Would that all journeys were on foot: writers on the joy of walking

Will Self on London, Fran Lebowitz on New York, Helen Garner on Melbourne and other writers love letters to urban pedestrianism For Walking the City week exploring all aspects of urban walking, good and bad writers tell us where they walk and why. Will Self watches the world go by…

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Pound Bulls Look to U.K. Data in Hope to Revive Fortunes

The ailing pound may need a dose of positive U.K. data to help it recover from a losing run against the dollar. Traders will watch data due this week in the hope that evidence of a strong economy will help boost the currency. Sterling dropped below $1.30 for the first…

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EU Banker Exodus Hits London Home Prices, BOE’s McCafferty Says

An outflow of European bankers from London is damping prices and rents in the capital’s housing market, Bank of England policy maker Ian McCafferty said on Tuesday. “We have seen an exodus of people — such that certain properties in London are now finding it harder and the prices in…

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Giant ‘Trump Baby’ balloon approved to fly

On Twitter former UKIP leader Nigel Farage said the plan was “the biggest insult to a sitting US President ever”. Image copyright Jason Hawkes Image caption Campaigners claim the figure reflects Mr Trump’s character as an “angry baby” Under the plans the inflatable will be allowed to fly for two…

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Should the UK ban parking on pavements?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAn advert from the 1970s encouraging people not to park on pavements Outside the capital, the situation is less clear. In England and Wales, individual councils can make Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) to impose local bans on pavement parking – but few…

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Tom Daley and husband become parents

Skip Instagram post by dlanceblack Welcome to the world little Robbie Ray. Thank you for bringing so much love and light with you. And thank you to those who helped make our dream of having a family into this wonderful reality. ❤️#AFamily #HappyBirthday 👨‍👨‍👦 A post shared by Dustin Lance…

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State takeover for failed rail franchise

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionChris Grayling says talk of nationalising the whole rail network was “missing the point” Rail services on the East Coast Main Line are being brought back under government control, following the failure of the current franchise. Operators Stagecoach and Virgin Trains will…

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U.K. to Seek Ban on Domestic Sale of Plastic Straws, Cotton Buds

The U.K. promises to ban the sale of single use plastic drinking straws and cotton buds later this year in a bid to clean up the world’s oceans. Prime Minister Theresa May announced the plans ahead of a meeting of Commonwealth leaders in London, urging the former British colonies to…

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Electric Buses Are Hurting the Oil Industry

About 279,000 barrels a day of fuel won’t be needed this year China adds a London-sized electric bus fleet every five weeks Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance For every 1,000 battery-powered buses on the road, about 500 barrels a day of diesel fuel will be displaced from the market, according…

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