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Jāņi festival in England gathers thousands
Jāņi festival in England gathers thousands
With a three-day festival living in tents in the Central England Straumēni grasslands, 4,500 Latvians and other visitors have celebrated Midsummer (Līgo, Jāņi) in Britain. The Bērzes Strazdu festival takes place for the 11th time and this year was the largest celebration outside Latvia.
Latvian cafe business flourishes in England
Latvian cafe business flourishes in England
Miks Vizbulis, a Latvian resident in England, has opened his second small cafe, despite the pandemic, at the end of September, Latvian Television reported September 29.
Latvians in the UK complain about long queues for passports
Latvians in the UK complain about long queues for passports
This summer, many Latvians living abroad have already visited Latvia, and many are still planning to do so. However, the requirement of self-isolation when arriving in Latvia from the United Kingdom is not the only issue - many have expired travel documents, Latvian Television reported August 27.
Latvian diaspora helps Belarusian protests in London
Latvian diaspora helps Belarusian protests in London
A demonstration in London in support of Belarusians is planned Sunday at 16:00, and many Latvians, both from the old and the new diaspora, are also planning to take part in it at the same time. It turns out that a family from Latvia, Latgale, is helping to organize the demonstration and various other events in support of Belarusians, Latvian Television reported August 22.
Latvian high school diplomas no good abroad?
Latvian high school diplomas no good abroad?

Some foreign universities ask Latvian students to spend another year in prep school prior to enrolling. Is Latvian higher education worse than foreign equivalents, then? Latvian Television tried finding an answer in a story that appeared Sunday on LSM.

Latvians rush for UK citizenship prior to EU vote
Latvians rush for UK citizenship prior to EU vote

As Great Britain prepares for a June 23 nationwide vote over staying in the EU, some Latvians living in London are applying for British citizenship over worries that the country could leave the bloc, reported Latvian Television (LTV) Wednesday.