LONDON LIFE

 

Ramadan Fasting Causes Train Driver to Derail



UK, LONDON LIFE August 19, 2016


(Photo: Pixabay) A train derailment at Paddington station in June was caused by a driver fasting for Ramadan.  Railway safety chiefs have investigated the incident involving a driver passing a signal on red - leading to hug...

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Interview: Xin Lili, Shanghai Ballet's Director



LONDON LIFE August 19, 2016


The critically acclaimed Shanghai Ballet makes a welcome return to London this week. And with tickets selling out fast - we have an exclusive promo code for listeners! If you would like to catch one of the six performances o...

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24 Hour Tube Starts Tonight



UK, LONDON LIFE August 19, 2016


After months of delays, the night tube in London will finally start this evening. Plans for 24 hour tube services were initially announced in 2013, and have been repeatedly rescheduled since then. The service will initially run ...

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Interview: Patrick de Bana of The Shanghai Ballet



LONDON LIFE, COMPETITION August 18, 2016


(Photo: Patrick de Bana) The critically acclaimed Shanghai Ballet makes a welcome return to London this week. And with tickets quickly selling out - we have an exclusive promo code for listeners.  If you would like to ...

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Prickster... Cactus Shop for Hipsters opens in London



UK, LONDON LIFE August 18, 2016


London's first shop dedicated to selling cacti (or cactuses, if you prefer) has opened in the hipster-central area of Dalston. The Evening Standard reports that Gynelle Leon opened the shop after a year long apprenticeship at a f...

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