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Day: May 12, 2018

Why The Royal Family Love Meghan’s Feminist Views
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Why The Royal Family Love Meghan’s Feminist Views

    With just over a week to go until Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say I do at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, it’s to be presumed that the former Suits actress has well and truly received the sign of approval from the Royal Family. After all, who wouldn’t welcom with open arms a women’s rights activist, philanthropist, Global Ambassador for World Vision Canada and ELLE UK writer who has penned essays on finding her voice as a mixed race woman? It’s exactly these attributes that make Markle so endearing to Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, according to royal expert and managing editor of Daily Break, Kelly Lynch. Lynch recently told Express.co.uk that the royal couple are likely to embrace Meghan’s feminist beliefs. She said: Both the Duke and Her Ma...
Tory’s new plans provides £50m a year to help grammar schools expand
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Tory’s new plans provides £50m a year to help grammar schools expand

    Opposition to the latest attempt to revive grammar schools remains undimmed, as the government published details of its plans to pump funds into making more places available at selective schools in England. The government is arguing for expanding school admissions on the basis of exam results for children at 11 - but its latest effort appears unlikely to win converts despite the claim by the education secretary, Damian Hinds, that it will promote social mobility. Kiran Eyre, a governor of a state school with a high proportion of pupils from disadvantaged families, said he was appalled by the government’s plan. There is not a shred of evidence to suggest that increasing grammar school places improves progressive educational outcomes, said Eyre, a governor of Coombe ...
May-Trump in a phone call dominated by Iran
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May-Trump in a phone call dominated by Iran

    Theresa May has challenged Donald Trump on the impact of sanctions against Iran which will affect UK firms doing business there, amid a growing European backlash. In a phone call dominated by Iran, the Prime Minister and President agreed to hold talks between the UK and US governments on the effect of sanctions on British companies. The sanctions clash came as some European countries, including France and Germany, served notice that they are considering counter measures to allow their firms to keep trading with Iran. President Trump announced plans for sanctions when he confirmed on Tuesday that he was pulling the US out of the Iran nuclear deal which he said was rotten, horrible and one-sided. Within minutes of the President's announcement, Mrs May, French presid...
Let’s all be more mindful of our neighbours as part of Mental Health Awareness Week
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Let’s all be more mindful of our neighbours as part of Mental Health Awareness Week

For annual Mental Health Awareness Week from 14-20 May, this year Tower Hamlets Council is encouraging residents to look out for one another to help reduce loneliness and isolation. Every year the campaign, led by national charity the Mental Health Foundation, aims to raise awareness, promote positive mental health and wellbeing, and address mental ill-health issues. Good mental wellbeing is fundamental to our physical health, our relationships, our education, our work and to achieving our potential. Evidence shows that connecting with people and forming positive relationships are important for our wellbeing and help give us a sense of belonging, self-worth, security and a greater sense of purpose.¹ Inspire, a group of local mental health services, is hosting an interactive event as par...
Tower Hamlets becomes first London Borough to join Bike Life, the UK’s biggest assessment of cycling
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Tower Hamlets becomes first London Borough to join Bike Life, the UK’s biggest assessment of cycling

Bike Life now covers 14 city locations totalling 20% of the UK population Tower Hamlets Council has become the first London Borough to participate in Bike Life, the UK's most comprehensive assessment of cycling development. The report, produced by the walking and cycling charity Sustrans, has previously covered seven cities outside London. Tower Hamlets staff will be working with Sustrans, funded by The Freshfield Foundation, to capture data on how people want to travel, infrastructure, travel habits, public attitudes and the impact of cycling. The project is designed to help UK cities normalise cycling and reports will be published in 2020 and 2022.  Bike Life was founded in 2014 in seven major UK cities but has grown significantly since. Between 2018 and 2022, more cities and regions ...