Fuller’s hand-drawn map for all of London

Fuller’s hand-drawn map for all of London

  British Artist, Gareth John Wood, aka ‘Fuller,’ has meticulously hand drawn a map of London presenting the capital as a chaotic, pulsating, ever-changing city of landmarks.   Copies of the map entitled, London Town have been acquired by The Museum of London and the British Library for the nation....

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Why are London Schools so good?

The success stories of London’s schools are now being shared widely – but what is the secret to the capital’s school’s sudden and dramatic improvement in fortunes?   London is a city synonymous with success. But 14 years ago, it appeared grim for poorer London schoolchildren. The inner city schools...

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Builders Merchants’ Federation supports “build up” London

In a recent consultation, the Builders Merchants’ Federation (BMF) say that they support plans to “build up” London in order to reduce the pressure to “build out” onto the Green Belt.   The BMF claim that new-build housing cannot provide enough homes to overcome today’s housing crisis and that adding...

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Digital for Londoners

  Towards the end of November, I was late to a meeting of FISP at the Army and Navy Club in Pall Mall. I had been an invited member, or ‘guru’ as we were known by, by this august group of technologists with over 500 years of industry wide experience...

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Greenpeace scaling London’s “dirty air” problem

On Monday two Greenpeace activists climbed up Nelson’s column, which sits 52 meters above Trafalgar Square, to put a face mask on the statue of Admiral Lord Nelson.   Other statues throughout London were targeted including; Winston Churchill in Parliament Square, Queen Victoria opposite Buckingham Palace and Eros at Piccadilly...

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Get on your bike to support mental health charities

On Saturday 25 April anyone with a bicycle can peddle through the borough’s streets to raise money for local mental health charities. Organised by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the Kensington and Chelsea Foundation, the event is open to anyone who can ride a bike and starts...

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Spring Fever

What a whacky few weeks lie ahead. The first day of March officially signals the start of spring. The name comes from the Latin Martius after Mars, the Roman God of War and seems sinisterly pertinent at the time of writing. The 14th is the pivotal ‘Save A Spider’ day...

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Council cuts carbon emissions

The Council has reduced its carbon emissions, saving £2m to date and meaning good news for the environment and front line services. In 2008 the Council adopted a Climate Change Strategy and set a target to reduce carbon emissions by 40 per cent by 2020, with an interim target of...

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