Watford Metropolitan line Tube extension gets go-ahead

An extension to the London Underground’s Metropolitan Line to serve the centre of Watford has been given the final go-ahead. The government gave the £118m Croxley Rail Link the all-clear through the Transport and Works Act Order.

via Pocket Watford Metropolitan line Tube extension gets go-ahead

London Loos to Luxury Living: Before & After

But for young London-based architect Laura Jane Clark, the filthy and crumbling Crystal Palace Parade underground loos somehow spoke to her.

via Pocket London Loos to Luxury Living: Before & After

TV commissioning is just a bad joke

I was happy when the BBC picked up my sitcom for a pilot – but what emerged no longer resembled the show it was meant to be Last week QI and Blackadder producer John Lloyd claimed interfering TV executives were ruining British comedy.

via Guardian.co.uk TV commissioning is just a bad joke

Why Bombardier really missed out on the Thameslink contract

Britain’s rolling stock procurement process is fragmented – which has affected the Derby train manufacturer’s competitiveness “There’s nothing normal about this transaction,” a senior banking source laughed to me the other day as I queried some of the finer contractual points of the Thamesli

via Pocket Why Bombardier really missed out on the Thameslink contract

Empire of the Sun: Ice on the Dune – review

You could never accuse Empire of the Sun of underselling themselves.

via Pocket Empire of the Sun: Ice on the Dune – review

OK, this mug’s got my name on it – but that doesn’t mean Starbucks cares

From coffee shops to airlines, the trend to ‘personalise’ products only serves to underline how impersonal services have become ‘A Coke is a Coke and no amount of money can get you a better Coke than the one the bum on the corner is drinking,” said Andy Warhol.

via Pocket OK, this mug’s got my name on it – but that doesn’t mean Starbucks cares

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