Monday Miscellanea

By Hazel Last edited 98 months ago
Monday Miscellanea

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We crunch the numbers and illustrate them for you...

70,000 McGames Makers for the Olympics - do you want fries with that transport advice during the Games?

82,000 pounds was the actual salary of headmaster in Deptford, so calm down everybody

3 days strike scheduled for DLR, source of outrage not entirely clear

1.6 billion pounds for Regent Street, if you fancy living out Monopoly for real

70,000 + 82,000 / 3 /1.6 = 31,666 which is another lion of London spotted by tezzer57 in the Londonist Flickr pool. Rawr.

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday - 19th July 1932: The current Lambeth Bridge is opened by George V, replacing an earlier suspension bridge that was awkward to use and in a state of disrepair.
  • Tuesday - 20th July 1982: IRA nail bombs explode in Hyde Park and Regents Park, resulting in the death of 11 people and injury to 50 more. 7 horses from the Household Cavalry also die as a result of the attacks. Wednesday - 21st July 2005: Two weeks after the July 7th bombings, four would-be suicide bombers attempt to detonate explosive devices on London’s public transport system. None of the bombs explode fully, but widespread disruption of the transport system ensues nonetheless. Thursday - 22nd July 1987: Palestinian political cartoonist Naji Salim al-Ali is shot in the face outside his office in Chelsea. He would die of his injuries several weeks later. Friday - 23rd July 1986: Prince Andrew marries Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey. As a wedding present (of sorts), the Queen grants them the title of Duke and Duchess of York.

    Random London Quote Of The Week

    Ah! my poor dear child, the truth is, that in London it is always a sickly season. Nobody is healthy in London, nobody can be.

    Jane Austen, Emma

    Last Updated 19 July 2010