A city of two tales: London boroughs rank at the very top and bottom of average business turnover in Britain

Research released today on business hotspots in the UK shows that two London constituencies ranked 1st and 632nd in a British league table of business performance.   The ‘BAS Business Heat Map’ analyses average annual turnover of businesses according to the constituency in which they are based.   The findings,...

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Open Art Surgery

Hospitals have been major investors in public art for a long time but now evidence is emerging that art really does have a positive effect on patients and staff. The charities which sit alongside some of the NHS Trusts in London are  keen to highlight that they have been working...

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Bottom Bench unveiled in memory of Rick Mayall

London’s most bizarrely situated bench, once located on a traffic island in the middle of Europe’s busiest roundabout system, is being returned as a tribute to comedian Rik Mayall. The bench which featured in the opening credits of the classic comedy series  Bottom has been recreated and unveiled in its...

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Westminster mother fights ‘social cleansing’

A mother of five is taking Westminster City Council to the Supreme Court in what her lawyers are calling a ‘landmark case’ that could prevent councils from freely moving housing applicants out of the area. Titina Nzolamesois is currently homeless after losing her Court of Appeal battle against being rehoused...

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Two die, six hurt, in Knightsbridge balcony collapse

Two men have died after a balcony collapsed on Cadogan Square in Knightsbridge. The two men, who have not yet been named, are thought to be removal men who were working at the address. The first-floor balcony is thought to have been connected to property number 37, a five-storey terraced...

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Who can afford to be an intern?

Working an internship in London costs interns, on average, nearly £1000 a month. According to education charity, The Sutton Trust analysis of government data, 31% of all interns, or around 22,000 people, are unpaid. Unpaid internships can cost an individual £804 a month in Manchester and £926 a month in...

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Ocado joins John Lewis at new Park Royal warehouses

Ocado, the world’s largest dedicated online grocery supermarket, is set to move into Segro’s new warehouse in Park Royal. Ocado will join John Lewis and Mash Purveyors, who distribute fruit and vegetables to London hotels and restaurants, when it moves into the 68,393 sq ft unit on a 15-year lease....

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Children let down by mental health services

There are serious problems with children’s and adolescents’ mental health services, according to a review from the Health Committee. Disturbing findings include the fact that a shortage of beds results in children and young people being sent to distant parts of the country and even, at times, waiting in prison...

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Thames Water counters basement flooding

Seven years after heavy rainfall, in July 2007, caused widespread basement flooding in Kensington and Chelsea, and, with many homes still at risk, Thames Water are putting plans in place to prevent any repetition. The parts of the borough that were affected were located in the the ‘catchment area’ of...

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Stay healthy during the holidays

Less sleep, more drinks and fatty foods along with the added stress of the holiday season can make it difficult to stay fit and well as winter approaches. So how can you stay healthy in the run-up to Christmas and beyond? Yes, it’s cold outside – so get moving! One...

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