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Old December 11th, 2012, 03:35 PM   #1101
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I got a question to ask.

2 years ago, I visited London and I remember that me and my friends went to a really cool and nice nightclub near Piccadilly Circus, that had between 4-6 floors with different music and theme in each floor.
The thing is, we dont remember the name of the nightclub.

Anyone here familiar with that club?
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Old December 11th, 2012, 03:39 PM   #1102
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This is just a thread not the new forum thats required.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 04:04 PM   #1103
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God I'd forgotten about that place - you wouldn't even know it's there from the ground floor - that retail/ex MTV studio is such a waste.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 04:53 PM   #1104
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Old December 11th, 2012, 05:30 PM   #1105
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You have to laugh....

http://betterblackfriars.wordpress.c...ion-a-success/

Do they even know what they are demonstrating against?
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Old December 11th, 2012, 05:54 PM   #1106
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The tall development to replace the IMBIBE bar. Quite a vocal opposition to it and a growing local opposition to the general Blackfriars cluster.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 06:01 PM   #1107
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Sorry - I realise what they are "against" - but just looking through the pictures looks like most of them just turned up for free cake, some singing and a good moan.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 06:03 PM   #1108
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The 2nd release of 2011 UK Census info should be released today. It includes more detailed information about the population (gender, religion, ethnicity etc).


London Population By Ethnicity (Census)

Data released on 11th December 2012: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/census...le-ks201ew.xls


London 8,173,941

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Total White British: 3,669,284 (44.9%)

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Total White Non-British: 1,218,151 (14.9%)

- White (Irish): 175,974 (2.2%)

- White (Gypsy/Traveller): 8,196 (0.1%)

- White (Other, eg. Latino): 1,033,981 (12.6%)


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Total Mixed Race: 405,279 (5.0%)

- Mixed (White+Black Caribbean): 119,425 (1.5%)

- Mixed (White+Black African): 65,479 (0.8%)

- Mixed (White+Asian): 101,500 (1.2%)

- Mixed (Other): 118,875 (1.5%)


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Total Asian + Mixed Asian population: 1,719,066 (20.9%)

Total Asian: 1,617,566 (19.7%)

- Asian (Indian): 542,857 (6.6%)

- Asian (Pakistani): 223,797 (2.7%)

- Asian (Bangladeshi): 222,127 (2.7%)

- Asian (Chinese): 124,250 (1.5%)

- Asian (Other): 398,515 (4.9%)

- Asian (Arab): 106,020 (1.3%)


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Total Black + Mixed Black population: 1,273,544 (15.6%)

Total Black: 1,088,640 (13.3%)

- Black (African): 573,931 (7.0%)

- Black (Caribbean): 344,597 (4.2%)

- Black (Other eg. Latino): 170,112 (2.1%)


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Total 'Other': 175,021 (2.1%)
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Old December 11th, 2012, 06:20 PM   #1109
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London Population By Place of Birth (Census)

Data released on 11th December 2012: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/census...le-qs203ew.xls



London 8,173,941

Population Born in the UK: 5,175,677 (63.3%)

Population Foreign Born: 2,998,264 (36.7%)

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Europe: United Kingdom: 5,175,677

- England: 4,997,072 (61.1%)

- Scotland: 89,527 (1.1%)

- Wales: 53,828 (0.7%)

- Northern Ireland: 32,774 (0.4%)

- Great Britain (not specified): 544 (0.0%)

- UK (not specified): 2,476 (0.0%)


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Europe: 998,694

- Poland: 158,300

- Ireland: 129,807

- France: 66,654

- Italy: 62,050

- Turkey: 59,596

- Germany: 55,476

- Romania: 44,848

- Portugal: 41,041

- Lithuania: 39,817

- Spain: 35,880


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Africa: 621,613

North Africa Total: 52,798

West and Central Africa Total: 240,354

- Nigeria: 114,718

- Ghana: 62,896

- Other West/Central African country: 62,740

East and Southern Africa Total: 322,322

- South Africa: 66,654

- Somalia: 65,333

- Kenya: 64,212

- Zimbabwe: 21,309

- Other East/Southern African country: 113,703


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Asia: 966,990

Central Asia: 4,808

Middle East: 121,794

- Iran: 37,339

- Other Middle Eastern country: 84,455


East Asia: 100,934

- China: 39,452

- Hong Kong: 26,435

- Other East Asia country: 35,047


South Asia: 626,196

- India: 262,247

- Pakistan: 112,457

- Bangladesh: 109,948

- Sri Lanka: 84,542

- Other South Asian country: 57,002


South East Asia: 113,258

- Philippines: 44,199

- Other South East Asian country: 69,059


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Americas: 326,280

North America: 86,134

- United States: 37,339

- Other North American country: 22,214

Central America: 5,473

South America: 90,315

Caribbean: 144,358

- Jamaica: 87,467

- Other Caribbean country: 56,891


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Antarctica and Oceania: 84,661

