The best Scottish Coastal hikes to take on this Summer

The best Scottish Coastal hikes to take on this Summer

As we approach the summer months and people begin to jet off to all corners of the globe for their yearly dose of vitamin D, one country(area?) that many fail to venture in to is the Scottish coast.. The British Summertime, which presents the perfect conditions for endless exploring with...

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Come Spa With Me

Come Spa With Me

It started with a row. The end of a long week, too much time in the office and on mobile devices. We were driving to Bath and then Cornwall where rest, relaxation and reconnecting were high on the agenda. After a quick return dash to the flat when someone shouted...

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The Music Man Project

The Music Man Project

David Stanley, a former Deputy Head teacher at a Performing Arts Specialist Secondary School and now director of the Music Man Project, was inspired after teaching his friend Tony, who has Downs Syndrome how to play ‘I am the Music Man’. In 2001 David started the Southend Mencap Music School,...

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Top-Seeds Cruise Into French Open Quarterfinals

Top-Seeds Cruise Into French Open Quarterfinals

For the first time since 2013, the top five men’s seeds are all through to the quarterfinal of a grand slam tournament. The stars have shined bright at the French Open, making quick work of their lower-ranked opponents.   The world #1, Novak Djokovic, did not drop a set on...

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Huawei, China and the Unites States of America

Huawei, China and the Unites States of America

US President Donald Trump has said to reporters that Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei could be part of a trade deal between the US and China. Despite labelling Huawei as “very dangerous” for its equipment’s potential use by the Chinese military for surveillance purposes, Trump did not close the door on...

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Tourism Growth in Kyoto, Japan

Tourism Growth in Kyoto, Japan

As a result of its rich culture and growing economy, Japan has seen a boom in its tourism industry over the past decade, with 31 million international visitors being reported in 2018 compared to merely 8 million in 2008. The Japanese government has been strongly supportive of this influx of...

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Trade unions weigh in as ‘busker ban’ row deepens

Trade unions weigh in as ‘busker ban’ row deepens

  Trade unions have weighed in on plans to regulate busking in areas such as Kensington’s museum district, and Portobello Road market. The council said it received “1,136 complaints of anti-social busking” from residents and businesses in 2018, with many bemoaning performers repeating the same songs and occupying the same...

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Hammersmith Bridge could be closed for three years

Hammersmith Bridge could be closed for three years

Hammersmith Bridge could stay closed to vehicles for three years, as experts work to make it safe to drive on again. The bridge was closed “indefinitely” in April after a weekly check revealed damage that has been known about for years was much worse than authorities thought. A team of...

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Environmental tests for Grenfell ‘contamination’ take place after months of campaigning

Environmental tests for Grenfell ‘contamination’ take place after months of campaigning

Further environmental tests for possible contamination from the fall-out from the Grenfell Tower fire are being undertaken this month, just before the second anniversary of the disaster. They follow months of campaigning by residents for further tests following revelations by fire toxicology expert Professor Anna Stec, of chemicals which could...

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City Hall offers Hammersmith and Fulham £15 million for new council houses

City Hall offers Hammersmith and Fulham £15 million for new council houses

A huge redevelopment of the White City estate could be on the horizon as council chiefs discuss plans for new homes using £15 million from City Hall. Hammersmith and Fulham Council’s senior politicians met on Monday, June 3, to consider building “100-250 new homes” and said half could be let...

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