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President Trump could face impeachment 

24 May

The City Law School’s Professor of Public Law, Professor Ian Loveland, says the US Commander in Chief could also face criminal proceedings under the United States Criminal Code.

Spies in the Tower: Carl Hans Lody 

24 May

In the run up to our Spy Academy running throughout half term at Fort Nelson, Bridget Clifford recounts the stories of just some of the men held in the Tower of London on espionage charges during the First World War.

Big Tobacco is losing the fight to stop plain packaging of cigarettes 

23 May

Dr Enrico Bonadio, a Senior Lecturer in the City Law School, says the tobacco industry's bid to avoid plain packaging by relying on legal arguments around trade and intellectual property rights, is being systematically dismissed by courts around the ...

Exploring maps at Somerset House 

23 May

Event at Somerset House will explore the role of maps in different areas of practice Event at Somerset House will explore the role of maps in different areas of practice...

Understanding the many faces of abuse in the Justice System 

23 May

City event aimed to turn theory into practice in partnership with the wide range of attendees present City event aimed to turn theory into practice in partnership with the wide range of attendees present...

City celebrates International Nurses Day 

22 May

Event celebrates the role nurses play in society and at the university Event celebrates the role nurses play in society and at the university...

City awarded Certificate of Commitment from Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative 

22 May

Global programme provides a practical and effective way for health services to improve the care provided for all mothers and babies Global programme provides a practical and effective way for health services to improve the care provided for all ...

The martyrdom of John Forest (1538) 

22 May

  On this day in 1538, the Franciscan Friar John Forest was burned at the stake in Smithfield for refusing to take an oath acknowledging the King – Henry VIII – as the Supreme Head of the Church in England (it is said that fuel for the fire was ...

Edward Mountcastle, hatter 

22 May

Street View: 1 and 18 Suppl.

London’s Alleys – Talbot Court 

22 May

This is one of the larger alleys in London, and one which is very heavily used, thanks to hosting a number of businesses, and a rather fine pub.

Spring Social 

20 May

Improving our confidence in speaking and leadership requires a strong support network.

Anirudh Mandagere wins the Senior Moot 2017 

19 May

The Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) student emerged victorious in an intense competition sponsored by Falcon Chambers.

New audition slots open for ‘My Favorite Year’ 

19 May

Our original audition slots for our September production of 'My Favorite Year' went so quickly that we've had to open up some more to cope with the demand.

Beating the Bounds: A centuries-old tradition 

19 May

In medieval and early modern society, a parish was a community: it was where you were christened, married and buried; the parish church set the tithes to pay and provided spiritual nourishment and security in return.

Traffic Counts 

19 May

My latest London data visualisation crunches an interesting dataset from the Department of Transport .

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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.

Growing Uber Scandal Engulfs Another Government Minister, Sajid Javid. 

21 Apr

The controversial, tax-dodging Silicon Valley company Uber — which runs a smartphone app that allows users to summon cheap minicabs — is a serious threat to the livelihoods of London's highly-trained and highly-regulated Taxi drivers.

Transport for London And Number 10 Face Information Watchdog Probe Over Uber Emails 

12 Apr

Transport for London and Downing Street are facing an investigation from the Information Commissioner's Office, Liberal Democrat Caroline Pidgeon revealed in City Hall on Tuesday night (11 April).

Minicab driver, 44, ‘killed a star ballet dancer while on phone 

10 Apr

Minicab driver, 44, ‘killed a star ballet dancer while on a hands-free phone call as his victim made his way to his final performance of Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man’ A minicab driver killed a star ballet dancer while making a hands-free phone ...

Have We Been Led Down The Electric Garden Path ? Manufacturers Claim New Diesel Cars Can Improve Air Quality. 

10 Apr

Car manufacturers have hit back at the recent spate of negative comments about diesel vehicles, saying that the latest incarnations are “the cleanest in history” and “light years away from their older counterparts”.

Dagenham and Rainham MP calls for investigation into David Cameron’s relationship with Uber 

8 Apr

Jon Cruddas has written to Prime Minister Theresa May questioning her on alleged ties between former PM David Cameron and private car hire firm Uber.

Every time Cabs Block Westminster, I Resolve To Only Use @Uber …James Duddridge MP. 

8 Apr

James Duddridge MP, who was caught up in an expenses scandal back in 2014...

ITV London Fake News, To Show London Cabbies In Bad Light. 

8 Apr

We've already seen the Evening Standard caught out this week, promoting a fake news story about London's Taxis.

TfL BoardMeeting, 29th March….They Still Ain’t Listening 

29 Mar

The TfL board meeting today was attended by Leon Daniels and Peter Blake.

An Urgent Call For A Public Inquiry Into TfL… Every Driver Needs To Complete This Request. 

