Westminster Academy ranks in Department for Education’s top 50 schools

Westminster Academy ranks in Department for Education’s top 50 schools

Westminster Academy is today celebrating outstanding results that put the school in the top 50 in the country in GCSE tables published by the Department for Education. The Academy’s results for Progress 8, measuring the improvement made by students between the age of 11 and 16 key GCSE subjects, show...

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National Hate Crime Awareness week draws to a close in London

National Hate Crime Awareness week draws to a close in London

TFL joined London’s Metropolitan police for National Hate Crime Awareness week, holding over 50 events including talks on hate crime and practical information on how to handle situations by officers. Hate crime makes up five percent of reported crimes on London transport. The theme this year was ‘Standing together’ and #WeStandTogether...

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The Libertine review

The Libertine review

Firstly, the theatre itself is beautiful. An architectural masterpiece of Georgian splendour, its decadent décor melded perfectly into the set of the play. The immersion was furthered as before the play began, side characters mingled with the audience at the front of the stage. Based on true events, Stephen Jeffreys’...

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Active versus Passive Investing – Hopson’s Choice or A Real Choice?

Active versus Passive Investing – Hopson’s Choice or A Real Choice?

This article was generously submitted by Gina Miller, Founder of SCM Direct How have the markets changed since the financial crisis in 2007 / 2008? A combination of poor corporate governance and inadequate regulatory supervision saw the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression (1929-39).   At its core was the...

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Kenneth Woods In Conversation with James Douglas

Kenneth Woods In Conversation with James Douglas

KENNETH WOODS AND ENGLISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PREMIERE JOHN JOUBERT’S OPERA JANE EYRE   WORLD-PREMIERE PERFORMANCE IN BIRMINGHAM TO BE CAPTURED LIVE BY SOMM RECORDINGS   Tuesday, 25 October 2016 at 7:30 PM Ruddock Hall, King Edward’s Schools Edgbaston Park Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2UA Please note the pre-concert talk at...

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Temporary floating parliament proposed to cut refurbishment costs

Temporary floating parliament proposed to cut refurbishment costs

Worldwide architecture firm, Gensler, has proposed a temporary, floating parliament to accommodate the House of Commons and the House of Lords while an urgent six-year refurbishment takes place. Built between 1840 and 1870, the Palace of Westminster, also known as the Houses of Parliament, was designed by Charles Barry and...

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Southern rail strikes again

Southern rail strikes again

Southern train strikes continue, despite union efforts to get employees to sign new company contracts with talks between Govia Thameslink Railway and RMT reportedly lasting less than an hour. After the talks, RMT leader Mick Cash suggested the union was angry that “a golden opportunity” had been ruined. The strike...

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