Tube strikes set to go ahead following night service disagreements

London Underground trade unions will go ahead with a 24-hour Tube strike which will commence today at 18:30 BST. The Tube strike will go ahead following failed negotiations between London Underground and unions about plans for a new Night Tube service. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “Our members have...

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BP Portrait Awards 2015

The annual BP Portrait Awards is exhibiting until the 20th of September at the National Portrait Gallery. Over 2700 artists from 92 countries submitted work to the competition, with the best 55 works being hung. The £30,000 prize money for first place goes to Israeli artist Matan Ben-Cnaan. His piece,...

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Kensington Palace opens it’s doors for a Georgian garden party

For one long weekend (21 – 23 August) this summer, Queen Caroline cordially invites families to join her for a garden party in the grounds of Kensington Palace.  Don a powdered wig, perfect your best bows and curtseys, and enjoy an audience with the Queen, as the glittering Georgian Court takes...

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The North races ahead of the South as the most generous employers when it comes to pension contribution

With thousands of SMEs across the country introducing workplace pensions as a result of automatic enrolment, new research* from NOW: Pensions has found that those in the North have won the postcode lottery when it comes to generous employer contributions. Of the 400 small and medium sized companies surveyed, just...

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Loyd Grossman and Cherie Lunghi join fight to save King’s Road as petition opposing Crossrail in Chelsea reaches 3000 signatories

The campaign to stop a Crossrail 2 station being built in Chelsea received a boost today, as celebrities Loyd Grossman and Cherie Lunghi called for plans to build a station on the King’s Road to be ditched. Grossman and Lunghi join actors Felicity Kendal and Trevor Eve in calling for...

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Young people offered chance to take Next Big Step

Young people in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea are being given the opportunity to find their perfect apprenticeship partner through a unique new feature of Epic CIC’s Next Big Step event. This year’s event, which takes place on Tuesday, 25th August, will include Apprenticeship Speed Dating, where training...

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