August 2012 Archives
Kensington and Chelsea Council is planning to build a new children's home in the north of the borough, in East Row.
Currently there is a home in Whistler's Walk, Chelsea, which was built in the 1970s and the council says it is no longer suitable. The new home will offer space for up to nine residents.
Police have released these images of a man they would like to speak to after two flats in the same building were burgled just four days apart.
Both burglaries happened in Manson Place, Kensington, the first on Tuesday July 10 between 5.45-8.20pm, when an Apple laptop was stolen.
On the second occasion, a flat was targeted on Saturday July 14 at about 7.30pm, and the suspect walked out into the street in broad daylight, carrying a 26in flat-screen television.
CARDINAL Vaughan Memorial School celebrated excellent A level results today (Thursday 16 August).
Passes at grades A* to B were 83 per cent, up from 82 per cent in 2011 and well above the national average of 52 per cent.
Holland Park School celebrated another set of excellent A level results today (Thursday 16 August).
Passes at grades A* and B were 61 per cent, well above the national average of 52 per cent.
FEARS are growing for the health of a man who has gone missing after being treated at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
Hartnel Rose, known as Carl, from Cromwell Road, SW7 went into hospital overnight on Friday August 10 and was discharged the following morning.
Residents can now check if businesses have permission to place tables and chairs on pavements thanks to the launch of a new online register.
It will allow people to find out if a business is creating a pavement nuisance by placing too much furniture outside their premises, and if it is the case, they can report the matter directly to Kensington and Chelsea Council.
As 16 youths involved in looting in Notting Hill during last summer's riots were sentenced this week - one year on from the disorder - the full extent of their rampage has come to light.
EMMA HESELTINE was briefed by Kensington and Chelsea Police's crime squad on a shocking series of events
Two gangs, normally deadly rivals, joined forces to terrorise businesses around Notting Hill as last year's riots reached west London.
A Notting Hill man is one of two men to be jailed for more than 12 years for a sophisticated and complex insurance fraud scam.
Masi Naqshbandi, 27, was sentenced to seven years and three months for conspiracy to defraud, at Croydon Crown Court on Friday (3). He had initially denied the charge, but was convicted in July after a five week trial.
Fellow defendant Sabaoon Hillaman, 24, from Greenford, received four years and 10 months imprisonment for the same charge, which he had already admitted.
Two men have been jailed for life for the murder of 21 year-old Rico Gordon from Notting Hill.
Shakah Anderson and Rickel Adams were convicted last week of the murder of Rico, who was caught up in a gun battle in Bristol in the early hours of July 3 last year.
He was an innocent bystander in a confrontation between two rival gangs from London and died after a bullet ricocheted and hit him in the head.
A pedestrianised part of Norland Road will get a dramatic makeover to boost its appearance and stop illegal traffic.
The section of the street south of Queensdale Road has been closed to vehicles since 1983, and was transferred to Kensington and Chelsea Council from neighbouring Hammersmith and Fulham in 1996.
But the bollards restricting access have repeatedly been removed so that cars can illegally enter to hunt for a parking space, a problem which has worsened since the opening of the nearby Westfield shopping centre.