‘Cash for trees’ scandal erupts on Pembridge Road

Prospects for residents hoping to challenge future building developments has been dealt a serious blow. One of the few legitimate objections to any new building project is that they may affect one of the borough’s mature trees which are all protected by Tree Protection Orders (TPO) However, Kensington and Chelsea...

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Chelsea cinema under threat

Film stars, celebrities and local residents are joining forces to try and save independent cinema the Curzon Chelsea, situated in the heart of the Kings Road, from demolition. Freeholders, and developers, Cadogan Group Ltd have submitted an application to extensively redevelop the site that stretches from Waitrose to Habitat on...

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Shhhhhh… it’s the secret cinema

For many the word ‘secret’ is fast becoming incredibly superfluous, but for those not in the know, Secret Cinema is a combination of a classic movie club and immersive theatre. Generally for each soiree, the audience members will be given the barest hint of what the film’s theme is as...

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Lulling the competition into a false sense of confidence?

Wayne Rooney, Man U’s newly appointed captain, proved to be the saviour with his equaliser at 53 minutes; a scramble for the ball in the box after a corner, and a classy overhead kick some few feet away from the goal. A surge of emotion then lifted the crowd, with...

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Prohibition under the streets of Westminister

Whilst England never got its own taste (or lack thereof) of prohibition, the idea of the illegal speakeasy possesses as powerful  a cultural allure for us as it does for any red-blooded hard drinking American. From absinthe-addled Gatsby wannabes attempting to do the Charleston at private parties to decidedly more...

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes to host evening at Royal Geographic Society

He is the first man ever to cross both icecaps via both poles and to scale Everest, the world’s highest peak. He ran seven marathons in seven days on seven continents just a few months after suffering a massive heart attack that left him in a coma, fought Marxist terrorists,...

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St James’s Palace hosts Country Life Fair reception

The organisers and exhibitors of the forthcoming ‘Country Life Fair’ were welcomed to a reception at St. James’s Palace by His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent, in his role as Royal Patron of the Fair. The English Countryside and all it has to offer has long been cherished by...

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West London hosts first community games contest

The W10 Games are a quarterly competition that brings together the W10 community as well as residents from surrounding postcodes, and pitches teams against each other in a series of fitness events that include different elements of strength, endurance, skill and mental stay-in-power. The founder Jean-Claude Vacassin explains: ‘We started...

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NHS Jarrow marchers push on to Westminister

  The NHS Jarrow marchers, a group of mums from Darlington and their supporters, will begin the final push to parliament on Saturday 6 September from Edmonton, north London, ending an epic 300 mile crusade against NHS privatisation.   The final leg of what has been a three week march...

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Gromit: the obese Jack Russell looking for love

A cheese-loving Jack Russell Terrier cross called Gromit is still desperately awaiting his Wallace after six months at the Brands Hatch site of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. Staff at the rescue centre are hoping a starring role in the third series of Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs, airing...

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