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New presenters and programmes at Lyca Radio

Lyca Radio has refreshed its output with new shows, presenters, repositioning, and a new identity. The station says it will have a further emphasis on hit Bollywood music and London news and events, starting with ‘Breakfast with Vallisa & Gillie’ featuring London and national news stories, showbiz content, travel, sport, and news, fused with games, and hit music. Raj Baddhan returns to the radio with Drivetime including exclusive interviews and news for commuting Londoners. The show is sponso...
Tags: UK, London, Radio, Keith Vaz, Bollywood, Greater London, Sonya Singh, Station News, Tilda, Lycaradio, Raj Baddhan, Lyca Radio, DJ SHRAII, Lyca Media, Vallisa Gillie, Sky Virgin Media Ruby Raza

Iceberg size of Greater London breaks off Antarctica

The 1,270sq km chunk separated from Brunt Ice Shelf near a British Antarctic Survey station on Friday An iceberg almost the size of Greater London has split off from Antarctica, near a British Antarctic Survey station. Related: Researchers rethink life in a cold climate after Antarctic find Continue reading...
Tags: London, Environment, World news, Antarctica, Cambridge, Greater London, Swansea University, Antarctic Survey

Bauer plans to replace Absolute Radio on FM in London with GHR

Bauer Media has asked Ofcom for permission to put Greatest Hits Radio on 105.8FM in London, replacing Absolute Radio. A format request change has been submitted and the regulator will now take the decision to public consultation, although Ofcom says it has taken a preliminary view on the request and is minded to grant it. In the last published RAJAR results, Absolute Radio London had 743,000 listeners and 7.5 average hours. Absolute Radio (previously known as Virgin Radio) has been broadcasti...
Tags: London, Industry, Radio, Ofcom, Greater London, Alerts, Bauer, Absolute Radio, Bauer Media, Virgin Radio, Dee Ford Group, Greatest Hits Radio, Bauer Radio UK, Absolute Radio London

Asian FX approved to replace Love Sport on 1584 AM

A Format change request for the North London 1584 AM licence currently being used by Love Sport has been approved by Ofcom. Under the approved changes, Love Sport will make way for an urban, music-led station for young British Asians operated by Asian FX. Two responses were received for the consultation, with one person in favour and one against. Ofcom says: “While we acknowledge that Asian FX would share a similar target audience to that of Sunrise Radio (i.e. younger Asian listeners), Asia...
Tags: UK, London, Radio, Ofcom, Greater London, north London, Station News, Panjab Radio, Sunrise Radio, Kelvin MacKenzie, Love Sport, London Turkish Radio, Asian Fx

Martin Freeman Comedy ‘Breeders’ Resumes Production in London After COVID-19 (EXCLUSIVE)

Martin Freeman-fronted comedy “Breeders” is heading back into production on Monday. Cameras have resumed rolling in Greater London on the second season of the Sky and FX Networks series, following a 16-week suspension due to the COVID-19 crisis. Produced by Avalon (“Catastrophe”), the show is understood to be adhering to strict coronavirus protocols, which were […]
Tags: London, News, Global, Sky, Martin Freeman, Greater London, FX, Breeders, FX Networks, reStart

Farmdrop Launches Rave-Influenced ‘Food Euphoria’ Campaign

Online grocery platform Farmdrop has launched a nationwide brand campaign as it looks to expand from London and the South East to other areas across the UK. ( = || []).push({}); The campaign, by creative agency Hell Yeah! uses the tagline ‘Food Euphoria’ to show that food made the right way feels and tastes amazing.    The central creative for the work is a TV spot that features the 1990s classic ‘Sweet Harmony’ by UK-based rav...
Tags: UK, London, Advertising, Food And Drink, Greater London, South East, Danny Murphy, Tom Newton, Farmdrop, Hell Yeah, Kieron Roe, Dulcie Cowling, Sam Ojari, Damian Hind, Squadron Venture Media Business Lead, Josh Clarricoats

London is a forest, and this map explores its trees

The world's largest urban forest, London counts nearly as many trees as it does people.TreeTalk identifies about 700,000 of them, both common species and rarities.Explore them yourself, or have the algorithm pick out a route from a starting point of your choice. World's largest urban forest Did you know that London qualifies as a forest? The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization defines a forest as a contiguous area with at least 10 percent tree canopy cover. Greater London's trees manage m...
Tags: UK, London, Environment, Trees, Britain, Paddington, Innovation, Botany, Map, Greater London, Wuhan, Vauxhall, London Bridge, Oxford Circus, Berkeley Square, West London

