Making all the right noises: An Interview with Jonathan Milton, headmaster of the Westminster Abbey Choir School

Making all the right noises: An Interview with Jonathan Milton, headmaster of the Westminster Abbey Choir School

Westminster Abbey is undoubtedly one of London’s most popular landmarks, and its choir renowned as one of the greatest of its kind across the globe. Few will be aware that in the midst of the Abbey, tucked away in the grounds of the former monastery of Westminster at Deans Yard...

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A scenic stroll along Regent’s Canal – Little Venice to Camden Lock

A scenic stroll along Regent’s Canal – Little Venice to Camden Lock

In a city of flux, London’s waterways provide a sense of uniquely meandering tranquility to its often overworked inhabitants. Those of us lucky enough to work or live near a canal will not need reminding of their shimmering charms, and sitting in quiet contemplation while a bevy of swans glide...

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Understanding the Syrian Civil War

Understanding the Syrian Civil War

In the 6 years of the Syrian Civil War over 470,000 have died, 13.5 million are in need of humanitarian assistance and there are over 5.1 million refugees, according to the Human Rights Watch and the UN. Europe has faced its worst migration crisis since the Second World War. Syria’s...

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Town and Country

Town and Country

I write this as a countryman but I have a passion for London and usually come up at least once a week to meet friends and see my sons. I lived in Chelsea for twenty years but I have been explicitly told not to write about this as the subject...

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Royal Ascot 2017 – Equine poetry in motion

Royal Ascot 2017 – Equine poetry in motion

Royal Ascot takes place from the 20th to 24th June 2017, featuring six world-class races, the finest fashion and plenty of schmoozing, and of course an appearance from The Queen herself. A poem entitled ‘Royal Ascot; A World Like Nowhere Else’ has been specially commissioned, and written by Henry Birtles...

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Gas prices set to rise as UK’s largest gas storage site confirms its closure

Gas prices set to rise as UK’s largest gas storage site confirms its closure

British utility company Centrica has confirmed its plans to close Rough, the UK’s largest gas storage site beneath the North Sea. Centrica said that it was permanently closing the Rough gas site because it had become unsafe and uneconomic to reopen the faculty, which had previously been temporarily shut over...

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Promising London artist Khadija Saye work is displayed at Tate Britain

Promising London artist Khadija Saye work is displayed at Tate Britain

The work of the promising London artist Khadija Saye, who died in the Grenfell Tower fire on 14 June is being displayed in her memory and all those who lost their lives at the Tate Britain. The 24-year-old artist had just produced her first major body of work and had...

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Parliament Squared

Parliament Squared

We Brits gave the biggest sigh of relief when the Westminster Circus Act aka as the General Election ended at 10pm on 8th June 2017. Of the many mistakes the PM made during this May-hem was a) to call it and b) to call it late allowing eight weeks of...

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Cases of Mumps and Measles on the rise throughout London

Cases of Mumps and Measles on the rise throughout London

There has been a dramatic rise in reported cases of mumps, particularly in teenagers and young adults across London, public health officials warned. Public Health England (PHE), alongside the NHS, are investigating after nearly 450 cases were reported between January 1 and May 30 this year. This is an increase...

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Interview with Landscape Artist Natalia Avdeeva

Interview with Landscape Artist Natalia Avdeeva

Natalia Avdeeva is a familiar face on the streets on Kensington and Chelsea often with a brush in hand. A striking looking Russian artist she spends most of her time outside, painting and drawing Chelsea’s streets, parks, bridges, river and iconic cityscapes. This summer over 150 of her latest works...

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