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First Day of the Woolwich DLR

Today was the completion of a DLR extension project which had taken the light railway down towards City Airport – and after a short hiatus for tunneling work – under the River Thames to Woolwich town centre. I had planned

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President Elect Obama at Madame Tussauds

A firm which is never shy of blatent publicity stunts, Madame Tussauds has decided that Americans can get free entry into its waxworks on the day the new US President is inaugurated into the Presidency. They have already got a

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Foggy London

It’s just gone incredibly foggy where I live in Docklands, and as tempted as I am to go out and take photos of fog in the evening, I am stuck indoors waiting for an email to authorise some work to

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Morris Dancing “facing extinction”

A terrifying report was on the news this afternoon – a warning that Morris Dancing could be dying out due to a dearth of young people wanting to take up the practice. Apparently the youth feel it is embarrassing. While

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London’s Met Police running adverts on Google

It seems that the Metropolitan Police has turned to Google to place adverts on the internet calling for people to report suspected Right Wing Extremists – and the advert is directing people to the Met Police’s anti-terrorism web pages. For

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Hovercraft on the Thames

If you are looking for the hovercraft seen on the Thames on 15th March 2011, click here. Sorry for the appalling photo quality, but I just saw a hovercraft on the Thames heading into central London. Normally when sitting at

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See the Space Station in the morning

A potentially interesting way to start the first working day of the new year – get up really early on Friday morning and you might be able to see the International Space Station fly overhead – albeit at a very

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Laptops banned in coffee shops?

As someone who works in coffee shops a fair bit, mainly so that I don’t go stir-crazy working at home all the time, I was amused* to read this story about another blogger being told that he couldn’t use his

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Abandoned London

A couple of years ago I had the idea that it might be fun to take photos of London without humans – yes, I was motivated by that scene in Westminster from 28 Days Later. Unfortunately, not being a film

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Watch a Satellite Launch Live

Tomorrow evening (Sat 20th Dec), it will be possible to watch a satellite launch live, as a launch of the massive Ariane 5 rocket will be taking place. Alas, it is only via the internet from South America – as

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HIGNFY

Update: Click on the link for the latest details of how to request tickets to see Have I Got News for You being recorded Saw the recording of tonight’s episode of Have I Got News for You last night. Jeremy

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The animaleidoscope

Some mirrors, lots of animals and one sub-Tangerine Dream soundtrack – quite wonderful. Hattip: TheCroydonian If you ever wanted to introduce the science of animal behaviour to an audience – this video clip would certainly be a good way to

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Post Offices and Peter Mandelson

Last night I attended a speech by Business Secretary Lord Mandelson who outlined a new policy of boosting the UK economy though revamping how the government works and try to assist businesses to function in the current economic climate. Most

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Last minute tickets

Am off to the RSA this evening to listen to Lord Mandy of Dodgy Mortgage give a talk about boosting the British economy and it seems that the talk is proving popular as I had an email earlier this week

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Cloning an Ice-Age Mammoth

On Thursday evening I wandered along to the Grant Museum for the last of their current series of lectures themed around Dinosaurs. The topic was very “Jurassic Park”, being on cloning dead animals – although to keep it scientifically realistic

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