Smiley’s Files: Declassified MI5 files at the National Archives

Smiley’s Files: Declassified MI5 files at the National Archives

Looking through declassified MI5 files in the National Archives at Kew doesn’t feel a million miles away from being in a spy drama yourself. Whilst looking through the vast array of microfilm at a (potentially literal) murderer’s row of informants, targets and infiltrations, it feels almost perverse to not be...

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Saving the future through preserving the past: An interview with SAS’s Thomas Forrester.

Saving the future through preserving the past: An interview with SAS’s Thomas Forrester.

Whilst the number of ‘celebrity auctioneers’ can probably be counted on the fingers of one hand, Special Auction Services director Thomas Forrester can certainly be counted as a member of that exclusive club. Known to the public for his regular TV appearances including BBC One’s Bargain Hunt; the veteran auctioneer...

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WAES to create

WAES to create

Christmas is coming! Yes, we’re sorry, but we’ve said it now. It can be a costly business, and if you find choosing gifts for people challenging, then why not make your own amazing personalised masterpieces? They’re sure to impress your loved ones, and they could save you lots of money,...

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It is never too late to learn

It is never too late to learn

The start of the school and university term is well underway, so you may feel like the opportunity to join a course has passed. Luckily that’s not the case at Westminster Adult Education Service (WAES). Now the kids are safely in class, you have the time to think about what...

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Could you afford to become the Joker?

Could you afford to become the Joker?

Could you afford to become the Joker?  Supervillainy is a thankless task but someone has got to do it. Joaquin Phoenix is the latest actor to take a stab at portraying the Joker, in a film that depicted an oppressed society ruled by classism. Which, after a long, hard slog...

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Primary schools disappearing in central London

Primary schools disappearing in central London

Primary schools in central London are shrinking while some have closed down, because families are abandoning the capital and having fewer children. A new report by Westminster Council shows a total of 9,662 children had their first day at a new primary school this month, compared with 10,073 in 2018. The...

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Consultation announced into new ward boundaries for Westminster council

Consultation announced into new ward boundaries for Westminster council

The Local Boundary Commission for England on 1st October launched a consultation into potential changes to the boundaries for 17 council wards in the city of Westminster. The consultation will last until 9th December and is open for Westminster residents to express their opinions on wards including their boundaries and...

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Cleveland Clinic London Celebrates Important Milestone with ‘Topping Out’ Ceremony

Cleveland Clinic London Celebrates Important Milestone with ‘Topping Out’ Ceremony

Latest building milestone achieved in the development of Cleveland Clinic’s 185-bed UK hospital Cleveland Clinic London is pleased to announce a major milestone in the construction of its hospital at 33 Grosvenor Place, when the final external piece of the eight-story, 324,000-square-foot building will be put into place today. The...

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