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14 July - 17 August 2021 Edition 131 Find your regular copy inside... The City of London’s independent newspaper with 45,000 READERS SUMMERTIME AT THE GLOBE SKY HIGH DRINKING Shakespeare’s Globe is hosting ‘Tis the season to get onto one an onslaught of new shows of the City of London’s very over the next few months, fu l best rooftops, drinking and of love, loss and plenty of deep eating the day away with your be ly laughs Page 10 mates and co leagues Page 12 14 Jul - 10 Aug 2021 The City of London’s independent newspaper with 45,000 READERS Edition 131 ‘All must stay alert to terror threats’ Warning comes from Commander Richard Smith, head of Metropolitan Police’s counter-terrorism command LONDONERS have been urged not to be “complacent” about the threat of terrorism as lockdown restrictions ease, with a “substantial” number of terror investigations currently ongoing in the capital, writes Joe Talora, Local Democracy Reporter. The warning came from Commander Richard Smith, head of Metropolitan Police counterte rorism command, at a meeting of the London Assembly. As London marks 16 years since the tragic te rorist a tack that claimed 52 lives on July 7, 2007, Commander Smith said that he “wouldn’t want anyone to be complacent” about “the scale of the threat” cu rently investigation between ourselves and offences that we saw in 2017, but facing the capital. our primary partner in MI5 are very there have been 29 we l developed Commander Smith told Assembly significant and there is also a very plots disrupted since then, largely a Members that the number of te ror large number of closed subjects of mixture of right-wing and Islamist offences cu rently being investigated interest who may sti l pose a residual te rorist plots.” “remains high”, and that of roughly threat. He added that he did not want 800 active investigations taking “I wouldn’t want anyone to be people to be “unduly alarmed”, but place in the UK, a “very substantial complacent – neither the public wanted to ensure they were “alert”, proportion” are based in London. nor any of our partners – about the issuing a plea for communities to Commander Smith said: scale of the threat. We may not be engage with authorities on the issue “The numbers of people under seeing the dreadful succession of and report suspicions. Incidents can be reported using the iREPORTit app Earlier this year, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan launched the City Ha l- funded iREPORTit app which a lows anyone to anonymously report te rorist content seen online or on social media. Mr Khan ha said tha the app has resulted in a “large number of referrals”, and insisted that City Ha l and partners would “continue occupying this space”. E-scooter trials in the City P4 What’s On in the Square Mile P8 Our livery hall guide P14-17 Join the millions already vaccinated You’re much less likely to get serious Covid-19 or be hospitalised if you’ve been vaccinated. We’ll let you know when your Covid-19 vaccine is ready for you. EVERY VACCINATION GIVES US

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