London is…

London is, as New York, the forgiving city. Here you come and you either make lots of money or you leave. Otherwise you might feel a bit miserable.

Esto me lo dijo el peluquero griego que me cortó el pelo hace poco mientras me decía que él ya tenía su vida aquí con sus hijos… ¡Ahí queda eso!

Watch out for cyclists

Si hay una cosa que me gusta de Londres es el apoyo que se da aquí para montar en bicicleta. Sinceramente no tiene comparación con España. Cada mañana, en cada semáforo se ve alrededor de 8-10 ciclistas que van a trabajar en bicicleta. En todos sitios hay sitios para amarrar la bicicleta, los coches suelen ser más respetuosos que en España y el ayuntamiento te ayuda y te financia para tener una bicicleta (También ayuda a los empresarios para fomentar esto y para tener sitios en la empresa donde dejar la bici o duchas para los empleados, etc).

Y este apoyo se nota claramente en el Transport For London, que ha hecho un anuncio para que haya más precaución con respecto a los ciclistas. El anuncio es muy simpático y, bueno, yo casualmente lo ví :-)

Gibraltar Español

Hace un par de meses tuvimos al amigo Manuel, gaditano pero ahora viviendo en París, de visita por estas tierras durante un fin de semana. El caso es que estando con la coña, tripu le grabó un video junto a un soldado inglés, ya sabéis, la típica coña de ¡Gibraltar Español! que todos hacemos de vez en cuando en este país.

Lo curioso del tema es que, incluso sin que el video haya sido publicitado en ningún lado, ha generado unos cuantos de comentarios de ingleses ofendidos con el asunto. Con el ánimo de avivar un poco más el fuego, aquí os lo dejo ;-)

El enlace al video y a los comentarios.

Actualización: El video ya no esta disponible. Lo siento.

British Airways informa

Recibido hoy. Ups

Dear Mr RONCERO FRANCO

As a valued customer I am writing to give you the latest information regarding the forensic examination of three of our Boeing 767 aircraft.

You may be aware that these three aircraft were identified by the UK government as part of the police investigation into the death of Alexander Litvinenko.

Two of the three aircraft have been forensically tested at London Heathrow.  The third aircraft will return to London Heathrow today where it will undergo testing over the weekend.

The initial results of the forensic tests on the two aircraft at London Heathrow showed very low traces of a radioactive substance onboard.  Since then the Health Protection Agency (HPA) said that one of these aircraft does not pose a risk to the health of the people in it and that it does not believe overall that passengers on this aircraft were at risk over the past month.   Monitoring is continuing on the second aircraft.

We have been advised that this investigation is confined solely to these three B767 aircraft and no other British Airways aircraft are involved.

We hope to return the two aircraft currently at London Heathrow to service as soon as possible.

Details of the flights operated by the three aircraft at the centre of the investigation are available on our website, http://www.ba.com.  We have also identified on the website the 72 flights that have been given the all clear.

If you were on one of these flights and wish to receive further advice you are advised to telephone NHS Direct on 0845 4647.  Only customers who have travelled on the remaining specified flights should telephone NHS Direct.  Non-UK customers are advised to contact their doctor.

The British Airways helpline remains open on 0845 6040171 and + 44 (0) 191 211 3690 for international calls.

We wish to reassure you our operation is planned to continue to run normally and any further news of the government investigation will be posted on our website.
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