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London, Brighton and South Coast Railway Terrier locomotives celebrate 150 years of service

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the commissioning of the first London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LB&SCR) Class A1 locomotive, popularly known as the Terrier. The popular Burrows were originally designed to carry commuter trains on the heavily congested South and South East London lines, which included routes to London Bridge, London Victoria […]

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London returns to party mode on a busy weekend

London is preparing to ring the BAFTA Film Awards on Sunday, returning to an in-person ceremony live from the Royal Albert Hall after a scaled-down hybrid format amid the Covid crisis last year. The weekend is filled with festivities planned to honor the nominees and winners, but also looks a little different than the pre-pandemic […]

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World Book Day: Five Famous South East London Authors

It’s World Book Day today, which means children across the UK and Ireland will dress up as their favorite fictional characters to celebrate reading. World Book Day aims to encourage children of all ages to explore the wonders of books and classrooms across the country will be flooded with Harry Potter and Peter Pan. But […]

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The town just 20 minutes from London that sits on the edge of some of Britain’s most beautiful countryside that has been named one of the best places to live for commuters

Many people who live in London talk about leaving it to live in the countryside, but in reality it’s not that easy, especially if you work in the capital. But there are suburban towns near London that can offer the best of both worlds. One such location is Leatherhead in Surrey, just 17 miles south […]

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Where to eat, drink, shop during London Fashion Week

LONDON – London Fashion Week, from February 18 to 22, starts this weekend. Here, WWD recommends where to eat, drink, read, see – and experience – between all live events and digital broadcasts. Raey Cafe by Silo – Credit: Courtesy of Matches Fashion Courtesy of Matches Fashion No more WWD ZERO WASTE: A new pop-up […]

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‘The Crown’ producer Andy Harries succeeds David Puttnam as chair of Film London’s executive task force

Left Bank Pictures CEO Andy Harries will become the new chairman of Film London’s Executive Task Force this month. Harries, whose company produces “The Crown” among other high-end dramas, succeeds inaugural chairman Lord David Puttnam, who has held the post since 2004. More Variety Harries established Left Bank Pictures in 2007; Sony Pictures Television acquired […]

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Inside London’s Lost Bus Graveyard where iconic old red buses were sent after retirement

Londoners love their buses. So much so that every time a new model comes out and older ones are retired, there’s a huge debate about the pros and cons of each. There’s something charming about London buses, especially the vintage models. We can always count on these beasts of the road that take us from […]

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South East and East London home care provider reaches final round of awards

Bluebird Care Waltham Forest Staff Members Submitted by PLMR A home care provider in South East and East London celebrates arriving in the final round of the Home Care Awards 2022. Three Bluebird Care offices achieved the feat of being named finalists for the awards. The Home Care Awards are the annual benchmark of excellence […]

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Rampager Ruan Ackermann leads Gloucester to hard-fought win over London Irish

Gloucester won four in a row on Friday night as they battled play-off rivals London Irish 24-7 in bitterly cold Kingsholm. The Cherry and Whites, led by the superb Ruan Ackermann, battled a resilient London Irish side to secure a ninth Premiership victory of the season and for at least one night put them second […]

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Lightning Megaflash as long as the distance between London and Hamburg hits us in 2020

A single lightning strike in the United States nearly two years ago crossed the sky for nearly 770 kilometers, setting a new world record, the United Nations announced on Tuesday. The new record for the longest detected megaflash, measured in the southern United States on April 29, 2020, spanned 768 kilometers, or 477.2 miles, across […]

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‘Humanity could be wiped out in 80 years’: Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone’s fears over climate change

Ex-Firebrand mayor Ken Livingstone has said he fears humanity will be wiped out by the end of the century by climate change. The former Labor politician, now 76, quit the party after he was suspended over anti-Semitism allegations in 2017 – but said his biggest concern was not party politics but “the ‘extinction”. In an […]

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The abandoned London Underground station which is now buried under a Sainsbury’s car park

In London, there are so many abandoned underground stations lurking beneath the surface, little pockets of history right there, unnoticed. But many of them have come to have incredibly creative second lives – like heating London homes, forming the patio of private residences or even becoming a dodgy sauna turned escape room. Others, on the […]

