Jack Bruce, the cream that came to the top

Bass players are often given short shrift in the public perception. Without the perceived mystique of guitarists and singers, or the berserk ferocity of famed drummers such as Keith Moon, they are often unfairly left to languish by the side of the stage, basking in reflected glory. Not so Jack...

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A city of two tales: London boroughs rank at the very top and bottom of average business turnover in Britain

Research released today on business hotspots in the UK shows that two London constituencies ranked 1st and 632nd in a British league table of business performance.   The ‘BAS Business Heat Map’ analyses average annual turnover of businesses according to the constituency in which they are based.   The findings,...

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Julian Savea – a ‘no dickhead policy’ pays off

In this year’s slate of Autumn Rugby Internationals, during which the Home Nation sides take on a travelling contingent from the antipodeans, there was one team held up as the best, unanimously recognised as the one to beat, New Zealand. Since they claimed the World Cup at home in 2011,...

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Cairo to Constantinople: Photographs of the Middle East

Cairo to Constantinople: Photographs of the Middle East

The first photographs ever taken of a Royal Tour are displayed in this exhibition. This medium had only been in existence for just over 20 years and Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were very interested in it. In 1862 the Prince of Wales (the future Edward VII), eldest son of...

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Open Art Surgery

Hospitals have been major investors in public art for a long time but now evidence is emerging that art really does have a positive effect on patients and staff. The charities which sit alongside some of the NHS Trusts in London are  keen to highlight that they have been working...

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Top Marques

Top Marques

Evolution is a marvellous thing. From the original basic Benz of 1896 the automobile has evolved into such a sophisticated device that we take its function for granted. Even as enthusiasts, we do not question its capability to start ,stop, turn round and go back. No longer do we ruminate...

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Bottom Bench unveiled in memory of Rick Mayall

London’s most bizarrely situated bench, once located on a traffic island in the middle of Europe’s busiest roundabout system, is being returned as a tribute to comedian Rik Mayall. The bench which featured in the opening credits of the classic comedy series  Bottom has been recreated and unveiled in its...

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Nour Festival of Arts 2014

The fifth annual Nour Festival of Arts, which showcases contemporary Middle Eastern and North African arts and culture in several venues across the Royal Borough, was launched in the Mayor’s Parlour last month. The Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea, Councillor Maighread Condon-Simmonds and Mr. Abdulla Ali Mohammed Al-Radhi, Ambassador of...

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Fire and Feathers review

Fire and Feathers review

It was a particularly miserable day and my guest and I arrived wet, cold and looking like two stray dogs from our walk to the restaurant. Fire and Feathers, a Portuguese ­inspired chicken joint, is located on Fulham High Street – not the kind of place you expect to see...

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Interstellar

Since the glory days of 2001: A Space Odyssey hard sci-fi has become almost entirely absent from cinema screen. Occasional mini-masterpieces like Moon slip past under the radar of the box office and real smash hits like the excellent Gravity place more focus on white knuckle thrill rides then trying...

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