Sadiq Khan Unveils Plan to Tackle London’s Toxic Pollution

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, unveiled yesterday (5th July) a hard-hitting action plan to reduce air pollution across the city. Proposed strategies for the Clean Air Action Plan include a £10 Emissions Surcharge from 2017 for heavily polluting vehicles, on top of the Congestion Charge, and an early launch...

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Un-BEE-lievable allergy treatment

The wife of a commercial bee farmer has developed a potentially life-saving resistance to bee stings following treatment at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington. Lucy Zaichenko, and her husband Viktor, own upwards of 150 million bees on their farm in Oxfordshire. Mrs. Zaichenko was unaware of her allergy to bees...

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Game over for Game of Thrones?

Game over for Game of Thrones?

Game Of Thrones has long since achieved the kind of cultural cachet that renders the actual quality of the show oddly irrelevant. Viewers have been following the same cast of characters (or at least the two or three left from the first season who managed to avoid dying horrifically) for...

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Feldman Reviews: Everybody Wants Some

Feldman Reviews: Everybody Wants Some

Everybody Wants Some!! Director: Richard Linklater Run Time: 116 Minutes Richard Linklater’s career has been filled with a wilful desire to play by his own rules (often to the detriment of his box office) jumping from punky anti-comedies (Slacker) to crowd pleasing blockbusters (School of Rock), romantic dramas (the Before...

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Going Underground

In order to celebrate the opening of the entrance hall of the Thames Tunnel to the public, Max Feldman examines the history of the “Eighth Wonder of the World” In the 21st century it’s more likely to hear the Circle line described as a circle of hell that Dante didn’t...

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Scottish Artists. 1750-1900. From Caledonia to the Continent.

O Caledonia! Stern and Wild, Meet nurse for a poetic child! Land of brown heath and shaggy wood, Land of the mountain and the flood, Land of my Sires! What mortal hand Can e’er untie the filial band That knits me to thy rugged strand.          ...

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V&A closes the book on sketching

Budding artists heading to the Victoria & Albert museum have been warned to leave their pencils at home as the museum has enacted a ban on sketching their prize exhibitions. The V&A’s new exhibition Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear was opened with a strict photography ban in place, but...

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Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity Sprint

Those taking a Saturday stroll through Battersea Park tomorrow afternoon may be treated to a rare site; a dose of doctors from Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, nobly sprinting their way towards a better understanding of cardiac and respiratory conditions. Orchestrated by the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital Charity, the...

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Iconic Zoo Aviary set for a makeover

ZSL London Zoo is delighted to have secured a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant for the development stage of restoring and modernising the Zoo’s iconic Snowdon Aviary. ZSL plans to use the £301,000 grant to develop plans to rejuvenate this innovative structure, creating a new habitat for residents and allowing...

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London to Host The First Dedicated Drone Film Festival in May

London will play host to the first ever drone film festival later this Spring. The inaugural London Drone Film Festival will celebrate big screen projects made using drones as the emerging technology continues to change the face of the film industry. Drones have enabled Filmmakers to create spectacular shots that...

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