Southern rail announces more strikes

Southern rail announces more strikes

Members from the southern rail drivers have announced plans to walk out on Wednesday 22 February causing further disruption to Southern rail services. The strike action comes as Southern rail drivers reject an agreement brokered between the driver’s union, Aslef, and their employers, Southern. The drivers voted 54%-46% against a deal that...

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Government donates £40 million to prevent child trafficking

Government donates £40 million to prevent child trafficking

The Home Secretary Amber Rudd has agreed to take action against child trafficking promising £40 million to various charities involved in the protection of children from sexual exploitation. £20 million will be going towards the National Crime Agency, preventing child sexual exploitation occurring online and a further £2.2 million will...

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Orchid festival returns to Kew gardens

Orchid festival returns to Kew gardens

Kew Gardens are celebrating their 22nd annual orchid festival in the Princess of Wales Conservatory, surrounding visitors with the flamboyant colours and sounds of India all contained in a steamy glasshouse. Running until March 5, The festival features vibrant decorations with life-sized animal figures including an elephant, a peacock and a monkey. Festival-goers...

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‘Perfect storm’ for European vegetables raises prices

‘Perfect storm’ for European vegetables raises prices

Terrible weather conditions across Europe have seen the availability of vegetables plummet and sent prices soaring. The combination of cold weather, flooding and low light levels has created a “perfect storm” of poor growing conditions. Bad weather in Italy and Spain is expected to greatly increase the price of vegetables...

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