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Same-sex competitive dancing faces ban

Equal rights campaigners have called a potential ban on same-sex ballroom dancing as ‘illegal discrimination’. New rules are being considered by the British Dance Council (BDC) which would mean all major competitions would have rules describing a couple as ‘one man and one woman’. Instead of competing in major events, same-sex dancing couples would have […]

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Oxfordshire Art Weeks

Around 1000 artists and designer-makers across the county of Oxfordshire welcome you this spring for Oxfordshire Artweeks, the longest-running and biggest ‘open studios’ event in the UK with painters and photographers, potters and sculptors, silversmiths and textile artists throwing open their doors to delight, amaze and inspire you from 3rd-26th May. People travel from far and […]

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Same-sex couple marriage act inspires launch of The Gay Wedding Guide

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With the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act coming into place on the 29th March 2014, same sex couples in England and Wales will finally enjoy exactly the same rights as their heterosexual friends and families. This ground-breaking act will signal a much needed evolution in the legal system, with couples able to officially pledge their […]

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M&S outlet launches online

WWW.MARKSANDSPENCER.COM/OUTLET – Up to 40% off M&S clothing ranges – From today, Marks & Spencer shoppers will be able to bag even more of a bargain online, as M&S launches its popular outlet format on its website for the first time. M&S Outlet will permanently offer a selection of over 1,300 quality M&S clothing products […]

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Amy Lamé – Not your average 9-5

If you ever wonder where the gay scene is heading, it is worth while taking a look at what Amy Lamé is up to first! Since she started her cabaret nightclub in London in the mid-90s, she has been at the very front tip of London’s queer scene. We took some time to chat to […]

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New Qutis Clinic opens in Abingdon

Exciting news for those people in and around South Oxfordshire who have one thing in common – they feel young, vibrant and rejuvenated but the mirror tells a different story. Do we put up and shut up or do we make sure that with a little help, we look as good as we feel. If […]

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The Ultimate Eurovision 2013 Guide

Hello, Euroboys and Eurogirls! Hal de Vil here with some thoughts on this year’s Eurovision entries. My first thoughts about this year’s crop was that it was largely a bit dreary, but upon closer inspection, I began to realise that there’s some cracking stuff lined up for us. There is also some stuff which is […]

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Bristolian stories exhibition extended by popular demand

It’s been mentioned in a House of Commons debate, visited by the Culture Secretary, and now the ‘Revealing Stories’ exhibition at Bristol’s M Shed Museum is being extended by two weeks. Revealing Stories uncovers the secret lives of some lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) Bristolians from the 1930s to the present day. It has […]

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The Ultimate Eurovision Guide

  Our resident Eurovision expert Hal de Vil takes you through every song in this year’s contest. Are you ready for this? Enter

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Topaz – The LGBT Group for 13 – 25s

One of the hardest times in anybody’s life is the twilight between being a child and being an adult. This time of life is made much more difficult if you have some hard questions to answer about your sexuality or gender. But there are places to offer help. LGBT youth groups are scattered all around […]

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PS/156/H – Police Community Support Officer

Vacancy Role – PCSO Department / Area – Local Policing Command Recruiting Force – Hertfordshire Constabulary Location – Forcewide Post […]

Force Control Room Controllers (Scale 4 bar 5 bar 6 or Police Constable)

Scale 4 bar 5 bar 6 or Police Constable Working in a pressurised and reactive environment, the job has a […]

Force Enquiry Centre Controllers (PC/Scale 4 bar 5)

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PC/Scale 4 bar 5 To be the first point of contact for all types of calls from the public and […]

Frantic Assembly’s Othello

Frantic Assembly’s Othello explodes onto the stage with this electrifying ninety-minute take on Shakespeare’s most brutal and gripping thriller-tragedy of […]

Reading Pride set for a musical 2014

Since the first Reading Pride festival in 2003 attendance has grown steadily year on year. In the festival’s inaugural year, […]

Blood and love in the trenches

It has been 100 years since the Great War tore Europe apart and devastated a generation. The war included every […]