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Darlington man sentenced for Barnet Council pension fraud
on Feb 26 at 12:54 pm
A former pensions administrator has been sentenced after stealing £70,000 from Barnet Council’s pension fund.
TV star Mel back Ealing students’ call for equality in film industry
on Feb 26 at 12:51 pm
A TEAM of 10 sixth-formers at Notting Hill & Ealing High School organised a three-day film festival dedicated to championing women in film.
Man from Tottenham convicted over Notting Hill Carnival lip attack
on Feb 26 at 12:49 pm
A man who bit the lip off a complete stranger at the Notting Hill Carnival after telling her ‘I am the devil’ has pleaded guilty.
Two dozen staff and students at Ashcroft Technology Academy put into coronavirus isolation
on Feb 26 at 12:35 pm
More than two dozen staff and students at a Putney school have been sent home and put into coronavirus isolation.
Sadiq Khan backs Keir Starmer for next Labour leader
on Feb 26 at 12:30 pm
Sadiq Khan is backing Keir Starmer to be the next Labour leader.
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Things To Do Today In London: Thursday 27 February 2020
by Londonist Staff on Feb 26 at 3:45 pm
Beer, camellias and beautiful books.
Excellent Ideas For Things To Do In London On Mother’s Day
by Londonist on Feb 26 at 2:30 pm
Afternoon teas, hidden tours and animal magic.
Closing, Reopening, Moving: Here’s What’s Going On With London’s Museums
by Laura Reynolds on Feb 26 at 1:00 pm
Big changes are afoot at the capital’s cultural institutions.
Glide Into A Fashionable Exhibition On Kimonos At V&A
by Tabish Khan on Feb 26 at 1:00 pm
Chart the evolution of Japan’s national dress and how it influenced European fashion.
Trains Between London And Brighton Disrupted For Two Years Due To Gatwick Airport Station Works
by Laura Reynolds on Feb 26 at 11:09 am
Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express services affected.
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Josh Onomah: Fulham midfielder out for six weeks after knee surgery
on Feb 26 at 1:00 pm
Fulham midfielder Josh Onomah will be out for at least six weeks after having surgery on a knee injury.
Homelessness: Rough sleeping five times higher than official figure
on Feb 26 at 12:10 pm
28,000 individual rough sleepers were recorded by councils across the UK in a single year.
Croydon ‘frenzied’ stabbing victim dies in hospital
on Feb 26 at 12:05 pm
The 24-year-old victim was found with multiple knife wounds in Croydon shortly after midnight.
Labour leadership: Sadiq Khan backs Starmer for top job
on Feb 26 at 11:48 am
London mayor’s endorsement comes as Rebecca Long-Bailey reveals financial backing from Unite and Momentum.
Sead Kolasinac: Arsenal defender suffers ‘significant shoulder injury’
on Feb 26 at 11:47 am
Arsenal full-back Sead Kolasinac “suffered a significant right shoulder injury” during Sunday’s 3-2 win against Everton.
