Tag Archives: London

MARKET REPORT: Bus firms pick up speed on £218m Covid lifeline 

The Department for Transport will hand out £218.4m in Covid-19 aid over the next eight weeks to help keep regional bus services – those outside London – running in England.

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‘Zoom is fine, but it can’t match being back in the office’ 

Property group British Land was one of the first to allow staff back into its London HQ – with lift-button prodders at the readyTemperature checks at reception, spaced-out desks, contactless coffee dispensers and plastic lift-button prodders. Welcome back to work – in an anti-Covid-19 office. These features, which would have been deemed eccentric and invasiv […]

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Hybrid BMWs can automatically switch to full electric mode in low emission zones 

In a world first, London and Birmingham are among the cities chosen to pioneer the new zero-emissions technology which is now being fitted to BMW’s most popular plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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Evening Standard to cut one-third of staff as Covid-19 hits advertising 

Print edition of London freesheet will remain but focus will shift to digital and mobile platformsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Evening Standard is to sack a third of its employees, as the London freesheet seeks a dramatic reduction in costs to survive the coronavirus pandemic.The newspaper has been hit particularly hard by […]

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Lobbying firm with close links to Beijing gained access to influential UK figures 

Hampton Group, which has its HQ near St Paul’s Cathedral in Central London, was founded by a former Chinese government official.

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London’s millionaire boy racers: Rich owner’s parade supercars worth hundreds of thousands of pounds 

Revving engines kept those living along Sloane Street in Kensington awake into the early hours of the morning as cars worth millions of pounds showed off their power.

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UK judge holds hearing in Meghan’s lawsuit against newspaper 

A judge in London is hearing the latest stage in the Duchess of Sussex’s privacy-infringement lawsuit against a British newspaper, as Meghan tries to keep the names of five of her friends out of the public eye

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Barclays sexism trial opens UK banking’s can of worms 

Gender inequality and sexism have long been significant features of London’s financial district, the City. A high-profile case at the High Court in the capital highlights what’s at stake.

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London drops off the list of top 10 European travel hot spots for the first time 

New research by data firm ForwardKeys shows flight bookings in Europe and the U.S. falling by 99.6% so far in 2020.

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Urbanista London review: Budget AirPods Pro with a fatal flaw 

Disappointing sound leads a list of several reasons you should look elsewhere for AirPods Pro alternatives.

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Fraud detection startup Ravelin secures $20M Series C 

Ravelin, the London-based company using machine learning to help companies fight fraud when accepting online payments, has raised $20 million in new funding. The Series C round is led by Draper Esprit, with participation from existing investors Amadeus Capital Partners, BlackFin Tech, and Passion Capital. Ravelin disclosed $10 million in Series B funding in […]

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Ashley Roberts puts on a leggy display in edgy leather mini skirt paired with cropped blazer 

Ashley Roberts exuded 80s glamour as she left the Global Radio Studios in London on Wednesday.

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Amber Heard’s support squad: Actress is flanked by her girlfriend Bianca Butti and sister 

Texan actress Amber Heard, 34, has surrounded herself with a powerful group of women who are supporting her through Johnny Depp’s blockbuster libel trial in London.

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Mayfair casino Aspinall’s faces claim ‘allows millionaire members to racially abuse black croupiers’ 

Eritrea-born croupier Semhar Tesfagiorgis, 40, has filed a claim with the London employment tribunal accusing Crown London Aspinalls of race and sex discrimination.

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Uber to launch London commuter boat service with Thames Clippers 

US firm will buy naming rights for fleet and piers, and users can book journeys on its appUber is to extend its reach in London by taking to the water, with the Thames Clippers commuter service to be rebranded Uber Boat and bookable through the US company’s app.A formal partnership will be launched this summer, allowing Uber users to book a Thames river jour […]

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