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Union suspends planned Tube strikes - BBC News
Not yet done and dusted, but the September strikes have been cancelled.
news  London  tube  transport  unions  good-news-everyone! 
september 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
Tonight's Tube Strike Is Entirely Justified
It's more about needing limits on night work than the pay issues, and TFL made its last offer too late for the Unions to consult their members on it. Article is a point of view, but seems a fair point.
Interesting  strikes  transport  London  tube  unions  money 
july 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
Bus strike - Transport for London
Bus strikes tomorrow and Monday in South West London.
transport  London  strikes 
september 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
The bizarre secret of London’s buried diggers
And one day, they shall rise up, their shovels honed to a razor edge on the gravel they were buried in, inexorably driving toward us on their caterpillar tracks…
weird  construction  London  UK  money 
june 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
A Tube map of London’s ghost stations
Suddenly I want to make or meet a bunch of NPCs named after these stations. "Ms Langley, Mr Waddesdon and Mark Lane are here to see you..."
amusing  Interesting  London  tube  transport  history  TFL 
april 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Black death was not spread by rat fleas, say researchers | Science | The Observer
'Evidence from skulls in east London shows plague had to have been airborne to spread so quickly'
Interesting  death  health  disease  history  London 
march 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Oh shit, say tube drivers
They need a new 'Person to Scare the Shit Out of Capitalists'
amusing  The-Daily-Mash  parody  unions  employment  UK  politics  London 
march 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Unions suspend tube strike after reaching deal
Deal is 'let's talk about things some more'. I'll also note that the last line is a bit inaccurate AIUI — there'll be no compulsory redundancies if there are enough voluntary ones.
news  London  tube  strikes  UK  transport 
february 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Tube Strike Tube Map
Useful map that shows what'll be still be running during the strikes.
Interesting  useful  TFL  London  tube  transport  strikes 
february 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Chancery Lane
It's like Mornington Crescent, but not.
amusing  clever  games  tube  London 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Why sugar helped remove Victoria Line concrete flood - Telegraph
To stop the concrete they poured the sugar, to stop the sugar they poured the…
amusing  Interesting  science  SCIENCE!!!  chemistry  London  transport  TFL  tube 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
London Underground: Victoria Line Suspended After Concrete Poured into Control Room
Some solid journalism here, but it does seem to be a pretty pour decision-making process in action at TFL…
amusing  news  unconfirmed-report  TFL  tube  transport  London  UK  puns 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
The tube will run all night long on weekends from 2015 – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London
'On the other hand, TfL are closing every single ticket office on the tube' Reducing ticket office provision, I can see the argument for. Removing? Not so much.
transport  London  TFL  politics  money 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
House Prices In The North Vs. House Prices In London
'You could get this five-bedroom 18th century house WITH A LAKE in Yorkshire. Or this spacious one-bedroom apartment in Mayfair.'
buzzfeed  housing  amusing  money  The-North  UK  interesting  London 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
7 Private Islands That Cost Less Than A Flat In London
If by 'Flat in London' you mean 'Zone 1 or just outside, 2-3 bedrooms, near major tube and rail interchanges'.
money  property  interesting  lies-damn-lies-and-statistics  London  buzzfeed 
september 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
How King’s Cross Concourse Was Designed 12,000 Years Ago* | Londonist
'The concourse’s circular form was quite possibly dictated by the melting of a glacier 12,000 years ago…at least if you want to believe the historical thought experiment that follows.'

Reminds me of how the size of US space shuttles is partially determined by the width of a Roman horse's arse.
posttofacebook  geography  design  London  architecture  awesome  interesting  via-Andrew-Ducker 
september 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Some light on a key legal issue surrounding the Assange case | Love and Garbage – some commonplace musings
'As a result of this crucial case it is the right of any accused person who has breached bail conditions and is located in England to tell the prosecuting authorities where, when, and how he or she should be questioned.'
amusing  Julian-Assange  parody  law  London  UK  posttofacebook  Apologies;I-have-forgotten-who-I-got-this-link-from 
august 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
We are Waltham Forest
'a campaign launched by Waltham Forest residents to show the EDL that they are not welcome in our multicultural borough.'

The EDL are planning on marching in Walthamstom on 1st of September, this is a page for people wanting to counter-march/protest against them/celebrate the UK's multiculturallism.
posttofacebook  London  racism  bigotry  English-Defence-League  multiculturalism  interesting 
august 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
No more "Don't get caught out!" from Boris
Apologies for this being the Boris Show ATM, but when it rains, it pours.

