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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TfL shows off latest plans for South Kensington redevelopment

TfL shows off latest plans for South Kensington redevelopment

Transport for London continues to seek public comment on plans for new buildings around South Kensington station and delivery of step-free access to the District and Circle lines. The transit agency hosted an exhibition at Imperial College London with Native Land, a developer, to hear feedback on the proposed development....

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Groundbreaking project uses Underground to heat homes

Groundbreaking project uses Underground to heat homes

The sweltering temperatures on the tube’s Northern line will soon begin keeping homes in Islington, North London, warm throughout the colder months, under a scheme to harness the heat from the underground. By the end of the year the project will pipe heat from the underground into hundreds of homes and...

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RBKC seeking comment on infrastructure spending

RBKC seeking comment on infrastructure spending

Kensington and Chelsea Council is seeking residents’ input on how to best allocate a £2.6 million fund collected from developers for infrastructure improvements in the borough.  Residents can choose the type of projects they think need the most support, including transport, bicycle infrastructure, environmental issues such as recycling or engine...

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British Legion shares policy recommendations for next London mayor

British Legion shares policy recommendations for next London mayor

Anthony Muckell, a Royal Marines veteran who served in the First Gulf War, said he started struggling with his mental health years after leaving the military. He felt unsupported by the local authorities and services, he said, and wasn’t sure where his life was headed. The London native attempted suicide,...

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Lord Mayor’s Show 2019

Lord Mayor’s Show 2019

The noisiest, largest, and most colourful event in the City of London’s calendar took place on Saturday 9 November, bringing together over 6,500 people, 120 horses and more than 60 decorated floats in a major spectacle dating back to the 13th century. William Russell was elected as the 692nd Lord...

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Free Business Training for Kensington and Chelsea Entrepreneurs and Residents

Free Business Training for Kensington and Chelsea Entrepreneurs and Residents

Kensington and Chelsea business owners and budding entrepreneurs can get free training from the 11th-24th of November as part of Kensington and Chelsea Council’s ‘Into Enterprise’ event. This year, for the first time, the event is being extended from a one-week programme to a full fortnight as part of Council...

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New Lord Mayor of London elected

New Lord Mayor of London elected

On October 2nd the Corporation of the City of London elected William Russell to a one-year term as Lord Mayor beginning on 8th November. Russell, who has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services sector, will be the 692nd Lord Mayor of the City. The Lord Mayor’s principle role is to act...

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Controversial Ladbroke Grove theatre extension to go ahead

Controversial Ladbroke Grove theatre extension to go ahead

A THEATRE company’s £2.4 million plan to extend a community room into a communal garden at a 1930s block of council flats has been given the go-ahead. Youth theatre  company SPID Theatre (Social, Political, Innovative, Direct) plans to refurbish a ground floor community room and build another one, which will...

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