Top-Seeds Cruise Into French Open Quarterfinals

Top-Seeds Cruise Into French Open Quarterfinals

For the first time since 2013, the top five men’s seeds are all through to the quarterfinal of a grand slam tournament. The stars have shined bright at the French Open, making quick work of their lower-ranked opponents.   The world #1, Novak Djokovic, did not drop a set on...

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Huawei, China and the Unites States of America

Huawei, China and the Unites States of America

US President Donald Trump has said to reporters that Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei could be part of a trade deal between the US and China. Despite labelling Huawei as “very dangerous” for its equipment’s potential use by the Chinese military for surveillance purposes, Trump did not close the door on...

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Tourism Growth in Kyoto, Japan

Tourism Growth in Kyoto, Japan

As a result of its rich culture and growing economy, Japan has seen a boom in its tourism industry over the past decade, with 31 million international visitors being reported in 2018 compared to merely 8 million in 2008. The Japanese government has been strongly supportive of this influx of...

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Trade unions weigh in as ‘busker ban’ row deepens

Trade unions weigh in as ‘busker ban’ row deepens

  Trade unions have weighed in on plans to regulate busking in areas such as Kensington’s museum district, and Portobello Road market. The council said it received “1,136 complaints of anti-social busking” from residents and businesses in 2018, with many bemoaning performers repeating the same songs and occupying the same...

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Hammersmith Bridge could be closed for three years

Hammersmith Bridge could be closed for three years

Hammersmith Bridge could stay closed to vehicles for three years, as experts work to make it safe to drive on again. The bridge was closed “indefinitely” in April after a weekly check revealed damage that has been known about for years was much worse than authorities thought. A team of...

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Environmental tests for Grenfell ‘contamination’ take place after months of campaigning

Environmental tests for Grenfell ‘contamination’ take place after months of campaigning

Further environmental tests for possible contamination from the fall-out from the Grenfell Tower fire are being undertaken this month, just before the second anniversary of the disaster. They follow months of campaigning by residents for further tests following revelations by fire toxicology expert Professor Anna Stec, of chemicals which could...

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City Hall offers Hammersmith and Fulham £15 million for new council houses

City Hall offers Hammersmith and Fulham £15 million for new council houses

A huge redevelopment of the White City estate could be on the horizon as council chiefs discuss plans for new homes using £15 million from City Hall. Hammersmith and Fulham Council’s senior politicians met on Monday, June 3, to consider building “100-250 new homes” and said half could be let...

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European Election 2019 Conclusions

European Election 2019 Conclusions

It may seem that a ‘Rise of the Right’ is populating Western politics; in an ideological  transition that hit its peak with the success of Nigel Farage and his Brexit party at the European Elections on 29th May 2019. Whilst to some it may have seemed frivolous to even be...

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International News

International News

Rakhine, Myanmar New evidence has emerged that implicates the Myanmar military, known as the Tatmadaw, in committing war crimes and violating human rights laws. A report released on May 29 by Amnesty International details the atrocities and formally accuses the Tatmadaw of a series of crimes including torture, extrajudicial executions, arbitrary arrests and enforced disappearances. ...

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Woodstock: the 50th Anniversary

Woodstock: the 50th Anniversary

August marks the 50th anniversary of The Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Max Feldman explores how a bunch of hippie capitalists managed to seize the zeitgeist and define a generation. Woodstock (or The Woodstock Music and Art Fair to give it its proper name) occupies a venerable place in the...

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