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The leper hospital of St Giles in the Fields (1117) 

20 Aug

According to John Richardson’s “Annals of London”, nine hundred years ago, in 1117, a leper hospital was founded by Queen Matilda at St Giles in the Fields.


Professor Chris Rowley comments on the Minimum Wage Review 

18 Aug

Government review names and shames' 233 organisations for not paying the national minimum wage.


City Law School expert comments on NAFTA 

18 Aug

North American Free Trade Agreement is renegotiated in Washington North American Free Trade Agreement is renegotiated in Washington...


Vicar’s Marathon 

18 Aug

Marathon Fundraising: The Vicar is back on track After having to back out of the London Marathon this year due to injury, Bertrand vowed he would be back on the running track.


Food policy expert joins new government-backed obesity research team 

18 Aug

Professor Corinna Hawkes is one of the lead researchers in the £5m research unit Professor Corinna Hawkes is one of the lead researchers in the £5m research unit...


The link between corporate values, ethics and employee recruitment: empirical evidence from the professional services industry 

18 Aug

  By Angelika Bialowas and Jonathan Andrews, Future Trainee Solicitors at Reed Smith LLP   Over June-July 2017, as part of a Business Intelligence Project for MA (LPC) as Future Trainee Solicitors at Reed Smith LLP, we undertook a research project ...


Legacies 

17 Aug

Making a Difference: Leaving a Legacy to All Hallows Many people donate regularly to support the mission and ministry of All Hallows, and gifts in Wills also play an important part in Christian giving.


Crab Tavern, Broadgate 

17 Aug

On a scorching midsummer’s day, my husband and I fight our way through the al fresco crowds to sample the delights of the Crab Tavern.


New review sheds light on why dance is not only about sex and beauty 

17 Aug

Study suggests that these beneficial functions of dance are biologically are at least as important as any beauty or courtship benefits Study suggests that these beneficial functions of dance are biologically are at least as important as any beauty or...


Our meeting on 15th August 

17 Aug

Our meeting last Tuesday was great fun, very informative and with quite a few guests, which we love to have around as much as the members;) What also made this evening very special was members delivering a role for the first time: Cristelle as ...


Open House pre-booking 

17 Aug

Open House is returning to London in a month's time, specifically Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September.


A brand new gay bar just opened in Central London 

17 Aug

Twinkle-eyed Romanian Florin Petrisor has done a very brave thing – opened a gay bar, in Central London, in 2017.


History of stress increases miscarriage risk, says new review 

16 Aug

Studyprovides the most robust evidence to date of the harmful nature of stress to women in early pregnancy Studyprovides the most robust evidence to date of the harmful nature of stress to women in early pregnancy...


Music department at City ranked joint first in the UK for student satisfaction 

16 Aug

Department receives 100 per cent overall satisfaction rating in 2017 National Student Survey Department receives 100 per cent overall satisfaction rating in 2017 National Student Survey...


Charles Baddeley, boot and shoe maker 

16 Aug

Street Views: 19 and 10 Suppl.


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Conservative MP, Charlie Elphicke Says Bank Junction Cameras Are Fleecing Motorists. 

17 Aug

A Conservative MP has accused the City of London Corporation's decision to ban all vehicles other than bicycles and buses at Bank Junction as being motivated more by a desire to raise money through fining motorists who ignore it, rather than being ...


Bank Junction Update : It’s Never Been About Safety, It’s All About Money, £50m a year 

15 Aug

New traffic cameras will rake in £50million a year in fines About 1,500 drivers a day are being hit by seven cameras monitoring one junction, with revenue topping £16,000 an hour – almost £200,000 every day.


“MINICAB” Passenger Jailed For Raping Fellow “MINICAB” Passenger. 

12 Aug

A man who said he had 'the right' to sexually assault a vulnerable woman after paying for her Minicab home has been jailed.


Come here, There’s More….it gets worse…. By Jim Thomas 

7 Aug

Although TfLTPH have still refused to answer my question about which legislated regulation gives their COs the power to remove a news paper from a Taxi...


