RBKC launches scheme to support borough’s suppliers

RBKC launches scheme to support borough’s suppliers

Kensington and Chelsea has launched a two-year project to help local trade businesses bid for work with large developers and property owners. The project, called RBKC Supply Chain, is open to suppliers in property and construction trades and will be run by the borough council together with a London consulting...

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Think Tank Listings: March

Think Tank Listings: March

A selection of some of the most informative and interesting lectures and discussions scheduled for this month in London. Royal Geographical Society, 13 March A lecture explores the journey of Felicity Aston, a polar scientist who skied to the North Pole with a group of novice explorers from across Europe and...

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More than a quarter of Parkinson’s sufferers initially misdiagnosed

More than a quarter of Parkinson’s sufferers initially misdiagnosed

More than one in four people living with Parkinson’s were initially misdiagnosed, new research has found. In a study conducted by Parkinson’s UK, 2,000 people were questioned about being diagnosed with the neurological condition, the symptoms of which can include involuntary shaking, slow movements and stiff muscles. According to the poll,...

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‘Corridor care’ becoming the norm, RCN survey finds

‘Corridor care’ becoming the norm, RCN survey finds

Patient safety is being compromised as nurses increasingly provide care in hospital corridors and other non-clinical areas, a new Royal College of Nursing survey has found. More than 70 per cent of nurses said they care for patients in a non-designated area on a daily basis, according to the survey,...

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Memeing of Life: Apocalypse now

Memeing of Life: 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 Europe, corona-pestilence spreads...

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The good, the great, and the extra-ordinary at the Royal College of Music

The good, the great, and the extra-ordinary at the Royal College of Music

Professor Colin Lawson, Director of the Royal College of Music has done much to ensure the Royal College of Music remains at the top of the Educational Global Music Landscape. The talent nurtured under his fiscal and creative baton is uncompromising in its excellence. Beethoven said; “music is the electrical...

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Badger cull to be ended thanks to groundbreaking vaccines

Badger cull to be ended thanks to groundbreaking vaccines

Badger culling to stop the spread of tuberculosis in livestock will be phased out and replaced by a  vaccine, the government announced, in a significant policy u-turn. Defra, the department for the environment, has stated that trials of a cattle vaccine will take place over the next five years, with plans...

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Spikes of illegal air pollution fall by 97% from 2016 levels

Spikes of illegal air pollution fall by 97% from 2016 levels

Air pollution levels in London rarely spiked above the legal limits last year, newly released data has shown, though residents continue to be exposed to unhealthy levels of toxic gas. The capital exceeded the hourly legal limit for nitrogen dioxide, a chemical linked to lung disease, cardiovascular problems and premature...

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H&F council launching new arts programme with Mayor’s award

H&F council launching new arts programme with Mayor’s award

Hammersmith & Fulham will launch a decade-long arts programme funded by a Cultural Impact prize from the Mayor of London, the Borough has announced. The programme, called Sounds like Hammersmith & Fulham, will train young people in music-making and event-producing with the help of industry professionals, according to the Mayor’s...

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Clapham Junction businesses promoted online

Clapham Junction businesses promoted online

The Clapham Junction Business Improvement District (BID) has launched a new consumer-facing and mobile-friendly website that is focused on promoting Clapham Junction as South West London’s destination location. The site has launched online as part of numerous initiatives being delivered by the BID. A BID is a geographical area where...

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