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Tulse Hill hit-and-run: Woman dies after being hit by four vehicles
The woman was struck by four vehicles while using a pedestrian crossing in Tulse Hill.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-42310180
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’I haven’t been coping’: three voices from the Grenfell Tower fire
Stories from survivors and victims’ families about night of the fire and life since may help prevent similar tragedies, inquiry toldThe voices of the Grenfell Tower survivors must be heard, the public inquiry has been told by those who fear they will be silenced when witnesses begin giving evidence next year.Lawyers representing those who escaped the fire, as well as the bereaved families, told the inquiry chair, Sir Martin Moore-Bick, on Monday that hearing their stories from the night of the disaster, as well as from the aftermath as they try to put their lives back together, could help prevent similar tragedies in future. Continue reading...

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/11/i-havent-been-coping-three-voices-from-grenfell-tower-fire-survivors-families-inquiry
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A motion to reduce the minimum council tax payable in Richmond after a damning report showed it targets the most vulnerable residents was denied at the full council meeting last month.
A motion to reduce the minimum council tax payable in Richmond after a damning report showed it targets the most vulnerable residents was denied at the full council meeting last month.

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/15714607.Damning_report_shows_tripling_of_minimum_council_tax_contribution_targets____most_vulnerable____in_Richmond/?ref=rss
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Johnson’s talks on jailed Briton in Iran ’worthwhile’
The foreign secretary says progress has been made over jailed British-Iranian mother’s release.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42297688
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UK snow: Widespread travel delays and school closures
Snow turning to ice is predicted to cause widespread disruption to morning commutes across the UK.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42305301
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London 'one of most expensive cities in world to catch an Uber'
London is one of the most expensive cities in the world to take an Uber, new stats have shown.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/london-one-of-most-expensive-cities-in-world-to-catch-an-uber-a3714446.html
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Armed gang kidnap man and hold him ransom in horrific two-day-long ordeal
A gang of armed robbers held a man hostage for two days, stripped him naked and beat him before raiding his parents' home.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/armed-gang-kidnap-man-and-hold-him-ransom-in-horrific-twodaylong-ordeal-a3714691.html
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New safety systems for London’s tram drivers
The BBC’s Richard Westcott looks at Transport for London’s warning systems aimed at stopping tram drivers dozing off.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42284221
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Rodent droppings found in kitchen on Virgin Trains East Coast service
The droppings were found on a London to Edinburgh service earlier this week, a rail union says.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-42280404
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A report into the Shirley Oaks care home in London revealed abuse took place on an "industrial scale".
A report into the Shirley Oaks care home in London revealed abuse took place on an "industrial scale".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-42283232
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Grenfell fire: response failings highlighted in report on tragedy
Lack of interaction between councils, convoluted system to request aid and poor information sharing were among failingsSignificant failings in preparations to deal with a major disaster have been identified in a report on the response to the Grenfell Tower fire.The concerns are highlighted in a review produced by Hammersmith and Fulham council (H&F), a neighbouring borough to the royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) and one of the first authorities to get involved in the immediate disaster response. Continue reading...

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/08/grenfell-tower-fire-response-failings-highlighted-in-report-into-tragedy
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Celebrity guest brings Christmas spice to hospital ward
A celebrity guest brought some Christmas spice to hospital wards.

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Borough Market trader calls for terror attack support
A Borough Market trader says he has been let down by insurers and the government.

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Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury is an area of the London Borough of Camden, in central London, between Euston Road and Holborn, developed by the Russell family in the 17th and 18th centuries into a fashionable residential area.

The earliest record of what would become Bloomsbury is the 1086 Domesday Book, which records that the area had vineyards and 'wood for 100 pigs'. But it is not until 1201 that the name Bloomsbury is first noted, when William de Blemond, a Norman landowner, acquired the land.

The name Bloomsbury is a development from Blemondisberi – the bury, or manor, of Blemond. An 1878 publication, Old and New London: Volume 4, mentions the idea that the area was named after a village called Lomesbury which formerly stood where Bloomsbury Square is now, though this piece of folk etymology is now discredited.

At the end of the 14th century Edward III acquired Blemond's manor, and passed it on to the Carthusian monks of the London Charterhouse, who kept the area mostly rural.

In the 16th century, with the Dissolution of the Monasteries, Henry VIII took the land back into the possession of the Crown, and granted it to Thomas Wriothesley, 1st Earl of Southampton.