Sadiq Khan, Stop Telling Us What You Can’t Do And Tell Us What a You Can…..by I’m Spartacus 

6 Aug

In another bizarre week for the cab trade, the launch of what I call the Lotto electric cab (over 70K to own it after 5 years on the strap) plus the increased insurance and other running costs, as the man said on the tennis court 'you cannot be ...


Letter To Taxi Leaks : More Proof That TfL Staff Are Making Up The Regulations As They So Please. 

5 Aug

Taxi Leaks recently posted a letter from a reader which claimed he had to attend 230 Blackfriars Road and pay a fee to get a temporary licence to be able to go to work.


It’s All About The Money : TFL’s Instruction Necessitates Superfluous Temporary Licence 

31 Jul

IT would appear that while Licensed Taxi driver have been thrown out of work, then charged unlawfully for temporary licenses, TfL have been renewing Private Hire licenses without first seeing results of DBS checks Letter obtained by Dads Defending ...


Corrupt Rail Firm Fraudsters Sentenced Following Painstaking BTP Investigation 

24 Jul

A gang of corrupt rail firm employees who took bribes to secure a lucrative contract have today been sentenced following an extensive and prolonged investigation by British Transport Police fraud investigators.


Rachel Griffin, Susie Lamplugh Trust “Posing As Legitimate Minicab, Preferred Method Of Dangerous Sexual Predators” 

14 Jul

How will your night end??? Back in 2014, clause 10 was dropped from the deregulation bill that went through parliament.


GLA Unanimously Call On Khan Not To Renew Uber’s Licence. 

6 Jul

The Mayor is facing calls to ensure the licence of car hailing app Uber is not renewed, unless the company improves its working practices.


Taxi Drivers Protest Against Mike Browns Snub Of Trade Orgs…. By Jim Thomas 

5 Jul

Protesting Taxi drivers brought Blackfriars Road (and most of London) to a standstill for almost three hours during Tuesday evening's rush hour, in a protest against Transport for London's commissioner Mike Brown, who has cancelled the last three ...


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.


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Newsflash: DJ Hype, Hazard and Kahn Neek Return to FABRICLIVE for the 18th Birthday 

18 Aug

Newsflash: DJ Hype, Hazard and Kahn Neek Return to FABRICLIVE for the 18th Birthday Posted on Friday 18th August, 2017 Today we’re happy to present the line-up for the FABRICLIVE leg of our 18th Birthday weekend leaning in with the return of Hype ...


Audio: Billy Turner Drops a String of Unreleased Cuts in his fabric Promo Mix 

17 Aug

Audio: Billy Turner Drops a String of Unreleased Cuts in his fabric Promo Mix Posted on Thursday 17th August, 2017 If you joined us at our first Monki & Friends session of the year back in February, you will already have been introduced to the ...


Audio: Hear Nu Elementz’s High-Powered Drum & Bass Session 

17 Aug

Audio: Hear Nu Elementzs High-Powered Drum Bass Session Posted on Thursday 17th August, 2017 Getting the support of one of the scene’s most important players is always a helpful thing for a young producer, but for some this endorsement can be the ...


Audio: Hear The Breakfast Club’s WetYourSelf! Promo Mix 

17 Aug

Audio: Hear The Breakfast Club's WetYourSelf! Promo Mix Posted on Thursday 17th August, 2017 This coming Sunday night WetYourSelf! continue their Sunday-into-Monday party tradition inviting The Breakfast Club to present their sound in Room One.


Crate Diggin’: Anthony Parasole’s Cherished House Gems 

16 Aug

Crate Diggin': Anthony Parasoles Cherished House Gems Posted on Wednesday 16th August, 2017 Of all Ostgut Ton’s resident DJs, Anthony Parasole might be one of the most versatile: the Brooklyn native has been a part of New York’s deep house scene ...


Crate Diggin’: Uncovering Leftfield’s Modern Dancefloor Weapons 

15 Aug

Crate Diggin: Uncovering Leftfields Modern Dancefloor Weapons Posted on Tuesday 15th August, 2017 If we had to draw up a list of the UK’s most influential electronic artists, Leftfield would almost certainly rank near the top.


