Breast Cancer Haven: Helping people through the toughest times

Breast Cancer Haven: Helping people through the toughest times

Breast Cancer Haven is a national charity that provides free counselling and therapies to help put people’s lives back together after they’ve been turned upside down by breast cancer. Visitors to our centres (located in London, Hereford, Leeds, Solihull, Wessex (Fareham) and Worcester) meet with one of our clinical team...

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Richmond Christmas Day Dinner makes memories for young care leavers

Richmond Christmas Day Dinner makes memories for young care leavers

  The Richmond Christmas Day Dinner is fundraising to create an unforgettable Christmas for young care leavers. The volunteer-run event creates memorable experiences for young people between 18 – 25 who have been through the care system. The project was initiated by nurse and Twickenham resident Sian Thomas in 2017...

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Life-size herd of bronze elephants to be unveiled at Marble Arch

Life-size herd of bronze elephants to be unveiled at Marble Arch

On 4th December a herd of 21 elephants will begin to march down Marble Arch. That they are bronze and immobile is hardly the point. The sculpture is the largest such depiction of an elephant herd in the world and is intended to draw attention to the plight of this species...

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Lecturers at London Universities taking strike action

Lecturers at London Universities taking strike action

Lecturers and staff at many of London’s Universities have been on strike from the 25th and will stay out until the 4th December in a wide-ranging industrial dispute. At issue, the Universities and Colleges Union (UCU) says, are questions of pay, including academia’s 15% gender pay gap, and workload for...

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Adventurer fighting to reach Chile with carbon neutral transport

Adventurer fighting to reach Chile with carbon neutral transport

Adventure filmmaker James Levelle is on the final stage of his quest to travel the 7000 miles from London to Chile’s capital of Santiago by 2nd December.  Levelle was attempting to carry messages of support for climate action to the UN’s COP25 Climate Summit in Santiago. However, while half way...

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Opera Holland Park Christmas Concert

Opera Holland Park Christmas Concert

Saturday 7 December, 7:30pm St Columba’s Church, Pont Street, London SW1X 0BD Toast the festive season with Opera Holland Park in an evening of sacred and seasonal music at St Columba’s Church, Knightsbridge. Hosted by television and radio presenter Penny Smith, this atmospheric concert will feature a selection of much-loved...

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Discover a World of Possibilities at the Language Centre, SOAS University of London

Discover a World of Possibilities at the Language Centre, SOAS University of London

In the global village in which we live, the achievement of basic functional competence in a key world language is recognised as being a great asset. SOAS University of London, a centre of excellence in language study for over a century, offers classes in an unrivalled variety of world languages...

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New ‘vertical farm’ opened in Paddington

New ‘vertical farm’ opened in Paddington

Square Mile Farms has opened its first vertical farm in the UK at the Paddington Central development in West London. Square Mile Farms grow crops ‘hydroponically’ meaning they are grown inside in nutrient-rich water and using artificial light. The farm will grow crops such as kale, fennel and basil for...

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Thames boat trips to double

Thames boat trips to double

Transport for London has unveiled plans to double the number of trips on their Thames river boat network to 20 million by 2035. The plans, announced on 6th November, are aimed to handle this increase in volume in a ‘safe and sustainable’ manner for closer collaboration between Transport for London, the...

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Cinderella Switched on the Lights of Hammersmith 

Cinderella Switched on the Lights of Hammersmith 

Timmika Ramsay, who will play Cinderella in the upcoming Pantomime at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, turned on the Hammersmith Business Improvement District (BID) Christmas lights in Lyric Square, Hammersmith last night, Wednesday 13 November. The Mayor of Hammersmith & Fulham, Councillor Daryl Brown, joined Ramsay on stage.   The “switch...

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