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In the news:
A busy week for Boris as he produced more outlandish prose, rubbed noses with a child, launched his local park popularity contest, scrapped the Western extension C-Charge and cut back step free access plans for tube stations round his manor.
It was bye, bye shopping bag ban
and Ian Blair
but helloooooo Obama
There were a small good news 2012 story and the urban gardeners amongst us got a pat on the pack from the RSPB.
We spent hours poring over and geeking out in glee at hundreds of images of bygone London
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Having kids in London! We went family friendly.
spotting. We're beginning to obsess.
Winter garden respite from shopping hell.
Lunch for a fiver
Reactions ranged from appalled to bemused to angry and confused regarding Mark McGowan's proposed reenactment of the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes - if you were there today, please get in touch.
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Last Updated 29 November 2008