Lille in France is the 2004 European City of Culture and for SE1 residents it is easier to reach than past title holder Glasgow or Cork in 2005.
A midnight firework display at the London Eye is the centrepiece of London's New Year celebrations organised by the Mayor of London, but police are encouraging Londoners to think twice before gathering in central London on Wednesday night.
Police are appealing for information to identify the body of a man recovered from the Thames at Lambeth Reach in September.
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