Today is Australia Day.
Ahead of the occasion, London Mayor Boris Johnson was awarded the title of "Honorary Australian of the Year in the UK 2014" at the Australia Day Foundation's annual awards ceremony at Australia House last night.
He spoke to ITV London about his love of Australian food:
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British racing driver Sean Edwards, who was killed in a crash in Australia, was the son of former Formula One driver Guy, who helped pull Niki Lauda from his burning Ferrari at the 1976 German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring.
Sean also appeared in the recently-released film Rush, playing his father.
British racing driver Sean Edwards died when the Porsche in which he was a passenger instructing a 20-year-old male, hit a wall and caught fire.
Monaco-based Edwards, who was leading the drivers' championship in the 2013 Porsche Supercup season with one race to go, was reportedly taking part in a coaching day at the time.
The driver of the Porsche reportedly suffered severe injuries.
Former Formula One driver David Coulthard has tweeted:
shocking news about Sean Edwards passing, top man and super talented racer, condolences to his nearest and dearest.
The Motor Sports Association is shocked and saddened by the loss of British racing driver Sean Edwards, who died in an accident on Tuesday in Australia.
He was 26.
Sean was a hugely promising young racer who came through the junior formulas in Britain, before making a career in international sports car racing.
He is leading the 2013 Porsche Supercup championship and had won both the Nurburgring and Dubai 24 Hours this year.
The MSA extends its deepest sympathies to Sean's family, friends and fans at this difficult time.
The governing body for UK motor sports has paid tribute to a "hugely promising" young driver from London killed in a crash. Sean Edwards was a passenger in a Porsche when it reportedly hit the barriers at Queensland Raceway in Australia, during a private test session.
Sean Edwards is the son of Guy Edwards, the British former Formula 1 driver. He wasborn in London but was living in Monaco. He was the 2013 Porsche supercup championship leader.
The response has been phenomenal. We couldn't have asked for a better welcome. One Perth operator who purchased a fleet of the 50 bright, white used TX4s has already had a stampede of drivers who want to be the first ones to buy a cab and partake in the trial.
We've had a lot of positive interest from ex-pats, both prospective customers and drivers; what has been especially gratifying are the offers from ex-pat London Taxi drivers who not only want to buy one, but have also offered their services to train our Australian drivers on everything from the service to vehicle operation.
London Taxis may be an iconic symbol of the capital, but they are now about to hit the streets a little further away from home - in Perth, Australia.
The cabs will be sporting a new look as well, painted white instead of the traditional black to combat the Australian heat.
The London Taxi Company has exported a test sample of 98 taxis to the Western Australian city where they will under go trials over the next few weeks.