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  • Politically Correct Babel on the Thames

    07/29/2015 12:00:39 PM PDT · by wtd · 6 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | July 29, 2015 | Julius OMalley
    Politically Correct Babel on the ThamesOn July 20th 2015 a new mandatory requirement for employment by the London Metropolitan Police was introduced: applicants must be fluent in a second language other than English. That police force, The Met, is understandably the UKs largest.
  • THOUSANDS PROTEST PLAN TO CONVERT CATHOLIC HOSPITAL CHAPEL INTO ISLAMIC PRAYER ROOM

    06/29/2015 11:39:22 PM PDT · by Lil Flower · 24 replies
    BREITBART ^ | June 29, 2015 | Nick Hallett
    Nearly 5,000 people have signed a petition protesting a proposal to turn a Catholic hospital chapel into a Muslim prayer room.
  • Turkish Police Disperse Gay Pride Marchers

    06/28/2015 11:07:14 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    Hundreds of thousands of people gathered for gay pride parades, parties and celebrations around the world Sunday. Most events were peaceful, but in Istanbul, Turkish police fired water cannon and rubber pellets to disperse a crowd. It was not immediately clear why Turkish police stopped marchers in Istanbul, where gay pride parades have been held in previous years. Turkish media reported that police said people would not to be allowed to march this year. In New York, massive crowds gathered ahead of the citys annual gay pride parade, which was first held in 1970. Organizers said they expected a record...
  • Marie Stopes doctor and nurses 'bungled woman's abortion then sent her home despite....

    06/28/2015 9:49:20 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 19 June 2015 | Euan McLelland For MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Marie Stopes doctor and nurses 'bungled woman's abortion then sent her home despite symptoms of internal bleeding that killed her just hours later' A doctor and two nurses appeared in court today charged with the manslaughter of a pregnant woman who died from massive blood loss following a bungled abortion. Aisha Chithira, 32, had travelled from Dublin to a west London branch of the Marie Stopes clinic for the procedure on January 21, 2012 and collapsed hours later in a taxi in Slough, Berkshire. The cause of her death was given as 'extensive internal bleeding' following the abortion,...
  • Stowaway Survives 10-Hour Flight, as Another Body Crashes From 1,000 Feet

    06/19/2015 11:52:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    The body of a suspected stowaway was found atop an office building in West London on Thursday, and is believed to have plunged around 1,400ft from a Boeing 747 as it approached Heathrow Airport. Meanwhile, another man is in critical condition in hospital after being discovered an hour earlier in the undercarriage of the aircraft British police are investigating both incidents. The survivor is believed to have climbed aboard the British Airways plane at OR Tambo International airport in Johannesburg before traveling over 8,000 miles from South Africa, largely in temperatures as low as -81 Fahrenheit on the 10-hour...
  • New hideous huge London feminist hell dog statue

    06/11/2015 2:42:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 125 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | June 11, 2015 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Our friends in London have new delight… appropriately close to where Tyburn Tree stood, near Marble Arch.From ihorror.com: There’s a new statue on public display in London that is meant to “inspire” and “delight” those who pass it on their daily commute, though we’re thinking words like “terrify,” “horrify” and “petrify” are more fitting for this particular piece of art.It’s called ‘She Guardian,’ and Russian artist Dashi Namdakov has spent the last two years sculpting the towering figure out of four massive tons of bronze. Measuring 36-feet high, the artist says the attention-grabbing piece expresses a sense of maternal protectiveness, which...
  • John Lennon's Guitar, Stolen 52 Years Ago, Turns Up in San Diego

    06/10/2015 10:21:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 6/10 | Gene Cubbison and Andie Adams
    A San Diego man discovered the guitar he had unwittingly jammed on for the better part of 45 years once belonged to the legendary John Lennon, stolen from the Beatles in 1963. The story of the long-lost guitar began in 1962, when Lennon and George Harrison picked up two, store-ordered Gibson J-160Es in Liverpool. Lennon played his on tour for about 15 months, until it went missing after a pre-Christmas performance in London. In 1969, it landed in the hands of John McCaw, a San Diego building contractor. He told NBC 7 that a friend had unknowingly bought Lennons instrument...
  • British Artists Call to Boycott London Israeli Film Festival

