New ‘vertical farm’ opened in Paddington

New ‘vertical farm’ opened in Paddington

Square Mile Farms has opened its first vertical farm in the UK at the Paddington Central development in West London. Square Mile Farms grow crops ‘hydroponically’ meaning they are grown inside in nutrient-rich water and using artificial light. The farm will grow crops such as kale, fennel and basil for...

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Thames boat trips to double

Thames boat trips to double

Transport for London has unveiled plans to double the number of trips on their Thames river boat network to 20 million by 2035. The plans, announced on 6th November, are aimed to handle this increase in volume in a ‘safe and sustainable’ manner for closer collaboration between Transport for London, the...

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Cinderella Switched on the Lights of Hammersmith 

Cinderella Switched on the Lights of Hammersmith 

Timmika Ramsay, who will play Cinderella in the upcoming Pantomime at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, turned on the Hammersmith Business Improvement District (BID) Christmas lights in Lyric Square, Hammersmith last night, Wednesday 13 November. The Mayor of Hammersmith & Fulham, Councillor Daryl Brown, joined Ramsay on stage.   The “switch...

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Checking for Breast Cancer

Checking for Breast Cancer

When checking your breasts it is important to know exactly what to look out for, while lumps are the most well known symptom of breast cancer there are other changes to be aware of and look out for too. To help provide some guidance on exactly what to look out...

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Rush Westbourne Grove

Rush Westbourne Grove

Fancy mixing up your look for the Autumn/Winter season? Why not visit Rush Westbourne Grove, our luxurious, modern and tranquil hair salon in the heart of London. Rush Westbourne Grove boasts an impressive team of hair experts who are well versed in the latest trends and provide the ultimate hair...

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How to vote in the December election

How to vote in the December election

The next general election will be on 12th December, the first December election since 1923. To vote in the election here is what you need to know.  The deadline to register to vote is midnight on 26th November. To register for a postal vote is 5 pm on that day...

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National Centre for Gang Research opens in London

National Centre for Gang Research opens in London

The National Centre for Gang Research (NCGR) centre will be based out of the University of West London. It is the first research centre of its kind to open in Western Europe. The NCGR aims to study the causes and find solutions to rising gang violence, providing advice and research...

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Winners released for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019

Winners released for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019

The winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition were revealed at a ceremony at the Natural History Museum on 15th October. The two most prestigious prizes, the Adult and Young Wildlife Photographers of the Year were awarded to Yongbing Bao from China and Cruz Erdmann of New Zealand...

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Sadiq Khan announces minimum wage raise for London

Sadiq Khan announces minimum wage raise for London

The recommended minimum wage for London will increase by 20 pence per hour – meaning at least 60,000 workers will get a pay rise, the Mayor of London announced today. Sadiq Khan said the London Living Wage would rise from £10.55 to £10.75 per hour. The Mayor announced the boost...

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Lord Mayor’s Show 2019

Lord Mayor’s Show 2019

The noisiest, largest, and most colourful event in the City of London’s calendar took place on Saturday 9 November, bringing together over 6,500 people, 120 horses and more than 60 decorated floats in a major spectacle dating back to the 13th century. William Russell was elected as the 692nd Lord...

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