Tag: London

British PM accused of “distasteful” attempt to exploit victims of London Bridge attack

The family of one of the victims in the recent London attack spoke up against the apparent politicisation of their son's death. Jack Merritt (25), a former course coordinator for prisoner rehabilitation, was one of the two casualties during the attack on London Bridge last...

Transport for London rejects new licence for Uber

London's transport authority on Monday refused to renew an operating licence for the ride-hailing giant Uber because of safety and security concerns. "Transport for London (TfL) has concluded that it will not grant Uber London Limited (Uber) a new private hire operator's licence in response...

Dubai’s Princess runs to UK in fear for life

The wife of Dubai's ruler, Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum, Princess Haya Bint al-Hussein ran to the United Kingdom to hide in fear for her life, news reports say. The 69-year-old Sheikh Mohammed, a billionaire racehorse owner uploaded an angry poem on Instagram speaking about an...

London mayor approves ‘obscene’ ‘Trump baby’ to fly in London during President’s official visit to city

A 20-foot-tall orange inflatable baby with the face of President Donald Trump will fly next to Britain’s Houses of Parliament at Parliament Square Gardens during the President’s visit to the city on July 12. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, approved the request for the inflatable blimp...

Stumbling into new watering holes – A sneak peek at some of the world’s pub crawls

By Boshika Gupta A group of excited strangers begin their journey at night. They find a common meeting point, talk, drink together and make merry until it’s time to leave for the next bar. They will continue doing this for a few hours, hopping from...

Back from London… to some Singaporean surprises

Platform 65 is the new kid on the block for Singapore's performing arts scene and they are finding out how expensive it is to showcase their work locally. Started in London by Cui Yin Mok in 2011, their first performance in Singapore was a play...