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London Museums open over Christmas 

17 Dec

With many people taking an extended break over Christmas, it helps to know which museums are going to be open so that you can have some ideas of where to visit.

City Writes autumn event success 

15 Dec

With our headline act, CWA Debut Dagger Award Winner Greg Keen to look forward to, a wonderful crowd of people braved the cold and rain to listen to and support Citys showcase of its short creative writing course talent.

ldner #237 | james wise 

15 Dec

Not only does our LDNER this week work with Assembly Coffee and hold the title of 2017 Coffee Masters champ, he’s also involved with the coffee set-up at the newly opened Old Street Records Cafe, so as well as being incredibly busy, he knows how to...

Visit St Nick’s Imaginarium 

15 Dec

This Christmas, the seasons favourite Imaginarium will be popping up for one day in the old Hunter Penrose building on Southwark street amid its six-week festival.

The Fifth Monarchy Men and a Lesser Known London Uprising. 

15 Dec

This article first appeared in London Historians Members’ Newsletter from January 2014.

Baroness Delyth Morgan, CEO Breast Cancer Now delivers Dean’s Lecture at Cass 

15 Dec

Baroness Morgan shared key experiences during the merger that created the largest breast cancer research charity in the UK.

City Racing Team prepares for competition 

15 Dec

Engineering students prepare for 2018 Formula Student action.

President of City awarded honorary doctorate by the world’s oldest business school 

14 Dec

Professor Sir Paul Curran received the honour from Grand École ESCP Europe in Paris Professor Sir Paul Curran received the honour from Grand École ESCP Europe in Paris...

Merry Christmas from all at City of London Speakers! 

14 Dec

That time of the year that we all love is coming again, and our club couldn’t miss it out We had a delicious Christmas dinner and a good chat! Thanks everyone for attending it.

Smithfield’s famous Christmas Eve auction is back 

13 Dec

The annual tradition is back, with lots of money waving, turkeys flying and meat parading in an excitingly good natured morning of protein rich delights.

Ceremony of Carols – 10 December 

13 Dec

As is traditional in Advent, St Bride's choir sung Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols .

Children’s author Jennifer Gray’s top five books for kids this Christmas 

13 Dec

Short course alumna and childrens author Jennifer Gray picks her top 5 'must have' cosy winter warmers for Christmas.

Criminologist presents BBC Radio 4 documentary The Scandal Machine 

13 Dec

Professor Chris Greer draws on his research to explore the changing character and impact of scandal Professor Chris Greer draws on his research to explore the changing character and impact of scandal...

City midwifery programmes awarded Certificate of Commitment from Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative 

13 Dec

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 ...

St Dunstan, Gunnersbury Avenue, Gunnersbury 

13 Dec

A small church of 1931 by T.

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Blog comment »

Letter To Taxi Leaks Editor In Regards To Taxi App Hospital Run Promotion….From Sean Paul Day. 

16 Dec

Hi Jim I think it’s becoming evidential that the single biggest threat to our industry is the corporate takeover by multi-national conglomerates.

London Taxi Driver Hailed Local Hero. 

13 Dec

Screen shot taken from FaceBook A black cab driver has been hailed as a 'hero' after helping a nurse get to work during the snow storm over the weekend.

TfL, Architect Of It’s Own Demise: None So Blind As Those Who Will Not See. 

28 Nov

There's and old saying, which has never been truer than today...

Taxi Trade Lied To Over Bank Junction Exclusion – Moorgate To Close For5 Months – New Ranks ???? 

24 Nov

Again we find out, the Taxi trade has been lied to over the Bank Junction...

Open Letter To Deputy Mayor Val Shawcross In Regards To Uber Driver Sexual Assault Figures. 

19 Nov

Dear Deputy Mayor Shawcross It has been bought to Taxi Leak's attention, that in reply to a letter sent to you by Jackie Doyle-Price MP in late 2016, you allegedly made an untrue statement which did grave damage and stopped the advancement to get her...

If You Get A Ticket Dropping At The Ned, Don’t Pay It…You Must Appeal. 

10 Nov

Again, our largest trade orgs are failing to sort out the problems costing drivers dearly.


6 Nov

LONDON'S OPEN ??? BUT THE SHOPS COULD BE EMPTY !!! The Freight Transport Association (FTA), the UK’s largest membership association in the freight and logistics sector, has reacted with concern to last week’s announcement by the Mayor of London ...

