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Complete chaos on London Underground after huge signal systems failure 

26 Jun

The Piccadilly and District Lines have been affected (Picture: Getty) The Piccadilly and District lines were suspended this morning after a huge signal system failure after a power outage at Earls Court.


London Bridge survivor: I want police to use different sirens in event of terror attacks 

22 Jun

A survivor of the London Bridge atrocity has called for police to use different sirens during terror attacks, claiming the move would gain vital minutes and save lives.


Crossrail: First Elizabeth line train comes into service on Liverpool Street line 

22 Jun

The first Elizabeth line train has come into service in east London, ahead of the launch of Crossrail next year.


How to report extremist online posts that promote or glorify terror attacks 

22 Jun

A woman holds a placard as they take part in a vigil for the victims of an attack on concert goers at Manchester Arena (Picture: Reuters) Sadly, the UK has seen four terror attacks in as many months.


Injured off-duty London Bridge police officer gets WWE belt from wrestler Triple H 

21 Jun

A police officer injured in the London Bridge attack is presented with an honorary WWE championship belt.


Armed police guard druids and revellers at Stonehenge for first time to prevent Summer Solstice terror attack 

21 Jun

The security step-up has been made in the wake of a series of attacks on Westminster, Manchester Arena, London Bridge and Finsbury Park...


Philip Hammond hints at softer Brexit 

20 Jun

It was delayed by a week, but when it came it was significantly different in tone to Theresa May’s thoughts on Britain’s departure from the EU during the General Election.


New super-shuttle could travel from London to Edinburgh in just eight minutes 

20 Jun

Passengers will travel between London and Edinburgh in just eight minutes (Picture: Caters) If you’ve ever wanted to visit Edinburgh, but couldn’t face the seven hour drive from London, you may be in luck.


Bank of England's Carney warns Brussels off City land grab 

20 Jun

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has warned Brussels that a Brexit land grab for crucial City of London business could damage financial stability.


London Bridge Open Kitchen: free food festival celebrates the diversity of London Bridge 

20 Jun

A one-day food festival is coming to the foot of The Shard...


After Manchester, London Bridge and Finsbury Park how can we even think about police cuts? 

20 Jun

Police man a cordon at the scene in the Finsbury Park area of north London (Picture: AFP/Getty Images) A former Met Police commissioner has said it would be ‘an absurdity’ to cut the force’s funding anymore after a series of horrific tragedies ...


Off-duty PC who tackled London Bridge attackers sheds tears as he meets WWE hero Triple H 

20 Jun

An off-duty PC seriously injured as he tried to fight off the London Bridge terrorists was in tears when he received a surprise visit from his hero, WWE superstar Triple H.


Immigration will not ‘shut down’ declares Tory Chancellor in vision for softer Brexit 

20 Jun

In his major Mansion House speech, Philip Hammond urged a new phase of globalisation as he pushed for links with the EU to be as close as possible...


Here’s the difference in how Donald Trump reacted to the London Bridge and Finsbury Park attacks 

19 Jun

There's a significant difference in tone between the President's responses to the two tragedies...


Video emerges of hero running through gunfire to rescue girl trapped by Isis 

18 Jun

The girl was rescued from sniper fire in Mosul, Iraq (Picture: Nabih Bulos/ YouTube) A former US special forces soldier has been captured on film braving ISIS gunfire as he saved a young girl from the front line Aid worker David Eubank, 56, was in ...


The UK economy is starting to feel the pinch a year after Brexit vote 

18 Jun

The economy has slowed since Brexit.


Man who shouted ‘F*** you, I’m Millwall’ at London Bridge terrorists gets perfect tribute 

17 Jun

A wonderfully fitting tribute...


‘They were animals’: London Bridge attack hero reveals how he feared death as friend stopped him closing his eyes 

17 Jun

Sunday Express business editor Geoff Ho said: All I saw in their eyes was rage.


City cancels Mansion House dinner after tower tragedy 

15 Jun

The chancellor had been due to give a key annual speech at the event on Thursday night.


Dreamboys dancer cleared of groping bride-to-be and her friend during hen do 

15 Jun

Dreamboy Florin Haiduc was found not guilty (Picture: Central News) A Dreamboys dancer has been cleared of groping a bride-to-be and her friend during a hen do at a strip club.


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Blogs »

Annual Wren Talk 2017: Dr Anya Matthews 

28 Jun

Celebrated, Forgotten and Remembered:Sir James Thornhill and the Legacy of the Painted Hall Call 020 7427 0133 or email if you need help.