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London’s largest circles
Where are London’s largest circles?The Circle line is famously not a circle, indeed has never been vaguely circular in shape. So where in London are the largest genuine geometric circles? I’ve been to investigate four whoppers, and you can decide for yourself which is the biggest.1. The Millennium Dome (diameter 320m-380m) [map]The largest circular object in London might be the Millennium Dome, or as it’s known these days The O2. It was built for the Millennium, obviously, and thrown up on a former gasworks in two years flat. Technically it’s not a dome, more a tent (but then technically it’s not an oxygen molecule either, but this hasn’t stopped the branding rights being sold for £185m). The teflon roof is 52m high at its loftiest point, representing the number of weeks in a year, and is supported by 12 steel masts (representing months). Officially it’s 365m in diameter, to match the number of days in a year, but I own a 200-page coffee-table book about the construction of the […]
Certainty and doubt
Facts are easy. Giraffes have long necks. Eleven is a prime number. The Sun is a star. But when faced with an opinion or assertion, I wonder where you fit along this scale.CERTAINTY DOUBTIf the answer is ‘it depends’, you’re probably somewhere in the middle. I’m up the grey end.Some people live very certain lives. They know what they like, they know what they believe, and they have very fixed views on right or wrong. Other people are less sure.If you’re trying to work out what to have for dinner or how to run the country, being a decisive person is a useful trait. But living in a black and white world can also have significant downsides, for example when judging others or making a decision with wider implications.We draw conclusions about the world around us all the time. We react to items in the news, draw inferences from social media, interpret what others say and make assumptions about human behaviour. For some of us our reaction […]
30 more old things I have kept
30 things stashed in an old LBC Radio (261) bag dating back to when I was in the Sixth Form1) Carbon copy receipt for one two-hour driving lesson, cost £132) Mr Fussy’s Note Book, containing field notes from Geography Field Trip to Cader Idris3) Full colour mail-order brochure for new Sinclair ZX Spectrum (8 colours, BEEP command with variable pitch and duration, high resolution 256×192, “Massive 16K RAM”) 4) Punched computer card, on which I scribbled down the Top 40 chart for 20th July 1982 during the Gary Davies show (1 Irene Cara, 2 Trio, 3 Steve Miller Band)5) HF Holidays Conistonwater Centre Programme 1982 (Week Two – Fairfield, Scafell, Helvellyn, Swirl How)6) Certificate awarded by BBC Television for successfully following the Puzzle Trail to the Treasure7) A letter from Jan (written on the back of a Peppermint Aero wrapper, the back of a Bournville Dark wrapper and the inside of a box of Rowntree’s Fruit Pastilles)8) Day-by-day plan for a week’s Youth Hostelling in the […]
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Mike Solomon obituary
by Adam Fagan on Feb 26 at 12:20 pm
My friend Mike Solomon, who has died aged 52 of cancer, was a clinical psychologist at the Tavistock clinic in London, working with children and young people with social, emotional and mental health problems.He thrived on building relationships and was often to be found having a clinical “session” with young people on a football pitch or at a bus stop. Continue reading…
You can’t level up England without real devolution | Luke Raikes
by Luke Raikes on Feb 26 at 8:00 am
Allowing decisions to be taken locally gives poorer areas a better chance of prosperityAt the moment “levelling up” is just a slogan, used by government ministers to promote regional growth and devolution in positive, albeit vague, terms. But the government can give it meaning by giving power to people who know what’s best for their towns and cities across England.The UK is both the most regionally divided and the most centralised country in the developed world. Centralisation has meant the Treasury continually stimulates London’s economy with yet more transport investment. But by treating London as the “engine” of the economy, the Treasury actually overlooks the people who call the capital their home – housing costs drive up poverty and inequality in London to the highest levels in the country. Related: Inequality in the north of England is about far more than race | Kenan Malik Continue reading…
Combustible cladding: protesters call on Boris Johnson to end crisis
by Robert Booth on Feb 25 at 5:20 pm
Owners of apartments wrapped in dangerous cladding urge PM to release billions in fundingOwners of high-rise apartments wrapped in combustible cladding have demonstrated in Westminster to demand Boris Johnson release billions of pounds to end a national fire safety crisis that continues nearly 1,000 days after the Grenfell Tower disaster.Families with young children, retirees and working couples from tower blocks in Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Southampton and Ipswich were among more than 100 residents who travelled to London to rally on Tuesday for an end to their “living nightmare” by announcing a bailout in next month’s budget. Continue reading…