Map of trees in London

Thanks to the TreeTalk map of trees in London, I laearned that the maple across the road from my college halls of residence in 1996 is in fact an American Sweetgum. [via Ian Visits] The map is obviously incomplete, but its existence hints at how London is made of trees thusly spaced. Greater London has almost as many trees as people and qualifies as a forest under UN rules, notwithstanding that a third of it is concrete.
Tags: Post, London, News, Un, Greater London, The Foliage, Ian Visits

Coronavirus: Thousands spoken to by police for flouting lockdown

A family from Greater London who travelled to the Lake District are among those stopped by police.
Tags: UK, News, Greater London, Lake District

Strong winds create Australian 'megablaze'

Gale-force winds in Australia merged two enormous fires into a megablaze spanning an area four times the size of Greater London on Friday, while tens of thousands rallied to again demand action on climate change. "The conditions are difficult today," said Shane Fitzsimmons, rural fire service commissioner for New South Wales state, after days of relative calm. Temperatures soared above 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in parts of New South Wales and neighbouring Victoria, where atte...
Tags: News, Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Greater London, Gale, Shane Fitzsimmons

Panjab Radio to cease broadcasting on national DAB

Panjab Radio has taken the decision to stop broadcasting nationally via the Sound Digital DAB multiplex. The station will be removed tonight at midnight, three years after it joined. Panjab Radio’s Managing Director Surjit Singh Ghuman MBE told RadioToday it’s been tough to sustain the national service due to a number of reasons. Surjit points out there are a number of local community stations competing with commercial radio in their field, which have lower overheads so can offer lower advert...
Tags: London, Top, Industry, Radio, Greater London, Panjab Radio, Surjit Singh Ghuman, Surjit, Panjab, Sound Digital Panjab Radio

Weird and Wonderful Milan

The Milan metropolitan region has a total population of around 7.5 million, which more than doubles every year with the influx of an estimated eight million overseas visitors. Transport access is convenient, with the city being served by three international passenger airports: Malpensa, Linate and Bergamo. If you’re flying into the region to visit destinations like Verona or Lake Como, you should really plan to stay in Milan for a bit. There are plenty of things to do in Milan, but here are just...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Milan, Wales, Rome, Italy, Switzerland, Michelin, Mark Twain, Ac Milan, Inter Milan, Verona, Sagrada Familia, Oscar Wilde, Greater London, Antoni Gaudí

Frequency swap for Panjab Radio and Love Sport approved

Ofcom has approved a Format change for Panjab Radio and Love Sport to swap frequencies in London, after a consultation. The move will give Panjab Radio more coverage across Greater London on 558AM, whilst reducing Love Sport’s output to the North of the capital via 1584AM. Surjit Singh Ghuman MBE, Managing Director Panjab Radio told RadioToday: “The addition of Panjab Radio on 558AM in Greater London will further extend our reach into completely new areas for our target audience. This also d...
Tags: London, Top, Industry, Radio, Ofcom, Cma, Greater London, Alerts, West London, Panjabi, Panjab Radio, Surjit Singh Ghuman, Sunrise Radio, Community Media Association, Spectrum Radio, Love Sport Radio

Come friendly bit barns and fall on Slough: Equinix opens £90m data centre in London rust belt

Say it with us now: Despiiiiite Brexit Equinix has opened a £90m colocation facility in godforsaken Slough – its ninth around Greater London and 12th in the UK.…
Tags: UK, London, Software, Greater London, Equinix, Despiiiiite Brexit Equinix

Frequency change request for Love Sport and Panjab Radio

Ofcom has received a request from Love Sport and Panjab Radio to swap the format of each licence. Love Sport currently broadcasts London-wide with a coverage area of over ten million adults on 558AM on the licence originally started by Spectrum Radio in 1990. The Kelvin Mackenzie-owned station launched in March 2018 on AM and DAB and has had a format change approved last year to remove finance news from its character. Panjabi Radio is covering North London on 1584AM on the licence won by Lon...
Tags: London, Industry, Radio, Ofcom, Greater London, north London, Panjabi, Panjab Radio, Kelvin MacKenzie, Spectrum Radio, Love Sport Radio, Panjabi Radio, London Turkish Radio, ASSL, North London AM

