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Crossrail discovers a lost river and the Grains of Paradise 

22 Feb

A lost river, only recently rediscovered has revealed some fascinating insights into daily life in Tudor London, including the discovery of the exotic Grains of Paradise.


Club Competition 

21 Feb

It’s competition time, with the club level contest for the International Speech and Evaluation competition.


City hosts World Information Architecture Day London 

21 Feb

The one-day annual celebration welcomed over 150 attendees.


Thomas Bowtell, Tottenham Shoe Mart 

21 Feb

Street View: 49 Address: 152 Tottenham Court Road In two previous post, here and here , we saw that the Bowtells ran various boot and shoe shops, both in and outside London, and we also found out that it is not always easy to tell which Bowtell ran ...


City, University of London’s Electrical Engineers powered up by Keysight Technologies 

21 Feb

Thanks to Keysight, City students now enjoy newly refurbished Electrical and Electronic Engineering facilities.


New City scholarship to help students break into journalism 

21 Feb

The Stephen Lawrence Daily Mail Scholarship will enable two students to complete a journalism Masters The Stephen Lawrence Daily Mail Scholarship will enable two students to complete a journalism Masters...


Maternal PTSD could affect up to 28,000 women in the UK each year, says new review 

20 Feb

Review confirms that perinatal PTSD is common enough to be significant public health concern that warrants routine screening and treatment Review confirms that perinatal PTSD is common enough to be significant public health concern that warrants ...


Retirement villages extend life expectancy for women 

20 Feb

Retirement villages can boost the longevity of women by as much as five years compared to the general population, according to a new Cass Business School report.


How to value your startup 

20 Feb

Advice from Professor Meziane Lasfer on valuing and financing a startup business.


John Cass (1661-1718) 

20 Feb

John Cass (1661-1718) of East Smithfield was at one time or another the Master of the Companies of Carpenters and of Skinners in the City of London, the Alderman of Portsoken Ward, a Sheriff, a Member of Parliament, a Knight, and a noted ...


Bedlam 

19 Feb

On this day in 1669, Samuel Pepys wrote in his diary: “I to  the office, while the young people went to see Bedlam”.


“Conscience is but a word that cowards use” 

18 Feb

At least according to legend, on this day in 1478, Richard, Duke of Gloucester, who later went on to become Richard III, ordered the death in the Tower of London of his brother George, Duke of Clarence – by drowning in  a butt of Malmsey wine.


Ardian President Dominique Senequier talks at Cass 

17 Feb

The President of the largest European private equity company delivers the Dean's Lecture at Cass Business School The President of the largest European private equity company delivers the Dean's Lecture at Cass Business School...


Dr Andy Denis becomes Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts 

17 Feb

City economist is a member of the Economics Oversight Group for the RSA Citizens Economic Council City economist is a member of the Economics Oversight Group for the RSA Citizens Economic Council...


dorsett city to open 

17 Feb

Dorsett Shepherd’s Bush opened in 2014 and now it’s getting a sister in East London.


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More than 500 old taxis to be forced off Birmingham streets – and drivers are not happy 

16 Feb

More than 500 black taxi cabs could be run off the road by stringent new anti-pollution measures in what has been called a ‘catastrophe’ for the trade.


Statement From The Independent Taxi Alliance (ITA) ….. Back To Industrial Action 1st March, 16:30-18:30 

14 Feb

RETURN TO DIRECT ACTION! The City of London and corrupt TfL leave us no choice.


Is TfL’s Biased Compliance And Harassment Of Black Cabs, Resulting In PH Free For All Around City Airport ? 

10 Feb

Neighbours around the City Airport fear they will be living in a ghetto, unless minicab drivers using their streets as a toilet and unofficial pick up point change their anti-social behaviour.


Hero taxi driver stops woman jumping from Lambeth Bridge 

6 Feb

A hero black cab driver has told how he risked his life by clinging on to a woman who was trying to jump from a London bridge.


A Blast From The Past…..Back In The Day. 

3 Feb

THE TIMES SATURDAY REVIEW SEPTEMBER 5 1992 Minicabs have had a good run in London, Malcolm Macalister Hall reports, but licensed cabbies are fighting back in the increasingly violent battle for fares...


STOP THE BUSES : Statement From The Independent Taxi Alliance (ITA), After Meeting With CoL. 

31 Jan

Stop the buses! At yesterday's meeting, officials from the City of London said that although they understood the taxi trade is concerns, unfortunately they had to be guided by TfL, even though all the statistics provided by TfL's were proven to be ...


River Fleet Square 

29 Jan

Unlock regeneration potential with a new public space inspired by the River Fleet River Fleet Square proposes a high-quality public square to capitalise on the wasted space created by the railway cutting at the junction of Farringdon Road and ...


