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  • Britain's Big Ben to fall silent for four years

    08/14/2017 6:27:33 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    AFP ^ | 14 Aug 2017 | Staff
    Britain's much-loved Big Ben will fall silent for four years from next week as conservation work is carried out on the famous 19th century bell in a clock tower next to the Houses of Parliament. "Big Ben falling silent is a significant milestone in this crucial conservation project," Steve Jaggs, whose official title is "Keeper of the Great Clock", said in a parliament statement on Monday. "This essential programme of works will safeguard the clock on a long term basis, as well as protecting and preserving its home -- the Elizabeth Tower," he said. It will be the longest period...
  • UK: Acid Attacks Now at ‘Epidemic Levels’, Says Burns Surgeon

    08/07/2017 7:57:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | August 7, 2017 | Jack Montgomery
    A burns surgeon who treats many acid attack victims coming out of East London has suggested that the proliferation of such crimes is now at epidemic levels. Dr Martin Niall, a burn surgeon at Mid-Essex Hospital, told National Public Radio (NPR) in the U.S. that acid attacks in Britain “are now at levels that one of my colleagues described as epidemic”. He added: “Everyone, ourselves included, has been shocked by this emerging threat to public health.” In terms of attacks per head of population, London is now the acid attack capital of the world, with a 74 per cent rise...
  • A Gastronomic Asian Feast At London's Hot New Restaurant P. F. Chang's

    08/04/2017 12:11:47 AM PDT · by Logicbox · 27 replies
    Britznbeatz ^ | Marcus Adetola
    The food and drink are on another level, from the signature drink, Fizu, upon arrival (sparkling sake, cucumber, and lemon oil), to my personal favourite, the Original Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps and Dynamite Shrimp. It is a little spicy but maintains a perfect balance. I also had the zingy Orange Peel Lamb Chop. There is a great dessert selection for those with a sweet tooth like myself. The Gorgonzola Cheesecake is topped with sour cream and gorgonzola crumb which gives it a slight tang but is nicely balanced out with candied walnuts and a delicious mascarpone filled port poached pear....
  • Ken Livingstone: Venezuela crisis caused by Chávez's failure to kill oligarchs

    08/03/2017 6:41:59 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 52 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Aug 3, 2017 | Jessica Elgot
    Ken Livingstone, a former mayor of London, has blamed the turmoil in Venezuela on Hugo Chávez’s unwillingness to execute “oligarchs” after he came to power. ... “One of the things that Chávez did when he came to power, he didn’t kill all the oligarchs. There was about 200 families who controlled about 80% of the wealth in Venezuela,” Livingstone told Talk Radio. “He allowed them to live, to carry on. I suspect a lot of them are using their power and control over imports and exports to make it difficult and to undermine Maduro.”
  • Seven Dials Spotlight Festival 2017: One-day Music & Performance Festival

    07/24/2017 8:15:12 AM PDT · by Logicbox
    Britznbeatz ^ | July 24, 2017 | Music News Team
    The free open air music and performance festival Spotlight returns for its 4th year in the fashionable Seven Dials, London on Saturday 19th August. From 12 - 6 pm the area will be transformed into a traffic free, entertainment hotspot where visitors can enjoy a series of live performances and music acts including Disney’s West End smash hits from The Lion King and Aladdin. As well as exclusive activities and promotions throughout the village there will be a Pop-up bar hosted by Monmouth Kitchen (with a free cocktail) and many discounts in local stores including Laura Lee, Monmouth Kitchen, Neal’s...
  • Most Gracious Sovereign

    07/21/2017 12:37:12 AM PDT · by advance_copy · 2 replies
    Virginia Gazette ^ | June 21, 1775 | Lord Mayor, Alderman, and Livery of the City of London
    To the King's most excellent Majesty. The Humble Address, Petition, and Remonstrance of the Lord Mayor, Alderman, and Livery of the City of London in Common Hall Assembled. Most Gracious Sovereign, We Your Majesty’s dutiful and loyal subjects the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Livery of the city of London beg leave to approach the Throne; and to declare our abhorrence of the measures which have been pursued and are now pursuing to the oppression of our fellow subjects in America. These measures are but with all the consequences which can alarm a free and commercial people, -- a deep, and...
  • London: Teen Arrested After Five Acid Attacks in 84 Minutes

