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Jane Denton  Having fallen into receivership earlier this year, London’s Gherkin building at St Mary Axe is up for sale, and could be yours for a mere £600 million or so. The 40-storey, 505,000-square-foot skyscraper is expected to be bought by an overseas investor at an estimated amount ranging from £600 million to £650 million. Administrators Deloitte have appointed estate agents Savills and Deloitte Real Estate to sell the building. Lenders are believed ...
London’s commuters do not want plans for a driverless, ‘soulless’ Tube system for their city to go ahead, mayoral hopeful Christian Wolmar told an RMT conference on 26 July. In February Transport for London began tendering the process for the introduction of 250 unstaffed trains into the Underground network, set to operate on the Piccadilly, Central, Bakerloo and Waterloo & City lines. The announcement invited immediate resistance from the RMT Union and the union for train drivers, ASLEF, with appeals for Mayor Boris Johnson to rescind the proposals. While the Conservative party have pointed to lower fares and ...
A plan to move The Mint casino on Cromwell Road has incited immediate local resistance. The owners of the Cromwell Road Holiday Inn, LRG, are seeking planning permission to construct a new two-story building adjoined the hotel. If all goes to plan, it will be leased to Genting Casinos to ...
This year’s local council elections produced a surprising result in our neighbouring borough, Hammersmith and Fulham. Once known as, ‘David Cameron’s favourite,’ the borough was, for eight years, controlled by a Tory council. Had it not fallen to Labour, it seems unlikely that the Government’s decision to stop Fulham Boys School would ever have been made. But, on May 25th the residents elected a strong majority of Labour councillors, and ...

Events

  • Push: Sylvie Guillem and Russell Maliphant Coliseum
    29th July 2014
  • Shattered Cabaret: the Songs of Kurt Weill
    29th July 2014
  • Cycle Saftey Check
    30th July 2014
  • Cycle Saftey Check
    30th July 2014
  • Royal Albert Hall Memories
    1st August 2014
  • The Great War Centenary Parade - Vintage Cars
    4th August 2014
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Arts & Culture


Unlike last year, the 2014 first prize goes to the right artist, Thomas Ganter, a worthy winner of the £30,000, and the second and third places are also awarded to the right painters, although, with such an incredibly high standard of submissions, there must have been verbal fisticuffs amongst the ...

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‘I’m off to the shed.’ Once the classic call of retreat for hen-pecked husbands escaping to the wooden hut at the bottom of the garden, or what you’d say if you fancied a bit of a ruck at Stamford Bridge in the 80s. The Shed is a name that does ...

Motoring & Sport


Just as the sajjāda prayer mat naturally faces Mecca, there is something about the classic VW Campervan that means its natural inclination is heading towards Cornwall and the West Country; its innate habitat is the A303, winding past Stonehenge, taking the picturesque route towards Newquay with a surfboard or two ...

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Jane Denton  Having fallen into receivership earlier this year, London’s Gherkin building at St Mary Axe is up for sale, and could be yours for a mere £600 million or so. The 40-storey, 505,000-square-foot skyscraper is expected to be bought by an overseas investor at an estimated amount ranging from £600 million ...

Young Chelsea


In the eyes of his detractors, Noel Fielding is a bit of a try-hard. Witless and childish, he’s the boy whose exasperating Peter-Pan-ish aping attempts to hide the fact that he never got over the success of The Mighty Boosh. To his fans on the other hand, he is the amazing-haired, ...

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