GETTING TO KNOW WESTMINSTER

 

London is known as a beautiful place to visit and it never fails its visitors. Each town in London always offer good scenery and always amaze spectators. One of the famous places in London is the Westminster because of the many places that people can visit during their tour.

Westminster is a famous London borough located on the London region. It has a post town LONDON, postcode district SW1 and dialling code of 020.

Westminster is known as the centre of the United Kingdom government because it is the home of Palace of Westminster and major Government ministries. Westminster offers different educational institutions, Westminster School, one of the known English public schools in London and the University of Westminster.

Westminster is attracting many tourists because it known as the place where you can see the Elizabeth’s Tower or most commonly known as the Big Ben and the famous church Westminster Abbey. It is also the location for Westminster Cathedral a Roman Catholic Church, the shopping districts St James’s Palace, the National Gallery, Tate Britain, the Wallace Collection, Manchester Square and National Portrait Gallery. Westminster is also popular because of the parks that you can visit there like the Royal Park of London, the Green Park.

The name of Westminster derived from west Minster or monastery church located on St. Paul’s, west of the City of London. Westminster was once known as Thorney Island where Westminster Abbey was built and always held the traditional coronation of the kings and queens of England. Westminster belongs to Middlesex’s historic county. In 1965, it was established as a borough by the amalgamation of boroughs Paddington and St. Marylebone.

When the royal treasury and financial records were transferred from Winchester to Westminster, the Palace of Westminster became the principal royal residence. Then Parliament and England’s law courts were developed in the palace because of this London developed two central points, the City of London for financial economic and Westminster for political and cultural. The distinction remains even the palace became a Parliament’s seat.

The word Westminster is not only used for referring this particular place in London but it has many uses. Westminster is also used for referring the Parliament and the United Kingdom’s political community. It is also used on referring to the parliamentary model of democratic government that has evolved in the United Kingdom.

Westminster is a place in United Kingdom where it is located in the Central London and lying on the north bank of River Thames. It is in the southwest by west from the City of London’s St Paul’s Cathedral and southwest by south from Charing Cross.

Visiting Westminster can give you a chance to have a glimpse of the huge area. The outside of the famous structures in Westminster can simply drop your jaw because of its designs. You can also go to the famous zebra crossings where the Beatles had their photo taken for their album cover. You can also schedule your visit right in time for the festivals so you can experience their Trooping the Colour and London Pride Parade. Check on their calendar of Holidays so you can schedule your trip.

Westminster can offer lots of things for their visitors and each place in Westminster do not disappoint its visitors.

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Ftse 100 Lower At The Close On Weak Data – Yahoo News

British watchdog loses patience as asset managers flout fees rules – Yahoo News

Done FTSE 100 lower at the close on weak data 16 minutes ago View photo London’s FTSE 100 dropped 0.68 percent to close at 6,672.37 (AFP Photo/Leon Neal) London (AFP) – London’s leading share index dropped Thursday weighed by gloomy economic data while the Bank of England held interest rates at a record low. Markets fell across Europe on the back of weak industrial output data and a growing crisis at Portugal’s largest lender, Banco Espirito Santo. Sentiment was also weighed down as Chinese exports fell short of expectations. London’s FTSE 100 dropped 0.68 percent to close at 6,672.37 points after the Bank of England held interest rates as expected at a record-low 0.50 percent. France and Italy became the latest of Europe’s biggest economies to post poor output data, with Italian production falling the most since November 2012, official data showed. Germany and Britain have already issued disappointing figures for May, raising fears that Europe’s economic recovery may be stalling.
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Qatar cuts stake in London Stock Exchange by a third – Yahoo Finance

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THE COURIER/Jeanette Anderton The London City Council tabled discussion about a permit that would allow a Wal-Mart Express to be built on the west side of town. David Elrod, who represents the current property owners and Wal-Mart, will answer questions the council presented him Tuesday night during next month's meeting.

