Rise in modern slavery referrals in London

Rise in modern slavery referrals in London

The number of people from London identified as victims of modern slavery has risen by almost a fifth over the last year, according to new report by The Salvation Army. 774 people from London were referred to the charity’s specialist support service, an increase of 19 per cent from last...

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New fund to flood London with water fountains

New fund to flood London with water fountains

A new scheme to increase the number of public water fountains in London has been launched with funding of £5m amid efforts to cut down on single-use plastic waste. The fund, set up by Thames Water and the Mayor of London, aims to encourage people to refill rather than buy...

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Thousands of young Londoners caught dodging TV licence

Thousands of young Londoners caught dodging TV licence

More than 2,000 young people in London were caught watching live or catch-up TV without a licence over the last year, new figures have revealed. Statistics published by TV Licensing show 2,033 people aged 18 and 25 were caught in the capital, with inner London postcodes accounting for more than...

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Grenfell boxing club reopens under the Westway

Grenfell boxing club reopens under the Westway

A boxing club based in Grenfell Tower has reopened in a new, purpose-built location a year after the fire that claimed 72 lives. Dale Youth Amateur Boxing Club had been situated at the bottom of the tower for almost two decades before it was destroyed last June. The club has...

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Coffee cup recycling scheme to be expanded

Coffee cup recycling scheme to be expanded

London’s first coffee cup recycling scheme is to be expanded into new areas following a three-month trial in the West End. The scheme, called ‘Good to-go’, uses street sweeping vehicles to collect used coffee cups from the pavement and directly from members of the public. Dedicated recycling bins for coffee...

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London tourists threatened with tax

London tourists threatened with tax

Tourists may be required to pay tax on their accommodation under new proposals by Labour councillors in Westminster. The tourist tax would be levied on hotel bedrooms and Airbnb accommodation and the profits spent on facilities such as public toilets and parks, as well as policing illegal short-term lets. The...

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Grenfell film nominated for national award

Grenfell film nominated for national award

A short documentary about the Grenfell Tower fire made by Open University lecturer Dr David Scott has been shortlisted for a national film award. His film, titled Grenfell Tower and Social Murder, has been nominated for the Best Research Film of the Year category in the 2018 Research in Film...

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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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Fukushima Memorial Event Held in Kensington and Chelsea

Fukushima Memorial Event Held in Kensington and Chelsea

On July 25th Benihana on King’s Road hosted an event celebrating the one year anniversary of the official friendship between Chelsea and Kensington and Motomiya City. The purpose of the event was to mark the past and recognise the help the borough offered the area after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake....

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Overcoming Stress & Frustration with Buddhist monk, Gen Kelsang Gomchen

Overcoming Stress & Frustration with Buddhist monk, Gen Kelsang Gomchen

Kadampa Meditation Centre London (Kensington) September 5 – October 7 Stress, frustration and anger are common experiences in modern life. These painful states of mind can easily arise when we encounter challenging situations and difficult people. If anger is not recognized early on it becomes a poison that destroys our...

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