From the Riverbank Part 12: Mayflies

From the Riverbank Part 12: Mayflies

  The English countryside has settled comfortably into summer, with trees heavy in leaf, and the borders along the little lane leading down to the river brimming with wildflowers; cornflowers, irises, poppies and celandine with pink willow-herb and thistles towering over them all. Robert Byron, in his prose-poem All I...

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Hammersmith Bridge saw ‘severe structural defects undiagnosed for years’

Hammersmith Bridge saw ‘severe structural defects undiagnosed for years’

Millions of taxpayers’ money was spent on maintaining Hammersmith Bridge while severe structural defects went undiagnosed. The 132-year-old crossing was closed to vehicle traffic in April this year when engineers discovered microfractures in its cast iron base that may take three years to fix. The shock decision sparked rows and...

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Biomedical research centre to be built at Hammersmith Hospital

Biomedical research centre to be built at Hammersmith Hospital

A new biomedical research centre where scientists will develop cures for dementia and cancer looks set to be built at Hammersmith Hospital. The Medical Research Council will build the nine-storey tower at the hospital’s Imperial College campus in White City, home to the London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS). The...

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The Light in the Piazza at the Southbank Centre

The Light in the Piazza at the Southbank Centre

The Light in the Piazza is not the most popular or well known musical; however that does nothing to blunt the poignancy and tenderness of it’s narrative. The South Bank Centres production was all around spectacular and an amazing way to spend two and a half hours. The orchestrations combined...

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Avant-Garde: Inspired by Bauhaus

Avant-Garde: Inspired by Bauhaus

at the Autumn 2019 Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair , 1-6 October 2019, Battersea Park, London The Autumn Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair returns to Battersea Park London for its third outing of the year, from 1-6 October 2019.  With over 160 exhibitors on two floors, the Autumn event is...

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