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Annual Wren Talk 2017: Dr Anya Matthews 

28 Jun

Celebrated, Forgotten and Remembered:Sir James Thornhill and the Legacy of the Painted Hall Call 020 7427 0133 or email if you need help.


Win a Pair of Tickets to Brockmans Gin’s #PressForGin Pop-Up Bar 

26 Jun

Love gin? Love a party? Love a unique venue? The next Brockmans Gin #PressForGin pop-up at the Victorian Bathroom near Liverpool Street on the 27th of July is for you.


Leaked information on M&A deals leads to higher valuations 

26 Jun

The report finds that leaked information can boost deal values by an average of $21 million.


City celebrates launch of Trainee Nursing Associates course with partners 

26 Jun

The event was hosted at City in partnership with London South Bank University The event was hosted at City in partnership with London South Bank University...


US Supreme Court opens the floodgates for the trademarking of racist slurs 

26 Jun

By Enrico Bonadio, Senior Lecturer, City Law School.


UK and US media must recognise differences between nations in Middle East, argues new book 

26 Jun

Dr Zahera Harb has edited thebook, Reporting the Middle East: The Practice of News in the Twenty-First Century Dr Zahera Harb has edited thebook, Reporting the Middle East: The Practice of News in the Twenty-First Century...


london bridge open kitchen 

26 Jun

It’s great to see how Borough has bounced back following the terror attacks – we were there last Wednesday night and could only get into the fourth restaurant we tried as they were all so packed! The third annual London Bridge Open Kitchen on ...


New solutions needed for defined benefit pension schemes 

26 Jun

Billions of pounds of pension wealth could be saved by putting stressed pension schemes on a sounder footing Billions of pounds of pension wealth could be saved by putting stressed pension schemes on a sounder footing...


London’s Alleys – Spital Yard 

26 Jun

Just off the busy main road running between Liverpool Street and Shoreditch is a short little alleyway with a small dose of history about it.


Uncovering London’s forgotten Civil War fortifications 

26 Jun

Longer, taller, and wider than its more famous Roman ancestor, there used to be a massive wall surrounding London – and yet it vanished within a decade of being built.


Our newsletter is published 

25 Jun

Hello everyone, the Toastmasters Year runs from July till June, so we’ve  now reached the end of the 2016-17 TM year ! It’s a been a busy time filled with meetings, contests and socials.


Election of Sheriffs (Guildhall) 

24 Jun

Today, according to a   custom “of immemorial use”,  two new Sheriffs of the City of London will be elected by the City Livery Companies, in the so-called Midsummer Common Hall (in the Guildhall).


Journalism students raise more than £1,300 for East Africa famine appeal 

23 Jun

Money raised by MA International Journalism students who sold copies of their end of year magazines Money raised by MA International Journalism students who sold copies of their end of year magazines...


Tube Relief 

23 Jun

Caught short on the tube? TfL publishes all sorts of maps of the London Underground network, including this map of toilet facilities at stations .


What keeps bringing firms to London? 

23 Jun

  By Edward Clarke , Research Manager in the Economic Development Office   Following the vote to leave the EU a year ago, observers have been concerned as to how this will impact on London’s role as the financial services centre for Europe and, ...


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The Osaka Experiment :Why Are Beijing’s Electric Taxi Passengers Freezing? 

8 Jun

Six years ago, in February 2011, the city of Osaka introduced a fleet of fifty Nissan Leaf taxis.


An Embarrassed TfL, Says ‘Sorry’ For Issuing Parking Tickets In Area Of London Bridge Attacks 

8 Jun

Motorists forced to abandon their cars in central London during the weekend's terror attack, returned to the cars when given the all clear from the police, only to fined they had been issued with fines from TfL.


Piers Morgan Tears Into The Mayor As 200 Returning Isis Fighters Are Allowed To Disappear Back Into The Capital. 

6 Jun

Things got very heated between Sadiq Khan and Piers Morgan as the host questioned the Mayor about police cuts following the London terror attack.


London Bridge Closures. Bank Junction Exclusion And ITA Call Off Friday’s Demo… By Jim Thomas. 

5 Jun

Common sense, surely? Update from TfL Following the incident on London Bridge on Saturday 3 June, London Bridge and nearby roads are expected to remain closed to traffic during the morning peak on Monday 5 June.


How a taxi driver saved the life of a student nurse in the path of London attacker 

4 Jun

A student nurse who escaped the London Bridge terror attack has said she wants to find the taxi driver who saved her life.


