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Cars are now banned from Bank Junction during the day 

22 May

Bank Junction is now a car free zone during the day (Picture: Getty Images) Traffic can no longer pass through Bank Junction during the day time.

Pippa Middleton’s husband-to-be James Matthews arrives with grinning best man Spencer at church on wedding day 

20 May

The groom, 41, is brother of Made in Chelsea star Spencer Matthews, his best man, and made his millions as chief executive of a City of London financial empire...

Brazen ‘would-be thief’ tries to steal £2,500 racing bike fixed to moving car – before nearly losing his own wheels 

19 May

The shocking one-minute dashcam clip was taken as the vehicle travelled down Tower Bridge Road in central London last Sunday...

Brazen would-be thief tries to steal bike off the rack of a moving car 

19 May

Dashcam footage shows a hooded man making a grab for the bike (Picture: Supplied to Metro) Dashcam footage has captured the shocking moment a brazen would-be thief cycles behind a moving car in an attempt to steal a bike in broad daylight .

Holidaymaker couple injured in Tower Bridge lift horror plunge awarded £140,000 in damages 

18 May

Graham and Bronwyn Cowan were visiting London from Australia when the lift at the top tourist attraction began making a 'straining sound' and fell...

King's College University fire: Building in the Strand evacuated as storeroom goes up in flames 

18 May

A university building in central London was evacuated after a fire broke out in a basement storeroom.

Nanny ‘lost temper and shook 10-month-old baby to death’ 

15 May

Viktoria Tautz at Blackfriars Crown Court at a previous date (Picture: Central News) A 10-month-old baby died after he was shaken by his nanny who had lost her temper, a court heard.

Labour unveils £26b Robin Hood tax on City of London to pay for better public services 

14 May

Labour want to close a loophole and extend stamp duty of 0.2 per cent to all stock, bond and foreign transactions...

Museum of London plans for see-through rail tunnel 

11 May

Thameslink trains currently run beneath the site where the Museum of London plans to move to.

40t beached whale saved by tourists and fishermen in four-hour long rescue mission 

9 May

The stranded 50-foot long animal washed up on a beach in Salina Cruz, Mexico much to the amazement of everyone...

Reports round-up: London Bridge 3 dispute to spread across Tube 

9 May

Also: Bectu conference | DHL pay victory | EHRC cuts strike dates | Scottish councils pay ballot | Abortion demo in Birmingham | March remembers?mining disaster in Barnsley...

Tube strike: London Bridge staff to go on 24-hour strike 

7 May

Tube workers at London Bridge station are due to go on strike from 22:00 BST.

Tube workers at one of London’s busiest stations to start 24-hour strike tonight 

7 May

The 24-hour Tube strike at London Bridge begins tonight at 10pm (Picture: Nick Ansell/PA Wire) Tube workers at one of London’s busiest stations will walk out tonight in a dispute over the sacking of a colleague.

Dolly the sheep rescued by firefighters after falling down rocky crevice and getting stuck in tiny gap 

4 May

The stranded animal was spotted by climbers, stuck in a five metre deep crevice, at moorland north of Todmorden yesterday evening...

Tube staff balloted over dismissal of London Bridge worker 

3 May

The RMT had warned it would spread the dispute across the network if the worker was not reinstated.

Man, 20, found guilty of planting home-made bomb on busy tube 

3 May

Damon Smith on the platform at London Bridge (Picture: Met Police) A man has been found guilty of planting a bag of explosives on a busy tube.

London buses to be colour-coded just like the Tube 

2 May

London’s red buses could soon be a host of different colours (Picture: Getty) They are as familiar in London as black cabs and Tube train, but things could be about to change.

Teenage footballer dies after collapsing during under-15s match 

30 Apr

Thrapston Town FC’s ground in Chancery Lane, Thrapston, Kettering (Picture: Google) A teenager has died after collapsing while playing under-15s football.

First Elizabeth Line Crossrail trains appear ahead of launch next month 

30 Apr

The first Elizabeth Line Crossrail trains will appear next month (Picture: TFL) The first Elizabeth line trains have begun to appear a month before the new track is officially opened.

