First Kensington Christmas Book Fair to be held at Kensington Town Hall

First Kensington Christmas Book Fair to be held at Kensington Town Hall

It’s Christmas and you are stumped for gift ideas. You want to give not just a present but the right present. Perhaps the adventurous chef in the family might appreciate an old handwritten recipe book; for a musician what about a letter written by a famous composer? For a grandchild, you might...

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Poem: The Stage Doors of London

The stage doors of London call out under quarried skies, calling for the warm winds of home. Scented sighs fall from penniless gods And hang heavy in powdered air. How many other silken jades will feel your embrace of woven cloth and iron? Trailing ribbons pour the past out upon...

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Eddie Izzard condemns Sutton Estate developers

Comedian Eddie Izzard, who plans to run for Mayor of London in 2020, has launched himself into the debate on social housing by supporting the Save Sutton Estate campaign in Chelsea. Campaigners, including tenants and local residents, are opposing the housing association Affinity Sutton’s plans to redevelop the estate, located...

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Localism brings more power to Westminster residents

In 2011 the Government passed the Localism Act, which amongst other things, laid down the foundations for, what they called ‘community empowerment’ and more local control over planning. Three years later and Westminster City Council has fully embraced the government diktat. A staggering 75% of land in the area has...

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‘Look before you book’ your christmas meal

‘Look before you book’ your christmas meal

If you’re planning that special Christmas meal with work colleagues, friends or family the Food Standards Agency would like to remind you to ‘look before you book’. Christmas is a time to enjoy good company and good food without worrying about food poisoning. But the truth is, you can’t tell...

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SILVER VILLAGES TO COMBAT ISOLATION IN SENIORS

A new initiative that sees membership-based village communities for the over sixties is launching in Kensington and is aiming to combat isolation and a lack of quality social services support, and to empower seniors to live independent, confident lives, including those suffering from Dementia. With 50% of all people over...

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