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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Arrests after crackdown on south London gang – BBC News

BBC NewsKnown as the Gas gang, they are believed to be responsible for up to three quarters of all violent crime in some parts of south London. Up to 29 people were arrested in several parts of the UK for crimes including supplying drugs and money laundering.700 police launch dawn raids targeted at notorious Brixton-based […]

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London’s Growing… Up! The Rise and Rise of London’s Tall Buildings – ArchDaily

London’s Growing… Up! The Rise and Rise of London’s Tall BuildingsArchDailyThis April, New London Architecture (NLA) – London’s Centre for the Built Environment will explore this new skyline with London’s Growing… Up! Through the use of images, video, models, CGI’s and visitor interaction, the exhibition will present a past … …read more Source: London News […]

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Why London Comes Last in Social Media City Rankings – MIT Technology Review

Why London Comes Last in Social Media City RankingsMIT Technology ReviewThat includes cities ranging from Amsterdam to Vienna by way of London and San Francisco. So the obvious question is who comes out on top? These guys measure the number of different types of social media account that each city publishes, the amount of … […]

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Nissan London taxis to be built in Coventry – BBC News

BBC NewsA new London taxi, designed by Nissan, is to be built in Coventry, the company has said. The cabs will be assembled by ADV Manufacturing at a new plant as part of a £6m joint investment by the firms. ADV said it was already taking on more engineers and …Nissan to build London black […]

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Luxury Home Boom to Change Face of London – ABC News

Luxury Home Boom to Change Face of LondonABC NewsIt’s not that London lacks distinctive tall buildings: the 87-story Shard stabs the sky south of London Bridge, the 41-story Gherkin rises above the financial district, and soon there will be the 38-story Walkie Talkie, all of which earned their … and more …read more Source: London […]

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London transport’s ban on anti-gay ad put in doubt by court of appeal – The Guardian

The GuardianA London transport ban on a Christian charity’s posters suggesting gay people can “move out of homosexuality” has been put in doubt by a court of appeal judgment that ordered an investigation into whether the mayor, Boris Johnson, acted “for an …London “remains top” for international events, says JohnsonEvent MagazineVictory for Christian charity in […]

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Mail Rail: The hidden trains under London’s streets – BBC News

BBC NewsThe Post Office Railway, otherwise known as Mail Rail, is a 6.5 mile (10.5 km) train system deep under London’s streets. Once used to shuttle post between sorting offices, the tunnels and mainly driverless trains have been out of service for more than … …read more Source: London News From Google

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Google purchases DeepMind, expanding its reach in artificial intelligence – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldGoogle has purchased British start-up DeepMind, an artificial intelligence company founded by a 37-year old former chess prodigy and computer game designer. The American tech giant’s London office confirmed a deal had been made but refused to offer a …Google Is Making A Land Grab For The Internet Of ThingsTechCrunchGoogle’s DeepMind buy would […]

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How DeepMind Can Bring Google Artificial Intelligence to Life – PC Magazine

PC MagazineGoogle’s acquisition of artificial intelligence firm DeepMind might prompt thoughts of self-aware robots and Skynet, especially since the London-based firm is shrouded in secrecy. But there are good, practical reasons for the search giant to pay a reported …Google buys artificial intelligence startup DeepMindUSA TODAYDeepMind buy heralds rise of the machinesFinancial TimesGoogle Acquires British […]

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‘Dirty tactics’ used by London parking wardens – BBC News

BBC NewsInside Out meets the London parking wardens who say they issue unfair tickets to innocent motorists. Last year the programme revealed two councils, Ealing and Camden, where some wardens claimed contracts had been issued with illegal ticket targets, … and more …read more Source: London News From Google

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London Cru: A Visit To London’s First Winery – Londonist

London Cru: A Visit To London’s First WineryLondonistOf all the things likely to open up in London, a winery has to have been pretty far down on anyone’s list of predictions. But that’s exactly what happened last year, with September seeing London Cru begin the production of what will become the first … …read more […]

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Global safe haven for property ‘creating ghost towns in London’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukLondon has become the property “safe haven of the world”, according to the European boss of the world’s second largest estate agent, though swaths of the capital risk becoming “ghost towns” because overseas investors buy properties and leave them … …read more Source: London News From Google

