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  • Tony Blair may face grilling from MPs over Gaddafi claims
    Tony Blair may face grilling from MPs over Gaddafi claims Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Tony Blair could be summoned before MPs over allegations he was part of an effort to save Muammar Gaddafi during the 2011 military intervention. More »

  • London Underground delays plans for 24-hour subway service Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    London Underground has delayed plans to start a 24-hour subway service on weekends, allowing more time for talks with unions demanding better pay and conditions. The decision Thursday came as both Underground ... More »

  • London Underground delays all-night service
    London Underground delays all-night service Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    London Underground (LU) on Thursday said it would delay the September 12 start of its all-night weekend service as negotiations continue with train drivers' trade unions on conditions and pay. More »

  • All-night Tube service launch deferred by London Underground
    All-night Tube service launch deferred by London Underground Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Plans to launch an all-night Tube service in London on September 12 have been deferred. More »

  • Unions call off London Tube strike
    Unions call off London Tube strike Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    Commuters to cross the river Thames on the Millennium footbridge in the city of London on August 6, 2015 during a tube strike More »

  • Why Driverless Tube Trains Of The Future Can't Come Soon Enough for Commute …
    Why Driverless Tube Trains Of The Future Can't Come Soon Enough for Commute … Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    As a tube strike in London is narrowly averted, the demand for driverless trains has increased among disgruntled passengers. What's the latest? More »

  • Tube strikes: Talks hit fifth consecutive day as Night Tube walkouts still threaten …
    Tube strikes: Talks hit fifth consecutive day as Night Tube walkouts still threaten … Tue, Aug 18, 2015

    Negotiations between the Tube unions and London Underground (LU) have hit their fifth consecutive working day today (18 August) as the RMT, TSSA and Unite met with Underground bosses to discuss their issues with the new Night Tube service. The talks turned "constructive" a day after the three unions announced they would hold two 24-hour-long strikes on "optimistic" it could broker a deal with management over Night Tube driver rosters after arguing the work plans would have a detrimental impact on the work/life balance of its members. A full day of talks took place between RMT, TSSA, Unite and LU negotiators at Acas on 17 August and a spokesperson for the mitigation service said the discussions had resumed. More »

  • London City Airport owners pick Credit Suisse for possible 2 billion pound  … Mon, Aug 17, 2015

    By Pamela Barbaglia and Freya Berry LONDON (Reuters) - London City Airport's owners have picked Credit Suisse to advise them on a potential sale that could value the business at as much as 2 billion pounds, two sources close to the deal said on Monday. City Airport, a favourite among executives for its convenient location near London's two financial districts, could be sold as soon as this year, said the people, who could not be named because the matter is confidential. The airport is majority-owned by Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), an investment fund that also backs Gatwick and Edinburgh airports. More »

  • Prime Minister Cameron suffers swimmer's ear on holiday
    Prime Minister Cameron suffers swimmer's ear on holiday Sat, Aug 15, 2015

    David Cameron had to seek medical treatment for a case of swimmer's ear summer holiday in Portugal. Otitis – also known as "swimmer's ear" – a painful condition that causes inflammation, redness and swelling of the external ear canal, according to the NHS. It's called "swimmer's ear" because it is often the result of repeated exposure to water, which makes the ear canal more vulnerable to inflammation. More »

  • Boris Picks Truell To Lead Wealth Fund Drive
    Boris Picks Truell To Lead Wealth Fund Drive Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    A top City financier is to spearhead Boris Johnson's drive to create a multibillion pound sovereign wealth fund that would invest in housing and infrastructure across the UK. Sky News has learnt that Edi Truell will step down as chairman of the London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA) next month‎ in order to take up a new role as Mr Johnson's advisor on pensions and investments. Mr Truell, who formed one of the UK's first specialist‎ pension buyout firms, Pension Insurance Corporation, will be charged with leading efforts to consolidate thousands of public sector pension funds. More »

