Construction company fined for unauthorised advertising

A basement construction company pleaded guilty, at Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 2nd June, to eleven charges of the display of unauthorised advertising boards and shrouds at two properties in Scarsdale Villas, W8. Adverts for London Basement Ltd were displayed at 72 and 44 Scarsdale Villas in Kensington, where the...

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London Boroughs Legal Alliance announces reduction in suppliers

­­­­­The London Boroughs Legal Alliance (LBLA), a collaborative partnership of local authority legal teams in the UK, is aiming to reduce its number of suppliers through re-procurement of its barristers framework. The framework costs the alliance an estimated £20-25m over four years. The contracting authority is Waltham Forest Council and...

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Royal Brompton Hospital: One of the best places to work in the NHS

Royal Brompton Hospital (RBH) will be known to many readers across Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster. Recently a joint analysis conducted by The Health Service Journal and the  Best Companies Group, an independent research firm, has recognised RBH as one of the best places to work in the NHS in a...

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Wigmore Hall prepare to host a community chamber opera inspired by Henry Purcell’s celebrated opera King Arthur

On Thursday 16 July 2015, Wigmore Hall will host the culmination of a 6-month creative project with Early Opera Company and Wigmore Hall Learning’s resident ensemble Ignite, performing alongside a 140-strong community castfrom across Westminster.  Henry Purcell’s King Arthur story is reimagined by composer Alasdair Nicolson and director/librettist Hazel Gould...

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Young people get chance to shape London’s new Garden Bridge

A new initiative has been launched to involve young people from the local community in the development of the Garden Bridge, the pedestrian footbridge linking the two sides of the River Thames in central London, due to open in 2018. Students from primary and secondary schools in Lambeth and Westminster...

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Tube Strikes go ahead

Strike action has been planned for the London Underground from the late afternoon on Wednesday and all day on Thursday. Tubes will not be running during these times and dates with extra bus and river services will run to help people getting around the capital, however all public transport and...

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London bus crashes on Putney Bridge

A London bus crashed into a stone barrier on Putney Bridge today, 7th July, at 10 30 am leaving three people injured. The single-decker 434 bus is believed to have crashed into the stone barrier along side the bridge preventing it from falling into the River Thames. The incident involved...

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Talent is en pointe at Dance Showdown 2015

Budding young dancers from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea shimmied their way to success during Dance Showdown, one of London’s biggest youth dance events. This year’s event, which is organised each year by Epic CIC, saw more than 210 young people compete and perform alongside established youth dance...

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St John Ambulance National Cadet of the Year saves 18 year old’s life

The National St John Ambulance Cadet of the Year, Anton Cornibert from Notting Hill in London, has spectacularly proven why he was awarded the title after saving a man’s life on the way to a party in his honour. Anton, 18, was on his way to the event to celebrate...

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Tech in schools

Throughout the UK, schools have been slow to wake up to the technological revolution the early noughties brought. While much of adult home and working life now revolves around tech, many classrooms remained stuck in the dark ages, enforcing bans on ‘distracting’ mobile phones and tablet devices with ever more...

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