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London: Capital of the United Kingdom
London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south-east of England, at the head of its 50-mile (80 km) estuary leading to the North Sea, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. Londinium was founded by the Romans. The City of London, London's ancient core − an area of just 1.12 square miles (2.9 km2) and colloquially known as the Square Mile − retains boundaries that closely follow its medieval limits. The City of Westminster is also an Inner London borough holding city status. Greater London is governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly.

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London emergency services clap for NHS [Video]

London emergency services clap for NHS

The London Fire Brigade, Metropolitan Police and RNLI join together to applaud the NHS during the national clap on Westminster Bridge. The police were joined on the river by LFB boats spraying hoses..

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Social distancing message created in Primrose Hill [Video]

Social distancing message created in Primrose Hill

Primrose Hill in North London, is almost 63 metres above sea level, offering one of the best panoramic views of the London skyline. In a bid to deter picnickers, sunbathers and group gatherings this..

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Boris Johnson getting better as UK economy seeks lifeline [Video]

Boris Johnson getting better as UK economy seeks lifeline

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's health is improving in intensive care, where he is being treated for COVID-19. On the government's plate in his absence - a review of lockdown measures, and a..

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Premier League footballers launch fund for NHS charities [Video]

Premier League footballers launch fund for NHS charities

Premier League footballers, facing pressure to accept wage cuts during the coronavirus outbreak, have launched a fund to raise money for National Health Service (NHS) charities to help tackle the..

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Formula One considering closed races once season starts [Video]

Formula One considering closed races once season starts

Formula One is considering holding closed races without spectators, most likely at European circuits, once the season is able to start after being stalled by the new coronavirus pandemic.

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UK Prime Minister Johnson Given Oxygen In Intensive Care [Video]

UK Prime Minister Johnson Given Oxygen In Intensive Care

Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove spoke about British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s condition. According to Reuters, Gove said Johnson had some oxygen support but wasn’t on a ventilator...

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UK PM Johnson 'Steady Progress' Battling COVID-19 [Video]

UK PM Johnson 'Steady Progress' Battling COVID-19

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is making steady progress while being treated in intensive care for COVID-19, his office said on Wednesday. “The Prime Minister continues to..

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Rishi Sunak: Boris Johnson's condition is improving [Video]

Rishi Sunak: Boris Johnson's condition is improving

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak updates the UK on the Prime Minister's condition in intensive care at St Thomas' Hospital in central London, after being taken there for treatment regarding..

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The British medics on the frontline [Video]

The British medics on the frontline

Medical workers in the intensive care unit in London's University College Hospital continue to cope with the onslaught of critically ill coronavirus patients, with a doctor saying that although they..

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Bright supermoon spotted over Ireland [Video]

Bright supermoon spotted over Ireland

Man films supermoon at the front door of his house in the Irish town of Wicklow

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Boris Johnson Still In ICU, But In Stable Condition [Video]

Boris Johnson Still In ICU, But In Stable Condition

According to Reuters, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is clinically stable and responding to treatment. Johnson, who tested positive for coronavirus, was taken to St. Thomas hospital in London on Monday...

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Boris Johnson spends second night in the intensive care unit [Video]

Boris Johnson spends second night in the intensive care unit

Johnson has received oxygen but hasn't required invasive respiratory support.

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UK's Johnson stable after second night in intensive care [Video]

UK's Johnson stable after second night in intensive care

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent a second night in intensive care and was in a stable condition after receiving oxygen support for COVID-19 complications while his foreign minister directs..

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Queen's message of hope displayed in Piccadilly Circus [Video]

Queen's message of hope displayed in Piccadilly Circus

A video of the Queen's address to the nation over the coronavirus crisis is shown on the big screens at Piccadilly Circus in central London. In the address on Sunday evening, the royal paid tribute to..

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‘Portable priest’ aiming to deliver hope across London [Video]

‘Portable priest’ aiming to deliver hope across London

A vicar is hoping to lift the spirits of Londoners by offering a mobile church service in response to the coronavirus crisis. “Portable priest” Pat Allerton has been visiting residential streets in..

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First ambulances arrive at Nightingale London [Video]

First ambulances arrive at Nightingale London

The first ambulances arrived at the NHS Nightingale Hospital in London on Tuesday evening, as the recently opened field hospital begins to admit coronavirus (COVID-19) patients. Report by Jonesia. Like..

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Boris Johnson spends second night in intensive care [Video]

Boris Johnson spends second night in intensive care

Boris Johnson has spent his second night in intensive care suffering from coronavirus at St Thomas' Hospital in central London.

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Motorist travelled 100 miles 'to buy cheaper bread' [Video]

Motorist travelled 100 miles 'to buy cheaper bread'

According to one motorist, he travelled more than 100 miles to London in order to buy bread because it was cheaper.

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Arlene Foster sends on best wishes to Boris Johnson [Video]

Arlene Foster sends on best wishes to Boris Johnson

Arlene Foster sends best wishes to Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he battles coronavirus in hospital in London.

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Dominic Raab says Boris Johnson is 'a fighter' and 'our friend' [Video]

Dominic Raab says Boris Johnson is 'a fighter' and 'our friend'

First Secretary of State Dominic Raab gives an update on the health of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, saying that he is a fighter and ministers wish him a speedy recovery in hospital. Mr Johnson was..

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UK PM 'stable' after intensive care stay [Video]

UK PM 'stable' after intensive care stay

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was stable in intensive care on Tuesday after receiving oxygen support to help him battle COVID-19, while his foreign minister led the government's response to the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:35Published
Dua Lipa wants to star in American Horror Story [Video]

Dua Lipa wants to star in American Horror Story

London-born pop singer Dua Lipa has revealed she would "really like" to star in 'American Horror Story'.

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UK foreign secretary steps in as PM Johnson remains in ICU [Video]

UK foreign secretary steps in as PM Johnson remains in ICU

One of the most high-profile COVID-19 patients yet, Boris Johnson was taken to a London hospital after his symptoms got worse on Monday night.

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Nicola Sturgeon extends well wishes to Boris Johnson [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon extends well wishes to Boris Johnson

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has extended her well wishes to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was hospitalised yesterday at St Thomas' hospital in London with coronavirus. Ms Sturgeon..

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