Westminster primary schools wanted for volunteer reading programme  designed to help improve children’s literacy

Westminster primary schools wanted for volunteer reading programme designed to help improve children’s literacy

Programme launched to help schools support children who are at risk of not reaching the expected level for reading Literacy charity, Bookmark Reading, is looking to partner with Westminster primary schools that want help in providing reading support to children in years 1 to 3. Bookmark matches schools with vetted...

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Early years minister visits Busy Bees nursery

Early years minister visits Busy Bees nursery

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families Nadhim Zahawi MP visited local nursery Busy Bees Westminster to discuss important challenges affected the early years sector with staff. During the tour, Mr Zahawi witnessed how the Busy Bees children are encouraged to learn through play activities. These included bespoke learning...

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Grant windfall to support homeless people in Westminster through cycling

Grant windfall to support homeless people in Westminster through cycling

Cyclists at a homeless hostel in Westminster have been awarded a £13,000 grant to continue their cycling club for another three years. Cycling has been directly linked to improving mental as well as physical health and this windfall will allow residents at the Queen Mary homeless hostel to cycle around...

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Concert in Westminster: Cantus Ensemble, 10th March

Concert in Westminster: Cantus Ensemble, 10th March

Join The Cantus Ensemble for its Spring concert of ethereal and exquisite choral works. Featuring Britten’s Hymn to St Cecilia and Rejoice in the Lamb, MacMillan’s Strathclyde Motets and Poulenc’s Quatre motets pour un temps de pénitence, this is not a concert to miss. ​ Tickets: £15/£10 Date: 10th March 2018 Time: 7.30pm Location: Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street 114 Mount St, Mayfair, London W1K 3AH...

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Woman in Westminster: Elizabeth Crowther-Hunt, Chief Executive of Westminster Business Council

Woman in Westminster: Elizabeth Crowther-Hunt, Chief Executive of Westminster Business Council

There are approximately 50,000 Westminster-based businesses that contribute £55.7 billion to the UK economy, more than the City and Canary Wharf combined. A staggering figure, particularly in an age of heightened uncertainty caused by Brexit and ongoing terror threats. Supporting such businesses is no easy feat, and it is a...

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Book now for ‘Unlock Parliament’ – a new and immersive experience

Book now for ‘Unlock Parliament’ – a new and immersive experience

Have you ever wanted to make your own laws? You can over the festive season on this unique and challenging experience inside the Houses of Parliament.  The mysterious ‘Agent N’ will set you a series of puzzles and other clues (including some via video link). Your objective is to move...

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All smiles and cheers at this year’s ActiveWestminster Awards

All smiles and cheers at this year’s ActiveWestminster Awards

The ActiveWestminster Awards were celebrated in fine fashion this year. Held at the Lords, the Home of Cricket, the ground proved to be a fitting venue for the wide array of talent that was on display. Entering into the reception area, guests were greeted with the sweet euphony of Mariah...

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Breathe Easy Week: Westminster campaigns for cleaner air

Breathe Easy Week: Westminster campaigns for cleaner air

This Breathe Easy Week 12-18 June, the British Lung Foundation’s (BLF) local lung health support group, Breathe Easy Westminster will be campaigning for cleaner air. The week coincides with National Clean Air Day, 15 June. Westminster is one of the most polluted boroughs in London, with some roads, such as Oxford Street and the Strand,...

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Guinness World Record broken at Vitality Westminster Mile

Guinness World Record broken at Vitality Westminster Mile

The largest number of people ever completed the Vitality Westminster Mile, with 5,980 participants finishing the distance. The day also saw a Guinness World Record broken and Lord Sebastian Coe take part in the Olympian Wave. Ellie Awford and Mike Krotosky broke the Guinness World Record by running and completing...

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Local children perform at Pullen Day Centre for Easter

Local children perform at Pullen Day Centre for Easter

Westminster residents young and old came together to celebrate Easter, at a celebration of community and kindness organised with Share The Miracle Campaign. Pupils from the St Barnabas CE Primary School performed a medley of songs and hymns to those attending the Pullen Day Centre in Pimlico and then gave...

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