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Techno Mayor links up with his counterpart in New Zealand

All across the United Kingdom, there are towns that are twinned with other towns from around the globe. The Mayor of Eastbourne Colin Belsey will link up with the Mayor of his twin in New Zealand, congratulating them on their centenary, in which a street party is to be held today. Eastbourne in New Zealand, is part of Hutt City and lies South of North Island. It was established as a 'borough' by an act of the New Zealand Parliament in 1906. Taking its name from the UK, Eastbourne was also awarded a mayoral chair in the council chambers in the lower hutt.

Soaps shatter teen dreams

Chris Gaynor

A leading skills council has slammed Soap Operas on TV for shattering many young teen dreams.

Mayor Ken sees red over Evening Standard article

The London Mayor was fuming on Wednesday when a London Newspaper's comments claiming that the budget for the 2012 Olympics agreed in 2003 was settled in 'one hour.'

Ken Livingstone claims that the City Hall editor, Ross Lydall, from the Evening Standard published incorrect facts in an article on the 21st November, entitled 'Mayor and Jowell took an hour to agree budget.'

Gum firm chews over cash threat

Chris Gaynor  

A London Councillor has urged the government  to penalise chewing gum companies' for the sticky mess littering London's streets.

Prezza reeled in hook, line and sinker

The Rottweiler was released from his cage today.

Cling on Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott was standing in for Prime Minister Tony Blair at Prime Ministers Question Time, who was at a conference in Latvia.

Londoners back religous dress

The majority of Londoners support  people's right to wear whatever religious dress they choose, a new survey has revealed.  A poll  carried out by Ipsos MORI for the Greater London Authority showed that 75 per cent of Londoners  'back the right of all persons to dress in accordance with their religious beliefs'. The results, based on a weighted sample of 1,000 Londoners, also showed that 74 per cent celebrated the capital's cultural and religious diversity.

Medical Group: 'Disabled babies better off dead'

Chris Gaynor

Disabled Activists are fuming at shocking comments made by Medical Practioners who claim that disabled babies 'may be better off dead.'

As part of a consultation made by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, the comments were made by the Royal College of Obstreticians and Gynacologists (RCOG) as they urged the Nuffield body to 'think more radically' about issues including the possibility of 'active euthanasia.'

Chelsea scrounge a draw from Premiership leaders

Premiership Kings Chelsea managed to scrounge a draw from leaders Manchester United today. It was a titanic tussle which ended in a 1 - 1 draw as Chelsea trail Man United by three points in the table. It began as one of the eagerly awaited games of the season to date, and Man united broke the deadlock just before half time with Louis Saha beating two defenders to strike the ball from 20 yards. Chelsea woke up after half time and started to reveal their pace with a string of attempts. They managed to equalise through a set play corner which found the head of Ricardo Carvalho.

X Factor judges still scathing

It was Live and Let Die tonight for the wannabe superstars on the X Factor. In a shocking final showdown show favourite Ben was in the bottom two, but was saved by judge Simon Cowell who had the final casting vote. Band 'Eton Road' have crashed out after a colourful few weeks in the show. But Louis Walsh has publically backed the band pledging to get them a recording deal after the show ends. Four now remain in the competition, after Eton Roads sad depature as Sharon was in tears for the exit.

Cameron: 'Security must not become a political football'

Fiesty Tory leader David Cameron has urged Prime Minister Tony Blair's successor not to play party politics with Britain's national security on Wednesday. The opposition leader made his comments in London to the Institute for Strategic Studies, as he outlined Tory plans for a border police security force and a new 'security minister' to focus solely on terrorism. But Blair's successor, not yet known, was already being challenged by Cameron as he willed the next man in charge not to 'allow the security of this country to become a political football.'

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