to the House of Commons and became one of the most high profile politicians in the country. He has also written several books.

Under Michael Howard, Johnson briefly served on the Conservative front bench as the Shadow Minister for the Arts from April 2004 until November 2004. When David Cameron was elected leader of the Conservative Party in 2005, Johnson was re-appointed to the front bench as Shadow Minister for Higher Education and resigned as editor of The Spectator. In September 2007 he was selected as the Conservative candidate for the 2008 Mayor of London election. Johnson defeated Labour incumbent Ken Livingstone and was elected Mayor, after which he resigned his seat in parliament. With over a million votes, he received the largest personal mandate of any politician in British history.

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