China and WWF-UK host reception of hope for Africa’s elephants

Invitation to the reception held by the Chinese Embassy in London and the WWF-UK to mark the closure of China's domestic ivory market

Invitation to the reception held by the Chinese Embassy in London and the WWF-UK to mark the closure of China’s domestic ivory market

China has closed its domestic ivory market. The evening begins with speeches, each given to mark the giant step taken by China to protect the elephants of Africa.

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The UK: politics, impossibilities … and more Shakespeare

Trafalgar Square, London

Trafalgar Square, London

A week ago the United Kingdom was full of hope and politics. Now, after the general election result, the politics goes on but there’s one big question: how do we get out of this?

We knew there would be a muddle, but I don’t think we ever imagined it would be quite so complicated.

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Mr Farage has them foxed – thank you Mr Dahl

fantastic_mr_fox_ver3Two nose-dives over half a century apart have combined strangely to flip Britain’s politics into a tailspin, and its story-loving public back to life.

(May I stress that it’s the drama that’s caught my attention – the piece that follows is nothing to do with my own political opinions. It is just an observation.)

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