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Victorian engravings celebrate Smithfield Market reopening 

24 Nov

Press cuttings show how excitement gripped Victorian London when Smithfield Market reopened in 1868.


Barack Obama posts Thanksgiving family photo of the purest variety 

23 Nov

Purity level not found (Picture: Twitter) Look up the word ‘pure’ in the dictionary because the old definition has been replaced with this picture.


Donald Trump mourns shooting victims and praises stock market in Thanksgiving message 

23 Nov

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Donald Trump used the president’s traditional Thanksgiving message to mourn the victims of mass shootings and praise stock market success.


James Bulger’s mother brands Jon Venables ‘vile and perverted’ after child porn arrest 

23 Nov

Jon Venables when he was arrested for the murder of James Bulger The mother of murdered toddler James Bulger branded his killer Jon Venables ‘vile perverted psychopath’ after his latest arrest for child porn.


Huge fire breaks out at industrial unit sending smoke across London 

23 Nov

The smoke can be seen from miles away (Picture: Reuters) Billowing smoke can be seen drifting above London’s skyline as firefighters battle a massive blaze at a warehouse.


Win a pair of tickets to a production from the RSC's ROME MMXVII London Season 

23 Nov

See Shakespeares heart-racing Rome plays at the Barbican until 20 January 2018...


Christmas with Russell Watson: save £10* on selected seats 

23 Nov

Saturday 23 December, 7.30pm, Barbican...


Arrogant commuter who called himself a legend Tasered by police 

23 Nov

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Footage has emerged of the moment a commuter was tasered by police after describing himself as a legend.


10 tips to avoid falling victim to fraud when Christmas shopping 

23 Nov

(Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) With more of us doing our Christmas shopping from the sofa, and snapping up bargains on auction sites, fraud’s becoming a big part of the festive season.


Can you see why this statue at a Catholic school needed covering up? 

22 Nov

The saint and his loaf have been covered (Picture: Twitter) A Catholic school were forced to cover a new statue of a saint give a child bread this week.


Local heroes bring trouble to paradise for city fat cats as they try to make Square Mile accountable 

16 Nov

A small put hopeful movement is arrising in the shadows of the City of London's famous skyline as locals strive to push further into the inner circle of vested interest...


Newlywed died after ‘stumbling into path of truck’ following her birthday party 

15 Nov

Laura Murray-Woodford and her hsuband Ben Kelly-Taylor (Picture: SWNS) A newlywed was killed after she stumbled into the path of a truck and was run over shortly after leaving her birthday party, an inquest heard.


Deliveroo troll UberEats by giving away free doughnuts in London 

14 Nov

Today could still bring you free doughnuts (Picture: Deliveroo) For those of you let down by missing out on 36,000 free doughnuts from UberEats today… It might not be too late.


Kate Middleton’s uncle admits punching his wife after a charity event 

14 Nov

Gary Goldsmith, 52, has admitted to hitting wife Julie-Ann Goldsmith, 47, with a ‘left hook’ following a night at a private members’ club in central London.


Black cab drivers to get medical training to deal with terror attacks 

14 Nov

London black cab drivers are getting trained to respond to medical emergencies and terror attacks (Picture: PA) Black cab drivers in London are to get medical training in how to deal with medical emergencies and terror attacks.


Theresa May was almost knocked out with a ceremonial mace last night 

14 Nov

Theresa May shows her lightning reactions (Picture: BBC) Theresa May has probably got used to getting hit from all angles in her short time as Prime Minister.


Theresa May accuses Russia of ‘meddling in elections’ and ‘weaponising information’ 

13 Nov

Prime Minister Theresa May criticised Russia at the Lord Mayor’s banquet (Picture: PA Wire) Theresa May has warned ‘Russia is meddling in elections’ by ‘weaponising information.


Desperate bid to save whole pod of 12 beached whales 

13 Nov

Drone footage shows the stranded sperm whales (Picture: Getty) People are desperately trying to save a pod of 12 sperm whales washed up on a beach in Indonesia.


