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£1 house for sale but there’s a catch, obviously 

25 Feb

This could be yours..

Almost £1 MILLION in cash found in London black cab in biggest criminal cash seizure of the year 

24 Feb

The pick up came as more than 73 million was seized from convicted perpetrators during 2015/16, the biggest year since the Proceeds of Crime Act came into force in 2002...

Someone left £1,000,000 in the back of a London black cab 

24 Feb

Police in London have revealed that they found nearly £1million in a suitcase in the back of a black cab.

Polluting cars ‘T-Charge’ to be rolled out in autumn 

17 Feb

More polluting cars face an extra £10 fee for entering the congestion charge zone from October.

‘Take diplomats who owe congestion charge to international court’ 

16 Feb

Boris Johnson is urged to act against foreign embassies for £105m unpaid congestion charge.

Model dangles 1,000ft off skyscraper for a shoot with no safety equipment 

15 Feb

A model let someone dangle her a thousand feet in the air from the side of skyscraper to get a good photo.

Police post bizarre picture of car left on stairs in London 

12 Feb

The driver was reported for driving without due care (Picture: Twitter/@citypolice) There isn’t much explanation for how or why this car was left on stairs on Saturday night but it was enough for the driver to get reported to police.

If you use the Tube expect lines to be down, stations shut and last-minute closures 

2 Feb

Millions of London Underground passengers are being warned that a planned strike by station staff will have a ‘significant’ impact on Tube services.

Bristol fights police racism after tasering of Judah Adunbi 

31 Jan

Over 200 people packed an emergency meeting in St Pauls, Bristol, last Saturday.

Blaze under escalator at London Bridge station sees 900 people evacuated as commuters face transport chaos 

31 Jan

Investigators are probing the cause of the fire at one of the UK's busiest transport hubs...

Dizzying GoPro footage shows YouTube daredevil scaling Tower Bridge and taking selfies at the top 

24 Jan

Traffic is brought to a standstill by urban explorer - who then looks at the Shard and says: Not going to lie, I've got a plan for that building coming up.

Museum of London move gets £180m funding boost 

24 Jan

The Museum of London's plan to move to Smithfield market has moved a step closer thanks to a funding boost.

Lily Allen joins anti-Trump demo outside American embassy as protesters unfurl huge banner at London’s Tower Bridge 

20 Jan

More than 1,000 demonstrators in London waved placards and held banners branding Trump a sexist after protests were planned in 20 UK towns and cities...

Is this the most bizarre parking row you’ll ever see? 

19 Jan

The driver is adamant she won’t reverse her vehicle (Picture: Gary Da’Messiah Marston/Facebook) In a truly bizarre parking row, a driver has refused to move her car even though it is blocking in the van in front.

Is this the end of the roadfor the London Congestion charge 

19 Jan

New proposals for the way drivers are charged have been put forward (Picture: Getty) London’s congestion charge should be scrapped, according to a new study.

London’s congestion charge must be reformed, report finds 

19 Jan

London's congestion charge should target vehicles which add to congestion the most, a report finds.

100 years since London’s biggest explosion rocked the capital and killed 73 

19 Jan

Seventy three people were killed in the explosion (Picture: Getty) Looking at the figures from the Silvertown explosion, it’s hard to imagine anything on that scale ever happening again.

City banks warn of Brexit job moves 

18 Jan

Two major City of London investment banks say that some staff will definitely have to move abroad when the UK leaves the EU.

Ofsted ratings do reflect local authority deprivation and spending 

18 Jan

by Paul Bywaters, Calum Webb and Tim Sparks One of the key children’s services policy fault lines in England in recent years has been whether deprivation or poverty have any influence over either the quality of family life or local authority ...

City of London grapples with new EU shake-up 

15 Jan

Financial institutions across the UK are gearing up for one of the most far-reaching regulatory changes they have ever faced, writes Rob Young.

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Crossrail 2017 Update…. 

25 Feb

It's estimated that there's about 17,000 tonnes of bombs that were dropped on London in WWII, and the rule of thumb is that about 10% failed to explode...

NB serves up hand-etched bottles for BRITs 

25 Feb

Courtesy of The Drinks Report NB, a drinks sponsor for the BRIT Awards, commissioned a glassware designer to hand-etch 24 limited-edition bottles...

Wemyss reveals further single cask whiskies 

25 Feb

Courtesy of The Drinks Report Wemyss Malts has released new single cask whiskies to its range, aged from 14 Years Old to 28...

Bohemian Medieval London (Wenzel Schaseck and Gabriel Tetzel, 1465) 

25 Feb

Another in the occasional series on contemporary accounts and descriptions of the historic City of London,  this one written by Wenzel Schaseck from Birkov in what is now the Czech Republic, who visited London – as part of the  diplomatic ...

Check destination on front of train 

25 Feb

This blog abhors an inept Next Train Indicator, and Bow Road station has a particularly hopeless pair.

