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What keeps bringing firms to London? 

23 Jun

  By Edward Clarke , Research Manager in the Economic Development Office   Following the vote to leave the EU a year ago, observers have been concerned as to how this will impact on London’s role as the financial services centre for Europe and, ...


City’s professional mentoring scheme recognised with prestigious national university award 

23 Jun

The Times Higher Education and Leadership and Management Awards (THELMAs) celebrate achievements of staff in the higher education sector The Times Higher Education and Leadership and Management Awards (THELMAs) celebrate achievements of staff in the ...


Can robots help care for people with dementia? 

23 Jun

Professor Wendy Moyle delivers Deans Lecture on whether robots can provide the solution to our impending dementia crisis Professor Wendy Moyle delivers Deans Lecture on whether robots can provide the solution to our impending dementia crisis...


Two City experts advising London Mayor Sadiq Khan after joining London Food Board 

23 Jun

Professors Corinna Hawkes and Tim Lang are job-sharing a position on the board Professors Corinna Hawkes and Tim Lang are job-sharing a position on the board...


click and investaurant 

23 Jun

Think you’re a risk taker? Well, prove it! Click Invest are opening the UK’s first restaurant that will put your ‘appetite for risk’ to the test, and you could end up eating anything from a cheeseburger to crocodile.


Opera Holland Park 2017: La rondine & Don Giovanni 

23 Jun

We’re proud to be performing, as Orchestra in Residence, at Opera Holland Park in their Summer Opera Season once again in 2017.


ldner | sonya barber 

23 Jun

This week’s LDNER is all about London, shaking down all the best places and things to do in the city…hey, that’s a little like us…so it’s fair to say that she is just a little bit coooool.


345 

23 Jun

The first meaningful milestone on the road to Crossrail took place yesterday morning as the very first train ran in operational service.


First Elizabeth line trains enter passenger service 

22 Jun

Earlier today, and a few weeks later than originally planned, the very first passenger carrying train for the Elizabeth line (nee Crossrail) entered service.


The Teaching Excellence Framework Award 

22 Jun

New assessment highlights excellence of teaching and learning across UK universities and colleges New assessment highlights excellence of teaching and learning across UK universities and colleges...


Meeting update 20th June 

21 Jun

Hello to a hot Toastmasters evening.


Journalism graduates win Royal Television Society prize 

21 Jun

Kit Bradshaw and Rosalind Church scooped the Postgraduate News trophy inthe RTS student awards Kit Bradshaw and Rosalind Church scooped the Postgraduate News trophy inthe RTS student awards...


Queen’s Speech 2017 

21 Jun

Experts from City, University of London comment on the Bills announced in the Queen's Speech.


London’s Hidden Rivers 

21 Jun

As London swelters a heatwave, people in search of a cooling waterside stroll might notice that London doesn’t apparently have many rivers.


Podcast: Animal Antics KS1 Project 

21 Jun

It’s not often that our musicians get to be bumblebees, chickens and horses stuck in mud, but they got to do just that in our ‘Animal Antics’ themed KS1 concerts in May 2017.


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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.


How a taxi driver saved the life of a student nurse in the path of London attacker 

4 Jun

A student nurse who escaped the London Bridge terror attack has said she wants to find the taxi driver who saved her life.


Hero Taxi Driver Reveals How He Tried To Knock Down Three Men ‘Armed With 12in Knives’ As They Went On A Stabbing Rampage. 

4 Jun

A hero taxi driver has revealed how he tried to knock down three men armed with 12-inch hunting knives who reportedly stabbed pedestrians after mowing down up to 20 people with a white van on London Bridge.


Bespoke Last of Line Edition Black Cabs to be created by Kahn Design 

1 Jun

The London Taxi Company (LTC) has commissioned Bradford-based design house Kahn Design to create a run of bespoke versions of its TX4 cab, which goes out of production this year.


GOSH Have Listened To Your Complaints And Changed Their WedPage …. By Jim Thomas. 

30 May

First of all, Taxi Leaks on behalf on the London Taxi Trade, would like to thank GOSH for seeing sense and changing the passage on their website that half upset Taxi drivers who have supported the Hospital's staff and patients for very many years.


The decision taken by City of London Planning to ban Taxis from Bank Junction alleged to be improper and corrupt…by Dave Davies. 

24 May

Editorial PreComment : All the information below is freely available for research and a matter of public record.


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.


