Shakespeare In Love

In 1998, Tom Stoppard’s Shakespeare in Love screenplay set the silver screen alight, secured Gwyneth Paltrow her infamous teary Oscar speech and brought a bit of Shakespeare, via the local multiplex, to the masses, where – some might say – he truly belonged. Now a new adaptation is reuniting Shakespeare...

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Keeping investment market falls in perspective

Keeping investment market falls in perspective

Companies around the world compete for access to investors’ capital against other investment options. Higher risk (as perceived by investors) companies have a higher cost of capital because investors demand higher returns as compensation against the potential for permanent loss of capital. Lower risk companies have a lower cost of...

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‘Gardens in the sky’ about to fall

‘Gardens in the sky’ about to fall

Council Estate Chesterton Square and Broadwood Terrace, considered by many to be an exemplary British social housing development, is now facing demolition. Despite bordering busy Warwick Road, the flower lined estate, is an oasis of calm and a far cry from the usual “brutalist” estates of the 1970s. In an...

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Harrods Stelle di Stelle

For those of us not fluent in Italian, and that includes me, Harrods has kindly given us a new phrase to look up. It`s wonderfully simple, and quite poetic: Stars of Stars. Five Italian chefs, boasting 13 Michelin stars between them, each have a month`s guest spot at Harrods ‘Staff...

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Comic Corner: Holy Batffleck!

From Adam West in the late 60s, dancing the bat-sui and pummelling mobsters under bright explosions of “BAM, WHAM, BOFF!” to Christian Bale roaring incoherently whilst breaking bones, each Batman is tweaked by directors to  better reflect the times in which they were created. In certain circumstances this is a...

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Increase in Fire Brigade response time

London is officially a more dangerous place to live in than a year ago according to Fire Brigade figures. Following the cuts ordered by City Hall, Fire engine response times have been increasing. Labour’s London Assembly, an elected watchdog that examines the mayor’s effectiveness, has revealed 371 of London’s 649...

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