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  • No Jews: What schoolboys were told by security guard when trying to go into Sports Direct store

    09/15/2014 2:56:02 PM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 57 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 15 September 2014 | Julian Robinson
    Sports Direct has apologised after two schoolboys were barred from a store by a security guard who allegedly told them: ‘No Jews, no Jews’. The sports retailer removed the worker from its outlet in Borehamwood in Hertfordshire after he reportedly told the Year 7 students they could not enter. Both youngsters attend Yavneh College, a Jewish secondary school in the town, and were wearing their school uniform at the time.
  • Security guard bars Jewish schoolboys from entering sports shop

    09/15/2014 3:25:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Jewish Chronicle ^ | 15/9/14 | Sandy Rashty
    Leading retailer Sports Direct has apologised to customers after a security guard allegedly barred “Jews” from entering its store. The security guard was removed from the store after he told Jewish students they could not enter the branch in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, on Friday afternoon. The guard, who was sacked from the security company supplying Sports Direct with staff, reportedly told two Year 7 students wearing Yavneh College school uniform: “No Jews, no Jews”. Lawyer David Rosen, whose son was prevented from entering the retailer by the guard, complained to managers. In a Facebook post, he wrote: “Other children from the...
  • 'World's smallest house' comes with much larger price tag

    09/08/2014 5:37:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    Yahoo! 7 Finance ^ | September 8, 2014
    'World's smallest house' comes with much larger price tag September 8, 2014, 12:00 pm Yahoo7 Finance What could well be the world's smallest house is for sale - but the price they want for just 188 square feet is gobsmacking. If you thought Sydney house prices were spiralling out of control, spare a thought for those poor souls across the seas in London. What could well be the ‘world’s smallest house’ has hit the market, but don’t expect a small price tag to go with it. The term ‘house’ in this case is a bit of a stretch of the...
  • New ID on Jack the Ripper [Artist Walter Richard Sickert, 1860 - 1942]

    12/07/2001 9:42:10 AM PST · by SlickWillard · 36 replies · 9,740+ views
    This is London ^ | December 7, 2001 | Unattributed Standard Reporter
    New ID on Jack the Ripperby Standard ReporterCrime writer Patricia Cornwell claims to have unearthed proof that Jack the Ripper was in fact the painter Walter Sickert. The best-selling American novelist spent almost £3million in her investigation, flying US forensic experts to London to examine the notorious Ripper letters. She claims they bear the same distinctive water mark as Sickert's stationery. Ms Cornwell also bought 30 of the artist's works, ripping one of them up completely in her hunt for clues. Twenty years after the 1888 crimes Sickert painted a series of gruesome pictures of a murdered prostitute. Ms Cornwell ...
  • Jack the Ripper unmasked

    09/06/2014 5:59:54 PM PDT · by KosmicKitty · 130 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 9/6/2014 | Russell Edwards
    It is the greatest murder mystery of all time, a puzzle that has perplexed criminologists for more than a century and spawned books, films and myriad theories ranging from the plausible to the utterly bizarre. But now, thanks to modern forensic science, The Mail on Sunday can exclusively reveal the true identity of Jack the Ripper, the serial killer responsible for at least five grisly murders in Whitechapel in East London during the autumn of 1888. DNA evidence has now shown beyond reasonable doubt which one of six key suspects commonly cited in connection with the Ripper’s reign of terror...
  • Muslim Convert Beheads 82-Year-Old Woman with Machete in London

    09/05/2014 7:44:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 09/05/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Machete, check. Islam, check. Beheading, check. No Jihad to see here. An 82-year-old woman was beheaded in a north London suburban garden by a man with a machete.Palmira Silva, a widow and grandmother described as “such a sweet lady” by one neighbour, was killed outside her home in Edmonton in a random but frenzied assault by a 25-year-old.Witnesses said they saw the man, wielding a foot-long blade, attack a passing vehicle and a cat before roaming back gardens looking for a victim.One line of inquiry for detectives is understood to be that the man was inspired by recent footage of...
  • Woman Beheaded 'With Machete' in North London Garden

