The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry team up to to eliminate mental health stigma

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry launched their new campaign on May 16th to end stigma around mental health. The Heads Together campaign will see them working in partnership with inspiring charities to change the national conversation on mental wellbeing. Their Royal Highnesses have expressed their enthusiasm...

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Historic 137-year old Cheyne Walk fountain brought back to life

Transport for London (TfL), in collaboration with Kensington and Chelsea council, today officially re-opened the 137 year old Cheyne Walk drinking fountain – located in close proximity of Chelsea Old Church –  after a complete restoration to bring it back to full working order. The stone fountain by Chelsea Embankment...

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Spa to You

London Hilton Hotel on Park Lane is home to Spa to You, an ‘oasis of relaxation’ in the heart of Mayfair. The steps down to the Spa (situated on the lower ground of the hotel) lead to an intimate and personal space. It is clear that a great deal of...

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The Curzon Soho under threat from Crossrail 2

The Curzon Soho, one of London’s flagship arthouse cinemas, may be knocked down to make way for a Crossrail 2 development. The Shaftesbury Avenue venue was once named the best cinema in London by readers of the magazine Time Out, but its reign looks to be cut short as it...

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Kensington and Chelsea Council fail to buy single house, in or out of borough, with £10 million

  The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has yet to purchase a single new property for use as Temporary Accommodation with the £10 million it set aside in July 2015 for that purpose, an Freedom of Information request has revealed. In a press release from the 17th of July...

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Hot cup of goodwill: Donate a cup of coffee for London’s homeless

A café has set up a kind-hearted initiative whereby customers are able to buy a discounted cup of coffee and donate it to a homeless person. Black Sheep Coffee, which has branches in Fitzrovia and Aldgate, has set up the scheme to help local homeless people who cannot afford to...

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Big Ben to be stopped

Big Ben will be switched off for four months for repairs. The clock’s hands, mechanism and pendulum as well as the tower are in need of refurbishment to prevent ‘reputational damage’, the BBC reported. A report from the Commons Finance Committee said problems that had been identified with the tower...

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New dementia-friendly ward at St Mary’s Hospital expands care program

A new ward specially designed to support dementia patients has been opened at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, part of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. It’s one of a programme of developments to improve care and support for patients with dementia, their carer’s and families. Hospitals can be particularly disorientating...

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Kensington Resident Meets ‘Great Expectations’ for DLD’s Opening Show

DLD College London held its first production in its stunning new atrium on Tuesday and Wednesday (8 and 9 December). Kensington resident and DLD College London student Guillermo Chacártegui took centre stage for the colleges version of Great Expectations. Guillermo took up the challenge of portraying lead character Mr Jaggers,...

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Londoners less happy and more anxious than rest of Brits

On the 23rd of September the Office of National Statistics (ONS) released data on the overall personal wellbeing of the country. Londoners continue to report lower than average wellbeing rates than the rest of the UK, but wellbeing in the capital has improved since 2012. The ONS asked people about...

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