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Tottenham vs Chelsea: Blues’ predicted line-up for huge London derby Premier League clash at Wembley

Tottenham vs Chelsea: Blues’ predicted line-up for huge London derby Premier League clash at Wembley

Sports
likely 11 The Blues will be hoping for a repeat of last season's Wembley triumph when they travel for Saturday's late kick-off Chelsea put their unbeaten record and Premier League title credentials on the line when they travel to Wembley Stadium to take on Tottenham Hotspur. While the international break momentarily halted proceedings in the league, the Blues will be keen to lay down a marker with an impressive showing on Saturday, in a match you can listen to live on talkSPORT. Chelsea drew their last match 0-0 with Everton In their last Premier League match, Chelsea were forced to share the points as they drew with Everton at Stamford Bridge. That result allowed Liverpool to climb above Chelsea into second and left the Blues four points beh...
Tube 'junk food' advert ban announced by London mayor

Tube 'junk food' advert ban announced by London mayor

Health
A ban on junk food advertising across London's entire public transport network will be introduced next year.Under the scheme, posters for food and drink high in fat, salt and sugar will vanish from the Underground, Overground, buses and bus shelters.London Mayor Sadiq Khan has said he wants to tackle the "ticking time bomb" of child obesity in the capital.The Advertising Association has said it would have "little impact on the wider societal issues that drive obesity".The ban will take effect across the Transport for London (TfL) network on 25 February. Where will the ban apply?In addition to the buses, Tube and train networks which are run by TfL, junk food adverts will...
'Hologram' lecturers to teach students at Imperial College London

'Hologram' lecturers to teach students at Imperial College London

Technology
University classes are set to be given a futuristic spin by letting lecturers appear as hologram-like apparitions beamed in from afar.Imperial College London will show off the technology at a special event later on Thursday before deploying it more widely.It believes it will be the first academic body to do so regularly.A similar effect has been used to animate images of Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley and other celebrities.Imperial will initially limit its use to its Business School's activities but expects the technology could eventually become common."The alternative is to use video-conferencing software but we believe these holograms have a much greater sense of presence," Dr David Lefevre, director of Imperial's Edtech Lab, told the BBC. ...
London commuters get a breath of fresh air

London commuters get a breath of fresh air

Technology
Marylebone in central London has some of the worst air pollution levels in the country due to its congested roads. But the 60,000 commuters passing through the railway station every day will now breathe air that is 95% cleaner.Four new filtering chambers have been fitted in the station to create clean air zones.The units suck in dirty air at the top, which is passed through three big filters inside to remove particulate matter and nitrogen oxide from the air. Image: The filters use nanocarbon technology to 'scrub' the air clean Sophie Power is the co-founder of Airlabs, which designed the technology.She told Sky News: "We combine atmospheric chemistry and airflow engineering so, first of all we have to clean ...
London Uber drivers to charge electric car fee

London Uber drivers to charge electric car fee

Technology
Uber is planning to add a surcharge to all fares booked via its app in London to help its drivers buy electric vehicles.The fee, expected to be 15p per mile, will be introduced "early" in 2019.Uber said drivers working for 40 hours per week could get cash help of about £1,500 a year from passengers via the top-up fee.The ride-hailing firm said the scheme would also contribute towards plans to curb air pollution in the capital.Uber said it expected the scheme to raise more than £200m ($ 260m) over the "next few years" to help drivers swap vehicles. It said the fee would add about 45p to the average London journey. It hopes to hand cash to 20,000 drivers to hel...