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Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind For More Than $400M – TechCrunch

TechCrunchGoogle will buy London-based artificial intelligence company DeepMind. The deal was confirmed to Re/code by Google. Re/code reports that the acquisition price was $400 million, but we’ve heard from a source that it was more. We’ve emailed Google and …Google to buy artificial intelligence company DeepMindReutersGoogle Buys Artificial Intelligence Firm DeepMind for $400 Million, Report […]

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Prince to reveal new London dates – BBC News

BBC NewsThe rock star, whose hits include Purple Rain, Raspberry Beret and Cream, will play a number of “iconic venues in and around London“, after arriving on 3 February, according to a statement. Details will be announced in a press conference, set to be …Prince to announce London dates at press conference at Lianne LaHavas’ […]

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Star Cat Motlop flies to London for knee treatment – AFL.com.au

AFL.com.auGEELONG forward Steven Motlop will fly to London to meet with a specialist after his injured knee failed to respond to treatment over the pre-season. The young star, who kicked 44 goals in 2013, has been nursing knee tendonitis, but a modified program …Geelong forward Steven Motlop flies to London to visit knee specialistHerald Sun […]

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Doodlebugs ‘diverted’ to Kent and Sussex to save London – BBC News

BBC NewsInside Out’s Natalie Graham looks at how false intelligence was leaked during World War Two to move the doodlebugs away from London to land on Kent, Sussex and Essex. Professor Eric Grove from Liverpool Hope University says there is evidence the … …read more Source: London News From Google

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Nearby Supernova Dazzles Astronomers At Univ Of London

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Cement in Signal Box Shuts London Subway Line – ABC News

ABC NewsSubway operator Transport for London initially identified the cause of the problem on the Victoria Line as “flooding.” But London Underground later said contractors working on a new station had leaked water and cement into a signal control room …London Underground: Victoria Line Suspended After Concrete Poured into …International Business Times UKLondon’s Victoria line […]

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Researchers hit 1.4Tbps speeds – iAfrica.com

iAfrica.comA team of researchers have successfully completed a groundbreaking trial, achieving 1.4 terabits per second over fibre. The field trial, by Alcatel-Lucent and BT, saw a connection between London and Suffolk taking place (over 400 kilometres separating …You can now download 44 films in one second – the fastest Internet Yet it was …AlphaKick‘Fastest ever’ […]

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Toys of the future: London Toy Fair 2014 – Telegraph.co.uk

Toys of the future: London Toy Fair 2014Telegraph.co.ukThe 61st London Toy Fair showcases the latest developments from the toy industry, from headcam helmets, to virtual pets. The overall size of the toy market last year was £2.9 billion, down 1 per cent compared to 2012, but the Youth Electronics sector … and more …read more […]

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New York is officially affordable (compared to London) – Quartz

New York is officially affordable (compared to London)QuartzBoth London and the UK are above their own averages for the last 16 years (see the “Affordability” chart [above]). Fitch believes the disconnect from incomes in London will further widen over the next two years due to reinvigorated consumer confidence, … …read more Source: London News From […]

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Rafael Correa Jails Kléver Jiménez, Chevron Ecuador Whistle-Blower

Rafael Correa orchestrated the jailing of Ecuadorian Assemblyman Kléver Jiménez, and for libel and slander and is having him investigated for the alleged “intercepting of confidential government documents” associated with Ecuador’s lawsuit against Chevron. If you want a window into what could have happened to an Ecuador judge if that person ruled against Ecuador and […]

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London Bees team up with Stanmore College – getwestlondon

getwestlondonTony Kleanthous, chairman of the London Bees, said: “We are pleased to welcome Stanmore College on board as our official education partner. In Stanmore College we have sponsors who not only values women’s football, but are also committed to … …read more Source: London News From Google

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Monday, January 20, 2014

London Property-Market Growth Cools After 2013 Surge – Businessweek

BusinessweekLondon house-price growth slowed in January after the best year since 2006 as values slid in the most expensive districts of Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea, Rightmove Plc said. Asking prices in the U.K. capital increased 0.2 percent to 514,704 …London house prices: asking prices gallop ahead as property boom continuesEvening StandardYorkshire house prices grow […]

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London House-Price Growth Slows After Strongest Year Since 2006 – Businessweek

BusinessweekPhotographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg. London house-price growth slowed in January after the best year since 2006 as values slid in the most expensive districts of Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea, Rightmove Plc (RMV) said. Asking prices in the …London Property-Market Cools After 2013 SurgeBloombergLondon house prices gallop ahead as boom continuesEvening Standard all 44 news articles […]

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Shia LaBeouf caught on camera headbutting man in south London bar after he … – Irish Independent

Irish IndependentGoth’s mother apparently lives near to the Hobgoblin pub in South London. Followers of Shia-related news might be wondering why LaBeouf hasn’t made the decision to change his watering hole of choice after he was embroiled in a separate scuffle in the …Shia LaBeouf makes a rambling apology after headbutting a drinker in London […]

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BBC presenter Komla Dumor dies, aged 41 at London home – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald… his Twitter page that the country had lost “one of its finest ambassadors”. The journalist’s family said in a statement on Saturday: “The Dumor, Gbeho and allied families with deep sorrow announce the passing of our beloved Komla Dumor today in London.BBC presenter Komla Dumor found dead in his London homeDaily MailBBC […]

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Another London theatre collapse – 3News NZ

3News NZThree people have been injured after a set collapsed during a show at a London theatre on Friday night. The incident occurred during a performance of Fuerzabruta, which features acrobats performing above the audience, at the Roundhouse venue in …Set Collapse Injures Four At London VenueMusic FeedsSet collapses on to audience at Roundhouse in […]

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Are London’s suburbs swinging? – The Guardian (blog)

The Guardian (blog)For a start, suburban territory has got more crowded – the 2011 census found the population of Outer London to be approaching five million, which is half a million more than in 2001. The classic attraction of the suburbs is that they provide more space … …read more Source: London News From Google

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New London transport fares come into effect – BBC News

New London transport fares come into effectBBC NewsPassengers will see their bus and ticket prices rise as the new fares for 2014 come into effect in London. Prices on the capital’s transport have gone up by an average 2.7%, keeping in line with the rate of inflation, Transport for London (TfL) said … …read more […]

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Call to scrap Help to Buy in London as prices become ‘absurd’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukIn an interview with The Telegraph, Mr Wilson argued that house prices in London and the South East had reached “absurd” levels and said that the Government support scheme for mortgages for houses up to £600,000 was pushing up demand at a time … and more …read more Source: London News From Google

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Amlin Challenge Cup Pool Five: Cavalieri 0-49 London Irish – BBC Sport

BBC SportLondon Irish ran in seven-tries as they completed their Challenge Cup campaign by thrashing Cavalieri Prato. The Exiles knew they could not qualify for the quarter-finals before the game after Stade Francais beat Lusitanos 48-15 on Thursday to top Pool … and more …read more Source: London News From Google

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The couple met on the set of 2011′s ‘The Rum Diaries’ – Fox News

Fox NewsNovember 3, 2011. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard pose for photographers as they arrive for the European premiere of “The Rum Diary” in London.Reuters. ADVERTISEMENT. Rumors were swirling this week when Amber Heard was photographed …Amber Heard, Johnny Depp Are Engaged!Us MagazineAmber Heard and Johnny Depp: Engaged!The Hollywood GossipAmber Heard and Johnny Depp have […]

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Set collapses on to audience at Roundhouse in Camden – BBC News

BBC NewsThree people were injured when part of the set collapsed on to members of the audience during an acrobatic show at a north London venue. It happened at the Fuerzabruta show at the Roundhouse in Camden on Friday night. Eyewitness Steve Johns, 68, …Three injured as set collapses onto crowd at London gig venueNME.comAcrobat […]

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Shia LaBeouf involved in London pub showdown – Express.co.uk

Express.co.ukVideo footage of the scrap at the Hobgoblin in south London on Thursday night (16Jan14), obtained by TMZ.com, suggests the Transformers star lost his cool over something that was said about his girlfriend’s mother. The actor was previously involved in …Shia LaBeouf apologises after headbutting man in bar fight in LondonNEWS.com.auShia LaBeouf caught on camera […]

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Shia LaBeouf makes a rambling apology after headbutting a drinker in London … – Daily Mail

