Barrow-in-Furness known as Barrow, is a town and borough in Cumbria, England. Part of Lancashire, it was incorporated as a municipal borough in 1867 and merged with Dalton-in-Furness Urban District in 1974 to form the Borough of Barrow-in-Furness. At the tip of the Furness peninsula, close to the Lake District, it is bordered by Morecambe Bay, the Duddon Estuary and the Irish Sea. In 2011, Barrow's population was 57,000, making it the second largest urban area in Cumbria after Carlisle, although it is geographically closer to the whole of Lancashire and most of Merseyside. Natives of Barrow, as well as the local dialect, are known as Barrovian. In the Middle Ages, Barrow was a small hamlet within the Parish of Dalton-in-Furness with Furness Abbey, now on the outskirts of the modern-day town, controlling the local economy before its dissolution in 1537; the iron prospector Henry Schneider arrived in Furness in 1839 and, with other investors, opened the Furness Railway in 1846 to transport iron ore and slate from local mines to the coast.
Further hematite deposits were discovered, of sufficient size to develop factories for smelting and exporting steel. For a period of the late 19th century, the Barrow Hematite Steel Company-owned steelworks was the world's largest. Barrow's location and the availability of steel allowed the town to develop into a significant producer of naval vessels, a shift, accelerated during World War I and the local yard's specialisation in submarines; the original iron- and steel-making enterprises closed down after World War II, leaving Vickers shipyard as Barrow's main industry and employer. Several Royal Navy flagships, the vast majority of its nuclear submarines as well as numerous other naval vessels, ocean liners and oil tankers have been manufactured at the facility; the end of the Cold War and subsequent decrease in military spending saw high unemployment in the town through lack of contracts. Today Barrow is a hub for energy handling. Offshore wind farms form one of the highest concentrations of turbines in the world, including the single largest with multiple operating bases in Barrow.
The name was that of an island, which can be traced back to 1190. This was renamed Old Barrow, recorded as Oldebarrey in 1537, Old Barrow Insula and Barrohead in 1577; the island was joined to the mainland and the town took its name. The name itself seems to mean "island with promontory", combining British barro- and Old Norse ey, but it is more that Scandinavian settlers accepted barro- as a meaningless name, so added an explanatory Old Norse second element. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Barrow was nicknamed "the English Chicago" because of the sudden and rapid growth in its industry, economic stature and overall size. More the town has been dubbed the "capital of blue-collar Britain" by the Daily Telegraph, reflecting its strong working class identity. Barrow is often jokingly referred to as being at the end of the longest cul-de-sac in the country because of its isolated location at the tip of the Furness peninsula. Barrow and the surrounding area has been settled non-continuously for several millennia with evidence of Neolithic inhabitants on Walney Island.
Despite a rich history of Roman settlement across Cumbria and the discovery of related artefacts in the Barrow area, no buildings or structures have been found to support the idea of a functioning Roman community on the Furness peninsula. The Furness Hoard discovery of Viking silver coins and other artefacts in 2011 provided significant archaeological evidence of Norse settlement in the early 9th century. Several areas of Barrow including Yarlside and Ormsgill, as well as "Barrow" and "Furness", have names of Old Norse origin; the Domesday Book of 1086 recorded the settlements of Hietun and Hougenai, which are now the districts of Hawcoat and Walney respectively. In the Middle Ages the Furness peninsula was controlled by the Cistercian monks of the Abbey of St Mary of Furness, known as Furness Abbey; this was located in the "Vale of Nightshade", now on the outskirts of the town. Founded for the Savigniac order, it was built on the orders of King Stephen in 1123. Soon after the abbey's foundation the monks discovered iron ore deposits to provide the basis for the Furness economy.
These thin strata, close to the surface, were extracted through open cut workings, which were smelted by the monks. The proceeds from mining, along with agriculture and fisheries, meant that by the 15th century the abbey had become the second richest and most powerful Cistercian abbey in England, after Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire; the monks of Furness Abbey constructed a wooden tower on nearby Piel Island in 1212 which acted as their main trading point. In 1327 King Edward III gave Furness Abbey a licence to crenellate the tower, a motte-and-bailey castle was built; however Barrow itself was just a hamlet in the parish of Dalton-in-Furness, reliant on the land and sea for survival. Small quantities of iron and ore were exported from jetties on the channel separating the village from Walney Island. Amongst the oldest buildings in Barrow are several cottages and farmhouses in Newbarns which date back to the early 17th century; as late as 1843 there were still only 32 dwellings, including two pubs.