What Is It That Mayor Khan Has Been Telling The World…. London’s Open !!! Lol… 

3 Nov

Westminster From 12:00 until 16:30 on Saturday 4 November, there will be closures between Mayfair and Parliament Square including Grosvenor Square, Oxford Street, New Bond Street, Old Bond Street, Piccadilly, Lower Regent Street, Pall Mall, Cockspur ...

Lost TradeMark Battle Could See London Taxi Market Open To Other Manufactures. 

2 Nov

It was all over the trade news outlets yesterday that LTC (now calling themselves LEVC) have lost their embittered trademark battle with MetroCab.

TFL’s New Cash Cow Announced, As They Intend To Raise Extra Funding From The 125,000 Minicabs. 

30 Oct

TfL looking to make an extra £375,000,000 a year from new tax on Minicabs.

Here We Go Again : More Designed Chaos As TfL Launch The Borough Junction Consultation. 

27 Oct

TfL are proposing changes at the junction of Borough High Street with Marshalsea Road and Great Dover Street, in Southwark.

Uber War Of Words Explodes As Council Boss Hits Back At ‘Fake Outrage’ Coventry Politicians. 

26 Oct

A war of words has erupted between councillors in Coventry and Wolverhampton as the row over Uber licensing in the city reaches boiling point.

PLANS to limit the colour of cars which can be used as taxis in Barrow, will “force cabbies out of work”, say drivers 

26 Oct

'It's like forcing every shop in town to paint their frontage the same colour' Barrow hackney taxis will be brought in line with Carlisle where the vehicles are white.

T-Charge Starts Monday, All You Need To Know… 

21 Oct

The T-Charge starts this Monday.

Jeremy Corbyn’s Speech To Young Labour: An Uber Co-Op Run By The Drivers, Sharing Profits. 

16 Oct

Jeremy Corbyn's speech to the Co-Op party (the one the United Cabbies Group [UCG] have alined themselves with) ahead of the Young Labour Policy Conference.

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Events »

Titus Andronicus at the Barbican | Theatre review 

15 Dec

The extreme gore of Titus Andronicus , not the best or most well-known of Shakespeare’s plays in any case, can make it hard to take seriously.

Newsflash: Helena Hauff, Bicep, Margaret Dygas and more come to EC1 in 2018 

15 Dec

Newsflash: Helena Hauff, Bicep, Margaret Dygas and more come to EC1 in 2018 Posted on Friday 15th December, 2017 The second in our announcements for the programme for Saturday nights in 2018 fills the gaps from the January and February events and ...

Globalism in history and politics 

14 Dec

This event launches the new Centre of Modern History at City, University of London.

Review Round-Ups: Were the critics satisfied with Dick Whittington? 

14 Dec

The London Palladium's pantomime returns with Julian Clary as The Spirit of the Bells in Dick Whittington...

Features: Dick Whittington opening night video: Julian Clary, NIgel Havers, Beverley Knight and more 

14 Dec

We spoke to some of the cast and guests at the opening night of Dick Whittington...

Photos: Robert Lindsay, Elaine Paige and Beverley Knight at the opening of the Palladium’s Dick Whittington 

14 Dec

The West End pantomime was a spectacle to behold at the London Palladium...

Review: Review: Dick Whittington (London Palladium) 

14 Dec

Julian Clary returns this year alongside Diversity, Paul Zerdin, Elaine Paige and more...

Premiere: DJ Marky’s fierce remix of Ram Trilogy 

14 Dec

Premiere: DJ Marky's fierce remix of Ram Trilogy Posted on Thursday 14th December, 2017 Enduring for 25 years as a label is no mean feat, and even more props are due when you remain at the forefront of the scene you represent.

Sex Panic and Celebrity Sexual Violence. 

13 Dec

Both the public and intellectual reaction to the recent wave of sexual assault and harassment allegations against male celebrities has been overwhelmingly unnuanced.

City Writes: Autumn Event 

13 Dec

City Writes is an exciting new event created to showcase the best of City’s Short Courses Creative Writing talent.

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City Guild blogs »

The London Area Sea Cadets Carol Service – 15th December 2017 

16 Dec

TheMaster andMasters Lady were privileged tojoin Masters ofother companies including Roy Sanders, Master Broderer andArchie Smith, Prime Warden oftheCompany ofShipwrights andPrime Warden oftheMaster Mariners inthemagnificent Old Royal Naval College ...

HRH The Princess Royal opens Chatham’s Copper Rivet Distillery 

15 Dec

On Friday 1st December, HRH The Princess Royal officially opened Copper Rivet Distillery in Chatham’s Historic Dockyard.

