The Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair

The Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair

London’s chicest, and largest, antiques and period design event, the Autumn 2018 Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair (2-7 October at Battersea Park London) The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair, returns for its Autumn edition from 2-7 October 2018 at Battersea Park, London.  More than 160 dealers from across the UK...

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The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Much like Orson Welles, Carson McCullers spent her childhood being repeatedly informed that she was a wunderkind par excellence. Born in the 1917 in the rather provincial Southern city of Columbus, Georgia, her future success was less prophesied than regally decreed by her rather overbearing mother....

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Wordplay

Wordplay

I magine how difficult it is for a foreigner to learn and master English? The pit-falls, the pronounciation, the syntax, the tenses, the homonyms, synonyms and acronyms all conspire to confound the student. Denis Norden, that doyen of English wordsmiths, one half of the BBC 4 programme My Word! with...

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India supreme court decriminalises gay sex

India supreme court decriminalises gay sex

In a unanimous vote on September 6th, the Supreme Court of India, headed by India’s outgoing chief justice Dipak Misra, ruled that section 377, a 157-year-old colonial-era law which criminalises “intercourse against the order of nature”. The ruling overturned a 2013 decision which upheld the controversial law. The has now...

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77 new homes approved in Westminster regeneration

77 new homes approved in Westminster regeneration

Westminster City Council’s Major Applications committee has given approval for 77 new homes as part of the wider regeneration of Church Street. Over 35% of these new homes will provide a mixture of affordable homes, ‘intermediate’ homes for keyworkers and new Council homes for social rent. Delivery of these homes...

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Around the Dinner Table: How to Give Kids the Best Start to the New Term

Around the Dinner Table: How to Give Kids the Best Start to the New Term

With the new school term starting for many of us this week, we’re all likely putting paramount importance on giving our children the best start possible to the school term. However, far more basic than after-school activities, ensuring that everyone’s getting their necessary dose of brain-enhancing foods, and even checking...

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