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23 Jun 2017
16:43
IP: 46.229.168.73
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Post from Embankment
Charing Cross delays: Signal problem causes Southeastern rush hour meltdown on hottest day of the year
Commuters faced evening rush hour travel chaos on Wednesday as signalling problems sent the system into meltdown and frustrated passengers were left sweltering in the heat.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/charing-cross-delays-signal-problem-causes-rush-hour-meltdown-on-hottest-day-of-the-year-a3570266.html
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23 Jun 2017
13:19
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Bayern target Alexis Sanchez can play for 'any team'... but Shkodran Mustafi hopes he stays at Arsenal
Shkodran Mustafi claims Alexis Sanchez would have his pick of elite clubs if the forward were to leave Arsenal this summer, but has pleaded with the Gunners star to stay.

http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/bayern-target-alexis-sanchez-could-play-for-any-team-shkodran-mustafi-hopes-for-arsenal-a3570516.html
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23 Jun 2017
02:33
IP: 84.201.133.67
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Post from Charing Cross
Brentford goalkeeper saves man from drowning while on holiday
When Brentford shot-stopper Daniel Bentley is not saving goals on the pitch, he is saving lives off it. The Bees keeper saved a man from drowning whilst on holiday last Friday (June 16).

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/15365730.Brentford_goalkeeper_saves_man_from_drowning_while_on_holiday/?ref=rss
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23 Jun 2017
01:09
IP: 207.46.13.43
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Post from Covent Garden
Teachers from this school are on strike amid cuts and a mass exodus of staff
Teachers on strike from Forest Hill School took their picket line to the Department for Education (DfE) to demand emergency funds.

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/15365230.Teachers_from_this_school_are_on_strike_amid_cuts_and_a_mass_exodus_of_staff/?ref=rss
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23 Jun 2017
00:52
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Tottenham have been warned they have only until the end of June to agree a deal for Espanyol goalkeeper Pau Lopez.
Tottenham have been warned they have only until the end of June to agree a deal for Espanyol goalkeeper Pau Lopez.

http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/tottenham-given-deadline-to-complete-62m-pau-lopez-deal-a3569006.html
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23 Jun 2017
00:52
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Croydon Council praised by Jeremy Corbyn for its decision to install fire sprinklers in tower blocks.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has today commended Croydon Council for its decision to install fire sprinklers in its tower blocks.

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/15362212.Croydon_Council_praised_by_Jeremy_Corbyn_for_its_decision_to_install_fire_sprinklers_in_tower_blocks_/?ref=rss
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22 Jun 2017
22:37
IP: 216.244.66.237
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Post from Goodge Street
South east London and north Kent's most notorious unsolved murders
A lot of murders are solved promptly but some cases continue to haunt the public for years to come.

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/15362304.South_east_London_and_north_Kent_s_most_notorious_unsolved_murders/?ref=rss
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22 Jun 2017
18:46
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Kid's as young as 11 could get a vote in Croydon
Kids as young as 11 could soon have their chance to vote in Croydon elections.

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/15361446.Kid__39_s_as_young_as_11_could_get_a_vote_in_Croydon/?ref=rss
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22 Jun 2017
18:31
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Post from Temple
Following in Ashley Cole's footsteps? Arsenal reveal Sead Kolasinac's shirt number
New Arsenal signing Sead Kolasinac has followed in the footsteps of Ashley Cole by picking the No31 shirt.

http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/following-in-ashley-coles-footsteps-arsenal-reveal-sead-kolasinacs-shirt-number-a3570126.html
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22 Jun 2017
17:06
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Theresa May's plans to axe free school meals ditched from Queen's speech
Theresa May's plan to axe universal free school meals for four- to seven-year-olds has been dumped from the Queen's Speech.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/theresa-mays-plans-to-axe-free-school-meals-ditched-from-queens-speech-a3568931.html
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22 Jun 2017
16:54
IP: 164.132.161.30
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Post from Charing Cross
These are the big transport developments Bexley Council says the borough needs from TfL
A Crossrail extension, improvements to train services, more river crossings, more buses to hospitals, and provisions for electric cars are amongst the many demands Bexley Council have submitted to TfL.

