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’Altercation’ caused Tube panic
Police want to trace two men, following panicked scenes at Oxford Circus station on Friday.

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London knife crime out of control, say murdered teenager’s family
London knife crime out of control, say murdered teenager’s family

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Irene, the south-London pensioner who sent sewing machines to Sally Mugabe | Letters
One day an official black limousine arrived at the door and it was Sally Mugabe herself who had come to see her friend Irene and to collect the latest batch of machinesAs we reach the close of the Mugabe era in the life of Zimbabwe, I would like to share a story about Robert Mugabe’s first wife, Sally, who was loved by the people and is still thought of as the founding mother of the nation. Her early death in 1992 from kidney failure was one of the factors that marked a turning point in the life of the country. Sally is also remembered with affection by a friend of mine and an old friend of hers, an elderly lady now living in a care home in Croydon. Irene Owens, who is now 98, lived and worked In Zimbabwe in 1981. On her return home to London she found she couldn’t forget the country she had grown to love and decided to write to Robert Mugabe to inquire as to how she could help, an unusual letter bearing in mind that Irene was a pensioner in a small flat in south London. Mugabe passed the letter over to Sally, triggering the start of a firm and productive friendship between the two women.Sally wrote back to Irene saying she was concerned for the welfare of the women of the country and requested sewing machines. Irene asked around and was able to find a few that had been tucked away unused in people’s cupboards. She didn’t have the means to ship them herself but arranged for Air Zimbabwe to fly them out at no cost. Irene continued to spread the word about the need for sewing machines and they began to pour into the tiny flat in Dulwich. One day an official black limousine arrived at the door and it was Sally Mugabe herself who had come to see her friend Irene and to collect the latest batch of machines. The two women enjoyed chatting over a cup of tea. Continue reading...

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/24/irene-the-south-london-pensioner-who-sent-sewing-machines-to-sally-mugabe
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Parts of London and South East saw a rise despite a long-term downward trend.

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The reduction of morality to a data-driven calculation has proved especially attractive in an age where Stem disciples make so much of the cultural runningGiving to charity goes up at Christmas time. Many of us, secretly repulsed by our gluttonous orgy of collective servitude to next February’s landfill delivery, yearn for a better use for our money. Bombarded by advertisements, sometimes a thought peeps though the fog of amplified desire: what if we used our money to do some good in the world rather than fill it with more and more meaningless crap? But how to make the most effective difference?In a central London pub this week, I joined a hundred or so young people who meet up regularly to talk about precisely this: what might a data-driven approach to doing good look like? The effective altruism movement emerged around the start of this decade in Oxford. The big idea is to encourage a broadly utilitarian/rationalist approach to doing good, and it is particularly aimed at graduate higher earners who have more money to give and who thus, on a utilitarian calculus, can achieve more. This approach has proved particularly attractive to those with backgrounds in maths and computer science, and chapters of effective altruists have sprung up in Silicon Valley, New York and London, with many pledging at least 10% of their income to charity. Continue reading...
The reduction of morality to a data-driven calculation has proved especially attractive in an age where Stem disciples make so much of the cultural runningGiving to charity goes up at Christmas time. Many of us, secretly repulsed by our gluttonous orgy of collective servitude to next February’s landfill delivery, yearn for a better use for our money. Bombarded by advertisements, sometimes a thought peeps though the fog of amplified desire: what if we used our money to do some good in the world rather than fill it with more and more meaningless crap? But how to make the most effective difference?In a central London pub this week, I joined a hundred or so young people who meet up regularly to talk about precisely this: what might a data-driven approach to doing good look like? The effective altruism movement emerged around the start of this decade in Oxford. The big idea is to encourage a broadly utilitarian/rationalist approach to doing good, and it is particularly aimed at graduate higher earners who have more money to give and who thus, on a utilitarian calculus, can achieve more. This approach has proved particularly attractive to those with backgrounds in maths and computer science, and chapters of effective altruists have sprung up in Silicon Valley, New York and London, with many pledging at least 10% of their income to charity. Continue reading...

https://www.theguardian.com/money/belief/2017/nov/23/its-called-effective-altruism-but-is-it-really-the-best-way-to-do-good
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Alan Pardew to West Brom: Former Crystal Palace and West Ham manager leading contender for Baggies job
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The funding will go towards mental health services and regeneration in the area, the Chancellor says.
The funding will go towards mental health services and regeneration in the area, the Chancellor says.