    07/14/2017 2:58:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 79 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | July 14, 2017 | Oliver JJ Lane
    Police are treating a series of acid attacks Thursday night across London as linked, and have arrested a 16-year-old male. At least one victim suffered “life changing injuries” Thursday night in the apparent crime spree, which saw five attacks take place in 84 minutes in East London and Islington. The arrested teenager is being held on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and robbery. Police described the attacks in their statement, which revealed the first attack took place at 22:25 on the Hackney road. Officers said the male victim had been on a moped when a pair of men on a second moped...
  • Men on Scooter in London Throw Acid in Faces of 5 People

    07/14/2017 1:15:25 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 56 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 07/14/2017 | Rod Nordland
    LONDON — Two teenage boys raced through London on a scooter and threw or sprayed acid in the faces of five other scooter riders apparently chosen at random late Thursday, according to the police. Two boys, ages 15 and 16, were arrested in connection with the attacks, committed during a 72-minute spree across the neighborhoods of Clapton, Hackney, Islington and Stoke Newington in northeast London, the Metropolitan Police said. One of the victims suffered what were described by the police as life-changing injuries to the face. The attacks began when two assailants on a scooter pulled up to a man...
  • Acid Attacks Now Happening in London EVERY WEEK

    07/08/2017 10:12:57 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 35 replies
    Louder with Crowder ^ | 07/07/2017 | Kacie Burnett
    The UK’s open borders has transformed the entire nation. One can say it’s changed much the same way women’s faces have changed. Without their consent. Britain and Pakistan are becoming more and more alike with each passing day, mostly by way of rape, terrorism, female genital mutilation, and even acid attacks (see PLOT TWIST: Pakistani Woman Burns Man With Acid… For Refusing to Marry Her?!). Indeed, acid being tossed on unsuspecting faces is becoming almost as common as fish and chips. Though decidedly more unpleasant. "London witnesses up to three acid attacks every week, LBC has found, saying the Metropolitan...
  • Policeman tells how he fought London Bridge attackers with baton

    06/28/2017 6:07:30 PM PDT · by proxy_user · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 28, 2017 | Haroon Siddique
    A police officer has told how he fought off the three London Bridge attackers with his baton despite being temporarily blinded in one eye after he was stabbed in the head. Speaking publicly for the first time since the terrorist attack earlier this month, Wayne Marques, who received several major knife wounds, said the adrenaline prevented him from realising how badly he had been injured. He said he took a deep breath and charged at the first attacker, swinging at him “with everything I had as hard as I could, straight through his head, trying to go for a knockout...
  • 'Knife wands' to be handed to every school in London

    06/27/2017 11:34:52 AM PDT · by Semper911 · 75 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 27 JUNE 2017
    London Mayor Sadiq Khan has launched a major crackdown on the "scourge" after three fatal stabbings were reported in the capital within hours of each other. New measures will see schools given metal detecting "knife wands" and a new community sentence for those convicted of knife possession.
  • London School Asks Pupils to Write A Suicide Notes for Homework (literary exercise)

    06/26/2017 1:25:04 PM PDT · by johnk · 41 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 23 JUNE 2017 • 5:28PM | Harry Yorke
    A secondary school has been forced to apologize to parents after an English teacher asked students to draft a suicide note for homework as part of a module on Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth. More than 60 pupils at Thomas Tallis school, Kidbrooke, London were asked to pen an imaginary final note after reading one of the play’s most celebrated scenes, when Lady Macbeth takes her own life. Having conspired with her husband to murder King Duncan, Lady Macbeth commits suicide by “self and violent hands” after being driven mad by guilt and violent imagery of his murder. The pupils were asked...
  • London Pride Surrounded by Concrete Road Blocks After ‘Attacks on Our Way of Life’

