Bluebird Care Hammersmith and Fulham supports Mental Health Awareness Week- May 2020

Bluebird Care Hammersmith and Fulham supports Mental Health Awareness Week- May 2020

Local home care provider, Bluebird Care Hammersmith and Fulham supports Mental Health Awareness Week. The week takes place from the 18-24 May and this year’s theme is kindness. Approximately 1 in 6 people in the UK experience difficulties with their mental health. Kindness is especially important at this current time whilst the...

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New video from Plant Heritage exhibited at RHS Virtual Chelsea Flower Show Tune in to see some of the 650 National Plant Collections, and discover how you could help save the UK’s garden plants

New video from Plant Heritage exhibited at RHS Virtual Chelsea Flower Show Tune in to see some of the 650 National Plant Collections, and discover how you could help save the UK’s garden plants

Did you know that a National Plant Collection home to 4-5,000 cacti from South America can be admired in Aberdeenshire, or that noted physiologist Sir Michael Foster’s historic collection of irises, kept by his great, great granddaughter can be seen in Suffolk? Or, that you can see over 50 types...

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Changes to world famous Portobello Road will make market safe for visitors post-lockdown

Changes to world famous Portobello Road will make market safe for visitors post-lockdown

West London’s Portobello Road, home to the world-famous Portobello Market, will be closing to cars during trading hours as part of Council efforts to keep streets safe for everyone post-lockdown. The road has previously been closed to traffic on Saturdays only. As traders return and lockdown eases a daily closure...

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The Southbank Centre brings ‘Art by Post’ to socially-isolated communities during COVID-19

The Southbank Centre brings ‘Art by Post’ to socially-isolated communities during COVID-19

The Southbank Centre has launched Art by Post, a new pilot scheme aiming to provide isolated people, who do not have digital access, with free creative activities packs. Inspired by the Southbank Centre’s visual art, literature, poetry and archive collections, the packs are designed to keep minds active, helping individuals...

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Flowers virtually everywhere

Flowers virtually everywhere

When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden. – Minnie Aumoni   By May Woods Undoubtedly the cancellation of the biggest event on any horticulturalist’s calendar, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, has left many bereft.   In its long history, the Chelsea Flower Show has...

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Music Round Up: May 2020

Music Round Up: May 2020

With gigs unlikely to return before the end of the year, music lovers are getting their fixes online or via old-fashioned albums. Luckily, artists are responding to the lockdown by finding intriguing ways to keep their fans engaged. ONLINE The outstanding north London venue King’s Place was in the middle...

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Lockdown ‘crematorium barbecues’ condemned

Lockdown ‘crematorium barbecues’ condemned

“Selfish” Londoners have been warned against visiting crematoriums and cemeteries to sunbathe, picnic, or have barbecues. Residents in Kew and East Sheen have been harangued for bad behaviour that has disturbed funeral processions at Mortlake Crematorium, especially while it has been in high demand due to fatalities from the COVID...

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The curtain call for West End Theatres?

The curtain call for West End Theatres?

The West End is known as the heart of theatreland – with some 39 theatres attracting tourists from all over the world who flock to see blockbuster shows, and some of the biggest names in theatre. It’s even thought that the Theatre Royal Drury Lane first opened as far back...

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Bus workers overwhelmingly hit by COVID-19

Bus workers overwhelmingly hit by COVID-19

By LDRS Reporter Owen Shepard London bus workers form the overwhelming majority of the 42 transport staff who have tragically lost their lives to coronavirus, TfL has confirmed. The grim figure was announced this week, after the Government sought to encourage Londoners back to work. TfL revealed on May 14...

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Isolated but not alone

Isolated but not alone

The advantages of living in a retirement village are becoming increasingly understood, as more people choose the lifestyle of retaining independence whilst having the security of knowing that help is at hand if needed. The recent outbreak of Covid-19 and ‘lockdown’ has really brought these benefits to the fore. Cinnamon...

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