PUBLISHED: 15:03 30 April 2018 | UPDATED: 15:41 30 April 2018 Aaron Walawalkar Atam Academy perform at the Mayor of London's Vaisakhi celebrations. Photo: Raj Ghedu Archant From school performances to artist exhibitions, the borough’s Sikh community was at the heart of Mayor of London’s Vaisakhi celebrations this weekend. More than 18,000 people from across the capital reportedly braved rainy weather to commemorate Vaisakhi in Trafalgar Square on Saturday (April 28). Vaisakhi, also known as Baisakhi or Vaishakhi, commemorates the transformation of the Sikhs into a family of warrior saints, known as the Khalsa Panth, under Guru Gobind Singh in 1699. Twenty five pupils from the Atam Academy, in Barley lane, Little Heath, opened the show with singing and miming and English and Punjabi. “Every where we go, people want to know who we are,” sang the children, aged between four and seven. And, as the song reached its crescendo, the chanted: “We are the … [Read more...] about Redbridge’s Sikhs at the heart of the Mayor of London’s Vaisakhi celebrations
DONALD Trump cancelled his planned visit to open the new US embassy in London in February 2018. He said the old building was sold for "peanuts" in a "bad deal" and has slammed the new outpost again as in a "horrible location". Here's our guide. Where is the new US embassy? The new US embassy is close to the River Thames in Nine Elms, South West London. It is near Battersea Power Station and New Covent Garden flower market, outside central London in the borough of Wandsworth. The $1billion construction was funded by the sale of other properties in London including the old embassy building in Mayfair. It is a veritable fortress set back at least 100ft from surrounding buildings - mostly newly erected high-rise residential blocks - and incorporates living quarters for the US Marines permanently stationed inside. MORE DONALD TRUMP NEWSBAD MOVE? Kanye shaves his hair to honour 'hero' gun survivor - but she has other ideas TRUMP A NUKE NUISANCE May backs Merkel to stop Trump pulling out of … [Read more...] about Where is the new US embassy in London and who is the American ambassador to the UK?
City of London police are investigating whether organised criminals are transporting beggars into the capital's Square Mile. The force, which patrols the city's financial and trading district, confirmed it is probing whether organised crime networks were exploiting beggars to make money for themselves. “The City of London Police are currently in the process of understanding whether there are any occurrences of organised crime groups utilising beggars to make money in the Square Mile by offering to transport them to the City and back at times when the City is most busy," Commander Jane Gyford said. “The investigation into this is still in its early stages. However, we have a dedicated vulnerability team within our community policing unit and we also work closely with the City of London Corporation Outreach Team who engage proactively with all the beggars and rough sleepers in the City and work alongside social services, housing and a number of charities.” The … [Read more...] about Organised criminals ‘dropping off beggars in London’
There is a new home for all your west London football clubs - Football.London . Football.London was launched at the end of 2016 with a focus on the capital's biggest clubs. But, following its continued success, we have decided to grow the site by incorporating the rest of London's clubs. From covering just the top Premier League outfits, Football.London now covers from north to south and east to west London and everything in the middle. So if you're a Brentford, Fulham or QPR fan we have not stopped covering your clubs, there is just a new place to find the biggest and best stories from Griffin Park, Craven Cottage and Loftus Road. Football.London has it all, so bookmark the page, add it to your favourites and stay with us as we continue to delve into the heart of your clubs. You can find dedicated page to your clubs right here - Brentford , Fulham , QPR . … [Read more...] about There is a new place for our west London football clubs
Joan Collins has announced details of the Unscripted tour for 2018. The legendary actress and author will head to venues across the UK including London's Adelphi Theatre on September 9. She will discuss her life and career at the shows, which spans more than 50 years and has seen her star in the award-winning Dynasty and receive a Damehood for her services to charity. Plus she has also had a successful writing career, selling more than 50 million copies worldwide, which have been translated into 30 languages. Earlier this year she was announced as a guest star in the upcoming eighth season of American Horror Story. Although creator Ryan Murphy and Collins have both kept tight-lipped about her role, she did tell Entertainment Tonight she will be 'glamorous'. Where can I buy tickets? They'll be available from See Tickets here. When do they go on sale? Tickets go on sale at 10am on Wednesday May 2. How much are tickets? They're priced at £48.80-£59.80. What are the tour … [Read more...] about Joan Collins announces London show on Unscripted UK tour