Monday, 20 August 2018

Tag Archives: LONDON

Sadiq Khan wants to increase council tax on empty mansions

LONDON Mayor Sadiq Khan is urging the government to give London boroughs the power to hike council tax on empty mansions. The London mayor commissioned research into the extent of foreign home ownership in the capital last year, and the findings revealed that the number of empty homes was low, ...

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London mayor urged to promote factory-made houses

LONDON: The London Assembly planning committee wants mayor of London Sadiq Khan to take the lead in easing the way for developers to use system building techniques to mass-produce offsite manufactured homes (OSM) more quickly and cheaply than using traditional construction methods. A report1 published today by the committee says ...

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LONDON: Ahsan Khan to play the eternal romantic Ranjha

LONDON: If there’s one Pakistani actor who is has piqued the interest of every TV and film director in town, it has to be Ahsan Khan. Although Khan has been around for more than a decade – during which he did some forgettable plays and films – this talented half-British-half-Pakistani ...

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London station evacuated briefly after small explosion

LONDON: British police evacuated London’s Euston station on Tuesday after a small explosion, most probably caused by an e-cigarette in a bag, prompted a lock-down and sent dozens of armed officers racing to the scene. Britain is on high alert after a series of militant attacks in London and Manchester ...

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Met reopens Naji Hussain al-Ali murder case

LONDON: British police have launched a fresh appeal for information on the murder of a famous Palestinian political cartoonist in London 30 years ago, hoping someone might feel more able to speak up three decades later. Naji Salim Hussain al-Ali, who received a number of death threats for his cartoons ...

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London more united than ever, Sadiq Khan says

LONDON Mayor London Sadiq Khan has said “London stands more united than ever” after an attacker armed with a 4ft sword drove at police near Buckingham Palace. A 26-year-old man from Luton is being quizzed by counter-terror police over the attack which left three officers injured. The man swerved at ...

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Scots trains run slower on average than London based services

TRAINS connecting Scotland’s main cities are running at dramatically slower average speeds than those in the South East of England, new research has shown. Services from London travel on average between 65 to 93mph, but one Scottish route – between Edinburgh and Perth – trains managed to hit just 25mph ...

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UK visit delayed as Boris Johnson criticises Trump over Charlottesville

LONDON: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says Donald Trump got his response to Charlottesville “totally wrong” and has all but confirmed the US President’s state visit to Britain will no longer go ahead this year. Prime Minister Theresa May issued the invitation when she became the first leader to visit Mr ...

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London Mosque Sets Record with World’s Biggest Samosa

LONDON: A mosque in London has set the world record for making the largest samosa. The enormous snack, which weighed in at 153.1 kilograms, was made by a team of Muslim Aid volunteers at the East London Mosque Aug. 22, the Evening Standard newspaper reported. After claiming their official Guinness ...

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