Dismay at threatened closure of South Kensington Post Office

Dismay at threatened closure of South Kensington Post Office

Residents of South Kensington are dismayed at the threat to close their local Post Office within yards of the tube station. Used by pensioners, patients from the Royal Marsden and Royal Brompton Hospitals, Imperial College students and customers of local shops, this Post Office also provides a vital service to travellers...

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Fear of youngsters turning to gangs as three youth centres set to close

Westminster Council is facing criticism following the closure of three of the borough’s youth centres, with some fearing that youngsters will turn to gangs following their closure. Maida Vale Councillor, Rita Begum, speaking to West End Extra said: “It is a disgrace that Westminster Conservatives have allowed the Youth Service...

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Restoration of Grade II listed Chiswick Bridge enters the final stage

  Work to fully strengthen and refurbish the Grade II listed Chiswick Bridge, restoring the 80 year old structure, will be delivered by May 2015, with the major work completed in time for this year’s annual Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, Transport for London (TfL) confirmed today. The bridge, which...

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Latest Council property sell-off will put ‘unbearable’ strain on local hospitals

Residents asked to act now to save provision for Dementia patients. Local NHS services are set to be stretched to breaking point by RBKC Council’s apparent eagerness to sell off a prime Chelsea property with 56 nursing home beds. Though the Council are proposing to build more ‘Extra care housing’ (flats for the...

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Plans to axe heart surgery unit at Royal Brompton Hospital are “flawed and unlawful”

The Royal Brompton Hospital branded the proposals to shut down the children’s heart surgery unit at the hospital as “shot through with legal error” as it sought a judicial review to challenge the closure of the department. It is the first time an NHS organization has taken the health service...

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