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  • Netflix is tripling its total office space in London to around 100,000 square feet, a source close to the deal told Business Insider.
  • Some staff will move to a new office in the city’s West End, the source said, but the company will also retain one of its two existing London offices.
  • The new office space won’t be ready until 2022 at the earliest, according to the source.
  • The streaming giant plans to create jobs in its business operations and original productions, building off the success of its UK productions such as “The Crown,” “Sex Education,” “Rebecca,” and “Too Hot To Handle.”
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Netflix plans to triple its London office capacity as it expands its UK operations.


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POLITICO – London Playbook

October 5, 2020 | computer | No Comments

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Good Monday morning. It is one hell of a news day.

SUV, PPE, WTF: There is general bewilderment Stateside at the images of U.S. President Donald Trump — who still has COVID-19 — waving to supporters outside the Walter Reed Medical Center from his armored SUV alongside a PPE-clad driver and several secret service agents.

THE BACKLASH: Dr. James P. Phillips, a doctor at Walter Reed, tweeted: “Every single person in the vehicle during that completely unnecessary Presidential ‘drive-by’ just now has to be quarantined for 14 days. They might get sick. They may die. For political theater. Commanded by Trump to put their lives at risk for theater. This is insanity. That Presidential SUV is not only

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(Reuters) – London’s public transport authority stripped Indian ride-hailing company Ola of its London operating licence, saying that the taxi app was not “fit and proper” to hold one, having put passenger safety at risk.

Bengaluru-based Ola entered the London taxi market in February this year. The market is dominated by rivals including Uber <UBER.N>, Freenow and Bolt, and traditional black cab drivers who previously blocked streets in protest at what they see as a threat to their livelihoods.

Transport for London (TfL) said in a statement that it refused to grant Ola, a Softbank-backed <9984.T> operator, a new London private hire vehicle (PHV) operator’s licence as it “cannot find it fit and proper to hold one after discovering a number of failures that could have risked public safety.”

TfL’s decision came days after Uber won a legal bid to restore its London operating licence, which was

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London Marathon 2020 Live | Official Website

October 4, 2020 | website | No Comments

Watch London Marathon 2020 Live Elite Men’s Race: The London Marathon 2020 may be taking place virtually this year, but here’s everything you need to know about the highly-anticipated event.


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Less than 15 mins until Kipchoge and co begin

After a damp, cold and dark start, that certainly livened up in the women’s race. Time to catch your breath and get a brew ahead of the men’s race. After not moving from my seat for the last three hours, I’m off to stretch my legs quickly. Back shortly.jh

The London Marathon may look a little different this year, but it’s still going ahead on Sunday – with runners all over the UK taking part in the virtual race for the event’s 40th birthday.

Over 45,000 runners are predicted to be taking on the weighty challenge, which takes

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  • Google is signing up for more office space next to its upcoming $1.2 billion headquarters in London, The Times reported.
  • The tech giant is also extending a lease of a 160,000 square foot office building in the city that was due to expire in 2021.
  • The move shows a commitment to both London and to the future of office work.
  • CEO Sundar Pichai said in an interview with Time 100 on September 23 that the company would move to a “hybrid model” of working, with staff spending time both at home and in the office.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Google is reportedly expanding its London base in a show of commitment to both the city and the future of office work.

The tech giant has agreed to lease an extra 70,000 square feet of office space next to its upcoming $1.2 billion headquarters in King’s Cross, the

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A phone shows the Uber app in front of a taxi stand at Waterloo station in London on Monday. The ride-sharing service won its appeal after Transport for London denied a renewal of its operating license late last year.

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A phone shows the Uber app in front of a taxi stand at Waterloo station in London on Monday. The ride-sharing service won its appeal after Transport for London denied a renewal of its operating license late last year.

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After nearly a year of uncertainty, a Westminster magistrate court said Monday that the ride-sharing service Uber can keep operating in London.

The decision comes after Uber’s U.K. division appealed a 2019 ruling by government regulators, who refused to renew its license after it found that some Uber drivers were operating illegally — some without insurance,

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Uber Technologies Inc. dodged a ban in its biggest European market after a London judge said the ride-hailing service deserved an 18-month license to operate in the UK capital.

Uber did enough to satisfy the court that it was now “fit and proper” to hold a permit, despite its “historical failings,” Deputy Chief Magistrate Tan Ikram said Monday. In November, Transport for London revoked its license a second time over concerns that it failed to adequately verify drivers’ identities and safeguard passengers.

While Uber’s new license is shorter than the 5-year permit it could have received, the magistrate was far more complimentary of its executives than a prior judge in 2018 who criticized the “gung-ho attitude” of previous management. Ikram pointed to Uber’s “credible and honest” witnesses and said the firm may perhaps be doing “even more” than what a reasonable business is expected to do in the sector.


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Uber can keep operating in London for another year and a half after winning its appeal of a decision by the British capital’s transit regulator not to renew its license.

The San Francisco-based ride-hailing company had challenged Transport for London’s decision in late 2019 not to renew its operating license over safety concerns involving impostor drivers.

Deputy Chief Magistrate Tan Ikram said Monday he found Uber to be “fit and proper” and granted the company an 18-month license extension, which comes with 21 conditions including providing regular, independent reports to authorities.

The company said the decision is a “recognition of Uber’s commitment to safety” and it will “continue to work constructively” with the regulator.

It’s a crucial legal victory in a lucrative European market as the company struggles to turn a profit. Uber posted a $1.8 billion loss in the latest quarter because millions of people stayed home amid the

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Sept. 28 (UPI) — A London judge on Monday ruled that ride-share giant Uber can operate in the city, following months of legal gridlock.

London transportation officials had suspended Uber’s license to operate over fears that troubles with the company’s app compromised riders’ information.

In his ruling Monday, Deputy Chief Magistrate Tanweer Ikram determined that Uber was “fit and proper” to hold a London private hire vehicle operator’s license, finding that Uber has made fixes to the app.

The ruling allows Uber to continue operating in London. For nearly two months, the company has been allowed to continue operating in the city during the appeals process.

Transport for London had argued that a glitch in the app allowed unauthorized drivers to access driver accounts and illegally pick up passengers.

The transportation authority flagged Uber last November and denied a license for a second time.

Uber argued that it fixed the

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