Kensington-based female entrepreneur appointed to the advisory board for the Commonwealth Business Forum

Kensington-based female entrepreneur appointed to the advisory board for the Commonwealth Business Forum

Award winning Kensington-based global strategist, director and CEO Natasha Mudhar has officially been appointed to the advisory board for the Commonwealth Business Forum, to be held on 16th-18th April in London across three iconic venues, Mansion House, Guildhall and QEII. The aim of the even is to provide a unique platform for dialogue, bringing together a range of industries and economies...

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Art of the Erotic

Art of the Erotic

The most erotic part of this sumptuous new volume devoted to erotic art is probably sliding one’s finger down the gossamer-thin plastic outer and into the Lucio Fontana slit that gashes the hardback front cover in two. So, what’s new in this recently-published book and what differentiates it from the...

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Voluntary tax to help homeless says Westminster

Voluntary tax to help homeless says Westminster

An innovative scheme will encourage Westminster’s wealthiest residents to make a voluntary contribution to help pay for local projects. More than 400 people responded positively to the survey saying they would support the scheme. Residents of the most expensive properties will be asked if they will consider voluntarily paying double...

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Journalist’s murder plunges Slovakia into political crisis

Journalist’s murder plunges Slovakia into political crisis

Following the death of 27-year-old journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancé, Martina Kusnirova, Slovakia has plunged deeper into a political crisis amid deteriorating relations between its Prime Minister Robert Fico and President Andrej Kiska. Both Kuciak and Kusnirova were found shot dead in Kuciak’s house on February 24th. The journalist...

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Macron outlines plans to bring back national service

Macron outlines plans to bring back national service

French President Emanuel Macron has reiterated a controversial campaign promise to bring back compulsory military service for young French people. Earlier this month, Macron announced that his new “universal national service” would include a compulsory period of three to six months for all young people, who would either join the...

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Winnie-the-Pooh banned under Chinese censorship law

Winnie-the-Pooh banned under Chinese censorship law

Winnie-the-Pooh is one of Britain’s most beloved exports, but the cuddly teddy bear is now banned under new Chinese censorship laws. Following the Communist Party of China’s proposal to remove a clause in the constitution which limits presidencies to two five-year terms, government censors are enacting a series of bans...

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New figures show that 93% of London’s students suffer from poor sleep

New figures show that 93% of London’s students suffer from poor sleep

Run as part of The Student Housing Company’s wellbeing programme, the findings of a new survey have revealed that 93% of students in London claim to suffer from poor sleep at university, with stress cited as the biggest contributing factor. Whilst students have always had a poor reputation for sleeping...

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All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life

All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life

I emerged from Tate’s ‘landmark exhibition’, thinking ‘what was that all about?’ They informed us that it ‘celebrates how artists have captured the intense experience of life in paint.’ Is that not what artists tend to do anyway, other than abstract expressionists? There are certainly some fine examples of British...

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You Were Never Really Here

You Were Never Really Here

Oddly, when you lay out the plot of You Were Never Really Here, a feverish nightmare from the frequently hiatus-prone Scottish writer-director Lynne Ramsay (Morvern Callar, We Need To Talk About Kevin) it seems disarmingly straight-forward, generic even. A film about a hitman screwing up a simple job and getting...

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March is a great month for job vacancies, according to CV-Library

March is a great month for job vacancies, according to CV-Library

For Londoners in the market for a new job, March is one of the best months to apply according to online job-board, CV-Library. Based on annual statistics from over 150,000 job listings on CV-Library, research shows that, of the sectors analysed, 90% will increase the number of job listings in...

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