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Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday

This July 6th marks the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday with many of the Buddhist faith celebrating the event. The Nobel Peace Prize winner took the…

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Talent is en pointe at Dance Showdown 2015

Budding young dancers from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea shimmied their way to success during Dance Showdown, one of London’s biggest youth dance…

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St John Ambulance National Cadet of the Year saves 18 year old’s life

The National St John Ambulance Cadet of the Year, Anton Cornibert from Notting Hill in London, has spectacularly proven why he was awarded the title…

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Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday

This July 6th marks the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday with many of the Buddhist faith celebrating the event. The Nobel Peace Prize winner took the stage at the Glastonbury festival as part of his three day birthday celebrations. This was joined by a trip to California to head up a Global Compassion Summit. Venerable Lama Tenzin Dhonden, founder of the non-profit Friends of the Dalai Lama said, “This milestone occasion

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Talent is en pointe at Dance Showdown 2015

Budding young dancers from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea shimmied their way to success during Dance Showdown, one of London’s biggest youth dance events. This year’s event, which is organised each year by Epic CIC, saw more than 210 young people compete and perform alongside established youth dance companies and guest artists such as Pineapple Performing Arts School, PDK, Crew 42 and Perspectrum. The dancers taking part were

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St John Ambulance National Cadet of the Year saves 18 year old’s life

The National St John Ambulance Cadet of the Year, Anton Cornibert from Notting Hill in London, has spectacularly proven why he was awarded the title after saving a man’s life on the way to a party in his honour. Anton, 18, was on his way to the event to celebrate being awarded the Cadet of the Year title on HQS Wellington at Victoria Embankment on 18 June. He was about

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Chelsea Garden Party celebrates hospital’s life-giving work

Last night, the Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity hosted a Summer Garden Party at London’s historic Chelsea Physic Garden, welcoming over 300 donors, patients, surgeons and other special guests. Also present was the Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea, Councillor Robert Freeman, who this year chose Royal Brompton Hospital as joint recipient(2) of funds from his mayoral appeal to support research into lung cancer. The Garden Party was an opportunity

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Tech in schools

Throughout the UK, schools have been slow to wake up to the technological revolution the early noughties brought. While much of adult home and working life now revolves around tech, many classrooms remained stuck in the dark ages, enforcing bans on ‘distracting’ mobile phones and tablet devices with ever more ferocious zeal. At the start of the millennium, National Curriculum ‘Information and Communications Technology’ lessons involved just two hours a

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Wandsworth Battersea Redevelopment Plans gain momentum

Major improvements to Wandsworth Town Centre gain momentum as the public agrees that radical change is needed. TfL (Transport for London) and Wandsworth Council are behind the major revamp of Wandsworth Town Centre, which they have insisted will benefit all road users and encourage investment in the area. They have publicly claimed that the proposed changes have been broadly supported by local residents and stakeholders. “This car-clogged one-way system has made the area particularly hostile to pedestrians and

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Boris blows fresh air into London

London boroughs are invited to put together ambitious plans to tackle air quality hotspots, under the ground-breaking new Low Emission Neighbourhood scheme. Up to two sets of £1 million funding for Low Emission Neighbourhoods will part of the Mayor’s £20 million Air Quality Fund. The Low Emission Neighbourhood scheme is a new way of tackling the challenge of air quality in London, encouraging boroughs to look at a comprehensive set

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Discrimination in Myanmar Vs Capital Punishment in the US

Article generously provided by Teal Lupis  Myanmar’s (formerly known as Burma) ‘discriminatory’ bills risk ‘setting back’ women’s rights and deepen discrimination, a United Nations Human Rights Monitor has revealed. The Population Control Healthcare Bill is the first of four in a package of bills that seek to ‘protect race and religion’. The bills are highly discriminatory against ethnic and religious minorities as well as against women. “These bills risk deepening

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