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Latest works for fourth plinth revealed for next 2 years

A riderless horse and a 10-metre-high thumbs up are the latest works that will take their place on Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth.

The horse, complete with an electronic ribbon tied to its leg displaying the latest live Stock Exchange prices, is by German artist Hans Haacke and will be unveiled next year.

Really Good by artist David Shrigley Credit: PA

David Shrigley's bronze Really Good will be unveiled in 2016.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson said the "two very different sculptures" were "wryly enigmatic in their own way".

Gift Horse by artist Hans Haacke Credit: PA

New commissions for Fourth Plinth to be announced

Gift Horse by Hans Haake- one of 6 works shortlisted to fill the plinth Credit: James O Jenkins

The next two works of art to occupy the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square will be unveiled today.

Six artists are competing against each other to fill the coveted spot.

Two will be chosen to occupy the plinth in 2015 and 2016.

Unmade Monument by Marcus Coates- another of the shortlisted designs Credit: James O Jenkins

Munira Mirza, Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture, will announce the winners at 9:15 this morning.


Christmas tree arrives in Trafalgar Square from Norway

Work has begun to install the 50 year old, 60 foot tall, Norwegian Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square.

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Every year since 1946 the Norwegians have gifted a magnificent spruce pine as a thank you to Britain for our support during the Second World War. The lights on the tree will be switched on this Thursday.

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Martin Stew was in Norway last month as the tree was cut down before it began a 700 mile journey.


Eleven arrests over Anonymous Million Mask March

  • Scotland yard says eleven people were arrested nine for public order offences and two for criminal damage
  • Officers in riot gear controlled the crowd, which was part of a pre-arranged Anonymous Million Mask March
  • Several similar events were carried out in cities in Japan, Australia, and New Zealand in opposition to austerity cuts, corruption and an increase in state surveillance

Two famous London monuments damaged in protests

Hundreds of masked Anonymous protesters descended on Buckingham Palace and Parliament Square as part of a worldwide march against austerity cuts. A fire was started just yards from the gates of the palace as protesters threw glass bottles during clashes with police last night.

Protestors stand on the Queen Victoria Memorial outside Buckingham Palace Credit: Press Association

Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square and the Victoria Memorial near the palace were damaged during the demonstrations. Fireworks were also reportedly thrown towards Buckingham Palace.

Fireworks are fired at Buckingham Palace Credit: Press Association

NFL fan rally in Trafalgar Square

NFL fan rally Credit: NFL UK

All-American fever grips Trafalgar Square today as the NFL stages a fan rally ahead of Sunday's match between the San Francisco 49ers and the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley.

Last year's fan festival was attended by 40,000 fans. Players from both teams, NFL legends and cheerleaders will all be part of the event

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