- Australia: 53,959
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Old December 11th, 2012, 06:43 PM   #1110
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This is a duck that needs a supersized bath. The 50ft creation sailed underneath Tower Bridge today to publicise a campaign aimed at encouraging us to have more fun. Actress Barbara Windsor launched the duck on behalf of Jackpotjoy.com’s Facebook FUNdation
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Old December 11th, 2012, 07:49 PM   #1111
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Urgh, all this gambling advertising is making me sick. It's all over the TV these days.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 08:05 PM   #1112
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Unfortunately, i can't find any data(2011 Census) on Russians in London and the UK.

For example, when i was here, i saw lots of them(or they're just russian-speaking) in West London and surroundings of the Regent's Park.

So, there are not so many Russians in London, compared to Indians and Blacks, but at least, they're one of the richest and influential people.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 09:38 PM   #1113
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Sorry - I realise what they are "against" - but just looking through the pictures looks like most of them just turned up for free cake, some singing and a good moan.
Ah our old chum local developer Russell Grey is one of the affiliated group

http://www.peoplesrepublicofsouthwar...nd-is-our-land

We call on Southwark Council to engage in and facilitate further consultation and give serious consideration to alternative, more socially responsible designs.

The trouble with these sort of local campaign groups is they just come across as closet nimbys with no real alternative,even if they do have a point. What is more socially responsible design??
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Old December 12th, 2012, 10:12 AM   #1114
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Considering the needs of local residents as well as, or over, the needs of developers just out to make a buck?
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Old December 12th, 2012, 01:32 PM   #1115
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Depends what they are actually protesting about. They never seem that bothered about planning regulation and the London plan regards to development especially residential. Not much to protest about there as they are socially responsible; it is the lack of development that isn't.

There is plenty of stuff looking at quality of services and things like pollution which at least is based on reality however the constant moaning about some new buildings to replace some defunct office blocks brings us nicely into Nimby territory, who the hells lives along Blackfriars road anyway?!

Along with Russell Grey (a developer himself) desperately trying to spread conservation areas (how is that going to help make housing affordable, maybe singing a song about it might help!).

All that sickening nonsense about "their land" makes me suspicious they are just interested in marketing their own property under the value boosting terms of "village" and "conservation area".
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Old December 12th, 2012, 04:08 PM   #1116
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I laughed so hard at this, i think, you, Londoners, would laugh harder
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Old December 12th, 2012, 08:13 PM   #1117
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Massive drugs raid, Brick Lane:

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Old December 13th, 2012, 12:58 AM   #1118
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What a ridiculous waste of tax-payer money.
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Old December 13th, 2012, 05:25 AM   #1119
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guys what is the old building of the gennaros restaurant in london , new compton street

what is the first building of the street , i search a apartment of my grandfather
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Old December 16th, 2012, 04:46 AM   #1120
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Never has London seemed more like a city state apart

-- Link to Guardian article --

Concluding a year of exceptional London triumphalism, the mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has been swanking, pretty much non stop, about the capital's superiority to everywhere else, including its host country. Speaking recently at the CBI, he claimed for London, rather than Britain, the success of the jubilee, at which Prince Philip contracted cystitis in the rain. London, not Britain, hosted the Olympics; London, not Britain, is "the world centre of banking and finance". Given a chance, he will even boast about London's falling murder rate.

Although, to his great credit, Johnson does not use the word "buzz", that famous but hard-to-pin-down London phenomenon which is apt to have evaporated by the time you reach journey's end in, say, Edgware, some of his claims to London's pre-eminence are contested. There are not, possibly because of the high oligarch murder rate, more Michelin-starred restaurants in London than in Paris. But it cannot be denied, as Johnson told the CBI conference, that just as New York is the go-to megacity for cockroaches, London can claim to be the world's premier venue for rich litigants. No self-respecting foreign gangster or oligarch would think of suing anywhere else.

