Having problems with a Hernia?

Having problems with a Hernia?

This article is authored by HCA Healthcare UK. Many people do not realise quite what an important role our abdominal walls play in everyday life. Made up of multiple muscular and fascial layers and covered by fat and skin,  it helps to house and protect some of the major organs...

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The Duck and Rice Review

The Duck and Rice Review

Good quality Chinese food (not the take away variety), dog-friendly, vegetarian- friendly and in Soho? The Duck and Rice provides all of the above at an affordable price. The restaurant encouraged us to bring along Reggie the Toy Poodle who was greeted with as much gusto as ourselves. The Duck...

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Highway maintenance backlog hits £1 billion mark, warns third annual “State of the City” report

Highway maintenance backlog hits £1 billion mark, warns third annual “State of the City” report

London’s highways are suffering from chronic underinvestment, warns the third annual “State of the City” report from the London Technical Advisers Group (LoTAG) and London Councils. This year, the maintenance backlog has reached £1 billion. The maintenance of London’s highways is no small undertaking, with the category of “highways” encompassing...

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Heathrow unveils Botanical Tapestry with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Heathrow unveils Botanical Tapestry with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Travellers set to depart from Heathrow Terminal 2 over the summer holidays are in for a treat as Heathrow and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew today unveil a unique, hand-made 12 metre squared Botanical Tapestry, depicting global flora in intricate and colourful detail. The botanical installation has been created to celebrate...

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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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Crime writers condemn prize which implies their novels prejudice rape trials

Crime writers condemn prize which implies their novels prejudice rape trials

Crime novelists have reacted with fury at the implicit claim that their fictional depictions of rape and sexual assault have a direct affect on the result of rape cases, due to a recently unveiled prize for crime fiction that features no violence against women claiming that portrayal of such attacks...

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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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