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5 things to know as the Tour de France hits London

LONDON (AP) — It may be as French as camembert, but the Tour de France is coming to London. Almost 200 speeding cyclists are set to race past the city's greatest landmarks, from the Tower of London to the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace.

A Paris Cafe Refused To Let Billionaire CEO Marc Benioff Eat There

Marc Benioff has been spending a few months in Europe this summer, throwing conferences, attending the opening of the new Salesforce.com Tower in London, and building data centers in the UK, France, and Germany. But neither his status...Show More Summary

Tower Hamlets: more allegations of obfuscation and electoral malpractice

Will investigators ever get to the bottom of what’s going on in Tower Hamlets? London’s most dubious borough has several ongoing inquiries into the alleged misuse of funds, electoral malpractice… Continue reading The post Tower Hamlets: more allegations of obfuscation and electoral malpractice appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Man Arrested After Car Full of Postal Voting Forms in Tower Hamlets

Police in the London borough of Tower Hamlets have found a car full of postal voting applications after stopping it in a routine search. The Sunday Telegraph reports that police claim to have found a "substantial number" of completed forms when they stopped the car in Westferry Circus on the Isle of Dogs. Show More Summary

SOM Picked to Build Polestar Tower in Sweden, the Country’s Tallest

The London office of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) has won an international competition to build one of the tallest skyscrapers in Scandinavia with their design, The Polestar Tower. The 60-storey, 230-meter high building is part of an urban revitalization

Skyscraper Evacuation At The Shard Forces 900 To Flee A False Fire Alarm In London

The skyscraper evacuation at The Shard apparently forced around nine hundred of its tenants and staff to flee the largest building in western Europe over a fake fire alarm. In a related report by The Inquisitr, when the Willis Tower skydeck’s glass floor began to crack under the pressure of its millions of visitors the

Arrests Over Electoral Fraud in Tower Hamlets

Two people have been arrested over alleged electoral fraud in Tower Hamlets. Police say a 38-year-old man and a 24-year-old man have been detained as part of a probe into alleged voting malpractice in the East London borough. Sky News...Show More Summary

Demi Lovato Announces New Fan Club After Tower of London Visit

Demi Lovato flashes a peace sign after a visit to the Tower of London on Saturday afternoon (May 31) in London, England. The 21-year-old musician picked up an official Bearskin hat, just like the the Royal Guards wear after her touristy trip during some down time. “I have a fan club now?!?! Join the #LovatoClub [...]

Tower Hamlets — London’s rotten borough?

What is going on in Tower Hamlets? Three days after the counting began, the borough has yet to return a complete set of results from Thursday’s elections. Counting for the… Continue reading The post Tower Hamlets — London’s rotten borough? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

London Borough Mayor Lutfur Rahman Re-Elected Amidst Electoral Controversy

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets has re-elected the allegedly extremist-linked mayor Lutfur Rahman, amidst allegations of electoral discrepancies in the area. Rahman, who has been the subject of numerous investigations, was re-elected moments ago in a close run-off with Labour opponent John Biggs. Show More Summary

VIDEO: Electoral Rules Breached in Tower Hamlets

Breitbart London earlier reported about election breaches in the London borough of Tower Hamlets, despite repeated reassurances from authorities in the area regarding increased police presences, and an overall clampdown on illegal practices. Show More Summary

EXCLUSIVE: Numerous Breaches of Election Rules At Polling Stations Across Tower Hamlets

TOWER HAMLETS, EAST LONDONTower Hamlets Council in East London has been accused of breaking its pre-election pledge to stop "enthusiastic campaigners" from standing outside polling stations, something the Returning Officer John Williams, who is in charge of electoral integrity, described as "intimidating for people". Show More Summary

The London Skyline Is Becoming a Collection of Expensive, Towering Penises

The Shard's inauguration ceremony (Photo via) There’s no better display of wealth than throwing millions at a great fucking tower of concrete and glass. In fact, it feels like there are plans for a new corporate skyscraper in LondonShow More Summary

EXCLUSIVE: New UKIP Poster Shows Big Ben Dominated by EU Flag

A new official UKIP poster can exclusively be unveiled by Breitbart London. The poster features the UK landmark of 'Big Ben', properly known as the Elizabeth Tower, with a huge European Union flag in its clock face. The poster playsShow More Summary

Shard Watch: The external glass panels protruding off...

The external glass panels protruding off of London's Renzo Piano-designed Shard tower have been found to have the somewhat unfortunate aspect of acting "as mirrors, giving a line of sight straight back into neighboring rooms" in the recently opened Shangri-La...

David Gandy Poses for New Photo by Olgac Bozalp

David by Bozalp–Shooting in Hackney Wick, an area between the boroughs of Hackney and Tower Hamlets in East London, British model David Gandy connects with photographer Olgac Bozalp for a new portrait. Captured in black & white, David...Show More Summary

Benedict Cumberbatch Supports Chef Jason Atherton at City Social Restaurant Launch!

Benedict Cumberbatch is dapper as he takes a moment to pose for a photograph while attending the launch of chef Jason Atherton‘s new restaurant City Social held at Tower 42 on Tuesday (April 29) in London, England. The 37-year-old actor was joined at the event by model David Gandy and Jason Atherton himself for a [...]

The Cricut Explore: a must-have gadget for crafters and Pinterest addicts

Last week the ShinyShiny team were invited into what can only be described as a crafting heaven, a Pinterest-lover's paradise, a DIY-nut's dream, you get the picture. At the top of the Millbank Tower in London, the team behind...

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