On the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of Homosexuality in the UK, LGBT lives still criminalised in 72 countries, report finds

On the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of Homosexuality in the UK, LGBT lives still criminalised in 72 countries, report finds

Whilst England and Wales saw the decriminalisation of homosexuality fifty years ago today, 72 other countries and territories continue to criminalise same-sex relationships, including 45 in which sexual relationships between women are outlawed. According to an annual report released by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA),...

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World’s first contactless car vending machine launched in the UK

World’s first contactless car vending machine launched in the UK

Britain’s first contactless car vending machine launched in London today, offering motorists a haggle-free way to purchase a brand-new car. The installation in London’s Spitalfields Market has been created by Auto Trader, the largest digital marketplace for new and used cars, to illustrate its unique pre-haggled prices and transparent price...

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Trails and cocktails in Patagonia

Trails and cocktails in Patagonia

By Lynne McGowan Patagonia, over a million square km and straddling Chile and Argentina equally, is one empty, barren place like no other. Christened by Magellan in 1520, the name “patagón” was adopted to bluntly describe the big feet of Tehuelches tribes, who made the sweeping pampas landscapes their home....

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Last chance to see Dale Chihuly

Last chance to see Dale Chihuly

Kew Gardens is the most biodiverse place in the world, and the site of a bold marriage of art, science and nature with Dale Chihuly’s dazzling sculptures transforming the Gardens and glasshouses into a contemporary outdoor gallery space since April. This exhibition is coming to a close in October 2019 and photographer Colin Beard captured...

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Interview and Profile: John Morris, Woodstock’s Production Coordinator

In honour of the 50th anniversary of the festival , KCWToday sat down to chat with John Morris, the Production Coordinator at Woodstock. Whilst normally this would have been an unsung role, Morris’s voice (as well as that of Chip Monck) became an indelible part of the event due to...

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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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Survey outlines how etiquette has evolved in the age of texting

Survey outlines how etiquette has evolved in the age of texting

Texting is one of the most popular ways of communication. It allows us to stay connected with all our friends, family and acquaintances no matter the time or distance in between. However, it’s still a new way of communicating, meaning that the line of what is acceptable and unacceptable might...

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Ivon Hitchens: Space Through Colour at Pallant House

Ivon Hitchens: Space Through Colour at Pallant House

  It could be argued that this major exhibition of Hitchens’ work, the largest since a retrospective at the RA in 1979, gets better as one wanders through it, culminating in his absorption with abstraction. In my view, the closer he got to the abstracted landscape, the better he became....

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The Baptist Grill at L’Oscar

The Baptist Grill at L’Oscar

For the uninitiated, a group which I belonged to until very recently, L’Oscar is a boutique hotel overlooking Holborn’s Southampton Row like a stately castle. Its facade exudes that mannered form of sophisticated luxury both seductive and somewhat intimidating for the more budget conscious. If you let yourself be enticed...

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New figures show that over half of eligible families not using food vouchers

New figures show that over half of eligible families not using food vouchers

The most vulnerable families in London are missing out on help with food costs, with almost half of eligible households not using Government vouchers. The Government’s Healthy Start programme provides weekly coupons to low-income pregnant mothers or families with children under five, to help buy healthy food. But 47 percent...

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New regulations order property developers to build ‘thousands’ more affordable homes in Kensington and Chelsea

New regulations order property developers to build ‘thousands’ more affordable homes in Kensington and Chelsea

Property developers will be forced to build fewer millionaire mansions and thousands more affordable homes in London’s wealthiest borough, council chiefs have said. Pushed by Government house-building targets, Kensington and Chelsea Council has published a set of new regulations, with the aim of building 733 new homes per year. It...

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