Drunk pregnant woman attacked paramedic who was trying to help her 

11 Nov

Jamie Burnett leaves South Northumberland Magistrates Court (Picture: NCJ Media) A drunk pregnant woman attacked a paramedic who was treating her after she was found lying unconscious at a metro station.


Thousands brave rain for Lord Mayor’s Show 

11 Nov

More than 7,000 people, alongside 70 floats, took part in the parade in the City of London.


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Taxi Trade Lied To Over Bank Junction Exclusion – Moorgate To Close For5 Months – New Ranks ???? 

24 Nov

Again we find out, the Taxi trade has been lied to over the Bank Junction...


Scordatura Women’s Music Collective: Lunchtime Concert 

23 Nov

Music by three rarely heard early 20th century composers: Amy Beach, Nadia Boulanger and Rebecca Clarke.


Lady Mayoress Samantha Bowman – 22nd November 2017 

23 Nov

TheMasters Lady, Pauline Joyce joined other consorts foraChampagne Tea attheGuildhall Club where theLady Mayoress  spoke about Fellowship andCharity andhow therole ofconsorts is becoming more important inthese changing times.


Mistresses’ and Consorts’ Luncheon at Bakers’ Hall – 23rd November 2017 

23 Nov

TheMaster Tax Advisor’s Consort, Mr.


The Worshipful Company of Actuaries at Staple Inn Hall – 22nd November 2017 

23 Nov

TheMaster with anumber ofother Livery Masters were treated toanexcellent presentation followed bysupper byCambridge Professor David Spiegelhalter, OBE, FRS who has presented theBBC4 documentaries including ‘Tails you Win’, ‘Climate Change ...


Mansion House Lord Mayor’s address to Masters – 22nd November 2017 

23 Nov

We were privileged tobe invited  tohave drinks attheMansion House, theLord Mayor’s City home.


Festival of St Cecilia – 22nd November 2017 

23 Nov

The Masters and Wardens of the 110 Livery Companies were invited to process the full length of Westminster Cathedral to enjoy a splendid musical service in support of Help Musicians UK.


Deaf music alumna presents Radio 4 documentary about music and deafness 

23 Nov

Eloise Garland is a classical singer, violinist and pianist who recently graduated from City Eloise Garland is a classical singer, violinist and pianist who recently graduated from City...


gunpowder market market to open 

23 Nov

The team behind Gunpowder have conquered East London with the opening Madame D’s and Gul Sepoy , and are hopping over the river to open Gunpowder Market Market at One Tower Bridge.


The City of London Solicitors Dinner at Stationers’ Hall – 21st November 2017 

23 Nov

The Worshipful Company of Solicitors of the City of London held a formal dinner at the Stationers Hall, It was a fun evening with a most entertaining address given by Lieutenant General David Leakey, CMG, CBE, Gentleman Usher of the ...


25th Wedding Anniversary – The Grand Hotel – 19th November 2017 

23 Nov

TheMaster andtheMasters Lady, were privileged tobe invited toattend acelebratory lunch atthe5 star Grand Hotel  inEastbourne tocelebrate Lady Davies andSir David’s 25th wedding anniversary.


Pledge 150 – Campaign to end youth homelessness – 17th November 2017 

23 Nov

A number of Liverymen supported the RICS/LandAid charity event at the RICS HQ and were treated to a surprise visit from the Duke of Cambridge.


A Bite Out of London 

23 Nov

This rather nice diagrammatic map, created by by Premium Tours, looks at the top ranking on TripAdvisor for each cuisine type, for London, and then plots the restaurant concerned, in its approximate geographic location.


Composer releases sound work based on living room recordings 

23 Nov

Dr Tullis Rennie draws from his research into composition methods that focus on memory and identity Dr Tullis Rennie draws from his research into composition methods that focus on memory and identity...


Audio: Introducing rising radio talent Amy Alford 

23 Nov

Audio: Introducing rising radio talent Amy Alford Posted on Thursday 23rd November, 2017 The UK is home to many cities with a rich music scene, and Leeds is definitely up there with the best of them.


