Russian running star Liliya Shobukhova showcased her expertise again this Sunday, winning the women's London marathon under an informal personal race of around 2 hours and 22 minutes.
The 32 year-old running champion has a record of crossing 5000 meters. She managed to retain the pace throughout Canary Wharf, in spite of the dampened weather.
In the championship, the group of 7 leading runners included Bai Xue of China and Mari Ozaki of Japan, along with Ethiopian Aselefech Mergia who secured the second place.
The first edition of The London weekly hit the streets amid volley of criticism from media which described the publication to be worse than a student’s newspaper. Mistakes plagued the launch edition of the London Weekly in which cricketer Phil Tufnell's name was misspelled in the front-page and the splash story about Prime Minister Gordon Brown offering help to launch London Wasps' was taken from a press release.
Leading partners at a renowned London law company will, for the first time ever, be looking at offering female employees with flexible working hours, under a plan which is effectively able to reflect the degree to which the law sector is suffering an unusually large number of top women stepping down, as they do not find it feasible to work under some conditions.
The murders of Sukhwinder Singh, who was stabbed to death after chasing muggers who had snatched a woman's handbag in East London on Friday, are still at large.
31-year-old Mr. Singh was trying to catch two muggers who had snatched a woman's handbag near Barking Station. When Mr. Singh caught up with the duo, he was stabbed.
He was rushed to nearby Royal London hospital where he later died.
Police issued descriptions of the two, describing them as black, aged between 20 and 30.
A new vaccine for the treatment of people suffering from leukemia is soon to be tested on human patients for the very first time.
Reports confirm that scientists have managed to develop a medicine which is designed to prevent the cancer from recurring after chemotherapy or a bone marrow transplant surgery. It has been shared that the treatment works by boosting a patient's own immune system.
Within the coming few months, the drug will be tested on human subjects at King's College London.
The distance between London and Kent shortened. Japanese-built Javelin trains now will be seen railing the domestic routes between London and Kent.
Commuters can now travel at 140mph on this super fast swift train launched reducing the distance pensively. For example, the Ashford to London journey time will be reduced from over an hour to just 37 minutes.
The new range of luxury handbags from Mulberry are a rage. Bayswater, Mitzy and Daria handbags that cost £400 - £700 are being picked up so fast that the company has gained 21%, and is much ahead of market estimates. Its forthcoming range Alexa, named after model and television presenter Alexa Chung, scheduled to launch in January, is already showing a positive response.
Nokia has revealed plans of shutting down its "state-of-the-art flagship store" which is located in the heart of London's Regent Street, after merely 2 years of operations. The store was originally opened in February 2008 and was described by Nokia MD Simon Ainslie as "dynamic, original and beautifully designed".
At the time of inauguration, the store was touted as the one-stop place for "world-class customer service and deliver a unique experience enhancing our customer's lifestyles".
Going by the predictions made by the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) in its most recent economic forecast, public debt is likely to increase to perilous levels in the coming year, and may even exceed 90 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) of Britain.
By the way of its predictions, coming a few days before the chancellor's pre-Budget report scheduled for Wednesday, the business group has suggested that fiscal tightening measures – including increase in taxes, and cuts in public spending – are the only means by which the public debt can be reduced.
Asset management and Investment Company Brewin Dolphin have reported a fall in profits amidst a tough year and financial crunches, but the firm has shared that it is confident about the coming times.
Executive chairman Jamie Matheson has shared that although the markets had gone through "perhaps the most difficult times in living memory", shareholders of the company had "grounds for confidence in the fundamental strengths" of the firm.
In a new development which has come as a disappointment for many eagerly awaiting fans, BBC has confirmed that the launch of the iPlayer on XBox 360 has been delayed indefinitely over cost disagreements between BBC and Microsoft.
The main reason for disparity seems to be the fact that while BBC wants to give out its iPlayer service to XBox 360 LIVE users for free, Microsoft wants to charge a substantial amount for it.
Packaging company Rexam today announced that its current CEO Leslie Van de Walle will be stepping down and the firm would internally appoint Graham Chipchase as the new Chief Executive, effective January 1, 2010. Post the announcement, shares of the company fell by 10.5 pence, or 3.6%, to a trading price of 278.5 pence per share.
Britain's construction and engineering giant Balfour Beatty has delighted investors and economists by posting a strong performance report for the first half of the current fiscal year. The company also asserted that it is now confident about posting a successful report for the complete 2009 fiscal year. Profits have been reported by the firm in both its UK and US divisions.
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