London News Roundup

Will Noble
By Will Noble Last edited 53 months ago
London News Roundup

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The historic stone lion on London's South Bank is standing out for Guide Dogs this week as it proudly wears one of the charity's iconic harnesses. The statue, which looks out across the Thames and Westminster, is sporting the high viz installation as part of the celebrations for Guide Dogs Week (4-12 October).
Find out how you can take part in a number of Let's Glow activities happening during Guide Dogs Week, by visiting:
Guide Dogs Week is 4-12 October.

  • Four men have been handed jail sentences at the Old Bailey, for the killing of a man with learning difficulties.
  • A police officer has been hit by a car in Hammersmith Broadway.
  • A central London summit has heard from Ebola survivor William Pooley, who has recounted his horror of having the disease.
  • Boris has cobbled together a tidy £75million for lifts at about 12 tube stations. You'll have to wait up to 10 years for them though.
  • Greenwich has response to TfL's proposal for plans to improve crossing the Thames. Basically, the borough wants one thing, and one thing only.
  • Planning to buy a property close to Crossrail? Be quick about it, or you might end up having to pay 60 per cent more.
  • It seems Ed Miliband has an odd notion of what a mansion is. About 40 per cent of homes in the £2million-and-above bracket are actually flats.
  • Some absolute git in Camden has been taking swipes at cyclists with a metal bar.
  • The white lion on the South Bank has become an honorary guide dog, marking Guide Dogs Week (see above).
  • Pining for portable poetry? You can now download up to 200 poetry e-loans for free, courtesy of The Poetry Library.
  • London's everyday objects are what defines it. Maybe we should follow in the footsteps of New York and get a Museum of the Mundane.

Last Updated 02 October 2014