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10 Most Important Things To Know About Wine

Simplifying Wine<p>Wine is a complex topic that is intermingled with history, culture, agriculture, geology and genetics. So how can you learn more …

Wine

The world’s grape production 2000-2012

By onJune 11, 2013in Winemaking & Viticulture<p>Global grape production: short term drop, long term rise, big shift away from Europe, productivity …

"Pushcart classrooms" educate Filipino street kids | Asia Pacific

The "pushcart classroom" brings school to street kids, complete with school supplies, tables and chairs, a hot meal and a host of</b> …

Education

Wineries blast Coles, Woolies

COLES and Woolworths have been accused of blacklisting local suppliers who publicly criticise the campaign by big grocery retailers to expand their …

Australia

Premier ignores reef concerns

THE Queensland Premier, Campbell Newman, will not stop development in and around the Great Barrier Reef, despite a United Nations report warning the …

China told to abandon one child policy or face ruin

A GROWING chorus of leading Chinese scholars and government officials is warning Beijing to take immediate action to change its controversial …

China

Will the Olympics be a winner for east London?

<b>Nick Mathiason, journalist and resident of Clapton for 16 years</b><p>The East End might not be united in enthusiasm for the imminent sport and business …

London 2012: the East End itself is the real Olympian challenge

In Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, east London, there is a shop that sells handsome old-fashioned hardware – enamelled pots and wooden scrubbing …

Olympic legacy: how the six Olympic boroughs compare for children

How the OIlympic boroughs compare for children<p>Click heading to sort table. Download this data<p>Indicator<p>Barking & Dagenham<p>Greenwich<p>Hackney<p>Newham<p>Tower …

Coral wonderland at tipping point

A diving expedition to the Great Barrier Reef towards the end of this century is likely to be a weird and disappointing experience, for anyone who …

London's 100 Poorest Areas

The theme for this post follows on from some work I did recently which looked at the increasing level of deprivation in Outer London, as reported in …

Poverty is shifting from inner to outer London, report finds

Outer London has seen rising levels of poverty while the number of poorer areas in central London is reducing, according to a new analysis of …

Top tips: regeneration and the Olympic legacy for London

Duncan Innes is executive director of real estate at the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC)<p><b>Family housing:</b> A key issue, certainly for the …

London's 1-in-10 unemployment rate is second worst in the UK and still rising

Unemployment across the UK has risen again, and once more London has not escaped the national trend. Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures …

England riots: One year on

<b>It is one year since riots spread across cities in England in what was the biggest display of civil unrest in the UK for 30 years.</b><b>More than 3,000 people were arrested in connection with the unrest, which saw streets in parts of the country awash with looting, arson and violence.</b><b>One year on, what</b> …

Justice

London 2012: Olympic Games 'greenest ever'

<b>London 2012 has been the greenest Olympics ever, the commission set up to monitor the environmental impact of the Games has announced.</b><p>The independent Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 said recycling and regeneration had been a success.<p>But it said much more could be done to minimise the …

Brazil

How the Olympics will shape the future of east London

Long, long ago, I sat in a nondescript room with an official leading what was then a grand government project to regenerate a huge area called the …

Great reef catastrophe

Half the Great Barrier Reef's coral has disappeared in the past 27 years and less than a quarter could be left within a decade unless action is …

Global Warming

Crowned predator reigns on reef

In 1969, the veteran TV journalist Bob Raymond produced a documentary, <i>Life and Death on the Great Barrier Reef</i>. In it, he broadcast spectacular …

Call to cull coral predator

ENVIRONMENT Minister Tony Burke will consider proposals to expand the culling of crown-of-thorns starfish in the wake of a startling report that …

Ageing China: Changes and challenges

China's population is ageing. By 2050 more than a quarter of the population will be over 65 years old and younger generations face an unprecedented burden of care.<p>Fewer children<p>In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the government advocated a "later, longer, fewer" lifestyle, encouraging people to …

Geography

Earls Court project: legal challenge to Tory flagship's redevelopment plan wins go ahead

I reported in June on the launch of a legal challenge by the tenants and residents associations (TRAs) of the so-called "people's estates" - the West …

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The Hunter Valley Wineries

Wineries sour over currency rise

Wine

Champagne sales lose their sparkle

Well, he wasn't going to drink anything else, and frankly, in those circumstances, neither would most of us. But Bradley Wiggins is one of a …