Investment banks pledge to help City of London retain top status in wake of Brexit vote

John Parry: London artist unveils video for summer single ‘Love Drunk Punch’

Vanity Fair article on Margot Robbie branded ‘sexist’ and ‘misogynistic’

University of Tennessee reaches $2.48m settlement in sexual assault lawsuit

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England vs Sri Lanka first ODI: Last-ball six salvages tie for England

Eddie Izzard’s Force Majeure Reloaded, Palace Theatre, London, review: Warmly recommended in any language


Vanity Fair article on Margot Robbie branded ‘sexist’ and ‘misogynistic’

Vanity Fair article on Margot Robbie branded ‘sexist’ and ‘misogynistic’ Margot Robbie’s cover interview in Vanity Fair is polarising opinion for not one but two reasons. The 26-year-old actress has emerged as an A-List actress in recent years ever since she gave a performance, praised by critics, in the Wolf of Wall Street alongside Leonardo DiCaprio,…

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African Elephant Coalition meets in Switzerland to fight the poaching crisis

African Elephant Coalition meets in Switzerland to fight the poaching crisis Delegates from the 29 countries that make up the African Elephant Coalition (AEC), gathered together in Montreux, Switzerland, last weekend, to work on measures to fight the poaching crisis. The AEC launched a social media campaign – using the hashtags #WorthMoreAlive, #EndIvoryTrade, #Vote4Elephants –…

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How The Independent reported on the biggest science stories of all

How The Independent reported on the biggest science stories of all “It is a staggering achievement. For the first time in history, we are able to read our own draft set of genetic instructions.” This was how we announced the decoding of 90 per cent of the human genome in a front-page story of The…

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England vs Sri Lanka: Jason Roy’s heroics leave an impression on Joe Root

England vs Sri Lanka: Jason Roy’s heroics leave an impression on Joe Root Joe Root believes Jason Roy has set the standard for England’s one-day top order with his eye-catching efforts against Sri Lanka. The Surrey opener made 112 not out in the second game at Edgbaston as he and opening partner Alex Hales, with…

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Alton Sterling shooting: Scholarship fund for children of black man killed by police passes £200,000

Alton Sterling shooting: Scholarship fund for children of black man killed by police passes £200,000 A scholarship fund to help the family of a 37-year-old black man who was shot and killed by police in Baton Rogue, Louisiana, has exceeded £200,000. The target on the GoFundMe page, set up by American actress Issa Rae, was $40,000 (£31,000),…

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England vs Sri Lanka first ODI: Last-ball six salvages tie for England

England vs Sri Lanka first ODI: Last-ball six salvages tie for England Liam Plunkett and Chris Woakes celebrate after the latter’s six secured a tie (Getty) Getty Liam Plunkett hit the final ball of a thrilling match for six to snatch a tie for England against Sri Lanka, on the back of Chris Woakes and…

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The real prospect of a general election is on the horizon – and Labour must respond properly

The real prospect of a general election is on the horizon – and Labour must respond properly It is a small but telling indication of the political nervous breakdown that has overtaken Britain recently that the Labour Party cannot even find a Scottish Labour MP to be shadow Scottish Secretary. Admittedly, that is a job…

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Orlando Seale and The Swell: From the Royal Shakespeare Company to gigs at festivals

Orlando Seale and The Swell: From the Royal Shakespeare Company to gigs at festivals Actor and musician Orlando Seale has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, had roles in independent and Hollywood films (Sleepy Hollow, Pride & Prejudice) and toured with his improvisation and clown company. His first foray into feature films came when Kenneth…

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Hamilton confirmed to hit London’s West End in October 2017

Hamilton confirmed to hit London’s West End in October 2017 Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton in his smash hit Broadway musical Hamilton Broadway musical Hamilton is finally coming to London’s West End next year. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play created by and starring Lin-Manuel Miranda will open at the Victoria Palace Theatre in October 2017. Renowned…

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Investment banks pledge to help City of London retain top status in wake of Brexit vote

Investment banks pledge to help City of London retain top status in wake of Brexit vote A number of international investment banks have pledged to help the City of London retain its status as the world’s number one financial centre in the wake of the shock Brexit vote, despite fears of a financial services jobs…

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