‘The frustration amongst Liverpool’s black cab fraternity is at breaking point’ 

29 Apr

'Jimmy says things have got to such a point that more and more drivers are taking matters into their own hands to let private hire drivers know they are breaking the law...

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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 ...

Castel representative quits board at Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits 

22 May

Courtesy of Just Drinks Marie Brizard Wine Spirits has confirmed the departure of one of its directors, with Castel’s representative on the board stepping down.

Edward Mountcastle, hatter 

22 May

Street View: 1 and 18 Suppl.

Tullibardine appoints new master blender 

22 May

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: Keith Geddes has been appointed to the role of master blender for Tullibardine whisky Read the full article here...

Lidl introduces three new single malts 

22 May

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: Lidl has included three new regional variants from Islay, Speyside and the Highlands to its Ben Bracken whisky range Read the full article here...

Berry Bros & Rudd shifts London store to new site 

22 May

Courtesy of Just Drinks Berry Bros Rudd has opened a new retail outlet in London to replace the current store that is located underneath its head office.

Audit Court Meeting and Dinner – Clothworkers’ Hall – Thursday 18th May 2017 

22 May

The Clothworkers Hall The Court Room This year the Audit Court was held in the Clothworkers’ Hall.

Inter-Livery Clay Pigeon Shoot – 17th May 2017 

22 May

Once again the Fruiterers entered a team in this annual event at the Holland and Holland Shooting Grounds, Northwood, Middx.

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.

Champagne Lanson serves 2017 Wimbledon bottle 

21 May

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: Champagne Lanson has dressed its travel retail presence in tennis inspired sleeves to celebrate Wimbledon 2017 Read the full article here...

Takamaka Rum launches to the UK on-trade 

20 May

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: Highball Spirits has added Takamaka Rum from the Seychelles to its portfolio, launching it to the UK on-trade Read the full article here...

Spring Social 

20 May

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

HappyDown canned cocktails hit UK retailers 

20 May

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: A range of canned premixed cocktails have been released by HappyDown, and will initially be exclusive to Morrisons UK Read the full article here...

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...

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.

This week in spirits & wine, featuring a closer look at craft’s relationship with the big players, results from Concha y Toro and new UK & US heads for Moet Hennessy 

19 May

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

Crown Holdings opens first US greenfield plant in two decades 

19 May

Courtesy of Just Drinks Metal packaging company Crown Holdings has officially opened its first new US production plant in 20 years, a speciality can plant in New York state.

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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...

Meeting scheduled: Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017 9.30 am, Planning and Transportation Committee 

23 May

Planning and Transportation Committee: Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017 9.30 am...

Meeting scheduled: Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017 9.30 am, Integrated Commissioning Sub Committee 

23 May

Integrated Commissioning Sub Committee: Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017 9.30 am...

Meeting scheduled: Monday, 22nd May, 2017 6.30 pm, Barbican Estate Residents Consultation Committee 

22 May

Barbican Estate Residents Consultation Committee: Monday, 22nd May, 2017 6.30 pm...

Agenda published: Meeting of Wednesday, 31st May, 2017 12.00 pm, Highgate Wood Consultative Group 

22 May

Highgate Wood Consultative Group: Wednesday, 31st May, 2017 12.00 pm...

Minutes published: Meeting of Thursday, 11th May, 2017 1.45 pm, The City Bridge Trust Committee 

22 May

The City Bridge Trust Committee: Thursday, 11th May, 2017 1.45 pm...

Agenda published: Meeting of Tuesday, 30th May, 2017 1.45 pm, Performance and Resource Management Sub (Police) Committee 

22 May

Performance and Resource Management Sub (Police) Committee: Tuesday, 30th May, 2017 1.45 pm...

Minutes published: Meeting of Wednesday, 17th May, 2017 1.45 pm, Investment Committee 

22 May

Investment Committee: Wednesday, 17th May, 2017 1.45 pm...

Meeting scheduled: Monday, 22nd May, 2017 1.45 pm, Corporate Asset Sub (Finance) Committee 

22 May

Corporate Asset Sub (Finance) Committee: Monday, 22nd May, 2017 1.45 pm...

Minutes published: Meeting of Friday, 12th May, 2017 12.15 pm, West Ham Park Committee 

22 May

West Ham Park Committee: Friday, 12th May, 2017 12.15 pm...

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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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