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Passengers get right to quiz rail bosses

Passengers and the public can request information directly from the authority which runs Britain’s rail infrastructure for the very first time from today (March 24).…

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200 students evacuate as burnt toast comes close to burning Chelsea

A build-up of crumbs was enough to set alight a toaster belonging to students in Chelsea in a high-rise block. The near-conflagration happened in halls…

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Fifth Marsden March supported by cancer patients and celebrity walkers hailed as ‘great success’

This Sunday 22nd March more than 5,500 walkers marched to support and raise money for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. A mix of conscientious citizens,…

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The Sculptor – Review

Unlike other commodities, Art doesn’t hold an intrinsic value. Whilst some would pay millions for an unmade bed or a urinal, others turn up their nose. Food, water, even air doesn’t garner this reaction, no one accuses timber of being overrated or concrete as the worthless product of savvy marketing. Art is by its very nature subjective, so it can be difficult if not downright impossible to judge art as

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Spring Fever

What a whacky few weeks lie ahead. The first day of March officially signals the start of spring. The name comes from the Latin Martius after Mars, the Roman God of War and seems sinisterly pertinent at the time of writing. The 14th is the pivotal ‘Save A Spider’ day hotly followed by the ‘Ides of March’ on the 15th, an anniversary most school kids remember as the date that

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The New Angel

The New Angel in Bayswater exudes the feeling of classic fine dining. It makes sense, being the first restaurant that renowned TV personality and Chef John Burton-Race has run, after a ten year break in France soaking up the food and culture. The place itself is elegant and understated with quite a formal atmosphere; waiters are suited, super attentive and really know their menu. Beautiful plates of food are placed

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Chiswick Auctions: wine sale

Chiswick Auctions is proud to present the upcoming Fine and Vintage Wine and Spirit sale on Tuesday 31st March 2015, at 5pm. The auction will include a superb and diverse selection of over 800 rare and vintage wines and spirits from around the world. Some lots of interest include a rare Harrods 1896 Brandy, a Magnum of Cristal 1988 and the Screaming Eagle from California which is one of the

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Passengers get right to quiz rail bosses

Passengers and the public can request information directly from the authority which runs Britain’s rail infrastructure for the very first time from today (March 24). Justice Minister Simon Hughes said the move to bring Network Rail under the Freedom of Information Act increases transparency for taxpayers and passengers alike. Welcoming the move, Justice Minister Simon Hughes said: “I am delighted Network Rail is now covered by FOI. I know that

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200 students evacuate as burnt toast comes close to burning Chelsea

A build-up of crumbs was enough to set alight a toaster belonging to students in Chelsea in a high-rise block. The near-conflagration happened in halls of residence in Manresa Road and resulted in around 200 people being evacuated from the building. Students, on the 10th floor, initially placed a fire blanket over the toaster when they discovered it ablaze, and unplugged it from the mains, when their efforts were rewarded

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Fifth Marsden March supported by cancer patients and celebrity walkers hailed as ‘great success’

This Sunday 22nd March more than 5,500 walkers marched to support and raise money for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. A mix of conscientious citizens, patients, staff and relatives crossed the line of the fifth annual Marsden March, a 14 mile sponsored walk, and an alternative 5 mile walk, between Chelsea and Sutton hospital helping us get one step closer to dealing with cancer. The Fairbrass brothers of pop band

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Jolly Gardeners, Putney

Last January, after three years in the smoggy rat race, and desperate for a lungful of clean country air, I decided I needed to get in on the community allotment game. Heading to the nearest chained-off mecca of green, I was armed with nothing but a few packets of cucumber seeds, a rusty trowel and sheer bravado. But nobody ever tells you how hard this game is. Just £45 would

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