    09/04/2014 1:45:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 82 replies
    Palmira Silva was decapitated at her home in Edmonton in an indiscriminate rampage before armed police subdued her 'crazed' attackerTom Whitehead, Ed Malnick, Tom Brooks Pollock and Gordon Rayner, Palmira Silva,4:28PM BST 04 Sep 2014 An 82-year-old woman was beheaded in a north London garden after a crazed attacker went beserk with a machete. Pensioner Palmira Silva was decapitated at her house in Edmonton in broad daylight in an apparent frenzied assault by a 25-year-old man who randomly targeted victims. The horror scene unfolded as terrified eye witnesses saw the man, who was wielding a foot long blade, attack a...
  • Times of London falsely claims Israel ‘formally annexed’ land in the West Bank

    09/03/2014 7:11:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    cif watch ^ | 9/3/14 | staff
    The Times of London, on Sept. 2, published an article by Gregg Carlstrom about a recent decision by Israeli authorities to declare 988 acres in the Gush Etzion region of Judea and Samaria (close to where three Israeli teens were kidnapped and murdered in June) ‘state land’ (Israel makes biggest land grab in 30 years after teens murdered). Here’s a map of the area in question:Map created by Ha’aretz The Times of London article (behind a pay wall) included this opening passage: However, it is completely inaccurate to say that Israel “formally annexed” the land in question, as such formal annexation would...
  • Anti-Israel MP George Galloway Assaulted in London

    08/30/2014 3:09:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/8/14 | Ari Soffer
    Notorious anti-Israel British MP George Galloway was hospitalized on Saturday after being assaulted in London. Galloway, who leads the far-left Respect Party, was posing for pictures in the UK capital when he was punched repeatedly by an attacker, who apparently "made reference to the Holocaust", a spokesperson told the media. The precise motive is not yet clear but police say they arrested a suspect, named as 39-year-old Neil Masterson of London, for religiously-aggravated assault, as well as common assault against a man who attempted to defend the radical MP. The suspect is due to appear at Hammersmith Magistrates' Court on...
  • George Galloway taken to hospital after street attack

    08/29/2014 11:23:58 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 37 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 30 August 2014 | bbc
    George Galloway has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw after he was attacked on a London street, his spokesman has said.
  • Watch: Pro-Palestinians Defend Hitler in London

    08/23/2014 2:48:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/8/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Thousands of people shouted anti-Israel and anti-Semitic slogans, wore anti-Semitic T-shirts, and defended Hitler on Saturday - all in alleged defense of a "free Gaza" and "Palestinian rights" at a protest outside London's Downing Street. ...... Video .....
  • Foley Abduction Linked to British Jihadi Kidnapping Ring in London

    08/21/2014 8:19:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 08/21/2014 | Josh Rogin
    Weeks before he was abducted, alleged members of a kidnapping network tied to ISIS were busted in London. Syrian extremists saw it as a reason to accelerate abductions. American journalist James Foley was captured in Syria in November 2012, just weeks after the British government arrested and charged three British citizens, who were alleged members of a group of foreign fighters associated with the Islamic State, for the kidnapping of two other Western journalists. It remains unclear whether these accused terrorists who later slipped through the fingers of the British legal system were part of the same extremist cell that...
  • Letter from London Jew chronicles UK’s embrace of Islamic anti-Semitism

    08/18/2014 9:31:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/18/14 | Robert Spencer
    How quickly Great Britain is descending into darkness. Those who have been appointed to defend her are the ones most responsible for their nation’s certain future of chaos and violence. And the British intelligentsia, as they head to their own destruction and that of their nation, will congratulate themselves that they didn’t give way to the temptation of “Islamophobia.” It used to be that the free world stood together and said, “Never again.” Now a cowed, dhimmi, dying Britain bows low before arrogant and aggressive Islamic supremacists and says, “How about another round?” “Letters: Ancient hatred stalks the land once...
  • Oh, Good: ISIS Supporters Now Openly Recruiting in Downtown London

    08/14/2014 6:20:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    ISIS enthusiasts have reportedly been taking to the streets of downtown London to distribute leaflets and other propaganda urging city dwellers to renounce their homeland and join the Islamic State. This is a brazen and shameless act, not least because it is widely understood that ISIS is committing all sorts of atrocities in the Middle East. To name a few, radical extremists are beheading soldiers, crucifying “infidels,” and taking young girls as their own personal sex slaves. And if that wasn’t bad enough, ISIS is so extreme al-Qaeda (of all terrorist groups) has already renounced them (via The Daily Mail):...
  • Londonistan: ‘The dawn of a new era has begun’: ISIS supporters hand out leaflets