What Statistics Did The CoL Corporation Use To Excluded Taxis From Th Bank Junction ? …by Jim Thomas 

25 Jan

Below is the recorded statistics for 2016, at least 69 people killed.


Museum of London move to Smithfield Market passes funding hurdle 

24 Jan

Plans to redevelop famous Victorian location see £180m raised toward £250m target The scheme will see the Museum of London move to a new location among the current disused Smithfield Market buildings Plans to turn one of London’s finest Victorian...


Biker architect ‘killed by bus driver who couldn’t see him’ 

24 Jan

On the same day the head of surface transport lectures a conference on road safety, one of his bus drivers appeared in court, accused of killing a principal architect at Network Rail, while driving carelessly and “without due care and attention” ...


Anyone Can Hold The Helm When The Sea Is Calm……..by Semtex. 

21 Jan

There was a hell of a lot to learn about the Great London Cab Trade this week, and not just regarding our access to the Bank Junction.


BANK JUNCTION TAXI EXCLUSION UPDATE : City of London Peace Talks Announced… By Jim Thomas 

21 Jan

DAY 5 For five days, the passionate driver led coalition of the Independent Taxi Alliance (ITA), with little or no support from the leadership of our largest org, led the police around the City on a cat and mouse chase.


Another Day, Another Demo 

20 Jan

Again, yesterday afternoon, rank and file drivers answered the call and assembled at the Bank Junction, despite another section 14 being slapped on the peaceful protest, limiting a static demonstration to just 30 minutes.


HOLDING THE MAYOR TO ACCOUNT AND INVESTIGATING ISSUES THAT MATTER TO LONDONERS 

19 Jan

Over a decade ago, London led the world by introducing a Congestion Charge in the centre of the city.


Bank Junction Blockade Day 3 : Plans Kept Off Social Media Leaves City Police In The Dark. 

18 Jan

It gets worse!...


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Events »

Optimal Power Management Strategy for Energy Storage with Stochastic Loads 

21 Feb

Seminar by Prof Victor Becerra, School of engineering, University of Portsmouth for the Research Centre for Systems and Control...


The View from the EU Bench: A conversation with Judge Lars Bay Larsen (European Court of Justice) 

18 Feb

This panel discussion will see Judge Lars Bay Larsen discuss his role as a judge of the European Court of Justice with Professor Panos Koutrakos and Jean Monnet.


Solitons in a quasi-one dimensional chain with spin one 

17 Feb

Seminar by Dario Bercioux (Donostia International Physics Centre) for Dept of Mathematics, City, University of London...


Review: Review: Richard III (Schaubuhne, Barbican Theatre) 

17 Feb

Thomas Ostermeier's German production of Shakespeare's dark play is an intense rocket ride over two and a half hours...


Richard III at the Barbican | Theatre review 

17 Feb

One of Shakespeare’s cruellest characters takes on a new, strangely likeable form at the Barbican.


Biography: Call Super (fabric 92) 

17 Feb

Biography: Call Super (fabric 92) Posted on Friday 17th February, 2017 As you may or may not be aware, every time we release an artist's CD on either of our ongoing mix series (fabric/FABRICLIVE) there happens a lot of behind the scenes conversations...


Building a Tech Start-up in London and Creating an NLP/AI App from Scratch 

16 Feb

Rahul Powar, Mike Karliner and Chris Savvopoulos will speak at this data bites event on Building a Tech Start-up in London and Creating an NLP/AI App.


LGBT+ Q&A and networking event 

16 Feb

The Careers Service and LGBT+ Staff Network for an event bringing together LGBT employees from a range of sectors to share their perspectives and advice.


Richard Mosse: Incoming at the Barbican | Exhibition review 

16 Feb

Incoming is the new video art installation at the Barbican’s Curve.


Audio: Kings of the Rollers Drop a Bomb of D&B Heat 

16 Feb

Audio: Kings of the Rollers Drop a Bomb of DB Heat Posted on Thursday 16th February, 2017 Even if you haven’t heard of Kings of the Rollers before, there’s a good chance you’re at least familiar with its comprising members.


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City Guild blogs »

Gruppo Campari’s Appleton Estate Joy Anniversary Blend – Product Launch 

21 Feb

Courtesy of Just Drinks Gruppo Campari has launched a limited-edition Appleton Estate rum to celebrate master blender Joy Spence’s 20th anniversary in the role.


Australian Vintage brings New Zealand’s Little Pebble to UK 

21 Feb

Courtesy of Just Drinks Australian Vintage has launched its first New Zealand wine in the UK.


