Flowers virtually everywhere

Flowers virtually everywhere

When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden. – Minnie Aumoni   By May Woods Undoubtedly the cancellation of the biggest event on any horticulturalist’s calendar, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, has left many bereft.   In its long history, the Chelsea Flower Show has...

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The Virus Vs The European Idea

The Virus Vs The European Idea

My grandfather fought in both World Wars in the last century. I have a postcard sitting in front of me which he sent from Belgium to Flo, his wife. It is dated 1920 and it shows a photo of his battalion. His note finishes with a suggestion that the war...

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Music Round Up: May 2020

Music Round Up: May 2020

With gigs unlikely to return before the end of the year, music lovers are getting their fixes online or via old-fashioned albums. Luckily, artists are responding to the lockdown by finding intriguing ways to keep their fans engaged. ONLINE The outstanding north London venue King’s Place was in the middle...

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Lockdown ‘crematorium barbecues’ condemned

Lockdown ‘crematorium barbecues’ condemned

“Selfish” Londoners have been warned against visiting crematoriums and cemeteries to sunbathe, picnic, or have barbecues. Residents in Kew and East Sheen have been harangued for bad behaviour that has disturbed funeral processions at Mortlake Crematorium, especially while it has been in high demand due to fatalities from the COVID...

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