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The year football was banned in London 

26 May

In 1314, Nicholas de Farndone, the Mayor of London (Lord Mayors came later), acting on behalf of King Edward II, banned football in London.


Look out for hot air balloons flying over Central London 

26 May

If you get up early on a Sunday morning in June, then you might see the glorious sight of up to 50 hot air balloons drifting gently over Central London, as part of the Lord Mayor of London’s balloon regatta.


Damselfly 

26 May

Excuse me, I think I have something in my eye.


A voice from the past (Samuel Pepys) 

26 May

On this day in 1703 Samuel Pepys died.


Snake’s-head Fritillary 

26 May

Snake’s-head Fritillary in the beautiful woodland garden at Enfield.


Colour in employment 

25 May

Ben Evans writes about the recent Colour Group Symposium at City, University of London Ben Evans writes about the recent Colour Group Symposium at City, University of London...


Pushing the boundaries to include the most vulnerable in the justice system 

25 May

Vulnerability and Justice conference at City aimed to turn theory into practice in partnership with a wide range of attendees Vulnerability and Justice conference at City aimed to turn theory into practice in partnership with a wide range of ...


Event celebrates career of Professor Roy Greenslade 

25 May

The leading media commentator and former Daily Mirror editor is retiring from City after 15 years The leading media commentator and former Daily Mirror editor is retiring from City after 15 years...


City celebrates elegant engineering design and innovation 

25 May

As part of City's Clerkenwell Design Week Fringe Event, engineer and bridge designer, Ian Firth, gave a well-received lecture on 'The Elegance of Bridges'.


London’s weekly railway news #254 

25 May

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… The curious tale of Hammersmith’s abandoned railway viaduct London Underground Light rail or tram system could replace Met Line extension in Watford Watford Observer Drivers on London ...


Did the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle follow tradition? 

24 May

Historian Dr Lise Butler compares the 2018 royal wedding with other royal marriages Historian Dr Lise Butler compares the 2018 royal wedding with other royal marriages...


Aviation Induction Workshop takes off in Dubai 

24 May

Two-day event welcomed industry professionals who are seeking to advance their careers with a postgraduate degree in aviation.


Love at first sight 

23 May

A married couple who met on their ophthalmic optics course returned to City for the Golden Anniversary Alumni Celebration.


Supply chain expert leads Cass women’s advocacy programme 

23 May

Meet Dr Canan Kocabasoglu-Hillmer Meet Dr Canan Kocabasoglu-Hillmer...


City Law School welcomes delegation from Uzbekistan 

23 May

Headed by the Uzbekistan’s envoy to London H.


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TP Icap Staff Told They Can No Longer Claim Cab Fares On Expenses Over Black Taxi Ban At Bank Junction 

24 May

Expenses crackdown at interdealer broker TP Icap: This time it’s black cabs in the sights of the beancounters.


PayPal agree to buy Swedish payments company iZettle for $2.2bn 

18 May

As of yesterday morning, the Swedish payments company iZettle was all ready for an initial public offering that was expected to value it at more than $1bn.


With Morale At An All Time Low, Has The Fight Gone Out Of London’s Taxi Trade ??? 

16 May

When we had a massive problem with licensed and unlicensed minicabs forming their own ranks outside clubs and bars, because of TfL’s lack of enforcement, drivers took it upon themselves to do something about it.


Let’s Remind Ourselves What The Prime Minister Said To The BBC About Uber In September! 

3 May

Uber ruling puts jobs at risk, says Theresa May The decision to stop Uber operating in London was "disproportionate" and has put thousands of jobs at risk, the prime minister has told the BBC.


Hero cabbie chased down and caught thugs who snatched his takings, court hears 

2 May

A taxi driver has told the Old Bailey he chased and caught a teenager who had snatched his takings as he felt “violated”.


City Of London Police Appeal For Cyclist Involved In Road Traffic Collision With Uber Car To Come Forward 

28 Apr

The City of London Police have launched an appeal to find a cyclist who was involved in a collision last week.


TAXI LEAKS EXCLUSIVE: Helen Chapman’s Photo Shopped Bill Accepted On MyTaxi App. 

25 Apr

TAXI LEAKS EXCLUSIVE : Taxi Leaks has acquired evidence that a drivers bill, bearing the name of TfLs Helen Chapman has been accepted onto the MyTaxi platform, even though it gives the address of 230 Blackfriars road (home of TFL's Taxi and Private ...


