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"As far as years go, 2012 has the potential to be about as big as they get for London. In May, Londoners will go to the polls to vote for a mayor, who will continue the role of repairing the damage caused by last summer's riots.
"Meanwhile the Olympics, the Paralympics and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee are set to be defining moments. But are the people in charge of making sure things run smoothly feeling confident about the year ahead?"