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LONDON MARKETS: Reader Alert: Combined Coverage Of U.K., European Stocks – NASDAQ.com

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DKV Sponsors Forum on Commercialising Longevity Research; Brings Together Scientists, Investors, Entrepreneurs and Celebrities – Yahoo Finance

“I was expecting a lot more people here,” he said. Alderman Daren Mooney said he was afraid the store would squash the smaller stores in town and then leave. “I just don’t see them staying there for an extended time, and during that duration while they’re running that trial run to test their profit margins we’re going to lose the other stores,” he said. “And then … we won’t have any fuel within eight miles of London.” Elrod responded by saying the Dollar General that was recently added hadn’t put other stores out of business. “Our store took a hit when Dollar General came in,” Mayor Price said. “Were they denied a permit?” Elrod asked.
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Given poor compliance with the regulations, Wheatley said that the FCA is now backing a European Union law to separate research and trading fees to encourage greater competition and transparency. Britain must comply with EU law in any case, but in the past the watchdog had been willing to “work with the grain of an industry-led solution”.
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European Stock Markets Dip At Open; London Down 0.05% – Yahoo News

London bombings memorial vandalised on ninth anniversary – Yahoo News

Please enter your Phone Number. Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done European stock markets dip at open; London down 0.05% 3 hours ago View photo Stock brokers work at the Frankfurt stock exchange on March 14, 2014 (AFP Photo/Boris Roessler) London (AFP) – European stocks weakened in opening trade on Monday, with London’s benchmark FTSE 100 index dropping just 0.20 percent to 6,851.95 points at 9:29 am.
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Obviously, we are very disappointed,” a spokeswoman for the Royal Parks said. The Metropolitan Police said it had launched an investigation into the graffiti, which is being treated as criminal damage. The memorial consists of 52 columns, one for each victim, grouped to reflect the four bombing sites — a packed bus and three London Underground subway trains.
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UK to investigate claims to child abuse cover-up – Yahoo News

Slovakia’s Peter Sagan was second with Australian Mark Renshaw, Omega Pharma-Quick Step’s main sprinter in the absence of Mark Cavendish who crashed out on Saturday, third. While Kittel tightened his early grip on the sprinters’ green jersey, Italian Vincenzo Nibali will wear the yellow one as the race leaves Britain for France after one of the most memorable starts in its history. Nibali, one of the biggest threats to Britain’s reigning champion Chris Froome, finished comfortably in the pack to retain his two-second lead.
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China’s arid north feeds water-rich south: Kemp – Yahoo News

Rain and snowfall is concentrated in south and south-western China, as well as along the east coast, which should be the most favorable regions for agricultural production. But these provinces have experienced the fastest industrialization and urbanization since reform and opening in 1979. Large amounts of farm land have been converted to industrial and residential use.
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Kittel leader of the pack on streets of London – Yahoo News

Home Secretary Theresa May is due to announce details of the inquiry Monday. It follows allegations that abuse claims that were handed to authorities were lost or destroyed to protect wrongdoers. Prime Minister David Cameron said investigators would leave “no stone unturned to find out the truth about what happened.” Britain has been wrestling with its collective conscience in the wake of revelations that several well-known figures used their positions to get away with abuse for years. Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris was sentenced to almost six years in prison last week after being convicted of 12 counts of abusing girls. Society & Culture
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Uk Economy Growing Solidly But Exports And Investment Slip – Survey – Yahoo News

London shares close lower on weak German figures – Yahoo News

While the BCC still expects that the economy grew 0.8 percent in the second quarter, in line with economists polled by Reuters and unchanged from the first quarter, it added that the risks of a smaller expansion have increased. “Unless investment and net exports make bigger contributions to growth, the recovery could stall,” added Kern. In May, the BoE forecast that growth would start to ease in the second half of the year. But last month BoE Governor Mark Carney said that there was little sign this was about to happen and that markets might have underestimated the chance of a rate rise this year.
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The park’s manager discovered the graffiti, including one slogan reading “Blair Lied Thousands Died,” at the memorial in London’s Hyde Park early Monday. Workers scrubbed off the red and black lettering just hours before a ceremony marking the anniversary was set to take place. Four suicide bombers also died in the synchronized bombings on London’s transit system on July 7, 2005. The monument is comprised of 52 stainless steel pillars, one for each of the victims, and cost nearly 1 million pounds ($1.7 million) when it was unveiled in 2009. Police have launched an investigation.
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Sir Marcel? Kittel wins last UK stage of Tour – Yahoo News

