National Gallery faces strike closure

Workers at the National Gallery will go on a five day strike over plans to hand over all visitor services to a private company. The Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) have announced a five day walkout from Tuesday the 3rd of February and Saturday the 7th. PCS general secretary...

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Local retailer, Andreas of Chelsea Green, wins Greengrocer of the Year

From over 500 entries nationwide, local retailer Andreas of Chelsea Green wins Greengrocer of the Year in the Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2015. “Absolutely delighted on behalf of my team my Customers and my suppliers this is an amazing award which we proudly cherish” Andreas Owner Now in its...

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World joins together to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

On January 27, thousands of people across the world joined together to honour and morn the millions killed in the Holocaust and to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. In London a special commemoration is planned, with politicians, dignitaries and holocaust survivors joining together as 70 candles,...

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The Royal Mint commemorates artist of first Queen’s portrait

The Royal Mint has announced it will reveal the fifth coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Mark Gillick – the first artist to capture the Queen’s portrait for use on coins. The new portrait of the Queen and its designer will...

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V&A hides poster of Prophet over security concerns

Following the attack on the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, The Victoria and Albert Museum was asked if they had any images of the Muslim prophet,  it responded that it did not. After an expert pointed out that a modern Iranian poster showing the face of the prophet with the inscription,...

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Gang responsible for Louis Vuitton store raid sentenced today

A gang that was arrested raiding a Louis Vuitton store in Sloane Square, stealing over £70,000 worth of handbags and purses, have been sentenced on January 23rd.   The gang of five rammed in the front entrance with two cars and three scooters last June and proceeded to dramatically snatch up...

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West Kensington suffers blackout

Most of West Kensington and parts of Fulham went dark at 8pm last night after a power outage that lasted several hours. The blackout caused Baron’s Court and West Kensington tube stations to be closed and trains passed through without stopping. Engineers from UK Power Networks were alerted at just before...

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Thamesbrook closure inspires fightback.

The imminent closure of Thamesbrook Nursing home on Dovehouse Street has angered residents to the extent that they have started a petition with global campaigning website 38 Degrees. The closure, as we reported here, threatens to put greater strain on local hospitals by taking nursing beds out of local council responsibility....

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Latest Council property sell-off will put ‘unbearable’ strain on local hospitals

Residents asked to act now to save provision for Dementia patients. Local NHS services are set to be stretched to breaking point by RBKC Council’s apparent eagerness to sell off a prime Chelsea property with 56 nursing home beds. Though the Council are proposing to build more ‘Extra care housing’ (flats for the...

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Brian Blessed collapses on stage playing King Lear.

Actor Brian Blessed, perhaps best remembered for his roles in Z-Cars and Flash Gordon, collapsed on stage playing King Lear, then returned 20 minutes later. The 78 year old was delivering the opening lines of the play when he fainted and fell from a raised platform. The Daily Mail’s Quentin Letts reported...

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