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Forbidden Planet

Posted on 11/28/2011 03:18:23 AM

Like Scooby Doo, Spiderman was born in the 1960s but still retains a hold in the imaginations of school-aged children everywhere. Whereas Scooby is aided and abetted by a gang of meddling kids, the web-headed one works alone, is a much more complex character and doesn’t have a best friend called ...

Live in Colour

Posted on 11/22/2011 08:16:19 AM

Setting up a high street business is a complex operation. Identifying an ideal location, the procurement of start-up costs, calculating turnover projections and working out the bottom line are all prerequisites of a potential business idea. An important facet sometimes overlooked in this initial phase ...

Occupy Your Mind

Posted on 11/20/2011 02:31:07 AM

I spent yesterday morning down at the Occupy LSX site on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral in the heart of the City of London. It’s the second time I have visited ‘tent city’ and I must say it feels like something is really beginning to take hold in this impromptu and organic gathering ...

One Nation Under CCTV

Posted on 11/19/2011 02:53:46 PM

There are few places left in central London that are not under surveillance. The rise of CCTV in the UK has been exponential over the past two decades. The ‘War Against Terror’ has been used to justify this extensive intrusion on the privacy of ‘consumers’ on an unprecedented ...

Big Table

Posted on 11/19/2011 02:56:28 AM

London is a living, breathing organism that continually consumes itself before regurgitating new structures and forms that change its landscape forever. Rivers, pubs and buildings have all disappeared in the name of modernization, a process that is an instrinsic characteristic of a big metropolitan ...

The Golden Grasshopper

Posted on 11/19/2011 02:50:39 AM

I am in no doubt that if he were alive today Sir Thomas Gresham would be Governor of the Bank of England, smoozing the European Union into accepting the Pound Sterling as the new base currency of the Eurozone. This man could sell sand to the Saharan Nomads!   The son of English merchant, Lord mayor ...

The Tyburn Tree

Posted on 11/16/2011 02:31:38 PM

The terrible and deadly Tyburn Tree, which was situated on the northeast edge of Hyde Park was a symbol of justice in the middle ages. The huge triangular gallows, erected in 1571 and made of thick wooden crossbeams 3m (9ft) long on 5.5m (18ft) legs, was the place where cut-throats, thieves and ...

Ligne Roset

Posted on 11/15/2011 03:28:14 PM

There is furniture known for its ‘lounging’ capability, favoured for its ability to envelop the user in a soft malleable cushioned mass of comforting material. Then there is contemporary furniture that places equal emphasis on the style and design of an item and its aesthetic value. Both ...

The River Westbourne

Posted on 11/15/2011 03:24:49 PM

The Tyburn, Fleet and Westbourne are just a few of the many rivers of London that have disappeared throughout the years. As London developed and grew, bridges were built to allow crossing and walls were erected to control the numerous rivers and streams. The exponential rise in the population of London ...

I Have Money

Posted on 11/15/2011 03:21:45 PM

There was a time when wearing a suit would mean you were an upstanding member of society, reassuringly conventional in your tastes and invariably financially solvent. With the ongoing crisis occuring in the Eurozone and the inability of the besuited leaders to form any coherent answers to the problems ...

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