Saturday, 25 June 2016

#London Spy 25:06:16 The Weekly London Review


It's our weekly London roundup starting with a few headlines that caught the eye in London over the last week or so, click the links for the full stories…




Edited, written & compiled by Adam Scott-Goulding



PRIDE: Mayor to issue a big WELCOME speech at Pride following Brexit…



London mayor will use an appearance at Saturday’s Pride march to reassure Europeans living in London that they are still welcome after Thursday’s Brexit vote.

Sadiq Khan will echo the words of Jo Cox, the MP who was killed outside her constituency office, and tell marchers to “focus on what unites us, rather than that which divides us”.

The capital bucked the English trend in voting to remain in the European Union, and Khan is expected to paint it as a city that has a record of tolerance that will stay after the vote.

Source: The Guardian www.theguardian.com



BOOS FOR BORIS: For those of you reading outside the UK, ex Mayor of London Boris Johnson has long enjoyed a special place in the hearts of the English. His antics – from adultery to jokey claims about cocaine use on TV's Have I Got News For You – raise chuckles in pubs up and down the nation. He was famous for appearing on comedy chat shows, saying scabrous things about people from the north of England and pulling jolly stunts that make him appear a bluff sort of a fellow.

For many he was a national treasure, for others a very British type of nincompoop.

The mood seemed to turn on Friday, however, as he was roundly boo-ed by Londoners when leaving his home following his successful campaign to take the UK out of the EU…




PM RESIGNS: Prime Minister David Cameron, having successfully delivered a split from the European Union, walked away from it all on Friday morning. Here's his resignation speech on the BBC…




In Brief…


PRIDE: All The Events For Pride London 2016 – prideinlondon.org


ORLANDO: London Gay Men's Chorus Release Benefit Single – Music Business Worldwide


THE BLOODY BRITISH WEATHER: Floating Voters? Downpour on Brexit Day – New York Times


DRINKS: Spam Cocktails – Minnesota Star Tribune


MUSIC & HISTORY: Handel & Hendrix – Seattle Times




The Best Recent Posts from The Daily Constitutional…



David's been throwing Blue Plaques around again…



Catch that post in full HERE.


On Monday award-winning London Walks guide Karen treated us to a photoblog of her London week…



See all the pics HERE.


And I made a new pal in Kensington…



Read the full post HERE.



Walking & Footwear News


West Londoner Rishi Vegad had to learn to walk again after a hit-and-run collision. His story is one of incredible courage…

Rishi says he can't remember the accident or anything that happened four weeks before it. He was in hospital for nearly two months where he underwent gruelling physiotherapy in order to learn to walk again with a prosthetic leg and knee. An out-patient for nearly a year, he had treatment every day, with the time spent on exercises increasing as he became stronger.

Learning to walk again after a severe injury is a long process. To start with, Rishi had to learn how to sit up in bed unassisted, and then how to get out of it and into a wheelchair. After his prosthetic leg was fitted, he was then taught to stand and walk using parallel bars, and then outside the bars with walking-sticks, until he could complete the exercise with no aids. As well as the NHS recovery programme, Rishi has found comfort and strength in exercise, and is now a keen swimmer and gym-goer.


Full story at Net Doctor: www.netdoctor.co.uk




Read in London This Week…



I, along with many other Londoners, very much enjoyed the Twitter hashtag #CatsAgainstBrexit this week…





Seen In London This Week…

The world's media camped out in wet Westminster to cover Brexit…




And Finally…


How about this 'andsome South Londoner in Battersea Park.

His owner simply rolled her eyes and said, "He thinks he's a hippo."




London Spy will return next weekend.



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