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London gallery honours Tarantino precursor Jusepe de Ribera
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Can your cats compete with Sundir? Send us your photos!
Do you have a cat which does funny things, or is, quite simply, the cutest cat in the world?

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Qarabag vs Chelsea team news: Antonio Conte rests Alvaro Morata and others with eye on Liverpool clash
Antonio Conte has rested several senior players as Chelsea chase the win that will secure their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League.

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VIEW THE SOMERS TOWN AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE SOMERS TOWN AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE SOMERS TOWN AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE SOMERS TOWN AREA IN THE 1860s
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Somers Town

Somers Town is a district close to three main line rail termini - Euston, St Pancras and King’s Cross.

Historically, the name Somers Town was used for the larger triangular area between the Pancras, Hampstead, and Euston Roads, but it is now taken to mean the rough rectangle bounded by Pancras Road, Euston Road and Eversholt Street.

Somers Town was named after Charles Cocks, 1st Baron Somers (1725–1806). The area was originally granted by William III to John Somers (1651–1716), Lord Chancellor and Baron Somers of Evesham.

In the mid 1750s the New Road was established to bypass the congestion of London; Somers Town lay immediately north of this east-west toll road. In 1784, the first housing was built at the Polygon amid fields, brick works and market gardens on the northern fringes of London. The site of the Polygon is now occupied by a block of council flats called Oakshott Court.

The Polygon deteriorated socially as the surrounding land was subsequently sold off in smaller lots for cheaper housing, especially after the start of construction in the 1830s of the railway lines into Euston, St Pancras and King’s Cross. In this period the area housed a large transient population of labourers and the population density of the area soared. By the late 19th century most of the houses were in multiple occupation, and overcrowding was severe with whole families sometimes living in one room, as confirmed by the social surveys of Charles Booth and Irene Barclay.

When St Luke’s Church, near King’s Cross, was demolished to make way for the construction of the Midland Railway St Pancras Station and its Midland Grand Hotel, the estimated twelve thousand inhabitants of Somers Town at that time were deprived of that place of worship, as the church building was re-erected in Kentish Town. In 1868 the lace merchant and philanthropist George Moore funded a new church, known as Christ Church, and an associated school in Chalton Street with an entrance in Ossulston Street. The school accommodated about six hundred children. Christ Church and the adjacent school were destroyed in a World War II bombing raid and no trace remains today, the site being occupied by a children’s play area and sports court.

Improvement of the slum housing conditions, amongst the worst in the capital, was first undertaken by St Pancras Council in 1906 at Goldington Buildings, at the junction of Pancras Road and Royal College Street, and continued on a larger scale by the St Pancras House Improvement Society (subsequently the St Pancras & Humanist Housing Association, the present owner of Goldington Buildings) which was established in 1924. Further social housing was built by the London County Council, which began construction of the Ossulston Estate in 1927. There remains a small number of older Grade 2 listed properties, mostly Georgian terraced houses.

During the early 1970s the neighbourhood comprising GLC-owned housing in Charrington, Penryn, Platt and Medburn Streets was a centre for the squatting movement.

In the 1980s, some council tenants took advantage of the ’right to buy’ scheme and bought their homes at a substantial discount. Later they moved away from the area. The consequence was an influx of young semi-professional people, resulting in a changing population.

Major construction work along the eastern side of Somers Town was completed in 2008, to allow for the Eurostar trains to arrive at the refurbished St Pancras Station. This involved the excavation of part of the St Pancras Old Churchyard, the human remains being re-interred at St Pancras and Islington Cemetery in East Finchley.

