London’s Trial Of Rental E-Scooters Is Now Running To November

Those of you taking advantage of the sunny days to see more of London with the help of an e-scooter can breathe a sigh of relief that the convenient short-trip rental devices won’t be disappearing too soon. TfL and London councils initially collaborated on a year-long of rental e-scooters across London which has now been … Read more

11 Things We All Forgot That Happened During The London 2012 Olympics

Missing swans, giant pants and Jake Baiting … the forgotten details of the London 2012 Games. We all remember the sporting triumphs. We recall fondly the general buzz about town and the unfailing cheerfulness of the volunteer “London Ambassadors” army. We might even harbor a shred of nostalgia for Wenlock and Mandeville, the much derided … Read more

Hudson River Fireboat McKean History, Restoration Talk Saturday

The Van Cortlandtville Historical Society will host a talk on the legacy of the FDNY Fireboat John D. McKean on the Hudson on Saturday, May 21st. David Rocco of Yorktown, an accomplished photographer and historic preservationist, will talk about the life and legacy of the historic Fireboat, as well as the ongoing efforts to restore … Read more

The Elizabeth Line Has Been Added To The New Tube Map

The central section of the May 2022 tube map. Click or tap for larger version. We’re still not sure we actually believe that the Elizabeth line is finally opening next week, but it’s now been officially added to the tube map. There is no going back. The latest edition of TfL’s official tube map is … Read more

Rangers Respond to Wildfires, Lost Child, Wilderness Rescues

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents throughout New York State. Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured or distressed people. What follows is a report, prepared by DEC, of ​​recent missions … Read more

A South Vietnamese Paratrooper Shares His Story

In 1966, the Airborne Division of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, or ARVN, was formed with 12,000 troops. An elite unit, it conducted airborne assaults and airmobile operations throughout the war. Known for their distinctive red beret, called “Mu Do” in Vietnamese, the South Vietnamese airborne troops were trained by US advisers with … Read more

Windrush Triathlon Club – getting fitter and more diverse

The Windrush TriFit is back. From 23 May, Windrush Triathlon Club will once again be putting on its training program designed with the Brixton community in mind. “Triathlon is a mixture of swimming, cycling and biking all in one race,” Louise Newman, the club’s TriFit officer, told me. The training program consists of five coached … Read more