    08/13/2014 9:29:18 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 26 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 8/13/14 | Pamela Geller
    How do those brave Brits handling this? By banning Robert Spencer and me from speaking in the UN thereby further disarming the British people in what is the gravest threat to the freedom and their country since Hitler. Further proof that the goal of these jihadists is … the world. Cheerio, pip-pip, and all that sort of rot, old thing … ‘The dawn of a new era has begun’: ISIS supporters hand out leaflets in London’s Oxford Street encouraging people to move to newly proclaimed Islamic State Central London shoppers were encouraged to ‘resettle’ in Syria and Iraq Scotland Yard...
  • London nun tears down ISIL flag from building

    08/09/2014 4:17:28 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8-9-14 | Kellan Howell
    A nun in east London climbed to the top of a local building and ripped down a flag similar to the one flown by Jihadist militants in Syria and Iraq. IB Times reported Friday that the flag was being flown alongside Palestinian flags and slogans in support of Gaza. Community members issued complaints over the flag with local council members, claiming that it was causing tension within the community. When council members went to take the flag down, they were surprised to find, someone had beat them to it. “The council can confirm that following reports this morning of a...
  • Empty Pews, Bursting Mosques

    07/30/2014 2:01:47 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 16 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 30 July 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Not many words are needed. Just compare the two pictures from the Mail Online, both taken at the end of last month, few hundred yards of each other in the East End of London. The top photo shows a Sunday morning service in the churche of St George-in-the-East on Cannon Street Road. Only 12 people attended the service. The photo at the bottom shows worshippers gathered for Friday midday prayers outside the mosque on the Brune Street Estate in Spitalfields. Since the mosque holds "only" 100 people - an enviable number for many churches -, the Muslim believers overflowed...
  • Israel Asks London: What Would You do if You Were Under Attack?

    07/21/2014 4:26:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Monday 21 Jul 2014
    Israel’s armed forces have distributed an image of London’s Houses of Parliament under missile attack, posing the question: ‘What would you do?’The military’s bid to justify its actions comes on the day five patients were killed in their beds as Israeli bombs hit a hospital in Gaza. The strike on the Al Aqsa Hospital, in the town of Deir el-Balah, was the fourth attack by Israeli forces on a medical facility this month. The Israel army did not comment on the incident but has previously accused militants of firing rockets from locations close to schools and hospitals. There were renewed...
  • Monty Python live (mostly), review: poignant and predictable, but tremendous fun

    07/20/2014 5:53:47 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 31 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 20 Jul 2014 | Ed Power
    Watching the livestream of Monty Python's last ever performance on GOLD, it was impossible not to experience a tingle of sadness. So this was it, the final performance by the most influential comedy troupe of all time. Forty-odd years since Monty Python's Flying Circus revolutionized television humour and unleashed a legion of surreal catchphrases John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones and Michael Palin departed the stage at London's O2 Arena to the strains of their darkly hilarious (or is it hilariously dark?) anthem Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life. Watching the swan-song was a 15,000 live...
  • Today in London my best friend's wife was assaulted by Muslim anti-Israel demonstrators

    07/16/2014 2:13:48 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    http://edgar1981.blogspot.co.uk ^ | july 16, 2014 | edgar davidson
    The UK's anti-Israel frenzy knows no bounds. My best friend's wife "Charlotte" (a 5 feet tall 57-year old lady who wants this story publicised but wishes to remain anonymous) was surrounded and assaulted by several Muslim anti-Israel fanatics in the middle of Oxford Street in broad daylight. She was shopping there when the demonstrators came marching down the road shouting "Free Free Palestine and Zionists murderers". The photos she took here are from just before the assault (next bit is an update to the original posting). Charlotte (who is a proud Jew) said: "As they passed by with their disgusting chants I...
  • Thousands in London, Paris, and Oslo protest Israeli strikes in Gaza

