Bill Gates misses Intelligence

Recently in conversation on Reddit, Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and the world’s richest man was asked what he would have got into if Microsoft hadn’t worked out. “I would probably be a researcher on AI,” Gates said, “When I started Microsoft I was worried I would miss the chance...

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Playtime’s Over, RBKC outsource childcare services

Working parents may have to leave their jobs as Kensington and Chelsea council have voted to outsource important play services. Parents who use the council funded afterschool and holiday childcare services, aimed at four to seven year olds, are voicing their anger after Conservative councillors passed the vote at a...

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Friday and Monday Bus Strikes Called Off

Unite, the transport union, has announced that the two days of bus strikes that were scheduled for Friday and Monday have been called off. Calling its postponement, “a gesture of goodwill,” the union has restarted talks with bus operators in order to settle the pay disparities that London’s 18 different bus employers offer. “The ball is...

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New set of Tube strikes announced

A new set of strikes for London bus drivers has been planned for Friday 13th and Monday 16th of February. If the first 24 hour strike, organised by the Unite union, goes ahead buses across London will be disrupted from around 4:00am on Friday 13th until Saturday morning. Buses running...

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BFI London film festival announce 2015 dates and opens for film submissions

The BFI London Film Festival announced on Sunday 9th January  that its 59th edition will run from 7-18 October 2015 at venues across the UK capital, in addition, submissions for both Feature and Short Film have also opened. Under the leadership of BFI’s Head of Cinemas and Festivals, Clare Stewart,...

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Creeping Cancer

The funny thing about cancer is that it is not always painful. I laughed, joked and chatted my way through life for more than two years; normal behaviour for a sixty-something-year-old married man in London. I was unaware that something was steadily growing inside me, eventually developing to resemble, “a...

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Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster rake in a combined £117.1 million in parking charges

As West London boroughs rake in almost a quarter of a billion pounds a year from car parking, with the Royal Borough alone taking £47 million, of higher than the parking revenues from Manchester, Nottingham and Birmingham combined. Government figures have shown that this is an increasing trend with the...

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Borough’s 24-Hour Casino Plans, “not legal”

A plan to build a casino on Cromwell Road has met with immediate local resistance. LRG Acquisitions Ltd., who own the Cromwell Road Holiday Inn, are seeking planning permission to construct a new two storey building adjacent to the hotel, which will be prospectively leased to Gentings Casinos as the...

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Green light for cycle superhighway

London Mayor Boris Johnson has given the green light to build an east-west segregated cycle lane between Hyde Park and Tower Hill. The “Crossrail for bikes” routes were announced in September 2014 but were met with criticism over their potential impact on pedestrians and increased congestion for motor vehicles due...

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Kate Middleton formally opens Aldridge Academy

On 19 January the Duchess of Cambridge officially opened the new Kensington Aldridge Academy and Kensington Leisure Centre. The new academy and leisure centre stand on the site of the former Kensington Leisure Centre where, during their time at Wetherby School, both Their Royal Highnesses The Duke of Cambridge and...

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