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Oliver Goldsmith,The National Theatre, and a splash of Charles Dickens

The programme for the current National Theatre production of She Stoops to Conquer (piece by Frank Delaney) describes Goldsmith as “born with a grossly protruding forehead and upper lip, while his chin receded like a man aghast”.

Foxes Discovered in the City

The creatures are well-known in London suburbs, rummaging in dustbins and making a special contribution to the destabilisation of garden sheds through burying under them to make a home.

But as the picture shows, they are also in the City. Indeed, they are not recent arrivals, and the photo shows that they have been there since 1868.

Inside & Outside the Law - Service, Silks and Waiting at Table

Serving proceedings on another party can be tricky if you can’t track the person down. City law firm Stephenson Harwood has found a way round this. Why not use Facebook?

Acting for defendant TFS Derivatives in a claim from AKO Capital for alleged unpaid commissions, it secured permission from the High Court in London to serve notice on Fabio de Biase by Facebook message, to join Mr de Biase as a defendant in the proceedings.

St Paul's Camp: The Party's Over. Official.

This follows my blogpost: Occupy LSX: The St Paul’s Party is Over...?

Here is the camp site today, one big clean-up operation after the eviction of Occupy LSX in the early hours of this morning.

Occupy LSX - The St Paul's Party is Over...?

“You have sat too long for any good you have been doing lately...Depart I say; and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!”

These words are attributed to Oliver Cromwell for a speech that he made on 20 April 1653 to the Rump Parliament, but equally could symbolise the cry of the City of London Corporation before they trooped to the Court of Appeal to ask the Court to reject the appeal against eviction by the Occupy LSX Movement, who have been camped in the precincts of St Paul’s Cathedral since 15 October last year.

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