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2009-02-17 03:00:00

LONDON, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The programme for the forthcoming Events 2012 & Beyond conference has been announced, and includes sessions on Managing Expectations, Sponsors, Media, Corporate Hospitality and Supply Chain. Breakfast Television Presenter, Bill Turnbull, has also been announced as the conference anchor. In addition to speakers from Visit London, VisitBritain and the LDA, other conference speakers include Dan Ritterband -- director of marketing to Boris Johnson, Barrie...

2009-01-08 21:55:09

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. Johnson was on a radio call-in show when a woman accused him of forgetting his pledge to extend the period to pay the 8 pound ($12) congestion fee, The Guardian reported. Drivers must pay the fee on the day they incur it or face a 120-pound ($180) fine, which is cut in half if paid within two weeks. I absolutely did say that! said Johnson. Do you...

2008-10-02 18:00:08

Ian Blair, head of the Metropolitan Police, resigned Thursday under pressure from London Mayor Boris Johnson, Blair said. Blair's announcement came a day after Johnson assumed the chairmanship of the Metropolitan Police Authority, The Telegraph reported. Blair said that Johnson, "in a pleasant but determined manner," told him a leadership change is needed. "Without the mayor's backing I do not think I can continue in the job," Blair told reporters at a news conference. Blair, a graduate...

2008-09-28 00:00:22

Branson soothed Intriguing to see Sir Richard Branson - so often mocked by the 'Daily Mail' - given a two-page spread to plug his book. Could the coverage have anything to do with the apology written two days earlier under a letter from Sir Richard complaining about being misquoted? The serialisation must have been the icing on the cake. Two-way 'Mirror' After 'The Sun' sponsored a conference debate, "Broken Britain", the 'Daily Mirror' ran a leader retorting "Broken Britain is a...

2008-09-27 03:00:20

By Anonymous Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced that he and his senior advisers will volunteer to help "clean and green" the capital. Organisations the mayor has unveiled as potential beneficiaries of his help include the Environment Trust, Trees for Cities, Lee Valley Park and the National Trust. Johnson said: "There is an army of marvellous people who are doing a fantastic job to make our local neighbourhoods and green spaces cleaner and more pleasant. "I want to see more...

2008-09-22 00:00:22

Home News IN BRIEF *The London Mayor, Boris Johnson, is considering plans to build an airport in the Thames estuary as an alternative to further expansion of Heathrow. Officials at City Hall are preparing to examine the possibility of creating a 24-hour airport on an artificial island off the Isle of Sheppey in Kent. The proposals are likely to concern environmental groups keen to protect wildlife in marshland off Kent and raise questions about the wisdom of locating an airport within...

2008-07-13 09:00:26

By Mark Leftly A month into his high profile new job, a 57-year-old Yorkshireman is preparing to take on an old Etonian of 44 who is new to his own role. Ed Anderson is the chairman of the Airport Operators Association. He has landed the job just as London Mayor Boris Johnson is denouncing plans for a third runway at Heathrow. "It seems to me that if London is going to be a world-class city then it needs a world-class hub airport," says Mr Anderson. "Look at the airports Heathrow is...

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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.