London 2012: The magic moments

London 2012: The magic moments

A look back at some of the magic moments from London 2012, from Boris Johnson getting stuck on a zip line to Super Saturday.
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Dominic Cummings: I have not offered or considered resigning

Dominic Cummings: I have not offered or considered resigning

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Dominic Cummings: I went for a short drive to check my eyesight

Dominic Cummings: I went for a short drive to check my eyesight

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Dominic Cummings: I do not regret trip to County Durham during lockdown

Dominic Cummings: I do not regret trip to County Durham during lockdown

Dominic Cummings has sought to defend his decision to drive to County Durham despite the coronavirus lockdown restrictions, saying he believes he behaved "reasonably" and does not regret his actions.
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Nicola Sturgeon urges Scotland to keep to the rules after recent 'stories'

Nicola Sturgeon urges Scotland to keep to the rules after recent 'stories'

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Britain bakes on Bank Holiday Monday

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Protesters descend on Dominic Cummings' home

Protesters descend on Dominic Cummings' home

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Boris Johnson faces sustained pressure to sack Dominic Cummings

Boris Johnson faces sustained pressure to sack Dominic Cummings

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Blaze at Belfast's Bombardier Aerospace Plant

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Members of the public shout 'resign' as Dominic Cummings arrives home

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Sir Keir Starmer: Boris Johnson treated the British public with contempt in not sacking key adviser

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All you need to know from the May 24 Covid-19 briefing

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Coronavirus in numbers: UK death toll rises to 36,793

Coronavirus in numbers: UK death toll rises to 36,793

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Boris Johnson: Schools will start reopening on June 1

Boris Johnson: Schools will start reopening on June 1

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Boris Johnson backs Dominic Cummings over trip to Durham

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Second Cummings lockdown trip 'not true', says Grant Shapps

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