Lambeth goes green

Lambeth goes green

Lambeth Council is investing £600,000 in zero-emissions electric road sweeping vehicles, helping keep both the streets and the area’s air quality clean. The fleet of five electric vehicles will be operated by Lambeth’s street cleaning contractor Veolia as an enhancement to its existing services. Dubbed the Green Machine 500ZE, the...

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Interview with Alex Limpert, CEO and co-founder of GuestReady

Interview with Alex Limpert, CEO and co-founder of GuestReady

GuestReady is a unique online service that allows Airbnb hosts to professionally manage their property. Nearly two years old, the startup has attracted funding from the likes of Impulse VC, a fund backed by Chelsea F.C. owner Roman Abramovich to Swiss Founders Fund. To date, it has helped nearly 20,000...

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Grenfell Inquiry opens today

Grenfell Inquiry opens today

Photo: Inquiry Chair Martin Moore-Bick (Christ’s College, Oxford University) Every bereaved family from the Grenfell Tower fire will have the opportunity to make a statement to the public inquiry, which opens today. The commemoration hearings, that will take place at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in South Kensington, are expected to...

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Democracy in the Commonwealth

Democracy in the Commonwealth

The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, was the only politician to be given a private audience with the Queen. I think there were two reasons for this; it was the first time an Indian PM had turned up at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) for aeons and secondly...

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World-renowned opera singers gather in support of cancer research

World-renowned opera singers gather in support of cancer research

Some of the country’s finest opera singers will be gathering at the intimate setting of Spencer House on Thursday 22nd May to celebrate and support The Institute of Cancer Research, London. Featuring opera singers Ann Murray, Louise Kemeny, Toby Spence and Matthew Rose, the event will be raising money for...

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Hair loss after Chemotherapy

Hair loss after Chemotherapy

Perhaps the most well-known side effect of cancer treatment is hair loss. Chemotherapy in particular is most associated with this. Complete hair loss is very rare with other cancer treatments but some drugs can cause hair thinning, depending on not just the type of drug but the amount taken and...

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Faith & grammar schools get green light

Faith & grammar schools get green light

The government has announced that grammar schools will be given the chance to make thousands of new places for pupils as part of a trimmed down expansion scheme. Grammar schools are controversial since they select pupils based on there results of the 11-plus given to 10 and 11-year olds. This,...

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Down South in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh

Down South in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh

I have been coming to India for over sixty years. I first came, aged five, by boat on the SS Chusan, a wonderful P&O liner, en route to Hong Kong where my father was working. India had been independent for merely seven or eight years. We docked at what was...

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Workers rally for “new deal” in central London

Workers rally for “new deal” in central London

Despite cloudy and wet conditions demonstrators lead by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) gathered on May 12th in Central London by the thousands to demonstrate against unfair wages, Zero Hour Contracts, and austerity measures. Workers involved in current disputes including those at restaurant chains TGI Fridays and McDonald’s joined the...

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Early years minister visits Busy Bees nursery

Early years minister visits Busy Bees nursery

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families Nadhim Zahawi MP visited local nursery Busy Bees Westminster to discuss important challenges affected the early years sector with staff. During the tour, Mr Zahawi witnessed how the Busy Bees children are encouraged to learn through play activities. These included bespoke learning...

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