Localism brings more power to Westminster residents

In 2011 the Government passed the Localism Act, which amongst other things, laid down the foundations for, what they called ‘community empowerment’ and more local control over planning. Three years later and Westminster City Council has fully embraced the government diktat. A staggering 75% of land in the area has...

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‘Look before you book’ your christmas meal

‘Look before you book’ your christmas meal

If you’re planning that special Christmas meal with work colleagues, friends or family the Food Standards Agency would like to remind you to ‘look before you book’. Christmas is a time to enjoy good company and good food without worrying about food poisoning. But the truth is, you can’t tell...

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SILVER VILLAGES TO COMBAT ISOLATION IN SENIORS

A new initiative that sees membership-based village communities for the over sixties is launching in Kensington and is aiming to combat isolation and a lack of quality social services support, and to empower seniors to live independent, confident lives, including those suffering from Dementia. With 50% of all people over...

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Volunteer for the Poppy appeal

This year, the centenary of the First World War, the need for volunteers for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal is more vital than ever. The Appeal is looking for more people to help them raise money and remember. The Royal British Legion says it takes 350,000 volunteers and staff...

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7.5 meter high First World War sculpture unveiled in Trafalgar Square

The Royal British Legion invites the public to pay tribute to all those who fell in the First World War and to visit the Every Man Remembered sculpture in Trafalgar Square   Today, Friday 7 November, The Royal British Legion unveiled the Every Man Remembered sculpture, in Trafalgar Square, London....

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Digital taxi top advertising grows support for Movember

Digital taxi top advertising grows support for Movember

The Movember Foundation, the organisation committed to raising funds and awareness of men’s health issues, is working with BrightMove Media as a strategic media outlet for its 2014 Movember campaign. The campaign encourages men to grow a moustache for the 30 days of November to increase awareness and to raise vital funds for its...

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Living Dangerously: An evening with Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Sir Ranulph Twisleton – Wykeham – Fiennes delivered a lecture entitled ‘ Living Dangerously ‘ in aid of the Urology Foundation at the Royal Geographical Society on September 15th.   Sir Ranulph has spent his life as an explorer, a distinguished leader of expeditions, lives dangerously and has taken human...

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Royal Borough targets loan sharks

The scourge of illegal money lending and the problems associated with it was targeted by Royal Borough Trading Standards officers during National Consumer Week. Trading Standards officers have been working with England Illegal Money Lending Team (IML) to tackle illegal money lenders in the borough. Also known as loan sharks,...

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Battersea bar has drinks licence suspended amid crime concerns

A Battersea bar and restaurant has had its drinks licence temporarily suspended amid concerns about criminal behaviour and public safety. Councillors on Wandsworth’s licensing sub-committee agreed to a Met Police request for a suspension of the premises licence held by the owners of the Leilani bar and restaurant in Lavender...

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Remember, remember no asbestos this November

You might be forgiven for thinking a warning about asbestos is a bit redundant by now, we knew the dangers by the start of the 1970’s. How many builders are going to come rushing onto site to show their foreman this article, only for him to shake his head and...

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