29 Mar

On Friday 6th January 2017, a meeting took place with the Prime Minister Theresa May, asking for a public inquiry into Transport for London (TfL).

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Events »

Newsflash: Daphni Has Mixed FABRICLIVE 93 

24 May

Newsflash: Daphni Has Mixed FABRICLIVE 93 Posted on Wednesday 24th May, 2017 Daphni (aka Caribou, aka Dan Snaith) has announced his first full body of work under the moniker since 2012’s critically acclaimed JIAOLONG album and most recently Caribou...

Stravinsky’s Piano and Leokadiya Kashperova 

23 May

Dr Graham Griffiths presents the previously 'lost' works of Russian composer Leokadiya Kashperova, and launches his book, Stravinsky’s Piano: Genesis of a Musical Language.

KT Tunstall at the Barbican | Live review 

23 May

KT Tunstall’s concert gave us a perfect ending to what she called a “glorious London day”.

Crate Diggin’: Celebrating 10 years of Deviation with Benji B 

23 May

Crate Diggin': Celebrating 10 years of Deviation with Benji B Posted on Tuesday 23rd May, 2017 What makes London’s club culture unique? It’s difficult to pin down why exactly the city is one of the best places in the world for electronic music, ...

Music, Technology and Digital Cultures in the Middle East and North Africa One-Day Conference 

22 May

This conference explores ways in which music, technology and digital cultures form part of everyday musical practices in the Middle East and North Africa.

Maya Youssef Trio 

22 May

Maya Youssef plays thev Kanun alongside cellist Barney Morse-Brown and percussionist Joelle Barker at this Summer Sounds concert.

Middle East and Central Asia Forum 

19 May

The Middle East and Central Asia Forum meets twice a year and is open to anyone interested in the music and culture of the region.

City Chamber Orchestra: Elgar and Schubert 

19 May

Tm Hooper conducts the City Chamber Orchestra as the perform works by Elgar and Schubert...

City Summer Sounds Music Festival 

18 May

Four-week free music festival...

Newsflash: Announcing fabric Saturdays this Summer and the Reopening of Room Three 

18 May

Newsflash: Announcing fabric Saturdays this Summer and the Reopening of Room Three Posted on Thursday 18th May, 2017 It feels like today we’ve finally broken through the canopy of cloud and have a glimmer of hope that summer will actually break in ...

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City Guild blogs »

Sirius Marine Services benefiting from Shipwrights’ Apprenticeship Scheme Loan! 

24 May

Sirius Marine Services received grant funding for their first apprentice and are now using the Shipwrights' Apprenticeship Scheme loan facility to support their second apprentice through his first year of training and employment.

Durham Distillery releases a gin liqueur 

24 May

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: Durham Distillery has added to its portfolio of vodka and gin with the launch of Strawberry and Pink Pepper gin liqueur Read the full article here...

Core Hydration launches US campaign featuring Ellie Goulding – video 

24 May

Courtesy of Just Drinks US water brand Core Hydration has launched a multimedia campaign in the market, starring singer Ellie Goulding.

Constellation Brands linked to Brown-Forman approach 

23 May

Courtesy of Just Drinks Brown-Forman has declined to comment on reports claiming Constellation Brands has made a takeover move.

North Channel Distillery’s Frisco – Product Launch 

23 May

Courtesy of Just Drinks San Francisco-based North Channel Distillery has launched what it calls a Californian take on Pisco.

Jackson Family Wines buys Brewer-Clifton Winery 

23 May

Courtesy of Just Drinks Jackson Family Wines has added to its California vineyard footprint with the purchase of Brewer-Clifton Winery.

Berry Bros & Rudd opens new retail site 

23 May

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: Berry Bros Rudd, Britain’s oldest wine and spirit merchant, opens a new shop on Pall Mall, opposite St James’s Palace Read the full article here...

InVivo lines up Baarsma Wine Group purchase 

23 May

Courtesy of Just Drinks The wine unit of French agricultural co-operative InVivo has announced the acquisition of Netherlands-based Baarsma Wine Group.

UK’s Camel Valley secures PDO for Cornwall vineyard 

23 May

Courtesy of Just Drinks UK wine company Camel Valley has been granted PDO status for its vineyards in the south-west of England.

Tomatin reveals ingredients of Scotland 

23 May

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: Tomatin Distillery has revealed a new label that features the genetic composition of Scotland’s 5.3 million population Read the full article here...

12 September 2017 

23 May

Notes from the last meeting will be posted here when available ------ Articles for the next meeting will be posted here when available FAST31 Extract - Airbus Arctic Flights...

