CULTURE

 

Friday 13th - Why is it so Unlucky?



UK, CULTURE, EAST MEETS WEST January 13, 2017


… and what do black cats have to do with it?! Hopefully we’ll reveal all here. Photo credit: Pixabay Happy Friday 13th! In many Western cultures, this is considered to be a very unlucky day. It even has it’s o...

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V&A falls out with neighbours over late-night bar



LONDON LIFE, CULTURE January 11, 2017


Credit: DIllif   Residents of one of the wealthiest areas of London have reacted with dismay to plans put forward by the Victoria and Albert Museum to open a bar serving as late as 11.30 pm as part of a major redevelopment....

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Calls for UK to follow China Ivory ban



CHINA , UK, CULTURE January 10, 2017


If this old piano has ivory keys, should you be allowed  to trade it? Photo credit: Pixabay Last week, we reported that the Chinese government had pledged to effectively close the domestic ivory market by stopping all ...

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Bleak Warning from London’s Chinatown



CHINA , UK, LONDON LIFE, CULTURE January 09, 2017


London’s Chinatown lies at the heart of Westminster, for now. Photo credit: Pixabay Businesses and traders in London’s Chinatown have issued a bleak warning about their future in the face of steep rate rises. That&rs...

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Dippy the dinosaur flatpacked for tour



UK, ENTERTAINMENT, LONDON LIFE, CULTURE January 04, 2017


Dippy was first housed in the reptile gallery before he was dismantled during World War Two Photo Credit: Natural History Museum One of London’s most famous residents will disappear from view tomorrow in preparation for a t...

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