Berlin is first European city to introduce rent-cap

Berlin is the first German city to introduce rent caps on properties. As of June 3 landlords in Germany’s capital will not be able to increase their rents by more than ten per cent above the local average. While Rent-control legislation was previously in place for existing tenants, it has...

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Marlborough primary school re-development

Marlborough Primary School, located in Draycott Avenue by Sloane Square, looks set to be demolished and rebuilt despite a petition set up to fight the plans. The Victorian style building was constructed in 1878 and has been a place of learning for children since it first stood. The school will...

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Help Battersea Sighthounds see the light

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home have reported having an unusual number of Lurchers and Greyhounds seeking new homes. A breed frequently seen at Battersea’s country centres in Kent and Berkshire, it is rare for the London site to have so many sighthounds, with 11 Lurchers and eight Greyhounds currently taking...

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Mayor, Mayor, off the wall

The general election took place only  weeks ago, and yet already another election campaign is hotting up: that for the post of Mayor of London. The contest will be held on 5th May 2016, and candidates from all parties are now beginning to declare themselves thick and fast. The candidates...

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Sloane Square Station redevelopment

Sloane Square station will be redeveloped by  to “improve customer experience” and make the station “fit for the future.” The redevelopment will be in four phases, the first of which, renewing stair tread and noses, was completed in December 2014. Phase 2, which takes place in June 2015, will see...

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First ever Kensington and Chelsea literature festival secures exciting line-up of authors

Some of today’s best-loved children’s authors will taking part in first Kensington & Chelsea Young Writers Literary Festival tomorrow (Saturday 27 June). The festival – run by the Chelsea Young Writers club and The Hampshire School, part of the GEMS group of schools – will feature sessions with award-winning authors...

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Keeping off the grass

Royal Park gardeners and GMB union members held a 24 hour strike on Tuesday 26th May due to changes made to their contracts by outsourcing giant OCS. This was the first strike of Royal Park gardeners since 1978. The gardeners work on a large variety of London’s much loved city...

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Cinema in the courtyard

St Martin’s Courtyard in Covent Garden has announced a new program of open air film showings under the name of Silent Cinema this September. The courtyard will be transformed into an open-air movie theatre, to showcase a series of films all set in and directed by Britain. A full sized...

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Westminster’s £43k disposable income is twice the UK average

Families in Westminster have the most disposable income in the country with an average of £43,577 per household after paying taxes, mortgages and rents, according to latest figures. The total is more than twice the UK average of £17,599 and almost four times the level of Leicester, where disposable incomes...

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Local residents campaign against Earl’s Court and West Kensington Opportunity Area redevelopment

A number of local residents have come together to run a campaign protesting the Earl’s Court and West Kensington Opportunity Area redevelopment. They are concerned about the effect on their health and wellbeing of demolition and construction work on the site taking place over the next 20 years. Of particular...

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