    07/12/2014 5:01:37 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 27 replies
    HAARETZ ^ | 7/11/2014 | HAARETZ
    Thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators turned out on the streets of London, Paris, and Oslo on Friday to call for an end to Israeli military strikes on Gaza. Several thousand people crowded the streets outside the Israeli Embassy in west London, waving placards that read "Gaza: End the Siege" and "Freedom for Palestine." The crowds blocked an entire road, and several protesters managed to climb on top of a double-decker bus stuck in traffic, but police said the protest was largely peaceful. Norwegian news website The Local reported that some 3,000 protestors gathered in front of the Norwegian parliament in Oslo...
  • Out and Proud: US Embassies In London & Tel Aviv Fly Gay Rainbow Flags

    07/11/2014 10:57:18 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 21 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 11 2014 | Jim Hoft
    It’s an Obama world.The US Embassy in London recently draped gay rainbow flags over its entry. Via NY Young Republicans Club:Draped Rainbow Flags Hang from American Embassy in London The American flags were somewhere off to the side. And, it wasn’t just London… The US Embassy in Tel Aviv also flew the gay flag recently. At least they flew the gay flag beneath the US flag at the Tel Aviv embassy.
  • US Embassy in London Flies Rainbow Flag

    07/11/2014 9:04:49 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 15 replies
    New York Young Republican Club ^ | July 11, 2014 | William Michael
    Can I pose a serious question? At what point does replacing the American flag with the rainbow flag, a symbol of gay/LGBTQ(RSTUVWXYZ) pride from embassies abroad become an impeachable offense in itself? Last time I checked, the official flag of the country was the Stars and Stripes, not the same rainbow that is found on the doors of gay bars downtown. A friend sent me this picture of the U.S. Embassy in London...
  • 'Yid' chant no longer arrestable offense in London

    06/22/2014 11:56:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    ynet ^ | 6/22/14 | Reuters
    Fans of Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur will no longer be threatened with prosecution if they chant the word "Yid" at matches, London's Metropolitan Police said on Wednesday. The "Yid Army" chant has become a feature of matches at the club's White Hart Lane stadium, which is located near one of London's largest Jewish areas, and at away matches. "Yiddo" is also regularly heard at matches involving Tottenham, whose fans argue that the terms are used as a 'badge of honor' in response to anti-Semitic behavior from rival fans rather than in a derogatory way.
  • 'Black Flag Of Jihad Will Fly Over London': Alarm Over UK-Born Iraq Fighters' Threat

    06/16/2014 2:53:30 PM PDT · by Strategy · 23 replies
    RT ^ | June 16, 2014
    Terror alerts, 9/11-style bombings and murders of British citizens will soon come to London's streets, according to chilling threats from UK citizens fighting alongside Islam's most violent terrorist group operating in Syria and Iraq. The threat comes from British nationals fighting for the Sunni militant group calling themselves the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/ISIS) in Syria. According to the Sunday Times, they promise that after they're done there, Britain is next. The message comes from three such fighters, all youngsters in their teens and twenties. According to the Times, these aren't regular disenchanted youths at all: one...
  • Police use draconian 'riot law' to break up pro-life vigil outside abortion clinic

    06/06/2014 10:04:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    mail online ^ | Arthur Martin and Simon Caldwell
    Pro-life campaigners have been threatened with arrest under a draconian ‘riot law’ for holding prayer vigils outside an abortion clinic. Police used legislation which is commonly used to disperse rioters and football hooligans to force three campaigners to move away from the clinic on two separate occasions over the past six weeks. Officers issued the group, who try to persuade women to keep their unborn babies, with Section 14 Public Order Act notices. The strongly worded notice, which was used on both occasions, read: ‘I believe the intention of the organisers is the intimidation of others with a view to...
  • Pfizer Inversion Plan Puts Tax Code Under Microscope (Drug Giant to Move Legal Address to London)

    05/09/2014 6:53:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | 05/09/2014 | By Dunstan Prial
    The U.S. corporate tax code has come under far more scrutiny than Pfizer in the wake of the giant drug maker’s announcement last week that it hopes to avoid billions of dollars in federal taxes by moving its legal address to London. “The quotes we’ve seen from the politicians so far don’t in any way seem to be criticizing Pfizer. They’re laying the blame on the tax system that Pfizer has to work with,” said corporate tax expert Robert Willens. “Historically the company itself got blamed,” Willens added. “There’s been a shift in that dynamic. Now the system seems to...
  • WWII London, in Color:

