Survivors of Grenfell Tower set to move into a £2 billion luxury complex in the heart of Kensington

Survivors of Grenfell Tower set to move into a £2 billion luxury complex in the heart of Kensington

Sixty-eight flats in a luxury apartment complex where prices start at £1.6m are being made available to families displaced by the Grenfell Tower fire, in a deal brokered by the Homes and Communities Agency on behalf of the government. Kensington and Chelsea council, who had stockpiled £274m of reserves over...

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Portugal battles wildfire as government declares three days of national mourning

Portugal battles wildfire as government declares three days of national mourning

Portugal has witnessed the worst forest fire in over half a century over the weekend, claiming at least 64 lives and injuring more than 150, with the government declaring three days of national mourning. More than 1,100 firefighters are still battling the wildfire that broke out over the weekend and...

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Canaletto and the Art of Venice

Canaletto and the Art of Venice

On Ascension Day, every year, the Doge of Venice casts a ring into the sea, saying, “Desponsamus te, mare, in signum veri perpetuique domini” ( We wed thee, oh sea, as a sign of true and everlasting domination). This ceremony was originally established in 1000 AD and symbolised the maritime...

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Westminster Abbey unveils programme of free family events

Westminster Abbey unveils programme of free family events

Westminster Abbey is opening its doors this summer with a season of games, crafts and tours for families in the beautiful setting of College Garden. With a huge swathe of activities from Knight’s School to art courses, Westminster Abbey’s activities have something for every family. Places are free, but should...

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Extradited US student dies days after returning from North Korea

Extradited US student dies days after returning from North Korea

Otto Warmbier, the 22-year-old college student, who was returned to the US in a coma last week after being held in a North Korean jail for 17 months, has died in a Cincinnati hospital, his parents announced on Monday 19 June. Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years hard labour after...

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