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Environmental Data Interactive Exchange
Waste from Notting Hill Carnival could power 80,000 hot showers Around 170 workers and 60 vehicles will be in action at Notting Hill, collect
Waste from Notting Hill Carnival could power 80,000 hot showers
Environmental Data Interactive Exchange / Posted yesterday
Around 170 workers and 60 vehicles will be in action at Notting Hill, collecting enough waste to potentially travel 84km on the Tube - four times the length of the Victoria... Read more
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Independent
London's Soho could be pedestrianised under Labour mayor hopeful's planChristian Wolmar suggested the “radical” plan for Central London’s nightlife ho
London's Soho could be pedestrianised under Labour mayor hopeful's plan
Independent / Posted 2 days ago
Christian Wolmar suggested the “radical” plan for Central London’s nightlife hot-spot, which is characterised by winding backstreets and overflowing pavements – especially on weekends. The candidate has previously outlined his vision for a... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
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New law requires public workplaces to provide breastfeeding accommodations
Houston Chronicle / Posted 3 days ago
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San Antonio Express-News
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New law requires public workplaces to provide breastfeeding accommodations
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 3 days ago
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Independent
Government plan to project #TimeToAct onto Big Ben for sexual violence summit was shelved over fears it would 'open the floodgates'But the Foreign Office’s ambitious plans had to be shelved because the people r
Government plan to project #TimeToAct onto Big Ben for sexual violence summit was shelved over fears it would 'open the floodgates'
Independent / Posted 3 days ago
But the Foreign Office’s ambitious plans had to be shelved because the people responsible for the use of the two London landmarks feared “opening the flood gates” to a host of other charities hoping to promote their causes, according to newly... Read more
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ITV.com
Environment | LondonTeams of air quality wardens will be out in force today busting the myths aroun
Environment | London
ITV.com / Posted 4 days ago
Teams of air quality wardens will be out in force today busting the myths around engine idling to crack down on air pollution sweeping across London. It comes as Westminster Council announces their parking wardens will fine motorists who are idling... Read more
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International Business Times
Spyscape spy museum set for London's Trocadero funded by Seattle Coffee Company co-founder John Hunt Tycoon John Hunt in talks with former spyamasters MI5, MI6 and GCHQ to build Sp
Spyscape spy museum set for London's Trocadero funded by Seattle Coffee Company co-founder John Hunt
International Business Times / Posted 4 days ago
Tycoon John Hunt in talks with former spyamasters MI5, MI6 and GCHQ to build Spyscape, a building dedicated to "intelligence and cybersecurity". Plans submitted to Westminster council show that it will have 10 open-plan galleries, four multimedia... Read more
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Evening Standard
Fans who queued for days for Kanye's Yeezy trainers were sent home empty-handedFashion fans who had queued in the rain for three days for the chance to buy th
Fans who queued for days for Kanye's Yeezy trainers were sent home empty-handed
Evening Standard / Posted 7 days ago
Fashion fans who had queued in the rain for three days for the chance to buy the latest pair of trainers designed by rapper Kanye West were left devastated today when they were sent home empty-handed. More than a hundred enthusiasts began camping... Read more
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express
Sold for £1.2m: The council flat worth £130,000 25 years ago A HOME owner who bought their council flat for just £130,000 25 years ago was
Sold for £1.2m: The council flat worth £130,000 25 years ago
express / Posted 13 days ago
A HOME owner who bought their council flat for just £130,000 25 years ago was laughing all the way to the bank yesterday after selling it for an eye-watering £1.21million. The flat has... Read more
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Evening Standard
Former council flat in Covent Garden sells for a staggering £1.2mAn ex-council flat in central London has been sold for £1.21m – a staggering ni
Former council flat in Covent Garden sells for a staggering £1.2m
Evening Standard / Posted 13 days ago