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USC WR Drake London draws Mike Evans, Mel Kiper Jr.’s Plaxico Burress comparisons

USC went 5-7 in 2021, but the Trojans didn’t go without featuring several players with NFL Draft potential. One of the headliners of this group is Receiver Drake Londonwho caught 88 passes for 1,084 yards with seven touchdowns even in an injury-shortened season. London has since declared itself for the 2022 NFL Draft, and ESPN’s […]

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London’s Chinese bakery where people come from all over the world to try the delicious pastries

On the corner of Brick Lane, a Chinese and Malaysian bakery has captured the hearts of locals as well as customers from all over the world. Currently a pop-up store, the family-owned Ong Ong Buns in Shoreditch sells pastries so delicious they have left people ‘fearing it will close one day’. One reviewer said, “Friendliest […]

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The pretty suburban town 1 hour from London that has the best public school in the country and is home to the forest where Harry Potter was filmed

London is a great city with everything you could want, but it gets really stressful. Luckily, the capital is surrounded by tons of towns and villages that make for great day trips, and even long weekends away. Farnham in Surrey is one such place. And being only an hour from Wimbledon station, it’s certainly easy […]

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Two men leaving north London celebration amid three deaths in horrific A1 pile-up

Two men returning from north London are among three people who have died in a horrific crash involving multiple A1 cars, according to reports. The Manchester Evening News reports the horror crash took place just before 1am Sunday on the A1 northbound near Wothorpe. Three men died in the three-car accident and two other men […]

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Drake London on Jameson Williams as WR1, says Mel Kiper Jr.

Much like last season’s NFL Draft class, the 2022 cycle is loaded at wide receiver with up to five players projected by most as first-round picks, including USC. Drake London and Alabama jameson williams. Both players suffered devastating injuries as juniors this season before making their statements known, but ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. doesn’t expect […]

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London Covid: Tory president says ‘signs are encouraging’ for coronavirus rules to end this month

The government looks increasingly likely to start removing Covid restrictions by the end of January as the number of daily positive cases continues to fall rapidly. Conservative Party chairman Oliver Dowden said the “signs are encouraging” for the lifting of Covid restrictions in England as Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepares to review the rules. ‘Plan […]

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Brighton postcode named England’s ‘coolest’ which overtakes London’s Shoreditch, Camden and Brixton

When you think of the ‘coolest’ places in England, the capital naturally comes to mind. London is brimming with character and fascinating places, but it’s here in Brighton that you’ll find the country’s most vibrant new neighborhood. That’s because a central Brighton postcode has been named one of the ‘coolest’ places to move to in […]

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London Covid: Government could scrap Plan B rules after huge 44% drop in cases

The government could start to relax some of the guidelines it introduced in early December amid a rise in Covid cases in the UK. The spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 has seen the government reintroduce face masks on public transport and enclosed public spaces such as restaurants and cafes as part of its […]

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London Underground Station which was named after an entirely different area because no one wanted to go where it really was

Love it or hate it, almost every Londoner has had to pass through Clapham Junction at some point in their life. Whether it’s entering the capital, catching a train and retreating completely into the English countryside – or simply passing through the Overground – Clapham Junction sees around 430,000 passengers pass by per day. And […]

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Virgin Atlantic launches London-Austin route

Good, Virgin atlantic expands its transatlantic network, with Austin join the party. Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 on final approach to London Heathrow – Image, economy class and beyond This is the first new US route for Virgin Atlantic since 2015. The four-weekly service will launch on May 25, 2022. The planned operations are as follows: […]

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“I was the first Asian police officer in West London and I was spat, installed and sent hate messages”

For a man who has suffered as much abuse as anyone in his life, Gurpal Virdi is remarkably optimistic. The 63-year-old does not hold any grudges, but he says he suffered the most appalling racial abuse both as a child growing up in white-dominated London and as a police officer. To top it off, when […]

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Plans for a ‘London-style’ bus system offering the ‘fastest and most reliable services’

