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London Fashion Week: Representation is 'still a problem'

London Fashion Week: Representation is 'still a problem'

Entertainment
Was this the most diverse London Fashion Week to date? Victoria Beckham chose 47-year-old Stella Tennant to open her debut show in London, model Winnie Harlow, who has vitiligo, opened for House of Holland and wheelchair user and former Paralympian Samanta Bullock closed at the Fashion's Finest show.Last week, Kate Moss welcomed the increase in diversity in the fashion industry, saying it had changed for the better."There's so much more diversity now, I think it's right. There's so many different sizes and colours and heights. Why would you just be a one-size model and represent all of these people?"Designer Steven Tai, who has worked at design houses including Viktor + Rolf, teamed up with photographer Rankin and charity Changing Faces to challenge the fashion industry's perception of bea...
London loses top financial centre ranking

London loses top financial centre ranking

Business
London has lost its status as the world's top financial centre, according to rankings showing gains for post-Brexit rivals. The latest Z/Yen Global Financial Centres Index showed New York overtaking the UK's capital for the first time since 2015.The City think tank, which compiles its lists using data from international bodies such as the World Bank and responses to a survey, said there was evidence London had been knocked, but only slightly, by uncertainty over Brexit.:: Why Brexit may not spell end of LondonRivals within the EU for financial services business currently in the UK were among the cities making the greatest strides, the report said, though Asian centres stood out."Zurich, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Vienna, and Milan moved up the rankings significantly. ...
Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law surprise fans at King's Cross station in London

Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law surprise fans at King's Cross station in London

Entertainment
Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Two of the stars of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald made a surprise appearance this weekend at the King's Cross train station in London. "Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law visited platform 9 ¾ just in time to go #BackToHogwarts!" the Fantastic Beasts Twitter feed said Saturday. The post includes a brief video of the actors greeting their ecstatic fans. TheWrap said Wizarding World of Harry Potter enthusiasts have gathered at the station on Sept. 1 for years, observing it as "Back to Hogwarts" day in honor of when student wizards travel to their fictional boarding school for their new terms in the franchise's books and movies. Co-starring Johnny Depp, Ezra Miller, Alison Sudol, Callum Turner, Katherine Waterston and Dan Fogler, the Harry Potter prequel Fantast...
Aston Martin revs up for London listing

Aston Martin revs up for London listing

Business
Aston Martin is expected to confirm plans to list on the London Stock Exchange when it announces annual results on Wednesday morning.The British sports car maker said earlier this year it was considering making its shares available to the public or looking for a buyer.It is understood the company will seek to sell a stake worth about £1bn, valuing it at between £4bn and £5bn.Aston Martin sold 5,000 cars last year making its first profit since 2010.Its main shareholders, Italian private equity fund Investindustrial and a group of Kuwaiti investors, hired an investment bank to advise on options at the start of the year.Under Andy Palmer, who left Nissan to become chief executive in 2014, Aston Martin's fortunes have been revived with the f...
Fan falls through bus stop in London celebrating England’s World Cup quarter-final win over Sweden

Fan falls through bus stop in London celebrating England’s World Cup quarter-final win over Sweden

Sports
TIMBER! Try not to laugh too hard watching this chap take an unfortunate tumble literally through a bus stop in London However you choose to celebrate England reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup, please do so in a responsible manner. Gareth Southgate’s men are guaranteed to equal their best ever World Cup finish since 1990, after victory over Sweden on Saturday secured their place in the last four in Russia. England will play their first World Cup semi-final since 1990 where they will face the winners of the Russia v Croatia game Goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli sent Sweden packing in Samara in a what was an emphatic performance. While the majority of English fans at home are celebrating by drenching themselves in over-price...