Summary of Davos talks

Summary of Davos talks

In January the World Economic forum gathered in Davos, Switzerland. 50 state leaders were among the 3000 present, the most noteworthy appearance being that of the first Chinese president to attend, Xi Jinping. His inauguration keynote signalled Beijing’s desire to take the lead in international trade. Donald Trump who didn’t...

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Why Children’s Mental Health Week, 6th-12th February, is important

Why Children’s Mental Health Week, 6th-12th February, is important

Today is the start of Children’s Mental Health Week (running 6th-12th February), run by UK charity Place2Be and supported by a range of other charities, such as ChildLine and Heads Together. The aim is to prioritise mental wellbeing in young people and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health. This is...

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Winter Pictures For Sale at the Works On Paper Fair

Winter Pictures For Sale at the Works On Paper Fair

This unique Fair is organised by Hodgson Events Ltd and a large selection of pictures will be on sale at varying prices. Forty specialist art dealers will present drawings, watercolours and original prints from Early, Modern and Contemporary Styles. Pictures will include Paul Maze’s ‘The Lancer’s Uniform’ in pastel, which...

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Marylebone Library finds a new home

Marylebone Library finds a new home

Plans have been announced for a new Marylebone Library to find a permanent home in the Grade II listed Seymour Leisure Centre. And Hounslow Library is moving from its current home in the Treaty Centre, and to a temporary location before it will eventually be housed in the new council...

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Thames riverbank at Battersea Power Station opens to public for first time in decades

Thames riverbank at Battersea Power Station opens to public for first time in decades

A section of the Thames riverside that has been closed to the public for decades has been reopened as part of the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station in Nine Elms. The one-acre space forms a new piazza directly in front of Circus West Village, The piazza can be accessed through...

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Brexit: A disaster or an opportunity for UK agriculture

Brexit: A disaster or an opportunity for UK agriculture

A Brexit of any outcome will result in a break from the subsidiary and regulatory Common Agricultural Policy. This will give the British government the opportunity to take farming regulation into their own hands, but many are concerned that new trade deals will put British farms at risk. EU subsidies...

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