ComfortDelGro acquires London taxi circuit operator Dial-a-Cab for £1.2 million 

19 Apr

Com Cab owners ComfortDelGro, have acquired London taxi circuit operator Dial-a-Cab's business and assets for£1.2 million (S$2.2 million), the company announced on Thursday (Apr 19).


BREAKING NEWS: Statement from The ITA to the City of London 

18 Apr

At midnight on Sunday 15th 2018 the ITA decided to withdraw the motion to call direct action over the decision made by the City of London to grant access through Bank Junction for the duration of The Commonwealth Games.


City Of London To Try To Fool Commonwealth Heads …Will You Answer The Call? 

12 Apr

London Taxi drivers are up in arms as the City of London Fathers admit the closure of the bank junction to traffic other than bus and cycles, could potentially put the heads of the Commonwealth gathering in London for the government forum in grave ...


Sadiq Khan is a lousy London Mayor. Why hasn’t anyone noticed? 

6 Apr

Outside the realm of the press release and the TV interview, Khan is underachieving badly According to people at City Hall, Sadiq Khan writes some of his own press releases.


Another Paper tries To Blacken The Name Of Taxi Drivers As Private Hire Driver Fails To Clear His Name 

30 Mar

This is another story where the media have tried to blur the lines between Uber sex crimes and black cab drivers.


New Report Claims London’s Congestion Charge Has Increased Pollution, Why Didn’t TfL Move Towards Cleaner LPG? 

26 Mar

London's congestion charge, introduced in 2003, has actually increased diesel pollution in the capital according to university researchers.


No One Is Above The Law Says Mayor Sadiq Khan…Unless It’s An Uber Prius Says TfLTPH. 

24 Mar

If ever there was an article that alleged the Mayor TfLTPH are in the pockets of Uber...


Companies Queuing Up To Relocate Away From The Capital, Over TfL And The Mayor’s Crazy Traffic Schemes 

17 Mar

A senior employee at Unilever has told a Taxi Leaks researcher, that owning to the difficulty in getting to meetings at their Blackfriars HQ, the company is relocating to Rotterdam.


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Events »

From The City Studios 

25 May

A performance of fresh new electronica, sound art, audio visual and surround sound work, direct from City's legendary Sound Studios.


In Conversation with Sir Paul 

25 May

City staff are invited to the event 'In Conversation with Sir Paul', chaired by Professor of International Journalism, Michael Bromley...


Michael Nyman – Music which has influenced me, but which I have never heard 

24 May

Lecture by renowned composer, Michael Nyman.


HCID Research Seminar – The digital lives of people with learning disabilities 

24 May

HCID...


Ian Pace (piano): Elliott Carter, Betsy Jolas and new work 

24 May

Programme includes the music of Elliott Carter and Betsy Jolas, alongside a vibrant range of new pieces, including a rare piece by Pace himself.


Crate Diggin’: Josh Wink’s 10 most influential break inflected house cuts 

24 May

Crate Diggin: Josh Winks 10 most influential break inflected house cuts Posted on Thursday 24th May, 2018 Josh Wink’s earliest releases led him on a quick path to success in the early 90s, and he’s been one of the scene’s vanguards since then.


Student Final Recitals 2018: Oboe 

24 May

The final evening of our BMus recitals, with oboist Stamatios Solonos.


London Music Research: PG Discussion Group 

23 May

This session involves an informal, student-led discussion on one or two articles or a broader topic concerning music research in all its shapes and forms.


Audio: Jacky lays down his club primed aesthetic 

23 May

Audio: Jacky lays down his club primed aesthetic Posted on Wednesday 23rd May, 2018 Jacky’s only been releasing music for a few years, but in that time he’s become one of house’s key players.


Student Final Recitals 2018: Voice and Organ 

22 May

Our final year singers and organists perform at the church of St Lawrence Jewry in the City of London.


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City Guild blogs »

Ridgeview takes bottle design away from ‘traditional’ cues 

25 May

Courtesy of Just Drinks English wine producer Ridgeview has announced new livery and a new brand direction for its sparkling wine brand.


Ridgeview takes bottle design away from ‘traditional’ cues 

25 May

Courtesy of Just Drinks English wine producer Ridgeview has announced new livery and a new brand direction for its sparkling wine brand.


