It began as a sketch on the back of a napkin in a Berlin restaurant in 2000. Ten years on, Shard London Bridge is the tallest building in the UK, at more than 235m (771ft). Designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, the south London skyscraper is planned to rise to 87 storeys, 310m (1,016ft) by 2012, becoming the tallest building in the European Union. Mr Piano has a clear vision of the positive impact he thinks the tower will have on the city. "The building will be atmospheric.
Take your pick between two of the many exits at London's Oxford Circus station, walk a few minutes, and you have the tale of two very different newsrooms. A brisk five minutes walk up Regent Street sits Europe's largest live dedicated news space.
Prime minister David Cameron, Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon, armed forces minister Penny Mordaunt, and UKIP leader Nigel Farage are to take part in an EU referendum "town hall" event on 10 June hosted by BuzzFeed News and Facebook.