    05/05/2014 3:13:46 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 05 May 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Undefeated... Color photos/video at Reaganite Republican...
  • Lloyds drops overdraft fee on Islamic accounts ( UK)

    04/30/2014 7:53:02 AM PDT · by opentalk · 8 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | April 25, 2014 | Keith Perry
    Lloyds Bank has been accused of religious discrimination after offering free overdraft accounts to Muslims. The bank sent customers a booklet this month explaining new charges. While many will have to pay up to Ł80 a month if they go into the red, Muslims were told they would escape the charges. The document said: “We are removing the monthly overdraft management fee of Ł6 from our Islamic Account, Islamic Student Account and Islamic Graduate Account. So, if you use an unplanned overdraft on these accounts, there won’t be any charges.” One customer, Anita Milton, a nurse of New Eltham, south...
  • MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD FLEES LONDON AFTER BRITISH PM LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION

    04/15/2014 6:21:17 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/13/2014 | RAHEEM KASSAM
    The Muslim Brotherhood is reported to be fleeing its recently established headquarters in London following the announcement of an investigation into their activities by Prime Minister David Cameron. A report in the Daily Mail makes mention of the fact in addition to former Prime Minister Tony Blair's foundation being linked to the Islamist group, the newly established London HQ of the group it set to be abandoned in favour of a base in Graz, Austria. The Muslim Brotherhood's new international office in London, which was also reported to be serving as their new global headquarters after a brutal crackdown on...
  • Celebrities That Look Like Mattresses (photo gallery with descriptions)

    04/08/2014 11:48:01 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Facebook - Walthamstow (unofficial) Tourist Board ^ | March 21, 2012 to present | Warpdog
    Celebrities desperate to get the Walthamstow look
  • BRITAIN FIRST CONFRONTS HATE PREACHERS IN LONDON

    04/05/2014 7:40:16 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 16 replies
    live leak ^ | 5/5/14 | live leak
    BRITAIN FIRST CONFRONTS HATE PREACHERS IN LONDON The activists of the "Britain First Defence Force" confront hate preachers Anjem Choudary and Abu Izzadeen and their Muslim extremist horde in London. Bayswater Road, Lebanon Embassy, Friday 4th April 2014.
  • Doctors' Trade Union: 'Ban Smoking For Everyone Born after Year 2000'

    03/25/2014 6:05:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | March 25, 2014 | Breitbart London
    The British Medical Association (BMA), the trade union representing all National Health Service (NHS) doctors, has said that the sale of cigarettes should be banned "to anyone born after the year 2000". In a new policy position of the organisation which claims to lobby Parliament in its members' interest, the BMA has stated that "humanity has never developed anything more deadly than the cigarette". Dr Crocker-Buqué, a "London research assistant in academic public health" reportedly told last week's BMA annual public health medicine conference that eight in 10 smokers started in their teenage years and that someone who started smoking...
  • New York takes London’s crown as top financial center: survey

    03/16/2014 3:21:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:43pm EDT | Paul Sandle
    New York has knocked London from its position as the world’s leading global financial center after seven years, according to the Global Financial Centers Index compiled by London-based consultancy Z/Yen. London slipped from the top of the global rankings, scoring 784 against 786 for New York, because a series of own goals had tarnished its reputation, the report said. […] Hong Kong and Singapore took third and fourth spots respectively, the same as a year ago, the survey showed. But the gap between the “Big Four” and the chasing pack, led by Zürich, Tokyo and Seoul, was narrowing, it said....
  • Has your town made you RACIST? Living in ethnically diverse areas makes people more tolerant

    03/04/2014 4:50:02 AM PST · by klpt · 64 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 3 March 2014 | Sarah Griffiths
    A study found led by the University of Oxford found that white people develop ‘passive tolerance’ of minorities in mixed areas It said even highly prejudiced people who did not mix with those of different ethnicities became more tolerant the longer they lived in mixed areas Scientists said that governments could create more ‘harmonious neighbourhoods’ by doing more to encourage different ethnic groups to mix The area you live in can have a huge effect on your education and outlook. And now researchers believe people can be made less racist by simply moving to live in ethnically-mixed areas. An international...
  • Ex-Guantanamo Detainee Moazzam Begg Arrested by Terror Police

