Rough sleeping  falls in London for the first time in 6 years

Rough sleeping falls in London for the first time in 6 years

By Jessie Mathewson, LDRS Rough sleeping in London has fallen for the first time in six years, according to Government data released on February 27. The annual snapshot found 147 fewer people sleeping on the streets of the capital in autumn 2019, compared to the previous year: down from 1,283 to...

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Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now

  Good news! If you’re reading this, the world hasn’t ended. Yet. But it certainly feels like it might at any moment. Australia’s on fire, this country’s flooding, New Zealand’s erupting, The West Indies are quaking, locusts plague East Africa, land- slides in Myanmar, Ciara, Dennis and Jorge etc. batter...

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Free parenting support now available in 7 London boroughs

Free parenting support now available in 7 London boroughs

Tavistock Relationships, the charity providing couple therapy in London, is introducing a new free parenting support programme in seven London boroughs, including Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster. Research shows us that conflict between parents can have a negative effect on children’s development in terms of mental and physical health, problems at...

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Sadiq Khan to miss housing target

Sadiq Khan to miss housing target

Sadiq Khan is on track to miss his affordable home building target, with just three months until the end of the financial year. The Mayor said he would start between 17,000 and 23,000 affordable homes in 2019/20. But by December, just 12,546 were underway, putting City Hall on track for...

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Design competition seeks ideas for home of the future

Design competition seeks ideas for home of the future

The government launched a design competition on 3rd March that seeks the public’s ideas for a “low carbon, age-friendly” home of the future. The “Home of 2030” competition is organised by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government as well as the Design Council, the Ministry of Building Innovation and...

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Six new Blue Plaques to commemorate pioneering women

Six new Blue Plaques to commemorate pioneering women

English Heritage has announced the addition of six new blue plaques for London, in a drive to address the scheme’s historic gender imbalance. Currently, only 14% of plaques honour the achievements of women or female movements. The announcement, made ahead of International Women’s Day, named four inspirational British female icons,...

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Charlie’s at Browns Hotel

Charlie’s at Browns Hotel

Albemarle St, Mayfair, London W1S 4BP T: 020 7493 6020 www.roccofortehotels.com Browns is situated just north of Piccadilly on Albemarle St, right in the heart of Mayfair, and an easy stroll to most of the West End and the Theatre district. It’s a moderately busy street, and we were a...

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Contemporary art & design at Sworders Auctions

Contemporary art & design at Sworders Auctions

The popularity of 20th Century and Contemporary Art and Design continues to thrive. Even the most traditional homes are supporting a mixture of modern and antique furnishings, seamlessly fusing the two to give a contemporary look to the most traditional of homes. The cost to achieve such a look does...

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Comment: Ya boo sucks

Comment: Ya boo sucks

It sometimes seems, in these disturbing times, that the default mode of general conversation is disparagement. Up in the hills of South Shropshire where I spend much of my time (and where KCW distribution does not penetrate) I am responsible for regular restaurant reviews that appear in a small glossy magazine...

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