In 1839 Henry Schneider arrived as a young speculator and dealer in iron, he discovered large deposits of haematite in 1850. H
Tristan Davies is a British newspaper executive and former newspaper editor. Davies studied at the University of Bristol trained in radio journalism, but took employment for a London newspaper, he joined The Independent in 1986, soon after its launch. He worked on the listings section took various posts in arts and features, he left in the mid-1990s, to spend two years working on the Mail on Sunday's Day magazine. Davies returned to The Independent in 1998, became editor of the Independent on Sunday in 2001. In 2005, he oversaw a change in format from broadsheet to tabloid, while in June 2007, he oversaw a major redesign, which saw the paper reduced to a single section, plus a magazine, he remained editor until January 2008, becoming the longest-serving editor of the Independent on Sunday. The Guardian suggested that he had resigned as he was unhappy with budget cuts imposed on the newspaper. In February 2008, Davies became Executive Editor of the Sunday Times with special responsibility for design, was launch editor of the paper’s website and digital editions.
Davies rejoined the Mail on Sunday Assistant Editor in 2012, was appointed Deputy Editor in August 2016
John Witherow is a British newspaper editor with The Times of London. A former journalist with Reuters, he joined News International in 1980 and was appointed editor of The Sunday Times in 1994 and editor of The Times in 2013. Witherow was born in South Africa, he migrated to Britain in the mid 1950s before moving to Australia, in the late 1950s. He returned to Britain in the early 1960s, where he attended Bedford School and the University of York. Witherow started his career working for the BBC World Service in Namibia. After university, Witherow was taken on by Reuters news agency in 1977 as a trainee and sent to the Cardiff School of Journalism, he moved to Reuters, working in London and Madrid before joining The Times as a reporter in 1980. At The Times, he covered the Iran -- Falklands wars. In 1982, Witherow was sent on the aircraft carrier Invincible to cover the Falklands War. After the fall of Port Stanley in June, 1982, he returned to the UK on a Hercules plane with the SAS, he wrote a book, The Winter War, The Falklands, with Patrick Bishop, a war correspondent for The Observer newspaper.
Witherow moved to The Sunday Times in 1983 under the Editorship of Andrew Neil. There he served in several positions, including Defence Editor, Diplomatic Editor, Foreign Editor and Head of News. Witherow was made Acting Editor after the departure of Neil in 1994, he was confirmed in the job the following year. In early 2013, Witherow was made Editor of The Times in succession to James Harding; the Times' independent directors confirmed the appointment in September of that year and The Times won Newspaper of the Year for 2014 in the Press Awards. Early in Witherow's editorship at The Sunday Times the paper published false claims that Labour politician Michael Foot was a KGB agent; the paper reached a settlement with Foot over the claim. In 2010, Witherow sought to defend the critic A. A. Gill after he called Clare Balding a "dyke on a bike" in a TV review. Replying to a letter of complaint from Balding, Witherow wrote, "In my view some members of the gay community need to stop regarding themselves as having a special victim status and behave like any other sensible group, accepted by society.
Not having a privileged status means, of course, one must accept being the butt of jokes. A person's sexuality should not give them a protected status." Balding complained to the Press Complaints Commission and the complaint was upheld. While working as editor at The Times, Witherow received a letter from leading UK scientists, including Lord Krebs and Lord Stern, which criticized an article for being based on a method that "involves ignoring everything that science has discovered about atmospheric physics since the discovery of greenhouse warming by John Tyndall more than 150 years ago" while adding, "On social media it has been a laughing stock."The letter went on to argue that this article was not an isolated example as it added to a series of articles that appeared to be designed to undermine climate science and consequent emission reduction programs. Witherow has three children from his former marriage to Sarah Linton. Witherow, John & Bishop, Patrick; the Winter War: Falklands Conflict.
