Londonist last week, in numbers then translated into pictures…
45 million pounds promised by Gordon Brown to National Film Centre funding gap
1.5 million pounds Lord Rogers wants to claim in unpaid fees through suing the developers Qatari Diar for dropping his Chelsea Barracks project
1,000 days (from Halloween) to go until the Olympics eat us up
750 members of staff to move from the current US Embassy in Grosvenor Square to the new one on Nine Elms
45 X 1.5 + 1,000 + 750 + 10,000 = 11,817.5 which rounds up to 11,818 and in pictures is a nice photo of London sky by sofiagk in the Londonist Flickr pool.
This Week In London’s History
- Monday – 26th October 1992: A ‘Computer Aided Dispatch’ system is introduced at London’s ambulance service. The system does not fare well, and is blamed for massive delays in assigning ambulances to calls (and reports of up to 30 deaths as a result).
London Quote Of The Week
… the Metropolis of Great-Britain, founded before the City of Rome, walled by Constantine the Great, no ways inferior to the greatest in Europe for Riches and Greatness…
Nathan Bailey, An Universal Etymological English Dictionary