Saturday, 19 January 2019

Tag Archives: LONDON

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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London Underground staff to stage 24-hour strike in new year

LONDON: Thousands of London Underground workers are to stage a 24-hour strike in the new year in a dispute over jobs. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union and the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) will walk out from 6pm on Sunday 8 January. The unions are embroiled ...

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Allied defies the conventions of the sexy spy genre: review

LONDON: No one could have predicted the sombre career trajectory of Robert Zemeckis, who made his name with instant pop classics such as Back to the Future – weightless, but brilliantly worked out. His later films have the same mechanical ingenuity but not the high spirits. Some of the best, ...

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Teenage girl sexually assaulted on train

LONDON: A 17-year-old girl has been left “very shaken” after being sexually assaulted on a train by a man wearing a Christmas jumper. The incident happened on the 23:09 service from Dunblane to Edinburgh on 16 December shortly after the train left Larbert railway station. A man who was sitting ...

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