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London Journal: The Red Phone Box, a British Icon, Stages a Comeback

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Once unwanted relics, the booths are being retooled in imaginative ways, including as cellphone repair shops, tiny cafes and defibrillator sites. Source: NYT > World
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London Journal: It’s a Royal Wedding! Ride a Tour Bus! Buy Some Cereal and Condoms!

She’s all for Harry and Meghan. “Cinderella has met her prince,” she said. “It could be anybody. That’s what’s so beautiful about it.” At another table, Liz Tunmer and Sue Gale, both from out of town, were on the bus courtesy [...]
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For a Black Girl in London, It’s the Summer of Meghan Markle

1 month ago | 0 comment
Ms. Markle is her new cause. In the weeks leading up to the wedding, she has pricked her ears to the media coverage, bristling at any criticism of Ms. Markle, including of her clothing. “I started getting mad, like, ‘Why are you criticizing [...]
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As Putin’s Opponents Flocked to London, His Spies Followed

3 months ago | 0 comment
“I think it’s sort of accepted that there are more spies in London now than there were at the height of the Cold War,” he said. “In the Cold War, it was quite difficult for Russians to move around the country, they were restricted [...]
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Trump Won’t Visit London for Embassy Opening, Citing Location

5 months ago | 0 comment
Ed Miliband, the former Labour Party leader, responded to Mr. Trump’s announcement on Twitter, saying: “Nope. It’s because nobody wanted you to come. And you got the message.” Nope it’s because nobody wanted you [...]
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Oxford Circus Station in London Reopens After Panicked Evacuation

7 months ago | 0 comment
Photo An armed police officer running down Oxford Street, a busy shopping street in central London, on Friday. Credit Daniel Leal-Olivas/Agence France-Presse — Getty [...]
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Losing London: Where Brexit Hurts: The Nurses and Doctors Leaving London

7 months ago | 0 comment
“I wonder,” she said. “Will it go back to that?” There are still more Europeans migrating into Britain than leaving. But, as in the N.H.S., arrivals are slowing and departures accelerating, said Madeleine Sumption, director of [...]
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In Brexit-Era London, a Mosque Sits Between Two Types of Hate

8 months ago | 0 comment
Slurs and spitting Sixteen days after the London Bridge attack, a man driving a van plowed over Muslims leaving a mosque in North London. One person died and nine others were injured. “I want to kill all Muslims,” the van driver had [...]
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London After Uber: Readers Speak Out

9 months ago | 0 comment
It’s the safest way for young people to get around after 10 p.m., as many don’t feel safe at the closest bus/Tube station, and other taxis (black cabs, Gett) are overpriced for young people on a budget. — Anastasia Georgievskaya, [...]
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Arrests in London Tube Bombing Stun a Suburban Town

9 months ago | 0 comment
The couple — he is 88 and she 71 — have been lauded for sheltering hundreds of young people, many from broken or troubled homes, over four decades starting in 1970. In 2009, they were named members of the Order of the British Empire, [...]