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Friday, 21st November 2014

Lieutenant of the Tower, n.

Pronunciation: /lɛftɛnənt əv ðə taʊə(r)/
Etymology: lieutenant n. + of prep. + the adj. + tower n.

1. Hist. An officer who, in the 16th and 17th cents., exacted guard duty and had a right to muster a militia from a large area of East London known as the Tower Hamlets. 6 more words

Journal

Pickles’ Tower Hamlets takeover: a sad affair all round

Chris Game

He kept Communities and Local Government Secretary, Eric Pickles, waiting until almost literally the 23rd hour of the 14th day of his two-week deadline. 973 more words

Chris Game

LUXEMBOURG LEAKS: GLOBAL COMPANIES' SECRETS EXPOSED

Leaked Documents Expose Global Companies’ Secret Tax Deals in Luxembourg

There is a “black hole” at the heart of Europe. Luxembourg is the magical place where huge financial flows converge in search of minimal fees. 8,405 more words
Politics

Father wins sex discrimination case

A man who asked to work part-time so he could look after his daughter has won a sex discrimination case after his request was rejected. 133 more words

NewsDesk

2014 Q3 shows tech deals and IPOs are stronger than ever, report says

This past quarter has been pretty good for the tech sector, not all that surprisingly.

According to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) latest quarterly report on U.S. technology deals… 209 more words

Business