Chelsea comments on Crossrail 2 amid fresh TfL report

The publication of TfL’s latest Consultation Report on Crossrail 2 has re-awakened debate over the proposed King’s Road station. The report, which was released on the 16th March, showed only a tenth of the ‘general comments’ about the station to be supportive. The majority of unsupportive comments, which totalled almost...

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Digital for Londoners

  Towards the end of November, I was late to a meeting of FISP at the Army and Navy Club in Pall Mall. I had been an invited member, or ‘guru’ as we were known by, by this august group of technologists with over 500 years of industry wide experience...

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Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations

Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, is celebrating her 90th birthday today. During her 63 years of service, the Queen has travelled all over the world and seen 12 Prime Ministers serve under her, more than any other monarch in the history of Britain. After King George VI’s death, Princess...

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Controversial Finborough Theatre redevelopment goes to appeal

The controversial planning application to renovate the above section of the Finborough Theatre have come up for appeal. The proposal (which follows three previously rejected planning applications) has been under attack by Finborough personnel and local residents since August 2015. Fans of the Earls Court venue, including theatre trustee Matthew...

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Greenpeace scaling London’s “dirty air” problem

On Monday two Greenpeace activists climbed up Nelson’s column, which sits 52 meters above Trafalgar Square, to put a face mask on the statue of Admiral Lord Nelson.   Other statues throughout London were targeted including; Winston Churchill in Parliament Square, Queen Victoria opposite Buckingham Palace and Eros at Piccadilly...

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The Royal Standard of the Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Flags fluttering in the wind evoke hard fought battles won and lost long ago. Like Banners of Arms and Regimental Colours, they stir patriotic emotion and bring a vision of ceremonial occasion and Pageantry.   There is another kind of flag: a personal one: The Royal Standard is the Queen’s...

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People with Parkinson’s are having to lie about their condition

New research from Parkinson’s UK shows that 38% of people with Parkinson’s feel the need to hide their symptoms or lie about their condition. The health charity has released the research to mark the start of Parkinson’s Awareness Week.   It has been revealed that people living with the condition...

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EU complaint made over £1.5b “unlawful aid” for Earl’s Court plan

In a formal complaint to the EU Commission, local residents have accused Hammersmith & Fulham Council of underselling the value of the Earl’s Court regeneration by not tendering the project when the land was sold to developers Capco in 2012. Residents have lodged a formal complaint with the EU Commission...

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Charles Knevitt (1952-2016)

Known to KC&W Today readers as ‘Atrium’ and occasionally ‘James Pallas’, Charles wrote authoritatively on the broad subject of architecture for the paper for a number of years. Someone once said that writing about music was like dancing about architecture. Well, when Charles wrote about architcture, the words danced on...

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