Cyclist deaths in London spark outcry

Nov 23, 2013

Cyclist deaths in London spark outcry

When a cyclist is killed on London’s roads, a flower-laden white bicycle is sometimes placed at the scene — both as a tribute to a lost comrade and a warning to others. More of these poignant “ghost bikes” may appear for the six cyclists ...

Polonium and cukes: Boris fires up Tories

Oct 2, 2013

Polonium and cukes: Boris fires up Tories

Mayor of London Boris Johnson fired up the Conservative Party conference Tuesday with a rousing call to arms for Britain’s 2015 election and a challenge to Russian President Vladimir Putin on cucumbers. This time last year Johnson was riding high after his re-election and ...

U.K. mayor wants to close Heathrow

Jul 16, 2013

U.K. mayor wants to close Heathrow

London Mayor Boris Johnson said he will submit plans to close the British capital’s Heathrow Airport on the grounds that it’s too noisy and replace it with a four-runway hub in one of three locations east or north of the city. The government could ...