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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...
Uber wins short-term licence for London

Uber wins short-term licence for London

Business
Uber has been granted a 15-month licence to operate in London in a decision which reverses a block placed on its service last year. Transport for London (TfL) refused to give the Uber a five-year operating licence last September, blaming failings in its approach to reporting serious criminal offences and to background checks on drivers.But Westminster Magistrates' Court has now accepted the firm's assertions that its corporate culture had improved since its license was revoked.Uber told the court there had been a "wholesale change" and it had appointed three non-executive board members.Chief magistrate Emma Arbuthnot granted the reduced licence but criticised the firm for attempting to "grow the business, come what may".Ms Arbuthnot previously indicated the 18-month provisi...
Lovato cancels hours before London show

Lovato cancels hours before London show

Entertainment
"Swollen vocal cords" forced Demi Lovato to postpone her show at the O2 in London hours before she was due to appear on stage. In a statement on social media, written through "tears of frustration and sadness", she added that her vocal cords could have been injured had she performed, potentially threatening the rest of her tour.She has seen an ENT doctor and is "very, very sick", the American singer-songwriter said.The Sunday night show has been rescheduled for 25 June. Lovato told her supporters it broke her heart to let them down, and that she was "so so sorry to disappoint any of my fans in London that have travelled hours to be here by plane or car".She would not have postponed unless she "absolutely had to".Concert producer Live Nation said: "Unfortunately due to ill...
Health warnings after toxic caterpillar outbreak in London

Health warnings after toxic caterpillar outbreak in London

Science
An outbreak of toxic caterpillars that can cause asthma attacks, vomiting and skin rashes has descended on London, officials have warned.Oak processionary moths (OPM), which are in their larval stage, have been spotted across the south-east of England and in the capital.Hairs on the caterpillars can cause fevers and eye and throat irritations, the Forestry Commission said. The organisation has issued a caution not to touch the species.The biggest infestations of OPM were recorded in Greater London, stemming from Kingston upon Thames to Brent.Some infestations were also spotted in Bracknell Forest, Slough and Guildford. OPM caterpillars were spotted emerging from egg plaques in mid-April, and trees were later treated on 23 April, the Forestry Commission added."The treatment programme is ex...
Angry Birds maker Rovio closes London studio

Angry Birds maker Rovio closes London studio

Technology
The company behind the hit mobile game Angry Birds has closed its London studio, after warning its profits were likely to fall.Rovio's head of games, Wilhelm Taht, also resigned on Friday, leaving chief executive Kati Levoranta in charge.The Finnish games company has warned that its brand licensing revenues could decline 40% this year.It has blamed tough competition and higher marketing costs for the poor outlook.Rovio's London studio was opened in 2017 and the company went public in September with a valuation of £786m.But on 22 February, the Finnish games maker issued a profit warning that caused its shares to drop by 50%.Announcing the closure of its London studio, Rovio said it wanted to concentrate on its studios in Finland and Sweden. The company had employed seven games developers i