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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Transport Minister meets the female engineers building London’s transport network

Rail Minister Claire Perry MP has joined female engineers from Transport for London (TfL), Crossrail and Network Rail who are building London’s transport network, and urged more women to consider a career in engineering and transport more widely. Claire Perry joined the women at Farringdon Station, which will provide Thameslink,...

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Royal College of Music and leading soprano Janis Kelly stage Britten’s Albert Herring

The RCM International Opera School has announced its summer production this year, Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten. This will be showcasing the UK’s best young vocal talent and featuring acclaimed soprano Janis Kelly in the role of Lady Billows Following the success of his 2010 RCM production Orpheus in the...

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Who’s the next andy murray? Former coach serves up tennis clinic for youngsters

Andy Murray’s former coach is urging the next generation of young tennis stars to attend a David Lloyd Leisure pop-up coaching clinic at Observation Point, South Bank in London on June 27th from 11:00 to 15:00. Mark Petchey is on the final leg of a nationwide, pre-Wimbledon tour with the UK’s...

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Organic growth fuels further rise in turnover at Thrings

Leading commercial law firm Thrings has recorded a second double-digit rise in turnover in as many years. A continuation of the firm’s client-focused strategy, modern and transparent pricing models and strong organic growth have all contributed to turnover increasing by 10 per cent to £27.5m for the year ending 30...

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London joins towns and cities across the UK for first National Busking Day

Street performers from around the world take to streets and railway stations across the UK on 18 July, including Belfast, Birmingham, Brighton, Canterbury, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Margate, Newcastle-Gateshead, Norwich and York London will host a massive party featuring live music and street performance, when it...

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Over 200 events in over 50 venues across the Square Mile for the next three weeks

The 53rd edition of the City of London Festival starts today. With over 200 events spanning three weeks, the Festival promises to bring life, vitality, and a familiar buzz of excitement to London’s commercial heart. Festival-goers can take a Wren Church Marathon challenge with morn-to-midnight choral performances; learn How to...

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