Liverymen and guests gather for first lunch of 2017 

21 Feb

Liverymen and guests gathered to enjoy the first lunch of 2017.


Concert & Canapés: A musical evening at 22 Mansfield Street 

21 Feb

The Marketors have been invited to Concert & Canapés: A musical evening at 22 Mansfield Street.


The Consorts’ lunch; great company in spades 

21 Feb

The Consorts’ lunch; great company in spades The Old Courtroom of the historic Innholders’ Hall was the venue for a splendid winter lunch for the consorts of Liverymen.


Channel Dash anniversary and a big surprise – Master’s Blog 

21 Feb

The Channel Dash 75 Anniversary Our affiliation with 825 Naval Air Squadron at their base in Yeovilton gives us the opportunity to see the Fleet Air Arm and their Lynx (and now Wildcat) helicopters at work.


Old Bailey – 20.02.17 

20 Feb

Courtesy ofaninvitation from Alderman andSheriff Peter Estlin, Iwas privileged toattend theOld Bailey today forlunch with thejudges.


Walks and Talks – About the City, in the City, and by City Guides” 

20 Feb

Please see the attached regarding forthcoming Walks and Talks that are being held at various locations.


Quintessential Brands rolls out The Dubliner 10 Year Old to US 

20 Feb

Courtesy of Just Drinks Quintessential Brands has launched its The Dubliner 10 Year Old in the US market as it looks to capitalise on the growing thirst for Irish whiskey.


New cocktail mixers from Sekforde and Funkin 

20 Feb

Courtesy of The Drinks Report Funkin reveals its skinny cocktail mixers, while Sekforde releases its ‘bespoke botanical’ complimenting whisky and rum...


12th Marketors’ “Ryder Cup” Livery Fellowship Golf Day 

20 Feb

When Sam Ryder, founder of the Ryder Cup, was Captain of Verulam, he had no idea of the impact that his trophy would have on the world of golf.


Royal Fusiliers Memorial Lecture : 10 May 2017 

20 Feb

The Second Annual Memorial Lecture, on Wednesday 10th May 2017 – 6.0pm for 6.30pm in the Church of St.


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LocalGov »

Meeting scheduled: Thursday, 23rd February, 2017 11.30 am, Performance and Resource Management Sub (Police) Committee 

23 Feb

Performance and Resource Management Sub (Police) Committee: Thursday, 23rd February, 2017 11.30 am...


Tramps using underpass as toilet, 21st February 

21 Feb

The pedestrian tunnels under the road outside Blackfriars station often have one or two homeless people in them, but to make matters worse, ive recently seen one urinating on the walls which then runs down hill.


Agenda published: Meeting of Wednesday, 1st March, 2017 1.45 pm, Professional Standards and Integrity Sub (Police) Committee 

21 Feb

Professional Standards and Integrity Sub (Police) Committee: Wednesday, 1st March, 2017 1.45 pm...


Minutes published: Meeting of Tuesday, 7th February, 2017 2.00 pm, Audit and Risk Management Committee 

21 Feb

Audit and Risk Management Committee: Tuesday, 7th February, 2017 2.00 pm...


Meeting scheduled: Tuesday, 21st February, 2017 3.30 pm, Finance Grants Oversight and Performance Sub Committee 

21 Feb

Finance Grants Oversight and Performance Sub Committee: Tuesday, 21st February, 2017 3.30 pm...


Meeting scheduled: Tuesday, 21st February, 2017 1.45 pm, Finance Committee 

21 Feb

Finance Committee: Tuesday, 21st February, 2017 1.45 pm...


Minutes published: Meeting of Tuesday, 14th February, 2017 11.30 am, Education Charity Sub (Education Board) Committee 

20 Feb

Education Charity Sub (Education Board) Committee: Tuesday, 14th February, 2017 11.30 am...


Agenda published: Meeting of Tuesday, 28th February, 2017 11.00 am, Planning and Transportation Committee 

20 Feb

Planning and Transportation Committee: Tuesday, 28th February, 2017 11.00 am...


Minutes published: Meeting of Tuesday, 14th February, 2017 3.30 pm, Board of Governors of the City of London School 

20 Feb

Board of Governors of the City of London School: Tuesday, 14th February, 2017 3.30 pm...


Meeting scheduled: Monday, 20th February, 2017 1.45 pm, Board of Governors of the City of London School for Girls 

20 Feb

Board of Governors of the City of London School for Girls: Monday, 20th February, 2017 1.45 pm...


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London Assembly »

Armed forces veterans suffering PTSD need Mayor’s help to access life-changing assistance dogs 

22 Feb

– New report calls on Sadiq Khan to help some of the capital’s 5,360 affected veterans – Loan-scheme could ease access to highly-trained dogs – Canines act as effective alternatives to long-term drug therapies The Mayor of...


