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Garden waste scheme binned

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It’s pitchforks at dawn. We have been told that the council will no longer be collecting our garden waste every fortnight. It was such a great and loved plan … we were all given strong green bags to fill with…

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Photography in the park

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I am always amazed by what our local parks come up with and this latest trio of photography workshops look amazing. Dates are: 12th April, 25th May and 29th June and each workshop is led by a wildlife expert. I…

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Wild Blue Cohort: angel investing in local businesses

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David Barrie, a social entrepreneur who transforms urban economies, has started an organisation which links local start-up businesses with local Angel investors. Called Wild Blue Cohort, the group invests in businesses which offer growth and high returns but also benefit local life….

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Eight basement developments halted by planners

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Planning enforcement officers ordered work on eight basement developments to stop in a single day, Tuesday 17th March, as developers were failing to stick to agreed Construction Traffic Management Plans (CTMP). The crackdown followed close work between planners and residents who…

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Crimewatch for local retailers

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A free half-day workshop for retailers covering retail theft and fraud, street crime and working with the police and within the law. On Monday 23rd March, Morning 9am – 1.15am, Afternoon 1.30pm –5.45pm. At Kensington Town Hall, The Small Hall, Hornton…

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Bollywood night

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Rugby Portobello Trust are having a Bollywood Night, drinks, three course dinner with wine, entertainment, probably a snake charmer? music and dance. The invitation says men should wear a Kurta Pajama or a sherwani among other things and ladies get…

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Discover Room to Read

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Working as a bookseller in The Notting Hill Bookshop I am lucky to be surrounded by enthusiasm and passion for books on a daily basis. Wanting to share this energy I began to volunteer for Room to Read, a charity…

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Rouge up for Red Nose Day

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It is Red Nose Day. Rouge up and do something daft while hopefully raising money – which is the main idea. Tonight check out the brilliant line up (Vicar of Dibley yay), hit the red button (I have just found…

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Memorable McQueen

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Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty is an exciting and glamorous and sometimes scary journey from the beginning. It is everything that is expected and more, with many people looking at the amazing couture saying the same thing, that the creations look…

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Notting Hill Property

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2 bedroom flat to rent on Longridge Road SW5

This is a really stunning flat in this period conversion with its own private patio garden. Recently refurbished, this property is presented in excellent condition with tasteful furnishings. The flat benefits from its own entrance and features a separate kitchen,…