Fatality at Prudential RideLondon

In a sad black mark for this year’s otherwise highly successful Prudential RideLondon, it has been announced that one of the participants died in the course of the competition. Kris Cook, aged 36, collapsed at Newlands Corner from a sudden cardiac arrest and, although prompt medical attention was provided by...

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Scientists shine light on risks of blood transfusions

Blood stocks constantly need replenishing. Blood donors (particularly A+) will receive letters through the door every few months, reminding them that each donation counts. However, there are concerns that unnecessary blood transfusions are causing deaths. A study in PLOS Medicine said, ‘there is uncertainty about the balance of risks and...

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Chelsea Antiques Fair announces September dates

After two very successful Spring Chelsea Antiques Fairs, the Fair returns to its familiar September date in addition to the March date, however it will offer a wider variety of objects and have a new look to accommodate more exhibitors. The four-day Autumn Fair will be held from Thursday, 18th...

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Westminster Abbey memorial for foreign aid workers planned

If the plan goes ahead the site will be Britain’s first official monument to those killed performing humanitarian aid work across the world. Project managers are hoping the memorial will be installed within the next few years. As a first step, on World Humanitarian Day on 19 August representatives of...

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Analogue Festival returns to London Oxo Tower

Analogue Festival returns to London Oxo Tower

In an era when digital technologies are ubiquitous, the London Analogue Festival (LAF) returns to celebrate the beauty, power and aesthetics that come from analogue technologies. From the 12th to 14th of September 2014 , the LAF will draw together international artists for a weekend of live performances, talks and...

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Get the bees back in your garden

A world without bees? Don’t even consider it! Of course we would miss the products of the hive, such as honey, pollen and beeswax.  But most of all, these super-pollinators are essential to agriculture.  In terms of tonnage, then 35% of what we eat is directly dependent on their silent...

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