January 2013 Archives
CHELSEA BARRACKS Action Group are rejoicing over the news that plans for the £3billion development of the 13 acre site have been put on hold by the Qatari owners.
Chelsea Barracks is the Qataris biggest single investment in London and was due to include 450 luxury houses and 123 affordable homes.
A MAN plunged to his death from scaffolding four storeys high on Cromwell Road Sunday morning, resulting in the road being closed for a number of hours.
Police were called to the scene by concerned passers by who saw the man climbing up the scaffolding at Cromwell road at 11:04am.
Fire crews were called to a roof fire affecting an art gallery and offices on Albemarle Street in Mayfair this afternoon
Around half of the roof of the five floor building was damaged in the blaze and firefighters removed several pictures and sculptures to safety. Around 30 people left the building before the Brigade arrived.
Ten fire engines from Soho, Kensington, Westminster, Lambeth, Paddington, Clerkenwell, Dowgate, Southwark, and Euston fire stations attended the scene with 72 firefighters and officers. The Brigade was called at 1239 and the fire was under control by 1601
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
SERVICES for children and young adults with autism are to increase in the borough.
Kensington and Chelsea Council has announced its intention to build a specialist autism department at Barlby School.
Notice has been given in accordance with section 19(1) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 that the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea intends to make an alteration to Barlby Primary School, Barlby Road, beginning in September 2013.
FRIENDS of Holland Park are rejoicing this week after learning that a planning application to have the opera canopy remain all year has been withdrawn.
The Friends of Holland Park Committee campaigned against the planning application saying that the public's enjoyment of Holland Park would be compromised if the canopy were allowed to become a permanent feature.
A WOMAN has raised an impressive £25,000 in three months to pay for research into a rare disease suffered by her teenage sister.
Sinead Nammock, 22, is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and has held numerous events to help reach her target.
HAVE YOU received a HMV gift card from a well-intentioned aunt for Christmas only to find they're now worthless?
All is not lost. King's Road restaurant, Big Easy is offering a complimentary classic frozen margarita in exchange for an HMV gift card or voucher of any value.
CONTROVERSIAL plans to build a giant modernist structure for the new Iranian Embassy in Kensington and Chelsea have been withdrawn.
Plans for the ultra-modern building, which would have been built just around the corner from their old embassy which was the scene of the Iranian embassy siege of 1984, were submitted to the council in May 2011.
WESTMINSTER and Knightsbridge Fire Stations remain at risk this week after the Mayor of London today announced he will use his powers to ensure 12 fire stations across London will close.
The Mayoral directive will be used to block the Fire Authority's rejection of the proposal to close 12 fire stations at yesterday's meeting, allowing the proposed consultation into the cuts to go ahead.
A BESPOKE arts programme aimed at preparing young people for jobs in the growing creative and cultural sector has been launched in Kensington and Chelsea College.
'Work at Art' gives young people aged 16-19, with or without previous educational qualifications or art experience, the chance to gain creative and cultural job related skills and qualifications. It also taps into the college's strong partnerships with creative and cultural venues across London to offer students access to exclusive visits and training opportunities.