Hero Taxi Driver Reveals How He Tried To Knock Down Three Men ‘Armed With 12in Knives’ As They Went On A Stabbing Rampage. 

4 Jun

A hero taxi driver has revealed how he tried to knock down three men armed with 12-inch hunting knives who reportedly stabbed pedestrians after mowing down up to 20 people with a white van on London Bridge.


Bespoke Last of Line Edition Black Cabs to be created by Kahn Design 

1 Jun

The London Taxi Company (LTC) has commissioned Bradford-based design house Kahn Design to create a run of bespoke versions of its TX4 cab, which goes out of production this year.


GOSH Have Listened To Your Complaints And Changed Their WedPage …. By Jim Thomas. 

30 May

First of all, Taxi Leaks on behalf on the London Taxi Trade, would like to thank GOSH for seeing sense and changing the passage on their website that half upset Taxi drivers who have supported the Hospital's staff and patients for very many years.


The decision taken by City of London Planning to ban Taxis from Bank Junction alleged to be improper and corrupt…by Dave Davies. 

24 May

Editorial PreComment : All the information below is freely available for research and a matter of public record.


City of London And TfL, Ready To Go Ahead With Bank Junction Scheme, With Insufficient Pollution Monitoring In Place 

18 May

On Monday 15 th May 2017 I attended a meeting with the City of London (COL) and representatives from the UCG, LCDC, LTDA and Unite.


Brits say they’d choose black cabs over self-driving cars as driverless taxis edge closer to reality 

18 May

THERE seems to be no convincing us Brits that driverless cars are any good despite the millions being ploughed into the technology.


Traffic Khanage Part 2 : The Bank Junction Exclusion … By Dave Davies. 

11 May

The latest improper decision is the exclusion of Taxis from the Bank Junction to prioritize Buses because the directors of TFL have significant shareholdings in the bus companies; there is no other valid reason The City of London claim that it is to ...


Why Didn’t The Mail Print The Whole Story ? … Part 3, Seek And Ye Will Find. 

7 May

Black Cabs...


Coventry-Made London Taxi Heads For Capital To Say Farewell. 

6 May

A London icon that’s made in Coventry is set to take centre stage at a major motor show in the capital this weekend.


More Scandal, Lies And Cover Ups From The Conservatives 

29 Apr

Over the last few days, drivers have been receiving emails and letters from their MP, in reply to thepointcab.


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Events »

Reliability and Availability Modeling in Practice 

26 Jun

Seminar by Prof Kishor S.


Food Thinkers: The intersectoral approach to food and nutrition security in Brazil: how it was built and where we stand today 

24 Jun

The Brazilian experience of building a National Plan for Food and Nutrition Security, focusing on its intersectoral approach.


Undergraduate Open Day 

23 Jun

Open Days are a fantastic opportunity to visit City, University of London to find out if it is the right choice for you.


The UK and the Global Reach of EU Law: The UK as Future EU Rule-Taker and the Brexit Debate 

23 Jun

Elaine Fahey, in a book talk, outlines two recent book publications, reflecting upon the global dimension to EU law and its global reach...


Workforce Development Showcase 

23 Jun

Hosted by the School of Health Sciences, this event is scheduled to highlight the wide ranges of modules and short courses available at City, University of London and will also give you the opportunity to discuss future training needs for your staff.


Premiere: Nu:Logic Share A New Track From Somewhere Between The Light 

22 Jun

Premiere: Nu:Logic Share A New Track From Somewhere Between The Light Posted on Thursday 22nd June, 2017 Next Friday we await another drum bass showdown at FABRICLIVE as Hospital return to Farringdon.


Made@City 2017 

20 Jun

Made@City is an annual, end of year exhibition showcasing the best final year and postgraduate student project work from across City involving creativity, technology and design.


Undergraduate Open Day 

20 Jun

Open Days are a fantastic opportunity to visit City, University of London to find out if it is the right choice for you.


Audio: Terry Francis – fabric x Lovebox Mix 

20 Jun

Audio: Terry Francis - fabric x Lovebox Mix Posted on Tuesday 20th June, 2017 There's not even a month left to go until we head back to Victoria Park for our second outing at Lovebox Festival.


Crate Diggin’: DJ Pioneer and Distro Present their Guide to UK Funky 

20 Jun

Crate Diggin: DJ Pioneer and Distro Present their Guide to UK Funky Posted on Tuesday 20th June, 2017 If you’re swerving the festival mud this weekend, you’ll know that the FABRICLIVE summer season continues this Friday with Roska Kicks Snares ...