  • Tube strike 2015: Reddit users plan London Underground sit-in to protest against …
    Tube strike 2015: Reddit users plan London Underground sit-in to protest against … Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    A 'Tube-in' is being planned online to oppose union strikes and a rumoured delay to the start of Night Tube services 12 September. If any delay due to strike action pushes back the launch of the Night Tube, Redditors said they plan to push back against it. It would be "sort of like a citizens strike, so the Tube workers can't go home?" said Reddit user Lolworth as the group hammered out the details online. More »

  • Eton, school of Britain's elite, issues first debt private placement
    Eton, school of Britain's elite, issues first debt private placement Wed, Aug 12, 2015

    By Estelle Shirbon LONDON (Reuters) - Eton College, the exclusive British boarding school where boys have to wear tailcoats to lessons, has issued its first private placement of debt, borrowing 45 million pounds ($70 million) to help needy pupils with fees and build new facilities. The alma mater of Prime Minister David Cameron and 18 of his predecessors holds a special place in British national identity. Set in a leafy campus by a curve in the River Thames near Windsor, west of London, the 575-year-old boys' school also counts Princes William and Harry, London Mayor Boris Johnson and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby among its alumni. More »

  • Tube strike: Watch commuters throw London Underground dance party to thank  … Wed, Aug 12, 2015

    Impromptu dancing on the London Underground would normally only get you disapproving looks from the rush hour crowd, but after the most recent Tube strike some Londoners decided to get commuters throwing shapes. Action Productions and The Liberators International felt that tube drivers needed to be thanked for getting back to work after the strike and delivering people where they needed to go so they sent a man in a tuxedo to shake Tube passengers up. "Such a good way to travel" he says, while more and more commuters get up and get moving encouraged by cheers and clapping from everyone else. More »

  • Hillary Clinton email controversy: Staff ordered to turn in private server and …
    Hillary Clinton email controversy: Staff ordered to turn in private server and … Wed, Aug 12, 2015

    Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton has ordered her staff to turn in the private email server she used during her time as Secretary of State and a thumb drive to the Department of Justice, a spokesman announced on 11 August. "She pledged to cooperate with the government's security inquiry, and if there are more questions, we will continue to address them," spokesman Nick Merrill told CNN. The decision came hours after an independent government watchdog said Clinton had at least two "top secret" emails in her unsecured network, POLITICO reported. More »

  • Murder on the Dancefloor: The Strange Death of Britain's Nightclubs
    Murder on the Dancefloor: The Strange Death of Britain's Nightclubs Tue, Aug 11, 2015

    Britain's nightclubs are facing a crisis. In the last 10 years the number of UK clubs has dropped by over 1,400 according to figures from the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers, meaning that Britain has lost almost half its nightclubs in a decade. Whereas other European cities are taking active steps to protect and promote their nightlife, London seems in danger of being left behind. More »

  • Striking National Gallery staff open to negotiations with new director Gabriele …
    Striking National Gallery staff open to negotiations with new director Gabriele … Tue, Aug 11, 2015

    The world-renowned National Gallery has been hit with indefinite strike action as more than 200 members of staff launched a protest over privatisation plans today (11 August). The members of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) started picketing the gallery in London's Trafalgar Square this morning and will review the industrial action on a weekly basis. The workers are opposed to the privatisation of the gallery's visitor service and want PCS representative Candy Udwin, who was sacked by the company, to be reinstated. More »

  • Tube strike: London set for two 24-hour walkouts in Night Tube dispute says …
    Tube strike: London set for two 24-hour walkouts in Night Tube dispute says … Tue, Aug 11, 2015

    London is set for another batch of Tube strikes over the new Night Tube service as the RMT union, which represents workers and drivers on the London Underground (LU), has announced it will stage two 24-hour-long walkouts on Tuesday 25 August and Thursday 27 August. "We note the magnificent strike action involving all four trade unions on the underground. The news comes after talks between the Tube unions and LU management adjourned at mitigation service Acas at 4pm (BST) on 10 August. More »

