Take it Easy

At this time of year, wind chill becomes the factor in forecasting our very own climate change. Warmer weather, big skies and freedom to explore. Free time and holidays offer an opportunity to escape into a world of fun, relaxation and break from the routine. How we choose to spend...

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The Fiat 500 and 126

Britain has the Mini, Germany, the VW Beetle and France has the 2CV. A small cheap car for the masses, as Henry Ford envisioned with the Model T, captures the public’s imagination in a way that few more expensive cars ever do. When was the last time you saw a...

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Have your say on basement development

Anyone who wishes to comment on the Council’s new draft Supplementary Planning Document on Basements has until Wednesday 1 April 2015 to do so. On 21 January 2015 the Council adopted a new policy for dealing with planning permission for basement development, Policy CL7: Basements, which forms part of the Local...

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The Dark Borough

The growth of absentee homeowners is a growing problem for Kensington & Chelsea and, increasingly, Westminster as foreign investors buy properties and leave them dark and uninhabited to accrue value. The problem is heightened all the more by the shortage of housing and the ever rising value of property in...

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Chelsea Nanny – Wanderlust

When the Little Darlings emerge from school today, they are all dressed as people from faraway lands. I ask the Eldest if they have been doing model United Nations. He looks at me as if I’ve just loudly asked him in front of his friends to do the Can-Can with...

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Exciting news: K&C Today takes on Westminster

Kensington and Chelsea Today is expanding its horizons from next month to include the City of Westminster. To our delight our publication has been embraced and admired by so many local readers we have developed a loyal following outside the Borough. To greet this demand we’re rebranding and, in October,...

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Chelsea cinema under threat

Film stars, celebrities and local residents are joining forces to try and save independent cinema the Curzon Chelsea, situated in the heart of the Kings Road, from demolition. Freeholders, and developers, Cadogan Group Ltd have submitted an application to extensively redevelop the site that stretches from Waitrose to Habitat on...

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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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