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Is London Happy?!

Finland was recently declared the happiest country in the world in a UN report. But what of the happiest city – is London in the running?

In another ‘Letter from London’ audio blog, Adrian muses on the mood of the UK capital. From downbeat commuter train to good-time party express, where does London lie on the happiness scale?

A smiley face with a finger pointing to it.
Photo (at Londonpodcast.net): Smile please – can we put our finger on whether London’s happy?

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George Michael: Greek Londoner Bearing Gifts

George Michael, singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer died on Christmas Day 2016. Here Adrian reflects on Michael’s work and their shared London roots, together with a couple of occasions when their paths crossed.

From his odd-jobbing in Watford to his stadium-filling stardom, the sweep of Michael’s career, and the nature of fame itself is examined in this audio essay.

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George Michael's death covered in the UK press
Photo (at Londonpodcast.net): George Michael’s death makes the front pages of the UK press