    06/08/2015 3:11:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/6/15 | Cynthia Blank
    A group of 40 British filmmakers and artists have sent an open letter to The Guardian on Monday calling for the Curzon and Odeon cinema chains to stop screenings of an Israeli film festival opening in London this week. Seret 2015, the London Israeli Film and Television Festival, will open Thursday with a gala screening at Bafta, followed by a number of screenings at the aforementioned theaters in the days to follow. Denying the boycott is about refusing to show films by individual filmmakers, the letter stresses cinemas should cancel the screenings because the Israeli state is promoting this festival...
  • Bystanders lift double-decker bus off unicyclist (Video)

    05/29/2015 11:30:48 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 21 replies
    Airdrieecho.com ^ | 5-29-2015
    About 100 people in London swarmed a double-decker bus to lift it off a unicyclist who'd been run down during rush hour Thursday evening. Police said the man was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Witness Kyra Sam told the U.K. Standard she was walking to the Walthamstow market when she heard screams. "I'm really amazed at the strength of Walthamstow. No one hesitated to push the bus off, I was in shock. "Everyone really came together to help. It was really nice to see that in the face of something so awful." A witness posted a video of the...
  • George Galloway announces he will run for London Mayor

    05/28/2015 9:43:36 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 5-28-2015 | BBC
    Controversial former MP George Galloway is to seek election as the next mayor of London. The Respect Party leader, who has threatened a legal challenge over his general election defeat, declared his bid on Twitter. Mr Galloway posted a picture of himself sitting on an unmade bed with his young son and the slogan "Dad, you've got to do this. I've got your back!". "I'm standing for Mayor of London 2016," he added. On 7 May, Mr Galloway lost the Bradford West Commons seat he took from Labour, his former party, in a 2012 by-election. The seat was won by...
  • Kim Jong-uns brother goes missing after attending two straight Eric Clapton concerts in London

    05/25/2015 12:24:48 PM PDT · by Cementjungle · 28 replies
    The Korea Times | 5/23/2015 | staff
    LONDON/MOSCOW/BEIJING, May 23 (Yonhap) Kim Jong-chol attended an Eric Clapton concert in London for the second time this week, but where the brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un headed Saturday remained unknown. He had been scheduled to arrive in Beijing on Saturday from Moscow on his way to Pyongyang, a source with knowledge of the stopover said. However, the name of Jong-chol was not on the registry of the flight from London to Moscow, according to the source. He also wasnt seen at the Beijing airport Saturday.
  • London as neoliberal theme park: The Platform 9 economy and the Tories shocking victory

    05/24/2015 12:13:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Salon ^ | May 23, 2015 | Andrew O'Hehir
    Nothing quite so blatantly sums up the victory of neoliberalism in 21st-century London, and that citys relentless commodification of every aspect of its literary and historical legacy, like Platform 9 at Kings Cross. If anything, the vulgarity and banality of Platform 9 are too blatant; its a crack in the faade that demonstrates how thoroughly London has become Londonland, a nearly convincing scavenger-hunt simulation of itself, chock-full of royal bones and references to Dan Brown novels. To enter Westminster Abbey which is still nominally a house of worship for the Anglican Communion, rather than a historical theme...
  • New York City vs. London: Which is the better city?

    05/20/2015 8:07:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/20/2015 | SARAH SCHMALBRUCH
    The debate over which is the better city New York City or London has been raging for a long time. The cities are alike in that they're both densely populated cosmopolitan capitals of their respective countries, but they also have their differences. We rounded up the factors that are important for both inhabitants and visitors to take into consideration and used them to help settle the debate. As a side note: Even though I currently live in NYC, I'm a native Chicagoan, so I'm an impartial judge in the matter. COST Both London and NYC are notorious for...
  • Major secret meeting of Holocaust deniers convenes in heart of London

    04/19/2015 8:46:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Daily Mail UK via Jpost.com ^ | 4/19/15 | Daily Mail UK
    A large international conference of Holocaust deniers recently took place in the heart of London, Britain's Daily Mail reported on Saturday. "This is the biggest and most significant meeting of Holocaust deniers that Britain has ever seen. It is a very worrying development," the paper quoted Gerry Gable, an expert on the extreme Right who aided the news outlet's undercover investigation of the event, as saying. The event was held under a veil of secrecy at London's Grosvenor Hotel in a room draped with the Union Flag. A spokesman for the hotel said the room booking was made online and...
  • London-based oil executive linked to 9/11 hijackers(saudi Aramco)

