Last updateFri, 16 Feb 2018 7pm

Expats unable to vote

Many British expats were unable to vote in the May 7 general election as ballot papers failed to arrive in time for their postal vote to be counted.   Meanwhile, the re-election of the Conservative government has meant that expats who have been outside of the country for more than 15 years may now be allowed to vote, in a proposed change to the law set up under Tony Blair’s government. 


Mexican garden in UK

A surrealist Mexican garden inspired by the master work of English painter Edward James has won gold at the prestigious Chelsea Flower show in London, England.   The garden, titled “The Surrealist Pillars of Mexico,” featured iconic Mexican plants and a host of multi-colored dalias. It was a tribute to “Las Pozas” (the Pools), a garden in the sub-tropical rainforest near San Luis Potosi, created by eccentric English artist Edward James.