has disappointed markets with German industrial output falling 1.8 percent between April and May, significantly below market expectations of no change,” Huber said. “This reading from Germany is in line with the poor data reports out of the European powerhouse in recent weeks in areas such as unemployment data, business sentiment and factory orders.” SABMiller’s shares dropped 1.25 percent to 3,355 pence after news of a potential disposal. The Britain-based brewer announced that it will seek to sell its $1.09 billion stake in South African leisure division Tsogo Sun. Supermarket chain William Morrison shed 2.50 percent to 179.30 pence in the wake of a prediction German discounters Aldi and Lidl could soon outpace its market share. Tullow Oil led the FTSE fallers, losing 3.14 percent to 817.50 pence, while B and Q DIY chain owner Kingfisher went down 2.96 percent to 351 pence.
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Memorial to London’s July 7 terror victims defaced – Yahoo News

“Of course, that changes things for me, but also for the team.” Kittel is no threat for the yellow jersey. Like many sprinters, he struggles on climbs and fell nearly 20 minutes behind Nibali in the overall standings in an up-and-down ride on Sunday through the hills and dales of Yorkshire. View gallery Germany’s sprinter Marcel Kittel, center left in black and white jersey, sprints towards the fin Nibali’s biggest challengers for the prized leader’s shirt remain title-holder Chris Froome of Britain and Spain’s Alberto Contador, who finished with the same time as the Italian and Kittel in an 84-rider bunch. On Monday, the pack cruised nervously and let two breakaway riders go free on Monday. The duo was caught with about 6 kilometers (4 miles) left. EUROPEAN UNITY AMONG FANS?
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Memorial To London’s July 7 Terror Victims Defaced – Yahoo News

Tour de France: Marcel Kittel sprints through London for stage 3 win – Washington Times

The park’s manager discovered the graffiti, including one slogan reading “Blair Lied Thousands Died,” at the memorial in London’s Hyde Park early Monday. Workers scrubbed off the red and black lettering just hours before a ceremony marking the anniversary was set to take place.
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5 things to know about the Tour de France – Yahoo News

Nibali’s Astana team has made clear it will relinquish it very soon to let other teams control the race. “We won’t obviously try to defend the jersey,” said Astana manager Alexandre Vinokourov. “In Sheffield the other day, the main goal was to win the stage.
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TV entertainer Rolf Harris was sentenced last week to almost six years in prison after being convicted of 12 counts of abusing girls. Several recent cases in which gangs of men have been convicted of sexually exploiting girls in the care of local authorities also exposed failures by police and social services. And after the 2010 death of Liberal Democrat lawmaker Cyril Smith, prosecutors acknowledged that in 1970 eight men accused Smith of abusing them as teens.
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Motor racing-Caterham must change to survive – Kolles – Yahoo News

The General Electric logo that had been prominent went, along with Airbus and a string of Fernandes-owned businesses. Kolles said only paying partners remained on the cars – one of them mobile company Truphone whose investors include Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. “I am not here as a charity.
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UK to investigate claims of child abuse cover-up – Yahoo News

Of course, that changes things for me, but also for the team. Kittel is no threat for the yellow jersey. Like many sprinters, he struggles on climbs and fell nearly 20 minutes behind Nibali in the overall standings in an up-and-down ride on Sunday through the hills and dales of Yorkshire.
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Lindsay Lohan To Star In David Mamet’s ‘speed-the-plow’ In London - los Angeles Times

Four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening is no stranger to the stage having started her acting career in theater. Above, Bening performs a compilation of four Ruth Draper vignettes in “Ruth Draper’s Monologues,” scheduled to run through May 18 at the Geffen Playhouse. REVIEW: Annette Bening… (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times) Caption Zach Braff | ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ Paul Kolnik Zach Braff, left, with Nick Cordero, made his Broadway debut as David Shayne in the stage adaptation of Woody Allen’s 1994 film “Bullets Over Broadway.” Braff’s breakout role was playing Dr. John Dorian in the long-running television series “Scrubs.” REVIEW: ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ misses the…
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London’s population is booming, so what’s the solution? | Feargus O’Sullivan | Comment is free | theguardian.com