  • Union announces further London Underground walkouts
    Union announces further London Underground walkouts Tue, Aug 11, 2015

    London's Underground staff are to hold two further 24-hour strikes later this month, threatening more chaos for commuters already hit by strikers protesting plans for night services. More »

  • London faces another strike in Night Tube dispute as talks adjourn without a …
    London faces another strike in Night Tube dispute as talks adjourn without a … Tue, Aug 11, 2015

    Millions of commuters and tourists in London still face the prospect of a Tube strike after unions and London Underground (LU) management failed to broker a deal. The parties met at mediation service Acas on 10 August to discuss the dispute around the forthcoming Night Tube service and talks adjourned at 4pm (BST) until 12 August. A negotiator for Unite, which represents more than electrical and maintenance technicians, linesmen and signallers on the LU, told IBTimes UK another spate of industrial action is still on the cards unless something different comes out of the forthcoming talks. More »

  • Meet the trade union and London Underground negotiators trying to avert another …
    Meet the trade union and London Underground negotiators trying to avert another … Mon, Aug 10, 2015

    The Tube unions and London Underground (LU) management kicked off negotiations this morning (10 August) around the new Night Tube service after a breakdown in talks earlier in August resulted in a 24-hour-long strike, causing delays for millions of commuters and tourists across the capital. The parties resumed negotiations at mitigation service Acas at 10.00am BST, where Unite, TSSA, Aslef and the RMT officials met with LU representatives. The unions have so far turned down an offer of a 2% salary increase, an extra £200 ($310) per shift for Night Tube drivers and a one-off £500 bonus for all Night Tube staff. More »

  • Heathrow trials steeper approaches as runway decision looms
    Heathrow trials steeper approaches as runway decision looms Mon, Aug 10, 2015

    London's Heathrow Airport is to introduce steeper approaches for aircraft coming in to land in a bid to ease noise for local residents, it said Monday More »

  • Heathrow flight paths: Airport to trial steeper arrival to reduce noise pollution …
    Heathrow flight paths: Airport to trial steeper arrival to reduce noise pollution … Mon, Aug 10, 2015

    Heathrow Airport will trial a steeper approach for landing planes in a bid to give west London greater respite from noise pollution. Airport bosses believe a steeper angle would lead to quieter approaches to the airport and the trial comes after Frankfurt successfully adopted steeper approach angles to reduce the impact of noise on residents. The trial was given the green light by the Civil Aviation Authority and is planned to run until 16 March 2016. More »

  • London gay bars wilt as tolerance blooms, property booms
    London gay bars wilt as tolerance blooms, property booms Mon, Aug 10, 2015

    Fresh out of jail and sporting tattoos on his neck and knuckles, 53-year-old Shaun Perkins sits in one of London's oldest gay pubs looking bewildered. More »

  • Kids Company: Who is embattled charity leader Camila Batmanghelidjh?
    Kids Company: Who is embattled charity leader Camila Batmanghelidjh? Fri, Aug 7, 2015

    Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh has been on the offensive in the wake of the closure of the charity this week, accusing the media and politicians of using the organisation as a political football over allegations of financial mismanagement and the failure to investigate a sexual assault. It has been a spectacular fall from grace for both Kids Company and Batmanghelidjh, once lauded by David Cameron, Prince Charles and a host of celebrities that donated millions of pounds to the charity that she founded 19 years ago and which shut its doors on Tuesday (4 August). Batmanghelidjh is a visible figure whose personality has always been part of the Kids Company legend. More »

  • Boris Johnson wants Tories to 'burst down' doors to social mobility
    Boris Johnson wants Tories to 'burst down' doors to social mobility Fri, Aug 7, 2015

    Boris Johnson has set out how he believes the Tories can win again in 2020, insisting the party must help the poor and drive social mobility. More »

  • Tube strike: Unions and London Underground set to restart talks after 24-hour …
    Tube strike: Unions and London Underground set to restart talks after 24-hour … Fri, Aug 7, 2015