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Events »

Premiere: Nu:Logic Share A New Track From Somewhere Between The Light 

22 Jun

Premiere: Nu:Logic Share A New Track From Somewhere Between The Light Posted on Thursday 22nd June, 2017 Next Friday we await another drum bass showdown at FABRICLIVE as Hospital return to Farringdon.


Made@City 2017 

20 Jun

Made@City is an annual, end of year exhibition showcasing the best final year and postgraduate student project work from across City involving creativity, technology and design.


Undergraduate Open Day 

20 Jun

Open Days are a fantastic opportunity to visit City, University of London to find out if it is the right choice for you.


Audio: Terry Francis – fabric x Lovebox Mix 

20 Jun

Audio: Terry Francis - fabric x Lovebox Mix Posted on Tuesday 20th June, 2017 There's not even a month left to go until we head back to Victoria Park for our second outing at Lovebox Festival.


Crate Diggin’: DJ Pioneer and Distro Present their Guide to UK Funky 

20 Jun

Crate Diggin: DJ Pioneer and Distro Present their Guide to UK Funky Posted on Tuesday 20th June, 2017 If you’re swerving the festival mud this weekend, you’ll know that the FABRICLIVE summer season continues this Friday with Roska Kicks Snares ...


Postgraduate Economics online session 

19 Jun

Lean more about postgraduate Economics coursers at City in this online information session.


Audio: Hear Marcel Fengler closing out Room Two 

19 Jun

Audio: Hear Marcel Fengler closing out Room Two Posted on Monday 19th June, 2017 Marcel Fengler is one of Berlin’s most prominent techno artists.


In Depth: Innocence and Influences with Giegling’s Edward 

16 Jun

In Depth: Innocence and Influences with Gieglings Edward Posted on Friday 16th June, 2017 If you look closely at any cover of Edward’s most recent EP on Giegling , you’ll see a cartoon image of birds flying across the sun, most likely created ...


Audio: Scott Grooves Recorded Live In Room One 15/04/2017 

15 Jun

Audio: Scott Grooves Recorded Live In Room One 15/04/2017 Posted on Thursday 15th June, 2017 A Scott Grooves set is always an education in form.


Educating for wellbeing in professional practice: Interdisciplinary approaches 

14 Jun

Explore the application of recent research in the wellbeing of law students and legal practitioners, with an interdisciplinary element.


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City Guild blogs »

Pernod Ricard’s Beefeater marketing gets London makeover 

22 Jun

Courtesy of Just Drinks Pernod Ricard has put London at the centre of a new global marketing campaign for its Beefeater gin brand.


Pernod Ricard’s Beefeater marketing gets London makeover 

22 Jun

Courtesy of Just Drinks Pernod Ricard has put London at the centre of a new global marketing campaign for its Beefeater gin brand.


Russia, Ukraine recovery helps drive Liviko FY16 

22 Jun

Courtesy of Just Drinks Estonian spirits company Liviko has highlighted a recovery in Ukraine and Russia as it boosted 2016 sales and profits.


Russia, Ukraine recovery helps drive Liviko FY16 

22 Jun

Courtesy of Just Drinks Estonian spirits company Liviko has highlighted a recovery in Ukraine and Russia as it boosted 2016 sales and profits.


Diageo adds to Tequila stable with Casamigos acquisition 

21 Jun

Courtesy of Just Drinks Diageo has lined up the purchase of the Casamigos super-premium Tequila brand, at a price of up to US$1bn.


Beam Suntory names Ron Welsh as Scotch master blender 

21 Jun

Courtesy of Just Drinks Beam Suntory has appointed Ron Welsh as its new master blender and strategic inventory manager for Scotch whisky.


Changing consumer trends driving sparkling wine growth – research 

21 Jun

Courtesy of Just Drinks The global growth of sparkling wine is being driven by a shift in consumer culture, according to Wine Intelligence.


Gruppo Campari’s Forty Creek Confederation Oak blended Canadian whisky – Product Launch 

21 Jun

Courtesy of Just Drinks Gruppo Campari’s Forty Creek Distillery in Canada has lined up the release of a limited-edition iteration of its whisky for the domestic market.


Tesco unveils non-alcoholic wine range to meet demand 

20 Jun

Courtesy of Just Drinks UK supermarket Tesco has launched an own-brand non-alcoholic wine range for the first time.


Pound plunge drags down EU spirits exports in 2016 – figures 

20 Jun

Courtesy of Just Drinks Spirits exports from the European Union declined last year, thanks to the post-Brexit drop in the value of the pound, new figures have shown.


