Extinction rebellion create pop-up bike lane as they demand more cycle-friendly measures

Extinction rebellion create pop-up bike lane as they demand more cycle-friendly measures

GREEN campaigners created a pop-up bike lane as they called for transport bosses to ensure streets stay safe for cyclists and pedestrians after lockdown. The group from Extinction Rebellion Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham made the temporary bike lane at Holland Park Avenue. The road links West London...

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London Career Festival goes virtual for 2020

London Career Festival goes virtual for 2020

London Careers Festival 2020 will be the second of its kind, building on the success of last year’s event which connected 5000 pupils with 120 organisations. The event will now be delivered virtually between the 29 June – 3 July 2020 and will offer webinars, talks and tours from employers,...

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Plans unveiled for memorial to the victims of COVID-19 at St Paul’s Cathedral

Plans unveiled for memorial to the victims of COVID-19 at St Paul’s Cathedral

The family behind the nationwide Yellow Hearts initiative are backing St Paul’s Cathedral’s idea of creating a physical memorial to commemorate those who died from COVID-19. Thousands of Brits have been hanging yellow hearts in their front windows to symbolise they are grieving after losing a friend or family member...

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Cinemas getting ready to reopen

Cinemas getting ready to reopen

CINEMAS are getting ready to echo the words of hobbit Samwise Gamgee who said: “Well, I’m back,” in the 2003 hit film Return of the King. As the Prime Minister said on June 24, cinemas could start opening up for business again from July 4 and film fans are looking...

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New flagship cinema to open in Chelsea

New flagship cinema to open in Chelsea

A new flagship cinema is to be opened in Chelsea in July as lockdown eases. Howard Raymond’s llona House Securities has completed the building of a new Everyman cinema on the King’s Road – and now plans to open on July 24th. The £15 million art house movie theatre was...

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London boroughs are facing a “catastrophic” £1.3billion financial black hole caused by coronavirus

London boroughs are facing a “catastrophic” £1.3billion financial black hole caused by coronavirus

London boroughs are facing a “catastrophic” £1.3billion financial black hole caused by coronavirus, council leaders warned on Wednesday 24th June. The London Councils group, which represents local authorities across the city, told MPs crippling cuts to services will take place unless the government “honours its promise” to pay back the...

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The National Army Museum announces reopening

The National Army Museum announces reopening

The National Army Museum will reopen on Tuesday 7 July 2020. The museum encourages those who can walk, cycle and drive to visit with pre-booking in advance via the museum’s website. Digital programming will continue for those who are unable to visit in person. The museum is Covid-secure and there will...

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Statement from Museum directors: Tate, Science Museum Group, Natural History Museum, National Gallery, British Museum, and V&A

Statement from Museum directors: Tate, Science Museum Group, Natural History Museum, National Gallery, British Museum, and V&A

“As Directors of some of the UK’s leading national museums, we welcome the Prime Minister’s announcement to allow the safe reopening of our galleries to the public this summer. We will now work closely with government, trade unions and supporters to see how and when we can open our doors again...

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Over 2,000 young people accused of shoplifting by police in Westminster

Over 2,000 young people accused of shoplifting by police in Westminster

More than 2,000 people under 25 years old were charged with shoplifting by Police in Westminster over the past 4 years, new data can reveal. A total of 2,253 young people had charges of shoplifting proceeded against them by the Metropolitan Police Service between 2015 and 2019, according to a...

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Sir Cliff Richard, Guy Chambers and Bedouine added to Royal Albert Home line-up

Sir Cliff Richard, Guy Chambers and Bedouine added to Royal Albert Home line-up

Pop legend Sir Cliff Richard, songwriter Guy Chambers, and Syrian-American folk artist Bedouine will all perform as part of the Royal Albert Hall’s programme of exclusive streamed shows. Cliff will come direct from his home in Barbados on Sunday (21 June) as part of the Royal Albert Home series – telling stories from his life and...

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