December 3, 2014

Top News Stories –

Google gets down with the kids –
Google reveals it is developing child-friendly versions of some of its products and is likely to include the Chrome browser and YouTube (which it bought for $1.65bn (£883m) in October 2006). The intention is to make the internet safer for under-12s.

Boris plays peacemaker –
London mayor Boris Johnson attempted to calm down an abusive passenger on a Malaysian Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Heathrow but the crew had to handcuff the man and strap him to his seat. The man was arrested when the plane landed.
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Pope dismissing head guard –
Colonel Daniel Anrig, the commander of the 110 Swiss Guards that protect the pontiff is losing his job when his commission ends at the end of January 2015. Although no official reason has been given, Pope Francis is apparently unhappy at the officer’s strict authoritarian style.

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November 7, 2016

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Designs unveiled to light London bridges on River Thames –
Six teams have been shortlisted for a design competition to permanently light up 17 of London’s bridges along the River Thames. The Illuminated River project will see the pedestrian, road and rail crossings between Albert and Tower Bridge lit. More than 100 international groups entered the competition which has raised £10m so far in private funding. The designs are on display at the Royal Festival Hall during November with the winner announced on 8 December. According to the organisers, the Illuminated River Foundation, the project will be funded “from private and philanthropic sources rather than the public purse”. The project has been backed by Sadiq Khan who said it would be a “wonderful celebration” of the river and “a major contribution to the growing importance of London’s night-time economy”. The foundation said they hoped to install the winning design in 2018 depending on whether they could raise more funds and following consultation with local councils and the people who own the bridges. [BBC] See List of the Day
Jubilee BridgeThe Jubilee Bridge by London Timelapse

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List of the Day –

From west to east, the 17 London bridges and the years they were opened:

  • Albert Bridge – 1873
  • Chelsea Bridge – 1937
  • Grosvenor Bridge – 1859
  • Nine Elms Bridge (in development)
  • Vauxhall Bridge – 1906
  • Lambeth Bridge – 1932
  • Westminster Bridge – 1862
  • Hungerford Bridge – 1864 and Jubilee Bridge in 2002
  • Waterloo Bridge – 1945
  • The Garden Bridge (in development)
  • Blackfriars Bridge – 1869
  • Blackfriars Railway Bridge – 1886
  • Millennium Bridge – 2002
  • Southwark Bridge – 1921
  • Cannon Street Railway Bridge – 1866/1982
  • London Bridge – 1973
  • Tower Bridge – 1894

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