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The State Opening of Parliament 

The UK general election took place on Thursday 4 July 2024. The new Parliament met on Tuesday 9 July 2024 for the election of the Speaker and swearing-in of MPs and Lords. The State Opening of Parliament and The King’s Speech will take place on Wednesday 17 July 2024.

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All change
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Usage of London Underground and buses since 1948

Do you know the way to Haringey?
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The changing population of London's boroughs

Home of the world
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Diversity and London's foreign-born population

Size matters
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London's place in the world

Olympic Britain


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