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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Kensington and Chelsea Silence Supercars

Kensington and Chelsea Silence Supercars

On 22nd September, the first ever UK council-run pilot for high-tech ‘noise cameras’ were installed and made live on Sloane Street and Pont Street. Drivers exceeding the legal decibel limit face fines of up to £1,000. In serious or repeated offences, the council may seize the vehicle causing persistent noise...

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London by Night

London by Night

An amazingly clear night 400 kms above London at midnight and shot with great sharpness and clarity by ESA astronaut Tim Peake from the cupola observatory on the International Space Station (ISS), orbiting the Earth at 28,800kms/hr in 2016 during the Principia Mission. This was no easy, straight forward piece of...

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Marry in the Natural History Museum

Marry in the Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum, London, has launched an intimate wedding ceremony package for just £5,000. Open to wedding and civil ceremony bookings, up to thirty guests can celebrate in a choice of 12 licensed locations around the museum, whilst following the Covid-19 government regulations. This includes the Hintze Hall with...

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Rough sleeping  falls in London for the first time in 6 years

Rough sleeping falls in London for the first time in 6 years

By Jessie Mathewson, LDRS Rough sleeping in London has fallen for the first time in six years, according to Government data released on February 27. The annual snapshot found 147 fewer people sleeping on the streets of the capital in autumn 2019, compared to the previous year: down from 1,283 to...

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Sadiq Khan to miss housing target

Sadiq Khan to miss housing target

Sadiq Khan is on track to miss his affordable home building target, with just three months until the end of the financial year. The Mayor said he would start between 17,000 and 23,000 affordable homes in 2019/20. But by December, just 12,546 were underway, putting City Hall on track for...

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Six new Blue Plaques to commemorate pioneering women

Six new Blue Plaques to commemorate pioneering women

English Heritage has announced the addition of six new blue plaques for London, in a drive to address the scheme’s historic gender imbalance. Currently, only 14% of plaques honour the achievements of women or female movements. The announcement, made ahead of International Women’s Day, named four inspirational British female icons,...

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Clapham Junction businesses promoted online

Clapham Junction businesses promoted online

The Clapham Junction Business Improvement District (BID) has launched a new consumer-facing and mobile-friendly website that is focused on promoting Clapham Junction as South West London’s destination location. The site has launched online as part of numerous initiatives being delivered by the BID. A BID is a geographical area where...

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‘Hidden London’ at the London Transport Museum

‘Hidden London’ at the London Transport Museum

Step into the Hidden London exhibition at the London Transport Museum, and it’s hard to tell at first if you’re even supposed to be there. Construction barriers cover parts of the walls, and most of the light comes from work lamps strung up with exposed wires. Dusty tools rest on...

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Westminster council rejects ‘controversial’ Holocaust memorial

A National Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre proposed for a site next to the Houses of Parliament contravenes planning rules on size, design and location, Westminster City Council has said. The council fully supports the principle of a memorial and learning centre in central London, however the local authority’s planning committee...

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