Chelsea fire station opens up for anniversary celebrations

Chelsea fire station is opening to the public on Saturday the 9th of July, when it will host a ‘firefighting style’ birthday party to mark 150 years of London Fire Brigade.   The family day out will run between 12pm to 5pm. Visitors will get the chance to see old...

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French to the left of me, Germans to the right, here I am, stuck in Leidingen with you

A village will be celebrating after the upcoming match between Germany and France. How can we be so sure? Leidingen sits on the border between the two countries with only a street separating the two. The street itself has two names, “Neutrale Straße,” or “neutral street” in German and “Rue...

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Protesters block British Museum exhibition

Two simultaneous protests on July 3rd blocked entrances to London museums, accusing cultural institutions of receiving “unethical” sponsorships from oil companies. A troupe of mermaids splashed their way into the British Museum, performing a theatrical protest with a BP themed version of ‘Under the Sea’. The BP or Not BP? protesters...

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Victoria Borwick MP raises awareness for heart valve check ups

Kensington MP, Victoria Borwick, showed her support for the charity, Heart Valve Voice, by having a cardiac specialist check her for heart disease.     Heart valve disease is a progressive condition usually associated with ageing, where the valves which help the organ to function become damaged through wear and...

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Explore Westminster Abbey in unprecedented detail with Google Street View tour

Explore Westminster Abbey in unprecedented detail with Google Street View tour

It is one of the world’s great churches, with a history stretching back over a thousand years. Now, for the first time, visitors from around the world can take a virtual tour inside Westminster Abbey using Google Street View.  The tour gives visitors the chance to explore the Abbey –...

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Mayor backs twenty crowdfunded projects across London

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is helping to crowdfund 20 ‘citizen-led’ projects aimed at improving local communities across the capital.   Crowdfunding is a method of financing projects through the small donations of a large number of people. For the third round of the scheme, 60 projects applied to...

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How to Combat the Background Noise in Restaurants

How to Combat the Background Noise in Restaurants

The charity Action on Hearing Loss is launching a new ‘Speak Easy’ campaign today (7th July) calling for reduced background noise in restaurants, after finding that eight out of ten people have left a restaurant, café or pub early due to noise levels. 91% of those surveyed by the charity...

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