Goldman Sachs criticised for buying Venezuelan government bonds at record low

Goldman Sachs criticised for buying Venezuelan government bonds at record low

US investment bank Goldman Sachs has come under attack by the Venezuelan opposition party for buying government bonds and, in doing so, “giving a lifeline to an incompetent government”. Goldman Sachs paid $865 Million USD for government bonds that were originally worth $2.8 Billion USD. The bank paid 31 cents...

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Gatland’s Lions must take the game to All Blacks if they want respect

Gatland’s Lions must take the game to All Blacks if they want respect

The extent to which the Lions are missing one of their true world class stars in Billy Vunipola is becoming more evident in the lead up to the first Test match with New Zealand on June 24. Warren Gatland’s men laboured to an opening tour victory over the New Zealand...

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‘Earliest ancestor to humanity’ found in Europe

‘Earliest ancestor to humanity’ found in Europe

Europe, not East Africa, might have spawned the first members of the human evolutionary family around 7 million years ago, researchers have claimed. Studies undertaken on the teeth of a chimpanzee-sized primate that once lived in Mediterranean Europe suggest that the primate, known as Graecopithecus, may have been a hominin,...

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Local gallery open for donations to aid Grenfell Tower residents

Local gallery open for donations to aid Grenfell Tower residents

Griffin Gallery, located a few streets away from Grenfell Tower and the site of the catastrophic fire that broke out last night, is collecting donations of food, water, clothes and toiletries. They have already been overwhelmed by donations from local charities, supermarkets and residents and are open to receiving as...

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The Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust Annual Patrons’ Garden Party, 23rd May 2017

The Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust Annual Patrons’ Garden Party, 23rd May 2017

On a summer evening they came to an English garden with a single thought in mind, to keep alive the memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and to protect her legacy, the Castle of Mey, for future generations. Members of the Royal Family, celebrities, Patrons, Friends and...

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History of the Royal Albert Hall

History of the Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall is one of the jewels in South Kensington’s crown, having played host to more virtuoso classical fanfares, sweaty feedback driven gigs and the occasional debauched Chelsea Arts Club party than anyone could count without coming down with sympathetic tinnitus. Considering that the Hall are starting to...

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Get fit for FREE this summer at London Bridge City!

Get fit for FREE this summer at London Bridge City!

London’s largest free summer festival is aiming to help get Londoners fit and healthy with a range of unique activities ranging from Disco Yoga to the Cuban-esque Havana Londres. The London Bridge City Summer Festival will play host to a selection of fantastic free fitness events this summer at its...

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Food Prices hit ‘three year high’ due to weak pound

Food Prices hit ‘three year high’ due to weak pound

Food prices climbed at their fastest rate for more than three years in May as the weak pound pushed up import prices, new research shows. The British Retail Consortium measured the prices of 500 everyday goods and found food inflation was 1.4% during the month, up from 0.9% in April....

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First Japanese abdication in over two centuries

First Japanese abdication in over two centuries

The Japanese parliament grants first Imperial abdication in nearly 200 years, following concerns of the Emperor’s declining health. In a rarely televised interview Emperor Akihito, 83, stated his worries, “I am concerned it may become difficult for me to carry out my duties..as I have done so far.” But the...

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Breathe Easy Week: Westminster campaigns for cleaner air

Breathe Easy Week: Westminster campaigns for cleaner air

This Breathe Easy Week 12-18 June, the British Lung Foundation’s (BLF) local lung health support group, Breathe Easy Westminster will be campaigning for cleaner air. The week coincides with National Clean Air Day, 15 June. Westminster is one of the most polluted boroughs in London, with some roads, such as Oxford Street and the Strand,...

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