Day: June 1, 2023

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Adam Lambert headlining London Pride with official song his cover of You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)

June 1, 2023

Adam Lambert will be headlining this year’s London Pride, and it’s making us feel mighty excited. This comes as Pride Month 2023 kicked off yesterday, with lots of celebratory events popping up over the capital to enjoy. But undoubtedly the main event is on Saturday July 1, when the streets of London will be draped […]

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Woman searching for kind stranger who gifted her flowers in London

June 1, 2023

A woman left speechless at a random act of kindness in London has issued a message of thanks to her Good Samaritan. Martina and Brian Payne had travelled into the heart of the city on Sunday to discuss holiday plans with some good friends. They boarded the Northern Line to venture home later that evening. […]

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‘Rare talent’: Kiln artistic director stands down after 10 years

June 1, 2023

One of the UK’s foremost artistic directors is standing down from the Kiln theatre after more than a decade of bringing politically and culturally diverse voices to the stage. Indhu Rubasingham has been the artistic director of the Kiln theatre in north London since 2012 and became the first woman of colour to run a […]

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More Londoners to get Ulez financial help – who’s eligible?

June 1, 2023

Thousands more Londoners will be able to swap their polluting vehicles for greener alternatives, the London mayor has announced. Sadiq Khan has expanded the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) scrappage scheme to cover families receiving child benefits and small businesses across the capital from the end of July. Business with fewer than 50 employees can […]

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Who is eligible for ULEZ scrappage scheme and how to apply?

June 1, 2023

The Mayor of London has announced that ‘tens of thousands of more Londoners’ will have access to the ULEZ scrappage scheme, as the Ultra Low Emission Zone is set to expand across the capital this summer. The £110 million scheme will now see Londoners receiving child benefits, charities, and all small businesses in the capital […]

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Seven unusual places to visit in London for free

June 1, 2023

With the cost of living crisis continuing to affect us all, it’s no surprise that people are looking for more and more opportunities to cut costs on days out and other activities. The good news, if you live in or near London, is that there’s no shortage of things to do for nothing – with […]

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Pete Brown obituary

June 1, 2023

The poet and musician Pete Brown, who has died aged 82, made a unique contribution to the world of British rock and blues when he began working alongside Jack Bruce, the singer of Cream, to write lyrics for the supergroup in the mid-1960s. He co-wrote some of their greatest hits, including White Room, I Feel […]

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Proposal goes so painfully wrong at Beyoncé concert in London: ‘B**** drop the cups!’ thumbnail

Proposal goes so painfully wrong at Beyoncé concert in London: ‘B**** drop the cups!’

June 1, 2023

You would have thought all eyes would be on Beyoncé at her first London Renaissance show, but you would be wrong. Because in the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium stalls one fan decided to get down on one knee and pop the question to his girlfriend. Of course, Queen Bey fans swooped in to record the moment […]

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Interim RSC boss proud to have made company inclusive of ‘voices we represent’

June 1, 2023

T he acting artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) says she is proud to have made the organisation more inclusive of “the voices we serve and represent”. Erica Whyman said that over the past 10 years she had cared “very passionately” about having promoted the RSC as a truly national theatre company. It […]

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University funding model needs reforming warn vice-chancellors

June 1, 2023

U niversity vice-chancellors have called on the Government to review tuition fees, saying the higher education funding system needs rethinking. They said rising costs and limits on overseas students – which have become increasingly important to finances – created a serious risk to universities. Government proposals announced in May would mean only students on research […]

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