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Kelly’s keys to calm

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As I type this, Sammy is sitting opposite. His huge eyes stare into mine. However bad-tempered I may be, he proffers nothing but love in return. He is always pleased to see me, and not just if I prepare his…

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Digging deep

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The whole grizzly question of basements under houses and neighbouring land is under consultation at the moment and if you would like to have your say you can. Questions being raised are why does the council want to restrict basements…

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Riding stable needs our help

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The riding stables under the Westway, run by Sarah Tuvey (in pic by Patricia Niven) for 20 years, needs our help to survive as its lease runs out in February and the Westway Trust says it won’t be renewing it….

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Pass on a poem

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This week’s poem is by Norman MacCaig (Scottish, 1910-1996) BY ACHMELVICH BRIDGE Night stirs the trees With breathings of such music that they sway, Skirts, sleeves, tiaras, in the humming dark, Their highborn heads tossing in disarray. A floating owl Unreels…

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Queen Victoria Talking Statue

Talking heads

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Kensington Gardens is taking part in London’s Talking Statues project so that you can indulge your eccentric self by having an early morning chat to the Queen Victoria statue, sculpted by her daughter Princess Louise, outside the palace. Better wear…

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Wow factor at open house weekend

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This year’s Open House weekend’s theme is Revealing, which is supposed to get us thinking about our environment and issues that could improve it. Like less noise. Less noisy electric drills. More garden squares. Lower houses that let the light…

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