London Travel News 12/08/2010
Freeze of the century: Army on standby in coldest December for 100 years
Wow, and here I'd thought the winter of 2003-4 was bad…it's got nothing on 2010.
How to see London in a weekend
A short but brilliant London itinerary.
London’s secret historical treasures
A beautiful photo gallery of traces from London's history, found in nooks and crannies all over the city.
‘Glee’ cast performs on ‘X Factor’ in Britain
Glad to know that America can share a little of our entertainment with Britain…for a change.
O2 arena success is sweet music to Government
The Government is set for a substantial windfall after the O2 posted record ticket sales of £60.3 million and celebrated its third year in a row as the world's most popular music venue.
British soldier killed by US plane in Afghanistan
A British paratrooper killed in Afghanistan while on foot patrol was a victim of “friendly fire” when an American F-18 warplane strafed the wrong area, it was revealed this afternoon.
The world’s booziest nation: Britons drink more regularly than any other country
Oh. Oh, dear.
Susan Philipsz wins Turner Prize for sound installation
The Scottish artist is the first person to win the £25,000 award for a sound installation. Philipsz records herself singing 16th century laments and plays them in unusual locations, including supermarket aisles and a series of bridges over the Clyde in Glasgow.
Putin ‘held secret talks with Fifa executives’
It emerged yesterday that Vladimir Putin held secret meetings with at least a third of the executive committee members of football's governing body Fifa, which last week handed Russia the right to host the 2018 World Cup.
Students protest over arts education cuts at Turner Prize ceremony
In answer to recent cuts in arts education funding, about about 40 students from a variety of London area universities staged a protest last night at the Tate Britain during the Turner Prize award ceremony.