London Mayor Boris Johnson on the Andrew Mitchell row:
"In my book you shouldn't abuse police officers and I made that clear loads of times. The crucial thing for me is that Andrew Mitchell has now apologised not just once but twice publically. I believe he's also apologised to the officer concerned."
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A lamp in the tower which houses Big Ben is to be switched off for the first time in more than 70 years.
Sir Bruce entertained audiences for more than seven decades.
Work in the tower will also pause over the bank holiday weekend.