Daily Mail… an apology after headbutting a man in a London bar brawl. The 27-year-old actor originally got into a scuffle with a fellow drinker at the Hobgoblin pub in New Cross, South London, apparently over remarks made about the mother of his girlfriend …Shia LaBeouf — Headbutts Guy in London Bar BrawlTMZ.comShia LaBeouf caught […]

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VIDEO: Shia LaBeouf Headbutts Guy in Bar Brawl – Seattle Post Intelligencer

Seattle Post IntelligencerShia LaBeouf has graduated from Twitter fights to real-world brawls. The actor was caught on tape headbutting a patron in a London pub who had apparently insulted the mother of the girl he was with. LaBeouf got in the man’s face and repeatedly shouted, …Shia LaBeouf Apologizes After Allegedly Head-Butting Man in London […]

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Shia LaBeouf reportedly caught head-butting – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWow, what a weird week it’s been for Shia LaBeouf. Even by Hollywood’s admittedly skewed standards. He just got into a. spat. with Jim Carrey on Twitter. And now, says. TMZ. , the actor apparently head-butted a man at a London pub. Naturally, the site has …Shia LaBeouf makes a rambling apology after headbutting […]

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Kelly Brook cosies up to new man David McIntosh at the London NBA basketball – Daily Mail

Daily MailHowever, Kelly Brook looked thrilled to show off her new man David McIntosh as they put on a loved-up display in London on Thursday night. The pair were just two of dozens of stars who turned out to see two US teams from the National Basketball … and more …read more Source: London News […]

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Shia Headbutts Man In Bar Brawl (REPORT) – Entertainment Tonight News

Entertainment Tonight NewsJust a week after announcing his retirement from the public eye, Shia LaBeouf is making headlines for his latest bar brawl. New York Daily News reports that the Nymphomaniac actor was caught on camera headbutting a man in a South London pub on …Shia LaBeouf Headbutt – Let’s Look at The ‘Retired’ Star’s […]

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Nesiasi Mataitonga: London Broncos sign Tonga full-back – BBC News

BBC NewsLondon Broncos have signed Tonga international full-back Nesiasi Mataitonga from NRL side Cronulla Sharks for the 2014 season. The New Zealand-born player has been playing for the Sharks’ Under-20 side. Mataitonga, 20, made his debut for Tonga at …Tonga World Cup full back joins LondonLove Rugby League all 7 news articles …read more Source: […]

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Vasile Belea: Romanian man missing in London after Tube doors separated him … – The Independent

The IndependentThis happened at Stockwell, south London, at 10am on Tuesday. Police suspect he may have caught the next Victoria Line service or tried to return to Hackbridge, Sutton, where his son lives. He was not carrying any medication for his arthritis He had …Romanian tourist, 63, missing after closing Tube doors separate him from […]

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Shia LaBeouf Drunken Apology After Bar Fight – TMZ.com

TMZ.comShia LaBeouf was conciliatory and remorseful after he headbutted a guy in a London pub, claiming he’s just like the next guy with faults and all, adding, “I’m super normal.” LaBeouf got into a nuclear argument with the other bar patron Thursday night in the …Shia LaBeouf headbutts patron at South London pub as girlfriend […]

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Long commutes reveal London’s dominance of UK – Financial Times

Long commutes reveal London’s dominance of UKFinancial TimesAfter three days working in London, Eileen Tuohy, head of innovation in the Payments Council’s policy and markets unit, spends the end of the week working from the study of her stone-built farmhouse. In Slaley, her small Northumberland village, she … …read more Source: London News From Google

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Shia LaBeouf headbutts patron at South London pub as girlfriend screams to stop – Daily Mail

Daily MailThe 27-year-old actor got into a scuffle with a fellow drinker at the Hobgoblin pub in South London – apparently over remarks made about the mother of his girlfriend, Mia Goth. Video of the scene shows the Transformers star screaming at the man before …Shia LaBeouf Headbutts Guy in London Bar BrawlTMZ.comShia LaBeouf caught […]

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Nets pull away from Hawks for another win in London – USA TODAY

USA TODAYLONDON (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets should think about making another franchise move — to London. The Nets improved to 3-0 in regular-season games in the British capital with a 127-110 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday. Joe Johnson, who spent …In Rare Visit, Nets’ Owner Offers His SupportNew York TimesNational Basketball Association […]

