Comparative Lives of Architects

As a student, every architect soon discovers Sir Banister Fletcher’s History of Architecture on the Comparative Method. It is the nearest reference work we have to Gospel for the profession, and has been updated and revised continuously since its first publishing in 1896. University College London and the RIBA share...

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HIV scientists launch 23 million euro project to develop vaccine

A new 23 million euro initiative to accelerate the search for an effective HIV vaccine begins today.   Financed by the European Commission, the European AIDS Vaccine Initiative (EAVI2020) brings together leading HIV researchers from public organisations and biotech companies from across Europe, Australia, Canada, and the USA in a...

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La Pain Quotidien

Le Pain Quotidien recently celebrated its 25th birthday and the launch of its 25th venue, on the Fulham Road. Up till now, I had always seen Le Pain as the answer to Starbucks, a place where people  who actually wanted to enjoy their coffee and enjoy someone’s company could go,...

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Richard Burbidge Supports National Charity Exhibition

Charity, West London Action for Children will be hosting their annual Postcards Anon event from 1st – 5th November at Christie’s Auction House, South Kensington.   The charity exhibition will showcase a collection of original works of art, signed only on the back, so the artist remains anonymous until after...

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Over 35 people rescued from a fire in North Kensington

Dozens of people were rescued from a fire in North Kensington, on Saturday morning. Fire crews rescued two people from their balconies using ladders while the rest of the occupants were led to safety through the building. A total of 50 people were evacuated from the tower block on Appleford Road, with 16 people being taken to hospital as...

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London BELLOground! Brian Blessed teams up with TfL to sell Poppies

Brian Blessed joined other celebrities, such as Danny Dyer, Jo Brand, Stephen Fry, Arsene Wenger, and John Terry, is lending his voice to drum up support and donations to The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, on the 29th of October. The famous voices will play over the tannoys at busy...

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