Whitford Fine Art at the 20/21 British Art Fair

At 20/21 British Art Fair’s 27th edition, Whitford Fine Art is showcasing a selection of artworks from the 2nd half of the 20th century. Works produced at a time when the creative force which arose from the post-war period was expressed widely across different artistic movements.     From Abstraction to Pop, from...

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Fire Brigades Union kick off Ring of Fire tour

The Fire Brigades Union has announced a nationwide ‘Ring of Fire’ tour of the UK to highlight the impact the government’s austerity agenda is having on the fire and rescue service. The 20 date tour, which kicks off in Liverpool on 9 September, will promote the union’s recently published report Sounding...

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Unauthorised basement excavation halted by planners

Planners from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea have ordered the owner of 77 Stanhope Mews East, SW7, to stop an unauthorised basement excavation or face prosecution. The Council received reports from members of the public that the owner was preparing to carry out excavation works inside the property....

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NHS is on the hunt for vital autumn blood donors

In September, as the summer holidays end, children head back to school and people return to work, NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people in London to make sure giving blood is part of their routine. NHS Blood and Transplant is asking blood donors in London to make an appointment to...

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New heritage gallery to house history in London

London in World War One To tie in with the centenary of the beginning of World War One, the exhibition will include also a poster for a recruitment meeting held at Guildhall in 1914, the first of many to take place throughout the country following the outbreak of war, at...

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Help to Buy: helping everywhere except London

First time buyers are rushing to take advantage of the government’s Help to Buy scheme, 82% of completed purchases were made by first-time buyers. This could be due to the fact that the average cost for purchasing a house on the scheme is around £187,800 which is significantly below the...

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Grade II*-listed chapel in Kensington under threat

The Victorian Society is strongly objecting to an application to convert the important Grade II*–listed St Luke’s Chapel, in Rose Square, Fulham Road, into a single luxury home. The Society urges the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to refuse consent for a scheme that would cause serious harm to this exceptionally...

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Comic Corner: Is Marvel or DC more LGBT friendly?

At the moment, Marvel has a reputation at being more down with LGBT issues than DC. On the surface, it seems to be true, but let’s take a closer look at some of those representations… Marvel – Arnold Astrovik was the father of Justice (formerly Marvel Boy). He was killed...

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The Chelsea Nanny – Try Something Different

The Chelsea Nanny – Try Something Different

‘Pleeeeease can I go on The Booster?’ squeals the Small One. We are at the fun fair in Battersea Park. Most of the rides look so precarious the thrill of going on any of them would be less induced by the spinning cars and more by the very real fear...

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The tragedy of Italian politics

Ambition, intrigue, betrayal, all the ingredients to a Shakespearean tragedy, are there, ready to be staged on the Italian political scene. This high drama is set against a backdrop of an economic crisis that continues to envelop the country, battering the nation’s industry and employment rate. The latest act features...

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