Swarm of honeybees descends on central London Topshop

Swarm of honeybees descends on central London Topshop
A 5,000-strong swarm of honeybees has caused a buzz by nesting on a shop front in the middle of central London. The bees descended on a discount sign on the window of Topshop on Victoria Street, turning the fashion store display into a wall of insects.
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Magic Weekend: London Broncos 22-24 Catalan Dragons
Catalan Dragons edged a close-fought encounter with London Broncos in the opening match of Magic Weekend. London can count themselves unlucky to come away with nothing after scoring four tries, but Josh Drinkwater's missed conversion proved key.
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What is London?
The Sunday Timesreported recently that more billionaires live in London than in any other city on the planet. According to its guesstimates, the capital's richest residents were born in India, Russia, Switzerland and Norway. Most of their assets, apart …
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London borough battles: can Labour swing Barnet?
Some London Conservatives have excited themselves with a theory that Labour has given up on winning Barnet. The Barnet Bugle, one of a teeming throng of local blogs playing their part in the campaign – in its case, the Tory one – has seized upon …
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London's luxe new hotel (and its peekabo secret)

London's luxe new hotel (and its peekabo secret)
The mayor of London, Boris Johnson, arrived on his bike to officiate at the May 6 opening of the Shangri-la at the Shard. Tellingly, his bike was washed and polished for his return trip by hotel staff. That's the level of care that comes with a well …
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The 20 best places to invest in London
London prices are high because people want to live there. Jobs, transport infrastructure, culture: the capital is a buzzing metropolis. A seemingly endless supply of skilled, upwardly mobile people flows there from all over the world. If you are set on …
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Y:Cube: Is this London's £30000 house of the future?
A new housing unit developed by the YMCA may offer one solution to the lack of affordable housing in London and other UK cities. The Y:Cube is a 280-sq-ft (26-sq-m) studio-like apartment made for single occupancy. It can stand alone, or be stacked into …
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Archaeology and business in London's 'Big Dig'

Archaeology and business in London's 'Big Dig'
Europe's biggest construction project is currently underway in London: a new 73-mile long rail link passing underneath the British capital. Crossrail – as it's called – will bring the city's transport system into the 21st century, increasing its rail …
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London property – the barbarous gold of our times
There appears little difference between burying gold coins in the back garden in the declining days of the Roman empire and buying a house or apartment today in central London. Money is fundamentally a social construct and property has transmuted into …
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London Silver Fixing To Be Scrapped; LBMA To Study Possible Alternatives
“As part of our role as the trade association for the London Bullion Market, the LBMA has launched a consultation in order to ensure the best way forward for a London silver daily price mechanism,” said Ruth Crowell, the LBMA chief executive. “The LBMA …
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London Stock Exchange Looking at Russell Investments

London Stock Exchange Looking at Russell Investments
LONDON – The London Stock Exchange said on Tuesday that it was in talks to buy Russell Investments, the owner of the Russell 2000 stock market index. In a statement, the exchange said it was negotiating with the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance …
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Starwood divests leasehold interest in London hotel
Starwood Hotels & Resorts has sold its leasehold interest in London's Park Lane Hotel to a British property trust, Sir Richard Sutton's Settled Estates. Starwood, based in Stamford, will continue to operate the hotel, an Art Deco-style property in …
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Ten passengers taken to hospital after Southwark bus ploughs into tree
Fire crews from Dowgate, Euston and Lambeth were called to the scene along with the London Ambulance Service. Bus crash: the 63 was travelling to Clerkenwell Green (Picture: Twitter/SE1) Eye witness Josephine Suherman, posted on Twitter: “Just saw a …
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Canada Post is shutting down almost all of its letter-sorting work in London – sending that work to the Toronto processing plant – and gradually getting rid of 50 jobs. The remaining 200 workers at the London plant will process mostly packages and …
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London designer makes 'Boris buggies' for babies
A designer and desperate parent is proposing a baby buggy-hire system for cities, based on London's so-called Boris bike scheme. The project was inspired by his wife's recurring nightmare. "In the dream, many people were blaming her and were angry.
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Ed Tryon on Investing in Luxury London property
Yes, historically London has proved to be a safe haven for investors, annual growth is 7% per annum over the last 30 years and London has probably never been more popular than it is now. The economic outlook for the UK is also the best of the G7 …
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London property empire amassed by controversial German landlord

London property empire amassed by controversial German landlord
A German landlord with a reputation for shabby buildings and disgruntled tenants has emerged as one of the biggest investors in London property in recent years. Henning Conle, 70, has snapped up almost £2bn of prime real estate, including a series of …
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32 great things happening this week in London
Yes you're back to work, having a post Eurovision comedown and you've got the Monday blues, but it's only two weeks until the next Bank Holiday! Wahey! For now, make the most of the week with our guide to all the best bits happening this Monday …
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London firm opens doors to elite world addresses
Sunday, May 11, 2014 5:59:01 EDT PM. Mark Minnie, of Harring Doors in London, is a former police officer who switched to a business career and found he has a genuine knack for opening doors to success. (MIKE HENSEN, The London Free Press). Tweet.
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Premiership: London Irish 22-20 Sale Sharks
Andrew Fenby scored either side of the break as London Irish gave James O'Connor, Marland Yarde and Ian Gough a winning send-off against Sale Sharks. Mark Easter and Tom Arscott grabbed tries for the Sharks either side of Fenby's first-half effort.
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Premiership: Northampton Saints 74-13 London Wasps
Northampton Saints thrashed London Wasps at Franklin's Gardens to secure a home Premiership play-off semi-final. Saints suffered a scare as Charlie Davies and Tom Varndell tries gave Wasps, assured of seventh, a 13-0 lead. The hosts hit back as George …
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Fatal crash closes Highway 401 east of London
Middlesex County OPP is currently investigating a fatal collision on Highway 401 westbound just west of Dorchester Road in the Municipality of Thames Centre. The collision happened between a transport truck and a car at approximately 6:16 a.m. As a …
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Could London host the NEXT Olympic Games? Delays over Rio 2016 prompt
London has been approached by Olympic organisers to see if it could host the 2016 Games at the last minute, it emerged today. The enormous sporting event is due to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. However IOC chiefs are extremely concerned over …
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AMC Pilot 'Knifeman' to Shoot in London

AMC Pilot 'Knifeman' to Shoot in London
LONDON – AMC's Knifeman pilot will be the next high-end U.S. television show to shoot in the British capital. Film London, the U.K. government-backed agency tasked with growing London's production industries and attracting inward investment from the U …
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Body cameras to be worn by London police officers
Scotland Yard is beginning what it says is the world's biggest ever pilot programme into the use of portable cameras worn by police. A trial of the cameras will see 500 distributed to officers across 10 London boroughs. Firearm officers will also use …
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London 'is now Europe's capital of technology'
David Slater, director of international business development at investment agency London & Partners, said: “This shows that the whole Tech City initiative is gathering momentum. It is not just some Number Ten-sponsored PR — it is something you can …
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More Skyscrapers Come to London, but It May Not Serve the City
The biggest injection of money into the capital in its 2,000-year history has sent London soaring into the stratosphere. All along the Thames, from Canary Wharf in the east to Battersea and beyond in the west, skyscrapers have been sprouting from the …
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