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1 hr ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

Pensioner camps out in cold for 21 hours to be first in line for house in new development

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.

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6 hrs ago | Newham Recorder

TRAVEL: Services hit on Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan lines

Morning Rush Hour travel on the London Underground has been disrupted for commuters in east London and the City by emergency work being carried out at King's Corss. There are no trains on the Hammersmith & City line between Baker Street and Barking while loose concrete is being removed from the roof at King's Cross station.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

WGBH

Will Scotland Vote To Cut The Cord?

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.

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Stuff.co.nz

Scottish independence: 'No' campaign ahead

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.

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Silicon Alley Insider

Here's The Wild New Plan To Connect New York's Boroughs With A $100 Million Gondola System

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.

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Rediff.com

Fare wars: It's the best time to fly abroad

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.

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IcNetwork

Contactless payments arrive on London's transport network

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.

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Londonist

Things To Do In London: Tuesday 16 September 2014

If you've not already done so, you can subscribe to these daily listings and have them delivered to your inbox at 7pm each evening, so you have enough time to plan for the day ahead. Alternatively, subscribe to Londonist Daily to hear about events further in the future.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Towerlight

Eye on London: Syd makes a splash

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."

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Mashable

London 2.0: A High-Tech Tour of the UK Capital

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.

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East Anglian Daily Times

Travel: Level crossing crash delaying evening trains between London and Norwich

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.

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Miltonkeynes Today

London Midland introduces temporary fare for off-peak passengers...

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.

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Bridgwater Mercury

CEO of Govia Thameslink Railway Charles Horton and Rail Minister Claire Perry at Blackfriars Station

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 .

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The First Post

Cameron heads to Aberdeen to save Union - and his own skin

Tory MPs are reportedly lining up with letters demanding the resignation of David Cameron if there is a Yes vote in Thursday's Scottish referendum, leaving the Prime Minister just four days to save his own skin. Under the Tory party rules for forcing a leadership challenge, 46 Tory MPs would have to write requesting a contest to Graham Brady, the chairman of the 1922 Committee of backbenchers.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Examiner.com

Visit both Oxford and Cambridge while in England

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.

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Mirror.co.uk

If only Scottish independence debate passion was channeled towards improving life for ALL of us

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.

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Stuff.co.nz

How to pack for a shopping holiday

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.

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Daily Mail

Former air stewardess flying to London for honeymoon kicked cabin...

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)

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The Baltimore Sun

EU legal fog lets Scots bank on politics to keep them in

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.

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Reuters

Europe changing shape whichever way Scotland goes

Whatever the outcome of this week's Scottish referendum on independence, the shape of Europe is changing as power ebbs away from old nation states, sparking a backlash in some places. If Scots vote "Yes" to splitting from England after 307 years of union, it will cause a political earthquake and whet appetites for self-rule from Catalonia to Flanders.

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