Tuesday, 2nd September 2014
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Kensington and Chelsea Today - News from Kensington and Chelsea
In September, as the summer holidays end, children head back to school and people return to work, NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people in London to make sure giving blood is part of their routine. NHS Blood and Transplant is asking blood donors in London to make an appointment to donate blood to help keep stocks healthy throughout the autumn months. Although overall blood use within the NHS has reduced, thanks ...
Planners from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea have ordered the owner of 77 Stanhope Mews East, SW7, to stop an unauthorised basement excavation or face prosecution.  The Council received reports from members of the public that the owner was preparing to carry out excavation works inside the property. Planning Enforcement Officers visited the site and warned the owner that legal action would be taken if excavation began without planning permission.  Despite numerous warnings a visit by an enforcement officer, on 20 August, confirmed excavation work had begun. The concrete floor had been broken and two ...
  The Royal Parks are hosting two free Harvest Festival events - on Sunday 7 September at Kensington Gardens Allotment and Sunday 21 September at Regent’s Park Allotment Garden. The first event from 11am-4pm will take place Sunday 7 September and promises to be a great family day out. Kids can roll up ...
A historical building in Kensal Green is under potential threat from planners at Kensington and Chelsea Council - according to a group of local residents vowing to save the site. The building on Harrow Road, which dates back to 1833, is currently used as a stonemason's showroom but could soon be replaced by a four storey block of modern flats. It is said that residents are worried that replacing a single ...

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  • Living Dangerously - An Evening With Sir Ranulph Fiennes
    16th September 2014
  • Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story
    28th September 2014
  • New Angel - Champagne Laurent-Perrier
    8th October 2014
  • Nearly New Sale
    11th October 2014
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Arts & Culture


The most significant private collection of paintings and drawings by one of Britain’s greatest living artists, Frank Auerbach, goes on display at Tate Britain today. The works were collected by Lucian Freud throughout his life and hung in Freud’s house in London until his death in 2011.      Lucian Freud collected these ...

Lifestyle


Fun summer holiday events continue at the Holland Park Ecology Centre until Friday 29 August with a range of activities for youngsters aged from eight to 12.   Sessions include making a plaster cast of animal tracks on Friday 22 from 11am to 3pm, creating a museum in a box on Tuesday ...

Motoring & Sport


The first all-diabetes professional cycling team, Team Novo Nordisk, will come to London to compete in the final stages of the UK’s leading cycling race, the Tour of Britain, on the 14th September, following a route from Westminster to Tower Hill. Team Novo Nordisk is a cycling team with a difference ...

Business & Finance


As London home sellers reduce their asking prices in the largest cut in over six years this August, experts have been arguing that there are strong signs that the London property market is finally beginning to cool down. House values in the capital have fallen 5.9% in the largest drop since ...

Young Chelsea


Bone tingling fear is a thankfully infrequent visitor to my cushy London life. But as our mud soaked land cruiser ploughed through the rainforest of Guyana, South America to Iwokrama International Conservation Centre, fear was chasing us. We hopped over age-old tree trunks as if they were inconvenient speed bumps ...

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