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Expect gunfire and explosions near Old Street on Tuesday
Expect gunfire and explosions near Old Street on Tuesday

Expect gunfire and explosions near Old Street on Tuesday

The weather forecast is good, so what could be a better way to spend a Tuesday evening than sipping a cup of Pimms while watching a military battle that destroys a cricket ground?

May
13
2018
Richmond Council is closing a road for some mating toads
Richmond Council is closing a road for some mating toads

Richmond Council is closing a road for some mating toads

A road in Richmond is to be closed to traffic during March, to allow toads to cross it and get to their annual breeding grounds.

Feb
26
2018
Hot air balloons to fly over Central London
Hot air balloons to fly over Central London

Hot air balloons to fly over Central London

A flotilla of hot air balloons are to fly over Central London, as part of the now-annual Lord Mayor of London's balloon regatta

Dec
30
2017
Emergency exercise to take place outside MI5 Headquarters
Emergency exercise to take place outside MI5 Headquarters

Emergency exercise to take place outside MI5 Headquarters

There are to be two exercises carried out by the emergency services over the next few weeks - on the river outside MI5's head office.

Oct
06
2017
Balloon Regatta lifts off from London City Airport
Balloon Regatta lifts off from London City Airport

Balloon Regatta lifts off from London City Airport

At 7am this morning, twenty-seven hot air balloons lifted off from London City Airport as part of the 2017 RICOH Lord Mayor's Hot Air Balloon Regatta.

Sep
10
2017
Hot air balloons to fly over East London on Sunday
Hot air balloons to fly over East London on Sunday

Hot air balloons to fly over East London on Sunday

There may, weather permitting, be a chance to see up to 35 hot air balloons drifting gracefully across the London skyline on Sunday morning.

Sep
08
2017
Flotilla of hot air balloons to lift off from London City Airport
Flotilla of hot air balloons to lift off from London City Airport

Flotilla of hot air balloons to lift off from London City Airport

The Lord Mayor's personal hot air balloon, accompanied by up to 50 others are set to stage an early morning lift-off from London City Airport.

Apr
28
2017
Oxford Street could be a black-cab free zone ahead of Elizabeth line arrival
Oxford Street could be a black-cab free zone ahead of Elizabeth line arrival

Oxford Street could be a black-cab free zone ahead of Elizabeth line arrival

The long snaking lines of black cabs and red buses along the length of Oxford Street could become a rarer sight if plans by TfL to shake up the area are approved.

Apr
24
2017
London museum visitor numbers exceed size of UK population
London museum visitor numbers exceed size of UK population

London museum visitor numbers exceed size of UK population

Yet again, London's museums have topped the annual visitor tally for the top visitor attractions in the UK.

Mar
27
2017
Revamp for London’s largest independent charity
Revamp for London’s largest independent charity

Revamp for London’s largest independent charity

A 21st birthday present for one of London's largest charities, which is itself a curious legacy of a 732 year old trust associated with old London Bridge.

Aug
19
2016
Hot air balloons to drift over London on Sunday
Hot air balloons to drift over London on Sunday

Hot air balloons to drift over London on Sunday

There is a chance, just a chance, that a huge flotilla of hot air balloons will drift over London early on Sunday morning.

Jun
03
2016
Flotilla of hot air balloons to drift over London
Flotilla of hot air balloons to drift over London

Flotilla of hot air balloons to drift over London

If you wake up early on a particular Sunday morning, you will see the dragon crest of the Lord Mayor of London lead a huge flotilla of hot air balloons over the city.

Apr
29
2016
Flying boats to return to London
Flying boats to return to London

Flying boats to return to London

A company which operates flying boats in Scotland has announced plans to operate out of one of London's smaller airports, and land in an Essex river.

Mar
18
2016
Gun Salutes in London During 2016
Gun Salutes in London During 2016

Gun Salutes in London During 2016

Big guns go bang bang several times each year in London, at the Tower of London and in the Royal Parks.

Jan
24
2016
Super Tides expected on the Thames
Super Tides expected on the Thames

Super Tides expected on the Thames

Thanks to a natural phenomena, known as the 19-year astronomical cycle there will be a number of exceptionally high tides over the next few months.

Sep
22
2015
Flotilla of hot air balloons over London on Sunday
Flotilla of hot air balloons over London on Sunday

Flotilla of hot air balloons over London on Sunday

One of those deeply frustrating moments where I know that something is apparently about to happen, but can't find out anything more than "it is happening".

Jun
06
2015
Bale of Straw to Hang from the Wobbly Bridge
Bale of Straw to Hang from the Wobbly Bridge

Bale of Straw to Hang from the Wobbly Bridge

Later this month, a bale of straw is to be hung from the Millennium Footbridge as a warning to boats on the Thames.

Apr
13
2015
Naked Stig to stand erect in Soho Square
Naked Stig to stand erect in Soho Square

Naked Stig to stand erect in Soho Square

A giant naked Stig will be standing in Soho Square this summer, after Westminster Council granted planning permission for a work of art to go on display.

Jan
24
2015
A bale of straw for Tower Bridge
A bale of straw for Tower Bridge

A bale of straw for Tower Bridge

The ancient rule that requires a bale of straw to be hung from a bridge is to be enforced from later this month.

Sep
17
2014

A Bus May Land on My Head

A report in the Washington Post, citing unnamed government sources is claiming that a US spy satellite has lost control and is on an uncontrolled crash path back to earth. The controllers apparently have no way to tell at the

Jan
27
2008

An Egyptian God pays a visit to my flat

A slightly freaky sight this morning. Following an accident last night with the cooking and a bad case of negligence on my part, quite a bit of muck was on the hob – so I applied a liberal coating of

Jan
18
2008

The tale of London’s attempt to build an “Eiffel Tower”

One hundred years ago, a huge explosion was heard in Wembley, Nth London – by the site of the modern day soccer stadium. It wasn’t an accident though, but a the final death throws of an ill-fated attempt to give

Oct
24
2007

At last – a sensible use for The Bible

Tired of all that sanctimonious crap inside The Bible ? Replace it with something vastly more interesting instead then…. Via The Green Head The Good Book Flask is the ultimate place to stash your booze. On the outside, it appears

Nov
14
2006

Website Explains How To Make A Nuclear Bomb

The US government posted on the Internet Iraqi documents that explain how to build a nuclear bomb, the New York Times reported on its website. The Times said that officials from the International Atomic Energy Agency had complained to US

Nov
04
2006