    02/20/2012 8:25:15 AM PST · by bayouranger · 33 replies · 2+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 18FEB12 | Anthony Summers, Neil Tweedie and Dan Christensen in Miami
    A Saudi Arabian accused of associating with several of the September 11 hijackers and who disappeared from his home in the United States a few weeks before the attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, is in London working for his countrys state oil company. Abdulaziz al-Hijji and his wife Anoud left three cars at their luxurious home in a gated community in Sarasota, Florida one of them new and flew to Saudi Arabia in August 2001. The refrigerator was full of food; furniture and clothing were left behind; and the swimming pool water was still...
  • Drunken mob of 20 thugs shouted 'kill the Jews' as they stormed a synagogue in north London

    03/23/2015 11:24:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3-23-2015
    This is the moment a group of 20 drunken thugs stormed a synagogue before hurling anti-Semitic abuse including 'Kill the Jews' at young worshippers inside. The dramatic brawl broke out after the group forced their way into the Ahavas Torah synagogue in Stamford Hill, north London, where young people were marking the end of the sabbath. The attack, which led to four men and two women being arrested, comes amid concerns about an increase of anti-Semitic attacks across Europe. A Jewish patrol group, which works to reduce violence against Jews, said it had stepped up patrols in the area. In...
  • Is London rapper Jihadi George? Hip-hop artist turned may have been one of the so-called Beatles

    03/19/2015 12:07:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/19/2015 | By OLLIE GILLMAN
    * Londoner Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary could be Jihadi George, expert says * Bary believed to be part of ISIS hostage-taking cell known as the 'Beatles' * He may have travelled to Syria with Jihadi John - Mohammed Emwazi * The terrorists lived just streets away from each other in west London * Bary was a rising talent in London's hip-hop scene before he fled country * Previously thought to be Jihadi John because of his similar facial features A London rapper who fled to Syria could be Jihadi George - the second of the ISIS hostage-taking cell known as 'The...
  • South West Trains Apologises after Announcer Tells Fat Passengers Not to Sit Down

    03/16/2015 4:53:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | March 14, 2015 | A.B. Sanderson
    Passengers on the South West Train service from Basingstoke to London Waterloo were left in shock after an announcer took to the tannoy to say that fat people should remain standing because of lack of space, the Daily Mail reports. On the packed commuter service, a member of staff reportedly said: We are going to be like sardines on this train, so can I ask that only slim people sit on the three-seaters. If you are fat then it is simply not going to work. One passenger was left furious by the announcement, saying: I am not necessarily a big...
  • Terrorists Aim to End Western Civilization

    07/10/2005 9:09:10 PM PDT · by Tom Jefferson · 4 replies · 229+ views
    Bear to the Right ^ | July 10, 2005 | Gary Aminoff
    Efraim Halevy,the former head of the Mossad, the Israeli secret service, recently resigned as head of the Israel National Security Council and as national security advisor to Prime Minister Sharon. Very few men in this world are as familiar with Islamic jihadists as Halevy. In the Scotsman today, Halevy discusses the aim of Islamic Terrorism. In the article titled, "Terrorists' aim is to end western civilisation", Halevy says of the London bombings, "There was careful planning, intelligence-gathering, and a sophisticated choice of timing as well as near-perfect execution. We are faced with a deadly and determined adversary who will stop...
  • History buffs -- a little "London" help please.

    03/05/2015 5:38:08 PM PST · by Lee'sGhost · 49 replies
    NA ^ | NA | Me
    Doing research for a novel. Can anybody tell me, what section of London would the families of merchantmen sailors have lived in during the late 17th century? All I can find on-line is "London." But I've got to believe that they lived relatively close to the docks in areas with specific names. And I suppose officers would live in a different section than that of common sailors.
  • ISIS militant Jihadi John unmasked as middle-class Brit

    02/26/2015 6:12:09 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2-26-2015 | Yaron Steinbuch
    ISIS militant ‘Jihadi John’ unmasked as middle-class Brit By Yaron Steinbuch February 26, 2015 | 7:16am The infamous masked ISIS madman seen in gruesome videos beheading Western hostages was identified by media outlets Thursday as Mohammed Emwazi — a middle-class Briton with a degree in computer programming. The BBC reported that the Kuwaiti-born Emwazi is in his mid-20s and from West London. British authorities chose not to identify him earlier for operational reasons. “I have no doubt that Mohammed is Jihadi John,” one of Emwazi’s close friends told the Washington Post. “He was like a brother to me. . . . I...
  • Hizb-ut-Tahrir may become dangerous than ISIS: Report (One Million Members)