Everything has changed? Trump and the crisis of Liberal Order II 

22 Nov

At the second Round Table discussion in this series, just a year since the 2016 presidential elections, we evaluate the impact of the Trump administration on American politics, racial and gender identities, and foreign policy, including the Trump ...


Brexit: Within the Single Market, Without the European Court of Justice? 

22 Nov

With Carl Baudenbacher, President of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Court...


Modelling Divergence(s) and Convergence(s) of the EU in the World 

22 Nov

This conference aims to explore overall the concept of convergence(s) and divergence(s) of the EU in the world to frame the actions, law-making and practice of the EU as an actor in the global legal order.


DataBites Seminar – “Thus spoke the Dalek: Explain!” 

22 Nov

DataBites Seminar by Tarek Besold at City, University of London...


Top Five: Ice Skating Rinks 

22 Nov

One of our favourite winter activities is getting back onto the ice and retesting our skating skills.


Bar Professional Training Course Open Evening 

22 Nov

BPTC open evening for prospective City, university of London students...


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LocalGov »

Meeting scheduled: Friday, 24th November, 2017 11.30 am, Health and Wellbeing Board 

24 Nov

Health and Wellbeing Board: Friday, 24th November, 2017 11.30 am...


Meeting scheduled: Friday, 24th November, 2017 10.30 am, Streets and Walkways Sub (Planning and Transportation) Committee 

24 Nov

Streets and Walkways Sub (Planning and Transportation) Committee: Friday, 24th November, 2017 10.30 am...


Agenda published: Meeting of Friday, 1st December, 2017 11.00 am, Professional Standards and Integrity Sub (Police) Committee 

23 Nov

Professional Standards and Integrity Sub (Police) Committee: Friday, 1st December, 2017 11.00 am...


Meeting scheduled: Thursday, 23rd November, 2017 3.30 pm, Local Plans Sub (Planning and Transportation) Committee 

23 Nov

Local Plans Sub (Planning and Transportation) Committee: Thursday, 23rd November, 2017 3.30 pm...


Minutes published: Meeting of Tuesday, 7th November, 2017 2.30 pm, Keats House Consultative Committee 

23 Nov

Keats House Consultative Committee: Tuesday, 7th November, 2017 2.30 pm...


Meeting scheduled: Thursday, 23rd November, 2017 1.45 pm, The City Bridge Trust Committee 

23 Nov

The City Bridge Trust Committee: Thursday, 23rd November, 2017 1.45 pm...


Meeting scheduled: Wednesday, 22nd November, 2017 4.00 pm, Highgate Wood Consultative Group 

22 Nov

Highgate Wood Consultative Group: Wednesday, 22nd November, 2017 4.00 pm...


Agenda published: Meeting of Monday, 4th December, 2017 12.15 pm, West Ham Park Committee 

22 Nov

West Ham Park Committee: Monday, 4th December, 2017 12.15 pm...


Agenda published: Meeting of Monday, 4th December, 2017 11.30 am, Open Spaces and City Gardens 

22 Nov

Open Spaces and City Gardens: Monday, 4th December, 2017 11.30 am...


Minutes published: Meeting of Monday, 13th November, 2017 1.45 pm, Assessment Sub (Standards) Committee 

22 Nov

Assessment Sub (Standards) Committee: Monday, 13th November, 2017 1.45 pm...


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London Assembly »

Met efficiency hits rock bottom under Khan, Independent report today shows 

23 Nov

  HM Inspectorate report today: Metropolitan police service ‘requires improvement’ Previously ‘good’ Met (Britain’s best funded service) now in bottom third nationally Concern over Mayor’s calls for increased funding in wake of ...


London Mayor fails to set family homes target in opaque Housing Strategy 

23 Nov

No targets for family homes in housing strategy – predecessor’s was 36% Lack of detail and transparency in Mayor’s policy, allows little scope for scrutiny.


Mayor needs to do homework as police numbers don’t add up 

30 Oct

Mr Khan blames government cuts, but he removed £38m from Met recruitment Police reduction numbers cannot be achieved as stated Assembly Member Steve O’Connell said (in response to article in Guardian today): “Whilst the Met should absolutely...


