On the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of Homosexuality in the UK, LGBT lives still criminalised in 72 countries, report finds

On the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of Homosexuality in the UK, LGBT lives still criminalised in 72 countries, report finds

Whilst England and Wales saw the decriminalisation of homosexuality fifty years ago today, 72 other countries and territories continue to criminalise same-sex relationships, including 45 in which sexual relationships between women are outlawed. According to an annual report released by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA),...

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Dining Out: Zuaya

Dining Out: Zuaya

5 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 5BA 020 7938 3533 Zuaya, a Latin American restaurant tucked inside a sinew between Kensington High Street to Kensington Court, promised to be something different from the insipid Europhile cuisine synonymous with the Royal Borough. The new chef, Francisco Lafee, whose glittering CV...

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Trump Administration announces new U.S. ‘Space Force’

Trump Administration announces new U.S. ‘Space Force’

On August 9th, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence had the dubious distinction of being the one to announce the creation of the new sixth branch of the United States Armed Forces, the Space Force, which he said would debut in 2020. “The time has come to write the next great...

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Beware the Military Industrial Complex

Beware the Military Industrial Complex

Dwight D. Eisenhower was one of the most accomplished and celebrated Americans of all time. He had a long and distinguished military career in during which he was appointed Supreme Allied Commander in Europe during World War II, then served as Army Chief of Staff, the first Supreme Commander of...

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Can scientists create a ‘Robot Frost’?

Can scientists create a ‘Robot Frost’?

Accomplishments in artificial intelligence often suffer from the problem of moving goalposts: As soon as a machine or algorithm can accomplish something that has traditionally been the province of humans, we generally dismiss it. To replicate something with a machine is to show that it has always been mechanical, we...

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RIP Aretha Franklin

RIP Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin, who has held the crown of ‘The Queen of Soul’ for decades, died on Thursday 16th October Franklin was admitted into hospice care on August 13, amid reports that she was “seriously ill” with pancreatic cancer. She retired from touring in February 2017, and was forced to cancel...

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From The Riverbank: Part 7

From The Riverbank: Part 7

Although there are now few UK rivers, certainly less than 15%, for which the flow regime can be considered natural, the rivers and streams have basically followed the same course since the last Ice Age, around 12,000 years ago. The need to drain land, to protect it from flooding, to...

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Aprile Millo takes her London debut at the London Bel Canto Festival

Aprile Millo takes her London debut at the London Bel Canto Festival

The London Bel Canto Festival will present renowned soloist and star of the Metropolitan Opera, Aprile Millo, and professor Bruce Ford in two concerts at Cadogan Hall on the 18th and 21st August 2018.  A legendary soprano and internationally-renowned performer, this will be Aprile’s debut London solo recital. ‘Aprile Millo...

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Summer opening of State Rooms at Buckingham Palace

Summer opening of State Rooms at Buckingham Palace

This year, the Ball Supper Room has been made into an octagonal gallery for an Exhibition entitled,  ‘Prince and Patron’, which has drawings, paintings, classical sculpture, curiosities, and personal memorabilia jostling for space. HRH The Prince of Wales has created this Exhibition from both the Royal Collection and his own...

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World Cup and heatwave help UK retailers in July

World Cup and heatwave help UK retailers in July

England’s run to the semi-finals of the World Cup and a sweltering summer led to a spending rise on food, drink, and electric fans in July, caused a minor spike in spending in July. Total retail sales values grew by 1.6% compared with July 2017, the weakest increase since February...

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Fulham Market Halls announces its new opening

Fulham Market Halls announces its new opening

“We’re very excited to bring the Fulham Broadway ticket hall back to life and think we’ve created something new and unique for Fulham and London. We’ve studied the local area and pulled together a varied roster of traders, from local favourites to street food stars, that we hope will please...

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