Alibaba’s Tmall lines up ‘Future Bar’ on-premise concept 

25 May

Courtesy of Just Drinks Alibaba Group’s online marketplace will unveil a futuristic on-premise experience at this year’sVinexpo Hong Kong trade show.


Phillips Distilling Co’s Douglas & Todd Bourbon – Product Launch 

24 May

Courtesy of Just Drinks US spirits company Phillips Distilling Co has entered the Bourbon market for the first time with the launch of the Minnesota-made Douglas Todd.


Diageo poised to make next non-core brand divestments 

24 May

Courtesy of Just Drinks Diageo is looking to offload a raft of non-premium spirits brands in the US, just-drinks understands, as the group continues to hive off its non-core assets.


Diageo poised to make next non-core brand divestments 

24 May

Courtesy of Just Drinks Diageo is looking to offload a raft of non-premium spirits brands in the US, just-drinks understands, as the group continues to hive off its non-core assets.


California’s US wine sales rise as volumes flatlines – figures 

24 May

Courtesy of Just Drinks Sales of Californian wine in the US last year increased ahead of volumes, according to figures released this week,as consumers traded up to higher-priced offerings.


Diageo’s Tanqueray Lovage – Product Launch 

23 May

Courtesy of Just Drinks Diageo has added another variant to its Tanqueray gin brand’s range.


Sales rise but Argentina struggles in Q1 for Concha y Toro – results 

23 May

Courtesy of Just Drinks Concha y Toro has recorded ongoing success from its renewed value focus, with first-quarter sales rising despite challenges affecting its Argentinean operations.


Stoli Group releases Harvey Milk-themed Stoli pack in US 

23 May

Courtesy of Just Drinks The US arm of Stoli Group is commemorating the “life and legacy” of Harvey Milk, the country’s first openly-gay elected official, with a limited-edition pack offering of its namesake vodka brand.


Accolade Wines readies this season’s Hardys cricket push 

23 May

Courtesy of Just Drinks Accolade Wines has lined up a GBP1m (US$1.3m) spend in the UK for Hardys, in its latest cricket-themed activation for the wine brand.


Trade body plays down prospect of Provence rose shortage 

23 May

Courtesy of Just Drinks The trade organisation for France’s Provence wine region has moved to calm concerns that there will a shortage of ros from the region this year.


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LocalGov »

Loose bollard, 25th May 

25 May

Lombard court EC3 at the junction with Gracechurch Street bollard knocked out of place, now moves within fittings.


Agenda published: Meeting of Tuesday, 5th June, 2018 1.45 pm, Finance Committee 

25 May

Finance Committee: Tuesday, 5th June, 2018 1.45 pm...


Minutes published: Meeting of Wednesday, 9th May, 2018 1.45 pm, Investment Committee 

25 May

Investment Committee: Wednesday, 9th May, 2018 1.45 pm...


Meeting scheduled: Friday, 25th May, 2018 2.45 pm, Integrated Commissioning Sub Committee 

25 May

Integrated Commissioning Sub Committee: Friday, 25th May, 2018 2.45 pm...


Agenda published: Meeting of Tuesday, 5th June, 2018 10.30 am, Local Plans Sub (Planning and Transportation) Committee 

25 May

Local Plans Sub (Planning and Transportation) Committee: Tuesday, 5th June, 2018 10.30 am...


Graffiti on side of Eat, 25th May 

25 May

Graffiti on side of Eat, cheapside (141) Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 143-144 Cheapside, EC2 Report on FixMyStreet...


Meeting held: Friday, 25th May, 2018 1.56 pm, City of London School for Girls – 125th Anniversary Working Party 

25 May

City of London School for Girls - 125th Anniversary Working Party: Friday, 25th May, 2018 1.56 pm...


Agenda published: Meeting of Tuesday, 5th June, 2018 11.30 am, Housing Management and Almshouses Sub (Community and Children’s Services) Committee 

25 May

Housing Management and Almshouses Sub (Community and Children's Services) Committee: Tuesday, 5th June, 2018 11.30 am...


Minutes published: Meeting of Wednesday, 2nd May, 2018 1.45 pm, The City Bridge Trust Committee 

25 May

The City Bridge Trust Committee: Wednesday, 2nd May, 2018 1.45 pm...


Minutes published: Meeting of Wednesday, 16th May, 2018 10.00 am, Projects Sub (Policy and Resources) Committee 

25 May

Projects Sub (Policy and Resources) Committee: Wednesday, 16th May, 2018 10.00 am...