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Fleet Street is a major street in the City of London. It runs west to east from Temple Bar at the boundary with the City of Westminster to Ludgate Circus at the site of the London Wall and the River Fleet from which the street was named. Having been an important through route since Roman times, businesses were established along the road during the Middle Ages. Senior clergy lived in Fleet Street during this period where there are several churches including Temple Church and St Bride's. Fleet Street became known for printing and publishing at the start of the 16th century and it became the dominant trade so that by the 20th century most British national newspapers operated from here. Much of the industry moved out in the 1980s after News International set up cheaper manufacturing premises in Wapping, but some former newspaper buildings are listed and have been preserved; the term Fleet Street remains a metonym for the British national press, pubs on the street once frequented by journalists remain popular.
Fleet Street has a significant number of monuments and statues along its length, including the dragon at Temple Bar and memorials to a number of figures from the British press, such as Samuel Pepys and Lord Northcliffe. The street is mentioned in several works by Charles Dickens and is where the murderous barber Sweeney Todd lived. Fleet Street is named after the River Fleet, which runs from Hampstead to the River Thames at the western edge of the City of London, it was established by the Middle Ages. In the 13th century, it was known as Fleet Bridge Street, in the early 14th century it became known as Fleet Street; the street runs east from Temple Bar, the boundary between the Cities of London and Westminster, as a continuation of the Strand from Trafalgar Square. It crosses Chancery Fetter Lane to reach Ludgate Circus by the London Wall; the road ahead is Ludgate Hill. The street numbering runs consecutively from west to east south-side and east to west north-side, it links the medieval boundaries of the City after the latter was extended.
The section of Fleet Street between Temple Bar and Fetter Lane is part of the A4, a major road running west through London, although it once ran along the entire street and eastwards past St Paul's Churchyard towards Cannon Street. The nearest London Underground stations are Temple, Chancery Lane, Blackfriars tube/mainline station and the City Thameslink railway station. London Bus routes 4, 11, 15, 23, 26, 76 and 172 run along the full length of Fleet Street, while route 341 runs between Temple Bar and Fetter Lane. Fleet Street was established as a thoroughfare in Roman London and there is evidence that a route led west from Ludgate by 200 AD. Local excavations revealed remains of a Roman amphitheatre near Ludgate on what was Fleet Prison, but other accounts suggest the area was too marshy for regular inhabitation by the Romans; the Saxons did not occupy the Roman city but established Lundenwic further west around what is now Aldwych and the Strand. Many prelates lived around the street during the Middle Ages, including the Bishops of Salisbury and St Davids and the Abbots of Faversham, Tewkesbury and Cirencester.
Tanning of animal hides became established on Fleet Street owing to the nearby river, though this increased pollution leading to a ban on dumping rubbish by the mid-14th century. Many taverns and brothels were established along Fleet Street and have been documented as early as the 14th century. Records show that Geoffrey Chaucer was fined two shillings for attacking a friar in Fleet Street, though modern historians believe this is apocryphal. An important landmark in Fleet Street during the late Middle Ages was a conduit, the main water supply for the area; when Anne Boleyn was crowned Queen following her marriage to Henry VIII in 1533, the conduit flowed wine instead of water. By the 16th century, Fleet Street, along with much of the City, was chronically overcrowded, a Royal proclamation in 1580 banned any further building on the street; this had little effect, construction continued timber. Prince Henry's Room over the Inner Temple gate dates from 1610 and is named after Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, eldest son of James I, who did not survive to succeed his father.
The eastern part of the street was destroyed by the Great Fire of London in 1666, despite attempts to use the River Fleet to preserve it. Fire damage reached to about Fetter Lane, the special tribunal of the'Fire Courts' was held at Clifford's Inn, an inn of Chancery at the edge of the extent of the fire, to arbitrate on claimants' rights. Properties were rebuilt in the same style as before the fire. During the early-18th century, a notorious upper-class gang known as the Mohocks operated on the street causing regular violence and vandalism. Mrs Salmon's Waxworks was established at Prince Henry's Room in 1711, it had a display of macabre and black-humoured exhibits, including the execution of Charles I. The waxworks were a favourite haunt of William Hogarth, survived into the 19th century; the Apollo Society, a music club, was established in 1733 at the Devil Tavern on Fleet Street by composer Maurice Greene. In 1763, supporters of John Wilkes, arrested for libel against the Earl of Bute, burned a jackboot in the centre of the street in protest against Bute.