City academic leads on cyber insurance research 

24 Feb

Professor of Software Engineering, Professor George Spanoudakis is the Principal Investigator on the CyberSure research project.

Fairtrade Fortnight 

24 Feb

City is a Fairtrade University and will be celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight with events and activities taking place across the university.

Lego Tube Map! 

24 Feb

A new flagship Lego store opened in London a few months back, in Leicester Square.

This week in spirits & wine, featuring global gin concerns, Bacardi’s plant closure and future spirits trends 

24 Feb

Courtesy of Just Drinks Here’s a round-up of this week’s top stories in the global beer cider categories.

Diageo faces US$68m payout after SAP court loss 

24 Feb

Courtesy of Just Drinks Diageo has said it is reviewing its options after it lost a court battle with a software supplier over a GBP54.5m (US$68m) bill.

Pebbles the station cat 

24 Feb

In loving memory of Pebbles our station cat, died 26th May 1997.

London: City of eternal resilience 

24 Feb

Mark wrote the following article for today’s City AM.

Croxsons accepted as Gold Patron of UKVA 

24 Feb

Courtesy of The Drinks Report Croxsons has announced that it has been accepted as a Gold Patron of the UKVA, a sign of its commitment to UK wine...

New liqueur released by Mozart Distillery 

24 Feb

Courtesy of The Drinks Report Mozart Distillery has launched a White Chocolate Cream Strawberry liqueur, blending classic spring and summer flavours...


24 Feb

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE ITA After of a series of actions, the ITA met with City of London and Transport for London representatives, concerning the proposed oxymoronic 'Bank on Safety' scheme.

Newsflash: Announcing Our Line Ups For April 2017 

24 Feb

Newsflash: Announcing Our Line Ups For April 2017 Posted on Friday 24th February, 2017 You get to this point in the year when, despite storm Doris’ best efforts, the edge comes off the cold and there’s a touch of spring in the air.

Audio: Murder He Wrote Throws Together an Amalgam of Bass-Weighted Sounds 

24 Feb

Audio: Murder He Wrote Throws Together an Amalgam of Bass-Weighted Sounds Posted on Friday 24th February, 2017 He might have only landed his first releases in 2014, but in just a few years Murder He Wrote has made more than an impact on the UK’s ...

Clare Hammond: Lunchtime Recital 

23 Feb

The acclaimed pianist Clare Hammond will perform pieces from Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, alongside Fauré, Dutilleux and Scriabin.

4 December 2008 

23 Feb

The pedestal and the steel joists The east side The view you currently see from outside the Monument Tube Station The Cibber relief The Cibber relief...

4 November 2008 

23 Feb

The scaffold removal is now under way revealing some of the magnificently restored masonry as well as the new gilding to the orb and the fantastic new viewing gallery cage.

28 August 2008 

23 Feb

Scaffolding reaches level 10 The hoarding on the south side Gary removing temporary timber infill Gary continues to clean the wall line 110v lighting Carpenters installing pedestrian access door to site...

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Meeting scheduled: Monday, 27th February, 2017 4.30 pm, Benefices Sub (Culture, Heritage & Libraries) Committee 

27 Feb

Benefices Sub (Culture, Heritage Libraries) Committee: Monday, 27th February, 2017 4.30 pm...

2015/16 Pension Fund Investment Data as MS Excel File 

25 Feb

Internal review request sent to City of London Corporation by Joel M Benjamin on 25 February 2017 .

Agenda published: Meeting of Monday, 13th March, 2017 7.00 pm, Hampstead Heath Consultative Committee 

24 Feb

Hampstead Heath Consultative Committee: Monday, 13th March, 2017 7.00 pm...

Minutes published: Meeting of Wednesday, 15th February, 2017 1.45 pm, Property Investment Board 

24 Feb

Property Investment Board: Wednesday, 15th February, 2017 1.45 pm...

Minutes published: Meeting of Wednesday, 15th February, 2017 11.30 am, Social Investment Board 

24 Feb

Social Investment Board: Wednesday, 15th February, 2017 11.30 am...

Meeting scheduled: Friday, 24th February, 2017 11.00 am, Governance and Effectiveness Committee of the Board of Governors of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama 

24 Feb

Governance and Effectiveness Committee of the Board of Governors of the Guildhall School of Music Drama: Friday, 24th February, 2017 11.00 am...

Minutes published: Meeting of Tuesday, 24th January, 2017 2.15 pm, Licensing (Hearing) Sub Committee 

23 Feb

Licensing (Hearing) Sub Committee: Tuesday, 24th January, 2017 2.15 pm...

Minutes published: Meeting of Thursday, 26th January, 2017 1.45 pm, Safeguarding Sub (Community & Children’s Services) Committee 

23 Feb

Safeguarding Sub (Community Children's Services) Committee: Thursday, 26th January, 2017 1.45 pm...

