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Britain, US to duel in team competition in London

“LONDON (AP) Britain will take on the United States in a nine-event track competition at the Olympic Stadium next year” reports foxsports.com. Organizers say many leading athletes will take part in a competition called ”The Meet,” which will be ”a blend of running, jumping, hurdles and relay events.” They didn’t disclose specific names or the exact format for the meeting, which is scheduled for July 21.The U.S. team won 10 golds and finished at the top of the medals table at the world championships, which took place this month at…

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London Stock Exchange worker killed in fall from balcony

“A London Stock Exchange employee fell to his death from an upper-floor balcony, officials said Tuesday” writes Neil Hall for cnbc.com. The exchange confirmed the death in a statement.”The City of London Police is currently investigating the circumstances around the death and the incident is being treated as non-suspicious,” a City of London police spokesman said.Details around the incident are sketchy, but police confirmed it happened around 9:58 London time.The paper also noted that each floor of the exchange has walkways with gaps. “‘It’s horrifying, that’s all I can say,”…

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London’s financial district is ‘hemorrhaging talent’ because of Brexit, warns UK job recruiter

“The City of London, home to the U.K.’s largest trading and financial services, is suffering from a loss of professional talent due to Brexit, warns a U.K. job recruitment agency” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. “The City is still haemorrhaging talent because of Brexit, and we risk losing jobs, too,” said Hakan Enver, operations director at recruitment consultancy Morgan McKinley Financial Services, in a press release published Tuesday.The latest London employment monitor for July revealed the number of jobs and job seekers in the City, London’s financial center, grew for…

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Watch Liam Payne surprise fans on the streets of London

“Last week, fans were blessed with a video of the former One Direction member playing with puppies (while also talking about a 1D reunion), and on Monday, the singer surprised fans on the streets of London with an impromptu performance” writes Sarah Weldon for ew.com. Footage of the performance quickly went viral on Twitter, and the duo tweeted at fans to head to another location: Trafalgar Square. Source: ew.com Share This:

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City workers ‘used to talk about if they had to leave London, now they’re talking about when they leave London’

“Such a move would also lead to the automatic loss of the City of London’s EU financial passport” writes Ben Moshinsky for businessinsider.com. “The City is still haemorrhaging talent because of Brexit, and we risk losing jobs, too,”  said Hakan Enver, operations director at Morgan McKinley Financial Services. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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London property sales slump as Brexit bites but Indians seeking ‘safe haven’ may take up slack

“Prime property in central London has lost its attractiveness among global investors due to the uncertainty over the country’s future relationship with the European Union” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. This is “in large part due to significant increases in taxation,” Naomi Heaton, CEO of London Central Portfolio, said in a statement Monday, but also due to a “wait-and-see attitude” from European investors as Brexit talks take place.European investors, who were the second largest buyers just two years ago, accounted for 7 percent of the sales over the last 12…

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