What’s behind the rise of Hong Kong’s boutique banking firms? – South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostFrom Hong Kong to London, a rising number of industry superstars disenchanted by a seemingly unending tide of post-crisis red tape, cost-cutting and stagnating paychecks are leaving…

London house prices threaten recovery – Financial Times

London house prices threaten recoveryFinancial TimesIf Mark Carney wants to understand what is going on in London’s housing market, he needs to speak to Gary Gosney. Mr Gosney is the…

IN PICTURES: Pro-ISIS Agitators Take to the Heart of London’s Tourist District – Breitbart News

IN PICTURES: Pro-ISIS Agitators Take to the Heart of London’s Tourist DistrictBreitbart NewsPro ISIS agitators have been pictured in one of London’s busiest tourist districts, Oxford Street, this afternoon. The…

Fears for Irish man who vanished from hotel in London – Irish Independent

Irish IndependentA spokesman for the London Metropolitan Police said they are increasingly concerned for the well being of John Dowdall (37) from Scarriff, Co Clare. Mr Dowdall, a diabetic, travelled…

Bubble Tea Meets Cocktails at this New Bar Opening Tonight in Boston – BostInno (blog)

Bubble Tea Meets Cocktails at this New Bar Opening Tonight in BostonBostInno (blog)Don’t let the words “tea bar” fool you. This new hot spot, opening in Allston tonight, will be…

100 of the best things to do in London – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukIn terms of cultural attractions, world-class restaurants and unusual diversions, London is a city without compare. It is no exaggeration to say you could pursue a different recreational activity in…

Beloved London Restaurant Daphne’s Gets a New Look – Architectural Digest (blog)

Beloved London Restaurant Daphne’s Gets a New LookArchitectural Digest (blog)Beloved London restaurant Daphne’s revealed a new look just in time to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Located in the city’s Chelsea…

Pro-Isis leaflets distributed in London’s Oxford Street – Financial Times

Pro-Isis leaflets distributed in London’s Oxford StreetFinancial TimesDozens of pro-Isis leaflets were distributed in London’s Oxford Street on Tuesday, urging Muslims to pledge allegiance to the jihadi group and travel…

Interview: Kieran & Danny Clancy from London Restaurant Beagle – HUH.

Interview: Kieran & Danny Clancy from London Restaurant BeagleHUH.There is a lot of competition for restaurants in London just like there is for club nights. You just have to prove…

Islamic State Supporters Hand Out Leaflets in Central London Promising ‘Dawn … – Newsweek

NewsweekExtremist supporters of Islamic State handed out leaflets promoting the establishment of a “Kahlifah” and calling on Muslims to “obey the Kahleef”, on the streets central London today, witnesses have…

Well-known Southall restaurant Chaudhry’s – filthy and pest-infested – getwestlondon

getwestlondonThe owner of Chaudhry’s TKC restaurant in Southall , pleaded guilty to eight food hygiene offences after council officers found their premises to be dirty and pest-infested. MMM Caterers Limited…

MP ‘can’t live in London on £120000’ – but how does his pay measure up? – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukThe average rent per week for a three-bedroom property in Westminster is £1,407 according to London Property Watch, but a similar property in Streatham – in Travelcard Zone 3 and…

News 8’s Katelyn Smith takes state police fitness test – WGAL Lancaster

News 8’s Katelyn Smith takes state police fitness testWGAL Lancaster“To lower the physical fitness standards for applicants would be insulting to those men and women who already strove to achieve…

Top 100 restaurants: the number one best restaurant in London is… – Time Out London

Time Out LondonContinuing with our totally terrific top ten countdown towards London’s best restaurant, take a look at Chiltern Firehouse in Marylebone, which has been crowned as number one! They…

Inside London’s Underground Burlesque – Daily Beast

Daily BeastLONDON—”I am back, bitches,” yelled the yellow-haired transvestite with starched black eye lashes who looked like Goldilocks wearing a Super Woman ensemble put together from the contents of local…

Buggy Blown On To Tube Tracks In ‘Near-Fatal’ Incident On London … – Huffington Post UK

Huffington Post UKA series of pictures depicting the terrifying moment a child’s buggy was blown into the path of an oncoming tube train have been released by police. The buggy…

London house prices to finally cool down as homeowners rush to sell properties – CITY A.M.