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It’s official: London is the most popular destination for tourists in the world – Evening Standard

Evening StandardMayor Boris Johnson said: “These incredible figures prove that London is without doubt the greatest city on the planet. With so many fascinating museums, the best theatre scene in the world, more green space than any other European city, numerous top …London likely most popular destination of 2013: expertsNew York Daily NewsLondon tops Paris […]

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NBA: five things we learned – The Guardian

The GuardianIt’s not been the most fun week of basketball filled with more injuries, more disappointing performances and trade fallout that has made everyone involved miserable. Maybe its a good thing that the NBA is continuing its tradition of sending two teams …W2W4: Nets at Hawks (London)ESPN (blog)No sleep since Brooklyn: Tired Nets trek to […]

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London Grammar are here, played ‘Fallon’ (videos); Disclosure begin their 3 … – Brooklyn Vegan (blog)

Brooklyn Vegan (blog)UK synthpop trio London Grammar made their US network television debut on Fallon last night (1/13), where they performed “Strong” and “Wasting My Young Years” (the latter as a web exclusive), both from their debut album, If You Wait, which is out now. and more …read more Source: London News From Google

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Paris, Fashion’s Global Melting Pot – The Business of Fashion

The Business of FashionPARIS, France — In a crowded fashion calendar, strong fashion weeks need a clear identity. If London Collections: Men is known for its combination of Savile Row suiting and raw creativity and Milan’s menswear week is a more commercial vehicle for …Paris fashion week kicks off with menswearGlobalPost all 15 news articles […]

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London rolls out smart parking sensors – BBC News

London rolls out smart parking sensorsBBC NewsIf the Westminster-wide trial with firm Smart Parking is successful, it could be rolled out across London. Previously the council tested the system on a smaller scale, putting 189 sensors in streets including Savile Row, Jermyn Street and St John’s … …read more Source: London News From Google

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Where To Play Sport In London: Part X, Y And Z – Londonist

Where To Play Sport In London: Part X, Y And ZLondonistCrossFit or X-fit is hugely popular in the United States and has traversed the pond and emerged in London. It offers a range of fitness exercises designed to give a full body workout involving elements of gymnastics, Olympic lifting, running, rowing … …read more Source: […]

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In London, ‘Guardians’ Live in Empty Office Buildings – Wall Street Journal

In London, ‘Guardians’ Live in Empty Office BuildingsWall Street JournalLONDON—Nicole Vloeimans, a 31-year-old worker at an NGO, lives in the very center of this expensive city. She has a 755-square-foot floor to herself. She pays £389 a month, about $635. “I don’t really know what to do with the space,” says Ms. Vloeimans. and more […]

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Brooklyn Nets, Atlanta Hawks face off in London – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks will face off on Thursday at London’s O2 Arena, in the conclusion of the NBA’s Global Games for 2014. In an effort to expand its international audience, the NBA has scheduled games in other countries in recent years.Is Lou Williams Part of the Atlanta Hawks’ Long-Term Future?Bleacher ReportBrooklyn […]

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Scargill used Thatcherite policy in bid to buy London flat – BBC News

BBC NewsFormer miners’ union leader Arthur Scargill tried to use laws introduced by Margaret Thatcher to buy a council flat in London, the BBC has found. In 1993 he applied to buy the flat on the prestigious Barbican estate under the right-to-buy scheme …Arthur Scargill ‘tried to buy his London council flat under Tory right-to-buy […]

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Conviction Of Michael Jackson’s Doctor Upheld In Court – MTV.com

MTV.comMurray was released less than two months ago from a two-year stint in jail following hisNovember 2011 conviction. Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor at the time ruled that the cardiologist, whom Jackson had hired to help him stay healthy ahead of his …Michael Jackson’s estate, Lloyd’s of London settle insurance disputeReutersMichael Jackson estate settles “This […]

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Jack Bauer is bringing 24 to London – but where should the drama unfold? – The Guardian

The GuardianYou thought he was gone for ever, but Jack Bauer – Kiefer Sutherland’s grizzled, depressed, sporadically heroin-addicted father-slash-torturer – is back. A new series of 24, subtitled Live Another Day, arrives in May. Better yet, it’s set in London …New series of 24 to be filmed in London in FebruaryBBC News24: Kiefer Sutherland brings […]

