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2012-05-02 10:24:06

LONDON, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Online betting [http://www.skybet.com ] firm Sky Bet have slashed Boris Johnson's odds of winning a second term as London mayor to 1/10 from 1/7 due to heavy support for the incumbent in the run-up to Thursday's election. Tuesday's poll from YouGov, who have an impressive record in predicting this election, gave Boris just a 3% lead but nearest challenger, Labour candidate Ken Livingstone, is friendless in the next London mayor betting...

2005-10-08 05:20:42

LONDON (Reuters) - London's Scotland Yard needs more resources and funding to tackle the increased threat of terrorism after bombs killed 52 people, one of its most senior officers said on Saturday. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Brian Paddick told the BBC the force had asked the government for more funding to improve intelligence work and for possible investigations in any future attacks. "We need more officers to join with their colleagues who are already working hard to try and...

2005-07-10 09:57:43

By Gideon Long LONDON (Reuters) - British police arrested three terrorist suspects on Sunday at Heathrow airport but said they had no reason so far to link them to last week's suspected al Qaeda bombings in London. "Three people have been arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act at Heathrow airport," Scotland Yard Deputy Assistant Commissioner Brian Paddick told a news conference. The arrests were made early on Sunday but he did not say whether the suspects were entering or leaving...

2005-07-07 10:17:53

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said a bomb that blew the roof off a London double-decker bus on Thursday morning may have been destined for the capital's underground network, which was rocked by three explosions earlier. "The fourth bomb may have been intended for an underground train," Brian Paddick, the assistant deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan police told a press conference. The bus blast occurred about an hour after the first underground explosion. At least 33 people were...

2005-07-07 12:00:56

By Mike Collett-White and Trevor Datson LONDON (Reuters) - Four blasts tore through packed trains and a bus during London rush hour on Thursday, killing over 33 people and disrupting a summit of world leaders in Scotland in the deadliest peacetime attack on the capital. Markets plummeted before partially recovering and Prime Minister Tony Blair rushed to London from the Group of Eight summit meeting after branding the attacks "barbaric." Police said they suspected terrorists were behind...

2005-07-07 09:44:38

LONDON (Reuters) - London police said at least 33 people were killed on Thursday morning in four bomb blasts that rocked the British capital. Brian Paddick, deputy assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, said seven people were killed on an underground train near Moorgate station, 21 confirmed dead near Liverpool Street subway station and five dead at Edgware Road. People were also killed when a blast blew the roof off a double-decker bus near Russell Square but the number was...

2005-07-07 09:32:22

LONDON (Reuters) - London police said at least 33 people were killed on Thursday morning in four bomb blasts that rocked the British capital. Brian Paddick, deputy assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, said seven people were killed on an underground train near Moorgate station, 21 confirmed dead near Liverpool Street subway station and five dead at Edgware Road. People were also killed when a blast blew the roof off a double-decker bus near Russell Square but the number was...