YGAM Symposium 

11 Aug

Delegates will hear from a variety of speakers sharing their insights around the role of preventative education in minimising gaming or gambling-related harm among young people.


International Conference on Compressors and their Systems 2017 

11 Aug

Featuring participation by manufacturers of compressors, expanders and systems and control systems, equipment suppliers, users and research organisations.


Newsflash: Announcing The Line Up For Our Birthday Weekend – Ricardo Villalobos, Margaret Dygas and more 

11 Aug

Newsflash: Announcing The Line Up For Our Birthday Weekend - Ricardo Villalobos, Margaret Dygas and more Posted on Friday 11th August, 2017 The 18th birthday is the coming of age event.


Newsflash: Announcing The Line Up For Our Birthday Weekend – Ricardo Villalobos, Raresh and more 

11 Aug

Newsflash: Announcing The Line Up For Our Birthday Weekend - Ricardo Villalobos, Raresh and more Posted on Friday 11th August, 2017 The 18th birthday is the coming of age event.


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City Guild blogs »

Healeys re-releases its Cornish Gold cider 

19 Aug

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: Cornish cider producer Healeys has re-released its premium cider Cornish Gold using the original 30 year old recipe Read the full article here...


“I’m sending a signal to certain people that we’ve been talking to” – Treasury Wine Estates CEO – just-drinks exclusive 

18 Aug

Courtesy of Just Drinks Treasury Wine Estates has “sent a signal” to potential acquisition targets, with the group head saying he is “very patient” to make the right purchase.


This week in spirits & wine, featuring Remy Cointreau lessons, E&J Gallo’s craft play and a happy end to Pernod Ricard’s strike threat 

18 Aug

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


Remy Cointreau’s Bruichladdich Octomore The 8’s Series – Product Launch 

18 Aug

Courtesy of Just Drinks RemyCointreau has released details of a limited edition series of Bruichladdichsingle malts, under the brand’s Octomoreline.


Scotch workers call off strike threat as Pernod Ricard settles pay dispute 

18 Aug

Courtesy of Just Drinks Pernod Ricard has resolved strike action at one of its Scottish distilleries after agreeing to improved pay conditions.


Three Sixty vodka launched in the UK 

18 Aug

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: Three Sixty diamond filtrated vodka in its eye-catching bottle arrives in premium clubs, bars, hotels and restaurants Read the full article here...


David Cox to retire as CEO of The Benevolent 

18 Aug

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: The Benevolent has announced that its CEO, David Cox is to retire from his role at the end of the year Read the full article here...


European bounceback adds shine to global Cognac growth – figures 

17 Aug

Courtesy of Just Drinks A return to growth in Europe has helped boost global Cognac volumes as exports jumped for the third year in a row, according to figures released this week.


E&J Gallo makes spirits play with Germain-Robin US brandy buy 

17 Aug

Courtesy of Just Drinks EJ Gallo has confirmed the addition of Germain-Robin to its brandy portfolio.


Treasury Wine Estates on acquisition trail as sales stay strong in FY fiscal-2017- results 

17 Aug

Courtesy of Just Drinks Treasury Wine Estates has said it is “pursuing inorganic growth opportunities”, having posted another double-digit lift in the top line for its latest fiscal-full-year.


Bespoke look created for new premium tequilas 

17 Aug

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: Savage and Cooke is introducing to the US market a new premium Ayate Tequila in two expressions Resposado and Anejo Read the full article here...


Duckhorn Wine Co moves for Calera Wine Co in US 

16 Aug

Courtesy of Just Drinks Duckhorn Wine Co has announced its purchase of Californian peer Calera Wine Co.


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LocalGov »

Bank on Safety enforcement 

19 Aug

Request to City of London Corporation by C Wragg .


Emergency plan 

19 Aug

Request to City of London Corporation by Abdul Hai .


Minutes published: Meeting of Tuesday, 18th July, 2017 9.30 am, Projects Sub (Policy and Resources) Committee 

18 Aug

Projects Sub (Policy and Resources) Committee: Tuesday, 18th July, 2017 9.30 am...


