London’s Trellick Tower and a Development Debate

Residents of Trellick Tower, a 1972 public housing block, fought to stop a development project they said would undermine the building’s integrity. But they fear the reprieve might be only temporary.

#affordable-housing, #architecture, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #london-england, #public-and-subsidized-housing

Climate Change Worsened Britain’s Heat Wave, Scientists Find

Scorchers like the one last week are still unusual, but global warming is making them more likely, and worse when they do strike.

#england, #europe, #global-warming, #great-britain, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #london-england, #met-office-united-kingdom, #summer-season, #surrey-england, #weather, #western-europe, #world-weather-attribution, #yorkshire-england

At the Serpentine, a Show of Nature’s Healing Power

The climate crisis is inspiring — and requiring — new perspectives in thinking for the London gallery, starting with “Back to Earth.”

#art, #colombia, #elwha-river-wash, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #eno-brian, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #global-warming, #global-witness, #levees-and-dams, #london-england, #metzger-gustav-1926-2017, #obrist-hans-ulrich, #serpentine-galleries, #the-overstory-book

London Shows How Unprepared Northern Cities Are for a Warmer World

As the heat wave rolled out, it left behind fears about how Northern European cities can cope with extreme weather driven by global warming.

#england, #europe, #fires-and-firefighters, #global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #khan-sadiq, #london-england, #wildfires

Extreme Heat Puts Life on Hold in Britain, a Land Not Built for It

In a country more accustomed to temperate weather, a brutal heat wave tested Britain’s infrastructure and forced millions to choose between a Stygian commute or a stifling home office.

#air-conditioning, #charles-prince-of-wales, #england, #global-warming, #great-britain, #heat-and-heat-waves, #infrastructure-public-works, #johnson-boris, #london-england, #transit-systems

Britain Girds for Scorching Heat That Could Break Records

Temperatures may top 100 degrees Fahrenheit in some areas, a rarity that has prompted a national emergency.

#great-britain, #heat-and-heat-waves, #london-england, #network-rail-ltd, #nhs, #weather

Boris Johnson’s Lies Worked for Years, Until They Didn’t

The British prime minister thought he could swagger and dissemble his way through any scandal, but found the rules of gravity applied after all.

#brussels-belgium, #conservative-party-great-britain, #daily-telegraph-the-british-newspaper, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #london-england, #politics-and-government

To Pick Johnson’s Successor, Britain’s Conservatives Have to Reinvent the Party

The choice of Britain’s next prime minister falls to the governing Conservatives, whose lawmakers pushed Boris Johnson to resign and now have to reinvent their party without him.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #johnson-boris, #london-england, #politics-and-government

In the U.K., Climate Protesters Are Gluing Themselves to Art

Activists are gluing themselves to the frames of iconic paintings. They say it does not matter whether their actions are popular — only whether they are noticed.

#art, #constable-john, #courtauld-gallery, #extinction-rebellion, #glasgow-scotland, #global-warming, #great-britain, #london-england, #manchester-art-gallery, #museums, #national-gallery-london, #van-gogh-vincent

Big Ben Bongs Will Soon Ring Out Again Across London

Next to the Houses of Parliament, the tower that houses the enormous bell has been undergoing renovation since 2017.

#architecture, #great-britain, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #london-england, #palace-of-westminster-london-england, #watches-and-clocks

Tennis’ Most Popular Podcast Is The Tennis Podcast

It started around David Law’s parents’ dining room table. A decade later, “The Tennis Podcast” is the conscience of the game and how the sport communicates with itself.

#carillo-mary, #french-open-tennis, #king-billie-jean, #london-england, #podcasts, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

Entering Wimbledon, Emma Raducanu Carries a Heavy Load of Expectations

Emma Raducanu came out of nowhere to win the U.S. Open at 18 years old. Things have been a little rocky ever since.