London house prices to finally cool down as homeowners rush to sell propertiesCITY A.M.THE FROTHY London housing market is likely to come off the boil in the months ahead, with…

Baby in buggy blown on to London underground tracks – video – The Guardian

The GuardianCCTV footage shows the moment a baby’s buggy runs on to the tracks at London’s Goodge Street underground station. British Transport police released video of the buggy being blown…

‘Out of control’ passenger forces London-bound Virgin Atlantic flight to turn … – Daily Mail

Daily MailAn ‘out of control’ passenger forced a London-bound Virgin Atlantic flight to make a U-turn back to Hong Kong this morning. Flight VS201, which was destined for London’s Heathrow,…

Child in stroller blown onto London Tube tracks – CBC.ca

Child in stroller blown onto London Tube tracksCBC.caBritish Transport Police released harrowing images Monday of a child in a stroller being blown by tunnel wind onto London subway tracks and…

Norway’s Oil Fund Snaps Up London’s Savile Row – New York Times

New York TimesNorway’s oil fund, the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, is adding to its collection of high-end real estate by acquiring a 57.8 percent interest in the Pollen Estate,…

A Taste of Russian Dance in London – New York Times

New York TimesLONDON — Russia’s two great ballet companies have been on the road of late. The Bolshoi, based in Moscow, just ended a two-week tour of New York, and…

Summer Forecast: On the record – ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)Each weekday for the next three weeks, our summer panel of prognosticators — a motley crew featuring our friends in the Celtics blogging community — will join forces to…

Ember Yard! – Time Out London

Time Out LondonContinuing with our totally terrific top ten countdown towards London’s best restaurant, take a look at Ember Yard in Soho, which has made it in at number two!…

Ride London 100: five things I learned while cycling 86 soggy miles – The Guardian (blog)

The Guardian (blog)While vast – and the 24,000-strong field did make this year’s course seem a fair bit more packed than the inaugural 2013 event – Ride London manages to…

London emissions rules could ban classic cars from city center – Fox News

Fox NewsBut now there are fears these cars will be blocked from the roads of the UK’s capital city, London. It’s all about a proposed ban on all but zero…

Norway’s Wealth Fund Buys $576 Million in London Property – Bloomberg

Norway’s Wealth Fund Buys $576 Million in London PropertyBloombergNorway’s sovereign wealth fund, the world’s largest, bought a stake in an estate in London‘s Mayfair district for 343 million pounds ($576…

Man stabbed to death after argument on south east London street – Evening Standard

Evening StandardA murder investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed to death during an argument in south east London. Officers arrived at the scene on Eltham Road, Lee,…

Burst water main and former hurricane Bertha cause chaos across London – Evening Standard

Evening StandardThe London Fire Brigade said about 30 shops were affected by the flooding and firefighters were helping to pump the water away, using sandbags to control the flow. Several…

Children evacuated from London hospital after fox falls through ceiling – Evening Standard

Evening StandardThe trust said work was undertaken, following the incident in late June, to improve the security of the 1970s tower block on its North London site, so that animals…

The Show Should Go On in London – American Thinker

American ThinkerDemonstrations in Trafalgar Square in London in late July purportedly protesting against the Israeli response to the unceasing rocket attacks by Hamas in Gaza displayed not only flags and…

Blythe claims London-Surrey Classic – Cyclingnews.com

Cyclingnews.comAfter a wet and muddy 200km race, it was NFTO’s Adam Blythe who emerged victorious on The Mall as he edged friend and training partner Ben Swift (Team Sky) with…

Restaurant review: Kurobuta, London W2 – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukWhere do you stand on the question of enthusiasm? Personally, I find little as offensive as displays of zest for any aspect of human existence. Nothing has me reaching for…

Abrupt halt to double digit house price rises in London – Telegraph.co.uk

Abrupt halt to double digit house price rises in LondonTelegraph.co.ukThe estate agent says house prices so far this year have increased at a faster pace than expected. In particular, homeowners…

London-Surrey classic: Blythe beats Swift in sprint finish – BBC Sport

BBC SportAdam Blythe beats fellow Briton Ben Swift in a sprint finish to clinch the London-Surrey Classic title. NFTO rider Blythe, from Sheffield, broke from a leading group of five…