Dutch-style ‘plot-shops’ key to increasing self-build development (report) 

30 Oct

  Report urges Mayor to back creative self-build scheme Only 10% of UK housing development is self-build – despite recent positive legislation London Mayor encouraged to back roll out of innovative Plot Shop schemes across the Capital A new...


Emergency response performances plummet under Mayor’s Pathfinders trial 

23 Oct

Five trial boroughs are now worst performing in London Barking and Dagenham performance drops almost 30 per cent Pathfinders merger scheme started in April and could be rolled out across London Police emergency response times have dramatically...


T-charge launch: Scheme is ‘a £23million attack on London’s small businesses and poorest drivers’ 

23 Oct

Mayor’s assessments show T-charge will have ‘negligible’ impact on air quality Expected to reduce poisonous gases by just 1-3% Charge will cost London’s poorest drivers £23million a year Small businesses and self-employed could be hammered...


Uber ban could cost Londoners £90million in higher fares 

17 Oct

Ban challenged by Uber in court appeal despite talks If Uber loses, Londoners face increased transport costs of up to £90 million A further £864 million in annual wages could be lost by Uber’s 40,000 drivers Londoners could end up paying ...


Sadiq Khan wants controversial rent controls that ‘could cut housing supply by 50,000’ 

12 Oct

Evidence shows rent controls cause housing stock in cities to fall £4.5bn in rental revenue could be lost in London by 2025, research found Despite weight of evidence, Khan backs implementing scheme Sadiq Khan has said he is in favour of ...


Police station closures increase journey times 400% 

10 Oct

West London: Journeys to police stations could increase 400 per cent after closures, research shows Residents of Hammersmith, Kensington and Westminster face long walks under proposed closures Some journey times increase by 400% Fears over...


Uber licence: Statement from Andrew Boff AM 

29 Sep

– Mayor refuses to renew private hire firm’s licence – Puts 40,000 people out of work with ruling – Decision causes ‘major reputational damage’ to London Commenting on the Mayor of London’s decision not to renew Uber’s licence...


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Croydon residents invited to public exhibition on new firefighter training centre 

21 Nov

The Brigade is inviting local residents and stakeholders to a public exhibition on proposals to redevelop the training centre at Croydon Fire Station.


Call for motorists to slow down following 40% rise in attendance at road traffic collisions 

20 Nov

In Road Safety Week, we are urging motorists to drive more carefully...


Guest house owner who removed stairs hit with £250K fire safety fine 

20 Nov

A Bethnal Green guest house owner who removed the staircase from his property has been hit with a 250,000 fine and a six month suspended prison sentence after being successfully prosecuted by London Fire Brigade.


Kings’ Cross fire remembered 30 years on 

17 Nov

30 years after the Kings Cross Fire, we look back.


Ambulance staff pay tribute to King’s Cross fire victims 30 years on 

16 Nov

A London Ambulance Service paramedic has reflected on what it was like to treat patients at the King’s Cross Station fire ahead of the 30th anniversary of the tragedy this Saturday (18 November).


Statement in response to the Assaults on Emergency Service Workers Bill 

14 Nov

Chief Executive, Garrett Emmerson, said: “In the week when three ambulance staff were assaulted, we welcome the Assaults on Emergency Service Workers Bill – which reaches committee stage tomorrow (Wednesday November 15).


Post Grenfell Fire Safety skills crisis exposed by Brigade 

13 Nov

There will be an increase in serious building fires unless the construction industry starts to take fire safety more seriously.


Paramedic shortlisted for Air Ambulance Paramedic of the Year 

10 Nov

A London Ambulance Service paramedic who helped coordinate the response to three terrorist attacks has been shortlisted as Air Ambulance Paramedic of the Year.


Ambulance service comes together to remember the fallen 

10 Nov

The Service’s ceremonial unit will join members of the armed forces, political leaders and the royal family to pay their respects to all those who lost their lives.


Fire Cadets help build school in Nepal 

10 Nov

A group of Fire Cadets trekked to a remote village to help rebuild a school in Nepal which was badly damaged in the 2015 earthquakes...


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