Anniversary: Metamorphosis

Anniversary: Metamorphosis

Franz Kafka has (rather depressingly when you think about it) become something of a patron saint for modern living. His alienated writings of skewed social conventions and hallucinogenic persecution (that you feel somehow you might have deserved) deeply affects readers because there’s something primal in his narratives that resonates almost...

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UK councils wasting millions

UK councils wasting millions

Research by the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) reveals that local authorities are overpaying their staff by millions in mileage allowance payments. Employees who use their own cars for business journeys are often reimbursed for the extra expense. The HMRC has set an approved amount of 45p for the first 10,000 miles....

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EU backs Hammersmith and Fulham’s glyphosate ban

EU backs Hammersmith and Fulham’s glyphosate ban

The European Parliament has voted to ban a potentially-harmful weed killer that Hammersmith and Fulham council stopped using in 2016, the first London borough to do so. The motion requested that the chemical glyphosate be phased out completely across all member states within five years. The World Health Organisation’s International...

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Soutine’s Portraits: Cooks, Waiters and Bellboys

Small, but perfectly formed could apply, not just to the exhibition at the top of Somerset House, but the subjects of the twenty-one portraits, which comprise Cooks, Waiters and Bellboys. Chaim Soutine’s Bellboy is possibly one of his most well-known images, along with other restaurant and hotel employees, and caught...

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