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800,000 people homeless after floods tear through Kerala with more rain on the way 

19 Aug

Around 800,000 people have been displaced and more than 350 have died in floods in southern India, authorities said.


Personal trainer ‘broke man’s nose after being told he has small man syndrome’ 

17 Aug

A personal trainer broke an insurance broker’s nose who mocked him for having ‘small man syndrome’, a court has heard.


Man charged with murder of Britain’s Got Talent star Simonne Kerr 

16 Aug

A man has been charged with the murder of Britain’s Got Talent star Simonne Kerr.


You can now get Botox and lip fillers at Superdrug 

14 Aug

Superdrug has decided to cash in on the soaring demand for Botox and lip fillers by making them available to customers over the age of 25.


The heatwave is just beginning because the next four years are set to be ‘abnormally’ hot, scientists warn 

14 Aug

The heatwave which gripped Britain is just a taste of ‘abnormally hot’ conditions predicted to bake the world for the next four years.


Tube pervert waited for men to fall asleep then sexually assaulted them 

14 Aug

A man has been banned from using public transport after sexually assaulting two men in separate ‘abhorrent and disgraceful’ attacks.


Westminster tube station closed following terror attack outside Parliament 

14 Aug

The attack occurred on Tuesday morning (Picture: Alex Lewis) Following the terror attack outside the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday morning, Westminster tube station remains closed.


Square Mile office market gets boost with Investec letting 

14 Aug

Investec on Tuesday became the latest firm to commit to the City of London ahead of Brexit, with the banking group agreeing a deal for a large new office.


Black cab rapist John Worboys ‘questioned over new sex allegations’ 

13 Aug

Black cab rapist John Worboys has reportedly been questioned by police after new sexual assault allegations were made against him.


Dogs ‘screamed in pain after getting electric shock in pond’ 

13 Aug

A woman has described how her two dogs screamed in pain after ‘they were electrocuted’ while swimming in a pond.


Dad of boy, 18, found hanged says it was a choking sex game gone wrong 

13 Aug

A father has shared how his son accidentally choked himself to death during a solo sex game to try and deter others from making the same mistake.


Busybody told mother off for ‘inspiring lustfulness’ by breastfeeding in church 

13 Aug

A church busybody told a mother off for ‘inspiring lustfulness’ by breastfeeding her baby in a children’s worship area.


Man says he was abducted by UFO before aliens drugged and examined him 

13 Aug

A fisherman says he was abducted by a UFO whose two gray alien occupants drugged him and subjected him to a physical examination.


Property developer HB Reavis lands £120m Farringdon offices deal 

13 Aug

A Slovakian property developer on Monday agreed a deal that will allow it to build a £120 million office block above Farringdon's new Crossrail platforms.


Off-duty policeman stabbed with kitchen knife while fighting off moped thieves 

12 Aug

An off-duty policeman was stabbed with a large kitchen knife while trying to stop moped thieves from robbing a man.


Man hunting for Good Samaritan to say thanks for kindness shown over injured dog 

9 Aug

A dog owner has launched a plea to find a Good Samaritan who helped him when his beloved pet almost died.


‘Gurgling’ dad overdosed behind the wheel while baby sat in the back seat 

8 Aug

A father passed out ‘gurgling’ behind the wheel of a car containing his one year-old son after overdosing on two mystery pain pills.


Man ‘attacked seven people at church during Alcoholics Anonymous meeting’ 

6 Aug

A man attacked seven people during an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at a church, it is alleged.


Police officer ‘who raped 30 women’ walks free 7 years into two life sentences 

6 Aug

A rapist police officer, feared to have attacked over 30 women, will walk free seven years into two life sentences.


10,000 mourners gather for funerals of four men killed in police chase 

4 Aug

More than 10,000 mourners gathered earlier today for the funerals of four young men killed in a car crash during a police chase.


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Blogs »

Harris Digital on CNN 

19 Aug

Harris Digital supplies CNN with video footage and images for an online video about teaching saddlery.


Bus advert 

19 Aug

Our images being used on a bus in Enfield.


Fantastic Feats: The Building of London 

19 Aug

Next year, the City of London is planning a range of events, based around notable anniversaries in the “building of London”.


Andrew Boff Says He Wants Level Playing Field With Uber If He Becomes Mayor 

18 Aug

In his piece for 1828UK the openly gay Assembly Member has championed the Uber platform even though they discriminate against the LGBT community.


Tickets Alert: Three-day east London history festival 

18 Aug

There’s a three-day festival of history taking place in Whitechapel in October, and tickets are very cheap for the event.


Welch’s Global Ingredients Group turns grape juice into cost-effective wine filler 

17 Aug

Courtesy of Just Drinks Welch’s Global Ingredients Group, a supplier to the grape juice industry, has expanded into wine with an ingredient it claims will save wineries money.


