Gay bars facing shut down

  A number of gay bar closures across London has led to fears that the community is being sidelined. In the last five years more than a dozen of London’s most iconic LGBT venues have closed their doors. Many to be redeveloped for luxury housing or more general custom. Candy...

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Chelsea FC Plan Victory Parade

Chelsea Football Club, in anticipation of winning the Barclays Premier League, are planning to hold a victory parade in Fulham on Monday 25th May. Jose Mourinho’s team, who still have to face Arsenal this Sunday, are at this point nine points clear at the top of the table, although they...

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PE Teacher Receives RLSS Award for saving drowning pupil

A young PE teacher from London has saved the life of one of his swimming pupils just months after completing his lifesaving training from the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK). The news comes as RLSS UK, the UK’s drowning prevention charity, launches its latest dedicated qualification for teachers...

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We rescue people, not banks – Firefighters condemn evictions

Firefighters at this week’s Fire Brigades’ Union (FBU) conference have condemned the deployment of firefighters in evictions. Firefighters are being asked to assist police and bailiffs to enable them to access cutting equipment, fire engines and extra manpower. Firefighters voted overwhelmingly on 12 May to resist efforts to involve them....

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The Royal Opera House and BP continue their 26 year partnership

BP Big Screens are back this summer with three productions screened live and for free from the Royal Opera House stage to 21 locations nationwide. One of the world’s most romantic operas, Puccini’s La bohème, kicks-off the action on Wednesday 10 June closely followed by the complex and dark comedy,...

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Roundabout disrupted, Vauxhall cross

Transport for London have begun works set to disrupt traffic around Vauxhall for six months. TfL are extending Cycle Superhighway 5, linking Oval to Pimlico via the Vauxhall gyratory. The route (part of TfL’s Road Modernisation Plan intended to make the roads safer for cyclists and motorists) will create a...

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Free Walks with Talks

  Transport for London are offering 41 free guided walks on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 May. The walks come at the end of National Walking Month to provide a special end to a month of walking activities across the capital. There is no need to book in advance for...

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Same Again? Pub to be rebuilt as exact replica

The owners of the Carlton Tavern in Maida Vale, who caused outrage by demolishing it without planning permission, have now been ordered to rebuild it brick by brick. Council chiefs will next week issue an enforcement notice to CLTX Ltd, the firm that own the historic pub, requiring them to,...

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Nurses and Midwives cross the capital for charity

Dozens of nurses and midwives walked across the capital on Friday 8th in celebration of the work they do across the globe. The four mile walk was held between the International Day of the Midwife on May 5th and the International Day of the Nurse on 12th May. A 50...

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Adobe Youth Voices

Students from St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College and students from Westminster Kingsway College presented their work at BFI Southbank on 8 May. This was part of a celebration of youth media produced with Adobe Youth Voices. St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College students Annie Ribeiro and Nnia Mercado introduced work produced over the past...

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