Going Green: the new government voucher scheme

Going Green: the new government voucher scheme

From the end of September, a new ‘Green Homes Grant’ scheme will offer vouchers for homeowners across England. The vouchers will help to pay for environmentally friendly home improvements such as loft, floor and wall insulation, or to replace single-glazed windows with double glazing.   The majority of vouchers are worth...

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Kensington Queensmill chosen as name for borough’s first dedicated special school

Kensington Queensmill chosen as name for borough’s first dedicated special school

Community chooses Kensington Queensmill as the name for Kensington and Chelsea’s first dedicated school for children with autism and learning difficulties Kensington Queensmill will open for the 2021/22 academic year and will cater for 80 pupils Kensington and Chelsea Council has invested £36.5 million into construction of the school, which...

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New local testing site opened in Westminster

New local testing site opened in Westminster

A new walk-through coronavirus testing facility has opened for those with symptoms to book appointments at Lydford Tenants and Residents Hall, in Westminster, as part of the Government’s UK-wide drive to continue to improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing for local communities. Testing is available only for those with coronavirus...

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Londoners gear up for Family Learning Festival

Londoners gear up for Family Learning Festival

Starting this Saturday, the Campaign for Learning is launching the Family Learning Festival, a two-week long national celebration which aims to mark and inspire a love of learning in family life. The festival, suitable for families with children of all ages, will start on 17th October and run until 1st November and...

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Breathe Easy: Learning the right way

Breathe Easy: Learning the right way

One positive outcome from the menacing cloud of Covid-19 is the current focus on breath and lungs and how we take breathing for granted; it is a sad fact that only when gasping for air do we realise how important breathing is to our lives. As Andi Puddicombe reassuringly puts...

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Photo of tigress ‘hugging’ tree wins environment photo of the year

Photo of tigress ‘hugging’ tree wins environment photo of the year

Selected from over 49,000 entries from around the world, the winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition were revealed during an online awards ceremony live-streamed from the Natural History Museum, London on 13 October. Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of the Museum, announced Sergey Gorshkov as this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year for his magnificent image, The Embrace, of an Amur tigress...

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Crossrail 2 ‘not affordable before 2030’

Crossrail 2 ‘not affordable before 2030’

Capacity on the Northern Line could be boosted, but Crossrail 2 will not realistically be affordable before 2030 according to a new list of priorities produced by Transport for London. The report, Investment to get London and the UK moving again, sets out a revised list of major projects which...

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City to host open air photography exhibition

City to host open air photography exhibition

London will be featured in an open-air photographic exhibition this month. Faith in the City of London, which showcases the work of photographer Niki Gorick, will be presented in Paternoster Square until the 28th of October, before transferring to Aldgate Square for its 29th of October to 26th November run....

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RBKC Resumes Citizenship Ceremonies

RBKC Resumes Citizenship Ceremonies

The UK Citizenship Ceremonies have returned. This quintessentially British event was the perfect introduction to the participants’ new nationality. This particular ceremony took place in the Chelsea Old Town Hall under vaulted gold ceilings, adorned with chandeliers. The Union Jack and a portrait of her majesty, the Queen, added to...

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Youth justice system crippled in the Covid-19 Pandemic

Youth justice system crippled in the Covid-19 Pandemic

The State of Youth Justice, a comprehensive analysis of the youth justice system, published by The National Association for Youth Justice, found that the Covid-19 pandemic has had serious consequences for children in prison, including a significantly reduced time for education as well as social interactions with the outside world....

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