Charles I: King and Collector

Charles I: King and Collector

On the other side of Green Park from the Burlington House is an exhibition of the art collection of Charles II in the Queen’s Gallery comprising paintings, drawings, prints, furniture, silver and sculpture; all from the Royal Collection. Her Majesty’s walls must be virtually bare, as she has generously lent...

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The Six Nations tournament starting in early February

The Six Nations tournament starting in early February

Take England, the current champions, they have had so many injuries that they are not in a position to give debuts to new exciting talent. This means that the core of the team will be as last year. Eddie Jones, now enjoying his £1m a year (including bonuses) new contract,...

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The United Kingdom increases its global education fund by 50%

The United Kingdom increases its global education fund by 50%

The UK is increasing its support for a global education fund for developing countries by 50% to £75m per year. International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt made the announcement at a global conference in Senegal, as part of a new emphasis on targeting aid at education projects. Ms Mordaunt said supporting...

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American Psycho

American Psycho

February is the most romantic month in the calendar, mostly thanks to the relentless corporate pushing of Valentine’s Day as an excuse to sell greetings cards and chocolates. However this February, in celebration of all the anti-Valentines out there, we’re focusing on the bloated corporate angle rather than the romance...

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Cyclist death on Chelsea Bridge sparks protests for lower speed limits in Kensington and Chelsea

Cyclist death on Chelsea Bridge sparks protests for lower speed limits in Kensington and Chelsea

A pilot scheme has been launched by the Kensington & Chelsea Council to test 20mph speed limits in the Royal Borough following the death of a cyclist on Chelsea Bridge in September 2017. Following a number of protests, including a ‘die-in’ outside the Kensington Council’s HQ, councillors agreed that a...

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West London sees huge rail and tube changes

West London sees huge rail and tube changes

Plans to extend the Northern Line to Battersea will help regenerate the area and support 25,000 new jobs and more than 20,000 new homes, TfL says. The two new stations being built at Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station are set to be completed in 2020. The areas where the...

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“Ultrafast” broadband coming to the UK

“Ultrafast” broadband coming to the UK

Three million premises are to be given “ultrafast” internet connections by 2020. Openreach, the BT-owned firm that is responsible for the country’s broadband infrastructure has said that it would hasten its plans to run fibre connections directly to homes and business. This will mean internet speeds will be quadrupled from...

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Cadogan Hall: Meet the Music

Cadogan Hall: Meet the Music

Cadogan Hall are launching Meet the Orchestra, a series of five free informal concerts from orchestras featured in the Zurich International Orchestra Series. Meet the Music will give audience members the chance to see world-class performers in a more relaxed setting. Over the course of the hour-long performance, neither musicians...

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Four major cryptos

Four major cryptos

When people get onto a roller-coaster, they can expect a few ups and downs, twists and turns, and maybe a spin or two. This is not dissimilar from today’s cryptocurrency market, which has bounced around so much that traders have been left with a queasy stomach of their own. Within the space...

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