Student loan interest rate set to rise

Student loan interest rate set to rise

The retail prince index (RPI) that keeps track of average prices of goods has risen by 75% since last year, and raised student loan interest rates with it.  The Student Loans Company uses the measure of inflation as a benchmark for the levels of interest charged on student loans. Calculations...

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China plans manned moon radar

China plans manned moon radar

The Chinese government has unveiled plans to build a permanently manned radar station on the moon to monitor Earth.    The feasibility study which would cost $2.4 million and include a 50-metre-tall radar capable of monitoring larger sections of the Earth than conventional satellites, is being funded by China’s National...

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Further Southern Rail strikes announced

Further Southern Rail strikes announced

Workers on Southern trains are to stage a 48-hour strike on 7 and 8 September in a continuation of the long-running row over the role of guards on trains, the RMT union has announced. The union is fighting plans by Southern owner Govia Thameslink (GTR) to turn conductors into “on-board...

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Sweden considers begging ban

Sweden considers begging ban

Sweden has considered bringing in a ban on begging following the example of other Nordic nations. Sweden has seen a surge in begging recently which has been partly attributed to the arrival of 4000 vulnerable EU migrants mostly from Bulgaria and Romania. According to a poll by the Swedish newspaper...

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Ain’t no river wide enough

Ain’t no river wide enough

Thames21 is one of the country’s leading waterway charities, working with local communities to improve river, canals, ponds and lakes for both people and wildlife. Made up of a small number of full time staff members, who are assisted by thousands of volunteers every year. The charity looks after the...

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Cash for your gold? Olympics in numbers

Cash for your gold? Olympics in numbers

After team GB’s amazing Olympics of 2016, we take a look at gold winning countries’ spending to get a wider picture. Congratulations to team GB, who outdid themselves back in London 2012. Their success has a story, and it is curious to see how the number of medals can be related...

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English Symphony Orchestra premiere John Joubert’s opera of Jane Eyre

English Symphony Orchestra premiere John Joubert’s opera of Jane Eyre

  From its first publication in 1847, Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece Jane Eyre has inspired innumerable theatrical interpretations for both stage and screen. To mark the 200th anniversary of Brontë’s birth in 2016, and in anticipation of British composer John Joubert’s 90th birthday in 2017, Kenneth Woods and the English Symphony...

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Gender pay gap bad as ever across the UK

Gender pay gap bad as ever across the UK

The gender pay gap has made no progress in London over the last year with men being paid 17.2 percent higher than women in the same position.  The research, published by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and XpertHR, also reports that men are 40 percent more likely to be promoted...

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Plan your route through Notting Hill Carnival

Plan your route through Notting Hill Carnival

Road closures during the Notting Hill Carnival festival Notting Hill Carnival is right around the corner and KCWToday have put together a list of the planned road closures to make it easier to plan your route in (or out!): Sunday 28th: Road Names Closing At:  Re-Opening At: Westbourne Park Road...

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