    02/15/2015 12:56:41 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Business Standard ^ | February 15, 2015 | Press Trust of India
    Radical Islamist group Hizb-ut- Tahrir which cleverly avoided global scrutiny while spreading its ideology may become a more dangerous terrorist group than the ISIS and it's presence in South Asia should be a cause for concern for India, according to a report. "While ISIS runs amok in Syria and Iraq, demanding media attention through acts of barbarous cruelty, HuT (Hizb-ut- Tahrir or the Party of Liberation) is quietly building a global infrastructure of radicalised youth and deep-pocketed Arab support in preparation for the global Khilafat," said the report published in the latest edition of CTX Journal. The group has cleverly...
  • Boris Johnson 'intends to renounce US citizenship'

    02/15/2015 1:07:03 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 February 2015 Last updated at 03:26 ET | BBC
    Boris Johnson says he intends to renounce his American citizenship to prove his "commitment to Britain". He told the Sunday Times that his citizenship was "an accident of birth that has left me with this thing. I've got to find a way of sorting it out". The Mayor of London, who was born in New York, has in the past been forced to pay US tax because of his American citizenship. He has just completed a six-day tour of cities in the US. Mr Johnson said he would approach US ambassador Matthew Barzun to explore what steps he had to...
  • Islamic States Plans/Justifications: DABIQ Magazine & Its Strategic Outlook

    02/14/2015 7:56:21 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 6 replies
    Adinakutnicki.com ^ | 2/14/2015 | Adina Kutnicki
    ...Al-Muhallab said, “You must use deception in war, for it is more effective than reinforcements.” Some methods of deception include: a. Planting spies. b. Reconnaissance. c. Feigning an intent to attack an area other than the actual target, for when the Prophet (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) wanted to attack one area, he would give his army the impression they were going to attack another. “If a man’s chest is too narrow to hold his own secret, then the chest of the one with whom he stores the secret is even narrower” [Poetry]. And be on guard against your enemy at...
  • London Taxi Chief Compares Cyclists To Islamic State Militants

    02/06/2015 3:38:59 PM PST · by Theoria · 23 replies
    NPR ^ | 06 Feb 2015 | Krishnadev Calamur
    Add this to the list of evidence about, shall we call it, the rivalry between motorists and cyclists: The head of London's taxi drivers' association has compared cyclists to members of the self-described Islamic State. Steve McNamara's comments come just days after London cleared the way for the spread of segregated bike lanes and dedicated traffic signals. "The loonies out there in the cycling world, they're almost the sort of ISIS of London," McNamara, general secretary of the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association, told LBC Radio. "Their views and their politics if you are not with them and we...
  • That's not London Bridge! Fed-up local trolls hapless tourists who mislabel Tower Bridge in

    02/06/2015 6:39:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 6, 2015 | Sarah Gordon
    It is one of the most common mistakes made by tourists visiting the capital - referring to beautiful Tower Bridge as London Bridge. But a father-of-one has found the mislabelling of the iconic landmark so frustrating, he has launched a one-man campaign to correct tourists from around the world. Charles Lawley, from London, trawls Instagram looking for users who have who have made the mistake as he gets a kick out of correcting them. His typical reply is 'That's Tower Bridge not London Bridge.'
  • Dubai overtakes Heathrow as top international airport

    01/27/2015 10:58:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    AFP ^ | January 27, 2015 | Ali Khalil
    Dubai airport has soared ahead of London's Heathrow, riding a boom in long-haul flights between Asia and the West to become the world's top international travel hub, it said Tuesday. Traffic at the airport increased 6.1 percent last year to 70.47 million passengers, Dubai Airports said, adding that it expected a further surge in traveller numbers in 2015. Dubai International is home to Emirates, the Middle East's largest carrier, which along with Abu Dhabi's Etihad and Qatar Airways has seized a significant portion of travel between the West, Asia and Australasia.
  • Half of all Londoners will be foreign-born by 2031