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Riots in Egypt + recession in Greece = property boom in London – Quartz

QuartzHouse prices in the UK rose by a pedestrian 3.5% year-over-year in November, according to the latest data—that is, if you exclude London from the calculation. Residential property prices in London rose by 11.6%, which is down from 12% the previous …London house prices linked to political uncertainty overseasThe GuardianPrime London property rises with world’s […]

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Jack is back (in London) as ’24′ readies May return – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif. — Jack is back, in London, as 24 returns May 5 with a new season that’s half the length of previous ones but still takes place over a single day. Fox’s 24: Live Another Day is reassembling Kiefer Sutherland’s rogue agent, his trusty …Kiefer Sutherland ‘terrified’ ahead of ’24: Live Another Day’ […]

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How London plans to eliminate the search for a parking spot – Quartz

How London plans to eliminate the search for a parking spotQuartzThis week, the City of Westminster, one of London’s local councils, will start embedding the first 0f 3,000 sensors into the streets. They will be in the ground by the end of March, making London the world’s first major city to adopt the long-heralded … […]

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

London MP urges curbs on fixed-odds gambling machines – BBC News

BBC NewsThe government has been criticised by a London MP for failing to bring in tougher controls to tackle the growing number of high-stakes gambling machines on high streets. Eltham MP Clive Efford, who is also shadow minister for culture, media and sport … …read more Source: London News From Google

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Tries: Armitage 2, Fenby 3, Penalty, Fowlie 2, Sinclair, Evans, Low, Danaher … – BBC News

BBC NewsLondon Irish: Lewington; Fowle, Armitage, Sa, Fenby; Geraghty (capt), O’Leary; Parr, Mayhew, Halavatau; Evans, Rouse; Danaher, Low, Sinclair. Replacements: Stevens, Harris, Smallbone, Skivington, Cowan, Homer, Dorrian, Hoadley. Lusitanos: Figueiredo …Result: London Irish crush Lusitanos XVSports MoleMad Monk on Fans hope London Irish can keep Marland YardeReading Post all 13 news articles …read more Source: […]

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Disney was a ‘gender bigot’ – Meryl – Independent Online

Independent OnlineMeryl Streep accepts the Icon award for ‘August: Osage County’ at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala on January 4, 2014. London – Meryl Streep has blasted Walt Disney for being a “gender bigot”. The ‘August: Osage County’ star hit out …Meryl Streep blasts Walt Disney as ‘gender bigot’TV3.ieStreep takes aim at […]

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Wolf of Wall Street: Why we like a villain – BBC News

BBC NewsGood guys and bad guys, black hats and white hats. These are the staples of good story-telling, with many of us drawn to the villain’s dark glamour – in fiction at least. For writers and film makers, the world of finance has proved a rich source of stories, because …Box Office: ‘Wolf of Wall […]

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With London Win, Nissan Hopes They Can ‘Hack’ It in Several World Cities – Core77.com (blog)

Core77.com (blog)A globetrotting Japanese expat once told me he believed there was a Japanese expat pecking order. “The coolest kids move to London,” he explained, “the second coolest, to New York. The third coolest move to L.A.” (This last one delivered with an …Nissan taxi to join London’s black cab fleeteuronewsJapanese taxi cabs unveiled in […]

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Jury Vindicates London Police Over Riots Killing – ABC News

ABC NewsAn inquest jury Wednesday largely vindicated London police over a fatal shooting that set off a wave of rioting across England, finding that officers acted lawfully when they shot 29-year-old Mark Duggan through the chest. The jurors’ decision — by a majority …Mark Duggan: a single death that sparked the riotsTelegraph.co.ukKilling that sparked riots […]

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Monday, January 6, 2014

Run Run Shaw, Father of Hong Kong’s Movie Industry, Dies at 107 – Businessweek

BusinessweekRun Run Shaw, founder of Shaw Brothers (Hong Kong) Ltd., poses a photograph with his wife, right, and daughter, after receiving a Knighthood from the Queen in London on March 7, 1978. Source: Central Press/Getty Images. Run Run Shaw, the Hong Kong …HK Movie Mogul Run Run Shaw Has Died at Age 107ABC NewsHong Kong […]