Apparently it was just to see us through the first Monday of it. And/or everyone hated it, and it was scaremongering to keep people out of the capital.
Boris-Johnson  transport  London  news 
august 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
#dangleboris
Impressively quick #dangleboris photoshop blog
Boris-Johnson  London  photos  photoshop  awesome  amusing 
august 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
"Get me a rope, get me a ladder" Boris stuck halfway down zip wire
#dangleboris begins. "Is this the world's greatest mayor?" is the question The Sun asks.
London  politics  via-Aquarion  posttofacebook  Boris-Johnson  amusing 
august 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Olympics opening ceremony was 'honouring socialism', says shock jock Rush Limbaugh - Telegraph
'Limbaugh said: "Of all the things that you want to honour - the people of Great Britain don’t even like the National Health Service! And then it hit me, and then it hit me. It was actually done on behalf of President [Barack Obama]. They did it for Obama. Nobody will convince me otherwise.”'

To paraphrase one of our volunteers, Rush Limbaugh coming out against something is a good sign it's something worth supporting.
posttofacebook  what-the-everliving-fuck  fail  people-suck  London  UK  Olympics  USA  comment  wtf 
july 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Westminster city council launches free Wi-Fi network | Guardian Government Computing | Guardian Professional
And it'll actually stay on, and free, after the Olympics. Seems to be somewhat ad supported though, not sure.
Olympics  UK  internet  London  technology  interesting 
july 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
London | Get Ahead of the Games
Useful map of what's going to be busy when during the Olympics.
posttofacebook  maps  graphics  clever  useful  sport  London  Olympics 
february 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
New, horribly restrictive byelaws for Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square Garden
No tents/sleeping bags is an arguable one. No public speaking? That I disagree with.

"Any objection to the confirmation of the Byelaws may be made by letter addressed to Carl Schnackenberg, Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2-4 Cockspur Street, London SW1Y 5DH, or by email to: Carl.Schnackenberg@Culture.gsi.gov.uk. "
wtf  protest  freedom  London  politics  interesting 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Richard Dawkins Opposed to Temple for Atheists Planned for London | Christian News.
There does seem a pattern of the humanist atheists replicating aspects of religion, and often it feels like they're going "Look! This means we're alright people, really!"
posttofacebook  image  culture  UK  London  architecture  religion  belief  Richard-Dawkins  atheism  interesting 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Oxford Circus Tube station evacuated by London police
A group of more than 200 DR Congo demonstrators have caused an emergency evacuation of Oxford Circus Tube station in central London, British Transport Police (BTP) has said.
London  Africa  politics  protest  the-Tube  TFL  transport 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
London Dungeon Skeleton Turns Out To Be Genuine | Londonist
'Another week, another skeleton unearthed in London, this time not from the closet of a cabinet politician. A body in the London Dungeon has turned out to be real!'
interesting  amusing  death  London 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
SAS squads based in riverside bunker for London Olympics - Telegraph
The Special Air Service teams will use high-speed rigid inflatable boats to avoid traffic and increase their response speed. The special forces troopers have been training for months against the potential threat of a Mumbai-style attack, in which terrorists seize hotels or other civilian targets and defend them against the authorities.
interesting  Olympics  London  military  terrorism 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Big Ben develops a northward slant
'Beneath it, governments have veered from left to right, but the tower of Big Ben has always seemed resolutely straight — until now.Surveyors have found that it has developed a tilt, which is getting worse every year.'

It's actually leaning towards the left. If you're looking at it from Parliament Green or the Bridge, anyway.
amusing  architecture  interesting  London  politics 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
This is how they gerrymander homeless children | Liberal Conspiracy
As well as being bastards in other ways, Westminster council appear to be dumping people into other Boroughs if they're homeless in order to keep their rates low.
interesting  housing  london  local-government  homelessness  benefits 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - UK riots: What turns people into looters?
Many in the UK are reeling after days of images of brazen thefts and wanton damage during the riots, but just where is the tipping point when people think they can start looting?
crime  london  psychology  riots  London-riots  braaaaaains  interesting 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
A Riot Shield used as a tea tray: Camden Town, London | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
"As looters and rioters smashed up shops, looted and fought with police in Camden Town, Philippa Morgan-Walker, 25 and her husband, Jonny Walker, 31, made tea for the police who were protecting their street. Some of the officers had been on duty for more than 30 hours."
london  London-riots  rioting  photos  tea  Awesome  amusing 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Independent record labels fear ruinous stock loss in London riots fire | Music | guardian.co.uk
Numerous independent record labels fear they have lost a catastrophic amount of stock in a fire at a distribution warehouse in north London during the riots in the capital on Monday night.
London-riots  london  rioting 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
London riots: army should be last resort, say experts | UK news | guardian.co.uk
There would be political and practical difficulties in deploying the army on the streets of London to tackle the riots, say academics. Calling in the army to help quell the looting and disorder in Britain would be a last resort.
rioting  London-riots  london  crime  military 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Drunken Expat Writer - The London Riots
A rather well argued point made in a live conversation between an ITV reporter and a young London rioter.
london  London-riots 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
London riots - The Big Picture - Boston.com
"Collected here are images from the rioting and the aftermath. -- Lane Turner (26 photos total)"
rioting  london  London-riots  photography  violence  crime  dude... 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Detailled London transport map (track, depot, ...)
Map of underground/London transport, detailed, real-to-map
imported  geeky  useful  maps  london 
march 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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