    02/26/2014 4:09:40 AM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies
    BBC NEWS ^ | 25 February 2014 Last updated at 12:48 ET | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg is among four people who have been arrested on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences, police have said. Mr Begg, 45, who was held by the US authorities for almost three years, was arrested earlier with two other men and a woman in the West Midlands. He was detained on suspicion of attending a terrorist training camp and facilitating terrorism overseas." SNIPPET: "Mr Begg was arrested in Hall Green in Birmingham. The other people arrested - a 36-year-old man from Shirley, a 44-year-old woman and her son, 20, both from Sparkhill - are being...
  • London Holocaust Day speaker admires Hitler, hates Jews

    01/27/2014 5:18:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 1/27/14 | Carl in Jeruslaem
    I'd like you all to meet Hassan Farooq. Farooq was a Holocaust Day speaker in London in 2013. Let's go to the videotape. But a British organization called Stand for Peace has done an investigation into Mr. Farouq and has found some very disturbing things. Hassan Farooq is a a “senior member” of the Newham Dawah Team, an East London-based organisation which attempts to spread the message of Islam. Newham Dawah Team is part of the Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA) Network, and its officials regularly liaise with iERA officials such as Abdurraheem Green. The iERA is an extremist...
  • London is an uglier, more dangerous 'suburb of Paris' claims French politician

    01/20/2014 1:29:03 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 20 January 2014 | Peter Allen
    A leading French politician described London as a ‘suburb of Paris’ today as the two cities continued a war of words over which is the most popular in the world. Anne Hidalgo, who until recently was President Francois Hollande’s Socialist culture minister before running for mayor of the French capital, said there was more crime in the English capital, less entrepreneurial businesses starting up, and fewer foreign visitors. But she did concede that there was more dog waste on Paris pavements, and that notoriously rude Parisians 'should be kinder'. UK-based tourist agency Visit Britain claimed London broke the 16-million visitor...
  • Mystery of 39 skulls found at London Wall is solved after 25 years

    01/16/2014 4:32:45 AM PST · by Renfield · 9 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 1-15-2014 | Amanda Williams
    Skulls discovered within the boundaries of ancient London a quarter of a century ago are now believed to be those of gladiators, brutally killed for the amusement of Roman audiences. The haul of 39 skulls, discovered beneath the site of the Guildhall in the City of London, were discovered in 1988 and were believed to have originated from human remains washed out of burial sites by the Walbrook, one of the area’s lost rivers. But now after 25 years in storage, the remains have been re-examined by an historian from the Museum of London, who believes they are the first...
  • Is Nothing Sacred? Apparently Not. Reflecting on Another Absurdity in the News

    03/05/2012 11:49:54 AM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | March 4, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    We live in a culture where, increasingly, any sense of the sacred is being lost. The thought that something could be sacred, special, holy, or somehow “off-limits” is bewildering to many. Indeed many secularists consider those who do see some things as sacred, to be stuffy and somehow arrogant. There are many in our culture who defend the rights of others to burn the flag, ridicule religious symbols (e.g. the cross submerged in urine some years back in a noted “art” museum), and even applaud when, a couple years back, homosexual activists desecrated the Body of Christ by stomping on...
  • 16 hours in London-What to do?

    01/01/2014 1:24:59 PM PST · by killermosquito · 124 replies
    1/1/2014 | killermosquito
    I will be making a short business trip to Cambridge and London, England (Feb 5-7 Cambridge, Saturday, Feb 8 in London). Then a slightly longer stay in Sophia, Bulgaria (Feb 9-15). Freepers know everything. What should I do? What should I not do? Where should I eat? What places must I be sure to visit?
  • London Theater Balcony Believed to Have Collapsed

    12/19/2013 1:11:21 PM PST · by MWestMom · 34 replies
    Time World ^ | 12/19/13 | AP
    Broke on Fox News within the last hour. The Apollo theater was showing a family show “The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime.” Injuries have been reported.
  • London theatre collapse: scores injured at Apollo in West End

    12/19/2013 2:44:39 PM PST · by sushiman · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12/19/13 | Conal Urquhart
    Seven people seriously hurt after part of Shaftesbury Avenue theatre collapsed during The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time .
  • Muslim fanatics guilty of brutal British soldier murder