Win a Pair of Tickets to Brockmans Gin’s #PressForGin Pop-Up Bar 

26 Jun

Love gin? Love a party? Love a unique venue? The next Brockmans Gin #PressForGin pop-up at the Victorian Bathroom near Liverpool Street on the 27th of July is for you.


DJ Steve Aoki to become brand ambassador for Luc Belaire sparkling wine brand 

26 Jun

Courtesy of Just Drinks Sovereign Brands has partnered its Luc Belaire French sparkling wine brand with Grammy-nominated producer and DJ Steve Aoki.


Leaked information on M&A deals leads to higher valuations 

26 Jun

The report finds that leaked information can boost deal values by an average of $21 million.


George Clooney tequila brand bought by Diageo 

26 Jun

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: Diageo has agreed to purchase the Casamigos super premium tequila brand co-founded by George Clooney for US$1bn Read the full article here...


WCIB Court Assistant Tim Hailes JP elected Sheriff of City of London 2017/18 

26 Jun

Alderman Tim Hailes JP , a Court Assistant of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers (WCIB) was elected to serve as one of the two Sheriffs of the City of London for 2017/18.


Drinkaware to focus on UK’s older drinkers 

26 Jun

Courtesy of Just Drinks UK alcohol education charity Drinkaware has released a new strategy, centred around older consumers.


City celebrates launch of Trainee Nursing Associates course with partners 

26 Jun

The event was hosted at City in partnership with London South Bank University The event was hosted at City in partnership with London South Bank University...


Reliability and Availability Modeling in Practice 

26 Jun

Seminar by Prof Kishor S.


US Supreme Court opens the floodgates for the trademarking of racist slurs 

26 Jun

By Enrico Bonadio, Senior Lecturer, City Law School.


UK and US media must recognise differences between nations in Middle East, argues new book 

26 Jun

Dr Zahera Harb has edited thebook, Reporting the Middle East: The Practice of News in the Twenty-First Century Dr Zahera Harb has edited thebook, Reporting the Middle East: The Practice of News in the Twenty-First Century...


london bridge open kitchen 

26 Jun

It’s great to see how Borough has bounced back following the terror attacks – we were there last Wednesday night and could only get into the fourth restaurant we tried as they were all so packed! The third annual London Bridge Open Kitchen on ...


API cold foil makes SnowFox vodka icy cool 

26 Jun

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: A cold foil from brand enhancement specialist API is creating a stunning visual identity for award-winning SnowFox vodka Read the full article here...


New solutions needed for defined benefit pension schemes 

26 Jun

Billions of pounds of pension wealth could be saved by putting stressed pension schemes on a sounder footing Billions of pounds of pension wealth could be saved by putting stressed pension schemes on a sounder footing...


London’s Alleys – Spital Yard 

26 Jun

Just off the busy main road running between Liverpool Street and Shoreditch is a short little alleyway with a small dose of history about it.


Uncovering London’s forgotten Civil War fortifications 

26 Jun

Longer, taller, and wider than its more famous Roman ancestor, there used to be a massive wall surrounding London – and yet it vanished within a decade of being built.


Our newsletter is published 

25 Jun

Hello everyone, the Toastmasters Year runs from July till June, so we’ve  now reached the end of the 2016-17 TM year ! It’s a been a busy time filled with meetings, contests and socials.


The Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch 2017 – update 

25 Jun

You may be interested to read the report we have recently received from the organising committee of the Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch.


Mangrove secures deal for Kokoro Gin 

25 Jun

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: Distributor Mangrove has secured a deal for Japanese-inspired London Dry, Kokoro Gin, produced by Forest Spirits Read the full article here...


Food Thinkers: The intersectoral approach to food and nutrition security in Brazil: how it was built and where we stand today 

24 Jun

The Brazilian experience of building a National Plan for Food and Nutrition Security, focusing on its intersectoral approach.


Beefeater unveils new marketing strategy 

24 Jun

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: Pernod Ricard’s Beefeater gin has unveiled a new marketing strategy designed to reach out to new generation drinkers Read the full article here...


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LocalGov »

Meeting scheduled: Tuesday, 27th June, 2017 11.00 am, Bursary Committee of the Board of Governors of the City of London School for Girls 

27 Jun

Bursary Committee of the Board of Governors of the City of London School for Girls: Tuesday, 27th June, 2017 11.00 am...


