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A PENSIONER camped out in the cold for 21 hours to make sure she was first in line for a new Kendal housing development. Jean Heseltine, 60, waited all night for the moment when properties on 'The Beeches' development were released to customers at a launch event.
A tourist wears a poncho decorated with the national flag of Scotland to shelter from the weather in Edinburgh, Scotland on Monday. It's pouring in Edinburgh, and the fog is so thick you can barely see to the end of the block.
Three polls on voting intentions for this week's referendum on Scottish independence all showed the "no" campaign leading the "yes" side by 52 per cent to 48 per cent when excluding undecided voters. The results of the surveys, by ICM for Wednesday's edition of the Edinburgh-based Scotsman newspaper, Opinium for the Daily Telegraph of London, and Survation for the Daily Mail underscore how close the result could be in Thursday's ballot.
Real estate firm CityRealty has unveiled a proposal for an urban gondola system, known as the East River Skyway , that would connect Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. The design was presented at the Massey Knakal Brooklyn Real Estate Summit by Daniel Levy, president of CityRealty, and was inspired by the efficiency of high-speed gondolas in London, Rio de Janeiro, and Germany.
While Tigerair announced a special one-way base fare of Rs 10 only to Singapore for Indian passengers to commemorate completion of decade-long operations, Qatar Airways launched a global promotional offer of up to 25 per cent savings on its tickets to over 140 destinations across the world. Tigerair's Rs 10 one-way fare offer to Singapore would be applicable only on round trip tickets from India, under which the fare could be as low as Rs 7,499 including taxes, the airline said in a statement.
Busy Wharfers will now be able to make more convenient journeys as Transport for London introduced contactless payments this morning on Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and National Rail services that accept Oyster. The new option means there is no longer the need to spend time topping up Oyster balances because fares are charged directly to payment card accounts.
Having to actually attend classes last week put a serious damper on all the fun I was having during my first week. Why do I need to go to class when I can just as happily drink my way through all the pubs in London? Because I am double majoring in journalism and general design, I am taking courses that apply to both of those concentrations, including "Arts and Entertainment Journalism."
The city of London may be more the 2,000 years old , but there's way more to it than medieval towers, cathedrals, bridges and an impressively large clock. Beyond the centuries of culture and layers of classic charm , is a city burgeoning with innovation.
A vehicle hitting a set of railway level crossing barriers has caused disruption to trains between London Liverpool Street and Norwich. The affected crossing is between Diss and Norwich but the knock-on effect has had an impact on services across the Great Eastern Main Line.
Off-peak rail users can travel between Milton Keynes and London Euston for less, thanks to a new temporary fare which is being introduced by rail operator London Midland. From Sunday, September 21, passengers will be able to take advance of a new off-peak single ticket priced at just A 12 - the cheapest off-peak single fare available.
CEO of Govia Thameslink Railway Charles Horton, centre, and Rail Minister Claire Perry have a discussion with a commuter at Blackfriars Station And one irate passenger took his frustration out on Rail Minister Claire Perry as she helped launch the new franchise at Blackfriars station in London. Covering routes both north and south of London, the franchise - the biggest on the network - is run by Govia and is called Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern .
To this day, prospective students are not allowed to apply to both Oxford and Cambridge in any given university admissions round. However, clever visitors can go to both and most definitely should! Oxford and Cambridge are easily reached on a day trip from London.
Mirror associate editor Kevin Maguire believes the unprecedented interest in politics created by Thursday's referendum was targeted on the real big issues The 1949 film starring Stanley Holloway and Margaret Rutherford about a bit of London declaring independence was an Ealing Comedy. Waking up on Friday to find the divisive flag of Nationalism flying over Scotland would be a Hammer House of Horrors on both sides of the newly erected border.
It is the task that strikes fear in the heart of even the most hardy woman - packing for a shopping holiday. Even after you have been through the arduous task of narrowing your heaving wardrobe down to just a suitcase full of essentials, you must force yourself to rethink the equation, factoring in those items you might be planning to buy, as well as those you will inevitably pick up along the way and how you are going to lug all that booty home again.
Around the world for A 1MILLION: The outrageous eighty-four day trip featuring TWELVE countries and FIVE continents Water way to travel! Enjoy the views above and below the sea's surface in this TRANSPARENT kayak 'Start as young as possible': Adventurous Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer on the importance of travel Sit near a baby, arrive early for check-in and wear a cashmere shawl or linen jacket: 15 insider tips on how to get upgraded to First Class WITHOUT paying Is this the future of in-flight entertainment? The air travel HELMET which cancels out all other noise Is this the end of Ryanair's 'in your face' yellow interiors? Budget airline to include images of happy, smiley people on plane walls as part of image makeover to improve customer experience 'Like the spitfire, she is a legend in her time': Aviation enthusiasts get another chance to fly with one of the world's last two ... (more)
If Scots vote for independence, it will be in part because they believe assurances that their small Atlantic peninsula can quit the United Kingdom without ever leaving the secure embrace of the European Union . That, however, is not how the EU's top executive sees it.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 07:16 am
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