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Germany: Merkel's Chief of Staff Said "Refugees are no more likely than anyone else to commit terrorist atrocities." -- Police and Government Leaders May Make a New Assessment After Friday's Mass Killing in Munich

Peter Altmaier with Angela Merkel. Photo: DPA

Merkel chief of staff: refugees don’t pose higher terror risk

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Chief of Staff Peter Altmaier said last week in response to the Würzburg train axe attack that refugees are no more likely than anyone else to commit terrorist atrocities. 888 more words

The Great Newham Run

Last Sunday was the Great Newham run -a 10k with the finish on the Olympic stadium in London. The idea is amazing and absolutely loved the finish.  188 more words

All change: 108 bus to link SE London with Olympic Park from October

Greenwich and Lewisham’s only bus service to east London, the 108, will be re-routed to run via the Olympic Park from October.

The current service runs through the Blackwall Tunnel to Stratford bus station, via the A12, Bow Flyover and Stratford High Street. 325 more words

Local Stuff

Underground, Overground, Rambling Free

This past week I spent a couple of days in London with a friend. Just a brief visit, but we had a lovely time. It was my first time in the city for a few years – I used to go up there two or three times a year when I was a kid, because we had relatives there, but over the past 5-10 years the visits have been much more sporadic. 2,584 more words


Shad shoots a hockey game

John likes to challenge his photography skills by shooting sports and as he’s the one with the car, the wallet and the opposable thumbs, I tend to follow willingly.  427 more words

Shadow On Tour