It led to violent demonstrations and rioting in 1769 and 1794. Tanning and other industries declined after the River Fleet was routed underground in 1766; the street was widened during the late-19th century, when Temple Bar was demolished and Ludgate Circus was constructed. The headquarters of the Anti-C
The Evening Standard is a local, free daily newspaper, published Monday to Friday in tabloid format in London. It is owned by Russian businessman Alexander Lebedev, it is the dominant local/regional evening paper for London and the surrounding area, with coverage of national and international news and City of London finance. Its current editor is former UK Conservative Member of Parliament and Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne. In October 2009, the paper ended a 180-year history of paid circulation and became a free newspaper, doubling its circulation as part of a change in its business plan; the newspaper was founded by barrister Stanley Lees Giffard on 21 May 1827, as the Standard. The early owner of the paper was Charles Baldwin. Under the ownership of James Johnstone, The Standard became a morning paper from 29 June 1857; the Evening Standard was published from 11 June 1859. The Standard gained eminence for its detailed foreign news, notably its reporting of events of the American Civil War, the Austro-Prussian War of 1866, the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, all contributing to a rise in circulation.
By the end of the 19th century, the evening edition eclipsed its morning counterpart. Both The Standard and the Evening Standard were acquired by C. Arthur Pearson in 1904. In May 1915, Edward Hulton purchased the Evening Standard from Davison Dalziel. Dalziel had purchased both papers in 1910, closed The Standard, the morning paper, in 1916. Hulton introduced the gossip column Londoner's Diary billed as "a column written by gentlemen for gentlemen". In 1923, Lord Beaverbrook, owner of the Daily Express, bought Hulton's newspapers, although he sold them shortly thereafter to the Daily Mail's owner Lord Rothermere, with the exception of the Standard, it became a staunchly Conservative paper, harshly attacking Labour in 1945 in a high-profile campaign that backfired. In the 1960s, the paper was upstaged by The Evening News. During the decade, the paper began to publish the comic strip Modesty Blaise, which bolstered its sales throughout the 1970s; the Evening Standard ceased publishing on Saturdays on 30 Nov 1974, when it still produced six editions daily.
In 1980, Express Newspapers merged the Standard with Associated Newspapers' Evening News in a Joint Operating Agreement. The new paper was known as the New Standard until 1985, when Associated Newspapers bought out the remaining stake, turning it into The Standard. In 1987 the Evening News was revived to compete with Robert Maxwell's London Daily News, but was reabsorbed into The Standard that year, after the collapse of Maxwell's paper. In 1988 the Evening Standard included the by-line "Incorporating the'Evening News'", which remained until the paper's sale in 2009. On 21 January 2009, the Russian businessman and former KGB agent Alexander Lebedev and his son Evgeny Lebedev, owners of The Independent, agreed to purchase control of the newspaper at £1 for 64 percent ownership. A few years earlier, 12 percent of the paper was sold to Geordie Greig. Associated News keeps the remaining 24 percent. In November 2009, it was announced that the London Evening Standard would drop its midday "News Extra" edition from 4 January 2010 with the first edition being the West End Final, available from 2 pm.
One edition of 600,000 copies would be printed starting at 12:30 pm, ending 3 am starts for journalists and the previous deadline of 9 am for the first edition. There were three editions each weekday, excluding Bank holidays; the first, "News Extra", went to print at 10:00 am and was available around 11 am in central London later in more outlying areas. A second edition, "West End Final", went to print at 3 pm, the "Late Night Final" went to print at 5 pm and was available in the central area from about 6 pm. There was considerable variation between the editions with the front-page lead and following few pages, including the Londoner's Diary, though features and reviews stayed the same. In January 2010, circulation was increased to 900,000. In May 2009, the newspaper launched a series of poster ads, each of which prominently featured the word "Sorry" in the paper's then-masthead font; these ads offered various apologies for past editorial approaches, such as "Sorry for losing touch". None of the posters mentioned the Evening Standard by name, although they featured the paper's Eros logo.
