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Back to school in style: shop products and designs from independent artists on Redbubble

Even those of us that are long past our days in full-time education revel in the new starts September can bring, so it’s no wonder that this year – after months spent at home – the new term feels particularly significant. Whether you’re a parent sending the kids back to school, a uni student ready to see what the new academic year might bring, or simply someone who wants to kick-start the new season in style, Redbubble’s wide range of back-to-school products, created and sold by independent artists around the world, should be your first port of call to get prepared.

Founded in 2006 in Melbourne, Australia, Redbubble’s mission was to bring creativity to the masses, all while helping artists earn money. 14 years on, with more than one million artists and over 125 products later, it’s become a go-to destination for uncommon and unique designs, from stickers, masks, apparel,

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Artists invited to suggest designs for peace campaigner’s memorial

George Evans

George Evans, who fought in Normandy and witnessed the liberation of Belsen and devoted his life to peace after the Second World War, died aged 97 last month.

Wellington Town Council members agreed to rename the peace garden, which he set up in 2012 outside the town civic centre, in his honour, and commission a monument to Mr Evans.

Policy and Resources Committee chairman Stephen DeLauney said a “noticeable” design would keep his memory alive among passers-by, and deputy mayor Paul Davis suggested a sculpture of the Wrekin would be suitable, as Mr Evans was an “avid climber”.

Born in 1923, Mr Evans served in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment and Herefordshire Regiment. After the war, he met Naomi Hurdley and married her in 1950.

He went on to found and become life president of Wellington Civic Society, chair Wellington Urban District Council and serve on the modern town

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