Scottish Freedoms announced 

11 Dec

The Master presented Peter Prentice, Raymond Davidson and Stuart Urquhart with the Freedom of the Company in a ceremony at 603 Squadron in Edinburgh.

The Big Day is here… Master’s Blog 

11 Dec

The big day arrived.

The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries 400th Anniversary Banquet – 6th December 2017 

8 Dec

Liveryman, Assistant Alistair Subba kindly entertained TheMaster andother guests toamagnificent banquet intheGreat Hall intheGuildhall.

Red Cross Christmas Market – Guildhall – Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th November 2017 

6 Dec

Once again New Spitalfields Market came up trumps with their generosity and skill in making sure that the Fruiterers put on a great show at this bi-annual Market.

Sir Brian Hill’s Memorial Service – 5th December 2017 

5 Dec

Today at2.45 pm representatives ofour Livery Company turned out intheir masses topay tribute toSir Brian Hill, immediate Past Master William Hill’s father.

The Mercers’ Livery Concert – 30th November 2017 

4 Dec

TheMaster andtheMaster’s Lady, Tony andPauline, enjoyed abrilliant evening attheMercers’ Concert followed byadelicious supper.

FieldFisher Market Round Up – 29th November 2017 

4 Dec

Liveryman Colin Peacock, Liveryman elect Antony Phillips andTheMaster attended aProperty Case Law round up given bysix members ofFieldFisher’s Real Estate Team Colin Peacock, Tony Joyce andAntony Phillips...

BBSRC/NERC Joint Call in Aquaculture: Collaborative Research and Innovation Call Launch Workshop 

30 Nov

BBSRC/NERC Joint Call in Aquaculture: Collaborative Research and Innovation Call Launch Workshop...

Millennials, born in 1984 and upwards… Are they managing to balance Life and Technology??  

29 Nov

How are Management Consults connecting to the so-called " Millennial Generation"? Do you even know what "TLDR" means?  If not, those Millennials may never get round to picking up your marketing message...

Trade Outlook: November 2017. Great Walls…. 

29 Nov

A closer look at China-US Trade...

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LocalGov »

Meeting scheduled: Monday, 18th December, 2017 11.00 am, Culture, Heritage and Libraries Committee 

18 Dec

Culture, Heritage and Libraries Committee: Monday, 18th December, 2017 11.00 am...

Meeting scheduled: Friday, 15th December, 2017 11.00 am, Police Committee 

15 Dec

Police Committee: Friday, 15th December, 2017 11.00 am...

Minutes published: Meeting of Monday, 11th December, 2017 10.00 am, Projects Sub (Policy and Resources) Committee 

14 Dec

Projects Sub (Policy and Resources) Committee: Monday, 11th December, 2017 10.00 am...

Meeting scheduled: Thursday, 14th December, 2017 3.15 pm, Public Relations and Economic Development Sub (Policy & Resources) Committee 

14 Dec

Public Relations and Economic Development Sub (Policy Resources) Committee: Thursday, 14th December, 2017 3.15 pm...

Meeting scheduled: Thursday, 14th December, 2017 1.45 pm, Policy and Resources Committee 

14 Dec

Policy and Resources Committee: Thursday, 14th December, 2017 1.45 pm...

Meeting scheduled: Thursday, 14th December, 2017 12.00 pm, Resource Allocation Sub (Policy and Resources) Committee 

14 Dec

Resource Allocation Sub (Policy and Resources) Committee: Thursday, 14th December, 2017 12.00 pm...

Use of Body Worn Video 

13 Dec

Response by Common Council of the City of London to Lucy Johnson on 13 December 2017 .

Meeting scheduled: Wednesday, 13th December, 2017 3.00 pm, Licensing (Hearing) Sub Committee 

13 Dec

Licensing (Hearing) Sub Committee: Wednesday, 13th December, 2017 3.00 pm...

Meeting scheduled: Wednesday, 13th December, 2017 11.30 am, Social Investment Board 

13 Dec

Social Investment Board: Wednesday, 13th December, 2017 11.30 am...

Meeting scheduled: Wednesday, 13th December, 2017 9.30 am, Integrated Commissioning Sub Committee 

13 Dec

Integrated Commissioning Sub Committee: Wednesday, 13th December, 2017 9.30 am...

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London Assembly »

Grenfell anniversary: Statement from Kensington London Assembly Member Tony Devenish 

14 Dec

Statement regarding the Grenfell National Fire Memorial Service – St Paul's Cathedral – Thursday 14th December 2017 Tony Devenish, London Assembly member for West Central (Kensington), said: “A sombre six months to the day of ...