#content-type-personal-profile, #london-england, #raducanu-emma-2002, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

U.K. Hobbled By Largest Railway Strike in Three Decades

Travel was disrupted for tens of millions of people during the country’s biggest walkout in decades as union leaders warned of a summer of labor unrest.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #london-england, #national-union-of-rail-maritime-and-transport-workers-rmt, #organized-labor, #strikes, #transit-systems, #wages-and-salaries

U.K. Train Strike Expected to Cause Transit Chaos

Tens of millions of Britons will find traveling difficult or impossible during the biggest walkout in decades, as union leaders warn of a summer of labor unrest.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #london-england, #national-union-of-rail-maritime-and-transport-workers-rmt, #organized-labor, #strikes, #transit-systems, #wages-and-salaries

How Louis Theroux Became a ‘Jiggle Jiggle’ Sensation at Age 52

Decades into his career, the British American journalist has an unlikely TikTok hit that could be the song of the summer. “I am not trying to make it as a rapper,” he says.

#jiggle-jiggle-song, #london-england, #rap-and-hip-hop, #social-media, #theroux-louis, #tiktok-bytedance

The Grenfell Fire, 5 Years Later: What Happened, and What Has Changed

The fire quickly engulfed the apartment building, fueled by cladding now banned. An investigation is continuing. But the families of the 72 who died find accountability slow in coming.

#buildings-structures, #england, #fires-and-firefighters, #great-britain, #grenfell-tower-fire-june-2017, #london-england, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Five Years On, Five Lives Shattered by the Grenfell Tower Fire

After 72 people died in the blaze in 2017, there were vows of reform and accountability. But for those whose lives were upended by the disaster, there have been few answers.

#great-britain, #grenfell-tower-london-england, #grenfell-tower-fire-june-2017, #london-england

Boris Johnson Survives Confidence Vote, Scarred but Still Standing

More than 40 percent of lawmakers in Mr. Johnson’s own Conservative Party voted to remove him, a sign that he may struggle to remain prime minister.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #london-england

London Police Evacuate Trafalgar Square, but Say ‘Incident Has Now Been Concluded’

The evacuation of the square in Central London rattled the capital on the third day of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee. The police later said it was not related to terrorism.

#buckingham-palace, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #london-england, #scotland-yard-metropolitan-police-service

As U.K. Offers Homes to Ukrainians, Process Lags Behind Good Will

A plan that allows Britons to sponsor people fleeing the Russian invasion has been plagued by visa delays and safeguarding concerns.

#england, #great-britain, #london-england, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-nations-high-commission-for-refugees, #visas

In London, a Long-Awaited High-Speed Train Is Ready to Roll

The Elizabeth line, 13 years in the making, will soon uncoil under central London with cathedral-like stations and roomy cars. Its managers say it’s a testament to the power of public transportation.

#byford-andrew, #cuomo-andrew-m, #johnson-boris, #khan-sadiq, #london-england, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #subways, #transit-systems

U.K. Donor Said to Have Funneled Russian Money to Tories

The cash was part of a fund-raising blitz that helped propel Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s party to victory in 2019. Records track $630,225 to a Russian bank account.

#barclays-plc, #campaign-finance, #conservative-party-great-britain, #crimea-ukraine, #ehud-sheleg, #johnson-boris, #london-england, #money-laundering, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sergei-kopytov

What to Do in London: Platinum Jubilee, ‘Bridgerton’ Events and More

Royal culture, historic sites and traditional British experiences are catnip to Americans who have missed traveling across the pond. A visitors’ guide.

#art, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #content-type-service, #culture-arts, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #hyde-park-london-england, #kensington-brooklyn-ny, #kings-cross-london-england, #london-england, #mayfair-london-england, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #river-thames-england, #shoreditch-london-england, #theater, #travel-and-vacations

Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury Faces Dillian Whyte in London

Even before Saturday’s fight at Wembley Stadium in London, the undefeated heavyweight champion was pestered with disruptions.

#arum-bob, #boxing, #dillian-whyte, #fury-tyson-1988, #joshua-anthony-1989, #kinahan-daniel, #london-england, #povetkin-alexander, #wembley-stadium-london-england

Book Review: “Supertall,” by Stefan Al

Stefan Al’s “Supertall” is a thoughtful inquiry into the new generation of skyscrapers, which are taller and more ubiquitous than their predecessors.

#al-stefan, #architecture, #billionairesrow-manhattan-ny, #buildings-structures, #hong-kong, #london-england, #new-york-city, #singapore, #supertall-how-the-worlds-tallest-buildings-are-reshaping-our-cities-and-our-lives-book, #urban-areas

Black Artists Lead Turner Prize Shortlist

This year’s nominees include a sculptor, a photographer and an artist who created a 31-foot statue of a dollop of whipped cream, with a fly on it.