In the early 1660s, the Earl of Southampton constructed what eventually became Bloomsbury Square. The area was laid out mainly in the 18th century, largely by landowners such as Wriothesley Russell, 3rd Duke of Bedford, who built Bloomsbury Market, which opened in 1730. The major development of the squares that we see today started in about 1800 when Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford removed Bedford House and developed the land to the north with Russell Square as its centrepiece.

Historically, Bloomsbury is associated with the arts, education, and medicine. The area gives its name to the Bloomsbury Group of artists, the most famous of whom was Virginia Woolf, who met in private homes in the area in the early 1900s, and to the lesser known Bloomsbury Gang of Whigs formed in 1765 by John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford.

The publisher Faber & Faber used to be located in Queen Square, though at the time T. S. Eliot was editor the offices were in Tavistock Square. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was founded in John Millais's parents' house on Gower Street in 1848.

The Bloomsbury Festival was launched in 2006 when local resident Roma Backhouse was commissioned to mark the re-opening of the Brunswick Centre, a residential and shopping area. The free festival is a celebration of the local area, partnering with galleries, libraries and museums, and achieved charitable status at the end of 2012.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Bloomsbury:   Bloomsbury is an area of the London Borough of Camden, in central London, between Euston Road and Holborn, developed by the Russell family in the 17th and 18th centuries into a fashionable residential area.
British Museum:   Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history.
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.
Fitzrovia:   Fitzrovia is the area lying to the west of Tottenham Court Road.
Foundling Hospital:   The Foundling Hospital in London was founded in 1741 by the philanthropic sea captain Thomas Coram.
Goodge Street:   Goodge Street station on London Underground's Northern Line, opened on 22 June 1907.
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art:   The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) is a drama school in London, England. It is one of the oldest drama schools in the United Kingdom, founded in 1904 by Herbert Beerbohm Tree.
University College London:   University College London (UCL) is a public research university and a constituent college of the federal University of London.
Warren Street:   Warren Street tube station is a London Underground station, located at the intersection of Tottenham Court Road and Euston Road. It is the nearest tube station to University College Hospital, being opposite the newly opened main building. It is also very close to Euston Square station.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Fairyland:   During the period leading up to and during the First World War, 92 Tottenham Court Road was the location of a shooting range called Fairyland.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abbey Place, WC1H · Adeline Place, WC1B · Alfred Mews, WC1E · Alfred Place, WC1E · Argyle Square, WC1H · Argyle Street, WC1H · Argyle Walk, WC1H · Bainbridge Street, WC1A · Bainbridge Street, WC1B · Barbon Close, WC1N · Barter Street, WC1A · Bayley Street, WC1B · Bcm Embankment, WC1N · Bedford Avenue, WC1B · Bedford Place, WC1B · Bedford Square, WC1B · Bedford Way, WC1B · Bedford Way, WC1H · Bernard Street, WC1N · Bloomsbury Place, WC1A · Bloomsbury Place, WC1B · Bloomsbury Square, WC1A · Bloomsbury Square, WC1B · Bloomsbury Street, WC1A · Bloomsbury Street, WC1B · Bloomsbury Way, WC1A · Boswell Street, WC1N · Boswell Street, WC1X · British Museum, WC1B · Brunswick Centre, WC1N · Brunswick Shopping Centre, WC1N · Brunswick Square, WC1N · Burton Street, WC1H · Bury Place, WC1A · Byng Place, WC1E · Capper Street, WC1E · Cardington Street, NW1 · Cartwright Gardens, WC1H · Centa Housebirkenhead Street, WC1H · Charlotte Mews, W1T · Chenies Mews, WC1E · Chenies Street, WC1E · Chitty Street, W1T · Christopher Place, NW1 · Church Way, NW1 · Churchway, NW1 · Clare Court, WC1H · Coach Road, NW1 · Cobourg Street, NW1 · Cockpit Yard, WC1N · Colonnade, WC1N · Compton Place, WC1H · Coram Street, WC1H · Coram Street, WC1N · Cosmo Place, WC1B · Cosmo Place, WC1N · Cromer Street, WC1H · Darwin Walk, WC1E · Dombey Street, WC1N · Doric Way, NW1 · Doric Way, NW1 · Doughty Mews, WC1N · Doughty Street, WC1N · Drummond Crescent, NW1 · Drummond Street, NW1 · Dukes Road, WC1H · Dyott Street, WC1A · Emerald Street, WC1N · Endsleigh Gardens, WC1H · Endsleigh Place, WC1H · Endsleigh Street, WC1H · Euston Road, NW1 · Euston Road, WC1H · Euston Street, NW1 · First Floor, W1T · Foundling Court, WC1N · Foundry Mews, NW1 · Galen Place, WC1A · George Mews, NW1 · Gilbert Place, WC1A · Gloucester Road, WC1N · Goodge Street, W1T · Gordon Mansions, WC1E · Gordon Square, WC1H · Gordon Street, WC1H · Gower Court, WC1E · Gower Place, WC1E · Gower Street, WC1E · Grafton Place, NW1 · Grafton Way, WC1E · Great Court, WC1B · Great James Street, WC1N · Great Ormond Street, WC1N · Great Russell Street, W1T · Great Russell Street, WC1A · Great Russell Street, WC1B · Grenville Street, WC1N · Guilford Street, WC1N · Hampstead Road, NW1 · Handel Street, WC1N · Harrison Street, WC1H · Hastings Street, WC1H · Heathcote Street, WC1N · Henrietta Mews, WC1N · Herbrand Street, WC1N · Howland Street, W1T · Hunter Street, WC1N · Huntley Street, WC1E · John Street, WC1N · Johns Mews, WC1N · Judd Street, WC1H · Kenton Street, WC1N · Keppel Street, WC1E · Kings Mews, WC1N · Kirk Street, WC1N · Lamb’s Mews, N1 · Lambs Conduit Passage, WC1R · Lambs Conduit Street, WC1N · Lamp Office Court, WC1N · Lancing Street, NW1 · Leigh Street, WC1H · Little Guildford Street · Little Russel Street, WC1A · Little Russell Street, WC1A · Long Yard, WC1N · Malet Place, WC1E · Malet Street, WC1E · Maple Street, W1T · Marchmont Street, WC1N · Mecklenburgh Place, WC1N · Mecklenburgh Square, WC1N · Mecklenburgh Street, WC1X · Medway Court, WC1H · Melton Street, NW1 · Midford Place, W1T · Midhope Street, WC1H · Millman Place, WC1N · Millman Street, WC1N · Montague Street, WC1B · Mortimer Market, W1T · Morwell Street, WC1B · Neals Yard, WC1N · New North Street, WC1N · North Cloisters, WC1E · North Crescent, WC1E · North Cresent, WC1E · North Gower Street, NW1 · North Mews, WC1N · Northington Street, WC1N · Oblique Museum Mansions, WC1B · Odonnell Court, WC1N · Old Glocester Street, WC1N · Old Gloucester Street, WC1N · Old Glouster Street, WC1N · Orde Hall Street, WC1N · Ormond Close, WC1N · Peabody Buildings, WC1N · Percy Street, W1T · Pied Bull Court, WC1A · Pied Bull Yard, WC1A · Powis Place, WC1N · Queen Annes Square, SE1 · Queen Square, WC1N · Queen’s Yard, W1T · Regent Square, WC1H · Regent Square, WC1N · Richbell Place, WC1N · Ridgmount Gardens, WC1E · Ridgmount Street, WC1E · Roger Street, WC1N · Rugby Chambers, WC1N · Rugby Street, WC1N · Russell Court, WC1H · Sandwich Street, WC1H · Seaford Street, WC1H · Seymour House, NW1 · Shaftesbury Avenue, WC1H · Shops Brunswick Centre, WC1N · Sidmouth Street, WC1H · Sidmouth Street, WC1X · Soho Square, WC1A · South Cloisters, WC1H · Southampton Place, WC1A · Southampton Row, WC1B · Speedy Place, WC1H · Starcross Street, NW1 · Stephenson Way, NW1 · Store Street, WC1E · Streatham Street, WC1A · Tankerton Street, WC1H · Tavistock House North, WC1H · Tavistock House South, WC1H · Tavistock House, WC1H · Tavistock Place, WC1H · Tavistock Place, WC1N · Tavistock Square, WC1H · Taviton Street, WC1H · Thanet Street, WC1H · Theobald’s Road, WC1R · Theobalds Road, WC1X · Third Floor, WC1E · Thornhaugh Street, WC1H · Tolmers Square, NW1 · Tonbridge Street, WC1H · Torrington Place, WC1E · Torrington Square, WC1H · University Street, WC1E · Upper Woborn Place, WC1H · Upper Woburn Place, NW1 · Upper Woburn Place, WC1H · Wakefield St, WC1N · Wakefield Street, WC1H · Wakefield Street, WC1N · Warren Court, NW1 · Westking Place, WC1H · Whidborne Street, WC1H · Whitfield Place, W1T · Whitfield Street, W1T · Witley Court, WC1N · Woburn Place, WC1B · Woburn Place, WC1H · Woburn Square, WC1H · Woburn Walk, WC1H · Woolf Mews, WC1H · Yorkshire Grey Roundabout, SE9 ·


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