West End to re-open as ‘continental’ style drinking and dining hub

West End to re-open as ‘continental’ style drinking and dining hub

This summer the West End will be transformed into a huge destination for socially-distanced, “continental” style drinking and dining. Areas such as Soho, Covent Garden and Chinatown, that usually bustle with tourists, will have temporary road closures to allow restaurants and bars to finally reopen and serve customers in the...

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COVID-19: across the globe

COVID-19: across the globe

The Coronavirus has left a devastating mark on almost every corner of the world, tearing families from one another, destroying businesses and most devastatingly of all, claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of people across the globe. In the wake of COVID-19, whole populations have been forced to shield...

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Deputy Mayor rows back on Crossrail confidence

Deputy Mayor rows back on Crossrail confidence

By LDRS Reporter Jessie Mathewson Plans to open Crossrail next summer are an “aspiration” amid “very challenging” conditions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, London’s Deputy Mayor for Transport has said. Heidi Alexander said project bosses must “look in detail” at the impact of the virus before committing to the summer 2021...

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Dispatches from Book Club

Dispatches from Book Club

Flights by Olga Tokarczuk (Poland) (transl. by Jennifer Croft) originally published in Polish as Bieguni   Book clubs have been around in various forms for centuries, from studying the bible to reading along with Oprah. Joining forces with a friend to start my own, it took surprisingly little effort to...

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