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Deutsche Bank commits to new London office 

24 Mar

Germany's biggest bank says the new office "underlines its commitment" to the City of London.

Office voters 

21 Mar

The supporters and opponents of the City of London's unusual electoral system.

Horrifying dashcam footage shows moment lorry driver smashes into car killing woman while using his mobile phone 

21 Mar

WARNING distressing footage: The video, released by the police, shows Dariusz Tokarczyk using his phone as he drove along an A-road at night before hitting the stranded vehicle...

5 secret codewords used for deaths of high profile Royals and politicians 

16 Mar

To help smooth the planning high profile funerals are given code names - the Queen's is London Bridge - so the various people involved can discuss them...

Can you spot the tiny camera in this cash machine fraudsters use to read your pin? 

15 Mar

The pin hole camera is barely visible in the cash point (Picture: City of London Police) It might look like a regular cash machine but hidden in this ATM is a tiny camera that fraudsters use to steal cardholder’s pins.

City worker killed ex-colleague in a black cab with single punch over shoe prank 

10 Mar

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London Bridge on lockdown over suspicious vehicle 

7 Mar

Dozens of officers are on scene (Picture: Twitter/jeanine_kiala) London Bridge is on lockdown due to a ‘suspicious vehicle’, with dozens of police on scene and a bomb disposal robot deployed.

Why are black cabs being tested in the Arctic Circle? 

6 Mar

The brand new design for London's iconic vehicle is tested out in an extreme and clean environment.

Something’s not quite right about Tower Bridge in these pictures 

3 Mar

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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.

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CIPS presentation on “After settlement: the evolution of settler conflicts in Israel-Palestine, Cyprus and Sri Lanka” 

24 Mar

CIPS event on the evolution of settler conflicts in Israel-Palestine, Cyprus and Sri Lanka.

City engineering academic calls for more accurate metering 

24 Mar

Royal Academy of Engineering-George Daniels Professor of Scientific Instrumentation, Professor Ken Grattan, says UK consumers deserve to use equipment that accurately measures their energy consumption and gives them all of the benefits which ‘smart...

Bluff Body Wake Control 

24 Mar

seminar by Prof Jonathan Morrison, Imperial College for Turbulance and Flow Control Group, City, University of London...

Trends in housing affordability: England, London and London boroughs 

24 Mar

  By  Saif Ullah , Researcher in the City of London Research Team    Last week (17/03/17), the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published a new set of data looking at housing affordability across local authorities in England and Wales from ...

This week in spirits & wine, featuring the top 50 spirits brands, Australia’s wine future and a preview of the IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas 

24 Mar

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

Fever-Tree’s Spiced Orange Ginger Ale and Smoky Ginger Ale – Product Launch 

24 Mar

Courtesy of Just Drinks Fever-Tree has lined up two dark-spirits focused mixers.

E&J Gallo Winery adds Stagecoach Vineyard to California footprint 

24 Mar

Courtesy of Just Drinks EJ Gallo Winery has announced its intended purchase of California’s Stagecoach Vineyard, the “largest contiguous” vineyard in the valley.

Ardbeg experiments in Black Sea with Kelpie 

24 Mar

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: Ardbeg Kelpie is the latest expression from the LVMH whisky brand, released to close Islay Festival of Music and Malt Read the full article here...

There is no cause for complacency – but we mustn’t be alarmist about the Westminster attack 

24 Mar

Mark wrote the following piece for this morning’s City AM in the aftermath of Wednesday’s attack in Westminster.

A Voice from Hiroshima: Ms Setsuko Thurlow 

23 Mar

Hiroshima survivor, Ms Setsuko Thurlow shares her atomic bomb experiences in order to inform people about the real consequences of nuclear war.

The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945 at the Barbican | Exhibition review 

23 Mar

Exhibitions about architecture can be hard to pull off.

March 23 – A Day We Will Not Forget – Master’s Blog 

23 Mar

It is only now that we understand the full horror of the attack that took place yesterday on Westminster Bridge and in the grounds of the Houses of Parliament, a few yards from the LBMW offices where the Master and Wardens’ committee was meeting.

Brown Forman’s Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails Southern Peach – Product Launch 

23 Mar

Courtesy of Just Drinks Brown-Forman has teamed up with an RB singer to launch a new flavour in its 25-year-old Jack Daniel’s RTD malted beverage range, Country Cocktails.

Blogs: Is Ivo van Hove’s Roman Tragedies the most significant piece of theatre in Britain in a decade? 

23 Mar

Toneelgroep's six-hour adaptation of three of Shakespeare's tragedies returned to the Barbican this month...

The Lalit London review: Indian culture and British charm combine to perfection 

23 Mar

The best way to describe the Lalit would be exactly what the hotel says about itself: “Indian culture combined with a quintessentially British charm.

