Tag Archives: City: London

08Nov/17

Resignation again strikes scandal-ridden UK govt

International Development Minister Priti Patel has resigned amid reports of undisclosed meetings with senior Israeli politicians. It’s yet another blow to UK PM Theresa May. Jacob Greaves reports. Continue reading

06Nov/17

London’s Oxford Street to be pedestrianized?

Significant amounts of London’s iconic Oxford Street could be pedestrianized by December 2018, if the city’s Mayor Sadiq Khan’s proposals are met favorably. He’s hoping about half a mile of the street will become a “traffic-free pedestrian boulevard”, coinciding with the arrival of the new Crossrail line in central London in December 2018. Saskia O’Donoghue reports. Continue reading

23Oct/17

London smog tax means older cars can face $27 per drive

London’s new fee for most cars registered before 2006 is being billed by its mayor as the toughest emissions standard in the world, but some business organisations are crying foul. Katie Gregory reports. Continue reading

06Oct/17

Zimbabwean artist exhibits paintings of African life at London gallery

For her first solo show at The Tyburn Gallery in central London, Kudzanai-Violet Hwami began searching through old family photographs, taken from the 1970s to 1990s in Zimbabwe. She uses the images to create irreverent reflections on African life through oil and acrylic works that tell a semi-autobigraphical story in what became a personal quest for identity. Continue reading

27Sep/17

Uber contractors demand workers’ rights in London ahead of tribunal

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (SEPTEMBER 27, 2017) (REUTERS) – Uber contractors, “gig-economy” workers and trade unionists marched in London on Wednesday (September 27), calling for basic rights for workers as U.S. ride-hailing firm Uber faced a British employment appeal tribunal. Continue reading

27Aug/17

Firefighters at London carnival hold minute silence for tower fire

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (AUGUST 27, 2017) (BBC) – Fighterfighters at a west London fire station observed a minute of silence on Sunday (August 27) in tribute to victims of the Grenfell Tower blaze that killed at least 80 people on June 14. Continue reading

10Apr/17

Thousands of UK police pay respects to officer killed in attack

Police officers line the streets of London as a cortege containing the body of PC Keith Palmer, who was killed in the Westminster attack, is carried to his funeral at Southwark Cathedral.
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