Thursday, 26 April 2018

Tag Archives: LONDON

London mayor Sadiq Khan urges more schools to use knife detectors

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LONDON: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is urging more schools to apply to receive a ‘knife wand,’ a detection device that can check whether someone is carrying a knife. Mr Khan says the four deaths resulting from stabbings over New Year have reinforced his “determination to rid London’s streets of ...

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London was top destination for tech funding in 2017

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LONDON was the top city in Europe for technology investment last year, with more funding going into companies in the British capital than into firms based in Paris, Berlin and the next seven cities combined, data showed on Friday. Tech firms in London attracted 2.45 billion pounds ($3.3 billion) in ...

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British house price growth slows in late 2017

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LONDON: British house prices grew last year at their slowest pace since 2012 and in London they fell for the first time in a full year since 2009, mortgage lender Nationwide said on Thursday. Nationwide said it expected growth in British house prices to slow further to just 1 per ...

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UK weather updates as London hit with weather warning for winds

UK weather winds

LONDON: The Met Office has warned of possible injuries and a danger to life from 80mph winds as Storm Eleanor barrels towards the UK. Eleanor, the fifth named storm of the season, is set to bring strong winds and heavy downpours as she moves eastwards across the country on Tuesday ...

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World welcomes 2018

New Year's Eve celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

People celebrate New Year in Quezon City Metro Manila in the Philippines. A bride and groom react to their marriage documents during a mass wedding held in celebration of the new year in Jakarta, Indonesia. Hundreds of couples took part in the mass marriage, held by the city government to ...

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Queen reflects on year’s tragedies, pays tribute to terror victims

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LONDON: Queen Elizabeth paid tribute to London and Manchester in her annual Christmas message for how they handled terror attacks this year. She recalled the year’s terror attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire, which had claimed the lives of 71 people, and devastating tropical hurricanes. “This Christmas, I think of ...

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Sadiq Khan to take control of London Stadium

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LONDON: Decisions taken by Boris Johnson as the mayor of London to convert the Olympic Stadium for West Ham United’s use cost almost £300m of public money and have saddled the stadium operator with annual losses of about £20m, a highly critical review has found. The review, by the accountants ...

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Jason Statham – Moving to London

Jason Statham

LONDON: Actor Jason Statham – who has six-month-old son Jack with fi ancée Rosie Huntington-Whiteley – is usually based in LA, and though they already own a house in London, he’s splashing out on an abode near Clapham Common. “Jason is mainly based in LA but when this film role ...

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Prince Harry, Markle to marry on May 19

Prince Harry, Markle

LONDON: Britain’s Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle will marry on May 19 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle near London, Kensington Palace said on Friday. “His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms Meghan Markle will marry on 19th May, 2018,” the couple’s official residence said in ...

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