Extra, Extra

By Rob Last edited 151 months ago
Extra, Extra
  • A new survey has shown that half of the businesses operating in London do not have a plan in place to deal with a terror attack or other emergencies.
  • The US Embassy is now claiming diplomatic immunity over it's $500,000 worth of unpaid congestion charge fees.
  • London will host this year's EuroPride, Europe's largest gay and lesbian cultural festival, over two weeks in June culminating in a 500,000-strong parade.
  • Plans to turn the Oyster card into an 'electronic wallet service' have had to be ditched because (ironically) it would have cost too much money to set up.
  • As of today you can buy a striped 1930s Rolex Prince Brancard (one of the rarest Rolexes in the world) for £18,800 at the art-and-antiques fair at the Royal Academy of Arts.
  • Image of St Dunstan's in Stepney courtesy of Dave Gorman's Flickr stream via the the Londonist group.

    Last Updated 03 May 2006