Deputy Mayor, Victoria Borwick, selected as Conservative MP for Kensington

A Conservative party spokesman has confirmed that Deputy Mayor Victoria Borwick is the Conservative MP candidate for Kensington. She will stand in the upcoming General Election in May. Borwick beat her strongest competition, Charlotte Vere and Shaun Bailey, with more than 50% of the votes in the first round. She will...

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Vladimir Ashkenazy and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa receive musical honours from HRH The Prince of Wales

HRH The Prince of Wales honoured a number of outstanding figures in international musical life on 12 March at the Royal College of Music’s Annual Awards ceremony.   These included renowned conductor and pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy and acclaimed lyric soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, who both received their Honorary Doctorate...

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Sustainable responsible and impact investing trends

The recent winner of the Unbiased.co.uk Responsible Investment Adviser of the Year 2014, John Ditchfield of Barchester Green, shares his thoughts on what lies ahead for sustainable and responsible investing.    The move towards a more sustainable investment industry continued during 2014 and we fully expect that 2015 will be...

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The ultimate barn find sold for £43,240

The last original Aston Martin DBS to come off the production line, which was found in a barn in Surrey, was sold for £43,240 by international auctioneers COYS at their Spring Classics auction in London on March 10th. The car shows signs of neglect from its long period of containment...

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Legal Highs: The new Lethal High

Legal highs have become the ‘new’ drug for younger people. They are easily accessible and easily purchased in central London shops and around the UK as well as online. Online drug barons market legal highs which are sold to anyone with a credit card and willing to lie about their...

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Back to Bach at the Royal College of Music

This month the Royal College of Music (RCM) presents some of J S Bach’s most celebrated chamber and choral works in a special week of music dedicated to the Baroque master. From 16-20 March some of the composer’s most glorious music will be explored by the superb musicians of the...

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Bridge causing troubled waters

A new £40 million pedestrian and cycle bridge across the Thames, between Pimlico and the Nine Elms Battersea Power Station area is one step closer to reality. Londoners are being consulted to help pick a favourite design from the dozens submitted. A total of 74 professional architectural teams submitted plans...

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Chelsea Society calls for Sutton reality check

The Chelsea Society has shocked campaigners battling to save the historic Sutton Estate from developers by refusing to back them. Campaigners and residents have been trying to prevent the demolition of this landmark of British social housing fielding a petition that has garnered 8000 signatures. The campaign, led by Ian...

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Nature and conservation activities on offer in Holland Park

Walks, talks and a chance to get hands-on experience of conservation work in Holland Park can all be found in this year’s Ecology Service events programme. There is plenty to do in the 55-acre park which includes semi-wild woodland, formal gardens and sports areas. Walks on offer cover a wide...

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Music Venue Trust to chair Mayor’s taskforce looking at the future of music venues in the capital

The Music Venue Trust is to chair the taskforce set up by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson to look at the steps the city can take to protect and secure its vital network of live music venues, it was announced today. The Mayor announced the creation of the capital’s...

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