London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham demands return of “undeliverable” estates

London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham demands return of “undeliverable” estates

A property company has been ordered by Hammersmith and Fulham council to return two housing estates. Talks were broken off with developer Capco over the West Kensington and Gibbs Green estates. Stephen Cowan, who heads the council said that they should be returned to local authority control. The two sides...

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Made In Italy, 249 Kings Road

Made In Italy, 249 Kings Road

Welcome to the Tardis, where a small side-cum-front door (due to be changed shortly) apparently leads only to a few downstairs tables and a small open terrace above which can be glimpsed from the street. Then you notice the steps leading up to a mezzanine level from the ground floor,...

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The Temple of Mithras: Ancient and Timeless

The Temple of Mithras: Ancient and Timeless

As Londinium expanded in the second century AD, Roman soldiers and Free men built one of their World’s most robust Temple of Mithras. It was located on the banks of the Walbrook; a stream that ran across the City into the Thames, and close to Watling Street, the main Roman...

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UK’s iconic Bangkok embassy sold for £420 million

UK’s iconic Bangkok embassy sold for £420 million

In its largest ever sale of Foreign Office property, the UK government announced last month that it had sold its iconic Bangkok embassy for £420 million. Nestled inside the heart of Bangkok, the sales of the UK Embassy is part of government plans to raise money to renovate other embassies...

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Developers told to wake-up on ‘oligarch mansions’

Developers told to wake-up on ‘oligarch mansions’

Westminster City Council have turned away plans for 13 new ‘oligarch’ homes to be built in the borough under the grounds that the plans ‘did not make a good use of the space available’, as part of what the council has described as wider attack on wealthy ‘oligarchs’ using valuable...

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Controversial Holocaust law causes rift between Poland and Israel

Controversial Holocaust law causes rift between Poland and Israel

The Polish Senate has approved a controversial bill that would prohibit accusing the Poles of being complicit in the Nazi Holocaust. In addition, it would make it illegal to describe the Nazi death camps in Poland, such as Auschwitz, as being Polish, with penalties ranging from fines to up to...

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A Shard’s worth of office space is lost each year

A Shard’s worth of office space is lost each year

Enough office space to fill the Shard is being lost from Westminster each year in what has been described as an “unprecedented decline,” as workspace gets converted to housing. Westminster City Council said that the trend could threaten the area’s status as a hub for international business as developers cash...

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