from Commentaries:

Water down the tube in London heatwave

July 2, 2009

waterLondon's transport bosses are telling travellers on the tube system to beat the heat by carrying a bottle of water with them when they venture underground.

from Global News Journal:

Germany’s Finance Minister takes aim at the City

July 2, 2009

Has German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck finally said what many world leaders think but are afraid to say? That the British government won't sign up to meaningful reform of financial markets because it is too worried about what it would mean for the country’s most famous cash cow, the City of London.

Online vote to decide Saatchi show finalists

June 12, 2009

The Saatchi Gallery in London, known for its role in launching conceptual Britart in the 1990s, is collaborating with Google to exhibit the work of winners of an international online photography prize competition.

The best and worst of taxis around the world

May 28, 2009

Live in a big city, ride public transportation every day, and chances are that you pay very close attention to your experience when riding in a taxi cab.

Taste of anarchy in skill-testing Tate exhibit

May 22, 2009

The Tate Modern art gallery in London is reviving an interactive installation that was forced to shut in 1971 due to the “exceptionally exuberant and energetic participation” it provoked in visitors.

from The Great Debate:

New rules won’t end London’s golden lure

March 20, 2009

-- Alexander Smith is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

alex-smithNew regulations may be cooked up to curb the excesses of its bankers but London will always attract those who believe its streets are paved with gold.

from Environment Forum:

Ghost bikes appear with spring in London

March 9, 2009

Spring is making a cautious appearance in London now and with it a growing number of cyclists are venturing out onto the streets of the capital.

Snow event?

February 5, 2009

When in Rome . . .

As I watched the snow fall gently from London skies on Sunday night, I asked an acquaintance if I would have to go to work the next day.

from Photographers' Blog:

Snowed under

February 3, 2009

So what do you do when the TV and radio news are all telling you not to travel, and then you receive a group SMS from your company saying stay at home?

Will there ever be the “right type of snow” in Britain?

February 2, 2009

The last time round when there was such widespread travel chaos in Britain due to snow was quite some time ago….it was in 1991 – the year the “wrong type of snow” was born – British Rail’s ill-conceived attempt to explain why the railways had come to a virtual standstill after heavy snowfall.