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Today's news: Recycling bins come financial news screens hit the City, Thorpe park leaves a few of its staff without any limbs and Jesus moves into Primrose Hill

Written by . Published on January 27th 2012.


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Tube Talk
Next time you wake up on the wrong side of bed, don’t take it out on your fellow tube passengers. Cheer Up Tube stickers are reminding commuters that it doesn’t hurt to be nice. The slogans include ‘Frowning on a Friday – Strictly Forbidden’ and ‘If you Step on Someone, Please Ask for a Dance’, available in packs of five from from www.lookmumnohands.myshopify.com


Shoreditch, Swankified
Brighton tailor, Gresham Blake, is bringing his pioneering ‘Saville Row with a rock star twist’ to east London. Following on from a first store on South Molton Street, the quality tailoring with a subversive finish will be joining fellow designers, Timothy Everest and Ozwald Boateng in suaving up an otherwise grungy part of town. 143 Commerical Street, E1 6BJ. www.greshamblake.com


Article-0-117895A1000005DC-469_468X566 Trashy News
It’s bin a long time coming, but City workers will finally find their daily commute punctuated with recycling bins. The Renew bins will display the latest news from the world of finance via screens found on both its sides. Word has it that they will even be equipped with Wi-Fi in the hopes of offering greater connectivity on the go.


Jesus Christ!
Plans are in the pipeline to erect an enormous 30-foot statue of ‘Christ the Redeemer’ on top of Primrose Hill. Reports suggest that the Brazilian government plans to fund the eyesore (or image of joy, whichever way you want to look at it) as a replica of the famous Rio de Janeiro landmark to signal the end of the London Olympics before they head to Brazil.


Freeze-Frame-1- Le Pièce de Résistance
The Olympic Park’s artist in residence, Neville Gabie, has created his own version of Georges Seurat’s French masterpiece, Bathers at Asnieres as part of the Olympic Delivery Authority's (ODA's) Art in the Park programme. Taken in the Olympic Park, the image features construction workers from around the project and bathers replaced by landscape gardeners, engineers, designers and security staff.


Pound Land
Croydon has been crowned the 99p Store capital of the UK according to the chain. The opening of a third shop this month means the town has more than anywhere else in the country, based on population per store. Hussein Lalani, owner of the chain said, “People in the town know value when they see it.”


Damaged-Crash-Test-Dummies-On-The-New-Swarm-Rollercoaster-Ride-Pic-Pa-57896917Legless
Crash dummies on a test-run of new ride at Thorpe Park were left without any limbs. Big dipper, The Swarm, was “alarmingly” damaged on the run-through, forcing the Park to make costly changes in order comply fully with health and safety requirements.


Biblioboat
Word on the Water, a bookshop on a barge, has moored on the Angel entrance of the Grand Union Canal for the next two weeks. Not to be confused with The Book Barge, which is currently in Staffordshire and has received acres of press recently. The fact that there are two of these floating libraries is as bizarre as it is brilliant.

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