Israel to speed up construction of Gaza ‘tunnel barrier’

Israel to speed up construction of Gaza ‘tunnel barrier’

Israel is to accelerate the building of a huge barrier along its boundary with Gaza aimed at preventing militants from tunnelling under the border. The 64km (40-mile) long construction will reach a depth of 40m (131ft) below and 6m above ground, at a cost of 3bn shekels ($833m). An Israeli...

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UK car production suffers sharpest drop since 2013

UK car production suffers sharpest drop since 2013

Disappointing UK car production numbers chime with gloomy statistics from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders last month which showed in car production in June was down 13.7% from a year earlier. Car production fell overall by 6.7% from May to June in the UK, the sharpest drop since...

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Wet summer boosts indoor entertainments

Wet summer boosts indoor entertainments

As one of the soggiest summers on record continues, health-conscious families are looking for ever more creative ways to stay active in the school holidays. Dayoutwiththekids.co.uk, the UK’s biggest family days out website, shares the surprising new trip trends that have emerged over the past three months. – London families...

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Matisse in the Studio

Matisse in the Studio

‘Small, but perfectly formed’ is a good description of virtually any exhibition held in the Sackler Galleries. Matisse in the Studio is the perfect example of just how the right number of pictures and objects in four rooms make a cohesive and containable show by telling stories. After the Introduction, the exhibition divides into...

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Anniversary: The Woman In White

Anniversary: The Woman In White

The Woman In White was first unleashed upon an unsuspecting Victorian audience in 1859 between the pages of Charles Dickens’s (perhaps slightly lazily named) weekly literature magazine All The Year Round. The opening instalment appeared across the page from the final instalment of Dickens’s own A Tale Of Two Cities...

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Equip yourself at the Olympia Arms Fair at Pillar Hall

Equip yourself at the Olympia Arms Fair at Pillar Hall

Within the splendid neo classical interior of Pillar Hall, W14, the new Olympia Arms Fair will showcase intriguing objects from international military history spanning in excess of 3 millennia. This inaugural event is for dealers, collectors and enthusiasts of antique arms, armour and militaria. The fair is also hoping to...

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