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On Friday in London's Trafalgar Square, 5,000 members of the public were served a free hot curry, free apple juice and an array of fresh groceries.

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Fans await magic of Harry Potter finaleupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 17:21:00

More than a decade of Harry Potter devotion reaches its climax for fans on Thursday with the premiere in London of the eighth and final movie in the record-breaking series. Harry Potter Premiere Live from Londonupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 14:30:00

Watch the world premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, streaming live from London.

British strikes disrupt schools, travelupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 07:00:00

Hundreds of thousands of British teachers, air traffic controllers, customs officers and other public sector workers went on strike Thursday, causing disruption to schoolchildren and travelers.

Pension strikes cripple Britainupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 07:00:00

CNN's Dan Rivers reports on pension protests in Britain.

Royal wedding campers at fever pitchupdated: Thu Apr 28 2011 14:35:00

The crowds continue to grow by the minute along The Mall as royal wedding anticipation reaches fever pitch with less than 24 hours to go.

Demonstrators swarm central London to protest spending cutsupdated: Sat Mar 26 2011 21:43:00

Scattered violence broke out Saturday as tens of thousands of demonstrators marched through central London to protest proposed austerity measures and public-sector spending cuts.

Protesters clash in London over budgetupdated: Sat Mar 26 2011 21:43:00

Hundreds of demonstrators made their way through the streets of central London on Saturday in protest of budget cuts.

Tuition hike protesters attack car carrying Prince Charles, Camillaupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 05:46:00

Protesters enraged by a Parliament vote to triple university tuition rate caps, attacked a car carrying Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Thursday night.

Angry UK students protest ahead of controversial voteupdated: Thu Dec 09 2010 12:11:00

Thousands of angry students took to the streets of London Thursday for another protest, as British lawmakers prepared to vote on controversial plans to raise tuition fees.

Police arrest 153 in London protestsupdated: Wed Dec 01 2010 12:31:00

Police say they arrested a total of 153 people when students protested against planned hikes in university tuition.

London tips from CNN cameraman's point of viewupdated: Wed Dec 01 2010 07:41:00

To say I learn new things about London, England, every day is not an understatement.

Students hold another day of protests over tuition hikesupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 12:42:00

Students were braving the wintry weather Tuesday to hold another day of protests against planned hikes in university tuition.

British students furious over feesupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 12:42:00

CNN's Phil Black reports on why Britain's students are furious with the government's plans to increase university fees.

Students across Britain protest tuition hikesupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 13:45:00

A crowd of students marched through central London on Wednesday, disrupting traffic and shouting slogans in a protest against an increase in university tuition.

Protesters in London march against Afghan warupdated: Sat Nov 20 2010 14:58:00

A large protest was happening Saturday in London against the war in Afghanistan, with organizers saying thousands from around the country would take part.

Yinka Shonibare on artupdated: Mon May 17 2010 06:20:00

Internationally acclaimed artist Yinka Shonibare talks to CNN's Monita Rajpal about his introduction to art.

Photographers speak out in UKupdated: Sat Jan 23 2010 17:33:00

Photographers say they are tired of being stopped and searched by police under Britain's terrorism laws.

Photographers protest UK terror lawupdated: Sat Jan 23 2010 17:33:00

Photographers fed up with being stopped and searched by British police under the country's terrorism laws gathered in London to protest against the practice.

Take the long way backupdated: Wed Dec 02 2009 08:06:00

Many savvy travelers tunnel their way through Europe's big cities by subway, popping up from below like gophers on a golf course. True, subways are a cheap and efficient way to get around. But by staying street level on public buses and trams, you get amazing views and the chance to really cozy up to a city. And it still gets you where you want to go, for cheap.

Death row grandmother in Trafalgar Square pleaupdated: Thu Sep 10 2009 11:35:00

A campaigner for a British grandmother on death row in Texas made a unique plea for her life Thursday -- from atop a plinth in London's Trafalgar Square.

London wants volunteers to be tourist landmarkupdated: Thu Feb 26 2009 11:53:00

The famous "empty" fourth plinth in London's Trafalgar Square is to be occupied by volunteers for 100 consecutive days, 24 hours a day, the artist Antony Gormley has announced.

Facebook flashmob shuts down stationupdated: Thu Feb 19 2009 15:54:00

Thousands of dancers jammed a major London train station in a Facebook-driven "flashmob" mimicking an advertisement for a phone company.

UK Egyptian embassy protestsupdated: Sat Jan 03 2009 22:58:00

Protesters gather outside the Egyptian embassy in London. CNN's Lonzo Cook reports.

London: Thousands protest Israeli airstrikesupdated: Sat Jan 03 2009 22:58:00

Thousands of people gathered Saturday in London to protest Israeli airstrikes on Gaza, in one of several demonstrations planned across Britain.

Iraqi doctor guilty of UK airport bomb plotupdated: Tue Dec 16 2008 14:00:00

An Iraqi doctor has been convicted of conspiracy to murder in a car bomb attack at a busy Scottish airport in June 2007 and failed attacks in London a day earlier.

