London (play /ˈlʌndən/) is the capital of England and the United Kingdom, the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom and the largest urban zone in the European Union by most measures. London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its founding by the Romans, who called it Londinium. London's ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its square-mile mediaeval boundaries. Since at least the 17th century, the name London has also referred to the metropolis developed around this core. The bulk of this conurbation forms the London region and the Greater London administrative area, governed by the elected Mayor of London and the London Assembly.

72-year-old former doctor accused of more than 80 sex offences

72-year-old doctor has been accused of as many as 80 counts of sexual offences against women and girls that were allegedly carried out over a period of 35 years. The doctor who hails from Patna in India had arrived in London in 1976 and started practicing at surgery in North Lanarkshire.


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