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City Guild blogs »

DJ Steve Aoki to become brand ambassador for Luc Belaire sparkling wine brand 

26 Jun

Courtesy of Just Drinks Sovereign Brands has partnered its Luc Belaire French sparkling wine brand with Grammy-nominated producer and DJ Steve Aoki.


George Clooney tequila brand bought by Diageo 

26 Jun

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: Diageo has agreed to purchase the Casamigos super premium tequila brand co-founded by George Clooney for US$1bn Read the full article here...


WCIB Court Assistant Tim Hailes JP elected Sheriff of City of London 2017/18 

26 Jun

Alderman Tim Hailes JP , a Court Assistant of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers (WCIB) was elected to serve as one of the two Sheriffs of the City of London for 2017/18.


Drinkaware to focus on UK’s older drinkers 

26 Jun

Courtesy of Just Drinks UK alcohol education charity Drinkaware has released a new strategy, centred around older consumers.


API cold foil makes SnowFox vodka icy cool 

26 Jun

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: A cold foil from brand enhancement specialist API is creating a stunning visual identity for award-winning SnowFox vodka Read the full article here...


The Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch 2017 – update 

25 Jun

You may be interested to read the report we have recently received from the organising committee of the Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch.


Mangrove secures deal for Kokoro Gin 

25 Jun

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: Distributor Mangrove has secured a deal for Japanese-inspired London Dry, Kokoro Gin, produced by Forest Spirits Read the full article here...


Beefeater unveils new marketing strategy 

24 Jun

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: Pernod Ricard’s Beefeater gin has unveiled a new marketing strategy designed to reach out to new generation drinkers Read the full article here...


Bacardi brings in influencers to star in new Martini short – video 

23 Jun

Courtesy of Just Drinks Bacardi has launched a “60-second film” for its Martini Italian vermouth.


This week in spirits & wine, featuring an interview with Heaven Hill chief, Diageo’s US$1bn Casamigos play and Vinexpo 2017 

23 Jun

Courtesy of Just Drinks Here’s a round-up of this week’s top stories from the global spirits wine categories.


Bulleit Bourbon 10 Years Old launched 

23 Jun

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: Diageo Reserve has extended its range of Bulleit Bourbons with the launch of a new 10 years old Read the full article here...


Pernod Ricard’s Beefeater marketing gets London makeover 

22 Jun

Courtesy of Just Drinks Pernod Ricard has put London at the centre of a new global marketing campaign for its Beefeater gin brand.


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LocalGov »

Meeting scheduled: Tuesday, 27th June, 2017 11.00 am, Bursary Committee of the Board of Governors of the City of London School for Girls 

27 Jun

Bursary Committee of the Board of Governors of the City of London School for Girls: Tuesday, 27th June, 2017 11.00 am...


Meeting scheduled: Monday, 26th June, 2017 6.30 pm, Inner North East London Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee 

26 Jun

Inner North East London Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Monday, 26th June, 2017 6.30 pm...


Agenda published: Meeting of Tuesday, 4th July, 2017 10.30 am, Planning and Transportation Committee 

26 Jun

Planning and Transportation Committee: Tuesday, 4th July, 2017 10.30 am...


Agenda published: Meeting of Tuesday, 4th July, 2017 1.45 pm, Port Health & Environmental Services Committee 

26 Jun

Port Health Environmental Services Committee: Tuesday, 4th July, 2017 1.45 pm...


Children’s Services Fostering Numbers 

26 Jun

Response by City of London Corporation to Richard Chandler on 26 June 2017 .


Silk st moor lane tactile paving missing, 25th June 

25 Jun

Silk st moor lane tactile paving missing + other nearby locations Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 724 Willoughby Highwalk, EC2 Report on FixMyStreet...


Milton st silk st tactile paving missing, 25th June 

25 Jun

Milton st silk st tactile paving missing Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Milton Street, EC2 Report on FixMyStreet...


Undershaft junction drop crossing + tactile missing, 25th June 

25 Jun

Undershaft junction sy mary axe drop crossing missing + tactile paving missing Report on FixMyStreet...


St maryaxe pedestian refuge tactile paving missing, 25th June 

25 Jun

St maryaxe pedestian refuge tactile paving missing Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 10 St Mary Axe, EC3 Report on FixMyStreet...


Cheapside new change junction pedestrian refuges tactile paving missing, 25th June 

25 Jun

Cheapside new change junction pedestrian refuges tactile paving missing Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 150 Cheapside, EC2 Report on FixMyStreet...