Minutes published: Meeting of Wednesday, 12th July, 2017 3.15 pm, Nominations Committee of the Barbican Centre Board 

17 Aug

Nominations Committee of the Barbican Centre Board: Wednesday, 12th July, 2017 3.15 pm...


Minutes published: Meeting of Wednesday, 12th July, 2017 1.45 pm, Barbican Centre Board 

17 Aug

Barbican Centre Board: Wednesday, 12th July, 2017 1.45 pm...


Meeting scheduled: Wednesday, 16th August, 2017 11.00 am, Licensing (Hearing) Sub Committee 

16 Aug

Licensing (Hearing) Sub Committee: Wednesday, 16th August, 2017 11.00 am...


Agenda published: Meeting of Wednesday, 23rd August, 2017 11.00 am, Licensing (Hearing) Sub Committee 

15 Aug

Licensing (Hearing) Sub Committee: Wednesday, 23rd August, 2017 11.00 am...


Cycle lane sign is round the wrong way, 15th August 

15 Aug

Blue contraflow cycle-lane sign at the south end of Philpott Lane is rotated round the wrong way.


enforcement action or investigation undertaken by Trading Standards against Viagogo, VGL Services or Viagogo AG since 1 June 2016 

15 Aug

Response by City of London Corporation to Mark McLaren on 15 August 2017 .


enforcement action or investigation undertaken by Trading Standards against StubHub (and EBay) since 1 June 2016 

15 Aug

Response by City of London Corporation to Mark McLaren on 15 August 2017 .


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London Assembly »

The Road Ahead 

31 Jul

Motorists could face a 90 per cent increase in the cost of driving on London’s roads under controversial plans put forward by the Mayor of London, a new report shows.


Road pricing proposals: Motorists face 90 per cent hike in road charges under Mayor’s plans 

31 Jul

Road pricing proposals: Motorists face 90 per cent hike in road charges under Mayor’s plans – – New report assesses the cost of road pricing to Londoners – Scheme was proposed by Mayor and backed by majority of London Assembly...


The Cost of Khan 2017 – Report 

29 Jun

Throughout his election campaign and since taking office, Sadiq Khan has insisted he will be the “most pro-business Mayor London has ever had”.


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...


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We reveal the top London boroughs for alcohol-related incidents 

17 Aug

London Ambulance Service has revealed which London boroughs see the highest number of alcohol-related incidents as part of its #NotAnAmbulance campaign.


Response to BBC story on Grenfell refurbishment 

17 Aug

In response to BBC Radio 4's World Tonight story on the Brigade's 'involvement' in the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower, we have issued the following statement.


Vintage vehicles on display at event to celebrate Brigade’s heritage 

15 Aug

Visitors will have a rare chance to see a 100-year-old fire engine...


Senior woman firefighter awarded for changing the way the Brigade thinks about fire 

8 Aug

One of the country’s most senior woman firefighters has won two prestigious international academic awards for fundamentally changing the national approach to how fires are fought, to make both firefighters and the public safer.


Firefighter back in saddle after horror crash to raise money for air ambulance 

8 Aug

West Norwood firefighter Paul Brown, who was critically injured cycling to work 10 years ago, was back in the saddle when he completed the Ride London 100-mile challenge to raise money for London Air Ambulance.


Paramedic mugged by moped gang in London’s West End 

4 Aug

Thieves on mopeds mounted a crowded pavement in the West End to steal a phone out of the hand of a London Ambulance Service cycle paramedic while she was on duty.


Fire Investigator’s retirement means end of service for Roscoe and Murphy 

4 Aug

A Fire Investigator and dog handler is retiring – and taking two of the Brigade’s most famous recruits with him...


Apply to be a firefighter and truly get inside London Fire Brigade 

3 Aug

We're recruiting firefighters...


Summer season sees peak in alcohol-related incidents in London 

2 Aug

Londoners are getting more drunk in August than in December’s party season, according to a new campaign launched by London Ambulance Service today (1 August).


Meet two of the stars of the ITV Inside London Fire Brigade documentary 

2 Aug

Find out more about our documentary stars...


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