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Eddie Izzard: Londoners "do care" about the Scotland referendum

Future London Mayoral hopeful Eddie Izzard says he wants to send a message that Londoners "care" about the Scottish independence referendum, and urged the Scottish people to vote 'No' at a Trafalgar Square rally this evening.

He also told our reporter Rags Martel he had no plans to run for London Mayor in 2016, but still hopes to become Mayor or an MP in 2020.


Plinth give visitors 'another reason to visit the capital'

Two sculptures to take place on Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth has been described as "wryly enigmatic in their own way", by the Mayor of London.

Boris Johnson said the sculpture of a riderless horse and a 10-metre-high thumbs up were "very different", adding:

Our rolling programme of art continues to surprise, providing a contrast to its historic surroundings and giving Londoners and visitors alike another reason to visit Trafalgar Square.

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.

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