What's Happening in London blog

Olympic rings take a ride on the river

Giant Olympic rings floated down the River Thames to mark 150 days before London 2012. The 11-metre high rings were attached to a barge and taken on a trip down the river from London Bridge, before being put into storage until the games begin. They will then be launched onto the river again.

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Market stall for green-fingered pupils

Primary school children will be selling their home-grown veg alongside top organic producers after being given a pitch at a top London market. Pupils from six primary schools in the Clapham area will sell their produce at the Venn Street Market from July as part of a project called the Clapham Leaf Club.

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Kylie joins Jubilee line-up

Kylie Minogue is the latest name to be added to the bill for London’s Diamond Jubilee concert. The concert, which is due to take place on June 4 outside Buckingham Palace, will be a huge celebration to mark the Queen’s 60th anniversary on the throne.

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Top award for brave PC

Met police officer Joanna Vigo-Mestres has been given a top award after working to train colleagues whilst undergoing gruelling cancer treatment. PC Vigo-Mestres, 44, was given Met Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe’s Professionalism Whilst Overcoming Adversity award during the Excellence in Policing Awards.

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Royal ladies visit Fortnum and Mason

The Queen, the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cornwall stepped out in public together for their first joint royal engagement with a trip to Fortnum and Mason. The three royal ladies paid a visit to the famous Piccadilly department store at the beginning of March to unveil a plaque marking the regeneration of the area.

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