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The Culture Clique | May 29, 2016

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Nearly three-quarters of Britons expect rapid decline in NHS, says poll

April 30, 2016 |

With 72% believing services will get worse, survey finds British public most pessimistic in Europe over future of healthcare

Almost three out of four Britons fear that the NHS will decline in the next few years, according to new poll … Read More

Duchess of Cambridge to be Vogue cover star

April 30, 2016 |

Pictures taken by British fashion photographer Josh Olins will hang in National Portrait Gallery as part of exhibition to mark magazine’s centenary

The Duchess of Cambridge is to appear on the front cover of the British edition of Vogue to … Read More

Antisemitism row could hit Labour’s poll hopes, says Sadiq Khan

April 30, 2016 |

Labour’s candidate for mayor of London attacks Ken Livingstone, and John McDonnell insists party will restore its reputation

Labour’s candidate for mayor of London accepts that the antisemitism row engulfing his party could harm his chance of pulling off a … Read More

Revealed: UK ‘is in the throes of a housing crisis’

April 30, 2016 |

Observer survey finds 71% couldn’t buy without family help, and 37% say home ownership is out of reach for good

  • Read full details of the poll here

David Cameron’s pledge to build a property-owning democracy is called into … Read More

Poll boost for Remain campaign

April 30, 2016 |

Opinium/Observer poll finds campaign to remain in EU is ahead in economic argument

David Cameron’s campaign to stay in the EU received a boost on Sunday as a new poll showed more people believe the economy will be stronger if … Read More

1870 Restaurant, San Pedro de Alcantara

April 11, 2016 |

It has a great history, and is protected by the city of Marbella and is of general interest. The old house is part of the historic neighbourhood of El Ingenio, an old sugar colony founded by the Marques del Duero … Read More

UK could impose direct rule on tax havens, says Jeremy Corbyn

April 5, 2016 |

Labour leader says Cameron family’s affairs should be part of inquiry into offshore tax avoidance amid Panama Papers scandal

The government should consider imposing direct orders on British overseas territories and crown dependencies to stop them acting as tax havens, … Read More

Girl, 13, lied about park sex attack, say Greater Manchester police

April 5, 2016 |

Teenager and friend, 12, have been spoken to ‘in strongest possible terms’ but will face no further action, say police

A 13-year-old girl told a “terrible” lie when she falsely claimed she had been sexually assaulted in a park, police … Read More

Scrapping Hinkley for renewable alternatives will save ‘tens of billions’

April 5, 2016 |

Solar and wind would generate the equivalent power to Hinkley over the plant’s planned lifetime for £40bn less, says analysis comparing future costs

Scrapping plans for new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point in Somerset and building huge amounts of renewable … Read More

Cheaper petrol ends as UK pump prices rise

April 5, 2016 |

RAC says prices have risen 3.4p a litre on average – the first increase on the forecourts since July 2015

Motorists have been warned that the period of lower fuel prices is over after the cost of petrol rose last … Read More

UK government must step up response following Tata crisis, says steel boss

April 4, 2016 |

As Sajid Javid travels to India in bid to secure Tata deal, managing director of steelmaker Celsa UK criticises lack of ‘proactive measures’ in British strategy

One of the biggest steelmakers in Britain, second in size only to Tata, has … Read More

The Ancient Art of Sabrage.

April 4, 2016 |

The Art of Sabrage – Written by a Commander Sabreur (registered in France) and lover of great wines and champagnes Lynda Woodin.

The noble art of Sabrage was an outlandish tactic first employed by Napoleon’s cavalry.  Two hundred years ago, dashing … Read More

Costa Del Sol DFAS Event – Woven Art of Iran and Afghanistan

April 4, 2016 |

The Woven Art and Symbolism of the nomadic tribes of Iran and Afghanistan

The lecturer draws on his experience of living amongst the nomads of Iran and his travels throughout the Near East and Afghanistan.  The journey begins in Outer … Read More