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Day: December 7, 2015

Plans to build City’s tallest skyscraper unveiled
ENGLISH, London

Plans to build City’s tallest skyscraper unveiled

    Plans to build the City’s tallest skyscraper and London's second highest building – rivalled only by the Shard – have been unveiled today. Singapore-based developers Aroland Holdings are seeking planning permission to build a 73 storey tower at One Undershaft in the City, between the Leadenhall Building and 30 St Mary’s Axe. Standing 309.6 metres tall, the scheme would dwarf its skyscraper neighbours and nearly match The Shard. The proposed office scheme, which has been designed by architect Eric Parry, will also have a viewing platform higher than that of the Shard, and “London’s highest public restaurant” as well as shops and a public square on the ground linking St Andrew Undershaft and St Helen’s Bishopsgate churches. Parry, who is also behind Generali’s 10 Fenchurch A...
Leytonstone Tube Station Attack: Man Charged
ENGLISH, London

Leytonstone Tube Station Attack: Man Charged

    A man has been charged with attempted murder following a knife attack at a Tube station in east London, police have said. Muhaydin Mire, 29, of Sansom Road, Leytonstone, will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court this morning. He is charged with the attempted murder of a 56-year-old man at Leytonstone underground station.The alleged victim was left with "serious" stab wounds and another person was hurt during the incident at around 7.15pm on Saturday. A man who allegedly shouted "this is for Syria" was arrested after being Tasered by officers. Police have increased patrols at transport hubs to "identify and deter terrorism" after the incident. The extra officers deployed will be both uniformed and plain-clothed, said British Transport Police. Assistant Chief ...
Remove illegal structures from highways: HC to govt
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Remove illegal structures from highways: HC to govt

    The High Court today directed the government to immediately remove illegal structures within 10 metres of highways across the country. Delivering the judgment on a writ petition, the HC ordered the government to set up dividers on the highways to prevent road accidents. The court asked the authorities concerned of the government to amend the highway-related rules so that no struc-ture can be built within 10 metres of the highways. Under the existing rules, the government allows construction of structures within this range. The court also asked the authorities concerned to take a step to amend the rules fixing Secondary School Certifi-cate (SSC) as the minimum educational qualification for drivers. The government will have to implement the rules after five years, the court ...