A London-style bus system could come to Wirral to help the “historic scourge of bus deregulation”. Liverpool City region mayor Steve Rotheram told ECHO about his plans for the entire region when asked about the provision of buses to Wirral. People had explained to ECHO how parts of Wirral became “no man’s land” after 6pm […]

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Property in London: Luxury homes costing £ 250,000 are perfect for first-time buyers with landings for jet skis – but there’s a catch

London’s property market is notoriously difficult to penetrate, and first-time buyers can often be put off by sky-high prices and dodgy housing. A new option has hit the market that offers first-time buyers the chance to buy a home for just £ 250,000, even with a landing for jet skis – but there’s a catch. […]

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London Covid: What changes Boris Johnson is expected to make later today

Everyone across England nervously awaits Boris Johnson’s Covid announcements, especially those with plans for New Years Eve. The Prime Minister was briefed this morning by government scientists on the most up-to-date Covid data after a two-day Christmas break on data releases. Although Scotland, Wales and Ireland have announced tighter restrictions, including table service and nightclub […]

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London crime: police officer found in possession of class A drugs resigns

Met police officer who has now resigned faced malpractice audience for possession of Class A drugs. The panel concluded that the former PC Dalphinis had committed serious misconduct for possession of MDMA and, if he was still on duty, would have been fired. He was found with half a pill of ecstasy and admitted he […]

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King’s College Hospital midwives give Christmas gifts to babies

The first babies to be born on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day receive gifts from midwives to celebrate their arrival. Staff at King’s College Hospital in south-east London have said they celebrate every baby born in their ward, but young people born on December 25 or January 1 are “special.” As Christmas approaches, each […]

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100K Waterfowl Visit MD Sanctuary + London Town offers activities

MARYLAND – Over 100,000 waterfowl visit a Maryland sanctuary each year. You can cycle for miles of trails and explore the refuge this winter. Historic London Town and Gardens has winter events for families in Edgewater. Four other interactive nature offers are also available. In addition, a Kwanzaa story hour is being prepared at a […]

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Matt Hancock pictured without a mask at London Underground station despite Covid restrictions

West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock was seen without a mask at a London Underground station in what appears to be a violation of Covid rules. The former health secretary, 43, apologized after being seen entering North Greenwich station on Saturday December 18 – without covering his face. He had watched Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball at […]

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London Covid: The Hidden Omicron Symptom You Might Develop While You Sleep

The Omicron Covid variant has spread to London and the rest of the UK at an alarming rate, raising fears that stricter measures will soon be imposed in an effort to control the virus. And now scientists are urging people to look for a distinctive new symptom related to the Omicron variant that appears when […]

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London Underground: Passengers ‘Baffled’ As Pregnant Woman Breaks Rules and Risks Death

Passengers on a Central Line train were “baffled” by a pregnant woman who apparently broke the rules and put herself and her unborn child at risk. The woman, described as very pregnant, left some passengers in astonishment as she walked through different metro cars using the doors at each end – as the train was […]

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The strange mystery of the light of the South East London sky is solved

The mystery of the eerie flashing light in the south-east London night sky has been solved after a father from Orpington and his son set out on a mission to get answers. Residents of south-east London and north Kent were baffled this week by a “strange” light spotted in the night sky. Video of the […]

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Weather in London: how cold this New Years Eve will be when temperatures will be -3C

With Christmas fast approaching now, it won’t be long before New Years Eve. The famous New Year’s Eve fireworks in London are replaced with an event in Trafalgar Square, but you plan to go down and join the celebrations with your friends, you will have to wrap up. That’s because the latest forecast for the […]

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The 1963 “Big Freeze” in London when it “snowed for 3 months” and people were left without water because “the water pipes were frozen”

If you look at Britain’s position on a map, we really should be a much colder country. We were saved by a westerly wind which brought in milder air from the Atlantic – but during the winter of 1962-1963 that westerly wind was brought to a halt. High pressure near Iceland blocked it, and a […]

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London property prices: Tenants “could have bought all the houses in Barking and Dagenham” with what they were overcharged in rent