    12/19/2013 6:44:00 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    AFP ^ | December 19, 2013
    London (AFP) - Two Muslim extremists were on Thursday found guilty of the gruesome murder of a British soldier in broad daylight on a London street. Michael Adebolajo, 29, and Michael Adebowale, 22, hacked to death soldier Lee Rigby as he walked back to his barracks in Woolwich, southeast London, in May.
  • Five Terror Suspects Flown to US from Britain

    10/06/2012 4:00:03 AM PDT · by Cindy · 14 replies
    VOA News - VOICE OF AMERICA ^ | Posted October 6th, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-4) | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Two U.S. planes have flown radical Muslim preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri and four other suspected terrorists to the United States, hours after Britain's High Court cleared the way for their extradition. The planes departed a Royal Air Force base immediately after the British High Court rejected last-minute appeals by Hamza and the others. The five had raised legal questions about human rights and prison conditions they expected to face in the United States. In rejecting the appeals, the British court cited an “overwhelming public interest” in seeing the extraditions carried out. Hamza is wanted on U.S. charges that include...
  • Mayor Of London Says Economic Inequality Can Be Good, And Some People Are Just Too Dumb To Succeed

    11/28/2013 12:00:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/28/2013 | ADAM TAYLOR
    Economic inequality has become a hot topic recently, with Pope Francis becoming just the latest high profile individual to speak out about the growing trend. Last night, however, another big name expressed a very different viewpoint — that economic inequality can be good, and some people just aren't clever enough to succeed. Boris Johnson, the right wing Conservative party's Mayor of London, was talking at the Centre for Policy Studies in London, a neo-liberal free-market think tank. The speech was titled "What Would Maggie do Today?" but the section that caught the most attention today only dealt indirectly with Margaret...
  • Report: London is mediating indirect secret talks between US and Hezbollah

    11/27/2013 5:55:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/27/13 | Ariel Ben Solomon
    The US and Hezbollah are in secret indirect talks managed by London dealing with the fight against al-Qaida, regional stability and other Lebanese political issues. Senior British diplomatic sources, quoted in a report in Kuwait newspaper al-Rai on Wednesday, said British diplomats are holding discussions with leaders of the Lebanese organization and transferring the information to the Americans. The discussions “are aimed at keeping tabs on the changes in the region and the world, and prepare for the upcoming return of Iran to the international community,” according to diplomatic sources in Washington. Because the US, unlike the UK, recognizes both...
  • VIDEO: 'Muslim Brotherhood' protesters storm London university lecture on Egypt

    11/16/2013 4:13:11 AM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 14 November 2013 | Robin de Peyer
    A guest lecture at a London university was abandoned when protesters backing Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood chased the speaker from the stage. Speaker Mohamed El-Nabawy had to be ushered off stage by security guards when around 30 demonstrators stormed a lecture theatre at Bloomsbury’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), which is part of the University of London. They were said to have targeted the public discussion, focusing on the challenges facing Egypt, because of Mr El-Nabawy’s ties to the Tamarod group which opposed ex President Mohammed Morsi.
  • London ‘Muslim Patrol’ Threatened to Kill ‘Infidels’

    11/13/2013 12:35:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 11/12/2013, 5:47 PM | Ari Yashar & Arutz Sheva Staff
    Three Muslim converts in London pleaded guilty on Monday to charges of confiscating alcohol, attacking and threatening to stab non-Muslims in attempts to impose Islamic Sharia law on the UK capital. The men were part of a group of Islamist vigilantes, self-styled as “Muslim Patrols.” The Daily Beast reports that they pleaded guilty on several charges of physical assault and death threats, all while refusing instructions to stand in court. …
  • Family forced to flee home after deadly spiders start hatching out of bananas

    11/05/2013 8:45:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    Metro.co.uk ^ | November 4, 2013 | Metro
    A family had to move into a hotel and fumigate their home after deadly South American spiders began hatching out of a bunch of Sainsbury’s bananas. Terrified Consi Taylor, 29, said she saw something that looked like mould on a Colombian Fairtrade banana she was eating. However, on closer inspection she said she saw some ‘funny looking spots’ and realised something was wrong. ‘I had a closer look and was horrified to see they were spiders. They were hatching out on the table, scurrying around on my carpet. I was so scared I started crying,’ she told The Sun. Sainsbury’s...