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Nine places to learn about LGBTQ+ history in the UK

February 2, 2023

February marks LGBTQ history month. Since launching in 2004, the whole idea of the month-long celebration is to increase the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other LGBTQ people – as well as shine a light on historical LGBTQ events, communities and individuals. The theme for this year is Behind The Lens, celebrating LGBTQ […]

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Council error means they’ve got to repay £100,000 to drivers for incorrect fines

February 2, 2023

A council will refund at least £106,000 to fined drivers after admitting one of its road signs was unclear. Cars are banned from driving outside Henry Cavendish primary school in Balham, south-west London, during school collection times – from 8.15am to 9.15am and 2.45pm to 3.45pm – every weekday. A sign put up in May […]

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Heathrow boss John Holland-Kaye to stand down this year

February 2, 2023

H eathrow Airport CEO John Holland-Kaye has informed the company’s board that he will step down this year. Holland-Kaye became the boss of Britain’s largest airport in 2014 and led the airport through the Covid-19 crisis, as well as helping to develop expansion plans that included a controversial third runway. He joined Heathrow in 2009 […]

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Household water bills in England and Wales to rise by 7.5% from April

February 2, 2023

H ouseholds in England and Wales will see the largest increase to their water bills in almost 20 years from April when they rise to an average £448 a year. Industry body Water UK said the 7.5 per cent increase would see customers pay around £1.23 per day on average – an increase of 8p […]

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Nine otters and foxes confirmed with Avian flu since 2021

February 2, 2023

N ine otters and foxes have been found in the UK with avian flu, according to data from the Animal and Plant Health Agency. The animals are believed to have eaten dead wild birds that were infected with the virus. Experts have said the risk to the public is low. Five foxes and four otters […]

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Kramatorsk: Russian missile strike destroys apartment block in Ukraine, killing at least 3 people

February 2, 2023

A frantic search for survivors was under way in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk on Thursday after a Russian missile struck an apartment building, killing at least three people and injuring 20. Ukrainian authorities said the Iskander-K tactical missile struck a residential area in the city of Kramatorsk at 9.45pm local time on Wednesday. […]

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Rugby stars to cycle 555 miles in 48 hours for Doddie Weir fundraising event

February 2, 2023

A team of rugby legends will cycle 555 miles in 48 hours to deliver the match ball ahead of the Scotland v Wales Six Nations game in a fundraising event for research into motor neurone disease. The group, which includes former Scotland captain Rob Wainwright and World Cup winning former England skipper Martin Johnson, will […]

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LGBT+ History Month in London: 8 events in the capital in February 2023

February 1, 2023

February is LGBT history month and there are so many ways to commemorate the occasion in London. From LGBT history walking tours, to drag events and pub quizzes, there’s bound to be something for everyone. This year’s theme is #BehindtheLens and celebrates LGBT peoples’ contribution to cinema and film from behind the lens so there […]

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Tate Modern’s viewing gallery may never reopen after losing latest privacy fight

February 1, 2023

A new viewing platform at the Tate Modern intrudes on the privacy of people who live in the neighbouring flats, the UK Supreme Court has ruled. A majority decision from the court says the four owners of the flats in question, who were the claimants in the case, faced ‘near constant observation’ from visitors to […]

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FTSE in the red ahead of Bank rates decision

February 1, 2023

For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails The FTSE 100 closed down again on Wednesday as it continued a recent retreat from its four-year highs in mid-January. The index fell by 10.59 points, ending the […]

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