Where’s the bear? Celebrities decorate Paddington

The Paddington Bear Trail launches this month with 50 bears to find in London as part of a collaboration between StudioCanal, the NSPCC and VisitLondon.com ahead of the release of Paddington the movie on 28th November. From now until the end of December you will be able to follow in...

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Cancer cells can evolve to become drug-resistant

  In October Professor Mel Greaves, Director of the Institute of Cancer Research’s Centre for Evolution and Cancer, gave the prestigious Systematics Association Julian Huxley public lecture at The Linnean Society on Piccadilly (in the Borough of Westminster). This famous venue is where Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection...

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Genetic testing could improve breast cancer prevention

Genetic testing could improve breast cancer prevention

Screening women for a wide range of known genetic risk factors could improve strategies for breast cancer prevention, a new analysis shows. Scientists used mathematical models to show that analysing genetic data, alongside a range of other risk factors, could substantially improve the ability to flag up women at highest...

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Southbank Centre announces its 2015 festival programme

  Southbank Centre has announced today its festival programme and artistic highlights in 2015, including a major new festival, Changing Britain 1945–2015. This is just one of 14 festivals curated by Southbank Centre next year, which bring together thousands of artists, partners, communities and audiences to contribute, create and learn,...

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Man attempts to show off £300,000 super car and sets it on fire in Knightsbridge

A driver in Knightsbridge has caused a comic stir after an attempt to show off his expensive luxury vehicle tremendously backfired a day before Guy Fawkes Night. The Lamborghini Aventador in question is worth around £300,000 and was attracting a small crowd of admirers until its owner pushed things too...

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Mayor to meet communities from Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham at City Hall

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson will be meeting with people living and working in Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham at a City Hall reception on Tuesday 18th November. The talks will take place between 6pm – 8pm (arrival from 5pm.) The event is cited as an...

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First Kensington Christmas Book Fair to be held at Kensington Town Hall

First Kensington Christmas Book Fair to be held at Kensington Town Hall

It’s Christmas and you are stumped for gift ideas. You want to give not just a present but the right present. Perhaps the adventurous chef in the family might appreciate an old handwritten recipe book; for a musician what about a letter written by a famous composer? For a grandchild, you might...

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Eddie Izzard condemns Sutton Estate developers

Comedian Eddie Izzard, who plans to run for Mayor of London in 2020, has launched himself into the debate on social housing by supporting the Save Sutton Estate campaign in Chelsea. Campaigners, including tenants and local residents, are opposing the housing association Affinity Sutton’s plans to redevelop the estate, located...

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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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