Al Manaar to host Covid-19 information event this weekend

Al Manaar to host Covid-19 information event this weekend

North Kensington’s faith communities have joined forces with public health experts to tackle a spike in Covid-19 cases and misinformation about the vaccine at an online information event. Organised by Al Manaar and the Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre Trust, Sunday’s free Zoom session will see experts from the NHS, Public...

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London council tax hike to plug Khan’s COVID budget

London council tax hike to plug Khan’s COVID budget

Council tax will rise 9.5% in April 2021 as Sadiq Khan tries to make up the budget shortfall left by COVID-19. Khan announced the increased tax will be used to fund the police, free transport for pensioners and schoolchildren, as well as provide support to the London Fire Brigade to...

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Calls for greater protection for TfL staff as deaths mount

Calls for greater protection for TfL staff as deaths mount

A leading transport workers union has called for greater protection for TfL staff following the deaths of three TfL employees due to Covid-19 in recent days. The RMT union has written to the Mayor of London and TfL demanding “urgent action” to protect those working on London’s transport network as...

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We Remember….

We Remember….

A personal list of notable people that we have lost in the last decade. 2011 It is always surprising at the end of each year, usually published in a colour supplement, to find how many of the notable people who have died in the previous twelve months one had forgotten...

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Statement from Royal Parks

Statement from Royal Parks

During this new lockdown, the parks will continue to remain open as they have done throughout the pandemic, and the opening and closing times remain as advertised on our website. The parks provide vital green spaces where local visitors can get some fresh air, enjoy the natural environment and do...

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TfL needs £125 million to keep free travel

TfL needs £125 million to keep free travel

Transport for London needs up to £125 million to keep providing concessionary fares such as free travel for under-18s and over-60s, according to London Mayor Sadiq Khan. Under the terms of an emergency funding deal for TfL agreed in October, the Government will no longer cover the cost of 60+...

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Met Police release details of winter crackdown

Met Police release details of winter crackdown

Metropolitan Police officers arrested more than 1,800 people over a five-week period as part of a crackdown on violence in London. Operation Winter Nights took place from November 30 to January 3 and saw officers from across the Met working with communities to prevent robberies and violent crime. The operation...

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A quarter of Londoners don’t want coronavirus vaccine

A quarter of Londoners don’t want coronavirus vaccine

A quarter of Londoners don’t want a coronavirus vaccine or are unlikely to get one, according to a new survey.  Almost half of Londoners who might choose to not get a coronavirus vaccine either do not trust Government advice or drug companies, the Assembly found. The online poll of more...

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TV Then and Now: How Britain’s TV habits, programming and technology has evolved over time

TV Then and Now: How Britain’s TV habits, programming and technology has evolved over time

Televisions have been through an incredible transformation since their first creation, but have our viewing habits and the industry changed as much as technology has developed? Currys PC World conducted a study into the evolution of television to investigate just how much the world of TV has changed and adapted over time....

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The Cartoon Museum and British Cartoonists’ Association announces winners of Young Cartoonist of the Year 2020.

The Cartoon Museum and British Cartoonists’ Association announces winners of Young Cartoonist of the Year 2020.

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 25th Young Cartoonist of the Year competition. Over 150 entries were received from all over the UK, with winners decided by a panel of judges comprised of luminaries of British newspaper and comic cartooning. The winners are: Under 30s – Fergus...

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