London News Roundup

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Saved: A section of the historic Smithfield Market is no longer under threat of demolition.

  • A fire broke out in Cavendish Square yesterday afternoon. It took 30 firefighters to tackle the blaze.
  • The Dorchester has fallen victim to its second smash and grab incident in a month.
  • Transport for London workers are among scores of public sector workers on strike today.
  • Coming soon to London: the electric ‘Boris car’. But how is it faring in Paris?
  • More Boris news. He’s been beaten by his deputy Kit Malthouse, in the race to secure a Parliamentary seat.
  • More car news. If you drive in/out of west London a lot, be aware that the Hogarth flyover is due to close for six weeks.
  • Want to see how Lewisham and Greenwich have evolved since 1919?  75,000 images of the boroughs through the years have just become available online.
  • Shoreditch might be getting an organic skyscraper. How very Shoreditch.
  • The latest actor to don the deerstalker and become Sherlock Holmes is Ian McKellen. Although in this picture he’s in a trilby.
  • Cheery news to end on. Plans to turn a section of Smithfield Market into offices have been scuppered. Go common sense!
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