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Zaha Hadid unveils Freedom Square

Zaha Hadid likes to push boundaries. But the task of uniting a divided city is one of the greatest challenges yet for the world-renowned Iraqi-born…

Visa outsourcing – a solution?

With the opening of a Joint Visa Application Centre in London, the issue of outsourcing visa services has become a hot topic among consuls, with…

New head of Consular Corps

Congratulations to Guy Van Glabeke of the Belgian Consulate, who succeeds Anas Khales as the new President of the Consular Corps, following Mr Khales’s appointment…

WDS meet future Lord Mayor

Sir Gavyn Arthur, former Lord Mayor of London, hosted a reception for the Women in Diplomatic Service where members met prominent people from the City,…

Protest outside Greek Embassy

Police arrested five demonstrators at a rally outside the Greek Embassy in London, protesting against the killing of a teenager in Athens. Scuffles erupted after…

Lighting up London for Christmas

On 30 November, a folklore troupe from the Carpathian mountains launched London’s festive season in style with a performance of traditional Christmas carols in Covent…

New rules for servants

Diplomats employing private servants from third countries will need to be registered as a sponsor with the Border Agency. In new immigration rules, diplomatic missions…

Security breech at national day

A protester infiltrated Bahrain’s National Day celebrations and caused a disturbance when he started shouting for the release of political prisoners. The man had used…

DPG gets thumbs up

Embassy officials have given the Diplomatic Protection Group their seal of approval, a recent survey revealed. According to respondents, nearly 90% of diplomats feel reassured…

Missions owe £23m in unpaid CC charges

Foreign embassies refusing to pay London’s congestion charge have accrued a bill in excess of £23m. The figures emerged in a written answer to the…