Peabody offers £5,000 to fund charitable projects in London

Peabody, a London-based housing association, is offering £5,000 per charitable project to support local community organizations.   These groups and charities have less than a month to apply for a share of £100,000 from the Peabody Community Fund (PCF) as the fast-approaching deadline for applications is the 22nd July.  ...

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BBC World Service Looks Forward After Achieving Targets Set in 2010

The BBC World Service has achieved many of the goals set in 2010, bringing in 246 million viewers: it now faces the challenge of optimizing the additional funding of £289m over the next four years.   The National Audit Office (NAO) published a report on the 28th June detailing the...

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Ofsted calls for stronger leadership in UK’s children’s services

The Ofsted Social Care Annual Report showed shortcomings within children’s services departments due to “quality of leadership”   In the recently published Ofsted report, 21 of social care services were deemed inadequate and 43 required improvement.   The social care service departments that were “inadequate” received the lowest rating for...

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Universities concerned students will not receive EU funding

Universities have sought to clarify the status of EU students and funding following last week’s referendum result, amid concerns they will no longer receive EU funding. International students make up a significant proportion of the UK’s student population. In the 2014/15 academic year, the number of international students studying in...
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Court rules that Kensington “Stripy House” must be repainted

The saga of Kensington’s infamous ‘stripy house’ looks like it might be finally nearing its conclusion as an appeals court has upheld January’s ruling for the owner to remove the eye catching embellishments. The home’s owner Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring was hoping to challenge RBKC council’s decision to use a Section 215...

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Kensington & Chelsea Schools receive health awards

Kensington & Chelsea schools have been awarded for their commitment to student health.   Thomas Jones Primary School, Park Walk Primary School, Marlborough Primary School and Colville School all received an award from The Mayor’s Healthy Schools London event, held at City Hall last Friday. The schools selected for the...
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