An ex-council flat in central London has been sold for £1.21m – a staggering nine times the original purchase price. The three-bedroom flat in Siddons Court, Covent Garden, was bought from Westminster Council by the seller in 1990 for £130,000... Read more
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Evening Standard
Investigation: 24-hour party nightmare of short let London flatsThe lives of thousands of Londoners are being blighted by noisy parties in flat
Investigation: 24-hour party nightmare of short let London flats
Evening Standard / Posted 14 days ago
The lives of thousands of Londoners are being blighted by noisy parties in flats let out for short stays through booking websites, an Evening Standard investigation has found. Residents complain of once-quiet apartment blocks transformed into... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Is this the most expensive council flat ever? It's just sold for £1.2 MILLIONA former council flat is thought to have become the most expensive ever, after
Is this the most expensive council flat ever? It's just sold for £1.2 MILLION
Daily Mirror / Posted 14 days ago
A former council flat is thought to have become the most expensive ever, after changing hands for £1.2 million. Despite their whopping return, the three-bedroom property near Covent Garden failed to reach the initial asking price of... Read more
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Independent
Ex-council flat in Covent Garden sells for £1.2m - 10 times its original priceThe three-bedroom flat near Covent Garden in central London was bought from Wes
Ex-council flat in Covent Garden sells for £1.2m - 10 times its original price
Independent / Posted 14 days ago
The three-bedroom flat near Covent Garden in central London was bought from Westminster Council in 1990 for £130,000, The Guardian said. The original buyers kept the flat until it was sold recently for £1.2m, just below the first asking price of... Read more
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Londonist
Stephen Fry's Plea To Soho DevelopersStephen Fry and co-founder of the Save Soho movement, Tim Arnold. Photo by Save
Stephen Fry's Plea To Soho Developers
Londonist / Posted 14 days ago
Stephen Fry and co-founder of the Save Soho movement, Tim Arnold. Photo by Save Soho. Stephen Fry and other representatives of the Save Soho campaign are to meet developers and representatives of Westminster Council on Monday night in a bid to... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Video has emerged of Jeremy Corbyn taking on Margaret Thatcher at PMQsThe Labour leadership frontrunner attacked Mrs Thatcher for only providing one
Video has emerged of Jeremy Corbyn taking on Margaret Thatcher at PMQs
Daily Mirror / Posted 16 days ago
The Labour leadership frontrunner attacked Mrs Thatcher for only providing one sixth of the funding needed to tackle homelessness on the streets of London. At the time around 25,000 families were living in bed and breakfasts in the capital, with... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Jeremy Corbyn's 21 most surprising Commons motions revealedBut Jeremy Corbyn's also raised eyebrows online for lending his name to some ve
Jeremy Corbyn's 21 most surprising Commons motions revealed
Daily Mirror / Posted 16 days ago
But Jeremy Corbyn's also raised eyebrows online for lending his name to some very unusual campaigns. The left-wing veteran MP has signed thousands upon thousands of Early Day Motions, the Commons equivalent of a peititon. Even though they're rarely... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
I miss old Soho's smell of heroic failureBut there are no butchers in Soho now, not even Mr Portwine, my preferred man o
I miss old Soho's smell of heroic failure
Daily Telegraph / Posted 18 days ago
But there are no butchers in Soho now, not even Mr Portwine, my preferred man of blood, on the far side of Cambridge Circus, next to the ironmonger’s FW Collins (“Elastic Glue Manufacturer, sole inventor 1857”, as the sign said). I don’t share the... Read more
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Independent
High Court blocks Tory plan to slash levy for affordable housingThe housing minister Brandon Lewis unveiled the “vacant building credit” at the
High Court blocks Tory plan to slash levy for affordable housing
Independent / Posted 23 days ago
The housing minister Brandon Lewis unveiled the “vacant building credit” at the end of 2014, but it immediately came under fire from councils experiencing chronic housing shortages. The credit allowed developers planning to convert vacant office... Read more
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iol.co.za
R200 a minute for rickshaw ride?INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERSIf youre looking for a rickshaw ride, dont go to London.
R200 a minute for rickshaw ride?