Land at Brill Place, previously earmarked for later phases of the British Library development, became available when the library expansion was cancelled and was used as site offices for the HS1 terminal development and partly to allow for excavation of a tunnel for the new Thameslink station. It was then acquired as the site for the Francis Crick Institute (formerly the UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation), a major medical research institute.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Agar Town:   Agar Town was a short-lived area, built in the 1840s, of St Pancras.
British Library:   The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. Its building at St Pancras was the largest public building constructed in the UK in the 20th century.
Euston:   London Euston is the southern terminus of the West Coast Main Line - serving Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow.
Euston Square:   Euston Square is a London Underground station near Euston station, at the corner of Euston Road and Gower Street, just north of University College London.
Ossulston Estate:   The Ossulston Estate is a multi-storey council estate built by the London County Council in Somers Town between 1927 and 1931.
Somers Town:   Somers Town is a district close to three main line rail termini - Euston, St Pancras and King’s Cross.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Aldenham Street, NW1 · Ampere Way, CR0 · Barnby Street, NW1 · Barnby Street, NW1W · Bridgeway Street, NW1 · Brill Place, NW1 · Burton Street, WC1H · Cardington Street, NW1 · Centa Housebirkenhead Street, WC1H · Chalton Street, NW1 · Charrington Street, NW1 · Chenies Place, NW1 · Christopher Place, NW1 · Church Way, NW1 · Churchway, NW1 · Coach Road, N1C · Cobourg Street, NW1 · Cooper’s Lane, NW1 · Cranleigh Street, NW1 · Crowndale Court, NW1 · Crowndale Road, NW1 · Doric Way, NW1 · Doric Way, NW1 · Drummond Crescent, NW1 · Dukes Road, WC1H · Endsleigh Gardens, WC1H · Euston Road, NW1 · Euston Road, WC1H · Euston Street, NW1 · Eversholt Street, NW1 · Flaxman Terrace, NW1 · Flaxman Terrace, WC1H · Godwin Court, NW1 · Goldington Crescent, NW1 · Goldington Street, NW1 · Goods Way, NW1 · Grafton Place, NW1 · Hamilton House, WC1H · Hampden Close, NW1 · Lancing Street, NW1 · Lidlington Place, NW1 · Mabledon Place, WC1H · Mayford, NW1 · Melton Street, NW1 · Midland Road, N1C · Midland Road, NW1 · Oakley Square, NW1 · Oakshott Court, NW1 · Ossulston Street, NW1 · Pancras Road, NW1 · Penryn Street, NW1 · Phoenix Road, NW1 · Polygon Road, NW1 · Purchese Street, NW1 · Regent’s Canal towpath, N1C · Seymour House, NW1 · Shaftesbury Avenue, WC1H · Somers Close, NW1 · St Pancras Cruising Club, N1C · Stephenson Way, NW1 · Tavistock House South, WC1H · Tavistock House, WC1H · The Circle, N1C · The Polygon · Tiger House, WC1H · Unity Mews, NW1 · Upper Woborn Place, WC1H · Upper Woburn Place, NW1 · Upper Woburn Place, WC1H · Werrington Street, NW1 · Woburn Walk, WC1H · Woolf Mews, WC1H ·


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Central London, north west (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Central London, north west.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)

Cruchley's New Plan of London (1848) FREE DOWNLOAD
Cruchley's New Plan of London Shewing all the new and intended improvements to the Present Time. - Cruchley's Superior Map of London, with references to upwards of 500 Streets, Squares, Public Places & C. improved to 1848: with a compendium of all Place of Public Amusements also shewing the Railways & Stations.
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Cary's New And Accurate Plan of London and Westminster (1818) FREE DOWNLOAD
Cary's map provides a detailed view of London. With print date of 1 January 1818, Cary's map has 27 panels arranged in 3 rows of 9 panels, each measuring approximately 6 1/2 by 10 5/8 inches. The complete map measures 32 1/8 by 59 1/2 inches. Digitising this map has involved aligning the panels into one contiguous map.
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John Rocque Map of London (1762) FREE DOWNLOAD
John Rocque (c. 1709–1762) was a surveyor, cartographer, engraver, map-seller and the son of Huguenot émigrés. Roque is now mainly remembered for his maps of London. This map dates from the second edition produced in 1762. London and his other maps brought him an appointment as cartographer to the Prince of Wales in 1751. His widow continued the business after his death. The map covers central London at a reduced level of detail compared with his 1745-6 map.
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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1843) FREE DOWNLOAD
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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1836) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Insets: A view of the Tower from London Bridge -- A view of London from Copenhagen Fields. Includes views of facades of 25 structures "A comparison of the principal buildings of London."
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Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
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Chapman and Hall, London

London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
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The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
Prime meridian replaced with "Miles from the General Post Office." Relief shown by hachures. Map printed in black and white.
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London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
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Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.

Outer London (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
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Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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