Lawless London Illegal Electric Rickshaws Driven By Drunken Drivers….Enough’s, Enough 

17 Aug

'Lawless' rickshaw drivers are accused of drinking and cycling on the streets of London by disgruntled taxi driver This is the incredible moment a London black cab driver caught out two rickshaw hosts drinking on the job.


Wines of South Africa recruits Marcus Ford for Asia 

17 Aug

Courtesy of Just Drinks Trade association Wines of South Africa has confirmed a change of market manager in Asia.


‘Dangerous drift’ on Brexit risks Britain’s food security, says leading City food policy expert 

17 Aug

Professor Tim Lang discusses the looming food-related Brexit issues at annual Faculty of Public Health lecture Professor Tim Lang discusses the looming food-related Brexit issues at annual Faculty of Public Health lecture...


The science of speech 

17 Aug

Allen Hirson,Senior Lecturer in Phonetics at City, talks about speech and phonetics Allen Hirson,Senior Lecturer in Phonetics at City, talks about speech and phonetics...


Creative professionals in the Square Mile 

17 Aug

  By Dr Edward Jones   Research Officer at the City of London Corporation   Creative professionals might make up a small proportion of the City’s workforce but they are a crucial component of the wider business draw of the Square Mile.


Tickets Alert: Sir Peter Hendy’s City of London Routemaster Bus Tour 

17 Aug

An architecture tour with a difference next month, as a Routmaster bus offers a tour around the City of London focusing on preparations for the Elizabeth line.


London’s weekly railway news 

17 Aug

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… 40 years of Flying the Tube to Heathrow Airport London Underground Transport bosses are scrambling to defend Highbury’s The Garage music venue after a backlash against plans to demolish it and ...


Central London bus cuts 

17 Aug

Darryl's 853 blog had a cracking scoop on Wednesday, featuring leaked details of a massive set of changes to central London bus routes, due to be consulted on next month.


SPARCfest 2018: Union Division 

16 Aug

A performance by the large ensemble comprising leading UK improvisers, taking a creative and daring approach to spontaneous music-making, group interaction and the musical 'hive mind'.


Precept Wine makes California play with Truett-Hurst wholesale purchase 

16 Aug

Courtesy of Just Drinks Pacific north-west producer Precept Wine has announced itspurchase of the wholesale business unit belonging toCalifornia-based wine group Truett-Hurst.


Precept Wine makes California play with Truett-Hurst wholesale purchase 

16 Aug

Courtesy of Just Drinks Pacific north-west producer Precept Wine has announced itspurchase of the wholesale business unit belonging toCalifornia-based wine group Truett-Hurst.


Portuguese Cork Association unveils first US TV ad – video 

16 Aug

Courtesy of Just Drinks The Portuguese Cork Association has launched its first US TV ad as the industry continues to rebound after deadly fires last year.


Portuguese Cork Association unveils first US TV ad – video 

16 Aug

Courtesy of Just Drinks The Portuguese Cork Association has launched its first US TV ad as the industry continues to rebound after deadly fires last year.


Autumn Term courses available to Book Now 

16 Aug

Learn something new with us this autumn.


We are recruiting… 

16 Aug

We're looking for candidates to join the Institute in a number of new roles.


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LocalGov »

Meeting scheduled: Tuesday, 21st August, 2018 2.45 pm, Dispensations Sub (Standards) Committee 

21 Aug

Dispensations Sub (Standards) Committee: Tuesday, 21st August, 2018 2.45 pm...


Meeting scheduled: Tuesday, 21st August, 2018 1.45 pm, Assessment Sub (Standards) Committee 

21 Aug

Assessment Sub (Standards) Committee: Tuesday, 21st August, 2018 1.45 pm...


Income and expendture for outside companies filming on City of London housing estates 

17 Aug

Response by City of London Corporation to Mr Andrew Brian Hickman on 17 August 2018 .


Minutes published: Meeting of Thursday, 26th July, 2018 2.30 pm, Licensing (Hearing) Sub Committee 

17 Aug

Licensing (Hearing) Sub Committee: Thursday, 26th July, 2018 2.30 pm...


Minutes published: Meeting of Tuesday, 24th July, 2018 3.00 pm, Licensing (Hearing) Sub Committee 

17 Aug

Licensing (Hearing) Sub Committee: Tuesday, 24th July, 2018 3.00 pm...


Minutes published: Meeting of Thursday, 26th July, 2018 3.00 pm, Freedom Applications Committee 

16 Aug

Freedom Applications Committee: Thursday, 26th July, 2018 3.00 pm...


Waiting lists for allotments (June 2018) 

16 Aug

Response by City of London Corporation to David Greenwood on 16 August 2018 .


Meeting held: Wednesday, 15th August, 2018 1.45 pm, Finance Committee 

15 Aug

Finance Committee: Wednesday, 15th August, 2018 1.45 pm...