    01/26/2015 10:23:26 AM PST · by pabianice · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/26/15 | Robinson
    Foreigners living in London set to outnumber native Britons in 16 years Capital's immigrant population will hit five million for the first time in 2031 They will overtake number of British-born residents, which's on the decline In 1971 it was more than 6m but this will sink below 5m in coming decades Total population, currently at 8.7m, will hit 10m in 2031 and 11m in 2041 The number of foreign-born people living in London will outnumber native Britons by 2031, it was revealed today. The immigrant population of the capital will reach at least five million in 16 years -...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Do Not Disturb"(1965)

    01/25/2015 11:50:02 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    Daily Motion ^ | Ralph Levy | 1965
  • New Year's Eve 2015: Met police warn public 'not to travel into London'

    12/31/2014 1:47:06 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    ibtimes.co.uk ^ | December 30, 2014 | Maria Khan
    Metropolitan Police have warned people without a ticket to the New Year's Eve celebrations to stay away from several areas around Central London on Wednesday (31 December) night. The news comes as the city gears up for the first ticketed fireworks display in an effort to prevent over-crowding that has been witnessed in recent years. Previously, there was no ticketing and everyone could see the New Year's fireworks for free by the banks of the River Thames. Met police spokesman for the New Year's Eve event, Superintendent Robyn Williams, said: "Our advice is not to travel into London if you...
  • Girl, 15, stopped from joining Isil by anti-terror police on plane at Heathrow

    12/18/2014 12:25:43 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 22 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 2-17-2014 | Tom Whitehead
    A 15-year-old girl was prevented from joining the terror group Isil after police dramatically stopped her plane on the runway at Heathrow. The youngster, from Tower Hamlets, London, had secretly saved up money for her flight without her parents knowledge and tried to flee to Syria. But counter-terrorism officers, who had been tipped over about her plans, raced to the airport and stopped her plane which had already begun taxiing on to the runway. The flight, which was heading to Turkey, was turned around while officers took the youngster off and returned her to her family. However, in an unrelated...
  • London airspace closed due to computer failure

    12/12/2014 8:21:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 12, 2014 10:56 AM EST | Gregory Katz
    Londons airspace has been closed due to a computer failure, the European air control agency Eurocontrol said Friday. Officials at London Heathrow Airport said there was a power outage at the NATS control center in Swanwick, England. Heathrows statement gave no indication how long the situation was expected to continue.
  • Heated row as anti-abortion protesters confronted again (London, England)

    12/11/2014 7:13:40 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    News4 ^ | 10 December 2014 | staff
    Anti-abortion protesters are filmed being confronted by a local resident outside a London clinic, where a pregnant woman delivered a plea last week insisting they should stop "judging" women. VIDEO ON LINK Pro-choice protesters turned out with banners saying "my body, my choice", against campaign group Abort67, after Labour's shadow home secretary called for buffer zones around the clinics in a bid to protect women. Yvette Cooper said on Monday that she did not "want the kind of harassment and abuse that we've seen in the US imported in Britain". However, Lyndall Stein, who has visited the clinic for the...
  • 76 Arrested in London Die-In for Garner

    12/11/2014 9:42:54 AM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 19 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 11 December 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Why can't the majority of black people and the rioters accept that the reason blacks are much more likely to get into trouble with the police is because they are much more likely to commit criminal acts, both serious and petty, and the reason they are much more likely to be harmed is because of the way they interact with the police, resisting arrest or even assaulting the officers? The question is rhetorical. They don't accept this because it's always difficult for every human being to recognise one's faults - or, as in this case, the faults of the...
  • London woman charged with encouraging terrorism on Twitter

    11/27/2014 3:50:27 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 7 replies
    London Evening Standard ^ | 27 Nov 14 | Ryan Hooper
    A woman has been charged with encouraging terrorism on Twitter, police have said. Alaa Abdullah Esayed, 22, of Kennington, south London, will appear before Westminster Magistrates' Court on December 10. She has been charged with two offences under the Terrorism Act - encouraging terrorism, and the dissemination of terrorist publications and released on bail. Police said one of the charges related to posts on Esayed's Twitter account, along with photographs and video links. The charge states "she intended, or was reckless as to whether, members of the public would be directly or indirectly encouraged or otherwise induced by the statement...
  • Ferguson protests jump to London

