Yellow cheeks & red teeth: Travelling around Myanmar

Yellow cheeks & red teeth: Travelling around Myanmar

He was a wiry young man with glossy black hair wearing the usual longhi but when he turned round in the cosy cab of his tuk tuk and beamed, it was a ghoulish sight. Fortunately, his teeth were in tact but for many, a gappy grin is the norm, such...

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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan withdraws support for the Garden Bridge project

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan withdraws support for the Garden Bridge project

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has written to the Garden Bridge Trust to withdraw his support for the Garden Bridge Project, the proposed landscape pedestrian bridge over the River Thames in London. In a letter to the Chair of the Garden Bridge Trust, the Lord Mayor Mervyn Davis informed him...

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NUT and ATL vote to merge into National Education Union

NUT and ATL vote to merge into National Education Union

By Max Feldman Two teachers unions have voted to merge to become a single “super union” to create a stronger voice to speak up for those working in education and challenge government policy. With almost half a million members, the new National Education Union claims to be the biggest union...

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Omega Centauri: The Milky Way’s Lunch?

Omega Centauri: The Milky Way’s Lunch?

The sight of countless brilliant stars in an inky black sky exhilarates the human spirit, for reasons no one can explain. Such intensity reaches its epitome in a crowded star cluster, and the best of these are the “globulars”. Some 150 known globular clusters surround the centre of the Milky...

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TfL introduces ‘Please Offer Me a Seat’ badge

TfL introduces ‘Please Offer Me a Seat’ badge

A new badge to make travel easier has been launched by TfL. The blue ‘Please Offer Me a Seat’ badge is available for free to disabled passengers and those with hidden conditions, illnesses and injuries, to help then find a seat on public transport. The badge and accompanying card were...

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