Sadiq Khan on track for worst strikes record of any London Mayor 

22 Feb

– Latest walkout means Mayor’s projected yearly average eclipses Boris’s and Ken’s – On course to average 5.05 strikes per year – Record set to get even worse with threat of Night Tube strikes Sadiq Khan is on track for the...


Tower Hamlets election fraud: Met suffered from ‘Rotherham Syndrome’ in failure to investigate 

10 Feb

– Police feared community reaction, says Assembly Member Tony Arbour – Says Met has ‘serious questions to answer’ – Calls for Mayor to launch full investigation An apparent reluctance by the Metropolitan Police to properly...


TfL fares income down £90M due to fewer passenger journeys 

8 Feb

Transport for London has revealed its fares income is down £90million in the year-to-date, raising serious questions about the Mayor’s ability to balance the books.


Nominee passes now costing TfL over £33million a year 

2 Feb

– Travel perk grants free travelcards for flatmates of TfL staff – Mayor urged to give firefighters free travel instead at a fraction of the cost A perk that grants free travel to the flatmates of TfL staff now costs London taxpayers...


Tube Strikes: Mayor gives into unions demands at a cost of £68M 

31 Jan

Against all evidence the Mayor is reversing decisions to reduce hundreds of unnecessary staff The Mayor has given in to union’s demands and massively scaled back plans to reduce unnecessary station staff at a cost of £68million.


Mayor to host representatives of eleven ‘Israeli travel ban’ countries at City Hall reception 

31 Jan

– Mayor set to condemn Trump’s travel ban at tonight’s event – Facing calls to also criticise attending countries that ban Israeli citizens The Mayor of London is set to host representatives of eleven countries that ban Israeli...


BUDGET: Mayor puts Old Oak Common homes at risk with 40% budget cut 

25 Jan

– Experts predict budget cut will impact major project The Mayor of London has cut the budget for Old Oak Common by 40 per cent – despite his claims of increased spending – putting the building of thousands of homes at risk.


BUDGET: Mayor keeps ‘Olympics tax’ after Games debt is wiped 

25 Jan

– Sadiq Khan using loophole to raise cash for his unbalanced budget The Mayor of London is continuing to impose an ‘Olympic tax’ on Londoners – even though the debt of the Games has been wiped.


‘Clumsy’ ULEZ extension will not tackle worst-polluting areas despite costing £780million 

24 Jan

– Extension will only improve air quality by an additional 10% – original ULEZ will see 51% reduction – Projected additional cost of £780million – £220 per household – Money could buy 2,600 hybrid buses for same impact...


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999 »

No working smoke alarms in vast majority of 2017 fatal fires 

17 Feb

Over half of all dwelling fires that the Brigade attended last year did not have a smoke alarm that worked or sounded.


Right place right time as off-duty Stuart assists collapsed ferry passenger 

16 Feb

Proving our firefighters are never truly off duty, Stuart McDonald from Battersea blue watch was travelling on an Isle of Wight ferry recently when he stepped in to assist a fellow passenger who had keeled over with severe chest pains.


Leadership team strengthened with two new non-executive directors 

13 Feb

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‘Fate’ brings man together with paramedic who helped save his life 

13 Feb

A Bromley man had a chance encounter with the paramedic who helped to save his life three years after he almost died.


‘Fate’ brings man together with paramedic who helped save his life 

13 Feb

A Bromley man had a chance encounter with the paramedic who helped to save his life three years after he almost died.


Brigade battles domestic violence with arson proof letterbox drive 

10 Feb

Firefighters providing 400 arson proof letterboxes across Bexley...


Firefighter recruitment frequently asked questions 

10 Feb

Information about the selection process...


Off duty firefighter uses scarf to save woman on bridge 

9 Feb

A mystery man in a ‘business suit and tie’ hailed as the ‘real hero’ of a dramatic rescue attempt by a cabbie who went to the aid of a distressed woman on Lambeth Bridge has been revealed as an off duty firefighter.


Innovator behind London’s cycle paramedics praised at Healthcare Heroes exhibition 

7 Feb

London Ambulance employee Tom Lynch MBE who set up the capital’s cycle response unit has been hailed as a Healthcare Hero, in an exhibition at the British Medical Association.


Innovator behind London’s cycle paramedics praised at Healthcare Heroes exhibition 

7 Feb

London Ambulance employee Tom Lynch MBE who set up the capital’s cycle response unit has been hailed as a Healthcare Hero, in an exhibition at the British Medical Association.


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