#art, #great-britain, #liverpool-england, #london-england, #milton-keynes-england, #phillipson-heather-1978, #tate-liverpool, #turner-prize

‘Cabaret,’ Starring Eddie Redmayne, Sweeps Olivier Awards

The musical won seven awards at Britain’s equivalent of the Tonys. A puppet-filled adaptation of “Life of Pi” and a “Back to the Future” musical also won big.

#actors-and-actresses, #atim-sheila, #back-to-the-future-the-musical-play, #buckley-jessie-1989, #cabaret-play, #chakrabarti-lolita, #constellations-play, #frecknall-rebecca, #great-britain, #life-of-pi-play, #london-england, #redmayne-eddie, #theater

U.K. Takes a Hawkish Lead on Russia, but Will Europe Follow?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is pressing European allies to take a hard line, like cutting off Russian energy imports, but after Brexit, his influence is limited.

#embargoes-and-sanctions, #european-union, #johnson-boris, #london-england, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #scholz-olaf-1958, #ukraine

Jeremy King, a London Restaurateur, Is Shown the Exit

Jeremy King fell out with his Bangkok-based partner. His A-list customers vow never to return to the restaurants he made famous.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #heinecke-william-e, #king-jeremy-1954, #london-england, #minor-international-pcl, #regent-hotel, #restaurants, #wolseley

Killer of Sabina Nessa in London Park Faces Life in Prison

The murder of a schoolteacher, Sabina Nessa, 28, added to a sense of outrage amid fears the authorities were failing to address violence against women.

#england, #great-britain, #london-england, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #nessa-sabina-d-2021, #women-and-girls

Ed Sheeran Wins ‘Shape of You’ Plagiarism Case

The singer “neither deliberately, nor subconsciously” stole from another songwriter when writing his 2017 hit, a British judge ruled.

#copyrights-and-copyright-violations, #london-england, #mcdaid-johnny, #music, #shape-of-you-song, #sheeran-ed

Britain Seizez Russian Superyacht

The British authorities have joined those nations putting pressure on Vladimir Putin by targeting the assets of his wealthy supporters.

#embargoes-and-sanctions, #great-britain, #london-england, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

London Police Issue Fines for Downing Street Lockdown Parties

There was no indication of whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson was penalized, but the police decision puts a perilous political scandal back in the spotlight.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #london-england, #politics-and-government, #scotland-yard-metropolitan-police-service

Do Russian Oligarchs Have a Secret Weapon in London’s Libel Lawyers?

How a group of attorneys worked to keep negative stories about President Vladimir Putin’s allies out of the British media for decades.

#abramovich-roman-a, #belton-catherine-journalist, #freedom-of-the-press, #johnson-boris, #legal-profession, #libel-and-slander, #london-england, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #suits-and-litigation-civil

How ‘Bridgerton’ Touches on Colonialism in India

Season 2 of the Netflix show centers on the Sharma family, whose story of moving between England and India has echoes in historical fact.

#bridgerton-tv-program, #london-england, #television, #van-dusen-chris

Britain’s Old War Office Will Soon Become a 5-Star Raffles Hotel

An extravagant conversion is nearly complete on the Old War Office, an Edwardian-era monument to Britain’s imperial past being made into a five-star hotel and high-end apartments.

#great-britain, #hinduja-group, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #london-england, #raffles-hotel

British Museum to Remove Sackler Name From Its Walls

The decision comes just months after the Metropolitan Museum of Art said it would remove the family’s name from seven exhibition spaces.

#art, #british-museum, #great-britain, #london-england, #museums, #national-gallery-london, #opioids-and-opiates, #purdue-pharma, #sackler-family, #victoria-and-albert-museum

An Elegant Notting Hill Flat Enlivened By Maximalist Flourishes

It was renovating his home in London that helped Enis Karavil hone his aesthetic and led him to start his own design business.