Passion for sailing drives growth of marine artupdated: Fri Oct 10 2008 12:48:00

Boat shoes, weather-beaten skin and a good knowledge of knots. Guinness Book of Records: World's Longest Legs, Meet World's Shortestupdated: Tue Sep 16 2008 17:29:00

Russia's Svetlana Pankratova stands atop the planet's longest pair of legs, and China's He Pingping has the shortest The Global Refugee Crisis Worsensupdated: Fri Jun 20 2008 12:00:00

The number of global refugees has grown dramatically, and that crisis has now become entangled with the worldwide dilemma over illegal labor migration

Families flee Taliban fightingupdated: Wed Jun 18 2008 23:44:00

The battle between Taliban and coalition forces is displacing hundreds of families. CNN's Jim Clancy reports.

FSB: An entrepreneur's creative castleupdated: Thu Oct 11 2007 11:43:00

Eager to learn what makes Jones tick, we showed up at the wrought-iron gate of his 53-acre estate in Carmel. Flanked by four-foot-tall marble elephants, the gate opens onto a winding stone drive, lit by replicas of the lampposts in London's Trafalgar Square, which lead the visitor to a 27,000-square-foot mansion built in the style of an English country manor. He spent seven years and $20 million renovating the property.

Mandela statue unveiledupdated: Wed Aug 29 2007 21:39:00

Mandela statue unveiled

London unveils Mandela statueupdated: Wed Aug 29 2007 21:39:00

It was 1962, and Nelson Mandela was on the run. Hunted by South African authorities and gearing up for armed struggle against his country's apartheid government, Mandela visited London seeking money, training and support.

Two explosive-laden cars in London linkedupdated: Fri Jun 29 2007 03:27:00

A vehicle containing fuel, gas canisters and nails found early Friday near Trafalgar Square is "clearly linked" to another explosives-packed car found outside a nightclub near Piccadilly Circus, Metropolitan Police said.

Brighton to London with low CO2updated: Tue Jun 05 2007 11:49:00

Madeira Parade, Brighton, on the south coast of England has been a rally destination since the dawn of motoring. Barely a week goes by without a veteran, vintage or classic car rally congregating here on a London to Brighton run. And that's not counting the car club rallies and clandestine drag races that happen here.

England avoids international chess meltdownupdated: Thu Jan 11 2007 12:28:00

Chess is a challenging game at the best of times. But try playing it in Trafalgar Square, with huge pieces carved from ice -- on a relatively balmy British day that threatened to turn pawns to puddles.

Wife of freed hostage 'overjoyed'updated: Fri Mar 24 2006 13:51:00

The wife of freed hostage Norman Kember said Friday she is "overjoyed" her husband is returning home and said she is "very grateful for all those who have helped secure his release."

2007 London Tour route is unveiledupdated: Thu Feb 09 2006 12:46:00

The opening stage of the 2007 Tour de France to be held in London will start on Whitehall, near Trafalgar Square and Downing Street, before finishing on the Mall.

Review: 'Big Book' is for artful resolutionsupdated: Tue Dec 27 2005 19:46:00

Take heart: 2006 can be different.

Dalmore -- the ultimate whiskyupdated: Fri Nov 18 2005 07:45:00

Delving into a well-stocked drinks cabinet can unearth all kinds of treasures, from the kind of exquisite French brandies favored by doomed aristocrats, to vodkas strong enough to fuel industrial lawnmowers.

Police: More UK attacks thwartedupdated: Wed Nov 02 2005 04:40:00

British forces have thwarted attempts to carry out more terrorist attacks since the July 7 London bombings and a botched bid to repeat them on July 21, the capital's police chief said in remarks published Wednesday.

Tributes and tears one week onupdated: Thu Jul 14 2005 05:39:00

As Big Ben chimed noon, London and many other parts of Britain came to a standstill Thursday for two minutes' silence in remembrance of the victims of the July 7 terror bombings.

CNNMoney: Hey, N.Y., look at the bright sideupdated: Tue Jul 05 2005 10:25:00

There were cheers in London's Trafalgar Square when the city was named the site for the 2012 Summer Olympics Wednesday.

Thousands remember pope in Krakowupdated: Fri Apr 08 2005 11:53:00

Hundreds of thousands of people have been gathering in a Krakow field and clogged Poland's city streets to watch coverage of the funeral of Pope John Paul II, a man revered as a national hero in his homeland.

Cinematic 'Getaway' sequel fun but flawedupdated: Mon Mar 07 2005 11:16:00

If you enjoyed playing 2003's "The Getaway," an action-adventure title that let you run and drive around a photorealistic London, then chances are you'll have fun playing Sony's new sequel, "The Getaway: Black Monday," as it's virtually the same game.

Mandela: Rich must feed the poor updated: Thu Feb 03 2005 08:30:00

A frail Nelson Mandela told thousands gathered in London's Trafalgar Square Thursday that the world must do a better job of eliminating poverty.

Freak summer storms batter Britainupdated: Thu Jul 08 2004 09:20:00

Freak weather hit parts of Britain for a second day Thursday, after one of the worst summer storms on record caused flood chaos and brought down power lines.

Money Magazine: Safe homeowners insurers; curing holiday debt hangovers; college aid tips; the queen's tax bill AND YOU THINK YOU HAVE TAX HEADAupdated: Fri Jan 01 1993 00:01:00

Imagine your horror if you went from paying zero in taxes one year -- legally -- to owing nearly 40% of your income the next. That's precisely what Britain's Queen Elizabeth II would face this year...

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