UK's Guardian switches to biodegradable wrapping for newspapers

The Guardian — a national newspaper in the U.K. — has ditched its polythene packaging and replaced it with a compostable wrapper in an effort to reduce plastic waste. The newspaper and its inserts are now packaged in a clear, biodegradable material made from potato starch that will completely compost in just six months. The choice to scrap the plastic packaging makes The Guardian the first national newspaper in the U.K. to make such a switch, following publications like the National Trust membe...
Tags: UK, Design, London, News, Innovation, The Guardian, Guardian, Biodegradable, Waste, Newspaper, Greater London, National Trust, Suffolk, Guardian Newspaper, Observer, Plastic Packaging

Why you Should book Zimbabwe as your Next African Safari Holiday

Following years of planning and a supposed £120 million loan from China, Zimbabwe finally opened its landmark Victoria Falls International Airport back in 2016. Even more recently, it was announced that Brits would be able to board direct flights from London, creating a portal into a world of unheralded adventure and relatively unspoiled landscapes. It’s also seen demand soar for African safaris, which help you to navigate some of the wildest terrains safely and securely and d...
Tags: Travel, London, Africa, Zimbabwe, Travel Tips, Greater London, Zambezi, Hwange National Park, Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls International Airport, China Zimbabwe, Mark Butcher, Victoria Falls The, Zambezi Sands

NMC Health makes first UK acquisition with Aspen Healthcare deal - The National

NMC Health makes first UK acquisition with Aspen Healthcare deal - The National:London-listed NMC Health said it agreed to acquire 100 per cent of the equity of Aspen Healthcare for £10 million – its first acquisition of a UK-based healthcare company.“The acquisition provides NMC a very cost-effective means of introducing its fertility services to the UK,” the group said on Monday in a statement to the London Stock Exchange.NMC Health acquired Aspen Healthcare from New York Stock Exchange-listed...
Tags: Travel, UK, London, Edinburgh, New York Stock Exchange, Greater London, Aspen, NMC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, NMC Health, Tenet Healthcare Corporation, Aspen Healthcare, London Stock Exchange NMC Health

Why agencies committed to diversity need to end nepotism

The Drum recently published this article by our UK CEO, Jim Coleman, discussing why agencies need to take action to make sure that everyone has an equal chance of getting a seat at the table; and why ending nepotism in hiring practices is key to securing a diverse future for our industry. They’ve been kind enough to let us reproduce it below. Work placements have long been a way for young people to get a foot in the door. They are easy CV wins, showing enthusiasm for the ad industry, and at time...
Tags: UK, London, Seo, Internships, Creative Industries, Greater London, Thought Leadership, Jim Coleman, CMN, Apprenticeship, We Are Upstarts, Creative Mentor Network, Youth Select Committee

On the Amazon’s lawless frontier, murder mystery divides the locals and loggers

The Ka’apor tribe fight a daily battle in Brazil’s Maranhão state to protect their forestsSairá Ka’apor patrolled one of the most murderous frontiers in the world, a remote and largely lawless region of the Brazilian Amazon where his indigenous community has fought for generations to protect their forest land.Armed with clubs, bows and arrows, GPS trackers and crude guns, he and fellow members of Ka’apor Forest Guard drove off – and sometimes attacked – loggers who intruded into their territory,...
Tags: Amazon, Environment, Americas, World news, Trees and forests, Deforestation, Brazil, Amazon Rainforest, Indigenous Peoples, Greater London, Saira, Maranhao, Betel, Ka'apor, Ka'apor Forest Guard

UK: Big Voice London - Carter-Ruck

Carter-Ruck is delighted to be associated sponsor for Big Voice London, which acts as a valuable resource for the younger generation living in the Greater London area and provides advice
Tags: UK, News, Greater London, Carter Ruck, Big Voice London Carter Ruck, Big Voice London

Waymo Logs 4 Million Miles in Self-Driving Cars

Formerly known as Google’s self-driving car project, Waymo has been working on autonomous vehicle technology since 2009. Now, its self-driving cars have logged more than 4 million miles on public roads. Over the course of eight years, Waymo has tested its cars in 23 U.S. cities throughout the western coast of the U.S. and Texas. It took Waymo 18 months to complete its first million miles, but just six months for the last million. Recently, Waymo has been testing Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans...
Tags: Google, Texas, News, Greater London, Phoenix, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Waymo

