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When weasels fly

The internet has been flooded with a bizarre image of weasel riding a flying woodpecker that many wildlife experts believe to be a real life…

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Kensington Resident Charlie Siem helps RCM promote music to kids

Classical violinist and Kensington Resident, Charlie Siem (age 29) was one of the Royal College of Music’s famous alumus who performed at a fund-raising Gala…

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The Royal mint reveals Queen’s new portrait

The Queen’s new portrait, to appear on coins, was unveiled this March 2nd by the Royal Mint. The effigy was designed by Jody Clark and…

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Latest from Kensington, Chelsea & Westminster

Slice & Ice, Fulham Broadway

If you had to pick two food types that almost anybody in the world will be certain to love, you could do a lot worse than Pizza and Ice Cream. So why not cut out and the fluff and start a restaurant that focuses on just that. Well Slice & Ice, located in Fulham Broadway, have decided to live the dream and do just that. Slice & Ice have only

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Classic feelgood track

I went to the BOAC 500km Sports Car Race at Brands Hatch in 1968 with Bill Gavin, who had joined dad’s new magazine Speedworld International as a columnist, and I had drawn a few caricatures to accompany some of his driver profiles. A few weeks earlier, I had caricatured Paul Hawkins for an article by Richard Feast, which showed the Aussie ace with so many eruptions, spots and scars on

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When weasels fly

The internet has been flooded with a bizarre image of weasel riding a flying woodpecker that many wildlife experts believe to be a real life occurrence and not an expert Photoshop job. The photo was taken by Martin Le-May at Hornchurch Country Park in East London on Monday 2nd March. Speaking to BBC News Mr Le-May described his photo hunt for flying weasel, “I heard a distressed squawking noise and

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The history of Sporting Knights and Dames

The honours system in Great Britain has been long recognised as broken. The infamous ‘Cash for Honours’ scandal in 2006 was an example of how the Knighthood system in particular had been diluted, with a Dame or Sir offered to whoever could donate the most to the party in power. However many argue another reason as to why the New Years’ Honours are beyond repair – the fact that orders

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The Soulful Food Company, One Pot Wonders

The Soulful Food Company are joining the ranks of food suppliers promising high quality, well sourced produce with the affordability and convenience of your average microwavable meal. Contained in pots that can be microwaved or heated on the stove, they provide hearty portions with six different meals to choose from. The company assure the meat is from farmers that they know, the vegetables are delivered daily from Covent Garden market

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Kensington Resident Charlie Siem helps RCM promote music to kids

Classical violinist and Kensington Resident, Charlie Siem (age 29) was one of the Royal College of Music’s famous alumus who performed at a fund-raising Gala in South Kensingon on March 1. The musician, who has also modeled for several fashion institutions and is currently the face of Hugo Boss, works as an Ambassador for the Prince’s Trust. He took part in the Gala in aid of the RCM’s educational outreach

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The Royal mint reveals Queen’s new portrait

The Queen’s new portrait, to appear on coins, was unveiled this March 2nd by the Royal Mint. The effigy was designed by Jody Clark and will mark the fifth definitive coin portrait during the Queen’s reign, the last one was unveiled in 1998. The portrait was chosen by a closed competition commissioned by The Royal Mint Advisory Committee, where applicants submitted their designs under anonymous cover, before the winner was

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Statues: Lord Baden-Powell

Lord Baden-Powell Queen’s Gate Sculptor: Donald Potter Standing outside Baden Powell House at the corner of Cromwell Road and Queen’s Gate is a rather austere and creepy granite statue of the founder of the Boy Scouts Movement and World Chief Scout, Robert, Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell. He stands 3m. high on a plinth and is wearing his Scout uniform, complete with (long) shorts, cape, broad-brimmed campaign hat tucked under his

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