The Shibuya crossing in Tokyo

Tim P. Producers announced Thursday that Lohan will make her professional stage debut in September in David Mamet’s satirical drama “Speed-the-Plow.” A look at the former child star who’s all grown up The “Mean Girls” and “Freaky Friday” star, who has had well-documented troubles with alcohol, drugs and the law, will take the relatively small but complex role of an ambitious secretary in Mamet’s drama about two Hollywood producers trying to close a major deal. In the original 1988 New York production the role was played by Madonna. The 27-year-old former child star has had six stints in rehab and several brief periods in jail, and recently appeared in her own reality TV show. Her most recent movie was the universally panned “The Canyons.” One of her more memorable roles was in the teen comedy, “Mean Girls,” which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary . 2014 CBS Interactive Inc.
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Hank Baskett’s Transgender Mistress Ava London Wants You to Know She Didn’t Sleep with Him

A tenement building on the Lower East Side of New York City, 1966. Photograph: Everett Collection Historical/Alamy Tokyo’s postwar reconstruction and expansion took a different route altogether. Instead of large-scale developments built on a rigid grid system, Tokyo’s boom was powered by small-time building contractors and private individuals building single family homes, informal settlements which were gradually incorporated into the city as a whole.
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London’s New Designers 2014: Part 1 – Cool Hunting

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Tilly Blue , of Falmouth University, used her degree in Contemporary Crafts to create The Travel Collection, three pieces of furniture that can be easily folded or disassembled and carried to adapt to the lifestyle of modern-day nomads: a table folds into a suitcase, a bed rolls up into a duffel bag, a chair and seat pillow transform into a backpack . The designs were inspired by man-made objects that blend in with naturethe pillow has an abstract pattern representing a beach and an ocean full of buoys. Blue’s collection connects traditional woodworking ideas with conceptual design, creating a modern aesthetic with a reassuringly old-fashioned feel, reminiscent of camping trips and countryside adventures. Staffordshire Universitys Eva Radulova s Single breakfast set addresses a contemporary dilemmawith so many single households, why are most crockery sets designed for two or more people?
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Lindsay Lohan to make stage debut in London – CBS News

She insisted that she never slept with Hank and that, on that first meeting, they got intimate by pleasuring each other. However, she added, after that, he was determined to embark on a full-fledged affair with her and even promised her he would support her financially even though, only a few days later, she would find out he wasnt able to. Not without Kendras knowing, at least. These said, you might wonder what Londons problem is, why shes having her people threatening glossies with lawsuits. According to RumorFix , she wants the entire world to know that she and Hank never slept together, that the affair was never consummated this way. InTouch Magazine ran a story to the contrary a couple of days ago, including quotes from London, in which she seemed to be saying they had had relations several times. InTouch claims they spoke to Ava exclusively and she never spoke to them. Ava has spoken on the record and passed a polygraph with National Enquirer, this is the only media outlet she has spoken to, Londons rep, Gina Rodriguez, says for the e-zine.
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Prisoners Turn Painters As London Building Boom Adds Jobs – Bloomberg

Ive worked consistently since I finished a training program for current and former inmates, said Dorsett, 34. Before jail, the only career path was football and when that stopped, I didnt know what else to do, he said. Engineers, bricklayers and painters like Dorsett are finding eager employers in London as office and residential construction soars to levels not seen since before the financial crisis. Thats making life easier for workers with blemished resumes including ex-convicts trying to swap prison uniforms for workers overalls.
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London’s Rate Of Housing Inflation Hit Highest Level In Decade – Business Insider