    The Tube unions and London Underground management will get around the table and restart negotiations over the Night Tube service after talks broke down on 3 August, resulting in a 24-hour strike yesterday (6 August). The industrial action caused delays for thousands of commuters and tourists as Transport for London (TfL) rolled out 250 extra buses and an "army" of volunteers to help people navigate across the capital. The talks will resume on Monday (10 August) at mitigation service Acas, TfL and the Tube drivers' union Aslef told IBTimes UK. More »

  • London Underground services return to normal after Tube strike chaos
    London Underground services return to normal after Tube strike chaos Fri, Aug 7, 2015

    London Underground services were returning to normal after a strike brought the network to a standstill, causing travel chaos. More »

  • London Tube strike causes major disruption
    London Tube strike causes major disruption Thu, Aug 6, 2015

    A skater takes part in a promotional event by Penny Skateboards, giving free boards to stranded commuters, as a 24-hour Tube strike hits the morning rush hour in central London on August 6, 2015 More »

  • Tube Strike Causes 500 Miles Of Tailbacks
    Tube Strike Causes 500 Miles Of Tailbacks Thu, Aug 6, 2015

    Londoners are facing severe travel disruption, with lengthy delays, queues and traffic jams reported across the capital as a 24-hour Tube strike comes to an end. Evening commuters found themselves stuck in 894 separate traffic jams this evening as London's underground services slowly resumed. Congestion this evening proved to be far worse than the morning, which saw 428 separate traffic jams - a total of 197 miles of queuing vehicles - despite an extra 250 buses being laid on by Transport for London. More »

  • Tube strike: Chaos as London suffers 200 miles of rush hour tailbacks
    Tube strike: Chaos as London suffers 200 miles of rush hour tailbacks Thu, Aug 6, 2015

    London was hit by travel chaos because of a strike by London Underground workers, with worse disruption threatened unless a deadlocked row over all-night Tubes is settled. More »

  • London mayor Boris Johnson blasts Underground strike action Thu, Aug 6, 2015

    Millions of Londoners struggled to work on 6 August, as a strike by Tube staff brought the network to a standstill for the second time in a month over plans for a new night-time service. The action follows a long dispute over the planned introduction of some 24-hour Underground services at weekends which are due to be launched on 12 September. London mayor Boris Johnson apologised for the travel chaos across the British capital. More »

  • Farage 'Would Be Better Off With A Talk Show'
    Farage 'Would Be Better Off With A Talk Show' Thu, Aug 6, 2015

    UKIP will not last and Nigel Farage stands a better chance of becoming a talk show host than winning a Westminster seat, according to David Cameron's election strategist. Lynton Crosby said the party had had its day after failing to deliver more than one seat at the General Election. In a rare interview, Mr Crosby, the man credited with delivering Mr Cameron's unexpected majority win, said: "I don't think they've got a long-term future. More »

  • Tube strike: London hit with delays as RMT Union demands urgent meeting with …
    Tube strike: London hit with delays as RMT Union demands urgent meeting with … Thu, Aug 6, 2015

    London was hit with delays, traffic jams and general travel disruption as the Underground network ground to a halt for 24-hours as members of Tube unions walked out in a row over pay and conditions. The industrial action, brought by Aslef, TSSA, and the RMT, began on 5 August at 6:30pm and relates to Transport for London's (TfL) new Night Tube service, which will launch in September. The DLR, London Overground, the bus network, tram and TfL rail services are running as normal and 250 extra buses have been laid on to help commuters and tourists get around the capital. More »

  • Pictures: London’s having another 24-hour Tube strike (and it doesn’t look at …
    Pictures: London’s having another 24-hour Tube strike (and it doesn’t look at … Thu, Aug 6, 2015

    It’s not quite chaos, but it’s not fun either. More »

  • London tube strike: A Long and tiring journey to work
    London tube strike: A Long and tiring journey to work Thu, Aug 6, 2015

    In city of eight million people, action affecting London underground often has greater impact than in other capitals. More »