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North Korea Not Laughing At Kim Jong Un ‘Bad Hair’ Ad

North Korea Not Laughing At Kim Jong Un ‘Bad Hair’ Ad

LONDON — North Korea has made a diplomatic appeal to the British government to get a London salon out of its hair. The country’s diplomats have complained to the Foreign Office about a hairdressing salon that put up a poster poking fun at distinctively coiffed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Barber Karim Nabbach stands […]

It’s Not The Ticket

It’s Not The Ticket

LONDON UNDERGROUND plans to close every one of its ticket offices and to axe 6,000 jobs. According to rail union TSSA and the Labour party, Tube bosses are considering the move, affecting 268 ticket offices, which will be replaced with about 20 “travel centres” at major stations such as Kings Cross and Waterloo. London Underground […]

Justin Bieber Apologises For Late Arrival At London Show

Justin Bieber Apologises For Late Arrival At London Show

JUSTIN BIEBER apologised to his young fans  – and their outraged, overtired parents  – after they accused him of taking the stage inconsiderately late for a concert in London earlier this month. The singer insisted he had only been 40 minutes behind schedule, and blamed “technical issues.” But, he added in a tweet to his […]

UJ’s American in the UK

UJ’s American in the UK

Born in sunny California to a Liverpudlian and Texan, I think I have a different take on life. I have been raised with the best of both worlds, and am lucky enough to have dual nationality, but consider myself American through and through. I grew up in America and spent summers in the UK. Since […]

London Life

Scandals At The BBC IT HAS been a bad month for the BBC. First they had the scandal of entertainer Jimmy Savile being allowed to continue working in spite of reports that he was a paedophile. Then came the Lord McAlpine story – he was wrongly accused of sexually abusing children, and received an apology […]

Damaged Shop From Riots Rises From Flames

Damaged Shop From Riots Rises From Flames

DURING last year’s riots a furniture store in London became the focus when it was vandalized and set alight. But, last month young people of the area, in Croydon, showed their support for the House of Reeves, which had been doing business on the same corner for over 100 years. Thousands of youngsters have stuck […]

Rolling Stones Crank Up New Shows In New York, London

Rolling Stones Crank Up New Shows In New York, London

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Rolling Stones are set to play a series of four concerts this coming November in New York and London, Billboard reported on Thursday. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood, who this year are celebrating the band’s 50th anniversary, will play two dates at London’s O2 arena and […]

Hawking, Pistorius Open London’s Paralympics

Hawking, Pistorius Open London’s Paralympics

By Tom Pilcher LONDON (Reuters) – Wheelchair-bound physicist Stephen Hawking and South Africa’s ‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius were among the luminaries on hand for the opening on Wednesday night of the biggest Paralympics in the 11-day competition’s history. Hard on the heels of the hard-act-to-follow London 2012 Olympics, the Paralympics got off to a rousing […]

London Could Get Its Own NFL Franchise – UK Chief

London Could Get Its Own NFL Franchise – UK Chief

By Mark Pangallo LONDON (Reuters) – London is one step closer to getting its own NFL franchise, with the sport’s UK managing director Alistair Kirkwood saying on Thursday that the sport’s global expansion plans are slowly ticking all the right boxes. The Jacksonville Jaguars are the latest team to make London a permanent home away […]

Satisfaction And Sorrow As London Says Goodbye To Games

Satisfaction And Sorrow As London Says Goodbye To Games

By Mike Collett-White and Maria Golovnina LONDON (Reuters) – London looked back on the Olympics on Monday with satisfaction and sorrow, confident it had hosted a successful Games yet aware that the 17-day party was over and it was back to the reality of economic recession and painful spending cuts. As thousands of athletes flew […]

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