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Competition to design “striking” new Holocaust memorial at the Houses of Parliament announced

An international competition to design a “striking” national Holocaust memorial to stand next to the Houses of Parliament was launched by David Cameron on the…

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EU referendum timeline

The Prime Minister’s battle with Brussels for a reformed EU membership package continues to gather pace. From 18th to 19th February, David Cameron will be…

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Big Lottery helps those recovering from drug and alcohol dependency into work

A project in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster that supports people with a history of long term drug and alcohol dependency…

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Competition to design “striking” new Holocaust memorial at the Houses of Parliament announced

An international competition to design a “striking” national Holocaust memorial to stand next to the Houses of Parliament was launched by David Cameron on the 27th of January. It will be built in Westminster’s Victoria Tower Gardens by the Thames and is due to be completed by next year. Mr Cameron told MPs: “The whole House will want to join me in marking Holocaust Memorial Day”. “It is right our

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EU referendum timeline

The Prime Minister’s battle with Brussels for a reformed EU membership package continues to gather pace. From 18th to 19th February, David Cameron will be at a Brussels EU summit where he hopes to secure deals from member states on issues such as economic governance, the expansion of the single market, limits on EU migration, and sovereignty; with a move away from ‘ever closer union’. Should talks at the February

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Chris Moss, The University Paper

The University Paper, despite its success as a newspaper (having reached a monthly circulation of 320,000 in just three years), did not actually begin life as one. The remarkably young founder Chris Moss originally set up a student orientated coupon website (think Groupon) while still at university in 2013, but quickly moved into a print format as he struggled to draw traffic to the site. He soon realised that selling

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Blackstar

This review was written on Friday 8th January, two days before Bowie’s death. As soon as his two year struggle with cancer became known, Blackstar is thrown into a very different light as Bowie’s self composed requiem. The (greatly affecting) music video for Lazarus moved from opaque to shattering and lyrics that seemed willfully obscure were revealed as grimly prophetic. In the interests of reviewing the record on its musical

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Big Lottery helps those recovering from drug and alcohol dependency into work

A project in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster that supports people with a history of long term drug and alcohol dependency has been awarded a grant of £262,223 from the Big Lottery Fund. The project, Learn to Earn run by Blenheim and the Octavia Foundation, helps people recovering from substance abuse get back into education, training, and employment. The project will run employment workshops, helping participants

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Ivy fights pollution at Westway

A wall of Ivy has been installed at the Westway Trust’s out door sport pitches in order to improve air quality. The two meter high wall runs along an eighty meter perimeter adjacent to the Westway slip road. The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea secured funding for the Ivy from the Greater London Authority and Transport for London. A similar wall used at St Cuthbert with St Matthias School

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ChelseaSpace

The sun went in, the fire went out; landscapes in film, performance and text ChelseaSpace 16 John Islip Street Until 4 March 2016 www.chelseaspace.org   What were the words to that Rodgers and Hart song? Ah, yes. “I’m wild again, beguiled again. A simpering, whimpering child again. Bewitched, bothered and bewildered – am I” The introductory leaflet uses such phrases as ‘the incorporeal zones of activity configured and made real

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Vallie on-demand parking app expands service across all of central London

Vallie, the UK’s first on-demand valet parking service, is available across all of central London for the first time from today. Customers are able to forget about parking and simply drop off their cars at their destination of choice, and hand over their keys to a pre-checked Vallie driver, who will take their car to a pre-approved, secure car park. The Vallie app updates customers on their car’s location throughout

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