Ex-editor Veronica Wadley criticised the "Pravda-style" campaign saying it humiliated the paper's staff and insulted its readers. The campaign was designed by McCann Erickson. In May 2009 the paper relaunched as the London Evening Standard with a new layout and masthead, marking the occasion by giving away 650,000 free copies on the day, refreshed its sports coverage. After a long history of paid circulation, on 12 October 2009 the Standard became a free newspaper, with free circulation of 700,000, limited to central London. In February 2010, a paid-for circulation version became available in suburban areas of London for 20p; the newspaper won the Media Brand of the Year and the Grand Prix Gold awards at the Media Week awards in October 2010. The judges" quite simply... stunned the market. Not just for the act of going free, but because editorial quality has been maintained, circulation has trebled and advertisers have responded favourably. Here is a media brand restored to health." The Standard won the daily newspaper of the year award at the London Press Club Press Awards in May 2011.
The Evening Standard launched a mobile app with US app developer Handmark in May 2010. The range of apps was updated in 2015. In Mar
Evgeny Alexandrovich Lebedev is the Russian British owner of Lebedev Holdings Ltd, which owns the London Evening Standard, The Independent and the TV channel, London Live. He is a journalist, supporter of the arts and charity campaigner. Born in Moscow, Lebedev is the son of his first wife Natalia Sokolova, he moved to London at the age of eight, when his father began working for the KGB. His father was in the First Chief Directorate of the KGB, where he worked until 1992. In London, he had the diplomatic cover of an economic attaché. Lebedev attended St Barnabas and St Philip's Church of England Primary School in Kensington, followed by Holland Park comprehensive and Mill Hill boarding school, he went on to study the history of art at Christie's in London. He has lived in the UK since, became a British citizen in 2010, his maternal grandfather Vladimir Sokolov was a scientist, a member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR the Russian Academy of Sciences. On 21 January 2009, Evgeny and Alexander Lebedev bought a 65% share in the Evening Standard newspaper.
The previous owners, Daily Mail and General Trust plc, continue to hold 24.9% of the company. Under the Lebedevs' ownership, the Evening Standard became a free newspaper in October 2009, confounded industry observers by moving from large losses to become profitable. Circulation tripled to 700,000. In January 2014, the circulation was increased to 900,000, the paper now has a readership of more than 2 million people in London. On 25 March 2010, just weeks before it was due to close, Lebedev bought The Independent and The Independent on Sunday. On 26 October 2010, the i newspaper was launched, the first national daily newspaper to be launched in the UK since The Independent in 1986, at a time of falling newspaper circulations and title closures worldwide; the i was named National Newspaper of the Year in 2015. Lebedev takes a hands-off approach to the commercial and editorial management of his papers, as is evident from their diverse endorsements at General Elections, he is a strong supporter of press freedom.
In 2011 he launched The Journalism Foundation, to promote "free and independent journalism throughout the world", although it was closed down after a year. The papers have been described as "progressive" in The New York Times. In 2013, Amol Rajan became editor of The Independent, making him the second non-white editor of a national newspaper. Two of the other editors have been women: Sarah Sands preceding George Osborne at the Evening Standard, Lisa Markwell of The Independent on Sunday; some of the editors in Lebedev's newspaper group are unusually young. In February 2016, it was announced that Independent Press Ltd had reached an agreement to sell the i to Johnston Press, that The Independent would become digital-only from March 2016. Lebedev travels as a journalist and has interviewed global leaders including Hamid Karzai, Ismail Haniyeh, Mikhail Gorbachev and Alexander Lukashenko. In 2013 he interviewed the Ku Klux Klan at their Arkansas headquarters, while in 2014 he investigated the drug wars in Mexico.
In 2015 he visited Gabon. These projects and others have produced a series of articles and broadcasts in Vanity Fair, The New Statesman, GQ, The Guardian, the BBC and elsewhere. Lebedev is the chairman of the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation, founded with Mikhail Gorbachev in 2006, to help children with cancer, he is the patron of the Evening Standard's Dispossessed Fund, which helps to address poverty in London, has raised over £13m since its launch in 2010. Lebedev has spearheaded a number of campaigns and fundraising appeals run by the Evening Standard and The Independent, including the Homeless Veterans Campaign in 2014. In 2015, the Great Ormond Street Christmas campaign raised more than £3.5 million, making it the most successful Christmas appeal in the history of The Independent. Lebedev is now a patron for Space for an international conservation charity. In 2015, he worked with Space for Giants to launch the Giants Club initiative, which unites leaders of African states and heads of businesses to save Africa's remaining elephant population.