Tim P. Producers announced Thursday that Lohan will make her professional stage debut in September in David Mamet’s satirical drama “Speed-the-Plow.” A look at the former child star who’s all grown up The “Mean Girls” and “Freaky Friday” star, who has had well-documented troubles with alcohol, drugs and the law, will take the relatively small but complex role of an ambitious secretary in Mamet’s drama about two Hollywood producers trying to close a major deal. In the original 1988 New York production the role was played by Madonna. The 27-year-old former child star has had six stints in rehab and several brief periods in jail, and recently appeared in her own reality TV show. Her most recent movie was the universally panned “The Canyons.” One of her more memorable roles was in the teen comedy, “Mean Girls,” which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary . 2014 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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Hank Baskett’s Transgender Mistress Ava London Wants You to Know She Didn’t Sleep with Him

Ava has spoken on the record and passed a polygraph with National Enquirer, this is the only media outlet she has spoken to, Londons rep, Gina Rodriguez, says for the e-zine. Because InTouch is claiming differently and because theyre refusing to run a retraction, London will be suing them. This exposes the dirty tricks and pathetic tactics of a desperate magazine and magazine editor who lied and broke the law in an attempt to get an interview, Rodriguez continues. Apparently, it was a reporter from InTouch on whom London called the police earlier this week, once she realized he was trying to get a surveillance camera from her apartment building to check if Hank had really visited her on the dates she claims he did.
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London’s New Designers 2014: Part 1 – Cool Hunting

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Staffordshire Universitys Eva Radulova s Single breakfast set addresses a contemporary dilemmawith so many single households, why are most crockery sets designed for two or more people? Nowadays people are more independent, she says. I wanted to make a product for one person that would be special. Her cups, pots, plate and bowls come in earthenware, bone china and black jasper, and have beautifully textured exteriors that contrast with the glazed insides for an interesting surface juxtaposition. Styled on cardboard cutout models, Glasgow School of Art-designer Francesca Stride s knitwear creations immediately caught our eye. The bright geometric patterns in striking color combinations stood out in a sea of florals, and the differing textures showcase Strides skills.
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Lindsay Lohan to make stage debut in London – CBS News

The price of a home in the capital was up by 18.5% year-on-year, the biggest jump on the measure since March 2003 and far in excess of the 6.7% annual growth recorded across England and Wales. The average cost of a home in greater London stood at 439,719, more than two-and-a-half times the national average. However, the monthly figures suggest the pace of house price growth in England and Wales has started to slow. The Land Registry said prices were up by 0.4% over the month, a fall from April’s figure of 1.5% , while in London the monthly changed dropped back from 4.2% to 2.5%. Many parts of the country recorded small drops, although in Ceredigion in Wales prices leaped by 5.9%.
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Ramadan Rush: Mega-rich Shoppers Descend On London – The Washington Post

Dior has limited-edition exotic skin handbags, and Louis Vuitton and Burberry are offering private client services. The Westfield mall one of Europes largest hopes to bring in record sales with the help of extra Arabic-speaking concierges and personal chauffeurs. For the really prolific shoppers, there is a hands-free service, which involves helpers who collect the shopping bags and help pack them in the car. Other cosmopolitan cities, like Paris or Dubai, also see their share of pre-Ramadan shopping. But analysts say London has become the favorite destination. Language is one reason most of the shoppers can speak English. But thats just part of it.
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London bank scandals aid ‘fintech’ dominance

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“They’re starting to partner with start-ups.” Examples include Santander’s deal with social payments company iZettle, BBVA’s purchase of digital bank Simple, and mobile payment firm Zapp’s partnership with banks like HSBC and Nationwide. Seedrs’ Lynn said banks know they have to innovate and this isn’t going to happen internally.
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London’s population is booming, so what’s the solution? | Feargus O’Sullivan | Comment is free | theguardian.com

The Shibuya crossing in Tokyo

Its developers are just fiddling while the citys affordable housing stock burns.’ Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Last year, the entire population of Carlisle moved to London. Well, that’s not strictly true, but an equivalent number of people did at least. According to Office for National Statistics figures released yesterday, Greater London’s population grew by 108,000 last year . That’s the highest rise since 1939, bringing the total number of London residents up to 8.4 million. Even if this scale of migration dips a little, London has a problem on its hands. Rents and property prices are skyrocketing, and housing is getting more cramped as people try to cope.
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Lindsay Lohan to star in David Mamet’s ‘Speed-the-Plow’ in London - Los Angeles Times

