Boris Johnson: “We have to build an airport capable of emulating that scale of growth.” Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Heathrow Airport should be closed and turned into a garden city for 200,000 people, London mayor Boris Johnson said as he put forward a plan to build (...)

Chinese firm Dalian Wanda has revealed a £1 billion investment in the UK after snapping up the yacht manufacturer Sunseeker and unveiling plans for a luxury five-star hotel.  Photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

A Chinese firm has revealed a £1 billion (€1.17 billion) investment in the UK after snapping up a yacht manufacturer and unveiling plans for a luxury (...)

One Nine Elms is a proposed mixed-used development comprising 1.13 million sq ft of prime residential, commercial and retail space in central London.

Irish developer Green Property has agreed to sell its One Nine Elms development in London to China-based Dalian Wanda Group for £90 million (€105 mill(...)

One of the venues confirmed for the Limerick bid for the Gay Games is Thomond Park. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Limerick has been announced as one of three finalist European cities to host the 2018 Gay Games. The Treaty City, along with London and Paris, are in (...)

Rebecca Rigby,  wife of murdered soldier Lee Rigby, grieves during a family press conference at the Regimental HQ of his unit, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers today. Photograph: Dave Thompson - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Two women arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder British soldier Lee Rigby (25) in London on Wednesday have been released without charge(...)

A police forensics officer investigates a crime scene where one man was killed in Woolwich, southeast London.

British military have been ordered to step up security dramatically following yesterday’s brutal attack in southeast London in which a soldier was (...)

London mayor Boris Johnson is in Ballymena today to open a manufacturing plant that will build the chassis for 600 new hybrid buses for London. Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters

Mayor of London Boris Johnson is visiting Northern Ireland today to open a manufacturing plant that will build the chassis for 600 new hybrid b(...)

A UKIP candidate’s rosette during the local elections count at Oaklands Snooker Club in Cinderford, Gloucestershire for the Gloucestershire districts. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

The UK Independence Party won seats from prime minister David Cameron’s Tories and their Liberal Democrat coalition part(...)

Margaret Thatcher’s coffin is carried on a horsedrawn gun carriage through Fleet Street in London during the ceremonial funeral of the former British prime minister yesterday. Photograph:Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

There once was a time when people raised their arms to cast flowers in the path of flag-draped coffins. Now they raise their arms and look away(...)

Mayor of London Boris Johnson talking to Eddie Mair on the BBC1 current affairs programme, The Andrew Marr Show. Photograph: read: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

London Mayor Boris Johnson hit out at “trivial” and “hysterical” questions about his personal integrity and ambitions to be British prime minis(...)