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World joins together to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

On January 27, thousands of people across the world joined together to honour and morn the millions killed in the Holocaust and to mark the…

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The Royal Mint commemorates artist of first Queen’s portrait

The Royal Mint has announced it will reveal the fifth coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the death of…

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V&A hides poster of Prophet over security concerns

Following the attack on the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, The Victoria and Albert Museum was asked if they had any images of the Muslim…

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Latest from Kensington, Chelsea & Westminster

Olympia International Arts & Antiques Fair reschedules run

The 2015 edition of Olympia International Arts & Antiques Fair will run at the later date of 18 – 28 June, coinciding with a host of important cultural events in London. This significant date change consolidates the capital’s influential position as the hub of the global art world during late June and will open up the fair to a greater number of visitors, both from the UK and abroad. Celebrating its 43rd year, Olympia

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Pot Roast Pheasant with winter veg and cream sauce – Recipe

This is quite a traditional rural French dish perfect for the winter months and a nice alternative to the standard Sunday roast chicken, especially if you are only cooking for 2 or 3 people. Good game birds are still relatively easy to find during the winter months at many London food markets and can offer extremely good value.     1 Large Pheasant              

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World joins together to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

On January 27, thousands of people across the world joined together to honour and morn the millions killed in the Holocaust and to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. In London a special commemoration is planned, with politicians, dignitaries and holocaust survivors joining together as 70 candles, designed by the sculptor Anish Kapoor, will be lit at venues across the UK, one for each year since the

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The Royal Mint commemorates artist of first Queen’s portrait

The Royal Mint has announced it will reveal the fifth coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Mark Gillick – the first artist to capture the Queen’s portrait for use on coins. The new portrait of the Queen and its designer will be officially announced at a special ceremony on Monday 2nd March and will be appearing in the wallets of the

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V&A hides poster of Prophet over security concerns

Following the attack on the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, The Victoria and Albert Museum was asked if they had any images of the Muslim prophet,  it responded that it did not. After an expert pointed out that a modern Iranian poster showing the face of the prophet with the inscription, “Muhammad the prophet of God.” could be accessed on their website, the image was removed from the museum’s website. “Unfortunately

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Statute: Winston Churchill

Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill, held by many to be not only one of the greatest British leaders but one of the greatest British citizens of all time.  A multifaceted man who still inspires debate and controversy to this day, he will always be remembered as one of the great characters of British history. In honor of the occasion here is Don Grant’s take

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Gang responsible for Louis Vuitton store raid sentenced today

A gang that was arrested raiding a Louis Vuitton store in Sloane Square, stealing over £70,000 worth of handbags and purses, have been sentenced on January 23rd.   The gang of five rammed in the front entrance with two cars and three scooters last June and proceeded to dramatically snatch up luxury items on June 26 2014.   After running off with £70,000 worth of designer bags the gang was soon

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West Kensington suffers blackout

Most of West Kensington and parts of Fulham went dark at 8pm last night after a power outage that lasted several hours. The blackout caused Baron’s Court and West Kensington tube stations to be closed and trains passed through without stopping. Engineers from UK Power Networks were alerted at just before 8pm and spent two hours working to restore electricity. The outage has been blamed on a fault in high-voltage underground

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