RBKC sets aside £10 million to purchase temporary accommodation properties ‘ideally’ in Greater London

On the 27th of July the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) announced it had set aside £10,000,000 to purchase properties for use as temporary accommodation (TA), likely located outside of the borough. RBKC has yet to be specific as to the location it is looking to purchase in,...

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Police reveal knives seized at Notting Hill Carnival

Today a selection of weapons seized by the Met at Notting Hill Carnival were on display at New Scotland Yard. Over forty weapons were taken by the police at the Carnival, through a variety of active measures including stop and searches and weapon sweeps of local parks. Among the weapons...

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Significant rise in hate crime reports in London

Racist and religious hate crime in London has risen in the last year, with reports of anti-Semitic and Islamophobic crimes rising notably faster than total crime reports. Reported homophobic crime also rose faster than total crime. While the total number of reported crimes in London rose by 3.5% this year,...

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London welcomes thirty-two new citizens

On the 7th of September thirty-two newly naturalised British citizens, representing each of London’s borough, were welcomed by the Mayor Boris Johnson and Chair of the London Assembly Jennette Arnold at City Hall in a special Citizenship Ceremony. The new citizens made an oath of allegiance to the Queen and...

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Pimlico residents and Westminster Council oppose Nine Elm Bridge plans

  Pimlico residents have expressed fierce opposition to a proposed bridge between Pimlico and Nine Elms in Vauxhall. The bridge is a part of the Nine Elms redevelopment project being run by a partnership between Wandsworth and Lambeth councils, TfL, Sainsbury’s, a number of property developers, and others. Pimlico residents...

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England take three gold medals on first day of Commonwealth Youth Games

Team England finished the first day of competition at the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa with three gold, one silver and three bronze medals. England’s first gold medal of the Youth Games was awarded to Emma Hamplett, who won in the women’s Javelin with a throw of 49.57m. She...

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Conservative Mayoral Hustings

The polls suggest that Zac Goldsmith, MP for Richmond Park and North Kingston, has the Conservative nomination for Mayor locked up, and it becomes clear that every one of the candidates at the Evening Standards hustings on 3rd September knows this. With everything to gain and nothing to lose, Andrew...

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Interhigh re-launches sixthform in order to provide flexible learning

In the past some students have found traditional school environments difficult to cope with or have had to balance studies with part-time careers in the arts and sports industries. That’s why the UK’s only independent online school, Interhigh, is re-launching its sixth form which aims to offer students independent and...

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Illegal adverts cost developer over £10,000

A basement developer that advertised itself, without proper consents, on two sites in Kensington and Chelsea pleaded guilty yesterday (Thursday 3 September 2015), at the City of London Magistrates’ Court, to breaching the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) Regulations 2007. The court heard how officers from the Royal...

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