Diageo rolls out vegan Baileys Almande Almondmilk in the US 

23 Mar

Courtesy of Just Drinks Diageo has lined up a vegan variant of its Baileys liqueur in the US, following a test launch last year.

Construction begins at The Dublin Liberties 

23 Mar

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: The Dublin Liberties Distillery has announced that construction work has started at its new distillery and visitor centre Read the full article here...

The Red Bull, Clerkenwell 

23 Mar

On this day in 1661, Samuel Pepys wrote in his diary: “To the Red Bull (where I had not been since plays came up again) up to the tireing-room, where strange the confusion and disorder there is among them in fitting themselves, … where the ...

Audio: Foreign Concept and Halogenix Highlight Critical’s Forward-Thinking Sound 

23 Mar

Audio: Foreign Concept and Halogenix Highlight Criticals Forward-Thinking Sound Posted on Thursday 23rd March, 2017 With this year marking the 15th anniversary of Critical’s landmark imprint, we’re already more than excited to see them returning ...

Service to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the foundation of the Worshipful Company of Carmen – 22.03.2017 

22 Mar

Iattended Evensong atSt Paul’s Cathedral with around 100 other Masters foraservice tocelebrate the500th anniversary ofthefoundation oftheCarmen.

Livery Schools Link – 20.03.2017 

22 Mar

31 Livery companies took part inacareers fair forjust over 30 schools andaround 600 pupils atGuildhall today.

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LocalGov »

Home Owners Behind on Mortgage Payments 

22 Mar

Response by Common Council of the City of London to Lawrence Van Wyk on 22 March 2017 .

Home Owners Behind on Mortgage Payments 

22 Mar

Request sent to Common Council of the City of London by Lawrence Van Wyk on 22 March 2017 .

Sinking Man Hole which is also loose, 21st March 

21 Mar

The man hole cover is loose.

Workforce Management 

21 Mar

Response by City of London Corporation to J Taylor on 21 March 2017 .

Workforce Management 

21 Mar

Request sent to City of London Corporation by J Taylor on 21 March 2017 .

Meeting scheduled: Tuesday, 21st March, 2017 10.30 am, Planning and Transportation Committee 

21 Mar

Planning and Transportation Committee: Tuesday, 21st March, 2017 10.30 am...

Blue cables in the forest 

20 Mar

Response by City of London Corporation to Marietta Le on 20 March 2017 .

Meeting scheduled: Monday, 20th March, 2017 11.00 am, Committee of Aldermanic Almoners, Common Council Governors and Donation Governors of Christ’s Hospital 

20 Mar

Committee of Aldermanic Almoners, Common Council Governors and Donation Governors of Christ's Hospital: Monday, 20th March, 2017 11.00 am...

Agency Staff Agreement 

20 Mar

Clarification sent to City of London Corporation by Vicky Pizer on 20 March 2017 .

The cost to the Housing Revenue Account of transferring HRA income to Aldgate Square Project? 

20 Mar

Follow up sent to City of London Corporation by Mr Andrew Brian Hickman on 20 March 2017 .

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London Assembly »

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.

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...

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Off duty firefighter saves man’s life at St Patrick’s Day Parade 

24 Mar

An off-duty firefighter saved the life of a man who stopped breathing at the start of London’s St Patrick’s Day Parade.

Statement on incident at Westminster 

22 Mar

Statement on an incident in Westminster on 22 March 2017.

New ‘spit kits’ issued to track down offenders who spit at London’s life savers 

20 Mar

Ambulance crews across London are being issued with DNA kits so police can trace patients who spit on them.

New ‘spit kits’ issued to track down offenders who spit at London’s life savers 

20 Mar

Ambulance crews across London are being issued with DNA kits so police can trace patients who spit on them.

Off duty firefighter who saved Euston cardiac arrest man talks for first time 

20 Mar

The off duty firefighter who helped save the life of a man at Euston station on Saturday 4 March has talked for the first time about the rescue.

Wandsworth firefighters take part in fundraising walk in aid of colleague with terminal cancer 

20 Mar

Firefighters have raised 3,000 for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity...

New chemical suits to protect firefighters against hazardous materials 

15 Mar

Crews responding to incidents involving hazardous materials and terrorism will have new protective clothing.

Brigade reissues hoverboard blaze warning following child death in US 

15 Mar

We’re reissuing our hoverboard fire warning after a girl died in a blaze in Pennslyvania, USA thought to be the first death in the US as a result from a blaze caused by the battery operated toy.

Banker thanks life savers with charity run 

14 Mar

Peckham runner Neil Cole is taking on his first half marathon this weekend thanks to bystanders and paramedics who saved his life after he suffered a cardiac arrest.

Brigade hosts seminar on sprinklers and their usage in residential care premises to protect the vulnerable 

14 Mar

A seminar assessing the use of sprinklers in protecting the elderly and vulnerable from fires in residential care premises and specialised housing is being held at the Brigade's headquarters.

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