Lebedev co-owns The Grapes pub by the Thames in Limehouse, London along with Ian McKellen and Sean Mathias. Lebedev purchased the historic Château Gütsch in Lucerne, Switzerland in 2012, he turned it into a luxury hotel-restaurant. Lebedev is a strong supporter of the arts, he is chairman of the Evening Standard Theatre Awards, which he co-hosted with Anna Wintour in 2014. He supports Moscow Art Theatre. Lebedev has properties in the Italy, his house in Hampton Court Park was renovated by the interior designers Patrick Kinmonth and Edward Hurst, has featured in World of Interiors and the Financial Times. His houses in Italy have featured in The Sunday Times and Architectural Digest. According to The Telegraph he has been linked to British actress Joely Richardson, he collects modern British art, owns pieces by Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley, Damien Hirst, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and the Chapman brothers. According to The New Statesman, he has a wide knowledge of Renaissance art and vorticist poetry.
He has a pet wolf called Boris
London Live (TV channel)
London Live is a local television channel in London, England. The channel transmits local news, current affairs, arts and entertainment, it is part of Ofcom's rollout of local television channels throughout the UK. London Live launched at 6:30pm on 31 March 2014; the channel is owned by ESTV, which won the Local Digital Television Programme Service auction from Ofcom in February 2013. ESTV is owned by Lebedev Holdings; the channel broadcasts on the CoMux-operated London local DTT multiplex, radiated on UHF channel 29 from the Crystal Palace transmitting station, is available via satellite and cable TV to viewers with London postcodes. On 21 March 2018 the London DTT mux was moved to UHF channel 35 as part of 700Mhz clearance plans. Crystal Palace operates on a Single Frequency Network with Croydon, that improves reception in South & East London. London Live now occupies the unadvertised local mux available on UHF channel 34 from the Hemel Hempstead relay as of 27 March 2019, which has extended coverage outside the M25 to Hemel Hempstead & St. Albans areas.
Test broadcasts for London Live began at the start of March 2014 with the broadcast of a short looped promotional film featuring clips from the channel's programming. London Live broadcasts from studios at Northcliffe House in Kensington, the headquarters of The Independent and London Evening Standard newspapers, both owned by Lebedev Holdings. Before the launch, the channel was expected to spend between £15m £18m before the break-even was reached in about three years. Revenue was predicted by to hit the £25m mark. Since the channel first launched, London Live has commissioned a varied portfolio of programmes which include Drag Queens of London, Good Morning Breakfast, CTRL Freaks, Can You Cook It, Food Junkies, Fresh Fantasy, Jeff Leach +1, Place Invaders, F2 Kicks Off and Nihal’s City Swagger, it has commissioned documentaries from upcoming doc-makers which include: Girl on Girl, Jail Birds, Half Man Standing, Teenage Kicks, Sizzle London, The Young Upstarts, Digital Nation, Roger & Robin's Night Club Tips, Ron & Ron, Fight Club London, No Place Like Home, Antisocial Network and Beggar Off.
In September 2013 the channel announced its first acquired series with the family sitcom, All About the McKenzies. The series only available via YouTube, is written and produced by Samuell Benta. On 27 November 2013 London Live announced its first prime-time commission F2 Kicks Off from UK indie Renowned Films – the Film & TV division of Renowned Group. F2 Kicks Off with Jeremy Lynch. In January 2014 the channel announced its second acquired series with the web series, Brothers With No Game. On 7 March 2014 series Drag Queens of London was announced. London Live broadcasts a range of comedy, drama and entertainment programmes such as London Real, Absolute Power, Green Wing, Peep Show, Smack the Pony, Trigger Happy TV, Twenty Twelve, Famous Rich and Homeless, Filthy Rich and Homeless, Soho Blues, The Tube, Snog Marry Avoid?, Vice Squad and Pace, Born Equal, Harley Street, London's Burning, Moses Jones, The Shadow Line, White Teeth, 10 Years Younger and Cash in the Attic. In July 2017, it was announced the channel would have an early morning lineup of children's programming from the libraries of Saban Brands and Studio 100 London Live News broadcasts two programmes per weekday from 1200–1300 and 1730–1830.
Weekends, two bulletins are broadcast from 1200–1300 and 1800–1900. Regular live reports and weather updates feature throughout. Anthony Baxter Alex Beard Alison Earle Luke Blackall Reya El-Salahi Stefan Levy Toby Earle Official website