Sunday, 16 December 2018

Tag Archives: LONDON

Emily Blunt double nominee at SAG Awards

HOLLYWOOD: Emily Blunt is up for two prizes at next month’s Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, the nominations for which have just been announced. The British star is up for the guild’s best film actress prize for Mary Poppins Returns, which is having its European premiere later in London. She ...

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Hailee praises Bumblebee shoot

HOLLYWOOD: Hailee Steinfeld says ‘Bumblebee’ was one of her best experiences ‘’working on a film’’. The 21-year-old actress stars as Charlie Watson in the upcoming ‘Transformers’ prequel – which sees John Cena take on the role as villainous Sector 7 agent Burns – and she found it tough to choose a standout ...

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British-Pakistani author Kamila Shamsie wins London Hellenic Prize

LONDON: The British-Pakistani author Kamila Shamsie has been awarded 2017’s £10,000 London Hellenic Prize , given to the best book inspired by or relating to Greece, for Home Fire. Shamsie claimed the award at a ceremony in the Great Hall of Kings College London although the winner was announced on October ...

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Construction of dams imperative for Pakistan: CJP

LONDON: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has said that construction of dams is imperative for Pakistan. Talking to Pakistan-born members of British Parliament in London, he said funds are required to construct Diamer Bhasha Dam and overseas Pakistanis want to donate in the dam fund. He said ...

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Pregnant Indian-origin woman killed in crossbow attack in London

LONDON: A pregnant Indian-origin woman has been killed after an arrow pierced through her abdomen in a crossbow attack in London, but her baby survived following an emergency caesarean section. Devi Unmathallegadoo, 35, was injured in the abdomen during the attack in Ilford area of east London. She died in ...

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French ‘spiderman’ climbs London’s Heron Tower, gets arrested

LONDON: French “spiderman” climber Alain Robert scaled one of London’s tallest buildings without ropes – only to get arrested at the top. The 56-year-old took an hour to clamber up the 230 metre (755 ft) Heron Tower in the city’s financial district. Police kept crowds back as he worked his ...

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Uber Wants to Go All-Electric in London by 2025

LONDON: Uber wants its service to be fully electric in London, England by 2025. The company announced Tuesday that it plans to raise £200 million ($260 million) to help all of its drivers in the city switch to electric vehicles. The move follows Mayor Sadiq Khan’s June announcement that diesel ...

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Pakistan Army Chief meets British Chief of Defence Staff in London

LONDON: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has met UK Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Sir Nicholson Carter, where upon arrival he was also presented guard of honour. General Bajwa said that the country is ready to take its bilateral relationship with the United Kingdom to the ...

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Wetherspoon, McDonald’s, TGI Friday staff holding strike

LONDON: Staff at McDonald’s, JD Wetherspoon and TGI Fridays are all to go out on strike together over working conditions. The group from the hospitality sector are set to strike on October 4 and join a rally at Leicester Square in London. Workers from two Wetherspoon pubs in Brighton, as ...

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Local student set to run the Great North Run for cancer research

LONDON: A Master’s student at the University of East London will be taking on the Great North Run. Ashok Choundhary will be running the half marathon and raising funds for The Institute of Cancer Research, London. Ashok, who is studying media communications in global development, has wanted to contribute to ...

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