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News: New river connections for Battersea Power Station development

Deputy mayor of London for transport, Val Shawcross, and councillor Govindia, leader of Wandsworth Council, have welcomed 26 Chelsea Pensioners aboard for a trip to City Hall at the official celebration of the new Battersea Power Station River Bus. Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of the pier, a party of Chelsea Pensioners joined Shawcross, and members of the Battersea Power Station team aboard an MBNA Thames Clippers vessel travelling to London Bridge City, the nearest pier to City Hall. The River Bus service, operated by MBNA…

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Marseille: Fatal knife attack at train station

Two people have been killed in a knife attack at Marseille’s Saint Charles train station. The assailant has been shot dead by security forces in the southern French city. The incident is being treated as an act of terrorism, officials say. “Two victims have been stabbed to death,” regional police chief Olivier de Mazieres told AFP. France’s Interior Minister, Gérard Collomb, said he was immediately travelling to the scene. France’s national police tweeted that the situation at the station had been resolved, and the perpetrator “neutralised and shot down”. Police…

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Google Maps adds the International Space Station

The International Space Station has become the first “off planet” addition to Google Maps’ Street View facility. Astronauts helped capture 360-degree panoramas of the insides of the ISS modules, as well as views down to the Earth below. Some of the photography features pop-up text descriptions, marking the first time such annotations have appeared on the Maps platform. This is not the first time 360-degree imagery has been captured beyond Earth. In 2015, the European Space Agency published its own interactive tour of the ISS. And last year Nasa repurposed…

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Radio 1: Why is the station struggling to find new DJs?

BBC Radio 1 has a problem. But it’s not the playlist, its listening figures or social media following that controller Ben Cooper is concerned about – it’s where the next generation of presenters is coming from. “It’s everyone’s favourite game at Radio 1 to try and second guess me and come up with their fantasy schedule,” he laughs as he speaks to the BBC on Wednesday morning. Cooper is chatting to journalists as he unveils Radio 1 Vintage – a pop-up station which will broadcast old shows from across the…

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BBC Radio 1 to launch pop up station with 50th birthday

Radio 1 will launch a pop-up sister station later this year as part of its 50th birthday celebrations. Radio 1 Vintage will broadcast on DAB and iPlayer for three days from 30 September. Tony Blackburn, who was the first voice ever heard on the station, will team up with current breakfast show host Nick Grimshaw to launch the project. Classic shows from the archive presented by the likes of John Peel and Chris Moyles will also be broadcast. ‘Can’t wait’ The hour-long “best of” programmes will also feature old shows…

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