Brown-Forman gives UK rollout to Slane Irish Whiskey 

22 May

Courtesy of Just Drinks Brown-Forman is to launch its Slane Irish Whiskey brand in the UK on-trade next month.

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LocalGov »

Meeting scheduled: Thursday, 25th May, 2017 3.00 pm, Education Board 

25 May

Education Board: Thursday, 25th May, 2017 3.00 pm...

Meeting scheduled: Thursday, 25th May, 2017 1.00 pm, Court of Common Council 

25 May

Court of Common Council: Thursday, 25th May, 2017 1.00 pm...

Meeting scheduled: Wednesday, 24th May, 2017 1.45 pm, Property Investment Board 

24 May

Property Investment Board: Wednesday, 24th May, 2017 1.45 pm...

Agenda published: Meeting of Friday, 2nd June, 2017 10.00 am, Gresham (City Side) Committee 

24 May

Gresham (City Side) Committee: Friday, 2nd June, 2017 10.00 am...

Meeting scheduled: Wednesday, 24th May, 2017 10.30 am, Barbican Centre Board 

24 May

Barbican Centre Board: Wednesday, 24th May, 2017 10.30 am...

Minutes published: Meeting of Tuesday, 16th May, 2017 2.00 pm, Housing Management and Almshouses Sub (Community and Children’s Services) Committee 

23 May

Housing Management and Almshouses Sub (Community and Children's Services) Committee: Tuesday, 16th May, 2017 2.00 pm...

Adoption Allowance 

23 May

Response by Common Council of the City of London to A.

Meeting scheduled: Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017 2.00 pm, Audit and Risk Management Committee 

23 May

Audit and Risk Management Committee: Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017 2.00 pm...

Adoption Allowance 

23 May

Request sent to Common Council of the City of London by A.

Minutes published: Meeting of Tuesday, 2nd May, 2017 1.45 pm, Finance Committee 

23 May

Finance Committee: Tuesday, 2nd May, 2017 1.45 pm...

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London Assembly »

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...

Struck Out 2 

27 Feb

Strike action should be banned and judges should be given powers to rule on industrial disputes to keep Londoners out of the firing line.

Ban strikes and let independent judges rule on industrial disputes, says new report 

27 Feb

– Assembly Member Keith Prince wants introduction of ‘binding pendulum arbitration’ – System would mean independent ruling on disputes without costly walkouts – Report shows tube and Southern strikes would have been avoided...

Paws for Support 

22 Feb

The Mayor of London could support some of the capital’s 5,360 armed forces veterans suffering from PTSD by providing loans for life-changing therapeutic dogs.

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Ealing firefighters track down grandson of fallen colleague for plaque unveiling 

22 May

Ealing fire crew have successfully tracked down the grandson of a firefighter who died on his last day of duty and invited him to unveil a plaque in his grandfather’s honour.

Our HQ shows we’re serious about inclusion 

15 May

We’ve changed the face of our headquarters to highlight our diverse workforce.

Brigade appeal for family and friends of Ealing firefighter to unveil fire station plaque 

10 May

A plaque will be unveiled in memory of Sub Officer Leslie Arthur Tucker who died on his last shift before retiring in 1966...

Firefighter grants paramedic a final goodbye with fiance 

9 May

The partner of a former ambulance medic has said an emotional ‘thank you’ to the man who resuscitated him after he went into cardiac arrest, giving his family time to say their final goodbyes.

Wembley Stadium test for firefighters 

8 May

London’s iconic Wembley Stadium recently provided the backdrop to a Brigade training exercise, testing the emergency services’ response to incidents involving hazardous materials.

Firefighter’s quest to remember Passchendale battle’s 100th anniversary 

4 May

Mark Hastings has spent seven years gaining permission for 500 people to walk between Poperinge to Passchendale over two days on 5th and 6th November.

Wembley landlord prosecuted for renting out “death trap” attic accommodation 

2 May

A Wembley landlord who housed a family of five, including three children, in a cramped attic has been prosecuted by London Fire Brigade after admitting numerous fire safety offences.

Call for ‘Death Trap’ electric goods crack down ahead of election 

26 Apr

We are warning that millions of UK households will continue to use potentially lethal faulty kitchen appliances unless MPs take action to make it easier for consumers to trace them.

‘Tinderbox’ takeaway owner prosecuted for putting customers lives at risk 

26 Apr

A Feltham business owner who’s premises were a ‘potential tinder box’ has been hit with a 7,000 fine and six month suspended prison sentence for breaking fire safety laws and putting the lives of his customers and tenants at risk.

London Ambulance Service medic honoured at Buckingham Palace 

25 Apr

Tooting born medic Paul Smith, who has dedicated more than forty years of his life to saving Londoners, has been honoured by HM The Queen at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace today (25 April).

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