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La Llorona, Guatemalan movie, Jayro Bustamente
La Llorona (Film review)
Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

The title translates as ‘weeping woman’ which may well be a metaphor for a weeping nation in Guatemalan director Jayro Bustamante’s haunting political drama which captures the trial of an ageing General Enrique Monteverde (Julio Diaz) accused of genocide. There are parallels with Guatemalan dictator José Efraín Rios Montt, who went from general to absolute […]

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London

  • The Problem With Council Tax
    Posted in: Highlights, Videos

    “The most boring and complicated subject in all of public life” – said the man who created the infamous Poll Tax. The results though were anything but. The flat tax rate which meant rich and poor paid the same, led to riots up and down the country and the removal of Margaret Thatcher. The Poll […]

  • Theresa May: Summer 2018 Round Up
    Posted in: Features, People

    LEADING City of London finance and law spokesperson Barney Reynolds recently called for Theresa May to rethink her Brexit strategy, fearful of the impact it will have on one of the world’s largest financial centres. May 2018 has brought to a head a number of contentious political issues that have called the PM to account […]

  • Claude Monet: Painting London
    Posted in: Features

    Claude Monet’s painting of the harbour at Le Havre Impression: Sunrise (1872) gave its name to the Impressionist movement which emerged in France, led by Monet, Renoir, Degas, and Cezanne. Art critic Louis Leroy poured scorn on a joint exhibition held by these four artists in 1874. However, his scathing attack and the title of his […]

  • London’s Five Oldest Shops
    Posted in: Features

    In the here today gone tomorrow world of Brexit Britain where an increasing number of shops are closing because of economic uncertainty, it’s warming to stumble across London shops that have survived for centuries and continue to thrive. Here are five of the oldest. 1567 The Old Curiosity Shop, 13-14 Portsmouth St, Holborn. Even beyond […]

  • The 2020 Vision of London as a Smart City
    Posted in: Highlights

    The race to make London a fully Smart City by 2020 When the ‘Smart’ word first entered our terminology during the digital age, it commonly described the technological capabilities and connectivity of our watches, wearables, and gadgets. Its meaning has taken on new power as our capital city embraces an era of artificial intelligence and […]

  • Woolly Mammoth Found in Ilford!
    Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Highlights

    A woolly mammoth skull that is! And that was back in 1864. London and its surrounding suburbs are teeming with fossils, bones and remains from the Prehistoric, Bronze and Iron Ages. Of the 108 dinosaur species unearthed in Britain, you’d be surprised at how many were found in and around the capital, this includes the […]