Mugabe wins ‘China’s Nobel peace prize’

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been awarded China’s version of the Nobel Peace prize, the Confucius Peace Prize. Supposedly fending off competition from the likes of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, the 91 year old joins previous Confucius Peace Prize winners such as Vladimir Putin and Fidel Castro. The prize is...

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Lord Reith

John Charles Walsham Reith, 1st Baron Reith, KT, GCVO, GBE, CB, TD, PC. (1889 – 1971)   A Blue Plaque honouring Lord Reith, founding father of the British Broadcasting Corporation, was erected by English Heritage in 1995 at 6 Barton Street, Westminster, SW1P 3NG. He lived there from 1924 to...

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Boutique Silk from The Fine Bedding Company

The new Boutique Silk duvet is The Fine Bedding Company’s crème de la crème, top of the range synthetic duvet. It contains a blend of 10% Silk fibres with 90% Smartfil® advanced fibre technology, wrapped in a fine cotton cover with elegant jacquard design. This product matches high quality natural...

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Cyclist trapped under cement truck after collision on Wandsworth Road

A cyclist narrowly avoided death when he was trapped under the front wheels of a cement truck after being knocked down and dragged for several yards at a busy junction on Wandsworth Road. The male rider was hit on Wandsworth Road at the junction with Lansdowne Way just before 8.30am. According...

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Kensington parents go back to school for an evening

A group of 45 parents went ‘back to school’ for the evening last week at St James Senior Girls’ School, Kensington. The aim of the evening was to showcase the school’s teaching and learning initiatives and for staff to share their passion for their profession. During the first session, staff,...

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Fresh Talent Revealed as Vitacress and the Royal Horticultural Society Announce the RHS Young Herb Photographers of the Year

Indra Woodward, aged eight, from 11th Newham West Scout Group and 11-year-old Theo Harding-Rolls from Thomas’s Clapham School  have been named RHS Young Herb Photographers of the Year in a new competition for young people. The runners-up are Sophie Henderson (age six) from Stonham Aspal C of E VA Primary...

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Fashion in motion – Peter Pilotto

The V&A shall be offering free tickets on 12 November 2015,  from 9am for Peter Pilotto’s Fashion in Motion fashion show.   Luxury womenswear label Peter Pilotto will be the subject of the V&A’s next Fashion in Motion. Four free catwalk shows will take place on Friday 20 November, presenting...

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Help your local hospice raise vital funds this Christmas by coming along to Trinity’s Light up a Life celebrations

Join Royal Trinity Hospice for its annual Christmas celebration and Light up a Life services, where the local community comes together to remember loved ones, celebrate the lives of those who are no longer with us and give thanks for the expert care which Trinity provides 365 days a year....

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multicolored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers… also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw...

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London at risk of property bubble

London, alongside Hong Kong, is one the global cities most at risk of a property bubble, UBS analysts have found. In the UBS Global Real Estate Bubble Index report, released on the 29th of October, UBS writes that London is “at risk of a bubble as a result of explosive...

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