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[7 Mar 2018 | ]
Amazon Opens Alexa Accelerator in London

Having partnered with Techstars to set up Alexa dedicated accelerators worldwide, London is the site for their second cohort, the first being in the hometown of Amazon, Seattle.

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[18 Jul 2015 | By ]
Pupils get money wize in the classroom

Pupils at James Cambell were excited and keen to play the bMoneywize game, an engaging creation by Dr Arinola Araba. Designed to change the way youngsters view maths it teaches them money management skills and how to plan ahead for financial security through play.

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[12 Jul 2015 | By ]
Local social enterprise makes young people Moneywize

A generation of young Dagenham residents will be financially fighting fit thanks to a game created by local social entrepreneur Dr Arinola Araba. The “Moneywizer” game, which teaches children how to spend, borrow and budget responsibly was launched Tuesday 30 June at James Cambell Primary School, Dagenham.

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[12 May 2013 | By ]
Launch of Personalised London Discounts with Barclaycard Bespoke Offers

If you’ve given up looking at the London deals from Groupon and Livingsocial – there’s a new kid on the discount and deals block, and this time the deals will actually be for things you’re interested in.

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[2 Sep 2012 | By ]
“I Was There” – The London 2012 Legacy Competition from Westfield

Recount your most memorable moments in London during the Olympic and Paralympics period and share your “I Was There” stories. This summer, a competition between ‘Team East’ and ‘Team West’ will generate a healthy rivalry between the two sides of London while showcasing the best of the city.

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[11 Jun 2012 | By ]
Emirates Air Line Cable Car for the Olympic Tourists

If you’ve been in East London over the past few months, you might have seen something in the sky that made you stop and stare. It’s the new London cable car, or to call it by its proper name, the “Emirates Air Line”. I wonder how much money was spent to hire a branding agency to come up with that original name…

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[14 Apr 2012 | By ]
Limited Edition London 2012 Olympic TfL Oyster Cards

As the Olympics get closer, all kinds of sponsored and branded merchandised for the London 2012 Olympics are being announced. It was inevitable that Transport for London would catch the merchandising fever, and have announced special edition London 2012 Olympic Oyster Cards to commemorate the Olympic Games.

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[9 Feb 2012 | By ]
Missed out on Olympic Tickets? Get Diamond Jubilee tickets instead!

If you’re like me and applied for loads of London Olympic 2012 tickets in the ticket ballot but didn’t get a single one, then instead of moping around at home on BBC3 during the summer, why not try your luck in getting free tickets for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee?

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[10 Dec 2011 | By ]
Is Westminster Council right to introduce new parking charges?

Is Westminster going to introduce street parking charges or not? What might have been a simple, under-the-radar introduction of a new charge on motorists parking in the borough has turned into a full fiasco, with the latest revelation that council boss Colin Barrow is quite the collector of antique parking meters.

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[3 Dec 2011 | By ]
MET’s “Choose A Different Ending” Campaign

Knife crime in London has always been a thorny issue over the last few years. Personally, I feel that there’s been too much hype and media coverage – all major cities will see some degree of knife crime – and I don’t see London as being particularly endemic.