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/15361663.These_are_the_big_transport_developments_Bexley_Council_says_the_borough_needs_from_TfL/?ref=rss
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22 Jun 2017
07:37
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Post from Leicester Square
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho refutes tax fraud claims during Real Madrid stint
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho refutes tax fraud claims during Real Madrid stint

http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/manchester-united-boss-jose-mourinho-refutes-tax-fraud-claims-during-real-madrid-stint-a3569451.html
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22 Jun 2017
07:16
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Post from Russell Square
Hillsborough campaigners urge justice for Grenfell victims
Margaret Aspinall (pictured) urged relatives to use the example of Hillsborough to ensure those responsible were held to account after at least 79 people died in the west London fire.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4618836/Hillsborough-campaigners-urge-justice-Grenfell-victims.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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22 Jun 2017
05:46
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Post from Piccadilly Circus
Piers Morgan blames hot weather as GMB goes into meltdown
GMB hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid were forced to apologise to viewers as the show was blighted by technical problems caused by their equipment overheating due to the hot weather.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4624436/Piers-Morgan-blames-hot-weather-GMB-goes-meltdown.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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22 Jun 2017
04:25
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Post from Tottenham Court Road
Daughter pays tribute to 'sturdy, reliable and supportive' father
Tributes have been paid to a dentist well-loved for his community spirit following his death.

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/15362071.Daughter_pays_tribute_to__sturdy__reliable_and_supportive__father/?ref=rss

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VIEW THE LEICESTER SQUARE AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE LEICESTER SQUARE AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE LEICESTER SQUARE AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE LEICESTER SQUARE AREA IN THE 1860s
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Leicester Square

Leicester Square is a pedestrianised square in the West End of London.

Leicester Square is named after Robert Sidney, 2nd Earl of Leicester, who purchased four acres in St. Martin's Field in 1630; by 1635, he had built himself a large house, Leicester House, at the northern end. The area in front of the house was then enclosed, depriving inhabitants of St Martin in the Fields parish of their right to use the previously common land. The parishioners appealed to King Charles I, and he appointed three members of the Privy Council to arbitrate. Lord Leicester was ordered to keep part of his land (thereafter known as Leicester Field and later as Leicester Square) open for the parishioners.

The area was developed in the 1670s. It was initially fashionable and Leicester House was once residence of Frederick, Prince of Wales but by the late 18th century, the Square was no longer a smart address and began to serve as a venue for popular entertainments. Leicester House became home of a museum of natural curiosities called the Holophusikon in the 1780s and was demolished about 1791–1792.

In 1848, Leicester Square was the subject of the land-law case of Tulk v. Moxhay. The plot's previous owner had agreed upon a covenant not to erect buildings. However, the law would not allow purchasers who were not 'privy' to the initial contract to be bound by subsequent promises. The judge, Lord Cottenham, decided that future owners could be bound by promises to abstain from activity. Otherwise, a buyer could sell land to himself to undermine an initial promise. Arguments continued about the fate of the garden, with Charles Augustus Tulk's heirs erecting a wooden hoarding around the property in 1873. Finally, in 1874 the flamboyant Albert Grant (1830–1899) purchased the outstanding freeholds and donated the garden to the Metropolitan Board of Works, laying out a garden at his own expense. The title passed to the succeeding public bodies and is now in the ownership of the City of Westminster.

By the 19th century, Leicester Square was known as an entertainment venue, with many amusements peculiar to the era, including Wyld's Great Globe, which was built for the Great Exhibition of 1851 and housed a giant scale map of the Earth. Several hotels grew up around the square, making it popular with visitors to London. The Alhambra, a large theatre built in 1854, dominated the site, to be joined in 1884 by the Empire Theatre of Varieties. The square remains the heart of the West End entertainment district today.

Leicester Square tube station, on the Northern and Piccadilly lines, is located on Charing Cross Road, a short distance to the east of Leicester Square itself.

On early Tube plans, the station was listed as Cranbourn Street, but the present name was used when the station was first opened by the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway on 15 December 1906. Offices above the red terracotta station building on the east side of Charing Cross Road - designed by Leslie Green - was in its early years also occupied by the publishers of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack and an image of cricket stumps appears above a doorway. On all four platforms, film sprockets are painted down the entire length and on the top and bottom of the display area (blue on the Piccadilly line platforms, and black on the Northern line platforms), due to the four premiere cinemas in Leicester Square. The station is featured briefly during the introductory video sequence of the sixth Harry Potter film.

