‘Hidden London’ at the London Transport Museum

‘Hidden London’ at the London Transport Museum

Step into the Hidden London exhibition at the London Transport Museum, and it’s hard to tell at first if you’re even supposed to be there. Construction barriers cover parts of the walls, and most of the light comes from work lamps strung up with exposed wires. Dusty tools rest on...

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Westminster council rejects ‘controversial’ Holocaust memorial

A National Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre proposed for a site next to the Houses of Parliament contravenes planning rules on size, design and location, Westminster City Council has said. The council fully supports the principle of a memorial and learning centre in central London, however the local authority’s planning committee...

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Traffic Watch: Upcoming London home football

Traffic Watch: Upcoming London home football

MEN’S GAMES March 14 Fulham v Cardiff City, 19:45 QPR v Barnsley, 15:00 March 15 Tottenham v Man Utd, 16:30 March 20 Tottenham v West Ham Utd, 20:00 March 21  Chelsea v Man City, 12:30 QPR v Fulham, 12:30 March 25 Fulham v Sheffield Wednesday, 15:00 April 4 Arsenal v...

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No food shortages, Government states

No food shortages, Government states

The government is “confident” food supplies will not run out amid concerns that coronavirus will cause people to panic-buy, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said. Hancock told BBC Question Time on 5th March that individuals should not buy more food than they need. The government has also said it has...

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TfL shows off latest plans for South Kensington redevelopment

TfL shows off latest plans for South Kensington redevelopment

Transport for London continues to seek public comment on plans for new buildings around South Kensington station and delivery of step-free access to the District and Circle lines. The transit agency hosted an exhibition at Imperial College London with Native Land, a developer, to hear feedback on the proposed development....

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Chelsea Fair cancelled

Chelsea Fair cancelled

The Chelsea Antiques Fair, scheduled to take place at Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, Chelsea from 18th – 20th March 2020, has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.  Organiser Caroline Penman took the decision after wide consultation with exhibitors, contractors and the management at Chelsea Old Town Hall. ...

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Government spent billions on Brexit planning, watchdog says

Government spent billions on Brexit planning, watchdog says

The government spent at least £4.4 billion of taxpayer money on preparations to leave the European Union, the public spending watchdog said last week, in what is the first detailed estimate of the cost of Brexit. The National Audit Office said £1.9 billion was spent on paying government employees, £1.5...

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Winners announced for underwater photography competition

Winners announced for underwater photography competition

An image of seals swimming under an Antarctic iceberg won top international honors at the 2020 Underwater Photographer of the Year awards in Coventry on 22 February. The competition had a record 5,500 submissions from 70 different countries. The winning image in the Underwater Photographer of the Year competition was...

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Groundbreaking project uses Underground to heat homes

Groundbreaking project uses Underground to heat homes

The sweltering temperatures on the tube’s Northern line will soon begin keeping homes in Islington, North London, warm throughout the colder months, under a scheme to harness the heat from the underground. By the end of the year the project will pipe heat from the underground into hundreds of homes and...

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RBKC seeking comment on infrastructure spending

RBKC seeking comment on infrastructure spending

Kensington and Chelsea Council is seeking residents’ input on how to best allocate a £2.6 million fund collected from developers for infrastructure improvements in the borough.  Residents can choose the type of projects they think need the most support, including transport, bicycle infrastructure, environmental issues such as recycling or engine...

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