Westminster mother fights ‘social cleansing’

A mother of five is taking Westminster City Council to the Supreme Court in what her lawyers are calling a ‘landmark case’ that could prevent councils from freely moving housing applicants out of the area. Titina Nzolamesois is currently homeless after losing her Court of Appeal battle against being rehoused...

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Two die, six hurt, in Knightsbridge balcony collapse

Two men have died after a balcony collapsed on Cadogan Square in Knightsbridge. The two men, who have not yet been named, are thought to be removal men who were working at the address. The first-floor balcony is thought to have been connected to property number 37, a five-storey terraced...

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Who can afford to be an intern?

Working an internship in London costs interns, on average, nearly £1000 a month. According to education charity, The Sutton Trust analysis of government data, 31% of all interns, or around 22,000 people, are unpaid. Unpaid internships can cost an individual £804 a month in Manchester and £926 a month in...

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Ocado joins John Lewis at new Park Royal warehouses

Ocado, the world’s largest dedicated online grocery supermarket, is set to move into Segro’s new warehouse in Park Royal. Ocado will join John Lewis and Mash Purveyors, who distribute fruit and vegetables to London hotels and restaurants, when it moves into the 68,393 sq ft unit on a 15-year lease....

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Children let down by mental health services

There are serious problems with children’s and adolescents’ mental health services, according to a review from the Health Committee. Disturbing findings include the fact that a shortage of beds results in children and young people being sent to distant parts of the country and even, at times, waiting in prison...

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Thames Water counters basement flooding

Seven years after heavy rainfall, in July 2007, caused widespread basement flooding in Kensington and Chelsea, and, with many homes still at risk, Thames Water are putting plans in place to prevent any repetition. The parts of the borough that were affected were located in the the ‘catchment area’ of...

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Stay healthy during the holidays

Less sleep, more drinks and fatty foods along with the added stress of the holiday season can make it difficult to stay fit and well as winter approaches. So how can you stay healthy in the run-up to Christmas and beyond? Yes, it’s cold outside – so get moving! One...

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Keeping investment market falls in perspective

Keeping investment market falls in perspective

Companies around the world compete for access to investors’ capital against other investment options. Higher risk (as perceived by investors) companies have a higher cost of capital because investors demand higher returns as compensation against the potential for permanent loss of capital. Lower risk companies have a lower cost of...

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‘Gardens in the sky’ about to fall

‘Gardens in the sky’ about to fall

Council Estate Chesterton Square and Broadwood Terrace, considered by many to be an exemplary British social housing development, is now facing demolition. Despite bordering busy Warwick Road, the flower lined estate, is an oasis of calm and a far cry from the usual “brutalist” estates of the 1970s. In an...

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Increase in Fire Brigade response time

London is officially a more dangerous place to live in than a year ago according to Fire Brigade figures. Following the cuts ordered by City Hall, Fire engine response times have been increasing. Labour’s London Assembly, an elected watchdog that examines the mayor’s effectiveness, has revealed 371 of London’s 649...

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