Eddie Izzard, actor and comedian, planning career switch to politics

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LONDON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Comedian Eddie Izzard has confirmed he plans to seek the Labor Party's nomination for London's 2020 mayoral race.

Berlusconi acquitted in bribery case

MILAN, Italy, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was acquitted Saturday of corrupting the judicial system by paying a British lawyer to perjure himself.
Prosecutor: Berlusconi deserves five years

Prosecutor: Berlusconi deserves five years

MILAN, Italy, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi should receive a five-year prison term for bribing a British lawyer, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

British tabloid apologizes for hacking

LONDON, April 8 (UPI) -- Rupert Murdoch's News International Friday offered apologies and damages to eight prominent Britons whose phones were hacked by the News of the World tabloid.

London Olympic torch will not tour world

LONDON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- British officials say the 2012 Olympics in London won't need a world torch relay tour, and possible repeat of protests that plagued China.

London Olympics may be over budget

LONDON, June 18 (UPI) -- The London Olympic games set for 2012 may already be over budget, a report commissioned by the mayor of London said.

British PM not attending Olympics opening

LONDON, April 10 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown reportedly will not attend the Beijing Olympic Games' opening ceremonies but will be present during the finale.

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Gypsies move in near British official

WARWICK, England, March 24 (UPI) -- A group of 64 gypsies who set up camp in a lot 200 yards from the home of a British official said they moved in on Easter to circumvent planning laws.

Olympics to stress British film fund

LONDON, March 16 (UPI) -- Staging the 2012 Summer Olympics in London eventually will put a crimp in Britain's film council's ability to fulfill its mission, officials said.

Cost of putting on London Olympics soars

LONDON, March 15 (UPI) -- The cost of being the host for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London has tripled from the original estimate, the government admitted Thursday.

London Olympics cost tops $17.4 billion

LONDON, March 11 (UPI) -- The British government is set to reveal that the price tag of the 2012 London Olympics has now surpassed $17.4 billion. The Sunday Telegraph reported this week that Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown will disclose, as predicted 18 months ago, the bu

Britain tries to blunt ticket scalping

LONDON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- The British government and the entertainment industry, in an effort to curb ticket scalping, have announced new measures designed to protect consumers. The initiatives follow a meeting of the Department For Media, Culture and Sport and event organizers, b

BBC says fee hike lower than it wanted

LONDON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- British officials report the television license fee will rise by 3 percent each of the next two years, but BBC executives say that is lower than they had hoped.

London prepares for 2012 Olympic games

LONDON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The chairman of the organizing committee for the London 2012 Olympic Games has promised that outstanding financing issues will be resolved in 2007.
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Tessa Jowell
Minister for Olympics Tessa Jowell arrives at No.10 Downing Street for her first Cabinet meeting with the new British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on June 29, 2007. (UPI Photo/Hugo Philpott)

Tessa Jowell (born 17 September 1947) is a British politician. She is the Labour MP for Dulwich and West Norwood.

She is a British Cabinet Minister and currently holds the positions of Minister for the Olympics, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General.

Born Tessa Jane Helen Douglas Palmer in London, her father Kenneth was a doctor and her mother Rosemary a radiographer. She was educated at the public school St Margaret's School for Girls in Aberdeen, the University of Aberdeen, the University of Edinburgh and Goldsmiths College, University of London. She became a social worker and eventually administrator of the mental health charity Mind. In 1978 she was Labour Party candidate in a by-election in Ilford North but lost Labour's majority to the Conservatives.

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