Double delight for British sport as women win cricket World Cup and Froome takes fourth Tour de France

Double delight for British sport as women win cricket World Cup and Froome takes fourth Tour de France

Weekends in British sport such as the one just passed don’t come around too often. England’s women’s cricket team claimed their fourth World Cup crown on Sunday, beating their Indian counterparts by just nine runs in front of an ecstatic crowd at Lord’s. Anya Shrubsole was the star performer, taking...

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£114k raised for summer activity programme for Grenfell youth

£114k raised for summer activity programme for Grenfell youth

A London funder has given £114,480 to 18 organisations in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea to provide a summer programme of activities for young people and families affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. The City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust, awarded the grants to fund...

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From Pillar to Post: The walking tour that reveals London’s postal history

From Pillar to Post: The walking tour that reveals London’s postal history

Train geeks rejoice! The Mail Rail; a subterranean network of automated trains stretching from Paddington to Whitechapel which kept the Capital’s communication network flowing for over 75 years, is set to open to the public on July 27. The Postal Museum have resurrected a section of track so that you...

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Iran accuses US of violating nuclear deal

Iran accuses US of violating nuclear deal

The US is coming under criticism from Iran for violating their nuclear deal. The nuclear deal between the two countries does not allow “any policy specifically intended to directly and adversely affect the normalization of trade and economic relations with Iran.” At the NATO summit in May, Trump told European...

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Number of UK students receiving firsts has nearly doubled in five years

Number of UK students receiving firsts has nearly doubled in five years

The proportion of firsts handed out by UK universities has soared, resulting with a third of institutions now grading at least one in four degrees with top honours, according to the Press Association analysis of official data. In some cases, the proportion has more than doubled in five years, resulting...

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Royal Gifts at the summer opening of Buckingham Palace

Royal Gifts at the summer opening of Buckingham Palace

This summer visitors to the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace will enjoy a special display of more than 200 gifts presented to Her Majesty The Queen throughout her 65-year reign. A paperweight made from a dinosaur bone, a Union Flag badge that has travelled into space, a handbag woven from...

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Hezbollah and Syrian army to launch attack on border area

Hezbollah and Syrian army to launch attack on border area

Lebanese group Hezbollah and the Syrian army have launched an offensive to clear fighters from an area of the Syrian-Lebanese boarder, according to reports. The operation is targeting fighters in the outskirts of the Lebanese town of Arsal, roughly 120km northeast of Beirut, and in the area surrounding the western...

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Sargent: The Watercolours

Sargent: The Watercolours

Although he had been painting in watercolour since he was a boy, his work as a portraitist in oils completely overshadowed this difficult and demanding medium. Dulwich Picture Gallery has managed to bring together 80 works from all over the world to celebrate his extraordinary skills as a painter who...

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Body of Salvador Dalí to be exhumed for DNA test

Body of Salvador Dalí to be exhumed for DNA test

The body of Salvador Dalí is due to be exhumed on Thursday 20 July, following a paternity suit brought forth by a woman claiming to be his daughter. Maria Pilar Abel Martinez was born in 1956, and believes she was the result of an affair while her mother was working...

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Trump pulls out CIA support of Syrian rebels

Trump pulls out CIA support of Syrian rebels

The Trump administration has decided to stop CIA support of Syrian rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad’s government. The CIA covert programme was set up in 2013 in order to help rebels overthrow Assad but it has had little success. The six-year civil war is ongoing. For many this is a...

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