Michelle Williams made her Broadway debut as Sally Bowles in April as part of the revival of the revival of “Cabaret.” The production also features Alan Cumming, who was part of the 1998 revival, reprising his role as the decadent Master of Ceremonies. (Joan Marcus / Polk & Co.) Caption James Franco | ‘Of Mice and Men’ Richard Phibbs / Associated Press James Franco, left, with Jim Norton, made his Broadway debut in “Of Mice and Men” in March. REVIEW: ‘Of Mice and Men’ finds James Franco in CliffsNotes mode James Franco, left, with Jim Norton, made his Broadway debut in “Of Mice and Men” in March. REVIEW: ‘Of Mice and Men’ finds James Franco in CliffsNotes mode (Richard Phibbs / Associated Press) Caption Annette Bening | ‘Ruth Draper’s Monologues’ Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times Four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening is no stranger to the stage having started her acting career in theater.
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Lindsay Lohan To Star In David Mamet’s ‘speed-the-plow’ In London - los Angeles Times

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Four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening is no stranger to the stage having started her acting career in theater. Above, Bening performs a compilation of four Ruth Draper vignettes in “Ruth Draper’s Monologues,” scheduled to run through May 18 at the Geffen Playhouse.
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Prisoners Turn Painters as London Building Boom Adds Jobs – Bloomberg

Made on a v-bed knitting machine, the merino wool knits were inspired by Constructivist artist Varvara Stepanova, futurist Italian artist Tullio Crali and Japanese designer Issey Miyake, who would doubtlessly approve of the vibrant pleats. Textile design graduate Samon Yechi of Bath Spa University chose to show an assured collection of bowls and lampshades made from plastic sheets. The polyurethane designs were created through merging different plastics, with the idea of upcycling the ubiquitous material into stylish, useful everyday items. The patterns of the bowls resemble traditional woven baskets, and the line has already caught the attention of department store John Lewis. Though the lightness and sturdiness of the material make the bowls perfect for kitchenware, Most people want them to be decorative, Yechi says. After an accident on the slopes, Paula Fox , a Textile Design graduate at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, decided to create a unisex ski and snowboardwear collection in bright colors to promote safety and visibility.
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London FTSE ends higher despite DuPont warning – Yahoo News

Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done London FTSE ends higher despite DuPont warning 19 minutes ago . View photo File picture shows a broker monitoring market movements at BGC Partners in London, on August 5, 2011 (AFP Photo/Ben Stansall) London (AFP) – London shares closed slightly higher on Friday, despite traders taking note when New York opened lower following a profit warning from Dow heavyweight DuPont. The benchmark FTSE 100 index of top companies gained 0.34 percent to end the week at 6,757.77 points. DuPont’s shares tumbled 3.2 percent after the chemical and agricultural seed firm said second-quarter earnings would be below last year’s $1.28 per share and far under the $1.45 projected by analysts.
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There are sound economic and social arguments for measures that lessen housing poverty, poor conditions and disruptive population churn and help enable broad mixes of different income groups to live viably in all parts of the capital. But heres some more news from that Ipsos MORI survey. Asked which political party has the best housing policies for London, half the respondents said none or dont know and 44% said they didnt think politicians were that bothered about housing anyway. So how about a few brave souls speaking louder and more clearly in favour of measures that might make a real difference in London? You can imagine why they might be tenative. Just think what their opponents would howl.
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Lindsay Lohan to make stage debut in London – CBS News

Its going to go absolutely crazy out there. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg Homebuilders to private-equity investors are ramping up London construction as the U.K.s economic recovery drives job growth and home prices break records. Close Homebuilders to private-equity investors are ramping up London construction as the… Read More Close Open Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg Homebuilders to private-equity investors are ramping up London construction as the U.K.s economic recovery drives job growth and home prices break records. Engineers Needed Lawrence, who joined TClarke as a 16-year-old apprentice electrician, said the firm has hired five engineers in London this year, increasing the number in the city to 85 with plans to add more. Wages will probably rise, he said. The company will be working on Bloomberg LPs new London headquarters near the Bank of England in the City of London financial district. Dorsett says his jobs have ranged from refurbishing vacant government housing to plastering the exterior of apartment blocks.
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London’s New Designers 2014: Part 1 – Cool Hunting

