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Funds for gardens

Grow Wild has a number of small grants available for community groups which are trying to plant up community sites with native plants. The project may involve turning round a neglected or rundown area or turning a new space into ...

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Britten 100 closes with Pagodas

The year now coming to a close marks the centenary of Benjamin Britten’s birth – but the centenary celebrations of this British composer’s life will not close until next spring. One of the highlights of the commemorative musical events will ...

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Lloyds likes customer care

Banks are not exactly favourite businesses in the UK, even though it is five years since the major financial crisis which triggered today’s unpleasant austerity policies. However, Lloyds is trying to rescue its reputation by setting itself the goal of ...

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One Field; Two Days

The Field Day Festival takes place in Victoria Park, and in 2014 there will be two days of musical delights – on 7th and 8th June. The line-up for Saturday has already been announced. Happy festival goers will be able ...

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Oil company shells out?

In the old days, the UK had a taxation system: corporations handed a set percentage of their profits over to the state each year, and elected politicians spent the money in accordance with the priorities their party had won the ...

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London baristas in coffee shop swap

On 8th November 2013 the Starbucks and Crisis partnership Christmas promotion “Share the Warmth” was launched. The initiative aims to raise over £100,000 for the homeless charity. To celebrate, Abdul Samad, an apprentice with Starbucks Brushfield Street store is swapping ...

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