Meeting held: Tuesday, 14th August, 2018 3.58 pm, Board of Governors of the City of London School for Girls 

14 Aug

Board of Governors of the City of London School for Girls: Tuesday, 14th August, 2018 3.58 pm...


Minutes published: Meeting of Thursday, 19th July, 2018 3.00 pm, Education Board 

14 Aug

Education Board: Thursday, 19th July, 2018 3.00 pm...


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London Assembly »

Cutting Congestion: The Case for Car Clubs 

28 Feb

Promote Boris Bike-style scheme for car clubs to reduce London congestion, says new report Keith Prince AM calls on Mayor to make car club spaces compulsory in new builds More spaces would allow A-to-B journeys and could reduce congestion ...


Read GLA Conservatives Response to the Mayor’s Draft London Plan 

26 Feb

Writing a response to The Mayor’s Draft London Plan, Andrew Boff AM highlights concerns around family homes, overcrowding, parking, small sites policy and industrial land.


Transport Committee cycling meeting with BBC Broadcaster Jeremy Vine 

20 Feb

Transport Committee cycling meeting with BBC Broadcaster Jeremy Vine On Monday February 19, the London Assembly Transport Committee held a special meeting with the keen cyclist and BBC Broadcaster Jeremy Vine.


Economy Committee – Draft Economic Development Strategy 

20 Feb

Economy Committee - Draft Economic Development Strategy The Mayor published his draft Economic Development Strategy for public consultation on 13 December 2017.


Hospitals haemorrhaging clinically qualified EU citizens 

20 Feb

Hospitals haemorrhaging clinically qualified EU citizens In its fourth Brexit Directive letter to the Mayor, the London Assembly urges him to discuss whether the Government could provide a sector-specific guarantee for the rights of EU healthcare...


Jeremy Vine reads out Mean Tweets from motorists about cyclists 

19 Feb

Jeremy Vine reads out Mean Tweets from motorists about cyclists A special briefing session with BBC broadcaster Jeremy Vine to discuss public attitudes to cycling based on his experience as a cyclist in London.


Hear what Jeremy Vine has to say about Matt Le Blanc’s comments on cyclists 

19 Feb

Hear what Jeremy Vine has to say about Matt Le Blanc's comments on cyclists A special briefing session with BBC broadcaster Jeremy Vine to discuss public attitudes to cycling based on his experience as a cyclist in London.


Transport Committee – Cycling infrastructure with special guest, BBC broadcaster, Jeremy Vine. 

19 Feb

Transport Committee - Cycling infrastructure with special guest, BBC broadcaster, Jeremy Vine.


Mayor’s Question Time 

19 Feb

Mayor's Question Time The Mayor of London will present his Final Draft Budget, focusing on the changes to the Budget proposals since they were last presented to the Assembly on January 25th.


Police & Crime Committee – Q&A with the Met and MOPAC 

19 Feb

Police Crime Committee - QA with the Met and MOPAC The Deputy Commissioner, Sir Craig Mackey QPM and Sophie Linden, the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime will answer questions on the following topics: Changes to frontline policing Basic...


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Lethal product design flaws still need to be addressed two years after large west London blaze 

17 Aug

The major fire at Shepherds Court in west London in August 2016 was caused by a tumble dryer and destroyed five homes...


Cladding ban only one part of building safety, warns Brigade 

14 Aug

London Fire Brigade has written to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) regarding the ban on combustible materials being used on building exteriors...


Brigade’s consultation response on Dame Judith Hackitt’s full independent review of building regulations and fire safety 

14 Aug

Our submission outlined the numerous ways that building regulations and fire safety system is currently broken...


New Government product safety strategy doesn’t address lethal design flaws 

10 Aug

The first strategy for the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS), published today, covers key areas the Brigade has spent years lobbying for as part of its Total Recalls campaign.


Brigade gives Government bad school report as school fires increase and sprinklers 

31 Jul

We're campaigning for sprinklers in schools.


Brigade calls for urgent BBQ ban to prevent grass fires 

26 Jul

London Fire Commissioner, Dany Cotton has written to all London councils requesting a temporary BBQ ban in public parks...


Teach children how to dial 999 this summer urges London Fire Brigade 

25 Jul

There was a delay calling 999 in 2 out of 5 house and flat fires in the capital according to the latest Fire Facts report by London Fire Brigade.


Fire station ‘tea boy’ turned fire commander retires after 31 years of service 

24 Jul

Tower Hamlets Borough Commander Steve Dudeney began his career aged 14 making tea for crews at Poplar Fire Station...


Record numbers of grass fires put lives at risk 

24 Jul

London Fire Brigade said ‘careless and reckless’ members of the public are putting lives at risk by causing record numbers of grass fires during the heatwave.


‘Sticky science’ saves London school from fire 

24 Jul

London Firefighters used a new glue like liquid to save a school in Twickenham from burning down...


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