Julian Assange: 24-hour police watch at Ecuador embassy ends

British police officers are no longer stationed outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange took refuge to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex allegations, Scotland Yard has said. Officers have been stationed there since 2012 at an estimated cost of more than £12 million (€16.2 million)....

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Julia Bradbury supports charity’s Birth Centre Appeal

Television presenter Julia Bradbury is supporting a charity appeal at the hospital where she gave birth to all three of her children. The 45-year-old had twin daughters Xanthe and Zena in March this year and son Zephyr four years earlier at Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital. Julia was so impressed...

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Winston Branch: A painter at the crossroads

Moving from a religious beginning in St. Lucia where he attended a catholic school, then migrating to the UK aged 12 to attend another catholic school and studying art, Winston Branch has had a questing career as an artist sandwiched between the religious imperative of an acolyte boy and the...

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Harry Mount’s Odyssey: Ancient Greece in the Footsteps of Odysseus

An ancient and a modern odyssey come together in this unusual book, which tells of the wanderings of the author, Harry Mount, and those of the Homeric Odysseus. Mount is quintessentially English, complete with humour and hat. He had a traditional, classical education at Westminster School and Magdalen College, Oxford....

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Dismaland Bemusement Park

Anyone who has ever endured the sugar-coated schmaltz that is Disney will readily take a spoonful of bitters to help the medicine go down in this, the antidote to theme parks. I have always wanted to use the word boustrophedon in a review, and now I can, as it described...

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Westward Horolgia

Visitors to the science museum will be able to see a broad range of familiar but less noticed items when the a new gallery in the museum is open to the public towards the end of October. The decision to move the collection of the worshipful Company of Clockmakers from its...

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Sex industry at work within Central London

The central London boroughs play host to a large population of sex workers, member of the London Assembly Andrew Boff says: “In the area of Westminster there are many more foreign born sex workers than in other areas… more male sex work… and there is more transgender sex work taking...

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‘Roastmasters’ to get opening windows

Boris Johnson’s new Routemasters will be fitted with windows that open, Transport for London (TfL) announced on the 18th of September. The temperatures on the Routemasters’ top deck have been a source of complaints for TfL since their introduction in 2011, with London AM Caroline Pidgeon once describing them as...

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