Mayor ‘wasting potential for 27,000 homes in Housing Zones’ with industrial land regulations 

11 Dec

491 hectares of industrial land in Housing Zones could be built on, says Andrew Boff AM Sites currently protected as Strategic Industrial Land Most is sitting vacant or largely under-used Mayor’s London Plan increases regulations around industrial...

Khan’s Brexit report “pointless and speculative” 

8 Dec

Responding to the decision by Sadiq Khan to commission an independent report on the impact of Brexit on London London Assembly member Gareth Bacon said: “In the past year, Sadiq Khan has cancelled Tube upgrades, dropped his target for 32,000...

Hodge ordered to apologise to Parliament as Boff complaint upheld 

7 Dec

Dame Margaret Hodge has today been ordered to apologise by the Commissioner for Parliamentary Standards, after an investigation prompted by a complaint by London Assembly Member Andrew Boff.

Response to “Sadiq names Deepak Parekh as first International Ambassador” 

4 Dec

Assembly Member Gareth Bacon responded to the appointment saying: “This is another example of the Mayor’s lack of focus on the real issues that confront Londoners today like housing, transport and policing.

Olympic Stadium reaction: Statement from Andrew Boff AM 

1 Dec

Commenting on this morning’s announcement on the future of the London Stadium, London Assembly member Andrew Boff said: “The report establishes that this project was fundamentally flawed from the 2007 decision to include an athletics track...

Rats epidemic in London: More than 100 complaints recorded by councils every day, new report shows 

29 Nov

London boroughs received 180,000 mouse and rat complaints in past five years Reports rose ten per cent in 2016/17 compared to previous year Tower Hamlets alone recorded 30,000 complaints since 2012 Evidence suggests conditions in London will...

London Plan reaction: ‘Sadiq Khan has declared war on the suburbs’ 

29 Nov

– Protection for gardens against development scrapped – Removal of limits on density of new homes – No targets for number of family-sized homes – Squeeze on parking spaces to impact outer London – 50% affordable...

Met efficiency hits rock bottom under Khan, Independent report today shows 

23 Nov

  HM Inspectorate report today: Metropolitan police service ‘requires improvement’ Previously ‘good’ Met (Britain’s best funded service) now in bottom third nationally Concern over Mayor’s calls for increased funding in wake of ...

London Mayor fails to set family homes target in opaque Housing Strategy 

23 Nov

No targets for family homes in housing strategy – predecessor’s was 36% Lack of detail and transparency in Mayor’s policy, allows little scope for scrutiny.

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Extra ambulance crews on duty as Service braces itself for ‘mad Friday’ 

15 Dec

Ambulance crews and control room staff are expecting to respond to 43 per cent more alcohol related incidents this Friday (15 December) on what is expected to be one of the busiest party nights of the year.

Archbishop praises ambulance service after ‘year of atrocities’ 

13 Dec

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby visited ambulance crews today (13 December) to hear their experiences following this year’s terrorist attacks.

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

8 Dec

The call comes as Waltham Forest Council pledges to install sprinklers in all 61 of its high priority blocks...

Police award brave ambulance man 

5 Dec

The medic who took charge of the ambulance response at the London Bridge terror attack as gun shots were fired, has been commended for his bravery.

Over 1,300 years serving London 

29 Nov

Ambulance crews, control room and support staff were recognised on Thursday (23 November) at a special ceremony to celebrate more than 1,300 years’ of caring for the capital.

Spate of heater fires sparks safety warning from firefighters 

29 Nov

As cold snap takes hold and three serious fires caused by heaters, Brigade issues an electric heater warning.

Acid attack demo to encourage businesses to develop response plans 

24 Nov

A realistic multi-agency exercise was staged to make London’s business owners understand the dangers of an acid attack at their premises...

Croydon residents invited to public exhibition on new firefighter training centre 

21 Nov

The Brigade is inviting local residents and stakeholders to a public exhibition on proposals to redevelop the training centre at Croydon Fire Station.

Call for motorists to slow down following 40% rise in attendance at road traffic collisions 

20 Nov

In Road Safety Week, we are urging motorists to drive more carefully...

Guest house owner who removed stairs hit with £250K fire safety fine 

20 Nov

A Bethnal Green guest house owner who removed the staircase from his property has been hit with a 250,000 fine and a six month suspended prison sentence after being successfully prosecuted by London Fire Brigade.

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