Category Archives: London

BBC forced to disclose salaries of top-earning stars

LONDON — The publicly funded BBC was forced to publish the names and salaries of its highest-earning actors and presenters Wednesday, unleashing a national debate about fame, gender, race and the use of taxpayers’ money. The list shows that the BBC pays 96 on-air personalities at least 150,000 pounds ($195,000) a year — more than…

Prince Charles’ wife Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, turns 70

LONDON — Prince Charles’ wife Camilla is turning 70 with few complaints, although she admits her feet are sore after a long day of royal duties. The milestone for the Duchess of Cornwall was marked Monday with the release of an official portrait of Charles and Camilla. She has quietly earned the public’s trust after…

Royal Tradition: Counting the swans on the River Thames

LONDON — The annual count of swans belonging to Queen Elizabeth II has begun on the River Thames. The five-day event known as Swan Upping dates back to the 12th Century and began as a ritual to ensure there were enough swans for feasting. Now it is more about conservation. The British monarch traditionally claims…

Council’s £140m offices are to become a glorified Job Centre

WALTER CRONXITE on how the local council has been forced to take in more lodgers in its “prestige” £140m office building Tonight’s council cabinet meeting at the Town Hall is unlikely to uncover quite how the costs of building the new leisure centre in New Addington have soared by 50 per cent in less than […] Colindale Cottage, Nether Wallop, Stockbridge, Hampshire

Colindale Cottage offers dog friendly bed and breakfast accommodation located in Nether Wallop close to Stockbridge in Hampshire. Colindale Cottage accepts Dogs; you can view these Bed and Breakfast on our website by clicking on the link provided below: Nether Wallop was used as the location St Mary Mead in the Miss Marple TV series starring […]

Parents of sick infant brace for another court fight

LONDON — The parents of a baby with a rare disease are returning to a court in London, hoping for a fresh analysis of their wish to take the critically ill child to the United States for medical treatment. Charlie Gard’s parents face a hearing Thursday with Britain’s most famous children’s hospital amid a disagreement…

Year after the vote, UK to unveil first Brexit bill

LONDON — A year after Britons voted to leave the European Union, the government is unveiling the first piece of legislation to make it a reality. On Thursday the government will publish the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, known as the Repeal Bill – and not the Great Repeal Bill, its title when announced several months…

LONDON EVENTS – Wanderlust 108 Comes To The UK- the world’s only mindful triathlon (run, yoga, meditation, music, artisan market)

Wanderlust, producers of the largest yoga lifestyle events in the world, will bring Wanderlust 108, the world’s only “mindful triathlon,” to Victoria Park, London, UK on Saturday September 23, 2017. Wanderlust’s signature triathlon, which is produced in partnership with adidas, attracts thousands for a five-kilometer run (or walk), an outdoor 90-minute yoga class, and a […]

Council confirms sprinklers won’t be ready until spring 2018

One month on from the worst fire disaster in this country since World War II, and Croydon Council has issued a press release clarifying that work to fulfil its promise to retro-fit sprinklers in its residential towers won’t start for another three months, and won’t be completed until “next spring”. There is to be a […]

UK police detail painstaking search for London fire remains

LONDON — British police have described the painstaking work of recovering remains from a burnt-out London high-rise, four weeks after the disaster killed at least 80 people. The Metropolitan Police force says it will take months to identify all the victims, and the agonizing wait has provoked anger and dismay from victims’ families. Police say…