London First is a body set up about 20 years ago by the London business community to promote the city as a place to do business and to lobby for the improvements – particularly to infrastructure – which everyone knows we urgently need but which government seems incapable of planning for.
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Wednesday 24 November 2010
A company whose products are found in Big Ben's clock tower and the Thames Barrier has returned a half-year profit for the first time in two years.
Friday 05 November 2010
A family of badgers – two adults and three young – visit my garden. I've taken pictures, but they are so shy they disappear at the slightest sound. The female is the one with the mottled nose. When badgers fight, they often grab their opponent's nose and bite. The pinkish colouring is scar tissue from battles.
Monday 01 November 2010
A town is considering a change of name in a bid to shake off links with the comedy character Ali G, local councillors said today.
Tuesday 19 October 2010
Saturday 02 October 2010
Monday 06 September 2010
Lives will be put at risk if councils scrap speed cameras, the AA warns. A recent switch-off of cameras in the Thames Valley area alarmed residents and there now appeared to be a "road safety policy void", the motoring group said.
Friday 27 August 2010
An assault charge against boy band singer Lee Ryan was withdrawn at the request of his partner when he appeared in court today.
Tuesday 13 July 2010
Enough fat to fill nine double-decker buses is being removed from sewers under London's Leicester Square.
Sunday 02 May 2010
Wednesday 28 April 2010
Revealing top secret MI5 files about the July 7 bombers to the families of those killed in the attacks would be "impossible", it was claimed today.
Wednesday 31 March 2010
A former doorman is set to appear in court facing charges of kidnapping and murdering 13-year-old Milly Dowler in 2002.
Saturday 13 March 2010
Monday 01 March 2010
The Thames Barrier was closed for the third time in two days today to protect London from a combination of high tides and swollen rivers following heavy rainfall over the weekend.
Monday 01 March 2010
Flood warnings remained in place across the country today although the heavy rain which affected England and Wales is expected to ease off.
Friday 22 January 2010
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
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