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  1. Nov 2019
    1. Uber will not be granted a new licence to operate in London after repeated safety failures, Transport for London (TfL) has said.

      The regulator said the taxi app was not "fit and proper" as a licence holder, despite having made a number of positive changes to its operations.

  2. Sep 2018
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  4. Apr 2018
    1. “I cannot see that London has any great advantage over the country, for my part, except the shops and public places

      London had a variety of shops: the newest fashions, bookstores, china showrooms, and shops with a wide selection of ribbon, lace, calico, or silk. Like Mrs. Bennett, Jane Austen thought the town was a nice place to visit but not an ideal place to live. (Doody, Jane Austen’s Names)

  5. annotatingausten.sfsuenglishdh.net annotatingausten.sfsuenglishdh.net
    1. pg. 80, “I cannot see that London has any great advantage over the country for my part, except for the shops and public places.”

      London had a variety of shops: the newest fashions, bookstores, china showrooms, and shops with a wide selection of ribbon, lace, calico, or silk. Like Mrs. Bennett says in this quote on pg. 80, Jane Austen thought the town was a nice place to visit but not an ideal place to live. (Olsen, All Things Austen: Volume II, 620- 621)

  6. Mar 2018
    1. and like most alternative medicines there is zero evidence that it works

      In all fairness there is zero credible, good quality evidence that it works. There's heaps of "evidence" that it works, it's just that is it crap research.

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  10. Oct 2016
    1. London Bridge is falling down falling down falling down

      I find this reference to the London bridge interesting here. The last time it was mentioned in the poem was the end of the first book. This seems to bring the poem full circle by having the first and last book end with a similar mention while also referencing death