London’s pollution worst in Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster

It was announced today that Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster have the worst pollution levels in the capital city. These areas had the most deaths due to PM2.5 particulate pollution whilst levels had fallen in many other areas. The results come from a recent investigation undertaken by Public Health England which...

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Cycling faster can increase exposure to pollutants

So says Canadian engineer Alexander Bigazzi from the University of British Columbia. He used a series of equtions to calculate the speed that walkers, joggers or cyclists need to travel to minimise the pollution they breathe in. He applied these to a theoretical population of 10,000 people, both male and...

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Kensington Architecture at Kensington Coffee: Photography by Lucy Elliott 

London-based photographer Lucy Elliott celebrates her newest exhibition Kensington Architecture at Kensington Coffee, 43 Kensington Church St. Elliott, who is also the editor of The Kensington Magazine, is celebrated in Kensington having lived and worked in the area for the past 16 years. Elliott’s interest in photography began at school...

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UNICEF predicts dark future for world’s most disadvantaged children

UNICEF warns that unless we focus on disadvantaged children, around 69 million will die, 167 million will live in poverty and 750 million children will be wedded by 2030.   UNICEF released a report on the 28th June detailing their predictions for 2030, the target date for the Sustainable Development...

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Winifred Knights at the Dulwich Picture Gallery

Winifred Knights at the Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picuture Gallery Until 18 September 2016 Admission £12.50   Along with Pallant House, Dulwich has got a reputation for putting on shows by slightly recherché and partially neglected 20th century English artists like Evelyn Dunbar, Eric Ravillious and now Winifred Knights. She was declared a genius by the Daily...

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Peabody offers £5,000 to fund charitable projects in London

Peabody, a London-based housing association, is offering £5,000 per charitable project to support local community organizations.   These groups and charities have less than a month to apply for a share of £100,000 from the Peabody Community Fund (PCF) as the fast-approaching deadline for applications is the 22nd July.  ...

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BBC World Service Looks Forward After Achieving Targets Set in 2010

The BBC World Service has achieved many of the goals set in 2010, bringing in 246 million viewers: it now faces the challenge of optimizing the additional funding of £289m over the next four years.   The National Audit Office (NAO) published a report on the 28th June detailing the...

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Ofsted calls for stronger leadership in UK’s children’s services

The Ofsted Social Care Annual Report showed shortcomings within children’s services departments due to “quality of leadership”   In the recently published Ofsted report, 21 of social care services were deemed inadequate and 43 required improvement.   The social care service departments that were “inadequate” received the lowest rating for...

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The UK’s Most Awkward Offices

The Kit Out My Office team conducted a study showing a third of UK office workers have walked in on an embarrassing situation in their workplace; from intimate relationships, heart-to-hearts, and awkward HR discussions   A survey about life in UK offices involving 2,659 Britons, aged 18 and over, found that one...

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Sky High Dating in Hyde Park

Barclaycard has teamed up with Match to host a new “Sky High Dating” event in Hyde Park.   As part of the British Summer Time Hyde Park event that takes place during the first week of July, Barclaycard has decided to partner with UK’s most successful dating service, Match to...

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