    11/27/2014 9:34:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    upi ^ | Mary Papenfuss
    Ferguson protests against the police shooting of a black teenager have crossed the pond to England, where demonstrators gathered at the U.S. embassy in London.
  • Thousands protest at US embassy in London over Ferguson case

    11/26/2014 4:34:46 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 78 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Nov 25, 2014 | AFP
    Thousands protested in London on Wednesday in sympathy with demonstrations across the US over the killing of a black teenager by a white police officer. ... Following the vigil at the embassy, the crowd marched through London's central shopping district, stopping traffic
  • One in eight gay men in London has HIV, official figures show

    11/21/2014 1:52:51 AM PST · by granada · 21 replies
    Dailymail, UK ^ | 19 November 2014 | By ANNA HODGEKISS FOR MAILONLINE
    The number of people in the UK infected with HIV has reached an all-time high, new figures show. Nearly 110,000 are living with the condition, but around a quarter are unaware they have it. They are therefore at risk of passing on the virus to others through unprotected sex, experts warn. The figures, from Public Health England (PHE), have been released ahead of National HIV Testing Week. They show that overall, more people are being diagnosed earlier. The proportion of people diagnosed with a late stage of HIV infection fell from 57 per cent in 2004 to 42 per cent...
  • British Jihadi John identified as 2011 London rioter?

    11/17/2014 8:02:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/17/2014 | Noah Rothman
    The administration confirmed over the weekend that US aid worker Peter Kassig was recently killed by beheading. He is the fifth Westerner to be murdered on camera by the British accented representative of the Islamic State known as “Jihadi John.” British authorities indicated the formerly anonymous ISIS killer is suspected to be 23-year-old Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, a U.K. citizen of Egyptian descent and an amateur rapper from West London. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Bary has been an active malcontent for some time. A video recently surfaced of the suspected ISIS militant speaking with an Australian television reporter during the London riots...
  • The Knowledge, Londons Legendary Taxi-Driver Test, Puts Up a Fight in the Age of GPS

    11/10/2014 4:11:45 PM PST · by Theoria · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10 Nov 2014 | JODY ROSEN
    The examination to become a London cabbie is possibly the most difficult test in the world demanding years of study to memorize the labyrinthine citys 25,000 streets and any business or landmark on them. As GPS and Uber imperil this tradition, is there an argument for learning as an end in itself? At 10 past 6 on a January morning a couple of winters ago, a 35-year-old man named Matt McCabe stepped out of his house in the town of Kenley, England, got on his Piaggio X8 motor scooter, and started driving north. McCabes destination was Stour Road, a...
  • Why the poppies at the Tower have moved the nation (Brits go crazy over massive poppy display)

    11/08/2014 8:08:29 AM PST · by Fenhalls555 · 92 replies
    The Daily Express ^ | Sat, November 8, 2014 | Stephen Pollard
    Its rare that any piece of art let alone modern art captures the imagination, and the hearts, of the entire nation. In my near 50 years on the planet I cant think of anything that has come close to the impact of the sea of poppies at the Tower of london. Earlier this week I saw for myself the astonishing spectacle of another sea the sea of men, women, boys and girls who have queued up in vast numbers to see the poppies with their own eyes. But even the majority of us who have seen the...
  • [BBC Update Ebola: London woman tests negative] Ebola crisis: Woman admitted to London hospital with

    11/03/2014 12:38:53 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 28 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | November 3 | Nina Massey
    A woman admitted to a London hospital last night is being tested for the Ebola virus, it has been confirmed. The patient has a history of travel in west Africa and is described as suffering from a "haemorrhagic fever". It is thought she presented herself to St George's Hospital in Tooting, south London, with a high temperature.
  • 80% of London Muslims Support ISIS

    10/31/2014 9:09:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/31/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    This is what the Islamization of a Western country looks like. Good luck with your integration and your moderate Islam. All the empty words in the world can’t change the fact that what’s happening in Iraq and Syria will be coming to the UK… sooner than you think. One in seven young British adults has “warm feelings” towards Islamic State, according to a poll.A tenth of Londoners and one in 12 Scots view Islamic State (Isis) favourably, but sympathy for the militant group reaches its highest levels among the under-25s, the Populus survey found.Although an overwhelming majority of the public...
  • Remembering the Deadly London Beer Flood of 1814

