Monday, 24 July 2017

Tag Archives: LONDON

Trains suspended and road closed after bomb found in Aston

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BIRMINGHAM: Trains to Lichfield and Sutton Coldfield were cancelled and traffic on the A38 was HALTED when an unexploded bomb was found. Nearby homes and businesses were evacuated. The incident, which was ongoing today, was sparked when a World War Two bomb was discovered at Witton, close to Erdington and ...

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Sadiq Khan first 12 months as mayor of London

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LONDON: Sadiq Khan’s win last year was the biggest of any London mayor to date and the greatest personal mandate of any politician in British history. More than 1.3m Londoners voted for him – that’s almost 57% of those voting – and he quit as Tooting MP straight away to ...

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Ed Sheeran joins Stormzy at London concert

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LONDON: Ed Sheeran surprised fans by joining Stormzy on stage to perform ‘Shape of You’ at the grime rapper’s concert at the O2 Academy Brixton in London. Ed Sheeran surprised fans by joining Stormzy on stage at his gig at the O2 Academy Brixton in London for a rendition of ...

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Sadiq Khan wants to change the colour of London buses

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LONDON Mayor Sadiq Khan, has unveiled a plan to overhaul London’s buses, by colour coding the routes similar to the city’s tube system. Routes, buses, stops and signs will be marked by specific colours and the main destinations and interchanges will also be listed on the side of the bus, ...

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Boxer Khan, wife Faryal adopt orphan child

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LONDON: Pakistan-origin British boxer Amir Khan and his wife Faryal Makhdoom have gone one step ahead in their social work, and adopted an orphan child. According to details, Amir Khan went to Gambia, a country in West Africa, to help the needy on behalf of his foundation and was greatly ...

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Woman shot by police during terror raid in London

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  LONDON: A woman in her twenties has been shot by police and four people arrested during terror raids in London and Kent. The injured suspect is being held under police guard after being rushed to hospital in a serious condition following the swoop at a north London address. Police ...

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Tickets on sale for first non-stop Perth to London flight

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LONDON: Passengers hoping to travel on Qantas’ first direct flight between Perth and London will pay a “very competitive” $2270 for a return economy fare, The West Australian can reveal. Qantas is expected to be overwhelmed by demand for the 18-hour, nonstop service when the flights go on sale from ...

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Giant rabbit dies mysteriously on board United Airlines flight

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  LONDON: A 3-foot-long giant rabbit died at a United Airlines pet holding facility in Chicago following a flight from London, in another embarrassment for the airline as it struggles with a global backlash this month over a passenger dragged from his seat. The 10-month-old Continental Giant breed rabbit named ...

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Uber could face higher licence fees in London under new proposals

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LONDON: Taxi app Uber could face an increase in operator licence fees in London under proposed changes by the city’s transport authority, the latest in a series of moves by regulators to rein in a firm that has disrupted the traditional taxi industry. Transport for London (TfL) launched a consultation ...

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