iol.co.za / Posted 23 days ago
INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERSIf youre looking for a rickshaw ride, dont go to London. The local pullers in Durban will give you a greater experience and they dont charge R196 a minute. London - It is not uncommon for visitors to London to raise a quizzical... Read more
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Independent
London property: 'insane' planning policy that could have saved luxury landlords £1b a year quashedHousing minister Brandon Lewis unveiled the vacant building credit at the end o
London property: 'insane' planning policy that could have saved luxury landlords £1b a year quashed
Independent / Posted 24 days ago
Housing minister Brandon Lewis unveiled the vacant building credit at the end of 2014, but it immediately incurred the wrath of councils experiencing chronic housing shortages. The credit allowed developers planning to convert vacant office... Read more
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Evening Standard
Government's "insane" affordable housing loophole quashed by High CourtHousing minister Brandon Lewis unveiled the “vacant building credit” at the end
Government's "insane" affordable housing loophole quashed by High Court
Evening Standard / Posted 24 days ago
Housing minister Brandon Lewis unveiled the “vacant building credit” at the end of 2014, but it immediately incurred the wrath of councils experiencing chronic housing shortages. The credit allowed developers planning to convert vacant office... Read more
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Evening Standard
Buyers rush to register for 800 new flats at Shell Centre on the South BankMore than 800 homes are due to be built at the 5.25-acre riverside site where s
Buyers rush to register for 800 new flats at Shell Centre on the South Bank
Evening Standard / Posted 29 days ago
More than 800 homes are due to be built at the 5.25-acre riverside site where seven new blocks are being constructed around the 27-storey former oil multi-national headquarters. British-based buyers were able to register their interest in the... Read more
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The New Statesman
The politics of sanitation: why we urgently need more public toiletsQuestion: what does everyone do, at least eight times a day? Give in? Answer:
The politics of sanitation: why we urgently need more public toilets
The New Statesman / Posted a month ago
Question: what does everyone do, at least eight times a day? Give in? Answer: go to the toilet. Yet although we all do it, we don’t talk about it. The politics of sanitation is about everything, proclaims Britain’s pioneering toilet campaigner,... Read more
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Independent
Rickshaw driver who charged £206 for a one-mile journey defends extortionate charge – because he was going uphillThe driver’s comments come after he was accused of “exploiting” foreign tourist
Rickshaw driver who charged £206 for a one-mile journey defends extortionate charge – because he was going uphill
Independent / Posted a month ago
The driver’s comments come after he was accused of “exploiting” foreign tourists by charging them the extortionate fee for a 1,400 yard journey from Oxford Circus to Marble Arch which would have cost less than £10 in a black cab. Juris Dzjabovic,... Read more
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Evening Standard
Give refuge to the pitiful child migrantsMany of the young people and children among the migrants have similar stories t
Give refuge to the pitiful child migrants
Evening Standard / Posted 1 months ago
Many of the young people and children among the migrants have similar stories to tell, though others may be economic migrants. They are, by virtue of their age, patently vulnerable to abuse; many will already have been brutally exploited by... Read more
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International Business Times
Rickshaws under scrutiny for overcharging customersA Central London rickshaw driver has brought the unconventional mode of transpo
Rickshaws under scrutiny for overcharging customers
International Business Times / Posted 1 months ago
A Central London rickshaw driver has brought the unconventional mode of transport on the city's streets under scrutiny, after overcharging a family for a ride from Oxford Circus to Marble Arch. In a YouTube video that has gone viral, the rickshaw... Read more
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Independent
London mayoral election: Who are the Tory candidates?Seven candidates were interviewed by a selection panel at Conservative central
London mayoral election: Who are the Tory candidates?
Independent / Posted 1 months ago
Seven candidates were interviewed by a selection panel at Conservative central HQ before the final four were announced at around 3pm. Former footballer Sol Campbell, entrepreneur and gay rights activists Ivan Massow and Westminster Council leader... Read more
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Independent
Tory shortlist for Mayor of London announcedMark Wallace, the executive editor of influential Tory blog ConservativeHome, t
Tory shortlist for Mayor of London announced
Independent / Posted 1 months ago
Mark Wallace, the executive editor of influential Tory blog ConservativeHome, tweeted on Saturday afternoon that Richmond MP Zac Goldsmith, London MEP Syed Kamall, GLA member Andrew Boff and deputy mayor for policing and crime Stephen Greenhalgh have... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Rickshaw driver charges £206 for journey down Oxford StreetA spokesman for the Mayor's office said: "The mayor has serious concerns about
Rickshaw driver charges £206 for journey down Oxford Street
Daily Telegraph / Posted 1 months ago
A spokesman for the Mayor's office said: "The mayor has serious concerns about the pedicab trade and is lobbying the government for new legislation that would give Transport for London (TfL) powers to regulate them, powers they don't legally possess... Read more

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