A Parent’s Guide To The School Gates

Starting at a new school can be daunting for your child but let’s not forget it can be a minefield of unique social etiquette for parents too. Term has just begun so here is a useful list of Dos and Don’ts for parents faced with the school gates for the...

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A Parent’s Guide to the School Gates

Starting at a new school can be daunting for your child but let’s not forget it can be a minefield of unique social etiquette for parents too. Term has just begun so here is a useful list of Dos and Don’ts for parents faced with the school gates for the...

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Russell Brand joins fight against fire cuts

Russell Brand was at South Bank today to speak at the Fire Brigades Union’s “Ring of Fire” anti-cuts event. FBU are campaigning against budget cuts after their research showed that since 2010 the service has suffered 20% budget cuts with 5000 frontline fire-fighters cut, 39 fire stations closed and 999...

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A subtle shift to help flexi-workers

Quietly this summer a major shift in attitude to workers rights was enacted by government. From 30th June, every employee in the UK earned the right to request flexible working hours provided they have been with the same employer for 26 weeks or more. It appears to herald some new...

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London’s ‘poor door’ scandal

Newspaper commentators and Londoners came out last month to criticise the existence of ‘poor doors’. Separate entrances to affordable housing units, built by private developers in exchange for authorisation to build multi-million dollar luxury developments. It is based on the premise that London housing should be ‘pepper-potted’ with residents of...

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To Fix or to Flaunt – A Yogi’s View

In the popular imagination, yoga has become inextricably linked with celebrity yoga mats and Gwynnie’s ‘conscious uncoupling’. But with more and more ordinary people attesting to its benefits, perhaps it is time to start enjoying this affordable and hugely feel-good practice ourselves. The physical advantages of yoga, including improved muscle...

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Chelsea Cinema Under Threat

Film stars, celebrities and local residents are joining forces to try and save independent cinema the Curzon Chelsea, situated in the heart of the Kings Road, from demolition. Freeholders, and developers, Cadogan Group Ltd have submitted an application to extensively redevelop the site that stretches from Waitrose to Habitat on...

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£10 to see NYE fireworks

London’s mayor, Boris Johnson, caused controversy today when he announced that the city’s acclaimed New Year’s Eve fireworks celebrations are to be ticketed for the first time. With plans well advanced for the 2014 fireworks, which will be watched by millions of people, the mayor claimed the reasons behind the...

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After the ‘No’ vote – what next?

As Scotland votes to stay in the UK the Prime Minister says he will honour promises of devolution for Scotland but wants a fair settlement for England, Wales and Northern Ireland too. With the votes counted from all 32 council areas, the Better Together campaign won with a 55% majority,...

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Old train platform blooming

Kensington Olympia’s disused railway station platform has been transformed into a community garden, providing plots for around 200 green fingered residents to grow their own fruit and vegetables. The garden, which was prepared in June on an unused platform, now has 89 individual plots growing a variety of fruit and...

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