#antiques, #design, #furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #london-england

Some Transgender People Used Remote Work to Make a Change

After transitioning in private, they are preparing to return to the workplace at a time when gender identity itself is a politically divisive issue.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #discrimination, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #hospitals, #kentucky, #london-england, #national-center-for-transgender-equality, #northwell-health, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #surgery-and-surgeons, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #workplace-environment

In This Edwardian Townhouse, the Bathrooms Set the Tone

When renovating their London home, a creative couple sacrificed their guest bedroom for the love of a good soak.

#bathrooms-and-toilets, #design, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #london-england, #restoration-and-renovation, #springdesign2022

U.K. Supreme Court Says Assange Cannot Appeal His Extradition to U.S.

In a blow for the embattled WikiLeaks founder, the court said it had refused permission to appeal “because the application does not raise an arguable point of law.”

#assange-julian-p, #extradition, #freedom-of-the-press, #great-britain, #london-england, #supreme-court-of-the-united-kingdom, #wikileaks

‘The Power of the Dog’ Wins Best Film at Wide-Open BAFTAs

Jane Campion won the best director prize at Britain’s Academy Awards for her tense western in an evening that saw a host of surprise winners.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #belfast-movie, #british-academy-of-film-and-television, #campion-jane, #coda-movie, #cumberbatch-benedict, #debose-ariana, #dont-look-up-movie, #dune-movie, #hamaguchi-ryusuke, #king-richard-movie, #kotsur-troy, #london-england, #movies, #smith-will, #the-power-of-the-dog-movie, #villeneuve-denis, #wilson-rebel-1980

U.K. Court Rules Police Violated Rights of Everard Vigil Organizers

The judgment comes at a particularly fraught time for London’s Metropolitan Police Service, and as Parliament considers a law that would broaden police powers to clamp down on protests.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #everard-sarah, #great-britain, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #london-england, #scotland-yard-metropolitan-police-service, #women-and-girls

I Love London Theater. But Not London Theatergoing.

While full of fine shows, a long-awaited binge was also full of stress about how loosely audiences followed rules about staying healthy in a pandemic.

#juliet-play, #a-number-play, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cyrano-de-bergerac-play, #henry-v-play, #london-england, #the-book-of-dust-la-belle-sauvage-book, #the-book-of-dust-la-belle-sauvage-play, #the-chairs-play, #the-ocean-at-the-end-of-the-lane-play, #theater

Workers Strike in a London Underground Already Battered by the Pandemic

Transport workers started the first of two 24-hour strikes planned for this week amid concerns over unfilled posts, pensions and the long-term financing of the rail system.

#commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #london-england, #london-underground, #national-union-of-rail-maritime-and-transport-workers-rmt, #strikes, #subways, #transit-systems, #transport-for-london

Amelia Dimoldenberg Is in Search of Love on ‘Chicken Shop Date’

Amelia Dimoldenberg, a comedian and YouTube host, has amassed a Gen Z following, mixing poultry and romance on her show “Chicken Shop Date.”

#actors-and-actresses, #celebrities, #central-saint-martins-college-of-art-and-design, #dates-fruit, #essex-england, #great-britain, #london-england, #music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #television, #youtube-com

An Art-World Capital, With Few Places for Artists to Work

A new London exhibition celebrates the creativity of artists in their studios. But ateliers in the city are vanishing, and artists are being pushed out.

#art, #bacon-francis, #gentrification, #london-england, #real-estate-commercial, #whitechapel-gallery

Review: Conversation and Conflict, as Warhol Meets Basquiat

Paul Bettany and Jeremy Pope give memorable performances as the odd couple artists in Anthony McCarten’s new play, “The Collaboration.”

#actors-and-actresses, #bettany-paul, #london-england, #pope-jeremy-actor, #theater, #young-vic-theater-company

Roman Mosaics Point to Rowdy London District’s High-End Side

The discovery of the two mosaics in Southwark, across the Thames from the City of London, has been greeted by archaeologists as “exceptional.”

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #great-britain, #london-england, #museum-of-london, #roman-civilization

For Some in U.K., End of Covid Restrictions Threatens More Isolation

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is abolishing Covid regulations to move “back towards normality.” But people at high risk from the disease say the move will constrict their lives instead.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #england, #great-britain, #internal-storyline-no, #johnson-boris, #london-england, #politics-and-government, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #scotland, #vaccination-and-immunization