Meeting scheduled: Monday, 26th June, 2017 6.30 pm, Inner North East London Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee 

26 Jun

Inner North East London Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Monday, 26th June, 2017 6.30 pm...


Agenda published: Meeting of Tuesday, 4th July, 2017 10.30 am, Planning and Transportation Committee 

26 Jun

Planning and Transportation Committee: Tuesday, 4th July, 2017 10.30 am...


Agenda published: Meeting of Tuesday, 4th July, 2017 1.45 pm, Port Health & Environmental Services Committee 

26 Jun

Port Health Environmental Services Committee: Tuesday, 4th July, 2017 1.45 pm...


Children’s Services Fostering Numbers 

26 Jun

Response by City of London Corporation to Richard Chandler on 26 June 2017 .


Silk st moor lane tactile paving missing, 25th June 

25 Jun

Silk st moor lane tactile paving missing + other nearby locations Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 724 Willoughby Highwalk, EC2 Report on FixMyStreet...


Milton st silk st tactile paving missing, 25th June 

25 Jun

Milton st silk st tactile paving missing Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Milton Street, EC2 Report on FixMyStreet...


Undershaft junction drop crossing + tactile missing, 25th June 

25 Jun

Undershaft junction sy mary axe drop crossing missing + tactile paving missing Report on FixMyStreet...


St maryaxe pedestian refuge tactile paving missing, 25th June 

25 Jun

St maryaxe pedestian refuge tactile paving missing Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 10 St Mary Axe, EC3 Report on FixMyStreet...


Cheapside new change junction pedestrian refuges tactile paving missing, 25th June 

25 Jun

Cheapside new change junction pedestrian refuges tactile paving missing Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 150 Cheapside, EC2 Report on FixMyStreet...


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London Assembly »

Grenfell: Mayor refuses to review fire safety of proposed tower blocks 

23 Jun

– Sadiq Khan dismisses request, claiming new buildings are ‘safer’ – Tottenham block built in 2015 has same cladding as Grenfell Tower – No sprinklers proposed in 17-storey Harrow development Sadiq Khan has refused to review...


Plans to close half of London police stations exposed in leaked emails 

23 Jun

– Memos show front counters will reduce from 73 to 36 –  Sadiq Khan’s team has been formulating plans since December – Includes discussions of how best to spin the closures to the public – Mayor used election campaign...


Susan Hall 

20 Jun

Constituency: Londonwide GLA Conservatives spokesperson on Economy Member of the Economy Committee Member of the Police and Crime Committee Susan was elected as a Harrow Councillor for Hatch End Ward in 2006.


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...


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Commissioner urges housing providers to get on front foot with fire safety 

26 Jun

Following the Grenfell Tower fire, London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton is today calling on all the capital’s housing providers to urgently check they have an up to date fire risk assessment to ensure their buildings and residents are safe...


Latest statement regarding Charcot Estate in Camden 

24 Jun

Our highly trained Inspecting Officers, working very closely with Camden Council, yesterday determined that essential works are required in these four buildings on the Charcot Estate.


Warning to keep safe during summer after dozens of calls to barbecue fires 

23 Jun

We’re urging Londoners to keep safe when cooking on barbecues this summer.


Brigade reissues essential fire safety advice on white goods following Grenfell Fire 

23 Jun

London Fire Brigade is reissuing essential advice to people on white goods safety following the announcement that the Grenfell Tower fire started in a fridge freezer.


Brigade statement regarding evacuation at Chalcots Estate in Camden 

23 Jun

London Fire Brigade will continue to work with Camden Council...


Brigade set to carry out safety checks following Prime Minister’s announcement on panels 

22 Jun

Following the announcement made by the Prime Minister today it is important for Londoners who live in high rise properties to understand what it means for them.


Brigade reissues tower block safety advice 

22 Jun

We're stressing essential advice to help Londoners understand high rise safety following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower...


Thousands more emergency calls during hottest week of the year 

21 Jun

The sweltering conditions in the capital have caused a 40 per cent increase in 999 calls for ambulances.


Adele visits Chelsea firefighters to thank them for their work at Grenfell Tower 

20 Jun

Adele enjoyed tea and cake with Chelsea firefighters...


Real life ‘One Born Every Minute’ – firefighters help deliver baby on roadside in south east London 

20 Jun

Firefighters received a call to deliver a baby on the side of Eltham Road in Lee Green, south east London.


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