Our second female PM

Our second female PM

We will soon have our nation’s second female Prime Minister. Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom are vying for the leadership of their party, with the leadership of our country soon to follow. Mrs May is the current favourite with 2/9, with Mrs Leadsom some way behind with 10/3. In the...

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All Change Please

All Change Please

Much maligned for their woeful record of delayed and cancelled services, Southern Railway have now been forced to implement an “emergency timetable”, cutting 341 trains.     Blaming a severe staff shortage due to the “high level of conductor sickness”, Southern say that their services have been “severely affected”. Many...

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‘Bremain areas’ experience post Brexit property price increase

‘Bremain areas’ experience post Brexit property price increase

During the referendum, Chancellor, George Osborne, warned that a vote to leave would trigger a sharp decrease in the value of UK properties. However, the areas which had the highest proportion of Remain votes have actually seen average prices increase £61,785 since 2011. According to research from online estate agents...

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TFL says King’s Road Crossrail station has “greater benefits”

TFL says King’s Road Crossrail station has “greater benefits”

Bringing a controversial Crossrail 2 station to the King’s Road would produce “greater benefits”, according to a report published by Transport for London (TfL).   The report, which outlines TfL’s response to the issues raised in the Autumn 2015 Crossrail 2 consultation, claims that a King’s Road station would be...

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7 Million motorists admit to lying to get cheaper insurance

7 Million motorists admit to lying to get cheaper insurance

Have you ever lied to a car insurance company in order to get a cheaper deal? Join the 7 million drivers who admit to having “altered facts”, despite knowing that it is illegal.   According to the latest findings by Kwik Fit Insurance Services, 92% of British drivers understand that...

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Its never too late to talk about aging

Its never too late to talk about aging

Throughout London families are avoiding the difficult conversations that are needed to help deal with an aging population – often until it is too late.   According to new research from Independent Age, the older people’s charity, two thirds of adults in London have never spoken about issues such as...

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Victoria Borwick MP raises awareness for heart valve check ups

Kensington MP, Victoria Borwick, showed her support for the charity, Heart Valve Voice, by having a cardiac specialist check her for heart disease.     Heart valve disease is a progressive condition usually associated with ageing, where the valves which help the organ to function become damaged through wear and...

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Petition to save historic Foyles store reaches 5,000 signatures

Petition to save historic Foyles store reaches 5,000 signatures

A petition of over 5,000 names demanding a halt to the demolition of 111-119 Charing Cross Road, Foyles’ former flagship bookshop, has been delivered to Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Greg Clark MP. Asking for a public inquiry into the proposed demolition, the petition, which was launched...

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Putin’s “Disneyland”

Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has reportedly approved plans to build a “Russian-style Disneyland” which will cost upwards of $4 billion. The new theme park, which will be built on the border of the Kaluga and Moscow regions has already been allocated 220 hectares of land by the Regional Governor Anatoly...

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Sadiq Khan: London must “take back control”

Sadiq Khan: London must “take back control”

When the capital voted in the recent referendum, it did so clearly in favour of remaining within the EU. Over 59% (2.26 million) of people in London’s 33 boroughs, including the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, voted against Brexit.   It is, therefore, unsurprising that Mayor of London, Sadiq...

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