Man charged in Beigel Bake family double murder

Man charged in Beigel Bake family double murder

A man has been charged for the murder of his mother and sister in North London. Joshua Cohen, 27, allegedly stabbed his mother Leah Cohen, 66, and his sister Hannah Cohen, 33, to death at their home in Golders Green. The family are owners of East London institution Beigel Bake,...

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RBKC announces Grenfell re-homing policy

RBKC announces Grenfell re-homing policy

RBKC council has issued its re-housing policy statement for residents affected by the Grenfell fire. Grenfell residents have been sent a letter outlining the re-housing plan and have been invited to accept or reject the councils offer. The re-homing process is ongoing and the council has pledged to rehouse all...

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Prudential RideLondon on July 30 – Event, traffic and travel information

Prudential RideLondon on July 30 – Event, traffic and travel information

The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic takes place on Sunday 30 July. Now building up to its 6th edition, it has become the UK’s premier one-day race. First run in 2011 as a test event for the London 2012 Olympics road race the following year, the inaugural edition was won by Mark...

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Grenfell Tower exterior to be covered within next three weeks

Grenfell Tower exterior to be covered within next three weeks

An operation to cover the burned-out shell of Grenfell Tower will begin in the next three weeks and is likely to take until mid-autumn due to the extensive damage of the fire.  Michael Lockwood, who is in charge of site recovery, told local residents in a meeting on Wednesday 26 July...

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Britain to ban sale of all diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040

Britain to ban sale of all diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040

Only fully electric cars and vans will be sold in the UK from 2040, the Government has announced in a plan published by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra). The plan will not affect hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles; only new cars and vans with conventional petrol...

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Independent Grenfell taskforce announced

Independent Grenfell taskforce announced

A new taskforce that will head up the recovery from the Grenfell Tower disaster has been announced today, 26th July. The independent Grenfell Recovery Taskforce will take over from Gold Command, which spearheaded the initial emergency recovery operations. Working alongside RBKC council, the new team will move on to longer-term...

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From Pillar to Post: The walking tour that reveals London’s postal history

From Pillar to Post: The walking tour that reveals London’s postal history

Train geeks rejoice! The Mail Rail; a subterranean network of automated trains stretching from Paddington to Whitechapel which kept the Capital’s communication network flowing for over 75 years, is set to open to the public on July 27. The Postal Museum have resurrected a section of track so that you...

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State pension age rise brought forward by Government

State pension age rise brought forward by Government

The Government has announced plans to extend the retirement age to 68, leaving six million workers having to work an extra year before retiring, following a change in the State Pension Age. The pension age was due to rise by a year from the current age of 67, in 2044....

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UK government to take new measures following series of acid attacks

UK government to take new measures following series of acid attacks

The UK government seeks tougher punishments following a recent spate of acid attacks in London, announced home secretary Amber Rudd on Sunday 16 July. The problem with acid attacks was emphasised on the night of Thursday 13 July, when five people were assaulted in north and east London in less...

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‘happily’ is the new dating agency for adults with learning disabilities and autism in London

‘happily’ is the new dating agency for adults with learning disabilities and autism in London

Sister and charity worker, Helena Reed has launched happily Community Interest Company (CIC), a not-for-profit friendship and dating agency for adults with learning disabilities and autism in London. The idea of happily was born from Helena’s first-hand experience of helping her younger sister who has learning disabilities to find love and friendship. Having exhausted their...

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