    06/24/2017 7:34:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 23, 2017 | Liam Deacon
    This year’s Gay Pride celebrations in London will be surrounded by a ring of concrete roadblocks to guard against vehicle attacks as witnessed in the Westminster, Borough Market, and Finsbury Park terror attacks. After a “full security review” following recent attacks, the Metropolitan Police also revealed there will be a higher police presence than on previous years and said people attending would be subjected to extra checks and searches.
  • Sixty-eight flats in £2bn luxury block to be given to families... in Grenfell blaze

    06/22/2017 2:57:13 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 41 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 6/22/17 | BENEDICT MOORE-BRIDGER, NICHOLAS CECIL
    Residents evacuated from Grenfell Tower are set to move into a £2 billion luxury complex in the heart of Kensington, the Standard can reveal. Plans are pressing ahead for some of the families made homeless from the devastating fire to be housed in one of London’s most desirable addresses. New flats in a Kensington High Street development — where penthouses go for up to £13 million — will be used to provide accommodation for families following the huge blaze that destroyed the tower block last week. Sixty-eight flats in the Kensington Row scheme have been acquired to permanently house families...
  • In London, A Day of Rage Attempts to Bring Down the Government

    06/21/2017 7:51:11 AM PDT · by davikkm · 14 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    Protestors took to the streets of London purportedly in response to the tragic fire at Grenfell Towers; but the reality is that this is nothing but the Militant Left using undemocratic means to force another election. Politicians are to blame for this directly; it is no coincidence that Labour Shadow Chancellor, John McDonald, several days ago called for a million people to take to the streets and force an early election…and then people take to the streets?!?!?! This is not a Grassroots movement of spontaneous uprising; it is a well-organised and well-funded protest with the aim of removing a democratically...
  • Stamford Hill estate in London’s north in lockdown with reports of armed youths

    06/20/2017 7:18:27 PM PDT · by blueyon · 54 replies ^ | 6/20/17 | Ian Horswill
    A HOUSING estate in London has been put on lockdown by police after reports of young people ‘brandishing machetes and swords.’ Youths have reportedly been fighting with armed police at Stamford Hill, in north London, an area known for its Hasidic community, the largest concentration of Haredi Jews in Europe. One man said he witnessed a car being attacked by a mob of up to 30 armed with bats and hammers after it was chased down the street.
  • London police plead for calm after attack at mosque

    06/19/2017 3:56:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    AP via ^ | June 19, 2017
    LONDON (AP) — London police, already stretched by a series of major incidents around the capital, are putting more officers on the street to reassure the public after a driver plowed into a crowd of people leaving a mosque early Monday. One man died at the scene and 10 people were injured. Police say a suspect was arrested immediately after the attack, which is being treated as a terrorist incident. "Extra officers are on duty in the area to help reassure the local community," Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said. "They will be there for as long as they are needed....
  • Finsbury Park Attack Suspect Named as Cardiff Resident Darren Osborne

    06/19/2017 1:40:30 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 19, 2017 | Breitbart London
    “I’ve known him for 35 years, I grew up with him. It’s 100% him. He lives in Wales, he has four kids and his partner,” the man said. [snip] Earlier Monday morning Osborne was arrested on terrorism and attempted murder charges. Witnesses say that after the attack he shouted, “I’m going to kill all Muslims – I did my bit.”
  • Reports Of Stabbings At Oval Sub Station In Central London With Casulties.. DEVELOPING

    06/19/2017 9:14:01 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 131 replies
    BREAKING: Reports of stabbings at Oval sub station in central London with casulties. DEVELOPING
  • London’s mayor says vehicle that struck pedestrians near mosque was deliberate attack

    06/18/2017 11:38:08 PM PDT · by blueplum · 55 replies
    New York Post ^ | 19 June 2017 1:06am | Chris Perez
    The deadly collision that unfolded outside a mosque in London early Monday has been declared a terrorist attack by British officials . “We don’t yet know the full details, but this was clearly a deliberate attack on innocent Londoners, many of whom were finishing prayers during the holy month of Ramadan,” London mayor Sadiq Khan wrote in a statement. “While this appears to be an attack on a particular community, like the terrible attacks in Manchester, Westminster and London Bridge, it is also an assault on all our shared values of tolerance, freedom and respect,” he said.