Results day in RBKC is something to be proud of

Students from schools in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea are celebrating excellent A level results today (Thursday 14 August). Overall the Royal Borough was well above the national average with 41 per cent gaining A* and A grades (national 26 per cent), 73 per cent A* to B...

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Few female students take A Level maths or physics

As A Level results are revealed up and down the country, experts have drawn attention to the continuing lack of students, particularly females, taking maths and physics at A-level. Figures published by the Joint Council for Qualifications shows that of the 36,701 students who studied A-level physics, just 21 per...

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Kensal Green residents fight possible demolition

A historical building in Kensal Green is under potential threat from planners at Kensington and Chelsea Council – according to a group of local residents vowing to save the site. The building on Harrow Road, which dates back to 1833, is currently used as a stonemason’s showroom but could soon...

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Bakery fined after customer falls into cellar hatch

Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 25 April 2013, a customer who was celebrating her birthday that day went in to Gail’s Artisan Bakery, 341 Fulham Road, SW10 to buy cakes. While in the shop she fell through an open and unguarded cellar hatch next to a cake display and close...

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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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