TfL meeting papers for the December board (page 40) suggest that although Holborn's importance in the tube network is recognised and upgrade work will go ahead, it won't be complete until 2022. This will be some 90 years after the station was last remodelled in 1933 as 'Holborn (Kingsway)' to create the current ticket hall and …
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Time Team did a limited dig of Lincoln's Inn and the Fields for a show transmitted in March 2009. I stumbled across a copy of the show on YouTube (link to the start of the segment on the Fields 18 minutes in - embedded video below starts at beginning of show) Also of interest is the …
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We heard a couple of loud bangs this morning at around 0800 - it appears that it may have been someone with a gun robbing Ladbrokes betting shop on Kingsway. The suspect(s) apparently fled through the Fields. A police cordon is in operation at the NW corner of the Fields as they gather evidence - …
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LIF COMMUNITY MEETING SEPT 10th 2013 @ LSE AGENDA Introduction and Background/Aim of the event What is the Council’s position What are the facts about homelessness and rough sleeping in this locality What are the alternatives to soup runs? Update from Faith Group Coordinator Update from Streetsafe and Fact sheet Questions and concerns from …
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I received a note through the door yesterday giving 24 hours notice of yet more local film crews, this time filming in Carey Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields , Serle Street and Portugal Street. I have spoken with the location manager. There will be one quick shot in the Fields as it closes, using hand held equipment …
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A remarkable crowd gathered apparently spontaneously in Lincoln's Inn Fields last night to protest the death of a cyclist on High Holborn.
The air ambulance attended today following a collision between a cyclist and a construction lorry on High Holborn near the junction with Kingsway. Sadly this turned out to be fatal for the cyclist and the helicopter took off apparently empty. http://youtu.be/epOBffuFJeM
At about 0930 the London air ambulance landed in the Fields
This vast crane was assembled in LIF over the weekend of 15-16 June to lift the cabins from the Africa House building site (project value £22 million, over-running its original Autumn 2012 completion date). The huge machine (pictured here just as set up was finished) was required for its long reach - it had to …
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A big crane is coming in to dismantle, at last the site offices for the Africa House project on Gate Street. The West side of the Fields will be closed over the weekend 15-16 June with no access from Remnant Street. Access will have to be via Sardinia Street and the Chancery Lane system.