Ukraine and Georgia: A Tale of Two Pride Marches

Ukraine and Georgia: A Tale of Two Pride Marches

June is recognized worldwide as LGBT Pride Month, and therefore is the time of year filled with gay pride parades around the world. Since the first gay pride parade in New York City on June 28, 1970, it has become common practice for streets and public spaces to be flooded...

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Dinner is Coming at the Waterloo Vaults

Dinner is Coming at the Waterloo Vaults

Looking back with the benefit of hindsight, Game Of Thrones was more than just a ratings juggernaut. Even as the quality became more erratic from about the 5th season onwards, the show’s viewership continued to grow in a manner more reminiscent of bubonic plague than word of...

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Gigi’s Hoxton

Gigi’s Hoxton

Hoxton Square is the ground zero of modern Shoreditch and, by extension, the cultural direction of East London drinking culture. As a result any bar rebranding taking place in Shoreditch’s green and leafy heart has some king-sized brothel-creepers to fill. Walking into Gigi’s there’s a definite sense of space, tables...

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World nuclear capabilities rise while number of weapons decline, report says

World nuclear capabilities rise while number of weapons decline, report says

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) recently released their annual publication, SIPRI Yearbook 2019, which details the current condition of nuclear armament around the world. According to SIPRI Governing Board Chair Ambassador Jan Eliason, this year’s “key finding is that despite an overall decrease in the number of nuclear...

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Kingfishing

Kingfishing

The original binomial name for the kingfisher, Gracula atthis, was devised by the great Swedish toxicologist Carl Linnaeus, but later re-named Alcedo atthis, which actually stems from the Greek ‘alcedo’, meaning halcyon, in turn derived from the Greek goddess Alcyone, daughter of Aelous, God of the winds. Atthis was a...

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Making your Future Work

Making your Future Work

For many of us, we spend more time of our waking lives at work than with those we love. Yet how often do we review the quality of our relationship with our work? Like so many of our relationships, the initial enthusiasm and excitement can subside into the toil of...

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Carnaby Street to be changed beyond recognition by new development

Carnaby Street to be changed beyond recognition by new development

A new £32 million shopping, leisure and office complex looks set to be built in Carnaby Street, the fashionable former focal point of 1960s swinging London. Shaftesbury, the company that owns much of the celebrated West End high street, was given the green light for the project earlier this month....

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Daily puzzles could be linked to cognitive ability

Daily puzzles could be linked to cognitive ability

There is some evidence that doing daily mind games and puzzles may be connected to better cognitive abilities and “keep the brain young.” Researchers from the University of Exeter, Imperial College London and Kings College London, and funded by the National Institute for Health Research, published their two studies in...

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Westminster Council is spending nearly £7 million a year on rough sleepers

Westminster Council is spending nearly £7 million a year on rough sleepers

Westminster Council is spending nearly £7 million a year on trying to help an “ever increasing number” of rough sleepers camped out in the West End. A report from the Mayor of London’s office shows Westminster’s rough sleeping population rose to 2,512 from 2017/18 to 2018/19, an increase of 16%....

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BoomTown Festival – the party of a lifetime this August 2019

BoomTown Festival – the party of a lifetime this August 2019

Boomtown is an epic festival – a whole city dedicated to partying in Hampshire with an epic line-up (Black Sun Empire, Boys Noize, Lauryn Hill, The Streets, Groove Armada and loads more) plus there’s heaps of entertainment and fun zones for the whole family. Take a trip into the psychedelic forest...

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