The Day of the Box

Posted on Nov 2, 2016 in latest | Comments Off on The Day of the Box

80 years ago today – at 3pm, to be precise – the first British television programme was broadcast. Calling all telly-lovers! If you can bear to drag yourself off the sofa and away from the box this evening, Ally Pally is celebrating 80 years since the very first live television broadcast – and you can still […]

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Diwali in London

Posted on Oct 28, 2016 in latest | Comments Off on Diwali in London

Diwali or Deepavali is the Hindu festival of lights celebrated every year in autumn in the northern hemisphere, this year on the 30th October. If you want to really inhale the atmosphere of this positive and happy celebration get yourself to Southall Broadway in West London. Diwali is timed to coincide with the new moon in […]

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Save our Clowns!

Posted on Oct 16, 2016 in latest | Comments Off on Save our Clowns!

Being a clown is no laughing matter during the “creepy clown” craze. Several incidents involving “killer clowns” have been reported across London, including a teen brandishing a chainsaw in Uxbridge and a pair of schoolgirls being chased by a clown with a knife in Hither Green. The profession has mounted a fight back of sorts, […]

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Jews, Irish and Socialists of Cable Street

Posted on Oct 4, 2016 in latest | 2 comments

Trouble was brewing in Cable Street, London 80 years ago on this day. In the early morning of October 4th, 1936, thousands of black-shirted fascists mustered around the Tower of London. Awaiting them in the East End were Jews, union men and communists. Oswald Mosley, leader of the British Union of Fascists, had declared October […]

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Frank Pick of The Underground

Posted on Oct 3, 2016 in latest | Comments Off on Frank Pick of The Underground

A man described as the “forgotten visionary of London transport” is set to be honoured with a memorial in Piccadilly Circus Tube station. As managing director of London Underground in the early 20th century, Frank Pick introduced the branding, classic red logo and map design which are recognised globally today. Sam Mullins, director of the […]

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Tube Chat Shock! Horror!!

Posted on Oct 1, 2016 in latest | Comments Off on Tube Chat Shock! Horror!!

Badges from a mystery source encouraging passengers to talk have elicited calls for ‘do not disturb’ signs – but not everyone is against! I'd rather chew my right arm off then be seen talking to someone on the tube. #tube_chat https://t.co/VQdRrDkAF8 — Paul (@Paul1Singh) September 29, 2016 The perception of the London commuter as an […]

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Tank at Trafalgar

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 in Britain | Comments Off on Tank at Trafalgar

On this day 100 years ago the first tank was used in warfare. A replica tank rolled into Trafalgar Square to mark 100 years since the armoured vehicles were first used in the theatre of war. The tank is a model of the Mark IV which was first used on the battlefield as part of […]

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Cats of the Underground

Posted on Sep 12, 2016 in latest | Comments Off on Cats of the Underground

London Underground commuters found their journey this Monday morning was particularly CAT! A small subset of commuters in London had a good Monday. Rather than being plastered all over with advertisements, South London’s Clapham Common tube station is suddenly covered in cats. There are more than 60 adverts displaying cute kittens and cats from every […]

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Bike rage in London

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 in latest | Comments Off on Bike rage in London

Driving in Central London can be a hazardous occupation, particularly if you experience Bike rage. There are many on the road who drive badly and the selfishness and self obsession that they have in their own lives spills over even though they are sharing public space. So there is “Company Car Man” who no matter […]

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Grumpy mice on The Tube

Posted on Aug 28, 2016 in latest | Comments Off on Grumpy mice on The Tube

Be careful what you wish for as London’s most fearless rodents are about to get very grumpy. While London’s humans are celebrating  the 24 hour weekend the mice on the Tube are less than happy, as far as we can tell! It has been estimated that around half a million mice are living across the […]

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The Eagle On London

Schools to Prison on the Tube

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Happy Birthday Karl Marx

Posted on May 5, 2018 in latest | 18 comments

Millicent Fawcett

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Labour anti-Semitism – the morning after

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The Eagle on Ireland

The Longest Day

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Bloomsday 2019

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My Old Man

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An Irish song for May Day!

Posted on May 1, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on An Irish song for May Day!