It is just another sign of Johnson's originality that, where others might see only a minute group of interdependent shysters who shovel money from one hiding place to another, at the same time that they help push London property prices to levels of undreamed-of inaccessibility, Johnson recognises a precious income stream of which some minute fraction cannot but end up as minimum wages for Londoners. Even the meanest A-list litigants, he suspects, do not wash their own underwear.

"I have no shame", Johnson declared, "in saying to the injured spouses of the world's billionaires if you want to take him to the cleaners, tahlink, take him to the cleaners in London. Because London cleaners will be grateful for your business."

As for libel suits. "I would never encourage anyone to sue," Johnson said, "but if one oligarch feels defamed by another oligarch, it is London's lawyers who apply the necessary balm to the ego. And it is those rouble-fuelled refreshers and retainers that find their way into the pockets of chefs and waiters and doormen and janitors and nannies and tutors and actors and aromatherapists – and keep the wheels of the economy turning, and put bread on the tables of some of the poorest and hardest working families in the city."

We look forward then, to many further London panegyrics in which Johnson shows how the capital's most despised characteristics can be re-invented as peerless assets. Take London pigeons, and the way these vermin reduce the burden on the health service by giving old bird-women a reason to live. Notice, how, when it snows in London, the streets are left ungritted, saving money and, in this picturesque condition, assisting keen skiers and sledgers. Admire the way London's abject arrangements for cycling keep all but the bravest off their bikes, thus boosting public transport revenue and helping nervous drivers.

Visit its hard-working estate agents, and see how grateful they are for London's flourishing house prices, which at an average £444,393 ensure that poorer provincials will never be tempted to add to the colourful rush-hour congestion. Applaud the way lax banking regulation has helped make London great. Actually, he has already done that one: "We can't solve the banking crisis by imposing more regulations than our rivals in other European jurisdictions."

Even before Boris Johnson became a full-time London supremacist, with a tendency to depict the relationship between the capital and its country as that between a mighty benefactor and his useless family dependents, Ken Livingstone had joked about the case for separatism. "Having been to Singapore," he said in 2006, "and seen how successful it was I think anything short of a fully independent city state is a lost opportunity, with its own foreign and defence policies thrown in."

Since when, the widening of economic and cultural differences between the capital and the rest of the country would have ensured, even without the Johnson line in PR, that the interests of Londoners looked more and remote to fellow-Britons, and closer and closer to the preoccupations of fellow city-state residents from New York to Rio de Janeiro.

The evidence of the new census, showing that white ethnic British are now outnumbered in London, is unlikely to assist understanding. Not necessarily because this is a ratio that would feel unusual in many other regions and outlandish in some: the ostensible London melting pot obscures social divisions which ensure that many privileged Londoners move in circles that are quite as white-British as Budleigh Salterton, and much less so than those in Boston, Lincolnshire.

Rather, the census figures provide yet another pretext, along with developments in London education, London housing, London budget cuts, London arts, London policing, for a London-based political and media class to continue to dwell on local, occasionally parochial stories that may be irrelevant to millions of non-Londoners. And these are covered to the exclusion of equally important, possibly more punishing developments in the lives of people who are less likely than ever to disturb the ruling, southern metropolitan class.

The strain posed by immigration on London's social services will appear as far more pressing than the strain on Hartlepool of having no jobs. The loss of one London library will look infinitely more serious, to judge by the national coverage, than the loss of over 30 in Yorkshire. And the more, as they must, most journalists and MPs come from London and the south-east, the more unobjectionable such assessments will seem.

Even Londoners, swelling with pride in their prodigiously declining murder rate, know that if they leave the city, they, along with their children, might never afford to come back. And what spiralling rents and the use of internships are not already doing to depress geographical mobility will be completed if ever Osborne decides, by entrenching unequal regional pay, that two cultures should be matched by two economies. Of course, this is fine if you like your political leaders drawn, as they are now, from London (Cameron, Miliband), or for mild variety Buckinghamshire (Clegg).

If the BBC's recent relocations to Salford were, as often alleged, purely a symbolic gesture to appease licence payers, which have required absurd and expensive shuntings back and forth of hyperventilating celebrities, they did at least offer some resistance to the big message of the London Olympics: we rule.

Short of moving the government out of London, to somewhere independent of Johnson's noble bankers, there are still ways the government can show the regions have economic purposes beyond dependency on the gifts of a domineering capital city, and almost any of them would be less disgusting than keeping visiting trophy wives in aromatherapy treatments.
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