October 2012 Archives
A TODDLER has been found dead in her cot after becoming entangled in the cord from a window blind at her home in Notting Hill.
The young girl is thought to be Alexandra Lucy Hoegh, the daughter of Morten Hoegh, a Norwegian shipping and oil tycoon with an estimated fortune of £175million.
More than 170 passengers were trapped for nearly an hour on a Central Line train stuck in a tunnel near Holland Park earlier this morning.
The train is thought to have hit a metal object which fell off an engineering train, on the track which damaged one of the rails.
Passengers were eventually moved on to another Central Line train which pulled up behind the stricken service.
But with the Central Line remaining suspended throughout the morning rush hour, thousands of commuters suffering travel chaos.
AN ENVELOPE of excrement has been found in a Conservative party building on Manor Street Chelsea this morning.
The Bomb disposal unit, police and the ambulance service were called to the Kensington and Chelsea Conservative's building on Manor Street at 9:30 this morning after reports of a smelly suspect package which turned out to be an envelope full of poo.
The Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea is aiming to raise £250,000 for a vital piece of surgical equipment which has already saved the life of a Chelsea woman.
Five years ago Alexandra Dixon, who was then 33, was told she had a brain tumour. She became the first person in London to benefit from the revolutionary surgical tool called a Sonowand which had been flown from Europe to treat her.
SQUATTERS have moved into one of Chelsea's oldest pubs after the owners failed in their attempt to have it turned into a residential property.
The 17 squatters moved into the Cross Keys pub on Lawrence Street, just over a week ago as the once popular watering hole was boarded up by the owner Andrew Bourne, who said it was no longer turning a profit.
A LEAKED list of fire stations earmarked for closure includes two in the Royal Borough, presenting 'the biggest threat to London Fire Brigade since the Luftwaffe.'.
The secret hit list includes Kensington and Knightsbridge, and has caused outrage throughout the borough with residents and councillors angered at being deceived and worried that response times to fires will dramatically increase if fire stations were to close.
A PIONEERING new £80million school building with unisex toilets, a glass roof and a swimming pool opened its doors to the Chronicle last week for a first peek at the development.
The original Holland Park School building, opened in 1958, was then seen as a flagship for education as one of Britain's first comprehensive schools. But now, it has been demolished to make way for another six storey school building, which the current crop of teachers and the 1,350 pupils will move into next month.
TWO MEN were arrested for burglary in Chelsea last night on the first day of Operation Autumn Nights, an MPS wide seasonal awareness campaign to combat burglary, robbery and anti social behaviour.
Officers on patrol responded to an alarm sounding at a shop in the Kings Road, Chelsea in the early hours of this morning, where they found the door to the shop smashed and items of clothing taken.
THE sister of a young girl whose muscles are slowly turning to bone is to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for research into the rare disease.
Seanie Nammock, 16, has Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP), also known as Stone Man Syndrome, which causes muscles, tendons, ligaments and other connective tissues to turn to bone.
A KENSINGTON beauty is competing against 75 contestants from across the world at the 52nd Miss International 2012 competition in Japan.
Alize Lily Mounter who placed 4th in Miss World last year, giving her the title of Miss UK and Miss World Europe, is hoping to follow on from her success at Miss World, and bring the title home to the UK.