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No to the Rotherhithe-Canary Wharf Bridge

A lobby group has been pushing for a pedestrian bridge to be built linking Canary Wharf with Rotherhithe – a route currently serviced by either a ferry service or (via a short walk) the Jubilee Line. It is being reported,

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The Accending Room*

This morning I, as is my wont, chose to take the lift down from the 5th floor to leave the building. As I got in and instinctively reached for the G button, my nose was assailed by a most vile

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Watching the A1 Tornado Steam Train arrive at King’s Cross

Update: The train will be returning to London on the 15th Sept – details here. — Today I wandered over to Kings Cross to watch the A1 Tornado steam train make its inaugural commercial trip – and into London. Got

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Great Snow Storm of 2009 to be made into a movie

I’m joking – although frankly, I wouldn’t rule it out. Anyhow, enjoy this outstanding picture from the members of the b3ta photoshopping website. The Day After Today – from b3ta productions.

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The A1 Tornado Steam Train Arrives in London

Just a heads up that the A1 Tornado, the first steam train to be built in the UK for nearly 50 years will be making its first commercial passenger trip tomorrow (Sat 7th Feb), and will be expected at Kings

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It’s illegal to use a slide on the snow

I was reading the LordsoftheBlog and posted a comment from there onto another chat site – commenting on the rather polite way the Lords reacted when part of the ceiling collapsed in the 1980s. Another chap over there then asked

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Watching the Ceremony of the Keys

Another in my periodic series on how to get into places which are not obviously open to the public. This time, I am talking about a venue which is very open to the public, being a major tourist attraction –

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Tube Station sponsorship could be valuable

Some months ago, I noted an advert in The Economist calling for companies to sponsor the stations on Dubai’s new metro railway. As Annie Mole noted last December, the London Underground is also considering lifting its ban on station sponsorship

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Consequences of the “Great Snow Crisis”

My internet at home is slow today – so I checked various thingymajigs and noticed that there are about double the normal number of Wi-Fi routers switched on and in range compared to an average daytime – and all of

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Union Jack flying upside down during Anglo-Sino summit

Noticed by a sharp eyed Croydonian that the Union Jack/Flag (delete as appropriate) used for the ongoing Chinese summit was actually upside down. Opps! Although technically a sign of distress or surrender, I doubt most people would realise at a

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A walk through the (closed) Monsal Trail tunnels

Following a load of publicity after a recent BBC series of country walks along disused railways, there will be two opportunities to walk the Monsal Trail in the Peak District – and go though the normally closed tunnels which the

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Camden closes its parks on “snow day”

I heard about this on the BBC News and thought it was missinformed, but it seems that in fact, Camden Council have actually closed all their parks today for “health and safety” reasons. The paths are slippery! Well done Camden

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Snow photos

As practically everyone is going to be uploading Snow-Photosâ„¢ today, I thought I’d join in. I had intended to get up very early and try to get good photos, but a sore shoulder kept me up most of the night

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Get the latest weather, every half hour on BBC News

Just turned over to BBC News 24 (or whatever they are calling it now) and there was one of those mini ads they run to promote themselves – and this one had the verbal strap-line of “Get the latest weather,

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Google thinks every website could harm your computer

It seems that Google is having a bit of a wobble this afternoon (UK time) as it is marking every single website as being potentially harmful to your website. The warning message reads: This site may harm your computer It

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