    10/19/2014 4:14:23 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 45 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | October 17, 2014 | Nick Greene
    200 years ago today, one of history's most bizarre disasters befell London when a 15-foot wave of beer flooded an entire neighborhood and left eight people dead.The Horse Shoe Brewery on Tottenham Court Road in London boasted a massive 22-foot-tall vat that held some 160,000 gallons of dark porter. On October 17, 1814, one of the metal hoops meant to secure it snapped, and the wooden vat succumbed to the immense pressure of all that fermenting brew. The gushing beer smashed open the brewery's other vats, resulting in a raging sea of beer that burst forth from the building.Over one...
  • Photo Panic at London hospital after suspected Ebola patient arrives at A&E

    10/13/2014 7:34:03 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 100 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10-13-2014 | Richard Spillet
    -Source claims Lewisham hospital response to case was farcical -Man was admitted despite plans to send Ebola patients to specialist centre -One ward reportedly refused to have him and medics "reluctant" to treat him -Came on same day as high-profile NHS drill in how to respond to outbreak -Insider says staff only have aprons, masks and gloves - not bio suits -Feverish patient later found not to have deadly Ebola virus A London hospital was totally unprepared when a suspected Ebola patient walked into A&E, it was claimed today. Health authorities have carried out high-profile drills in a bid to...
  • Arab MK Tibi Leads Push for Palestine in London

    10/13/2014 11:27:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    INN ^ | 10/13/2014, 2:44 PM | Yedidya Ben-Or, Ari Yashar
    Despite being a citizen of Israel and a member of the Israeli Knesset, radical Arab MK Ahmed Tibi (United Arab List) is in London on Monday to take part in a diplomatic push urging the British parliament to recognize Palestine in a non-binding vote. Tibi is talking with British MPs of the Labour Party, whose member Grahame Morris proposed the vote, and trying to convince them that voting to recognize the Palestinian Authority (PA) as a state will advance the peace process. In fact, the Labour Party is reportedly highly divided over the vote, with many senior members of the...
  • Kremlin-backed news agency rolls out controversial American ads

    10/10/2014 11:21:17 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    sunnewsnetwork.ca ^ | October 10, 2014 | JESSICA MURPHY
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Kremlin-backed Russia Today news network has rolled out a provocative ad campaign that takes a sharp poke at U.S. media and the U.S. decision to invade Iraq in 2003. The pitch is aimed at convincing Americans of the merits of Russia Today - or RT - as an alternate news source to U.S. networks. Featuring a stylized image of former U.S Secretary of State Colin Powell at the United Nations, one ad reads: "This is what happens when there is no second opinion. Iraq War: No WMDs. 141, 802 civilian deaths." The campaign includes two other...
  • No Jews: What schoolboys were told by security guard when trying to go into Sports Direct store

    09/15/2014 2:56:02 PM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 59 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 15 September 2014 | Julian Robinson
    Sports Direct has apologised after two schoolboys were barred from a store by a security guard who allegedly told them: No Jews, no Jews. The sports retailer removed the worker from its outlet in Borehamwood in Hertfordshire after he reportedly told the Year 7 students they could not enter. Both youngsters attend Yavneh College, a Jewish secondary school in the town, and were wearing their school uniform at the time.
  • Security guard bars Jewish schoolboys from entering sports shop

    09/15/2014 3:25:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Jewish Chronicle ^ | 15/9/14 | Sandy Rashty
    Leading retailer Sports Direct has apologised to customers after a security guard allegedly barred Jews from entering its store. The security guard was removed from the store after he told Jewish students they could not enter the branch in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, on Friday afternoon. The guard, who was sacked from the security company supplying Sports Direct with staff, reportedly told two Year 7 students wearing Yavneh College school uniform: No Jews, no Jews. Lawyer David Rosen, whose son was prevented from entering the retailer by the guard, complained to managers. In a Facebook post, he wrote: Other children from the...
  • 'World's smallest house' comes with much larger price tag

    09/08/2014 5:37:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    Yahoo! 7 Finance ^ | September 8, 2014
    'World's smallest house' comes with much larger price tag September 8, 2014, 12:00 pm Yahoo7 Finance What could well be the world's smallest house is for sale - but the price they want for just 188 square feet is gobsmacking. If you thought Sydney house prices were spiralling out of control, spare a thought for those poor souls across the seas in London. What could well be the worlds smallest house has hit the market, but dont expect a small price tag to go with it. The term house in this case is a bit of a stretch of the...