A CLOTHING company flogging stab-proof hoodies is booming after more than 100 people were slaughtered in Lawless London this year. Bladerunner has seen sales soar by 22 per cent following the bloodshed in the capital. The specialist jackets and Kevlar-lined gloves to disarm knifemen have been snapped up by terrified Londoners and mosques and synagogues fearing Islamophobic or anti-Semitic attacks. The anti-slash hoodies cost £80 and come with a stab-proof vest to protect against puncture wounds to the front and back. Managing Director Lee Marks, 69, said: "What we have found is we are getting a lot of enquiries and sales of anti-slash gloves as people want to defend themselves from these attacks. "We are getting a lot of sales to police, the MOD, security personnel and members of the public. "We've also had a lot of enquiries from mosques and synagogues who are very concerned about security - particular when come together for events - from right wing extremist … [Read more...] about Website selling stab-proof hoodies and gloves sees massive spike in demand after more than 100 murders in Lawless London
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WorldBritain’s largest socialist bookshop was attacked by far-right protesters on Saturday.Bookmarks disclosed the news on social media, posting details on the incident on its official Facebook and Twitter feeds.According to the owners of the bookshop, approximately a dozen protesters attacked the store in the center of London, wrecking up displays and ripping books and magazines to pieces.Located on on Bloomsbury Street, the shop is approximately a five minutes walk away from the British Museum and just over 10 minutes from other famous London landmarks Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus.Recommended Slideshows76The Most Powerful Military Forces in the World59The 25 Most Powerful Passports in the World61Every World Press Photo Winner Ever: 60 Images That Define Our World“About 6:45 [local time] this evening Bookmarks Bookshop was attacked by about a dozen masked wearing fascists,” a post on the shop’s official Twitter account read.“They … [Read more...] about Far-right Protesters Attack Socialist Bookshop in Central London
TOXIC air pollution can cause serious health problems including stunted lung growth and cancer, experts say. But what causes the toxic air and what is are the measures being called for to tackle it? Where in London has the worst smog? Central London tends to have the worst smog as it is the most heavily built-up area. Pollution can build up in London when it becomes trapped between buildings, especially during still weather. Enclosed streets with large amounts of diesel traffic tend to be the worst-hit. The City of London is the worst-hit area, with 8.3 per cent of deaths caused by manmade pollution in 2013 and 14. Surrounding boroughs Camden, Islington, Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Southwark all came in around the 7 per cent mark. Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea also neared 8 per cent each. Boroughs furthest from the city centre are the least at risk of smog. What is toxic air pollution and how is it caused? Hazardous pollutants from industrial facilities … [Read more...] about Where in London has the worst smog, what is toxic air pollution and how has the heatwave affected health levels?
News / UK and world by Press Association July 6, 2018, 3:50 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Goldman Sachs has hired 150 extra staff in London as it prepares the launch of its first consumer bank account in the UK. The Wall Street giant has secured a base of 100 management, IT and product development staff through mix of internal and external hires, with an extra 50 staff having been employed to run its customer service call centre. Further hiring is expected as the digital bank – which is set to launch later this summer – grows. All staff working for the Marcus by Goldman Sachs brand will be based at Goldman’s current central London offices, but will follow the rest of the bank’s team when they move to their new nine-story site off Farringdon Street next year. The retail bank operations will be headed up by former TSB director Des McDaid. The Marcus brand – named after one of … [Read more...] about Goldman Sachs hires 150 London staff ahead of UK retail banking launch
London is a city of architectural contrasts, with historic palaces and churches that have remained unchanged for hundreds of years standing cheek-by-jowl with cutting edge skyscrapers. The city's skyline is in constant flux, peppered by a never-ending line-up of quirkily-named towers: Gherkin, Cheesegrater, Walkie Talkie, Scalpel, Can of Ham… The rate of construction is so rapid that it can feel chaotic. If there is anyone who can make sense of all the new development, it must be aerial photographer Jason Hawkes. He has been documenting the city’s changing architecture from the air for more than two decades. Hawkes says: “I’ve been photographing London for 20 years and, in that time, I've seen some incredible changes to the skyline of the city. I fly in AS355 helicopters with the doors open, at heights ranging from around 450 feet up to 2,500 feet. It's quite a challenging environment to shoot from, very noisy, windy, and sometimes even a little … [Read more...] about London From the Air: Stunning New Images by Renowned Aerial Photographer Jason Hawkes