Two legal notices served on local developers

Planners from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea have ordered work to stop at 41-43 Beaufort Gardens, SW3 unless the developers stick to agreed construction traffic management plans following residents’ concerns that health and safety procedures were not in place during the delivery of construction materials to and from...

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Fatality at Prudential RideLondon

In a sad black mark for this year’s otherwise highly successful Prudential RideLondon, it has been announced that one of the participants died in the course of the competition. Kris Cook, aged 36, collapsed at Newlands Corner from a sudden cardiac arrest and, although prompt medical attention was provided by...

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Westminster Abbey memorial for foreign aid workers planned

If the plan goes ahead the site will be Britain’s first official monument to those killed performing humanitarian aid work across the world. Project managers are hoping the memorial will be installed within the next few years. As a first step, on World Humanitarian Day on 19 August representatives of...

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Get lost in the parks of South West London

Get Lost! Explore the beautiful, lush, green open spaces of South West London and experience the delights of nature. Exhilarating, healthy and uplifting for all the family. A visit to these wonderful and special places is accessible, simple to get to and every effort is made to make your visit...

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Chartwell: home of England’s greatest statesman

The owner of Chartwell, Sir Winston Churchill, had a ‘Tryst with Destiny’. When he became Prime Minister in 1940, during the Second World War, he said, ‘I felt as if I were walking with Destiny, and that all my past life had been but a preparation of this hour and...

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Crossrail will venture into Hertfordshire

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced proposals to extend Crossrail to Hertfordshire, cutting the journey time from London by up to 16 minutes. The plans would also present an opportunity to redevelop Euston Station. This, says Mr McLoughlin, would take pressure off the busiest station in London which will already...

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Uber is ‘excessively bumptious’, according to Boris

London’s Mayor, Boris Johnson, has criticised San-Francisco based transport network company, Uber, for being ‘excessively bumptious’. On LBC radio today, the Mayor stated that he disliked the manner in which Uber is ‘moving into London and claiming they could take all the business away from black cabs’. According to the...

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Planners serve notice to stop works on basement development

Alterations to a listed building, including the construction of a basement and the erection of a mews house, have been ordered to stop by planners from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea unless the developer sticks to the agreed plans. The work being done at 12 Pembroke Sq, W8...

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How to create a multi-generational home

Over a quarter of working adults (18-34 yr olds) are still living at home due to unaffordable rising house prices. Michael Holmes, spokesperson for The London Homebuilding & Renovating and Home Improvement Show (26-28 September, Kensington Olympia, London) offers property advice for people who find themselves in that position:  What...

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Genetics could change cancer treatment forever

A project into DNA run by Genomics England that could make chemotherapy ‘a thing of the past’ is under way in England as the first genetic codes of people with cancer or rare diseases (out of a target of 100,000) has been sequenced. Since the 30th of May, when the...

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