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A map of the trees of London

A map of the trees of London

Ever wondered what that tree is you passed during your lockdown exercise walk? There’s a website that tells you the answer.The Tree Map from Tree Talk has been around for a couple of years, but not many people know about it – and it should be better known as the map covers a lot of…

Unbuilt London: The “railway arcade” above the streets

Imagine if you will of streets lined with decorative arcades that protected Victorians from the weather and above their heads, a marvel of the age – a silent railway without steam. This was 1846, and Mr James Clephan had founded the London Railway company with capital of £5 million to build a loop railway around…
London health workers to receive free e-bike loaners to avoid public transport

London health workers to receive free e-bike loaners to avoid public transport

Key National Health Service (NHS) workers in London are being offered a three-month e-bike loan to help them commute to work while social distancing. There are currently 20 Gocycle GS loaner e-bikes available, with more brands like Raleigh soon to join. The e-bikes and Abus locks and helmets are being distributed as part of a…
Some Hero In London Street-Parks Their Volvo Sugga – Jalopnik

Some Hero In London Street-Parks Their Volvo Sugga – Jalopnik

Photo: Max Finkel / JalopnikMost Volvos are discreet. Most Volvos are square. Most Volvos are hardly noticeable among parallel-parked cars. But most Volvos aren’t Suggas.Welcome to Little Car in the Big City, where we highlight fascinating cars we found walking around a town that is known for being bigger than everything else, but where every…
London’s rental market is being flooded by bargain Airbnb listings

London’s rental market is being flooded by bargain Airbnb listings

Getty Images/Airbnb They’re calling it the Airbnb Apocalypse. In forums and on Facebook groups, in YouTube videos and on subreddits, Airbnb hosts who have built vast but flimsy short-term rental empires are facing huge losses as the global tourism industry collapses due to the coronavirus pandemic. As Airbnb bookings vanish, scores of hosts are scrambling…
London Cops Will Use Facial Recognition to Hunt Suspects

London Cops Will Use Facial Recognition to Hunt Suspects

There will soon be a new bobby on the beat in London: artificial intelligence.London’s Metropolitan Police said Friday that it will deploy facial recognition technology to find wanted criminals and missing persons. It said the technology will be deployed at “specific locations,” each with a “bespoke watch list” of wanted persons, mostly violent offenders. However,…
London facial recognition: Metropolitan police announces new deployment of cameras

London facial recognition: Metropolitan police announces new deployment of cameras

Live facial recognition cameras will be deployed across London, with the city’s Metropolitan Police announcing today that the technology has moved past the trial stage and is ready to be permanently integrated into everyday policing. The cameras will be placed in locations popular with shoppers and tourists, like Stratford’s Westfield shopping center and the West…
London’s electric buses are getting fake noise, and it’s positively psychedelic

London’s electric buses are getting fake noise, and it’s positively psychedelic

From next year, some of London’s electric buses will play artificial noise while traveling at low speeds, and the specific sound that’s been created for them is an ambient treat for the ears. The noise was created by Zelig Sound, which has been working with Transport for London on the audio over the past year.…
Uber’s London Rivals Are Plotting Its Downfall

Uber’s London Rivals Are Plotting Its Downfall

Mourad was teaching languages at a secondary school in London when he decided to go part time for family reasons. In 2016, he started driving for Uber for extra money, mixing trips with shifts as a supply teacher. “At the beginning I liked it,” he says. “It was a very flexible way of working.”Wired UKThis…
Uber May Be Banned From London, One of Its Biggest Markets

Uber May Be Banned From London, One of Its Biggest Markets

London’s transportation regulator won’t renew Uber’s license to operate in the city, threatening the ride-hail giant’s future in one of its biggest markets.On Monday, the agency Transport for London, which regulates taxis and for-hire vehicles in the city, said it has identified “a pattern of failures” by Uber that threatened rider safety, and that Uber…

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Qantas Airways will test if people can endure 20-hour flights to...

Australian airline Qantas Airways has announced plans to start testing 20-hour direct flights from New York and London to Sydney as early as this October, starting with mostly empty planes of employees, according to Bloomberg. The flights — if they’re enacted on a commercial level, not just as tests — would be the longest direct…

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