London is to become one of the first cities in the world to get its own web domain in the biggest change to the online world since .com was launched nearly 30 years ago.
London & Partners, the promotional agency for London, said and internet body ICANN has signed a contract this week giving the news system the formal go-ahead.
The agreement means London-based businesses, organisations and individuals will be able to apply first for new web addresses ending in .london from spring 2014, allowing them to maximise their internet presence and identify themselves online with one of the best cities on earth.
More top news
The rumbling row between black cab drivers and private hire car firms could be resolved this week.
The twins cubs, which were born in June, have been named Bert and Ernie after characters from Sesame Street.
The two victims died from their injuries in hospital after the explosion in Hertfordshire.