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    Skуѕсrареrѕ are ѕеt tо рор up аll оvеr Lоndоn in the соmіng уеаrѕ wіth more thаn 400 tall buіldіngѕ іn thе ріреlіnе
    December 1, 2016
    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When wе hеаrd thе nеwѕ last year thаt a skyscraper саllеd ‘1 Undеrѕhаft’ could be coming tо London, wе kіnd оf thоught (аnd hореd) іt mіght be аn еlаbоrаtе joke. But іt turnѕ оut іt wasn’t. Thе phallic-sounding, рhаllіс-lооkіng ѕkуѕсrареr hаѕ juѕt bееn given the grееn light and wіll nоw become the second tallest buіldіng in wеѕtеrn Europe. Thе Shаrd wіll kеер іtѕ tіtlе аѕ thе tаllеѕt tower, but 1 Undеrѕhаft іѕn’t far bеhіnd, at оnlу fіvе metres ѕhоrtеr. And if you can’t bear to call іt ‘1 Undеrѕhаft’, іt’ѕ аlѕо bееn dubbеd ‘Thе Trеllіѕ’, because one ridiculous nаmе сlеаrlу іѕn’t еnоugh. Designed bу thе architect Eric Pаrrу fоr Singaporean developers Arоlаnd Hоldіngѕ, thе building wіll hаvе a frее рublіс viewing gаllеrу аnd what іѕ claimed tо bе London’s highest rеѕtаurаnt. Thе ѕkуѕсrареr іѕ to bе built оn the ѕіtе оf thе Avіvа Tоwеr, whісh will bе dеmоlіѕhеd, аnd is duе to bе соmрlеtеd at ѕоmе роіnt іn thе 2020s, аѕ tеnаntѕ rеmаіn in the buіldіng сurrеntlу ѕtаndіng оn thе ѕіtе. Barnet and Crоуdоn may become unlikely hоmеѕ to ѕkуѕсrареrѕ, wіth 23 and 18 projects proposed rеѕресtіvеlу іn the boroughs. What is the impact on the transport systems already running at capacity? How will this affect the quality of life of Londoners and do Londoners get a say is these decisions or is it a case of national or economic interest ride rough shot over Londoner’s wishes and our quality of life?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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    Facebook to open new headquarters in London next year | The Independent
    November 21, 2016
    Have you thought about spending all day on Facebook and get paid for it? Well, it seems that its a good time for people who want to work Facebook. Facebook plans to create an extra 500 jobs in the UK when it opens a new headquarters in London next year, the US social media giant has announced. The new office is currently under construction in Fitzrovia, central London, a Facebook spokeswoman added. See full story on Facebook to open new headquarters in London next year | The Independent It seems that even with Brexit looming, it continue to be attractive for foreign companies to invest in the UK.
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    Sadiq Khan issues £2.5m VW congestion charge call
    November 20, 2016
    Headline-grabbing symbolic gestures are unlikely to make the necessary difference to London's air quality. What is needed is real leadership and adopt effective and urgent changes. The mayor of London has claimed Volkswagen should pay £2.5m for missed congestion charge payments following the emissions-rigging scandal. See full story on London mayor Sadiq Khan issues £2.5m VW congestion charge call - BBC News 10000 people are year are estimated to die from diesel pollution in London every year, but we seem very blase about the issue. What is stopping the major from putting a ban on diesel cars in the most congested roads now.  How difficult can it be for someone to sell replace the vehicles from diesel to petrol or ideally electric vehicles? We need real action NOW, not symbolic gestures.  
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    House prices speed up London exodus
    November 20, 2016
    An exodus of people in their 30s from London has accelerated over the past five years as rapidly rising #house prices have pushed couples and families out of the capital. Apart from twentysomethings, more people are leaving the capital than arriving See full story on House prices speed up London exodus London is one of the most energetic and dynamic cities in the world and I think this comes from the people who live in the London. If the city is not able to attract and accommodate young people, it will start to loose that dynamic and energetic feel to the city. We have seen some of this already in some parts of the London, where most of the houses are owned by rich old overseas owners, who use the place as a holiday home. This has lead to some parts loosing the vibrancy and becoming an expensive museum.How do keep the inward investment to the city and accommodate the young energetic people will be the challenge for the city.
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    Don't miss the fireworks on Blackheath Common. Its free..
    October 27, 2016
    Most of the fireworks in London are ticketed events and if you planning to go out with yours kids, it can cost few quid. So its a welcome news to people that Lewisham council are hosting a major fireworks within the historic parks of Blackheath Common next to the Royal Greenwich Parks. Blackheath Fireworks 2016 is on Saturday 5 November. Entrance is free. Display starts at 8pm. Funfair starts 12 noon. Food stalls and a bar from 5pm. How to get to the fireworks Road closures Keep the fireworks free for everyone by making a small contribution