An ode to America’s land yachts

An ode to America’s land yachts

It’s hard to imagine how a modern car could incorporate a ‘rumble seat’ or what a 2019 Phaeton body style would look like. Just as brands and models come and go, so do body styles. While we can try to imagine a 1960s version of today’s crossover SUVs, they are...

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Venus: Our toxic twin

Venus: Our toxic twin

Last month we looked at the genesis of the Earth, and the UN’s Global assessment Report that human society is in jeopardy from the accelerating decline of the Earth’s natural life support systems. This month I think we should look at what was once upon a time considered to be...

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Virtue Signalling

Virtue Signalling

In my twenties I lived on a boat. For 18 hours a day it floated on the river at Hammersmith, a stone’s throw from the bridge. The rest of the time, when the tide was out, it rested on the shore, on mud and some old car tyres I’d drilled...

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Leonardo Da Vinci: A Life in Drawing

Leonardo Da Vinci: A Life in Drawing

Leonardo da Vinci sought to understand fully both nature and human life in all their mystifying complexity and he did not yield in this quest. The Muse of Drawing bestowed upon him her tools and led him to use his genius for drawing. Five hundred years later, we still have...

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US vs UK: The Sports’ Betting Industry

US vs UK: The Sports’ Betting Industry

As the United States attempts to implement legal sports’ betting effectively, it may be best served to follow Britain’s lead. The latest figures reported by the UK gambling commission say the sector is responsible for nearly 15 billion pounds of annual yield and over 100,000 employees. Sports’ gambling is a...

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£100 million migration fund helps alleviate council pressures across England

£100 million migration fund helps alleviate council pressures across England

Councils across England are set to receive a further £28 million to help ease pressures on local services resulting from recent migration. This brings total funding from the government’s Controlling Migration Fund to over £100 million. From tackling rogue landlords, helping alleviate rough sleeping or boosting community integration through English...

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Felicity Buchan selected as Conservative candidate for Kensington

Felicity Buchan selected as Conservative candidate for Kensington

Felicity Buchan has been selected as the Conservative Party’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Kensington. After a vote by the members of Kensington, Chelsea and Fulham Conservative Association at a selection meeting on Thursday evening, Ms. Buchan has ousted the former Kensington Tory MP Victoria Boswick. Boswick failed to stand again after...

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New type of insurance means West London drivers could pay less for car insurance

New type of insurance means West London drivers could pay less for car insurance

Up to 19 million lower mileage drivers are being overcharged for car insurance according to new research from By Miles, the pay-by-mile car insurance provider, and MoneySuperMarket. The analysis of 2.5 million quotes highlighted that UK motorists driving between 5,000 and 6,000 miles a year pay an average of £233...

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