Minutes published: Meeting of Monday, 30th January, 2017 6.30 pm, Barbican Estate Residents Consultation Committee 

23 Feb

Barbican Estate Residents Consultation Committee: Monday, 30th January, 2017 6.30 pm...

Minutes published: Meeting of Thursday, 16th February, 2017 11.00 am, Health and Social Care Scrutiny Committee 

23 Feb

Health and Social Care Scrutiny Committee: Thursday, 16th February, 2017 11.00 am...

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London Assembly »

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.

Armed forces veterans suffering PTSD need Mayor’s help to access life-changing assistance dogs 

22 Feb

– New report calls on Sadiq Khan to help some of the capital’s 5,360 affected veterans – Loan-scheme could ease access to highly-trained dogs – Canines act as effective alternatives to long-term drug therapies The Mayor of...

Sadiq Khan on track for worst strikes record of any London Mayor 

22 Feb

– Latest walkout means Mayor’s projected yearly average eclipses Boris’s and Ken’s – On course to average 5.05 strikes per year – Record set to get even worse with threat of Night Tube strikes Sadiq Khan is on track for the...

Tower Hamlets election fraud: Met suffered from ‘Rotherham Syndrome’ in failure to investigate 

10 Feb

– Police feared community reaction, says Assembly Member Tony Arbour – Says Met has ‘serious questions to answer’ – Calls for Mayor to launch full investigation An apparent reluctance by the Metropolitan Police to properly...

TfL fares income down £90M due to fewer passenger journeys 

8 Feb

Transport for London has revealed its fares income is down £90million in the year-to-date, raising serious questions about the Mayor’s ability to balance the books.

Nominee passes now costing TfL over £33million a year 

2 Feb

– Travel perk grants free travelcards for flatmates of TfL staff – Mayor urged to give firefighters free travel instead at a fraction of the cost A perk that grants free travel to the flatmates of TfL staff now costs London taxpayers...

Tube Strikes: Mayor gives into unions demands at a cost of £68M 

31 Jan

Against all evidence the Mayor is reversing decisions to reduce hundreds of unnecessary staff The Mayor has given in to union’s demands and massively scaled back plans to reduce unnecessary station staff at a cost of £68million.

Mayor to host representatives of eleven ‘Israeli travel ban’ countries at City Hall reception 

31 Jan

– Mayor set to condemn Trump’s travel ban at tonight’s event – Facing calls to also criticise attending countries that ban Israeli citizens The Mayor of London is set to host representatives of eleven countries that ban Israeli...

BUDGET: Mayor puts Old Oak Common homes at risk with 40% budget cut 

25 Jan

– Experts predict budget cut will impact major project The Mayor of London has cut the budget for Old Oak Common by 40 per cent – despite his claims of increased spending – putting the building of thousands of homes at risk.

BUDGET: Mayor keeps ‘Olympics tax’ after Games debt is wiped 

25 Jan

– Sadiq Khan using loophole to raise cash for his unbalanced budget The Mayor of London is continuing to impose an ‘Olympic tax’ on Londoners – even though the debt of the Games has been wiped.

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London Ambulance Service responds to Storm Doris 

23 Feb

We have attended 17 weather-related incidents so far today including road traffic collisions, wall and building collapses and trees being blown over by Storm Doris.

Victory for Brigade campaign as Whirlpool change faulty dryer advice 

22 Feb

After a six month long campaign by London Fire Brigade, white goods’ giant Whirlpool has finally told consumers to unplug dangerous, faulty tumble dryers.

No working smoke alarms in vast majority of 2017 fatal fires 

17 Feb

Over half of all dwelling fires that the Brigade attended last year did not have a smoke alarm that worked or sounded.

Right place right time as off-duty Stuart assists collapsed ferry passenger 

16 Feb

Proving our firefighters are never truly off duty, Stuart McDonald from Battersea blue watch was travelling on an Isle of Wight ferry recently when he stepped in to assist a fellow passenger who had keeled over with severe chest pains.

Leadership team strengthened with two new non-executive directors 

13 Feb


‘Fate’ brings man together with paramedic who helped save his life 

13 Feb

A Bromley man had a chance encounter with the paramedic who helped to save his life three years after he almost died.

‘Fate’ brings man together with paramedic who helped save his life 

13 Feb

A Bromley man had a chance encounter with the paramedic who helped to save his life three years after he almost died.

Brigade battles domestic violence with arson proof letterbox drive 

10 Feb

Firefighters providing 400 arson proof letterboxes across Bexley...

Firefighter recruitment frequently asked questions 

10 Feb

Information about the selection process...

Off duty firefighter uses scarf to save woman on bridge 

9 Feb

A mystery man in a ‘business suit and tie’ hailed as the ‘real hero’ of a dramatic rescue attempt by a cabbie who went to the aid of a distressed woman on Lambeth Bridge has been revealed as an off duty firefighter.

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