Also, a tony California beach town shoos away smelly persons from its libraries, and the Olympics outlaws everything.
G4S, which has a record of mismanagement in Britain, faces scrutiny in the press and from lawmakers.
One British designer imagines future office space as symbiotic orchid farms.
London pays tribute to Saturday Night Fever with a party in some abandoned train tunnels.
The British Armed Forces could provide up to 16,500 personnel for the Olympics, 7,000 more than are in Afghanistan.
Spotty sales, an illegal black market, and corporate favoritism have marred the ticket buying process for this summer's games.
Forecasters warn that this will be the wettest Summer Games ever, and many venues were not designed for dreary weather.
The expensive, state of the art facility bears little resemblance to media accommodations for the 1948 "Austerity Games."
The city's effort to simulate Olympic-level congestion leaves commuters frustrated and late.
Andrew Altman will step down as CEO of the London Legacy Development Corporation.
Londoners are often singularly skeptical toward corporate sponsorship, as the latest fight over McDonald's shows.
Residents of an East London apartment tower are hoping the legal system will save them from having to host missiles on their roof during the Olympics.
Already decaying infrastructure from the 2008 Summer Games should serve as a lesson to all cities that follow.
London's traffic is being re-routed, bunting is being hung and public art is sprouting up in advance of the Games.
Why it's a good thing that British mayors are getting more control over their economies and infrastructure.
Is London's 'Emirates Air-Line' a total or partial waste of money?
Is Europe's newest tallest building "egomaniacal architecture" at its worst?
Will Olympic security measures go too far?
One-upmanship is probably to blame.