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Share this article Share Thus, the scene was set for a sales bonanza which was reported this week to have broken all British records. For developer Galliard Homes, the event was a remarkable coup. Around half of the buyers were British with the rest coming from continental Europe and Asia Or rather they could claim to have honoured it. The truth, as I have discovered, is somewhat more complicated. Take Shu-Fen, for example.
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Now TfL have made the first digital images of their new trains available to the public. Bombardier won the contract, which is for both the supply of the 66 trains required and the running of Old Oak Common maintenance depot, back in February Not only do TfL have an option for another 17, but a variant of the stock has also been ordered for London Overground. There, 45 units will replace the s, s and s currently found on the Lea Valley and Gospel Oak — Barking lines, as well as the s on the Watford DC line.
Door space, viewed from the inside That May launch date for the new rolling stock is the same one as was first mentioned back in Bay seating viewed from the door space. As the mockups show, the trains will feature walk-through carriages and a mix of longitudinal and transverse seating. They also nicely highlight that you can think creatively about colour in train design without having to compromise on accessibility which is actually about contrast.
Bay seating and the wheelchair space. According to the accompanying press notes both free wifi and 4G services will be delivered on board, as will multiple wheelchair and luggage spaces. You can also find a flythrough video below.
The horizon will be stretching out to infinity, jet wash will be pouring dust into the air and the car will champ on its carbon-brake rotors, as Wing Commander Andy Green’s uniquely experienced hands take the titanium wheel for the first time in anger. What a moment that will be An artist’s impression of the Bloodhound at full chat Credit: That’ll be at the team’s UK test site, the 1.
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We have covered the North-Eastern arm of Crossrail on various occasions. The most recent of these was to look at the Crossrail launch plan. The western section out to Reading has its own issues and, of course, there was the official decision to extend Crossrail to Reading. What often gets overlooked, however, is the three short surface sections on the branch to Abbey Wood. This article attempts to do something to rectify this by looking at the two surface stations that are being built on this branch.
Not just a new underground railway The perception of Crossrail is generally of a new underground railway across London connecting existing lines outside the central area to form a cross London railway. This is largely true and accurate but two of the surface sections on the Abbey Wood branch provide a contrast to this with one completely new station and one completely rebuilt station including new additional platforms. As a result, there is considerable Crossrail station construction activity here and, of course, because it is on the surface, it can actually be easily seen.
This is the only completely new surface station on Crossrail. Entrance to station showing ticket gates and Excel on the right It is very logical to have Custom House station on the surface. Firstly, the land was available as the North Woolwich end of the North London Line had closed a few years earlier — the area now being served by new nearby DLR services. Thirdly, Crossrail utilises the existing but disused Connaught Tunnel under the Royal Docks and it is easier to link into this on the surface than attempt a sub-surface connection.
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Summer in London is one of those wonderful things – a rare glimpse of the sun and everybody gets alfresco fever! The parks are full, the shorts are on and every pub garden is packed.
London boasts myriad historical sites, art galleries, sporting attractions, world-class restaurants and eateries, high fashion outlets, and cultural events. Its permanent collection, numbering some 8 million works, is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence and originates from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present.
Its dedication to Paul the Apostle dates back to the original church on this site, founded in AD The present cathedral, dating from the late 17th century, was designed in the English Baroque style by Sir Christopher Wren. Its construction, completed in Wren’s lifetime, was part of a major rebuilding programme in the City after the Great Fire of London.
Tower Bridge Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London built between and The bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London and has become an iconic symbol of London, resulting in it sometimes being confused with London Bridge, situated some 0. Tower Bridge is one of five London bridges now owned and maintained by the Bridge House Estates, a charitable trust overseen by the City of London Corporation.
It is the only one of the Trust’s bridges not to connect the City of London directly to the Southwark bank, as its northern landfall is in Tower Hamlets.
Bellm is best known for her fashion photography and nudes, and Night Sky Rising will feature several nude portraits as well as photographs taken all over the world, from Iceland to New Zealand. Part of a trio of works starting at 8pm. For the fourth year running, the spectacle will showcase over 30 works from some of the most innovative artists across the globe working in light art today, including several UK firsts.
The illuminations can be discovered in an array of different locations, simply pick up a map when you arrive or download one from the website. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart arrives determined to make a splash.
Foreword. On 30th October , Bermondsey Riverside became the first part of the London Docklands Urban Development Area to be handed on by the London Docklands Development Corporation at the completion of its remit.
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Pierce Brosnan and wife Keely Shaye Smith looked the picture of happiness as they enjoyed an intimate moment while soaking up the sun in Hawaii.. The former James Bond actor, 64, was snapped.
Pierce and Keely live on the Hawaiian island of Kauai Get celebs updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Pierce Brosnan and wife Keely Shaye Smith looked the picture of happiness as they enjoyed an intimate moment while soaking up the sun in Hawaii.
The former James Bond actor, 64, was snapped planting a kiss on his bikini clad wife of 15 years after they took a dip in the ocean during a sunsoaked afternoon at their tropical island getaway. Pierce was looking tanned as he strolled along the sand in his grey swimming drunks, while journalist Keely, 53, wore a black two piece for their day at the beach. They were later seen walking hand in hand.
We have a beautiful Garden of Eden and the sea is at my feet. Keely is a gardener and I do my painting in my little grass hut on the beach — and look like Simon Cowell!
Controversy[ edit ] Anthropologist Helen Fisher in What happens in the dating world can reflect larger currents within popular culture. For example, when the book The Rules appeared, it touched off media controversy about how men and women should relate to each other, with different positions taken by New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd  and British writer Kira Cochrane of The Guardian. Sara McCorquodale suggests that women meeting strangers on dates meet initially in busy public places, share details of upcoming dates with friends or family so they know where they’ll be and who they’ll be with, avoid revealing one’s surname or address, and conducting searches on them on the Internet prior to the date.
In the old working-class neighbourhoods of Sant Pere and El Born the scent of freshly baked bread filled the winding cobbled lanes as dawn broke and the city yawned awake.
The city is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and its popularity has increased over the years due to economic growth. Greater London covers an area of square miles square kilometers , making it the 37th largest urban area in the world. The Millennium Bridge, infamously known as the “Wobbly Bridge. London lies within the bowl of the London Basin, 50 miles 80km upriver from its mouth at the Nore, where the English Channel joins the North Sea.
The center of the basin is dominated by the modern valley of the Thames, which forms a level corridor running from west to east. The modern floodplain is around half a mile wide to the west of Greater London, expanding to two miles wide to the east. This is bordered by slightly higher and older terraces often extending several miles from the floodplain, for example in Hounslow and Southwark.
London has a temperate marine climate, like much of the British Isles, with regular but generally light precipitation throughout the year—unlike the rest of the United Kingdom and even the nearby coast. The warmest month is July, with an average temperature range of The Thames, a navigable river flowing west to east across the London Basin, is tidal, rendering London vulnerable to flooding.
Significant right bank tributaries include the Mole, Wandle, Ravensbourne, and the Darent and its tributary the Cray.