How bad is the “Tube”?

December 1, 2009

tubeNews that London Underground suffers from terrible problems with overcrowding probably not really going to surprise many commuters.

What you never knew about Jobcentres

November 11, 2009

Although the number of Britons claiming jobless benefit in October rose by its smallest amount in 18 months, the jobless rate is at 7.8 percent.

from FaithWorld:

Climate change debate spurs warm feelings in London

October 29, 2009

china-climateIt is rare that religion and science find agreement, but that is what happened when Britain's Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks spoke at a meeting on saving the earth from climate change.

What do you think of Michael Jackson’s single “This Is It”?

October 12, 2009

This Is ItMichael Jackson’s posthumous  new single, “This Is It” began streaming online and playing on radio stations on Monday. The singer died four months ago from a prescription drugs overdose at age 50.

Making heavy weather over Scotland

September 22, 2009

FRANCE-STORM/Anyone listening to the BBC radio weather forecast this morning on the first day of Autumn will have come away with a detailed knowledge of how things look likely to pan out in Scotland — heavy winds apparently and not at all a day for going out walking on the hills.

Minister warns against “contaminating” 2012 Olympics

September 17, 2009

BRITAIN/Clerics and police have expressed concern, and now the Olympics minister has – London could see a proliferation in prostitution and human trafficking during the 2012 Games.

from Commentaries:

Turner is right to take on swollen banks

August 27, 2009

So the watchdog can bark after all. Adair Turner, chairman of Britain's Financial Services Authority, says the financial sector has "swollen beyond its socially useful size". That is a striking statement for any financial regulator, particularly one that counts promoting London's financial centre as one of its goals. Identifying the problem, however, is the easy bit. Reversing decades of financial expansion will require global agreement on tough new rules, and the determination to make sure they are consistently enforced.

from The Great Debate UK:

Government must deliver on Olympic legacy promise

August 10, 2009

robertson1- Hugh Robertson is the opposition Conservatives' Olympics spokesman. The views expressed are his own. -

Whose art would you forge?

July 21, 2009

“Close Examination: Fakes, Mistakes and Discoveries,” an exhibition slated to go on show next summer at the National Gallery in London, will celebrate copies of works done by students of the great masters.

Would you exchange your Michael Jackson O2 tickets?

July 6, 2009

More than 50 million pounds worth of tickets were sold to see Michael Jackson perform at London’s O2 Arena where he was scheduled for a series of 50 concerts before his death.