Julian Assange was ‘handcuffed 11 times and stripped naked’
by Ben Quinn on Feb 25 at 4:57 pm
WikiLeaks founder’s lawyers complain of interference after first day of extradition hearingJulian Assange was handcuffed 11 times, stripped naked twice and had his case files confiscated after the first day of his extradition hearing, according to his lawyers, who complained of interference in his ability to take part.Their appeal to the judge overseeing the trial at Woolwich crown court in south-east London was also supported by legal counsel for the US government, who said it was essential the WikiLeaks founder be given a fair trial. Related: Amid the din, Julian Assange struggles to hear case against him Continue reading…
Nicholas Burton: ‘I only want to get to the truth about the Grenfell Tower fire’
by Alison Benjamin on Feb 25 at 1:00 pm
A survivor, featured in a film released in the UK this week, says that, for him, justice is not about sending people to jailNicholas Burton, 52, is a survivor of the Grenfell Tower fire. He and his wife, Pily, were rescued from their 19th-floor flat on 14 June 2017, but she never really recovered and, following a stroke seven months later, became the last of 72 people to die as a result of the disaster.“I’ll fight with everything I’ve got” to get justice for the Grenfell victims, says Burton in a documentary film, Push, about the global housing crisis, released this week in the UK. In it, he talks about being proud to have grown up in North Kensington among a community of all faiths and colours. “But as it became trendy, wealthy people bought up properties as a fantastic investment and the area changed,” he says.There are so many documents showing failings, after failings, after failings, and the arrogance of professionals and what they thought about our community Related: Push review – a whirlwind tour of rocketing rents and personal tragedy Related: Grenfell Tower public inquiry delayed due to witnesses’ demands Continue reading…
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The London Underground is officially the world’s most dog-friendly subway
by Emma Hughes on Feb 26 at 12:56 pm
If you’re a dog person, nothing’s guaranteed to make your morning like getting a lick from a canine commuter on your way to work. And while the rest of us…
This London brewery is making beer from wonky crumpets
by Emma Hughes on Feb 26 at 12:33 pm
Love beer? Love breakfast? Love doing your bit to beat food waste? Well, it’s your lucky day – beloved crumpet-slingers Warburtons have teamed up with Toast…
London could be getting a sprinkling of snow tomorrow
by Samantha Willis on Feb 26 at 12:30 pm
We’ve had it all in 2020: Brexit, Harry and Megxit, flooding and a virus spreading globally. All we need now is a snow day and we’ve had the most…
This secret island is open to visitors for the first time in 30 years
by Emma Hughes on Feb 26 at 11:51 am
Lying just off the coast of Plymouth, craggy Drake’s Island is straight out of a swashbuckling novel. Named after Sir Francis Drake, in its time it’s been a…
City Envy: we want a penis museum like Reykjavik
by Josh Hall on Feb 25 at 5:35 pm
Prim, proper and buttoned-up, Brits are known around the world for coyness about matters of the flesh. Isn’t it time we took a more grown-up look at the body…
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Boris Johnson news – live: 'Part-time' PM pummeled over failure to visit flood-hit communities, as DWP benefits suicides cover-up exposed
by Adam Forrest, Lizzy Buchan on Feb 26 at 1:30 pm
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Sajid Javid warns Boris Johnson against spending splurge after shock resignation and takes swipe at Dominic Cummings
by Rob Merrick on Feb 26 at 1:15 pm
‘It would not be right to pass the bill for our day-to-day consumption to our children and grandchildren’, former chancellor says
Homelessness five times worse in UK than government admits as figures reveal 28,000 now sleeping rough
by May Bulman on Feb 26 at 1:04 pm
Ministers providing ‘dramatic undercount’ of people sleeping on streets, say campaigners
UK weather: People ordered to 'leave homes immediately' after flood defences overwhelmed
by Maighna Nanu on Feb 26 at 12:55 pm
Residents in Ironbridge told to evacuate as ‘once-in-a-generation’ flooding continues
Woman who 'zipped boyfriend in suitcase and left him to die' claims she was playing hide and seek
by Chiara Giordano on Feb 26 at 11:03 am
Sarah Boone allegedly filmed herself taunting Jorge Torres as he struggled to breathe
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Gemma Collins reveals she cancelled China trip over coronavirus fears
by George Fenwick on Feb 26 at 1:56 pm
The star was pensive about the threat, but added: “When it’s your time, it’s your time”
8 things to give up for Lent this year
by Tom Herbert on Feb 26 at 1:56 pm
A chance to practice some self-restraint
What date is the Budget 2020? Predictions for Chancellor Rishi Sunak's new plan
by Rebecca Speare-Cole on Feb 26 at 1:51 pm
The first Budget of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s majority government is weeks away.