A new to study revealed that tenants renting private properties in London were overcharged a total of £ 25.4 billion for their accommodation between the years 2012 and 2020. Looking at the figures collected and interpreted by London member of the Assembly and Green Party adviser to Camden Sian Berry, average private tenants in London […]

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The most glamorous strong woman in London who was famous for her “superhuman strength” and even played for the Queen

Say the word strong woman – or even a professional wrestler – and the vision that will inevitably pop into the minds of many would be akin to Matilda’s Miss Trunchball. Huge, imposing, threatening and not at all feminine. The last thing you might expect is a 5-7 woman who might pass for a British […]

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London Covid: 4 things to know about the new Omicron variant

Omicron is spreading rapidly across the country as 160 cases of the new Covid strain have now been identified, with the most recent figures suggesting 15 of them are in London. More than half of those infected with the last strain have been doubly vaccinated, reported The Guardian . While there have been reports that […]

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Old Bexley and Sidcup by-election: Reform candidate

Voters in Old Bexley and Sidcup constituencies will choose their new MP tomorrow (2 December), following the tragic death of James Brokenshire. Former local government secretary Mr Brokenshire won the seat with a majority of almost 19,000 in the 2019 general election. Richard Tice represents the Reform Party, formerly known as the Brexit Party. News […]

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Paul Mescal & Laura Whitmore stunned on London Fashion Awards red carpet

Paul Mescal and Laura Whitmore were among the stars that turned heads at the London Fashion Awards last night. Two of the country’s most successful entertainment exports were stunned on the red carpet at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Other international stars in attendance included Kris Jenner, Lily Allen and host Billy Porter. The London Fashion […]

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London mom, 40, who died of breast cancer leaves heartwarming legacy for three children

A London mother who tragically died of breast cancer at the age of 40 has left a heartwarming legacy of love and inspiration for her three children. While battling cancer, Danielle Leslie managed to raise £ 800,000 for charity and also created wonderful treasure chests for her sons, Ben, 23, and Joe, 20, and daughter […]

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London sexpert reveals 5 Christmas sex positions to know if you feel mean or nice

Christmas is a time of indulgence, festivity, parties, great food, alcohol, and time spent with loved ones, but the busy holiday season can make or break your sex life. You could be rekindling old flames or kissing at Christmas, or you could be completely bogged down in organizing, eating, drinking, and buying gifts, with sex […]

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Inspirational London Principal Honored at Celebration of Teaching in UK

A London school principal has been named one of the country’s most inspiring educators in The One Show on BBC One. Selected from thousands of nominations, Reema Reid won a Gold Award at the Pearson National Teaching Awards for Principal of the Year in an elementary school. The award was presented as part of a […]

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The famous London gangster who terrorized the city with her glamorous gang of criminal women

It was the Roaring Twenties in London, and the city was on fire with a mirth that many thought they would never see again after the horrors of World War I. Nightclubs, cocktail bars and jazz joints throbbed with the youngsters. The dresses were shorter, the heels higher. In the 1920s, young women drove branded […]

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“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” London to celebrate House Pride Nights in 2022

CELEBRATE YOUR INTERIOR GRYFFINDOR, Slytherin, Hufflepuff and RavenclawHARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILDHOUSE PRIDE NIGHTS The London production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will celebrate the Hogwarts [H]early next year with four special performances dedicated to each [H]House. Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw [H]The Houses are the four living and learning communities for […]

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“I went to a festival in London for the first time in 3 years and was afraid I wouldn’t go in at first” – Ruby Gregory

Honestly, the last time I went to a festival in London I felt like I was 20 and had just returned from a trip. My daughters and I went to the South West Four Festival (also known as SW4) at Clapham Common, where we danced to classic 90s garage tunes and boogied to house music. […]

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London British Summer Time Festival set to continue after lockdown with Pearl Jam and Duran Duran headlining

With lockdown measures set to ease from March 8 and, it seems, almost entirely by June 21, many of us are looking forward to a summer without social distancing. Londoners are no doubt eager for some normalcy, with pub nights and meeting friends and family back on the cards. Concerts and concerts are also on […]