If anything positive has emerged from this disaster, it has been the willingness of the famous and well-connected, many who live or work in the Notting Hill area and surrounding neighbourhoods to contribute their expertise to the relief efforts or just voice support for the many causes fighting the wrongs that led to the tragedy.
Burberry’s Christopher Bailey is in defiant mood. He has reclaimed the label’s classic checks once favoured by so-called chavs and football hooligans showing the creations alongside an idiosyncratic photography exhibition, Here We are.
Parsons Green? When news filtered in of an ‘incident’ at a west London train station, you had to do a double take to be sure it was actually the same idyllic neighbourhood with the ample green park families seem to luxuriate in every time harried neighbouring Fulhamites rushed past . The hustle and bustle from the butt-end of the King’s Road is drowned out by the civilised mellow pace of life in this genteel part of town. Well, it turned out to be southwest London, although it really was just a quirk of geography due to its close proximity to its west London neighbours Fulham and Chelsea. TO BE CONTINUED…
Explore the Gherkin, drop into number 10, see Erno Goldfinger’s masterpiece brutalist Trellick Tower, clamber up BT Tower and watch the whole city spread out below you at the top of the Shard.
They are a motley gathering made up of normal folk, compulsive obsessives, publicity seekers, conspiracy theorists, even an octogenarian code-breaker from WW2 and the odd nutter, all united in a common purpose. To keep the memory of late Diana, Princess of Wales alive. They see themselves as the self-appointed custodians of her legacy. Fighting for her rights, correcting every percieved slight, rewriting every bit of misinformation. But even the staunchest in this group of Diana loyalists admit this can’t go on forever. On another anniversary of her tragic death in a Paris underpass, the number of bouquet, posters, mementoes, dolls, candles, press cuttings and cards have dwindled. Even though KP’s iconic gilded gates, has once more been transformed into a giant pinboard, festooned with all shades of opinion and invectives, there is less room to tack such items to since the facade was scaled back and redesigned in a recent refurbishment. There is now less photo opportunities for agitators and tourists. RELATED STORY: Dine with Diana T he band of loyal fans who make the annual …
Princess Diana could have had her pick of fashionable dining establishments in and around her Kensington Palace residence but she instead found her way to a tiny nondescript eatery in Notting Hill, west London.
Why You Won’t See Tonnes of Concrete Barriers at this year’s Notting Hill carnival as Police explore new forms of technology to track crime, prevent terrorism and keep Londoners including tourists safe.
Guardian columnist and social commentator Polly Toynbee together with David Walker have examined policies of the coalition government and led writers, polemicists and west London residents to debate the scourge of inequality under the Tory-led coalition in a session titled: How the Tories took Britain to the Brink. Follow our live coverage from Notting Hill’s Book and Kitchen and contribute your comments, arguments and observations to the discourse. What are the effects of an unequal society? Post your comments on our live blog (below) from 18:30hrs on Wednesday 15 April 2015. [*Below is unedited live commentary from the event. Comments can still be posted at the end]
Alexander McQueen is proving to be a big beast at V&A’s blockbuster exhibition, Savage Beauty. The posthumous celebration of the ingenuity of the late British designer has not only exceeded expectations, it is on its way to rivalling the spectacle at the original show of the same title held at America’s Metropolitan Museum of Art (MoMa) which became one of the 10 most visited exhibitions at the museum in 2011.
The United Kingdom general elections will be held on Thursday 7 May 2015 from 07:00hrs to 22:00hrs BST. Below is a background guide to the prime ministerial contenders, main political parties, and general electoral procedures. End of Fixed-Term Parliament and Short Campaign Begins Parliament was dissolved on 31 March thus marking the end of the coalition government and parliamentarians who ran the country from 2010 to 2015. It also marked the official beginning of the short campaign to canvass for votes. Read more: #GE2015: Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail #GE2015: How to Survive the Elections UK Parliament The United Kingdom parliament also known as Westminster has 650 seats up for grabs and all the major parties pour huge resources into electioneering campaigns to secure victory. The party or coalition of parties that wins 326 seats in a first-past-the-post system is called to form the government by her Majesty the Queen. To be declared a member of parliament, a candidate simply has to win more votes than an opponent, not a majority of the …