Waymo Begins Testing Completely Self-Driving Cars on Public Roads

Waymo, the autonomous tech division spun off from Google’s self-driving car project, announced today that after eight years of development, it will begin testing true driverless vehicles in the Phoenix metro area. The cars will still have steering wheels, so they won’t be the Level 5 autonomous vehicles it’s working towards. But Waymo believes its technology is advanced enough that it no longer needs anyone in the driver’s seat, even as an emergency backup. Waymo is also confident enough in its ...
Tags: Google, News, Michigan, Greater London, Phoenix, Waymo

Five things to watch for in Saints-Dolphins in London

The NFL returns to London for the second of four games this season, bringing the Miami Dolphins (1-1) and the New Orleans Saints (1-2) into the Greater London area.
Tags: London, News, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Miami Dolphins, Greater London, Saints Dolphins

Patients have to wait for over 10 days to secure GP appointment in Greater London, study finds

Research by ZoomDoc, a GP on-demand service, has found that patients on average have to wait for over 10 days to see a GP in Greater London if they look for an appointment on Wednesday.
Tags: Health, Greater London

Roberts Radio launches digital radio adapter

A range of car digital radio adapters and a new fitting service, was announced at the Drive to Digital 2017 conference, at the British Museum today. They’re being launched by two of the UK’s leading technology manufacturers, Nextbase and Roberts Radio, and the car servicing business, Halfords Autocentres. Nextbase is introducing two new DAB products this autumn: the Nextbase ADAPT DAB250 and the Nextbase ADAPT DAB350BT,  the latter with the additional benefits of Bluetooth and hands-free...
Tags: Europe, UK, Radio, Today, Switzerland, Surrey, British Museum, Greater London, Digital Radio, Halfords, Roberts, Hancock, Digital Radio News, Digital Radio UK, Matt Hancock, Stefan Warhaftig

Facts about London

No culture is as enthusiastic about general knowledge and quizzes than the UK. From Mastermind and University Challenge, the radio show Round Britain Quiz, to weekly pub quizzes, trivia is a cherished British institution. To honor this fascination, London Unlocked has put together interesting facts for us in an infographic about London, most of these fact, we bet you didn’t know. 1. The Houses of Parliament has 1,000 rooms,100 staircases, eleven courtyards, eight bars and six restaurants, none...
Tags: Travel, England, London, Paris, Un, Tokyo, Quiz, Eiffel Tower, Westminster, Mumbai, London Underground, Greater London, Toulouse, All, Cultural Guides, Houses of Parliament

20 great things to do in Greater London

The UK capital hides some of its greatest attractions where visitors never think to look -- beyond the city's center
Tags: UK, Cnn, Greater London

English county council saves millions switching to G Suite and Chromebooks

A day in the life of an employee at Northumberland County Council in northern England involves everything from running schools, repairing roads or literally putting out fires. It’s work that never stops and that stretches across a rural area the size of Greater London with 330,000 citizens and three million sheep.Two years ago, the Northumberland IT team started to notice strain in their service infrastructure which connects 380 locations across the region, and recent budget cuts made that syste...
Tags: Google, England, Drive, Sheets, Docs, Greater London, Hangouts, Chromebooks, Arnold, Northumberland, Adam Stewart, Northumberland County Council, Google Cloud, Connected Workspaces, G Suite, Google in Europe

Cycling, pollution and London – what you need to know

London’s poor air quality has been in the headlines and, as a cyclist, this invisible danger is a major concern. According to figures from Kings College London, by January 5th of this year, Brixton had already exceeded the annual EU permitted nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels. This is primarily caused by diesel cars, which contribute 90-95% of NO2 emissions. The Royal College of Physicians published a report suggesting that it costs the UK more than £20 billion a year to deal with the effects of pol...
Tags: UK, London, Eu, Sport, Cycling, Switzerland, North, Greater London, Brixton, Royal College of Physicians, Kings College London, Kings College, Safe cycling in London, T Charge Toxicity Charge, Ultra Low Emission Zone ULEZ, LondonAir