Independent commission works with residents to crack down harder on crime

Independent commission works with residents to crack down harder on crime

A new independent, resident-led policing and crime commission will review how the council and police can better work with residents to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in all neighbourhoods across the borough. The commission will consider how to build better community resilience and how more people can have their voices...

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Bullying leaves children afraid to return to school

Bullying leaves children afraid to return to school

Almost half of children were worried about returning to school following the school holidays due to bullying, a YouGov poll has found. With 10 million children going back to classes, the poll conducted for the Diana Award found that 40 percent were picked on to such an extent that it...

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Thames Tideway to create public space on the river

Thames Tideway to create public space on the river

London’s planned £4.2 billion Thames Tideway ‘super sewer’ will create acres of new public space on platforms built on the freshly cleaned up river. The project will see seven paved platforms at the following places: Putney Bridge, Albert Bridge, Chelsea Bridge, Victoria and Blackfriars Embankments, at the King Edward Memorial...

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Taming of the Shrew – 8-13th October

Taming of the Shrew – 8-13th October

Shakespeare’s thought provoking, darkly funny and often considered controversial play is the newest production from London based theatre company Shake–Scene Shakespeare. Known for their work using ‘cue–script’ preparation, the actors perform without prior full cast rehearsal. Given only their character’s lines and immediate cue words, the actors ensemble together on...

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Small businesses in London entirely unprepared for chaotic no-deal Brexit

Small businesses in London entirely unprepared for chaotic no-deal Brexit

Only eight per cent of small businesses in London have started planning for a no-deal Brexit, according to new research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). FSB’s latest research shows that a further 52% believe that a no-deal Brexit will have an impact on their business but haven’t yet started planning for the...

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Not all capital is created equal: SME leaders must find the right capital to help their business grow, says mentor and SME champion Guy Tolhurst

Not all capital is created equal: SME leaders must find the right capital to help their business grow, says mentor and SME champion Guy Tolhurst

So the legend goes that Lionel Messi could dribble a ball before his second birthday; Kobe Bryant could dunk at three, and Serena Williams picked up a racket at four. Child prodigies abound, and Guy Tolhurst started his first business at five years old. Selling woodlice from his bedside table,...

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Scottish Country Dancing in London

Scottish Country Dancing in London

The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, whose patron is Her Majesty The Queen,  is a worldwide organisation that exists to promote and develop Scottish country dancing and music. The London Branch was the first to be formed outside of Scotland nearly 90 years ago and runs dance classes to suit...

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Mayfair restaurant brings cherished Italian custom La Passeggiata to life for the first time in London

Mayfair restaurant brings cherished Italian custom La Passeggiata to life for the first time in London

This Autumn, Italian restaurant Mercante is celebrating Italy’s rich culture by encouraging Londoners to take time out of their busy days to connect with each other on a leisurely pre-dinner, sunset walk, a passeggiata. As evening sets across Italy and the piazzas catch a beautiful sun-kissed glow, Italians of all...

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Wordplay

Wordplay

I magine how difficult it is for a foreigner to learn and master English? The pit-falls, the pronounciation, the syntax, the tenses, the homonyms, synonyms and acronyms all conspire to confound the student. Denis Norden, that doyen of English wordsmiths, one half of the BBC 4 programme My Word! with...

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77 new homes approved in Westminster regeneration

77 new homes approved in Westminster regeneration

Westminster City Council’s Major Applications committee has given approval for 77 new homes as part of the wider regeneration of Church Street. Over 35% of these new homes will provide a mixture of affordable homes, ‘intermediate’ homes for keyworkers and new Council homes for social rent. Delivery of these homes...

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