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London Assembly »

Cutting Congestion: The Case for Car Clubs 

28 Feb

Promote Boris Bike-style scheme for car clubs to reduce London congestion, says new report Keith Prince AM calls on Mayor to make car club spaces compulsory in new builds More spaces would allow A-to-B journeys and could reduce congestion ...


Read GLA Conservatives Response to the Mayor’s Draft London Plan 

26 Feb

Writing a response to The Mayor’s Draft London Plan, Andrew Boff AM highlights concerns around family homes, overcrowding, parking, small sites policy and industrial land.


Transport Committee cycling meeting with BBC Broadcaster Jeremy Vine 

20 Feb

Transport Committee cycling meeting with BBC Broadcaster Jeremy Vine On Monday February 19, the London Assembly Transport Committee held a special meeting with the keen cyclist and BBC Broadcaster Jeremy Vine.


Economy Committee – Draft Economic Development Strategy 

20 Feb

Economy Committee - Draft Economic Development Strategy The Mayor published his draft Economic Development Strategy for public consultation on 13 December 2017.


Hospitals haemorrhaging clinically qualified EU citizens 

20 Feb

Hospitals haemorrhaging clinically qualified EU citizens In its fourth Brexit Directive letter to the Mayor, the London Assembly urges him to discuss whether the Government could provide a sector-specific guarantee for the rights of EU healthcare...


Jeremy Vine reads out Mean Tweets from motorists about cyclists 

19 Feb

Jeremy Vine reads out Mean Tweets from motorists about cyclists A special briefing session with BBC broadcaster Jeremy Vine to discuss public attitudes to cycling based on his experience as a cyclist in London.


Hear what Jeremy Vine has to say about Matt Le Blanc’s comments on cyclists 

19 Feb

Hear what Jeremy Vine has to say about Matt Le Blanc's comments on cyclists A special briefing session with BBC broadcaster Jeremy Vine to discuss public attitudes to cycling based on his experience as a cyclist in London.


Transport Committee – Cycling infrastructure with special guest, BBC broadcaster, Jeremy Vine. 

19 Feb

Transport Committee - Cycling infrastructure with special guest, BBC broadcaster, Jeremy Vine.


Mayor’s Question Time 

19 Feb

Mayor's Question Time The Mayor of London will present his Final Draft Budget, focusing on the changes to the Budget proposals since they were last presented to the Assembly on January 25th.


Police & Crime Committee – Q&A with the Met and MOPAC 

19 Feb

Police Crime Committee - QA with the Met and MOPAC The Deputy Commissioner, Sir Craig Mackey QPM and Sophie Linden, the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime will answer questions on the following topics: Changes to frontline policing Basic...


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999 »

Brigade to be one of the most ‘dementia friendly fire services in the world’ 

23 May

Brigade to train 1000 'dementia friends...


Brigade welcomes news all 33 boroughs have pledged to support rogue landlord database 

22 May

All London Boroughs have now signed up to an online database which names and shames dishonest landlords...


Brigade staff racing to raise money for mental health charities 

17 May

London Fire Brigade staff will row across the Atlantic unsupported to raise money for mental health charities...


Brigade staff racing to raise money for mental health charities 

17 May

London Fire Brigade staff will row across the Atlantic unsupported to raise money for mental health charities...


Brigade welcomes Hackitt proposals to increase fire service role in building safety 

17 May

We welcomes new proposals to increase the role of the fire service in the safety of buildings and urges the Government to take new recommendations on board quickly...


Off-duty fire officer rescues five people from flat in Chadwell Heath 

14 May

Off-duty station manager rescues woman using builders' ladder...


Brigade urges high rise landlords to do more to protect their vulnerable residents from fire 

10 May

London Fire Brigade is calling for landlords to retrofit sprinklers in all high rise blocks and other buildings with vulnerable residents...


London’s fire chief talks to BBC Breakfast about importance of sprinklers in schools 

9 May

Only four new and refurbished schools installed sprinklers, despite the Brigade’s recommendations last year...


Dodgy landlord database will save lives, says London Fire Brigade 

9 May

London’s Fire chiefs have welcomed the launch of a new public online database which will name and shame dishonest landlords who are putting their tenants’ lives at risk by flouting fire safety laws...


999 is not cool for cats says London Fire Brigade 

9 May

Firefighters are asking Londoners to call the RSPCA not 999 for animal rescues after new figures reveal crews are called to 10 a week...


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