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Boeing 787 Fire Cause Sought as U.K. Agency Sees No Battery Link

U.K. regulators are still seeking the cause of last week’s fire on a Boeing Co. 787 parked at London’s Heathrow airport after saying they see no direct link to battery blazes that grounded the fleet earlier this year. The Air …

Xchanging Begins Roll Out of Free-to-All Wi-Fi in London

Xchanging, the business process, procurement and technology services provider and integrator, has begun the roll out of free Wi-Fi access in the City of London. The first installation at 34 Leadenhall Street will be followed by installations at Lloyd’s and …

Arsenal’s Santos Banned From Driving for Year

Arsenal defender Andre Santos has been banned from driving for a year after admitting to speeding at up to 145 mph (234 kph). The Brazil international last month failed to stop as he was pursued by police and wove between …

London Carries Out Tests Ahead of Olympics

Britain’s military is carrying out security tests in London ahead of the Olympics – including the deployment of one weapon it hopes it never has to use. Ground-to-air missile systems are being considered for the games – a move the …

Olympic Builders Fed Porridge to Stop Worksite Accidents

Porridge. Breakfast of champions? Olympic organizers gave construction workers working on the Olympic village discounted porridge breakfasts to keep their blood sugar levels up – and found it reduced the number of accidents on site. The Olympic Delivery Authority, responsible …

Aon To Move Corporate Headquarters to London

Global insurance broker, risk management and human resource consulting firm Aon Corp. announced that it will move its corporate headquarters from Delaware to London. The company said the move is as “an important step” in its global growth strategy. The …

Home Insurance Claims Increase During the Holidays

Christmas is almost here again, bringing with it all the usual parties, presents, food and drink. But according to data supplied by London-based John Lewis Specialist Home Insurance, the number of home insurance claims increases during the festive period. From …

Tough Police Tactics for London Carnival

British police flooded part of London with extra officers and authorized the use of tough search powers Monday at the Notting Hill Carnival, Europe’s largest street festival, in the wake of riots across England earlier this month. London’s Metropolitan Police …

ABI Reacts to London Riots; Details of Insurance Coverage

Nick Starling, Director of General Insurance and Health, of the Association of British Insurers, issued the following statement following the third night of rioting, looting and the massive destruction of property in London. “We have every sympathy for residents and …

DUAL Corporate Risks Appoints National Claims Manager

James Bromley-Challenor has been appointed National Claims Manager, announced underwriting agency DUAL Corporate Risks. A key part of Bromley-Challenor’s responsibilities will be to manage the day-to-day relationship with the Kennedys law firm, appointed earlier this year to partner in managing …