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London Assembly »

Grenfell: Mayor refuses to review fire safety of proposed tower blocks 

23 Jun

– Sadiq Khan dismisses request, claiming new buildings are ‘safer’ – Tottenham block built in 2015 has same cladding as Grenfell Tower – No sprinklers proposed in 17-storey Harrow development Sadiq Khan has refused to review...


Plans to close half of London police stations exposed in leaked emails 

23 Jun

– Memos show front counters will reduce from 73 to 36 –  Sadiq Khan’s team has been formulating plans since December – Includes discussions of how best to spin the closures to the public – Mayor used election campaign...


Susan Hall 

20 Jun

Constituency: Londonwide GLA Conservatives spokesperson on Economy Member of the Economy Committee Member of the Police and Crime Committee Susan was elected as a Harrow Councillor for Hatch End Ward in 2006.


Low pay will leave 30,000 more working families in poverty by 2020, report finds 

28 Apr

– Mayor should name and shame FTSE 100 companies that don’t pay the London Living Wage – Over 160,000 Londoners are trapped in a cycle of low-pay work – 70 companies on the FTSE 100 currently do not pay the London Living ...


Rich City Poor Pay 

28 Apr

A new report is calling on the Mayor to help Londoners out of low-pay, and publish the names of the FTSE 100 companies in London that have not signed up to his London Living Wage program.


Cash for Access 

30 Mar

The report “Cash for Access: Expanding the availability of new cash machines” calls for fee-free cash machines to be included in all new major developments across London.


Londoners pay £18million a year in cash machine fees 

30 Mar

– Lack of access to ATM’s disproportionately affects low-income groups, the disabled, and the elderly – Free cash machines should be included in all new major developments Pay-to-use cash machines cost Londoners £18million a year...


London’s emergency services struggling to comply with Mayor’s earlier ULEZ deadline 

21 Mar

– Fire, ambulance and police services all say they will be affected by 2019 implementation – Met needs to replace 82 per cent of its fleet – all of its diesel vehicles – Fire brigade faced with paying daily charge on 52 non...


Metropolitan Line Extension £50million short of budget 

15 Mar

– Letter confirms project may stall if additional cash is not found – Mayor’s fares policy could be putting £284million project at risk Officials at Transport for London have confirmed the Metropolitan Line Extension is £50million...


Crossrail to launch on line that suffered 50,000 hours of passenger delays 

13 Mar

– TfL Rail will be used as the North-East part of the £15billion Crossrail project – New figures show TfL Rail suffered 3 million minutes of passenger delays in 6 months, equivalent to 5.7 years – Causes of delays included...


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Commissioner urges housing providers to get on front foot with fire safety 

26 Jun

Following the Grenfell Tower fire, London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton is today calling on all the capital’s housing providers to urgently check they have an up to date fire risk assessment to ensure their buildings and residents are safe...


Latest statement regarding Charcot Estate in Camden 

24 Jun

Our highly trained Inspecting Officers, working very closely with Camden Council, yesterday determined that essential works are required in these four buildings on the Charcot Estate.


Warning to keep safe during summer after dozens of calls to barbecue fires 

23 Jun

We’re urging Londoners to keep safe when cooking on barbecues this summer.


Brigade reissues essential fire safety advice on white goods following Grenfell Fire 

23 Jun

London Fire Brigade is reissuing essential advice to people on white goods safety following the announcement that the Grenfell Tower fire started in a fridge freezer.


Brigade statement regarding evacuation at Chalcots Estate in Camden 

23 Jun

London Fire Brigade will continue to work with Camden Council...


Brigade set to carry out safety checks following Prime Minister’s announcement on panels 

22 Jun

Following the announcement made by the Prime Minister today it is important for Londoners who live in high rise properties to understand what it means for them.


Brigade reissues tower block safety advice 

22 Jun

We're stressing essential advice to help Londoners understand high rise safety following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower...


Thousands more emergency calls during hottest week of the year 

21 Jun

The sweltering conditions in the capital have caused a 40 per cent increase in 999 calls for ambulances.


Adele visits Chelsea firefighters to thank them for their work at Grenfell Tower 

20 Jun

Adele enjoyed tea and cake with Chelsea firefighters...


Real life ‘One Born Every Minute’ – firefighters help deliver baby on roadside in south east London 

20 Jun

Firefighters received a call to deliver a baby on the side of Eltham Road in Lee Green, south east London.


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