Felicity Buchan selected as Conservative candidate for Kensington

Felicity Buchan selected as Conservative candidate for Kensington

Felicity Buchan has been selected as the Conservative Party’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Kensington. After a vote by the members of Kensington, Chelsea and Fulham Conservative Association at a selection meeting on Thursday evening, Ms. Buchan has ousted the former Kensington Tory MP Victoria Boswick. Boswick failed to stand again after...

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Barclaycard presents British Summer Time 2019

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time 2019

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time in Hyde Park, kicks off tomorrow with Celine Dion as the first headliner on the main stage on Friday 5th July. She will be supported by ex-Steps member Claire Richards, who has just released a new album ‘My Wildest Dreams’. Other headliners of the event...

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Innervisions Festival

Innervisions Festival

Innervisions festival, held across London venues from Wednesday 3rd July, until Sunday 7th July, is back with a better line-up than ever. Venues will include the Roundhouse in Camden, Shepherds Bush Empire, Islington Assembly Hall, Earth in Hackney and London, Under the Bridge. With a stellar line-up of soul, funk...

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Drag World UK 2019

Drag World UK 2019

The 2019 DragWorld UK line-up is growing bigger by the day, with the newest addition being the cast of Westend show “Everybody’s Talking about Jamie”, who will be performing on the catwalk stage across the weekend. The event which will take place at Kensington Olympia on 17th-18th August 2019, is...

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Westminster primary schools wanted for volunteer reading programme  designed to help improve children’s literacy

Westminster primary schools wanted for volunteer reading programme designed to help improve children’s literacy

Programme launched to help schools support children who are at risk of not reaching the expected level for reading Literacy charity, Bookmark Reading, is looking to partner with Westminster primary schools that want help in providing reading support to children in years 1 to 3. Bookmark matches schools with vetted...

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The Music Man Project

The Music Man Project

David Stanley, a former Deputy Head teacher at a Performing Arts Specialist Secondary School and now director of the Music Man Project, was inspired after teaching his friend Tony, who has Downs Syndrome how to play ‘I am the Music Man’. In 2001 David started the Southend Mencap Music School,...

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Trade unions weigh in as ‘busker ban’ row deepens

Trade unions weigh in as ‘busker ban’ row deepens

  Trade unions have weighed in on plans to regulate busking in areas such as Kensington’s museum district, and Portobello Road market. The council said it received “1,136 complaints of anti-social busking” from residents and businesses in 2018, with many bemoaning performers repeating the same songs and occupying the same...

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Hammersmith Bridge could be closed for three years

Hammersmith Bridge could be closed for three years

Hammersmith Bridge could stay closed to vehicles for three years, as experts work to make it safe to drive on again. The bridge was closed “indefinitely” in April after a weekly check revealed damage that has been known about for years was much worse than authorities thought. A team of...

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Environmental tests for Grenfell ‘contamination’ take place after months of campaigning

Environmental tests for Grenfell ‘contamination’ take place after months of campaigning

Further environmental tests for possible contamination from the fall-out from the Grenfell Tower fire are being undertaken this month, just before the second anniversary of the disaster. They follow months of campaigning by residents for further tests following revelations by fire toxicology expert Professor Anna Stec, of chemicals which could...

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City Hall offers Hammersmith and Fulham £15 million for new council houses

City Hall offers Hammersmith and Fulham £15 million for new council houses

A huge redevelopment of the White City estate could be on the horizon as council chiefs discuss plans for new homes using £15 million from City Hall. Hammersmith and Fulham Council’s senior politicians met on Monday, June 3, to consider building “100-250 new homes” and said half could be let...

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