Nothing sweet about Candy Holland Park development

A rare victory for local communities against large developers was won on Tuesday night when two Candy Brother’s development plans were rejected by the RBCK planning committee. The Candy brothers, famous for their multi-million developments, were seeking permission to redevelop Dukes Lodge at 80 Holland Park, and the present site of the...

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Bus strikes affect commuters

Transport for London (TfL) is warning bus passengers that their journeys will be significantly disrupted today (Tuesday 13 January) due to strike action. Around a third of the buses which normally operate at this time are currently running and bus customers are being encouraged to check before they travel at www.tfl.gov.uk/buses....

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Charlie Hebdo attacks spark biggest march in French history

Well over 3 million people across France are estimated to have marched over the weekend in response to French terror attacks that saw a total of 17 people killed across four locations last week. It marks the biggest rally in French history and marchers included not only ordinary French citizens...

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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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China deserves more patience

China has become a familiar word to roll off the tongues of the world. There is hardly a day that China is not mentioned in today’s media and has become part of our daily life, from iPhone to iMac, from clothing to tableware. Some people see it as a new...

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Benefit claimant with false identity sentenced to 18 months in prison

A man with two identities who falsely claimed more than £61,000 in Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the London Borough of Wandsworth was sentenced yesterday (Monday 5 January) at Isleworth Crown Court to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty...

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Classic cars come to London

  The London Classic Car Show, a spectacular new international exhibition is set to put the spotlight on hundreds of the world’s most iconic and desirable cars. Staged at the ExCeL exhibition centre from 8th -11th January it aims to bring a number of exciting new features to the traditional...

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February travel plans down the tubes

The battle between transport unions and government continues with the possibility of a new round of tube strikes in the offing. Union leaders have hinted at more strikes after London Underground published their timetable for closing over 250 ticket offices. Six stations are already set to lose manned ticket offices...

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London-wide diesel ban proposed.

London is likely to follow Paris with an outright ban on diesel cars according to experts. Campaigners have been warning about the health risks associated with diesel and Boris Johnson is already planning an increased congestion charge for all diesel cars and petrol cars made before 2006. Anne Hidalgo, the...

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Remembering extraordinary courage

A memorial has been unveiled to Lieutenant Frank De Pass, a Westminster local in his youth and the first soldier from the Indian army, as well as first Jewish soldier, to receive the Victoria Cross. His story is an incredible one. On November 24th 1914 Lieutenant De Pass went over...

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