Formula E

Just when we were getting used to the idea of electric sports cars, the FIA gives us an all-electric grand prix. For many, the sounds and smells in a race are an important part of the experience. But a significant detail of the electric car is that it has no...

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Mass rally in Westminster a wake-up call to politicians on nature

Nature and wildlife-lovers marched to the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday 9th December, to send a message to politicians in Westminster and get them to take nature seriously. Hundreds of people from across the country joined the Rally for Nature, which saw them march to Parliament and challenge MPs from...

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Tis the season to be jolly – Harrods estates Chelsea office hosts Christmas Carols

The Harrods Estates Chelsea Office got into the Christmas spirit and gave support to the local community with a Christmas Carol event on Tuesday 9th December, in partnership with Servite RC Primary School.   Local residents, parents and passers by were welcomed to enjoy a festive afternoon of carols, performed...

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Here We Go Again, The Annual World Chess Championship

The World Championship for supreme chess master is upon us again and Sochi in Russia sees the tables reversed from last year’s challenger and champion with Anand now challenging Carlsen, a year in as chess supremo. Since my review of the last World Championship, in which I questioned the wisdom...

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Crossword November 2014

Crossword November 2014

Challenge yourself with our devious cryptic crossword.

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People power, the Chelsea Curzon and its Trafalgar

  “It was real people power!” was the veteran objector’s (VO) exultant response immediately after the three-hour Kensington & Chelsea Planning Committee meeting on October 21st. With some 250 other members of the public he’d just witnessed the unexpected rejection of the Cadogan Estate’s application to demolish and redevelop the...

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Is good health the end of the world?

  While walking recently through the narrow streets of medieval Ludlow in the Welsh Marches, my nostalgic eye was caught by an old-fashioned sweet shop, with every kind of colourful bon-bon on offer, all attractively housed in traditional large glass jars on shelves lining the walls. Being of a curious...

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Mental and physical health services equal by 2020

Mental and physical health services will be given equal priority by 2020 according to a new government policy announced by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. The five-year plan sets new standards for mental health services including implementing maximum waiting times and will use a £40 million funding boost to kick-start...

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New tube from Kennington to Battersea

A proposal to extend the Northern Line Extension (NLE) from Kennington to Battersea has been approved by Patrick McLoughlin, Secretary of State for Transport. Work on the NLE will begin in Spring 2015 with construction set to finish and open to the public by 2020. The extension will comprise of...

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Selfcheckout Supernova

Noel Gallagher, formerly of Britpop titans Oasis, ended a 23-year writer’s block this month thanks to a Maida Vale experience. Gallagher was struck by a sudden inspiration which enabled him to complete a half-finished song that had been tormenting him for over two decades. The flash of inspiration came, not...

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