Thursday, 19 October 2017

Tag Archives: LONDON

Banks could start revealing their Brexit plans as early as next month

LONDON: Banks may update investors on whether they intend to move operations out of London as soon as next month. UK-based lenders are finalising Brexit contingency plans to decide how much of their business they need to shift oversees to maintain relationships with international clients. Banks could start making announcements as ...

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Pakistan receives huge applause at London New Year’s Day Parade

Pakistani delegation walk through confetti during the London New Year’s Day Parade. LONDON: Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of central London as a blockbuster-themed parade celebrating the start of the New Year — including Pakistan’s colourful contingent. The colourful event won praise from the revellers lining the ...

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London shares hit year’s high at end of 2016 trading

LONDON: London’s benchmark FTSE 100 index reached its highest level to date on the last day of trading for 2016. The move upwards was tiny – 22.5 points or 0.32% – but it left the FTSE at an unprecedented 7,142.83. The last trading day of the calendar year in London ...

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Huma Qureshi meets interpreter in UK over Viceroy’s House

LONDON: Huma Qureshi, who will be seen next in her international film Viceroy’s House, met British era interpreter Jaya Thadani in London on whom her character is loosely based, to grasp the nuances. In the Gurinder Chadha-helmed movie, Huma will essay the character of the interpreter to India’s last British ...

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New post on missing student Isabel FB page but police continue search

LONDON: A post has appeared on the Facebook page of missing student Isabel Gayther claiming “am not on my way to Syria or being held hostage”. Police say they are continuing their hunt for the 21-year-old, who has not been seen since 11.30am on Christmas Eve. But a message posted on her Facebook ...

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Hospital car parks bring in more than £120m for NHS trusts

LONDON: NHS hospitals made more than £120m from car park charges in the past year, according to new figures. The Press Association asked 120 NHS trusts across England to give figures on parking charges and fines – 89 provided responses. More than half of those trusts are making more than ...

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Travellers face Christmas rail closures due to planned work

LONDON: Rail passengers will face disruption over the Christmas period, with 200 sets of engineering works affecting up to 10% of the railways. Network Rail, which maintains the UK’s railways, said carrying out works over the festive season would have the least effect on the travelling public. London, Manchester and ...

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London church to be reunited with stolen 16th-century carving

LONDON: St Katharine Cree church in Leadenhall Street is a survivor of both the Great Fire of 1666 and the second world war blitz, while the 80cm-high alabaster carving was part of a monument to Sir Nicholas Throckmorton, a prominent figure in the reign of Elizabeth I, dating from the ...

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Berlin truck attack suspect shot dead in Milan

German prosecutors issued a Europe-wide wanted notice for 24-year-old Anis Amri, offering a 100,000-euro reward for information and warning he “could be violent and armed” BERLIN: The Tunisian man suspected of carrying out the Berlin truck attack was shot dead by police in Milan on Friday, Italy confirmed. Anis Amri, ...

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