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Tim P. Producers announced Thursday that Lohan will make her professional stage debut in September in David Mamet’s satirical drama “Speed-the-Plow.” A look at the former child star who’s all grown up The “Mean Girls” and “Freaky Friday” star, who has had well-documented troubles with alcohol, drugs and the law, will take the relatively small but complex role of an ambitious secretary in Mamet’s drama about two Hollywood producers trying to close a major deal.
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Lindsay Lohan To Star In David Mamet’s ‘speed-the-plow’ In London - los Angeles Times

London’s population is booming, so what’s the solution? | Feargus O’Sullivan | Comment is free | theguardian.com

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Michelle Williams made her Broadway debut as Sally Bowles in April as part of the revival of the revival of “Cabaret.” The production also features Alan Cumming, who was part of the 1998 revival, reprising his role as the decadent Master of Ceremonies. (Joan Marcus / Polk & Co.) Caption James Franco | ‘Of Mice and Men’ Richard Phibbs / Associated Press James Franco, left, with Jim Norton, made his Broadway debut in “Of Mice and Men” in March. REVIEW: ‘Of Mice and Men’ finds James Franco in CliffsNotes mode James Franco, left, with Jim Norton, made his Broadway debut in “Of Mice and Men” in March. REVIEW: ‘Of Mice and Men’ finds James Franco in CliffsNotes mode (Richard Phibbs / Associated Press) Caption Annette Bening | ‘Ruth Draper’s Monologues’ Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times Four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening is no stranger to the stage having started her acting career in theater.
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Business Insider Just Opened An Office In London’s ‘Silicon Roundabout’ — Come On In! – Business – Taunton Call – Taunton, MA

The city is actually moving backwards, bulldozing desperately needed social housing such as Elephant & Castle’s Heygate Estate to replace it with private flats and a feather-light dusting of (almost meaninglessly designated) affordable homes. Granted, there are cosy little plans like the proposed garden suburb at Ebbsfleet , but these fail by such a margin to match the city’s real needs, they’re a bit like dabbing TCP on a shark bite.
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London housing crisis: what price bold policies? | UK news | theguardian.com

Just think what their opponents would howl. More spending! Higher taxes! “Venezuela-style” rent controls! Concreting over the countryside!
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The people across the street have an even nicer roofdeck, but … Our roofdeck has another ladder that leads to another roofdeck! Here’s the view from the second roofdeck. Back inside, we have a small kitchen area in one corner.
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London House Prices Rise Most Since Before Northern Rock Run – Bloomberg

Despite claims that she would focus solely on her career next, since then, shes been seen out partying so much that many are convinced shes back to her old tricks already. If you too thought there was any truth to this, Lindsay is here to let you know that shes actually been working while in London. In fact, she mentions oh-so-casually in a new interview with the New York Times that shes about to make her big stage debut. The topic of the discussion is that of the London Fashion Week, with Lohan attending first-row several of the shows. Ms. Lohan said that she has been in London for several months, preparing for a potential appearance in David Mamets Speed-the-Plow in the West End in November.
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Sharing in London – what are the ‘must haves’ among renters? | Metro News

The figures dont reflect activity since the new MMR rules took effect on April 26. The new mortgage regime has lengthened the time needed to obtain a loan.
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A room that has space for couches and a dining table also effectively creates zones for those living in the house so not everyone needs to congregate in the same area. Dishwashers and washer / dryers are being requested more often, especially where there are more than two people living together. With many young professionals in the capital earning decent salaries, often they dont mind paying a bit extra for these mod-cons, especially if they are pooling their funds together. Location:Probably the biggest factor for the professional sharers market is where the property is located and how close it is to good transport links.
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London Calling: Sino-British Relations Start to Thaw – China Real Time Report – WSJ

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