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Balfour Beatty lands deal to transform London’s Olympic stadium – The West Australian

The West AustralianLONDON (Reuters) – Construction group Balfour Beatty has won a 154 million pound contract to convert London’s Olympic stadium into a facility that will be the permanent home for West Ham United Football Club. The British company said it would transform … and more …read more Source: London News From Google

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Train fares ‘eat into savings’ from moving from London – BBC News

BBC NewsSome commuters who move to cheaper accommodation outside London may not be saving as much as they think. New research suggests that around half of such savings are immediately eaten into by the cost of train fares, which rose by an average of 2.8% …Hike in rail fares and rise house prices will put […]

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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Tackling drug-resistant TB in London – BBC News

BBC NewsHealth experts are trying to tackle an increase in a highly infectious drug-resistant form of TB which could leave London on the cusp of a TB epidemic. Scientists have uncovered mutations of the bacteria that are rapidly becoming resistant to all known … …read more Source: London News From Google

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London Short Fiction: The City Inside – Londonist

London Short Fiction: The City InsideLondonistOne lady carried a folder with scans showing that her womb had the same cross-section as Bazelgette’s main sewer. “Don’t you see? We’ve been chosen.” Alex’s eyes were wild. “I’m not even from London.” I said, noticing for the first time that the … …read more Source: London News From […]

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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Championship: London Welsh back on top after win at Jersey – BBC News

BBC NewsLondon Welsh returned to the top of the Championship as they got back to winning ways with a 33-26 victory at struggling Jersey. Tries from Mitch Lees, Joe Ajuwa and Mike Denbee helped the visitors open up a 21-6 lead. But full-back Jack Burroughs went … …read more Source: London News From Google

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London Irish 22-9 Worcester – BBC Sport

BBC SportJames O’Connor scored all 22 points, including his first try, as London Irish defeated troubled Worcester. The sides were level at the break with O’Connor and Chris Pennell trading a couple of penalties each. Australian O’Connor added three unanswered …Aviva Premiership Do or die for Worcester at London IrishESPNScrum.comMatchday Live: London Irish v Worcester […]

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BBVA Compass Bowl preview: Houston vs. Vanderbilt – USA TODAY

USA TODAYHe’ll have to watch out for FS Trevon Stewart, the Cougars’ primary takeaway threat. The Houston battery of QB John O’Korn and WR Deontay Greenberry will try to keep pace, but the Vanderbilt secondary featuring S Kenny Ladler doesn’t surrender many big …SEC Football by the Numbers: BBVA Compass Bowl – Vanderbilt vs. Houstonal.com2014 […]

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Rail commuters protest at ‘disgusting’ New Year fare rises – Evening Standard

Evening StandardCommuters travelling to London from Dover or Northampton became reluctant members of the “£5,000 club” as season tickets broke the £5,000-a-year barrier for the first time, while Swindon commuters face paying £8,000 for their tickets. At a commuters’ …Rail prices branded a ‘disgrace’ as cost of Cambridge to London King’s Cross …Cambridge News all […]

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Architects propose 136-mile cycling network above London – The Verge

The VergeLord Norman Foster, renowned architect and founder of Foster + Partners, has proposed a massive network of elevated pathways for cyclists in London. Dubbed ‘SkyCycle,’ the cycling routes would follow London’s vast suburban rail network for over 220 …Plan for 220km network of bike paths suspended above railway lines could see …The Guardian (blog)In […]

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Plan for 220km network of bike paths suspended above railway lines could see … – The Guardian (blog)

The Guardian (blog)The project, which has the backing of Network Rail and Transport for London, would see over 220km of car-free routes installed above London’s suburban rail network, suspended on pylons above the tracks and accessed at over 200 entrance points. At up to …SkyCycle: elevated bike network in london by foster + partnersDesignboomNorman Foster-Designed […]

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Cheerleaders to kick-start New Year Parade in London – BBC News

BBC NewsHundreds of American cheerleaders are taking part in London’s traditional New Year’s Day parade which this year will celebrate the swinging 60s. More than 500,000 people are expected at the event, which organisers say will be the “grooviest New Year’s …London New Year parade: Live updates and pictures from 2014 New Year’s Day …Mirror.co.ukHundreds […]

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