Role Pep Guardiola played in Real Madrid winning three Champions League titles under Zinedine Zidane
by Ben Hayward on Feb 26 at 1:47 pm
When Zinedine Zidane was preparing to become a top-level coach in March 2015, the Frenchman spent several days with Pep Guardiola in Munich.
Orphaned koalas rescued from Australia's bushfires hug teddy bears for comfort
by Bronwen Weatherby on Feb 26 at 1:44 pm
Videos of orphaned koalas hugging teddy bears have become a heartrending reminder to the world of the devastation caused by Australia’s wildfires to the habitats of billions of animals.
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Gemma Collins calls for Love Island axe after Caroline Flack’s death: ‘It’s got a taint over it’
by Abbie Bray on Feb 26 at 1:57 pm
The former reality star revealed she was ‘devastated’ by Caroline Flack’s death.
Kate Middleton squares up for a fight with Taekwondo expert
by James Hockaday on Feb 26 at 1:57 pm
Don’t mess with Kate.
Rapper Chika calls Duffy a ‘literal goddess’ after singer helped her through depression – all while healing herself from kidnapping ordeal
by Katie Storey on Feb 26 at 1:56 pm
Duffy reached out when she was struggling herself.
‘Exploding hammer’ festival leaves 43 injured in Mexico
by Jen Mills on Feb 26 at 1:55 pm
The event involves people attaching a mix of sulpher and chlorate to the ends of sledge hammers.
Mother ‘who bashed sobbing toddler’s head off crib until he died’ charged with murder
by Jimmy McCloskey on Feb 26 at 1:54 pm
Chelsea Olinger has been charged with murdering her son two weeks after he was admitted to a hospital with no brain activity
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Pep Guardiola’s tactical tinkering pays off as Manchester City beat Real Madrid for first time
by Jason Burt on Feb 26 at 10:23 pm
Juventus beaten 1-0 in Lyon by Lucas Tousart goal to give them big second leg task in Champions League last 16
by Alan Tyers on Feb 26 at 9:59 pm
RFU and government in talks over England’s trip to Italy after Ireland postpone fixture due to coronavirus
by Gavin Mairs on Feb 26 at 8:22 pm
Apple survives shareholder revolt over free speech
by James Titcomb on Feb 26 at 6:55 pm
Diageo warns of £200m hit from coronavirus outbreak
by Hannah Uttley on Feb 26 at 6:43 pm
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New plans for tower block next to Ealing’s iconic Hoover Building submitted
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Qasim Peracha) on Feb 26 at 1:45 pm
The previous plans for a taller tower were rejected in September
How much are The Weeknd tickets for his O2 Arena shows?
by email@example.com (Jonathan Yates) on Feb 26 at 1:43 pm
The After Hours Tour will stop off in London for three nights this October
Tottenham man who said he was ‘the devil’ bit off woman’s lip at Notting Hill Carnival
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Chris Ballinger) on Feb 26 at 1:22 pm
“Despite permanently disfiguring another’s face, he drove home with his cousin, even enjoying a Nando’s on his way”
A pod to treat coronavirus has been set up at Croydon University Hospital and 30 people have been tested for it there
by email@example.com (Tara O’Connor) on Feb 26 at 1:16 pm
Patients going to the hospital with symptoms will be kept in isolation
London coronavirus: Pupils and a member of staff at Enfield school sent home over Covid-19 fears
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Charlie Lawrence-Jones) on Feb 26 at 1:15 pm
Winchmore School in Enfield has said there were no confirmed cases at the school