During the 1979 'Winter of Discontent', refuse collectors went on strike. Leicester Square was used as an overflow dump, earning it the nickname of Fester Square.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Charing Cross:   Charing Cross denotes the junction of the Strand, Whitehall and Cockspur Street, just south of Trafalgar Square in central London. It gives its name to several local landmarks, including Charing Cross railway station, one of the main London rail termini.
Covent Garden:   From fruit and veg to Froo Tan Vetch
Embankment:   Embankment underground station has been known by various names during its long history - including "Embankment".
Hungerford Stairs:   The Hungerford Stairs were the entrance point to Hungerford Market from the River Thames. They are now the site of Charing Cross railway Station.
Leicester Square:   Leicester Square is a pedestrianised square in the West End of London.
Northumberland House:   Northumberland House was a large Jacobean townhouse in London, which was the London residence of the Percy family, who were the Dukes of Northumberland.
Royal Opera House:   The foundation of the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden lies in the letters patent awarded by Charles II to Sir William Davenant in 1660, allowing Davenant to operate one of only two patent theatre companies (The Duke's Company) in London.
Wyld’s Great Globe:   Wyld’s Great Globe was an attraction situated in Leicester Square between 1851 and 1862.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Buses outside the National Gallery:   Buses outside the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square (1927).


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Adam Street, WC2N · Adelaide Street, WC2N · Adelphi Terrace, WC2N · Agar Street, WC2N · Archway Mall, N19 · Bear Street, WC2H · Bedforbury, WC2N · Bedford Chambers, WC2E · Bedford Street, WC2E · Bedford Street, WC2R · Bedfordbury, WC2N · Bow St Covent Garden, WC2E · Bow Street, WC2B · Brydges Place, WC2N · Buckingham Street, WC2N · Cambridge Circus, WC2H · Cannon Street, WC2N · Carriage Hall, WC2E · Cecil Court, WC2N · Central Arcade, WC2E · Chandos Place, WC2N · Charing Cross Mansions, WC2H · Charing Cross Road, WC2H · Charing Cross, SW1A · Ching Court, WC2H · Cockspur Street, SW1Y · Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E · Covent Garden, WC2E · Cranbourn Street, WC2H · Craven Passage, WC2N · Craven Street, WC2N · Crown Court, WC2B · Duncannon Street, WC2N · Durham House Street, WC2N · Embankment Place, WC2N · Floral Street, WC2E · Garrick Street, WC2E · George Court, WC2N · Gerrard Place, W1D · Gerrard Street, W1D · Goodwins Court, WC2N · Great Newport Street, WC2H · Great Scotland Yard, SW1A · Hanover Place, WC2E · Heathcock Court, WC2R · Henrietta Street, WC2E · Hop Gardens, WC2N · Horse Guards Avenue, SW1A · Hungerford House, WC2N · Irving Street, WC2H · James Street, WC2E · John Adam Street, WC2N · Jubilee Hall Jubilee Market, WC2E · Jubilee Market, WC2E · King Street, WC2E · Kinnaird House, SW1Y · Langley Court, WC2E · Langley Street, WC2H · Leicester Place, WC2H · Leicester Square, WC2H · Leicester Street, WC2H · Lisle Street, WC2H · Litchfield Street, WC2H · Little Newport Street, WC2H · Long Acre, WC2E · Maiden Lane, WC2E · Moor Street, W1D · New Row, WC2N · Newport Court, WC2H · Newport Place, WC2H · Northumberland Avenue, WC2N · Northumberland Street, WC2N · Old Compton Street, W1D · Old Copton Street, W1D · Orange Street, WC2H · Pall Mall East, SW1Y · Robert Street, WC2N · Romilly Street, W1D · Rose Street, WC2E · Russell Chambers, WC2E · Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D · Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H · Shaftsbury Avenue, W1D · Slingsby Place, WC2E · Southampton Street, WC2E · Southampton Street, WC2R · Spring Gardens, SW1A · St Jamess Chambers, SW1Y · St Jamess Park, SW1A · St Martins Court, WC2N · St Martins Lane, WC2H · St Martins Lane, WC2N · St Martins Place, WC2H · St Martins Place, WC2N · St Martins Street, WC2H · Street, WC2N · Suffolk Place, SW1Y · Suffolk Street, SW1Y · The Arches, WC2N · The Mall, SW1Y · The Market Piazza, WC2E · The Market The Piazza, WC2E · The Market, WC2E · The National Gallery, WC2N · The Piazza, WC2E · Tower Court, WC2H · Tower Street, WC2H · Trafalgar Square, WC2N · Upper St Martins Lane, WC2H · Victoria Embankment Gardens, WC2N · Victoria Embankment, SW1A · Victoria Embankment, WC2N · Villiers Street, WC2N · Warwick House Street, SW1Y · West Street, WC2H · Whitcomb Street, WC2H · Whitehall Court, SW1A · Whitehall Place, SW1A · Whitehall, SW1A · William Iv Street, WC2N · William Street, WC2N · York Buildings, WC2N ·


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