Unauthorised basement excavation halted by planners

Planners from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea have ordered the owner of 77 Stanhope Mews East, SW7, to stop an unauthorised basement excavation or face prosecution. The Council received reports from members of the public that the owner was preparing to carry out excavation works inside the property....

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NHS is on the hunt for vital autumn blood donors

In September, as the summer holidays end, children head back to school and people return to work, NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people in London to make sure giving blood is part of their routine. NHS Blood and Transplant is asking blood donors in London to make an appointment to...

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Help to Buy: helping everywhere except London

First time buyers are rushing to take advantage of the government’s Help to Buy scheme, 82% of completed purchases were made by first-time buyers. This could be due to the fact that the average cost for purchasing a house on the scheme is around £187,800 which is significantly below the...

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Grade II*-listed chapel in Kensington under threat

The Victorian Society is strongly objecting to an application to convert the important Grade II*–listed St Luke’s Chapel, in Rose Square, Fulham Road, into a single luxury home. The Society urges the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to refuse consent for a scheme that would cause serious harm to this exceptionally...

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Comic Corner: Is Marvel or DC more LGBT friendly?

At the moment, Marvel has a reputation at being more down with LGBT issues than DC. On the surface, it seems to be true, but let’s take a closer look at some of those representations… Marvel – Arnold Astrovik was the father of Justice (formerly Marvel Boy). He was killed...

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First all-diabetes cycling team take London

The first all-diabetes professional cycling team, Team Novo Nordisk, will come to London to compete in the final stages of the UK’s leading cycling race, the Tour of Britain, on the 14th September, following a route from Westminster to Tower Hill. Team Novo Nordisk is a cycling team with a...

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Kensington and Chelsea Council unveils singing for health program

Residents are invited to take part in an exciting singing for health programme in Kensington and Chelsea called Sing to Live, Live to Sing! organised by the Council. The Council launched the initiative as a pilot programme in June and, due to its success, a new series of workshops will...

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WA Ellis paddle challenge in aid of hospital

Join WA Ellis as they undertake a paddle boarding half marathon along the River Thames. The first people to paddle board downstream of Putney Bridge, W.A. Ellis goes above and beyond.   Join with them to help raise vital funds for the Octavia Appeal, the paediatric arm of the Friends...

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Battersea Power Station chimney comes down

Work has begun on dismantling one of Battersea Power Station’s iconic chimneys this week as part of an ongoing million pound project to redevelop the structure. This marks phase two of the project which was given the go-ahead after structural tests were conducted. The south west chimney is the first...

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London and the Royal Borough leads UK property slowdown

As London home sellers reduce their asking prices in the largest cut in over six years this August, experts have been arguing that there are strong signs that the London property market is finally beginning to cool down. House values in the capital have fallen 5.9% in the largest drop...

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