William Bagnall – MBE 

20 Jun

Congratulations toWilliam forbeing made MBE intheQueen’s birthday honours list! MBE— William Edward Hampshire Bagnall Governor andChair, Finance andStrategy Committee, TheSixth Form College Farnborough, Hampshire.


Jailed and Bailed – 19.06.2017 

20 Jun

Summoned to the Old Bailey with around 30 other Masters, I appeared in Court and was charged, found immediately guilty by Sheriff  Peter Estlin (masquerading as a judge) and sent to the Tower of London for indecent exposu re.


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LocalGov »

Agenda published: Meeting of Monday, 3rd July, 2017 2.00 pm, Housing Management and Almshouses Sub (Community and Children’s Services) Committee 

23 Jun

Housing Management and Almshouses Sub (Community and Children's Services) Committee: Monday, 3rd July, 2017 2.00 pm...


Agenda published: Meeting of Monday, 3rd July, 2017 11.00 am, Board of Governors of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama 

23 Jun

Board of Governors of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama: Monday, 3rd July, 2017 11.00 am...


City of London Corporation Pension Fund investments 

23 Jun

Follow up sent to City of London Corporation by Edward Jones on 23 June 2017 .


Tree Preservation Orders Digital Format 

23 Jun

Response by City of London Corporation to Mr Wilde on 23 June 2017 .


Tree Preservation Orders Digital Format 

22 Jun

Request sent to City of London Corporation by Mr Wilde on 22 June 2017 .


Meeting scheduled: Thursday, 22nd June, 2017 1.00 pm, Court of Common Council 

22 Jun

Court of Common Council: Thursday, 22nd June, 2017 1.00 pm...


Minutes published: Meeting of Friday, 16th June, 2017 11.30 am, Health and Wellbeing Board 

22 Jun

Health and Wellbeing Board: Friday, 16th June, 2017 11.30 am...


Meeting scheduled: Thursday, 22nd June, 2017 10.30 am, Members Privileges Sub (Policy and Resources) Committee 

22 Jun

Members Privileges Sub (Policy and Resources) Committee: Thursday, 22nd June, 2017 10.30 am...


Meeting scheduled: Thursday, 22nd June, 2017 9.30 am, Licensing (Hearing) Sub Committee 

22 Jun

Licensing (Hearing) Sub Committee: Thursday, 22nd June, 2017 9.30 am...


Meeting scheduled: Wednesday, 21st June, 2017 5.30 pm, Board of Governors of the City of London School 

21 Jun

Board of Governors of the City of London School: Wednesday, 21st June, 2017 5.30 pm...


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London Assembly »

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...


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...


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Brigade set to carry out safety checks following Prime Minister’s announcement on panels 

22 Jun

Following the announcement made by the Prime Minister today it is important for Londoners who live in high rise properties to understand what it means for them.


Brigade reissues tower block safety advice 

22 Jun

We're stressing essential advice to help Londoners understand high rise safety following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower...


Thousands more emergency calls during hottest week of the year 

21 Jun

The sweltering conditions in the capital have caused a 40 per cent increase in 999 calls for ambulances.


Adele visits Chelsea firefighters to thank them for their work at Grenfell Tower 

20 Jun

Adele enjoyed tea and cake with Chelsea firefighters...


Real life ‘One Born Every Minute’ – firefighters help deliver baby on roadside in south east London 

20 Jun

Firefighters received a call to deliver a baby on the side of Eltham Road in Lee Green, south east London.


Two London Fire Brigade employees recognised in Queen’s birthday honours list 

20 Jun

Watch Manager Micky Nicholas and Deputy Head of Protective Equipment Group Malcolm Stanton have both been awarded MBEs.


Statement on the incident at Seven Sisters Road 

19 Jun

Statement on the incident on Seven Sisters Road (19 June 2017).


Statement on fire in North Kensington 

14 Jun

Assistant Director of Operations, Stuart Crighton, said; “We were called at 1.29am (Wednesday 14 June) to reports of a fire at Lancaster West Estate, W11.


Flammable skin cream warning issued by fire chiefs in Carers’ Week 

12 Jun

Fifteen Londoners have died in the last three years in fires where it’s believed that a flammable skin cream was found to have spread flames across bedsheets or clothing warned London Fire Brigade today.


Statement on the incident at London Bridge 

4 Jun

London Ambulance Service's latest statement on the incident at London Bridge.


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