Crossrail

More Than a PR Campaign Is Needed to Address the Stark Gender Gap

Nisrine Chartouny | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK
Nisrine Chartouny

Huge progress has been made in recent years to address the gender disparity in the construction sector, admittedly from an extremely low starting point - but with just 8.5% of UK engineers women, much more needs to be done quickly to not only address the gender gap but to avert a skills shortage in the UK construction and engineering industry.

The Soul of Soho: Bar Italia Turns 65

Jason Holmes | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

You can still turn the corner into Frith Street from Shaftesbury Avenue and find a place where the world is at peace with itself. Bar Italia is a jewel set in the rusted London crown. It's the fruit of immigrant toil, a place that makes a laughing stock of Farage and his followers.

New Findings Cast Light On The Mystery Of The Black Death

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK

The Black Death cost the lives of more than 1.5million Britons and up to 25million of our European ancestors – but new findings may be about to rewr...

London Crossrail Worker Dies

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK

A contractor on the Crossrail project in London has died in a shaft near Tottenham Court Road, becoming the first fatality in the £14.8 billion rail ...

'Don't Slam The Door On The Rich'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has urged George Osborne not to "slam the door" on wealthy foreigners buying property in the capital and to avoid treating them like "bl...

LOOK: 'Exceptional' Roman Sculpture

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK

Archaeologists have unveiled an "exceptional" Roman sculpture that was only just found hours before a dig was about to end in London. Experts have ...

Barcelona - A City That Could Teach London a Thing or Two About Access

Mik Scarlet | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

I have just returned from a holiday in the city of Barcelona. It is a wonderful holiday destination, and my wife and I love it so much we are looking into possibly relocating there. Part of the attraction for me is the wheelchair access.

Skulls From Roman Burial Ground Found In London

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK

Around 20 skulls washed from a Roman burial ground have been unearthed in London. The "unexpected and fascinating discovery" was made during excav...

Cross About Crossrail!

Mik Scarlet | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Politics
Mik Scarlet

On Thursday 29 August I attended the first event of a week of action by disabled people over the many issues currently facing our community. The protest I made my way to was over Crossrail and the fact that several stations along the route of this massive infrastructure project were not going to have step free access...

Chris York

London's Bedlam Burial Grounds

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris York | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK

If you ever walked down the London road linking Blomfield Street to Liverpool Street before 2011 it may perturb you to know you were walking on top of...

LOOK: New York's Massive Underground Caverns

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK

While above ground New York's One World Trade Centre might be grabbing all the headlines, beneath the streets of the city there is an even bigger feat...

Workers Celebrate Four Years Of CrossRail Construction

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK

Crossrail workers have celebrated a full year of tunnelling by dedicating a birthday cake to one of their boring machines, Phyllis. The faithful ...

Crossrail Is Changing London

Gareth Johnson | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK
Gareth Johnson

While additional traffic may be good news for businesses, for the gays and lesbians that form the foundation of Soho's sense of community there is a danger that in this commuter boom Soho could lose its sense of place and identity.

LOOK: 600 Year-Old Victims Of Black Death Excavated In London

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK

Carefully laid out skeletons thought to be from a 14th century burial ground have been discovered during work on the London's Crossrail project. Tw...

What's 148m Long, 1,000 Tonnes And Under The Streets Of London?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK

Boris Johnson was at the Crossrail Tunnelling Academy in Ilford Essex on Monday, visiting apprentices and getting a lesson in how to spray concrete. ...

Labour To Call For Investigation Into 'Blacklisting' Of Construction Workers

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK Politics

Labour is to call for an investigation into the blacklisting of workers by construction firms involved in major projects, including the Olympics and C...

London Trains Will Drive Themselves, Boris Pledges

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 08.03.2012 | UK Politics

London Mayor Boris Johnson has unveiled his plans for London transport in “the biggest transformation since the Victorian age”. Speaking to Co...

Fresh Hope For Bombardier

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.02.2012 | UK

Hopes rose on Tuesday that Britain's last remaining train factory will win a job-saving £1bn contract for London's Crossrail project. Derby-based ...

An Opportunity We Cannot Refuse: Infrastructure

Mike Robb | Posted 06.04.2012 | UK Politics
Mike Robb

It has long been accepted that infrastructure development is a vital piece of the growth puzzle. David Cameron certainly subscribes to this mantra, having put infrastructure at the heart of his growth strategy when he outlined a huge £30bn investment over the next four years.

Crossrail Trains Decision Delayed

PA | Posted 29.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The decision on who will supply new trains for Crossrail will be delayed, it has been reported. Bosses of the £16bn rail sche...